Category Archive for 'Hotel Deals'

$10 Off $100 Off Hotwire Hotels

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

$10 Off $100 Off Hotwire Hotels

Use code (Exp: 11/30): THANKS10

Valid for any secret hotel rate.
Limit 1 use per account.

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Orbitz: Buy A Round Trip Flight With Visa Checkout And Receive A $100 Hotel Promo Code

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Orbitz: Buy A Round Trip Flight With Visa Checkout And Receive A $100 Hotel Promo Code

You can use any credit card type with Visa Checkout.

Terms:
“-Book a round-trip standalone flight (i.e., not as part of a package booking) using Visa Checkout as the payment method on www.Orbitz.com on your desktop or mobile web; Orbitz app purchases are not eligible for this promotion.
-If your purchase is eligible, you will receive a promotion code via e-mail redeemable for a $100 discount on a qualifying Orbitz prepaid hotel booking that includes a hotel stay of one (1) or more consecutive nights.
-An email containing your promotion code will be sent to the e-mail address used to purchase the qualifying flight.
-Limit one promotion code per email address, regardless of the number of flights booked.
-You will receive a promotion code via e-mail redeemable for a $100 discount on a qualifying Orbitz prepaid hotel booking that includes a hotel stay of one (1) or more consecutive nights.
-An email containing your promotion code will be sent to the e-mail address used to purchase the qualifying flight.
-Each eligible flight booking will receive only one promotion code, regardless of the number of passengers on the itinerary.
-Use your promotion code to book a qualifying standalone, pre-paid hotel by November 23rd, 2014 11:59PM (CST) for $100 or more for a stay between November 13, 2014 and June 30, 2015 via Orbitz and receive $100 off your booking. Most major chains are excluded; to find participating hotels look for the “PROMO CODE ELIGIBLE” message on Orbitz.com hotel listings. You must enter your promotion code prior to completing your booking to receive the savings; promotion codes cannot be applied to bookings previously made. Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion code per booking.
-If you cancel the hotel booking on which you redeemed the promotion code, you cannot reapply that promotion code to another booking, will not receive another promotion code, and will forfeit the full value of the promotion code.”

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Today Only: $50 Off $200+ Hotel Stay From Expedia!

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Enter your phone number here and Expedia will text you a code for $50 off any $200+ hotel stay.

Then just click here to go to Expedia.com , search for hotel, select a room, and above the payment info click on “Enter a coupon or promotion code” and enter the code that you got via text message.

Break up your stay into separate bookings if you have multiple cell phones to use to get more codes!  Then just call the hotel directly to let them know that you want to stay in the same room for the entire stay,

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HURRY! ClearTrip: Buy One Hotel Night, Get One Night Free

Monday, November 10th, 2014

-Earn 2 points per dollar and pay no foreign exchange fees with Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Plus.

The UAE page of ClearTrip has a coupon valid today only for one free hotel night with the purchase of at least 2 nights. The maximum savings is AED 500, which according to XE.com is currently $136.13.

Use code: ITSMONDAY

The coupon is valid for hotels worldwide.

Interestingly enough it seems that aside from the coupon, many hotels are significantly cheaper when booked via ClearTrip as shows below:

Not valid for hotels that state “Pay at Hotel.”

 

2 nights at the former Sheraton Plaza in Jerusalem on Orbitz goes for $787.50:

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2 nights on ClearTrip will be $279 after the coupon:

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2 nights at the Mandalay Bay on Orbitz goes for $304.29:

 

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2 nights on ClearTrip will be $159 after the coupon:

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Just look for hotels that don’t say Pay at hotel:

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Post what deals you find!

HT: Drago via DDF and LL

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HURRY! New IHG PointBreaks List Is Out; Crowne Plaza Jerusalem For Just 5,000 Points!

Monday, September 29th, 2014

IHG Booking Linky

IHG PointBreaks Linky
The list above has not yet been updated but the current hotels are already bookable, see below for some samples. However you can book the PointBreak hotels now by going to the IHG site and searching for reward nights with the sample hotels listed below.

-The new list is only valid for stays through 11/30.
-Hotels can sell out of discounted rooms quickly and only a limited amount of rooms is available per night..

You can book up to 2 reservations per hotel. There’s no limit to how long each of the stays can be.

