W Lakeshore Chicago Billing Issues

The W Lakeshore Chicago recently had a great sale on rooms starting at $67 per night.  I read reviews and it sounded like a decent hotel; not the best but not bad.  I decided I would book two weekends in February, one for my birthday and one for Presidents Day.  The … Read more

Hyatt Gold Passport Points Devaluation?

Are we in for an imminent Hyatt Gold Passport points devaluation? Yesterday I received an email offering a 40% point bonus when you purchase 10,000-55,000 points by October 25, 2016.  Unlike previous offers, this one is NOT targeted and anyone can purchase points at this rate.  Their last 40% bonus on … Read more

Australia with Miles and Points

Australia with Miles

I had an amazing time flying around the world on Alaska miles this past February for my birthday.  The news of Alaska’s doubling the cost of some partner airline redemptions, I decided it was time to plan my next big trip while my miles still had strong value.  I like … Read more

1,000 Free Starwood Preferred Guest Points

Today I received an email with instructions on how to earn an easy 1,000 free Starwood Preferred Guest points (SPG).  I do not know if this is a targeted promotion or not, so YMMV (your mileage may vary). First, download the SPG Mobile App onto your mobile device. Next, Log In … Read more