You can oftentimes get perks for just signing up for loyalty programs. Hotels will give free WiFi to even base members of their program, and having a rental car membership can help you skip the line at the airport counter. While people will usually sign up for these if they travel occasionally, one other place to join loyalty programs is often overlooked. Las Vegas.
Now, this article isn’t for the people who spend hours upon hours at the casino. Those people already know to get a club card to track their gambling. After all, that’s how casinos can tell how much you’re spending and provide you with comps for meals, shows, rooms or all three depending on how much money you
I’m also not talking to those who know how to parlay one type of hotel status into top tier status at one casino and then match that status at all the casinos by hopping from one to another and then turn that back into a different top tier hotel status. For those of you who do this, I salute your dedication.
This article is for people like Sharon and me. The ones who don’t really care that much about Las Vegas. We’ll visit every couple of years, spend a few days checking out some shows and seeing some sites we’ve never visited before, like the Neon Museum and the Pinball Hall of Fame. For people like us who don’t gamble, what’s the value in signing up for the Vegas loyalty programs? Turns out, quite a lot.
Here’s a breakdown of the five most common programs you’ll find in and around Vegas:
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Have you ever wondered what happens to the bars of soap that get left behind after you leave your hotel room? I always figured the open bars went to the garbage dump and the wrapped bars were left for the next guest. Well, that’s not necessarily the case, and in this society of trying to replace waste with recycling, that’s a great thing! It turns out there’s a company IN MY OWN FLIPPIN’ BACKYARD that’s collecting bunches of those soaps, melting them, and turning them into new bars of soap to give to people and countries in need.
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Hey y’all! Here are the articles we’ve recently seen, written by other travel bloggers and article writers, that we learned from, made us think or maybe made us chuckle a little bit. We hope you enjoy them!
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From new military loyalty cards to a report about someone who stayed in a Japanese capsule hotel, here are some stories we saw this week that we thought were interesting. We hope you will, too:
- Million Miles Secrets reported on Citibank adding Avianca to the Thank You Points program.
- Star Wars Pop-Up bars are the new thing, and as per Conde Nast Traveler and they appear to be for those with plenty of galactic credits to throw around.
- As per Frequent Miler, Chase added the ability to transfer directly from Ultimate Rewards to two more valuable partners, Aer Lingus and Iberia.
- Loyalty Lobby wrote about how SPG is back with their Birth Year promotion. We used this for a stay in Austria and it saved us a bunch of money.
- On a more negative note, View From the Wing reported that Singapore Airlines is going to start to charge more points for awards on partner airlines.
- Another downer is that AMEX is not going to offer any Small Business Saturday promotion this year. Oh well, it was good while it lasted. We appreciate One Mile At A Time for letting everyone know.
- Doctor of Credit reported that Caesars Entertainment launched new loyalty card for military. It also provides discounts at Wyndham Hotels, Norwegian Cruise Line and Hawaiian Airlines.
- We love stacking multiple offers because it’s a great way to save lots of cash and to earn points, too. The Points Guy reported on some reader success stories of doing just that!
- If you enjoy reading about other peoples’ trip reports, Wandering Aramean just posted one about his stay at a capsule hotel in Japan.
- Finally, in the “OMG, really???” category, No Mas Coach reported on how an Air France flight had to be cancelled due to a passenger who was caught masturbating. Yes, really. And the story of what happened afterwards is even more weird.
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