After searching through my vouchers and coupons folder I found $850 of AA gift cards that worked out just perfect for a 5 night trip to Aruba. The flights worked well as we can fly non-stop to Miami and then direct to Aruba. I’ve got some 500 mile upgrades as well that may get credited with my platinum status. The ticket cost was $500 each and after the vouchers came to $199.90 out of pocket. That and a free room is my kind of trip.
Our hotel is the Westin Aruba Resort and Casino. The category is cat 4 at 10,000 points per night or $342 (not). I did the 5th night free option so 40K in SPG points. Early January is the coldest month on Hilton Head so our timing appears fine. And word has it, they have a casino onsite. That may increase my trip cost somewhat????