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.
Citi Prestige® Card
- Annual Fee: $450 fee
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The increase to 50,000 ThankYou points for the Citi Prestige card may be a signal that Citi wants back in the game, big time. The sign-up bonus has just been increased to 50K points from the previous 30K offer. An added benefit is a $250 annual air travel credit each calendar year -- so, if you sign up in April, you'll receive the credit this year, and again in January of next year -- which more than covers the $450 first year fee. When you add in lounge access for you and up to two of your guests, you’ve added another $400+ in value. One more benefit worth mentioning is the fourth night free for any four-night hotel stay booked through Wagonlit Travel. And lastly is the $100 statement credit when you sign up for Global Entry and pay for it using the Prestige card. Don’t forget the ever-growing number of airline transfer partners that work with the ThankYou points program.
- $250 Air Travel Credit each year
- Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay
- Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
- Points are redeemable for an $800 flight on American Airlines or US Airways®, a $665 flight on any other airline or $500 in gift cards.
- Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
- Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
- Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
- 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases