With flights secured to Italy in April, I set out to find some family friendly hotels in Europe bookable with points. Our inbound flight lands in London, and we’re flying
Hyatt’s loyalty scheme is intriguing to me for the following reasons: Their award chart, on average, has very favorable value per point Hyatt is a 1:1 transfer partner of Chase
Update: Looks like they’ve stopped allowing Hilton accounts to be linked and the option to pay with Hilton points is currently unavailable. Most likely dead, but it may come back
After recording the most recent Milenomics² Podcast I realized that I conflated the Hyatt SLH partnership with LHW into something that doesn’t exist, calling it “Small Leading Ho..
I was saying on last week’s Milenomics² Podcast how I’ve never gotten a “gonzo” complimentary suite upgrade at any hotel. See: Podcast: Liquidating Air Travel Credits and Triple ..
I’ve given up on getting under 5/24. There are just too many other good cards out there and Chase keeps moving the goal posts. See: New Chase 48 Month Sapphire Rule:
Amex refer-a-friend links for their Hilton cards have been updated to match the best available offers: Amex Hilton $0 annual fee 100,000 for $1,000 Amex Hilton Ascend $95 annual
I wanted to briefly follow-up on my recent posts on St. Kitts and Nevis. We enjoyed the trip very much overall, but invariably I find myself chasing details associated with
A variety of Amex Hilton credit cards offer “free” weekend nights at Hilton properties. Some earned them as a signup bonus on the card anniversary, like the $75 Amex Hilton
So we’re enjoying the pool at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, chatting with a couple that checked in the same time as us. We ask them where they went for
Quick Summary: We just got back from the Park Hyatt St. Kitts as part of a deal that included a generous property credit and 4th night free. The property is
I’m just back from Soave Italy via Des Moines, Iowa. (I know.) I’m also just off my most miserable hotel stay in a long time.To be fair, the problem had
Welcome to another edition of Shop Talk, our podcast on paper. This week we’re going to discuss hotel elite status. A big part of the Milenomics mindset is to Be
Quick Summary: We just completed a stay at the St Regis Washington DC. Although it’s a very nice property, don’t expect a lot of leverage out of SPG Platinum status.
Update (8/4/2018): According to datapoints on FlyerTalk, the Citi Prestige Concierge is no longer allowing 4th night free to stack with Hyatt Prive benefits. No word whether Ritz..
We’re just back from a stay at the Marriott Munich. This is the second trip in a row we’ve stayed at a Marriott proper in Europe and although the accommodations
Greetings from the Hyatt Grand Cypress in Orlando. I’m having a stay here that is just, well, off. There is not one thing I could point to as catastrophic but
Quick Summary: It’s possible to stack the Citi Prestige 4th night free benefit with free night offers at hotels like the Four Seasons. You can pay with Citi ThankYou points
I realize in the big scheme of things, the complimentary toothbrush and toothpaste found in most mid-to-high end hotel rooms is minimal. But, based on a recent stay at the
Welcome to another edition of This Week in Bank Points where we examine the pros and cons of booking various forms of travel with flexible bank points like Chase Ultimate
You guys know I’m a huge fan of vacation rentals. From saving on food to 2 TVs to that all important closing door I recently mentioned it’s hard for me to
Mark this under Speculative, but Marriott is sending out e-mails to Marriott Rewards enticing Marriott Rewards Members to add their birthdays. This is a quick way to possible inc..
We’re just back from a week in Southern California during our April school break. Our focus was Disneyland and a stay at the Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara in Carlsbad.