The Case For Cash Back: In this hobby we’re taught that transferring our points to airline/hotel partners is the way to maximize the value of our points. While that is true, there’s nothing wrong with cash back. There’s no right or wrong way to use your points. Cash back is another option you have.
40% Transfer Bonus To Marriott/Hilton: Transfer bonuses are nice because you use less of your transferable points. Currently you can get a 40% bonus when transferring your Membership Rewards points to Marriott or Hilton. Before doing this, make sure to crunch the numbers to make sure it makes sense to do so.
How To Use Positioning Flights: It can get annoying at times seeing these amazing flight deals pop up online from LAX to Tahiti for $200 round trip, when I don’t live in Los Angeles. While that doesn’t help, not all hope is lost to be able to take advantage of flight deals.
20% Transfer Bonus To Southwest: Well we don’t see this often! You can currently get a 20% bonus when you transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest. While many value Ultimate Rewards points very high, you need to crunch the numbers to make sure it makes sense to take advantage of this bonus.
Register For Hyatt’s Latest Promotion: Starting October 1, 2020 through January 4, 2021, you can earn triple points on eligible spending with Hyatt’s Bonus Journeys promotion. Hyatt points are very valuable as you can find properties for as low as 5K points/night! Consider registering because you never know when you’ll need to book a Hyatt stay.
Updated Hilton Cancellation Policies: There for a while, hotels were really rolling out the red carpet for us to come back with cutting back change and cancellation fees. Well it seems like the honeymoon is over as Hilton joins other hotel chains in going back to their old policies. It was fun while it lasted!
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