Joining The Mile High Club In Your Seat, Keeping Your Travel Plans Organized & More!

Woo hoo, it’s the 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!

Continue reading “Joining The Mile High Club In Your Seat, Keeping Your Travel Plans Organized & More!”

Advertisements

New IHG Promotion Gives Bonus Points, Discounted Rates AND A Discount On Gas

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.

Continue reading “New IHG Promotion Gives Bonus Points, Discounted Rates AND A Discount On Gas”

IHG Has A New Credit Card – Here’s How It Compared To Its Predecessor

The IHG Rewards Club Select credit card from Chase had some of the most valuable benefits of any card out there. Just for paying the $49 a year annual fee, you received a free night at any IHG hotel worldwide, Platinum IHG status and a 10% rebate on reward stays. As what eventually happens to all great things, the Rewards Club Select card is no longer (well, it’s no longer available for new applications). So what about it’s new, flashy replacement, the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card? Continue reading “IHG Has A New Credit Card – Here’s How It Compared To Its Predecessor”

It’s Time To Sign Up For Hotel Promotions

If you’re like me, there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Because of that, I tend to put things on the back burner if they’re not due right away. So I haven’t even noticed that the hotel chains have all started their newest round of promotions. As it turns out, not all is lost as many offers are very “procrastinator friendly” this time around.  Instead of waiting until the last minute, take a few minutes right now to sign up. That’s what I’m going to do. That way you won’t forget and end up missing out on free points.

Continue reading “It’s Time To Sign Up For Hotel Promotions”

The Saga of The Stolen IHG Points, Disneyland Event Ending, The New SkyMiles Deals & More

Happy Sunday, friends and for those who are celebrating, Happy Mother’s Day! Sharon and I have come across a lot of interesting travel-related articles this week – here are some of our favorites.

Continue reading “The Saga of The Stolen IHG Points, Disneyland Event Ending, The New SkyMiles Deals & More”

Margaritaville Expands, Easy SPG Points, The Newest Harry Potter Ride, Getting A Free Night At A Better Hotel + More

Hi y’all! Here are some travel articles we’ve read this week that we thought you might find interesting!

atlantic-219840_1280

Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group, where we talk about travel (including Disney parks), creative ways to earn frequent flyer miles and hotel points, how to save money on or for your trips, get access to travel-related articles you may not see otherwise, etc. We’d love to see you there!

Like this post? Please share it! We have plenty more just like it and would love if you decided to hang around and clicked the button on the top (if you’re on your computer) or the bottom (if you’re on your phone/tablet) of this page to follow our blog and get emailed notifications of when we post (it’s usually just two or three times a day). Or maybe you’d like to join our Facebook group, where we talk and ask questions about travel (including Disney parks), creative ways to earn frequent flyer miles and hotel points, how to save money on or for your trips, get access to travel  articles you may not see otherwise, etc. Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did You Win The Destination Lottery? (a.k.a.: IHG Announces The Next Group of PointBreak Hotels)

I’m a fan of IHG hotels and often find oversized value in the IHG Rewards Club program. IHG has a large number of hotels at various price points so everyone can be involved in the Rewards Club program and feel like they are getting something out of it. That may be a free night at a Holiday Inn Express just off the interstate or a stay at the InterContinental in Tokyo.

intercontinental-tokyo-4063679725-2x1

One of IHG’s ongoing promotions is the PointBreak program. Every three months, IHG releases a list of hotels where you can redeem award nights at a significantly reduced rate. This used to be set at 5,000 points for all hotels on the list but in January they changed the program so rooms can now cost from 5,000 to 15,000 points a night. When they made these changes, my hope was that some of the nicer hotels that were missing from recent lists would start showing up again. Finding a hidden gem for a big discount was always part of the appeal of PointBreaks. When I look at this list, that doesn’t seem to be happening. The list is somewhat underwhelming and isn’t doing much to generate excitement from me about the future of PointBreak. .  Continue reading “Did You Win The Destination Lottery? (a.k.a.: IHG Announces The Next Group of PointBreak Hotels)”