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Today we’re sponsored by ExpertFlyer. We’ve put up some of our finds, but you now have the opportunity to win One Year of Premium service for the best overall travel deal submitted. A great mileage run, mistake fare, partner promo, new card sign-up offer, or the special twist you figured out on a deal today. Add it to the comments section of the post to be eligible to win. Just add your “find” (along with your first name, last initial, and airport) to the comments tonight by 11:59pm EST. Good Luck and Good Hunting.
More of a luxury than a frugal stay, you can stay at the Park Hyatt in Chicago from $256/night which is 30% savings off the normal rate. If you haven’t joined JetSetter yet, you can do so here and we’ll both get $25 towards a purchase.
Lucky has a great post detailing US Airways off-peak awards, which can get you to Europe in Business class for as little as 55,000 miles if you’re a US Airways cardholder!
You may be able to get up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points when you sign up for the Extended Payment Option. Thanks Brian!
A couple of deals from readers this morning are:
John B from SNA – “USAirways is currently offering a 100% bonus on miles purchase up to an additional 100,000 miles”
John S – BOS – “You can get up to 2,450 UR points for free by utilizing Staples’ Easy Rebates program that is offering software for free after rebate. It is incredible easy as you just submit it online through their rebate center and a check will arrive in the mail! source: http://bit.ly/Hz4KT7″
Yesterday’s Winner of the 2500 AAdvantage® miles is Eddy with his tip “You can currently fly SFO-DWF-AUS roundtrip for around $171 all in on select dates. This is a great deal once you factor in the DEQ11 promotion for double EQM’s (valid only for AAdvantage members with an address on file in California, Texas, or Illinois)”. While this deal is now expired, it was a great offer out there yesterday. Eddy, please contact me at email@example.com so we can get you your prize.
Thanks to everyone that submitted a deal / tip, keep them coming.
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