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 […]

Which are better, hotel points or flight points?

Tweet In my experience Hotel Points (with the right program) are a much better idea than (almost any) Flight Points program. People love to talk about free flights, but free hotels are MUCH more rewarding. Never pay anything – free is free. If you manage to snag a free flight in North America you still […]

Earn an Extra 10,000 WorldPerks Miles by Shopping

Tweet Here is what NWA has to say about their promotion: Graduate to 10,000 miles! Shop the WorldPerks Mall® now for the perfect graduation gifts, and each participating merchant will reward you with 1,000 Bonus Miles. Shop 10 different retailers and earn up to 10,000 Bonus Miles total. With retailers like The North Face,, […]

Starwood Hotel Rewards Points: Starpoints

Tweet Hotels that are part of the Starwood program include: Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Westin, Aloft, Luxury Collection, Le Meridian, Element, and St. Regis. Starwood Hotels Have One of the Best Reward Points Programs How do the points work in the Starwood program? All hotels are grouped into categories 1-7. You can see a […]

Deciding Which Points Program is Best for You

Tweet   Photo by Lawrence Lessig Because there are so many programs out there: airline points, hotel points, car rental points, non-specific brand points, you the people, need some criteria whereby we can evaluate which program works best for YOU. Not all programs are created equal. What program allows you to earn points quickly might […]

Points Programs: A Beginner’s Introduction

Tweet   When you travel one of the many things you should expect is to be offered points, miles, or other benefits associated with a rewards program. There is a misconception that only people who fly weekly or use a hotel monthly will benefit from such programs. This is simply not true. There are hundreds […]