- 2 Hyatt 1-4 category free night certificates:
- 2 Priority Club Free Night Certs
- Numerous One Day Club Passes (yep, I’m giving those away soon)
- 2 Hyatt Amenity Certs
- 2 $750 UA Vouchers
- 85k and 40k Alaska Miles
- 67k Choice Privilege Points
- 65k Priority Club Points
- $1800 of Hyatt Certs
- $200 American Airlines Gift Card
I just had 3 Hyatt suite upgrades expire on me and that bothers me. I’m just not traveling enough, thinking enough, or maybe it’s a combination of both.
My stronghold positions are:
American Airlines miles, United/Continental combo, US Airways, Hilton Honors and SPG points. These are my “go to programs” and I have enough for my immediate travel needs.
I have a three ring binder where I keep all my “stuff” (account numbers etc) that seriously needs to be cleaned out. I keep individual envelopes for upcoming trips already booked where I try to put the related comps I’ll be using in the envelope. I have a file marked Vouchers and Coupons where I keep the valuables like the UA certs, Hyatt gift cards, and $200 American Airlines gift card credit.
I know in this crowd we have some brilliant collectors and tech savvy individuals (they can build databases and stuff).
So what do you do with your oddball stuff?
Do you invent trips to utilize this stuff?
Are you actively trading on Coupon Connection on FlyerTalk to consolidate your stash?
How are you storing, disseminating and tracking your unused goodies?
Now that I think about it, I have $250 of iCoupon’s hiding somewhere I’d better find as well. Found them Watch for those coming your way as prizes next week. Yep, next week is a giveaway week.
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