Z Ocean Hotel South Beach Review


For our 5-year wedding anniversary we decided to take the quick hop from Tampa to Miami for a quick weekend getaway and stay at the Z Ocean Hotel in South Beach. The hotel is an all-suites IHG property (it’s technically …

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IHG Platinum match follow up – 1,000 points just for watching a video


While this offer appears to be personalized only to me (I had a friend try it and didn’t work for him), it bears keeping in mind if you are taking advantage of the IHG free status match they offer to …

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IHG Big Win promotion ending on April 30th


If you’re signed up for IHG’s Big Win promotion, just remember that the deadline to stay is April 30th. In this promotion, you complete certain bonus points offers, and when you complete them all, you “win big”, and you receive …

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Hotel Indigo, San Diego Gaslamp Quarter – Review


We stayed at this hotel for two nights while visiting San Diego for a long weekend. While I had plenty of points to stay elsewhere, I chose this hotel as a paid stay at $149 per night to complete my …

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Getting matched to IHG Platinum Elite from other programs


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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Keeping track of your progress – IHG Big Win promotion


If you are signed up for the IHG Big Win promotion, remember you have until April 30th to complete all offers. When I first started completing my stays, I first reported how there were a handful of bugs that were …

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Holiday Inn – Austin NW Arboretum


We stayed at the Holiday Inn – Austin NW Arboretum for one night when we arrived in Austin for our Austin MegaDo weekend. I chose this hotel, which is a bit out of the way from downtown, because of its price, …

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Going for IHG’s Big Win? Keep an eye out for these bugs!


No, they’re not bed bugs. They’re actually system bugs. In the past I have written about the current IHG Big Win promotion, where you can potentially earn many thousands of points (depending on your targeted offer) for completing eligible stays …

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New IHG Rewards Club PointsBreaks list available now


IHG has started to reveal the list of properties that will be available this coming Monday for booking at 5,000 points per night. PointsBreaks is one of the best and most lucrative promotions in the hotel industry, since it gives …

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Summary of current or upcoming hotel promotions


Here’s a summary of current or upcoming promotions from the major hotel chains: Hyatt: Already ongoing, their Endless Possibilities promotion is open for registration (register by March 31st), and you can choose to earn free nights or bonus points. You …

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