Sweet Spots for World of Hyatt Award Redemptions
Hyatt assigns each of its properties a category, then sets award rates for each. This makes it easy to spot sweet spot hotel redemptions that have high cash rates and low points rates. Check out our favorite Hyatt sweet spots and an explanation of how the World of Hyatt award chart works.
Rakuten Promotion Offers 4,000 Bonus Points for New Members
Rakuten (formerly known as eBates) is offering new members $40 cash back or 4,000 bonus Membership Rewards points just by signing up for a new account and linking your account to a Membership Rewards-earning card. We will show you step-by-step how to take advantage of this solid offer.
Earn a Southwest Companion Pass Through 2025 With Southwest Credit Cards
The Southwest Companion Pass is arguably the most valuable perk in airline travel today. If you want to earn a Companion Pass through to the end of 2025, now is the time to start planning your card application strategy to ensure you can maximize the number of months you hold the pass. Check out our latest strategy guide on how to pick up the Companion Pass for the better part of two years by leveraging Southwest credit cards.
What You Need To Know About the Sonesta Travel Pass Loyalty Program
The Sonesta Travel Pass program is one of the fastest growing in the U.S., and the brand now has over 1,200 properties worldwide. The growth is so impressive that the program is worth a closer look to see if it is right for you.
How To Upgrade American Airlines Flights With AAdvantage Miles
You can use miles to upgrade your American Airlines flights. How much will it cost? That depends on several factors. Let us show you how to upgrade with miles, the costs, how to find mileage upgrade availability, and how the request a mileage upgrade.
The Complete Guide to Earning American Airlines Miles and Loyalty Points
Earning American Airlines AAdvantage Miles and building up a hefty sum of Loyalty Points are critical steps to helping you work towards your next redemption and flying in style — with lots of benefits. In this post, we dive into all of the ways to earn AA miles and Loyalty Points.
Bask Bank Raises Rates on Cash-Interest Savings Account
Bask Bank is best known as the bank that offers an innovative AAdvantage®-mile-earning savings account. In December 2021, Bask Bank expanded by adding a new traditional cash-interest savings account. And Bask has led the way in increasing interest rates. As of today, savers now earn 5.1% APY or 2.5 AAdvantage® mile per $1 saved per year. Here are some reasons you should consider splitting your savings between mileage-earning and cash interest.
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Shortens Expiration Policy From 18 to 12 Months
Hertz recently shortened its expiration policy without any notice to members. As of October 8, 2023, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points now expire if you do not have qualifying activity on your account in 12 months — instead of the previous policy of every 18 months. Even worse, Hertz isn't as generous with what qualifies as earning or redeeming activity. Here's what you need to know to save your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points.
The Best ANA Mileage Club Award Sweet Spots
With the seemingly constant devaluations in U.S. frequent flyer programs, those looking to maximize their points and miles should look further afield. Foreign programs can offer tons of value if you know where to look. A great example is ANA Mileage Club, offering multiple sweet spots worth your hard-earned rewards.
A Complete Guide to the AAdvantage Dining Program
One of the best ways to boost your balance of AA miles is with the AAdvantage Dining Program. Simply create an account, link a card, and watch the miles roll in whenever you dine at a partner restaurant. It's that easy! In this guide, we're walking you through the entire process.
Benefits of Booking Award Flights via the Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal
In addition to transferring to over a dozen airline and hotel partner programs, collecting Ultimate Rewards also provides access to the Chase Travel Portal. There, cardmembers can redeem points for a variety of travel, including airfare, hotels, cruises, and car rentals. Each option can offer substantial value under the right circumstances.
Do Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Expire?
Chase Ultimate Rewards are one of the strongest points currencies out there. Cardholders can earn Ultimate Rewards points through several cards. Plus, you can use them for travel rewards through the Chase travel portal or by transferring them to Chase's transfer partners. Furthermore, you don't have to worry about Chase points expiring as long as you keep at least one Chase Ultimate Rewards-earning card open.
