Starwood Cash and Points Vs. Starwood Points| Discover the Best Value Per Point

Tweet Around our home, we’re always dreaming about (and planning) our next trip. In 2012, we’re planning on doing a lot of traveling, and of course I don’t want to pay a lot for our travels.  We’ve got a decent amount of Starwood points that we’ve earned from the Starwood American Express, but not enough […]

Hotwire and Priceline: How to Guarantee the Lowest Price

Tweet Hotwire.com and Priceline are consistently the cheapest travel options.  Hotwire It is important to remember that both of these sites are opaque travel sites (you do not know some exact details when you book) so you must have some flexibility.  If you are unfamiliar with the opaque travel websites you should read an introduction […]

Save on Lodging: Swap Homes With Someone

Tweet Like most travel tips, this one is definitely not for everyone. Photo by cathycsus One of the growing fads in travel is exchanging homes with someone during your vacation.  Basically, you stay in their home and they stay in your home. Home Exchange is one of the larger players in the home exchange field. […]

I’m Enjoying A FREE Hotel This weekend

Tweet As you are reading this I am celebrating my nine year anniversary with my wonderful wife.  We are just north of Toronto in a place called Vaughan.  The best part of all?  We have a free hotel at the Vaughan-Southwest Holiday Inn Express and Suites. Had we not used our Priority Club points here […]

Hilton Hotels Best Rates Guaranteed – Is it Legit?

Tweet I have been having some difficulty with the Hilton Hotels brand best rate guarantee.  So far the guarantee seems like a corporate scam.  I’ll let you read on and be the judge. Hilton claims: Consumers book confirmed reservations for a Hilton Family hotel stay within the U.S. through any of the Hilton Family booking […]

Choice Privileges Hotels Three Stays = $50 prepaid cash card

Tweet Choice Privileges has joined the many hotels currently offering hotel promotions. Here is what Choice Privileges has to say about their promotion: Earn a free $50 prepaid cash card! Choice Privileges® members can cash in on summer. Make your next booking at choicehotels.com or by calling 800.521.2121. Stay just three separate times at any […]

Priority Clubs: My Second Favorite Program for Getting Free Hotels

Tweet I have previously mentioned that my favorite hotel points program is the Starwood Starpoints program.  My second favorite is the Priority Clubs Program. Hotels that participate in the Priority Clubs program include Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge, Candlewood and Crown Plaza. The biggest drawback of the Priority Clubs program when compared […]