TripAlertz.com is a private community of more than 10 million travelers worldwide, with member-only discounts on hotels and resorts of 20 to 67 percent off the leading public hotel sites. TripAlertz serves the custom needs of hotel partners by filling empty rooms in weaker occupancy periods, yet does not require “last-minute” booking to realize these great savings.
Today we’re sponsored by TripAlertz. We’ve put up some of our finds, but you now have the opportunity to win a $50 TripAlertz credit (you’ll need a TripAlertz account – Free) 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 ET. Good Luck and Good Hunting.
You can buy a $125 voucher towards a 50 minute or longer massage for $75 at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub in Las Vegas, located at the Venetian and Palazzo. If you aren’t a member of Rue La La, you can use my link if you want, but obviously do not have to do so.
The Fairmont VISA card from Chase is now live and offers two free nights after spending $1,000 within three months. The $95 annual fee is not waived for the first year.
FTD is offering 2,500 Hilton HHonors points with each purchase. Thanks MilesQuest!
Tomorrow is the last day to register for free Hyatt Platinum status if you have a VISA Signature card such as the Chase Sapphire PreferredSM Card.
Condé Nast Traveler and Tourism Ireland are giving away a trip for two to Ireland.
The Points Guy outlines how to maximize Avios points by using the points + cash option.
Yesterday’s Winner of the $50 Hertz Gift Card from AutoSlash is Deb B from BOS with the tip IHG the parent group of Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn Hotels, etc. is giving $75 prepaid cards to anyone staying in one of their hotels worldwide on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night for two nights. Signup available on Monday May 14th — http://www.ihg.com/get75. Deb, please email email@example.com to collect.
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