How To Use the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal
The Chase Travel Portal makes it easy to find and book travel with your points at a fraction of the normal cost. For those without the time to spend hours searching for award availability and analyzing award charts, this may be the best way to get solid value from your Ultimate Rewards points. Check out our complete guide to booking with the Chase portal.
Status Match Promotion With citizenM: Is It Worth It?
The citizenM brand has launched a status match promotion. Hotel and airline elites can status match to mycitizenM+ for a fee. Once matched, your complimentary status is valid for a year. What is this program, and what does it offer? Let us show you.
Supercharge Your Miles with the AAdvantage eShopping Portal
American Airlines offers a lucrative shopping portal called AAdvantage eShopping. Use this portal to supercharge your AA earnings with minimal effort and no additional spending. In this post, we'll walk you through how using the AA portal could earn you a ton of miles on your regular purchases and accelerate your path to elite status.
Chase Ultimate Rewards vs. American Express Membership Rewards: Which Is Better?
American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards are highly valuable currencies to earn. Although they have a lot in common, earning and redeeming points can vary between the pair. Which is better?
Chase Extends Pay Yourself Back: Categories, Dates, and What You Need to Know
Chase's Pay Yourself Back is now a staple for redeeming Ultimate Rewards points and has recently been expanded to Southwest and Aeroplan credit cards. Now, Chase Sapphire, Freedom, Ink, Southwest, United, and Aeroplan-branded cards can all use Pay Yourself Back to offset eligible purchases with a bonus. These are the eligible redemptions through the end of 2023.
Complete Guide to the Choice Privileges Loyalty Program
Choice Privileges is an underrated hotel loyalty program that can provide excellent value to road-trippers and value-minded travelers. Between lucrative promotions and modest redemption rates, there's a lot to love about the Choice Privileges program. Here's what you need to know to maximize this underappreciated program.
Should You Care About Fiesta Americana Rewards, a New Hotel Program?
The Fiesta Americana Rewards program is a relative newcomer in the loyalty program market. Focused primarily on resorts and hotels in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, is it the right program for you? Read on to find out more.
Aeroplan HotelSavers Program Now Has a Fourth Night Free for Cardholders
The Air Canada Aeroplan HotelSavers program lets you use your points to book hotels stays with up to a 30% discount at 39 hotels brands worldwide. Furthermore, if you hold a Aeroplan co-branded credit card, you can receive a fourth night free on your award bookings through December 31, 2024. But is it worth it? Let's run through some examples to find out.
Do Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Expire?
Southwest Rapid Rewards points do not expire as long as your account remains open. All your points will be forfeited if you close your Southwest Rapid Rewards account. With no expiration deadline, you can focus your efforts on booting your points balance toward your next redemption.
Ins and Outs of the InterContinental Ambassador Program
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has a unique loyalty program structure. Its free-to-join IHG One Rewards program has five different elite status tiers, but there's also the InterContinental Ambassador Program. This stand-alone loyalty program provides exclusive benefits and personalized services, and there's no way to earn your way in. What do you get with this paid membership? Let's take a closer look.
21 Airlines You Can Book Using American Airlines AAdvantage Miles
You can redeem American miles to fly to most major destinations worldwide, including many you couldn't reach on flights operated by American Airlines. From Oneworld airlines like British Airways and Japan Airlines to non-alliance partner airlines like Etihad Airways and Fiji Airways, this article discusses all of the AAdvantage partner airlines you can utilize when redeeming American Airlines miles.
The Trick To Using the Virgin Atlantic Monthly Award Calendar
A handy trick lets Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members to search for awards using the calendar search, despite Virgin removing this option from its website a while back. Here's how to unlock month-by-month award searching on Virgin's website.
The Unofficial Delta SkyMiles Award Chart for Flights from the U.S.
Delta Air Lines uses dynamic pricing for its award flights, which can sometimes make prices astronomical. High prices make it hard to know if you're getting good value from your SkyMiles, so we've assembled an unofficial award chart to showcase what you should expect to pay on your next Delta award flight.