What just happened? Interesting fluke on Hilton’s tracking system


Last month during our trip to San Diego we stayed at the DoubleTree San Diego Downtown for one night (review to follow in the next few days) strictly on points. I had 30,00o points I needed to burn, so I …

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Hilton Garden Inn Sugar Land, TX


I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Sugar Land a couple of weeks ago and I must say I really liked it. The hotel is located in Sugar Land, TX (a suburb of Houston), a city that constantly ranks as …

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Hilton weekends promotion, up to 9,000 points


Hilton has a new promotion where starting February 1st through April 30, 2014, you can earn up to 9,000 points for weekend stays. The promotion requires registration. It grants 1,000 bonus points per night, and when your stay is at …

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Hilton Gold with Amex Platinum

Now through December 31, 2013 you can get Hilton Gold status for having the American Express Platinum card. This is a no brainer if you already have the American Express Platinum card. All you need to do is call the …

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Hilton Key Largo Resort – Review


I had some Hilton points sitting around after dumping most of my balance just before this year’s devaluation and decided to use them on a trip to visit the Hilton Key Largo Resort during a recent visit to the Florida Keys. …

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What credit cards should I get on my next App-O-Rama?

I’m getting ready for my next App-O-Rama, and I’m trying to formulate a strategy for what credit cards I will be getting next. The one thing I know is that barring any insane last minute offers like this January’s American …

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How I voted on the Freddie Awards

Voting for the Freddie Awards has been open for quite a while now, and I’ve just been too busy to do it up until now, but I finally got it done, like any other frequent flyer who loves miles and …

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My Hawaiian Airlines/Hilton transfer “Oops!” moment


A couple of weeks ago I received the bonus 15,000 Hawaiian miles that were pending on my account from my October App-O-Rama, and I mentioned how I intended to use them. This was a very easy bonus to hit, as …

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Hilton Boca Raton Suites & Nick’s A Pizza


Last weekend we went to check out Zac Brown in concert in Palm Beach and decided to stay at the Hilton Boca Raton Suites to avoid the drive back to Miami after the concert. I must first say, Zac Brown put …

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SPG (and others) point devaluations

Seems like the recent theme is hotel point devaluations.  Hilton,  Marriott, Priority Club, and Wyndham have all undergone some change. We are avid followers of SPG and they too have done what they call their annual category adjustment devaluation of their points. …

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