How To Make Sure You Get All Your Points And Miles

There are many things you can do to earn points and miles. When you fly on a plane, stay at a hotel or rent a car, it’s up to you to make sure you get credit for all of these activities. Following these tips below will help make sure that you get all the miles and points you deserve:

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A Bad Week For MCO, The Funniest Airline Complaint Letter Ever, The 10 Rules of Flying, The Best US Airline, & More

Hip, hip, HOORAY….it’s Saturday! Sure hope you’re enjoying your weekend! Here’s a recap of what we wrote on YMMV this week. From great travel deals to what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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Act Now! Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards Merge Tomorrow!

In September 2016, Marriott completed the purchase of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Since then, the two hotel brands have been owned by the same company, but the loyalty programs of Starwood and Marriott have operated independently. There’s been some work to bring the products in line with one another by allowing you to transfer points between programs and matching status earned with one program with the other but you were still earning either Marriott points or Starwood points with each stay. Earlier in 2018, the date for the actual merger of the two programs was announced and the date is finally arrived and it’s only one day away. What should you do to make sure your accounts are prepared for the merger?

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YMMV Travel Deals: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

When we see travel deals, we always want to spread the word. So as we see them, we make sure to let you know. They run the gamut from hotels to flights to points to miles to car rentals and even stuff you need while you’ll traveling, like equipment, Uber discounts, theme park tickets, food for when you’re on the road, etc.

Heads up that some of these deals might be really limited in time or amount, or some could go on for days or longer. Some deals might be good for some people and not so much for others. There may be better deals out there and we just don’t know about them. We take no responsibility for any transaction you may or may not do; we’re just telling you what’s we’ve seen that’s out there at that very moment and it’s up to you to decide if it’s something useful, beneficial and worth it for you, and if you can take advantage of it before it’s too late.

Here’s what’s out there today:

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Don’t Forget To Bring This On Your Next Trip (Like I Did)

I’m usually good about remembering to bring things when I travel. Given, I still need to use a packing list but if that’s what I need to keep myself organized, so be it. This trip I didn’t bring something with me that I should have because I THOUGHT I didn’t have any use for it. Little did I know, before the end of my travel day I would end up wishing I had this item with me. I now know one thing I didn’t know before:

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