Hilton third quarter promotion – Triple points

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The latest available promo from Hilton, available for registration for the third quarter of 2014, is the “Triple Your Trip” promotion: Registration is required, and you can sign up here. The promotion runs from August 1 through October 31st, 2014. …

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Embassy Suites Houston Energy Corridor – Review

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I stayed at the Embassy Suites Houston Energy Corridor in Houston earlier this month for a couple of nights on a work trip. The hotel has easy access to interstate 10 in the suburb of Katy, northwest of downtown Houston. It’s …

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Getting matched to IHG Platinum Elite from other programs

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Last year I wrote an article about how I got matched by Best Western to their top Diamond level via my Hilton Honors Gold status. I used a website called Status Matcher to find out beforehand the latest reports on …

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Staying at the DoubleTree Suites in Times Square during NYE celebrations

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This review will be more about life at the DoubleTree around the New Year’s Eve celebrations, since that is when we stayed at this property, and needless to say, it is NOT business as usual during New Year’s. For reviews …

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Hilton Key Largo Resort – Review

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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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This is the last week of Daily Getaway deals

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Starting today and through Friday, the last week of Daily Getaway deals gets under way.  Today they have the Hertz points sale, where you can buy from 5,000 to 15,000 Hertz points from $280 to $720 to redeem towards future …

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Getting hotel chains to match your elite level with competitors

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Elite status is important when you travel a lot. Not because it makes you more important or special than anyone else, but because elite status brings about additional benefits that you would not otherwise have, such as free breakfast, free …

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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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DoubleTree by Hilton West Palm Beach review

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We stayed at this hotel over the weekend of February 16, 2013 after we drove to West Palm Beach to see my favorite comedian. We got the points for this stay after transferring the Hawaiian miles earned from the Bank …

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