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Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/13/20 – Staples VGC deal; AS, AA, UA portal bonuses; Marriott issues & deals; Ticket Club

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/13/20 – Staples VGC deal; AS, AA, UA portal bonuses; Marriott issues & deals; Ticket Club

New week, new Middle Age Miles News & Notes column – several interesting things to cover today: 1 – Visa Gift Card deal underway at Staples From now through Saturday, January 18, purchase a $200 Visa gift card (VGC) in-store…

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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!

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…

Bonvoyed! Is Marriott’s “Unlock More” the Worst Major Chainwide Points Promotion Ever?

Bonvoyed! Is Marriott’s “Unlock More” the Worst Major Chainwide Points Promotion Ever?

Introduction Since Marriott Rewards fully transitioned to Bonvoy in February 2019, it has run one worldwide points promotion – the “Endless Earning” promotion for Summer 2019. The promotion was extremely weak. Basically, for a period of 2.5 months, a Bonvoy…

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…

Reminder – Marriott Bonvoy Peak/Standard/Off-Peak Pricing Starts Sept 14 – Make Your Award Reservations by Fri 9/13!

Reminder – Marriott Bonvoy Peak/Standard/Off-Peak Pricing Starts Sept 14 – Make Your Award Reservations by Fri 9/13!

We wanted to be sure to publish a reminder, a couple of days in advance, that Marriott Bonvoy will start Peak/Standard/Off-Peak pricing soon – on Saturday, September 14. For any upcoming plans at desirable Marriott properties and/or on potentially popular…