I Still Want This Credit Card, How Much 1 Year On Disney Cruise Would Cost, Why Points/Miles Fans Buy Gift Cards, & More!

Written by SharonKurheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one conve…

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Earn a free night at various Hilton properties — no status required

Written by Liz Hund @ The Points Guy

Hilton is currently running a promotion where guests can earn a free night after booking four to five consecutive nights at participating resorts in the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America. Here’s the breakdown: If you book a three-night stay in the Continental U.S., the Caribbean or Latin America, you’re eligible for the fourth night …

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New York lawmakers want to ban single-use hotel toiletries

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

An entire state may join the war against single-use plastics. Long Island Democratic Senator Todd Kaminsky, in partnership with a group of lawmakers, is leading a campaign to ban individually-packaged amenities in New York state hotels with more than 50 rooms. If passed, the law would go into effect by 2023, and smaller hotels would …

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TPG Points Lab: How significant is Marriott’s new peak and off-peak pricing?

Written by Nick Ewen @ The Points Guy

The Points Lab is TPG’s newest team, dedicated to using data and leveraging technology to create resources, tools and analyses to help readers more effectively and efficiently use their points and miles. After kicking off with a deep dive into Lufthansa first-class award availability, today we’ll analyze Marriott’s new peak and off-peak pricing. Roughly three …

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Amex Travel guide: Everything you need to know

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

The Amex Travel Portal allows you to redeem American Express Membership Rewards points directly for travel reservations and activities rather than transfer your rewards to airline or hotel partners like Delta Skymiles or Marriott Bonvoy. This year, Amex rolled out some new features on the portal, including the ability to book discounted premium tickets online, …

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The Critical Points: Give me back individual hotel toiletries

Written by Richard Kerr @ The Points Guy

Let me start with a clear and direct statement: single-use plastics are a scourge on the environment and need to be eliminated. However, instead of removing these plastics while simultaneously maintaining the customer experience, hotels have enacted a cost-cutting trend under the disguise of an environmentally-friendly move. Hotel chains large and small continue to remove …

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MGM Resorts is Making Big Changes

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

What’s going on? There are a couple of rumors and a formal statement about MGM Resorts making big changes. Let’s go over what we know so far. M Life Program Changes First up, let’s talk about what’s changing with M Life. To me, this isn’t all that big a deal because I barely ever gamble. […]

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Video: TPG eats his way through Israel with the locals

Written by Liz Hund @ The Points Guy

In this week’s episode of “Being The Points Guy,” Brian showcases the local hospitality while visiting Israel, and gets a taste of the local cuisine thanks to four generous hosts who opened up their homes (and kitchens) to Brian’s group. The team ate their way through the country from a Palestinian barbecue in the countryside …

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