Getting around SPG’s points transfer policy

We have friends who recently needed to spend a night in the Northeast while traveling last minute and needed a quick hotel reservation. Our friends weren’t really in a position to afford a pricey hotel, and we have so many …

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“W” Hotel Washington D.C. – Review

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We stayed at this property for 3 nights on 10,000 SPG points per night during our trip to Washington D.C. during the Memorial Day weekend. I liked the hotel’s convenience because it was right in the middle of downtown, 2 …

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Sheraton FourPoints – Barcelona

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After our stay in Valencia, we went back to Barcelona for 4 days.  We stayed at the economical Sheraton Four Points at just 7,000 Starwood Points per night.  The property is a little bit out of the way but only 10 …

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Westin Valencia

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Our stay at the Westin Valencia was quite good. The hotel just got downgraded categories which worked to our advantage in the way of 24,000 SPG points refunded to our account, as mentioned in our prior post. Approaching the hotel …

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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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24K points returned from SPG!

The SPG Devaluation kicks in today and I decided to not waste any time.  At Midnight I checked the SPG site and noticed they had already updated the categories. The Westin Valencia is one of only 47 properties that are …

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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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Westin Puerto Vallarta – Review

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I had the pleasure of visiting The Westin in Puerto Vallarta.  The resort was especially nice and  it’s only a Category 2 (soon changing to category 3) in SPG’s program!  Every worker which I encountered was extremely nice, smiling and helpful, …

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My $25 SPG gift certificate

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Last night I received my $25 SPG gift certificate in the mail. I wrote about Gold members getting this certificate a few weeks ago in this article. I earned Gold status by doing a mattress run back in December so …

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My first App-O-Rama

Back in October 2012, I decided I was ready for my first App-O-Rama. That’s when you do a round of multiple credit card applications with different banks on the same day, so that each bank doesn’t know you’re applying with …

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