Today is the last day for the Northwest and Delta Pile on the Miles Promos. Get in that last partner activity today. Thanks Todd for the reminder.
Hyatt Platinum Offer
Sign up now and enjoy free Platinum status with Hyatt for the next four months. In addition the requirement to maintain that status until February of 2011 has been lowered to 5 eligible nights within the next 4 months.
This promotion works for new members as well as for upgrading existing members.
The requirements to upgrade to Diamond status have also been lowered. I’m not much on Hyatts as they just don’t seem to be where I am going, but many rave about the hotels and the FasterFree Nights promotion they hold every year. This status bump may be a big benefit when you stay at those high end freebies.
A Short Run at the World Series of Poker
The cards were just not with me this year as I played in 5 separate sit n go one table satellites and never came close. My finishes were 4th, 5th, 6th, 4th and 4th out of ten players in each tournament. I am disappointed, but that is poker. I only made two mistakes I know of in five games and will not try again this year as I reached my financial limit.
The MGM Grand Stay
This is my first time staying here and it is huge to say the least. The price is beyond understanding. The room rate is $49 per night and includes the Grand Buffet each day for all three meals. The promotion is now over but they can’t be making any money on me as I’m gambling elsewhere and do not drink or buy cheapie souvenirs. But I do leave a few tips for the maids and waiters so that is a good thing. The cab driver that brought me from the airport said that the number of visitors per month to Vegas is 1 million less per month. With approximately 145,000 available rooms that means about 4 extra empty nights per room per month.
If you get a chance to visit the City of Sin, I don’t think you’ll ever find better prices or promotions.
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49