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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.

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.

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.

Do Starbucks Rewards Stars Expire?

Starbucks Rewards Stars expire six months after the end of the month in which they were earned. Once expired, they cannot be reinstated. Here's a look at the policy and how to boost your earnings when visiting Starbucks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Do British Airways Avios Expire?

British Airways Avios expire if you have no activity on your account for 36 months. However, a wide range of activity will count towards keeping your balance alive, so there is no reason your BA Avios should ever expire.