Starwood Cash and Points Math Mishaps: Don’t Forget the Tax Factor

Tweet When planning Starwood hotel stays, I often try and figure out if it’s best to use points outright or to use cash and points.  At one point, I concluded that cash and points is always a more valuable use of points.  I no longer think that is necessarily true, as it depends on the […]

Southwest 50,000 point Sign Up Bonus is Back

Tweet is currently advertising (once again) for their 50,000 point sign up bonus.  This happens about once every 3 months or so. For 80% of people (yes, that’s a stat I just made up) who wish to fly domestically, there isn’t a better bonus than the 50,000 Southwest points.  If you’re able to get a […]

Daily Getaways: June 17 – 21

Tweet Sorry that I didn’t get this posted on the 17th.  The post was all set to publish yesterday, but I was having trouble getting online.  Hopefully you’ll get this in time to act on promotions starting on the 18th. Every weekday until July 12th, if you are a traveller you should be checking out […]

Promotions, Expiration Dates, and Other Travel News You Don’t Want to Miss

Tweet Here’s a quick list of important travel related events and happenings … 35% Transfer Bonus American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways as of June 7th, 2013. Since I’m a fan of Avios I transferred about 100,000 Membership Reward points into 135,000 Avios.  A lot of folks don’t suggest speculatively transferring to Avios, but […]