I’m usually not impressed by hotel promotions that tout discounted rates. The savings are often compared to the normal room rate and no one pays that. I mean, if you’re just a member of the hotel loyalty program, you can get a discounted price. I’ve found that AAA member rates are even lower. However, I’ll still check out the prices if I have an upcoming stay planned, just in case. Why throw away potentially free money, right? Well, it looks like this current IHG promotion might actually be worth looking into to.
AAA. It’s a name synonymous with travel. Most people associate them with the roadside assistance they provide when you have car trouble. But they also provides many other services, some travel related and others that seem to have nothing to do with automobiles.
For me, my first knowledge of AAA was their TripTik® maps. When we were going on a road trip, we’d tell AAA where we were going and they’d give us a road map with a route highlighted. For an obsessive planner, this was heaven. I remember looking at these things way before I could drive.
Times change and as you know, getting a map to your destination is now as easy as looking at your car’s GPS or pulling up an app on your phone.
Even though we no longer need the maps, I still have my membership and have no intention of getting rid of it. I use my AAA card for several other purposes:
Here’s an offer for everyone who has a card that earns ThankYou Points from Citi. It doesn’t require you even having a Citi credit card. If you’re staying at any hotel for two days, or more, you can save $50 off your bill. Depending on your situation, this can save you some serious money.
I (along with many others) received an email from Citi ThankYou Rewards this morning with the subject line:
Get $50 off any hotel stay when you book via the ThankYou(R) Travel Center.
I just used the ThankYou Travel Center to book a hotel for us in Knoxville so I’m somewhat familiar with how it works. Most people use it as the way to make a reservation for hotels, airlines and rental cars using ThankYou Points for payment. What most people don’t know is you don’t even need to use a single ThankYou point to make a booking.
Hi everyone! Here are the articles we’ve recently seen, written by others, that we learned from, made us think or maybe made us chuckle a little bit. We hope you enjoy them!
It’s that time of year again! Just as car rental companies offer dirt cheap $4.99-a-day rentals to get cars into Florida in the fall, they offer really nice prices on rentals to get them FROM Florida to lots of other places in the spring. So if you need to drive one-way from the Sunshine State to somewhere else in the U.S.A. during the next few months, now is the perfect time to make a reservation!
This Friday, I’m gonna take it easy. I’ve had a great couple of days visiting New York City (more on that soon) so I’m going to look at a relic from my travel past, the Entertainment Book, In the beginning of February I saw a post from Nick at Frequent Miler about a flash sale on the Entertainment Book. I did a double take. I didn’t realize that the Entertainment Book was even still around. I have a fondness for the book since it was the way we started staying at nice hotels without paying a lot of money. My family almost exclusively booked hotels for our summer vacations with discounts we found in the Entertainment Book. Continue reading “I Can’t Believe It. The Entertainment Book Still Exists”
Hi friends! Here are the articles we saw last week, written by other travel bloggers, that we learned from, made us think or maybe made us chuckle a little bit. We hope you enjoy them!
- While The Points Guy website tells you how to use points for Coachella, we managed to get the Holiday Inn Express in Palm Desert during Desert Trip for 20,000 points a night using alerts from Hotel Hustle.
- Following American Express, Mastercard and Discover’s lead, Visa will no longer require signatures for transactions.
- Tiffany at One Mile At A Time broke her own rule about dealing with call center representatives….
- …While Ben (also at One Mile At A Time) shared what he thinks is the cutest W Hotel he’s ever stayed at.
- Do you have to show your AAA card when you book with a discount? Some say no (and don’t even have one to begin with). I would never suggest this.
- The 2nd Avenue subway is open and is not like your usual subway experience.
- The similarity between points and bitcoin is that both can devalue overnight.
- I love looking at people’s best pictures list because there’s a story behind every picture.
- Having spent time in the Reno Airport before, a decent lounge is a nice addition. However, if it was there before I never would have won over $500 on a Star Wars slot machine while waiting for my flight.
- Alaska Airlines still has customer friendly policies. Forgetting them can cost you a bunch of points.
Did you read anything travel-related this week that you thought was interesting? Please share!
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