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Middle Age Miles News & Notes 3/3/20 – last day for Marriott reservations at old award rates; airline fee waivers; Amex Offers & transfer bonus for Hilton; Payce
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 3/3/20 – last day for Marriott reservations at old award rates; airline fee waivers; Amex Offers & transfer bonus for Hilton; Payce

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 3/3/20 – last day for Marriott reservations at old award rates; airline fee waivers; Amex Offers & transfer bonus for Hilton; Payce

On this Super Tuesday election day here in Texas and in other states, let’s take a much-needed break from AA shutdowns and cover several other topics of interest in the travel, credit card and points-and-miles world: 1 – Last Day…

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Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/10/20 – MGM; AA Vacations; Best Western; Hilton; Alaska; LifeMiles; Hyatt-AA
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/10/20 – MGM; AA Vacations; Best Western; Hilton; Alaska; LifeMiles; Hyatt-AA

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/10/20 – MGM; AA Vacations; Best Western; Hilton; Alaska; LifeMiles; Hyatt-AA

No doubt, the biggest news in the credit card/points-and-miles world this week has been the impending changes coming to the Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) card. We’ve been digesting that news and thinking through the CSR value proposition and strategies in…

Hilton Honors “Points Unlimited” Promo Is Underway
Hilton Honors “Points Unlimited” Promo Is Underway

Hilton Honors “Points Unlimited” Promo Is Underway

Summary of the Promotion From January 6 through May 3, 2020, you can earn bonus points on stays at Hilton-family properties, as follows: 2,000 bonus points for every stay (including your first stay); plus 10,000 bonus points for every 10…

Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles
Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles

Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles

Introduction When you are earning points and miles and considering possible redemptions, it is critically important to have a general understanding of the value of those points and miles.  All points and miles are not created equal! Thus, back in September 2018…

Points.com Has Returned to Top Cashback – Stack with Current Hotel Points Purchase Promotions!
Points.com Has Returned to Top Cashback – Stack with Current Hotel Points Purchase Promotions!

Points.com Has Returned to Top Cashback – Stack with Current Hotel Points Purchase Promotions!

Introduction and Background A few weeks ago in one of our News & Notes articles, we noted that Points.com was no longer available through the Top Cashback (TCB) shopping portal. This eliminated what we thought was the best portal option…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 10/4/19 – Chase World of Hyatt statement credit offer; Hilton-Lyft promo; Discovery hotel program double nights; Choice Privileges status match at Cambria
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 10/4/19 – Chase World of Hyatt statement credit offer; Hilton-Lyft promo; Discovery hotel program double nights; Choice Privileges status match at Cambria

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 10/4/19 – Chase World of Hyatt statement credit offer; Hilton-Lyft promo; Discovery hotel program double nights; Choice Privileges status match at Cambria

Here’s more News & Notes from Middle Age Miles as we near the end of the best gift-card buying week of the year, which has been keeping us quite busy! 1. Chase World of Hyatt card holders – $50 statement…

Round-Up of Fall 2019 Hotel Chain Points Promotions – Accor, Best Western, Choice, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Radisson
Round-Up of Fall 2019 Hotel Chain Points Promotions – Accor, Best Western, Choice, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Radisson

Round-Up of Fall 2019 Hotel Chain Points Promotions – Accor, Best Western, Choice, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Radisson

We thought it would be worthwhile to compile the Fall 2019 points promotions from major hotel chains in one place, so readers can compare. We’ve previously covered the major promotions from Hilton and Hyatt, but there are a number of…

Hilton Honors “Power Up” Double/Triple Points Promo Starts Today (September 9)
Hilton Honors “Power Up” Double/Triple Points Promo Starts Today (September 9)

Hilton Honors “Power Up” Double/Triple Points Promo Starts Today (September 9)

Summary of the Promotion From today (Monday, September 9) through January 5, 2020, earn double Hilton Honors (HH) base points on stays at Hilton-family properties. If you hold a Hilton Honors co-branded credit card from Amex and use it to…

How We Used Amex Hilton Card Benefits for an Incredible Stay & Experience in Versailles
How We Used Amex Hilton Card Benefits for an Incredible Stay & Experience in Versailles

How We Used Amex Hilton Card Benefits for an Incredible Stay & Experience in Versailles

This article is a way-out-of-sequence part of our Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France. Introduction In an article we published earlier this afternoon, we reviewed our Amex Hilton 2-card upgrade-downgrade strategy and the remarkable haul of…

Hilton Honors New Member Promo – Up to 7,500 Bonus Points After 2 Stays
Hilton Honors New Member Promo – Up to 7,500 Bonus Points After 2 Stays

Hilton Honors New Member Promo – Up to 7,500 Bonus Points After 2 Stays

Hilton has a small-but-useful promotion for new members – earn up to 7,500 bonus Hilton points after 2 stays. New members who sign up through the link on the dedicated landing page for this promotion will earn 2,500 bonus Hilton…