Reader report – Boscolo Budapest hotel review

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WOW! Check out this hotel…. Thanks to our reader Dany for submitting this excellent review of this AMAZING hotel during his trip to Budapest, Hungary: “During a recent trip to Europe, I had the chance of staying at the Boscolo …

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Using Marriott’s Best Rate Guarantee policy to your advantage

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While we’re getting ready for a future trip to Sin City, I started looking around for hotel options, and given that we will be going through the Marriott Megabonus promotion window, coupled with the fact that we already have some Marriott …

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Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown – Review

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I got two rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown over this past weekend for me and my out of town family so we could do some downtown touristy stuff and then stay for the night. It …

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Use Marriott’s reservation system to your advantage

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Last weekend I booked two rooms at the Fairfield Inn San Antonio Downtown for me and my out of town family so we could do a little sightseeing while in downtown, go have a good time at night, and not …

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Last call for Marriott’s Unexpected Bonus promo stays

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Happy Labor Day everyone! Just a really short post to remind everyone that today is the last day to book and stay at Marriott properties to earn free nights during their Unexpected Bonus promotion. With this promo, you can earn …

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Registration for Marriott Megabonus promotion is now open

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Registration is now open for the Marriott Megabonus promotion. This promotion offers a free night at a Category 1-5 hotel, up to two free nights, for every second paid stay, so you can book 4 separate cheap one-night stays and …

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Get up to 12,000 Southwest points for purchasing Marriott gift cards

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If Southwest and Marriott work for you and you have some stays coming up, this is a pretty good promo. The promo awards tiered bonus points depending on the amount of the gift card you purchase, up to 12,000 points …

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Marriott “unexpected bonus” promotion

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Marriott is running a promotion called “Unexpected Bonus”  for stays between May 15 and September 2, 2013 where after just two paid stays you can earn a free night certificate for any category 1-5 hotels anywhere in the world. Members …

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Free 1,000 Marriott points

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View from the Wing has posted a very useful tip on how to get 1,000 free Marriott points when you share your favorite baseball story from now up until April 14th, 2013. This promotion is leading up to the movie …

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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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