I’m proud to announce our newest sponsor for Deal of the Day: TripAlertz. I just booked five nights in Aruba for the beginning of December. We’ll enjoy some time in the sun before we head to Australia for New Years.
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.
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.
Book a stay at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island $199/night and receive $600 of activities. Plus, if you book a hotel + air package of 4 nights or longer you can receive $250 in airfare credit or $400 when you stay 6 nights.
You can earn up to 6,000 bonus points from Priority Rewards by signing up and staying at one of their locations.
Lucky has a great post outlining how he chooses to use Starwood’s Cash + Points rate to make sure you maximize point value. (SPG’s cash & points is the my favorite redemption)
Air France has release their new 50% off award routes. For May-June you can travel on some routes for 50% off the usual award rate! Thanks Gary.
Some of the deals from this morning:
Adam K — 4500 free club Carlson points for signing up http://www.clubcarlson.com/privatePage.do?privateCode=EREWARDS — Promo code is: ERWD2012
AS With adult fare, kids fly for a penny on Seaport Airlines (K5). http://tinyurl.com/6mza2ft
Yesterday’s Winner of the $50 Hertz Gift Card from AutoSlash is Taylor H. with the tip $15 off any domestic roundtrip Virgin America flight (pay $10 for a $25 voucher): http://tinyurl.com/8848dzb. Taylor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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