7 Hyatt hotels to book now, before award rates increase on March 22

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Every year, most of the large hotel chains make adjustments to where properties fall within their respective award charts. It’s rarely a fun time for points and miles enthusiasts, since some favorite hotels inevitably get pricier. But some annual hotel category adjustments are more painful than others. This year’s Marriott adjustments that kick in on …

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Disney increases prices at both Disneyland and Disney World

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

It’s that time of year — Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, the dreary dead of winter and … Disney ticket price increase day. Unofficially, February has become known for Disney ticket price increases. And, surprising no one, Disney ticket prices have been on an upward pricing trend, basically forever. When I bought my Disney World annual …

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Chase paid for my $1,100-per-night hotel room thanks to built-in trip delay coverage

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

It all started so well. It was the winter holidays, we were skiing, the snow was falling and then … we were stuck in Colorado. It doesn’t take much for flights out of the Aspen-Pitkin Airport (ASE) to screech to a halt during the winter and that’s exactly what happened to us. Well, there were a …

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BYO friend: How to use the Delta Sky Club guest passes that now come with Delta Reserve

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

The lineup of Delta Amex credit cards has officially been refreshed with new perks, new looks and new benefits. One of the new perks allows Delta Reserve cardholders two Delta Sky Club guest passes as part of its initial card welcome bonus, and then again at each cardmember anniversary. Cardholders can take advantage of this …

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A frequent flyer earned 442,552 Spirit Airlines miles — now he needs help using them

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

I’m not a real millionaire, but I’m a solid points millionaire. Points-and-miles millionaires are pretty common among award travelers (shout out to those welcome bonuses of 100,000+ points). However, even with all the points-rich types running around here, TPG recently received an email that caught my eye. A New Jersey-based retiree with 442,552 miles wrote …

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Save up to $40 on Amazon purchases using just one Amex point with this targeted deal

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Amazon’s popular Amex deal is back, giving targeted customers an opportunity to save up to $40 on eligible purchases. Generally, we don’t recommend redeeming Membership Rewards points on Amazon, given that each point is equivalent to just 0.7 cents and we value Amex points at 2 cents apiece, but there are exceptions to that rule. …

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Our 6 best family award trips — ever

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

All trips are not created equally. Some go just the way you hoped. Some don’t. Still others throw you for loops you never imagined. Leveraging points and miles while taking into account school schedules, kids’ illnesses, activities (and moods) can make it a challenge to pull together the “perfect” award-fueled family getaway. But then there …

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Decisions, decisions: Why you might want change your Amex airline selection this year

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

It’s the time of year when we clean out closets, set resolutions, throw out clutter and … pick our new American Express airlines for the next 12 months. We do this because a variety of Amex credit cards each provide up to $200 in annual airline fee credits that reset each calendar year on Jan. …

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Best hotel at San Francisco Airport: A review of the new Grand Hyatt at SFO

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

When you’re tired from a long day of travel, there’s nothing like the sight of a new, nice airport hotel that you can reach without actually leaving the airport or waiting for a shuttle bus. It’s basically the equivalent of an oasis in the exhausted traveler desert. If you’re looking for the best hotel at …

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