I have a challenge for you. Take a moment and ask yourself why you’re spending your time learning about points, miles, and other travel-related stuff. It might take a few moments to come up with an answer, I know I had to think about it for a while. It doesn’t matter what the answer is, just remember the answer.
Personally, I could think of two reasons.
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If you get a plane ticket with frequent flyer miles, your out-of-pocket costs are usually minimal. But if you’re paying for your tickets with money, you want to make sure you get the best rate possible.
Joe has written about how to find cheap airfare and everything he said is 100% true. But one thing he neglected to mention was airline promo codes.
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My first experience with IHG promotions was the “Surprises” deal when we wrote out 188 index cards to earn bonus points. I then learned about the IHG PointBreaks promotion by reading my favorite travel blogs. IHG used to publish a list of hotels every 3 months that were available for 5,000 points a night. This promotion was often used by bloggers to make the claim you could get 20 free IHG nights when signing up for the IHG co-brand credit card and its 100,000 points sign up bonus. While this was technically true if you booked for only hotels on the PointBreaks list (100,000 / 5,000 = 20), the possibility of doing that was very small.
Even though I knew that I would unlikely be able to use any of the hotels offered, I always looked at the list. Once, I was able to book a Candlewood Suites in El Paso, TX for 5,000 points for a stay before an early morning flight.
Then everything changed.
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Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
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Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
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