 

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You can stay in any PointBreaks hotel for 5,000 IHG points. If you already have 5,000 IHG points in your account then you can buy increments of 10,000 points for $70 as described below.

If you don’t have points yet IHG sells 5,000 points for $67.50. If those points don’t post instantly you can call IHG to get a points loan based on your purchase confirmation number in order to quickly grab a room. Alternatively you can transfer 5,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to IHG though transfers are not instant.  It’s a terrible use of Ultimate Rewards points, but it allows you to start buying points for 0.7 cents each.

After you have 5,000 points in your account there is a “trick” to buy additional points for 0.7 cents each.  You can book any cancellable 15,000 point hotel stay using cash and points for $70+5,000 points.

All you need to do is search for reward points stays in any metro area and you should find a hotel for 5,000 points+$70 like the one below. The room is normally 15,000 points but with IHG points and cash option you can buy 10,000 points for $70 when making a reservation.  Just select the 5,000 points+$70 option to complete this purchase.

The $70 that you pay is nonrefundable so when you cancel the hotel you will actually get back 15,000 points in your account.  Effectively you are buying 10,000 IHG points with this method for $70 or 0.7 cents per points.

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Be sure to click on the rules during the checkout process to make sure that the room is fully refundable (almost all are):

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In other words the cost per each 5,000 point PointBreaks stay is just $35 once you already have 5,000 initial points in your account.

Sample hotels for 5,000 points ($35) per night through 11/30:
-Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marana, Tucson, AZ
-Staybridge Suites San Diego Rancho Bernardo, CA
-Holiday Inn Denver-Parker, CO
-Holiday Inn Express Colorado Springs Airport, CO
-Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa, FL
-Candlewood Suites Elgin NW_Chicago, IL
-Candlewood Suites Indianapolis, IN
-Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kansas City, MO
-Holiday Inn Express Paramus, NJ
-Candlewood Suites Somerset, NJ
-Holiday Inn Hauppauge-Long Island, NY
-Holiday Inn Orangeburg-Rockland/Bergen, NY
-Holiday Inn Express Cincinnati-West Chester, OH
-Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh West, PA
-Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas Park Central Northeast, TX

-Crowne Plaza Jerusalem, Israel
-Holiday Inn Helsinki, Finland
-Crowne Plaza Dublin, Ireland
-Holiday Inn Express Beijing Airport, China
-InterContinentan Nha Trang, Vietna

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Buy IHG Points For .575 Cents Each

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Update: This offer ends today!
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Purchase IHG Points For .575 Cents Each

IHG normally sells points directly for 1.15 cents each. And you can transfer points from Chase, but that’s a criminal use of Chase points. Of course there’s a hack to buy their points at .7 cents each but with the current sale you can buy them directly for less than that without jumping through hoops. And that hack requires that you have points to start with.

You can get the lowest rate with this promotion by buying between 50K-60K points and your point purchase will be doubled.  So 50K points will actually become 100K points for $575.  Or 60K points will become 120K points for $690.

This promotion expires on 09/22.

IHG points never expire.

You can purchase 120K points per member per year, so you can get up to 240K points with this promotion in 2 transactions of 60K each.  You can also buy up to 120K points as a gift for the same member that already purchased, so you can get up to 480K points per member from this promotion in total.

IHG runs PointBreaks which allows you to book rooms at rotating hotels for just 5,000 points per night.   That’s just $28.75 for a room if you buy points at .575 cents each. Those hotels rotate every couple of months and a new list will be out very shortly.

There are also good values to be had at high-end properties.  The highest tier is 50K points.
-An overwater bungalow in Bora Bora can go for as much as $1,000 with tax but costs just 50K points. That’s just $287.50 at .575 cents per point.
-Intercontinental has a heavy presence in French Polynesia with properties on Tahiti and Moorea islands for just 40K points ($230 at .575).

-Bargains can be had for high end Intercontinental hotels in NYC, Hong Kong, Paris, London, etc. thanks to the 50K redemption level.

There are several IHG hotels in Israel:
Holiday Inn Ashkelon: 10K ($57.50 with this promo)
Crowne Plaza Jerusalem: 20K ($115)
Crowne Plaza Dead Sea: 30K ($172.50)
Crowne Plaza Eilat: 30K ($172.50)
Crowne Plaza Haifa: 30K ($172.50)
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach: 30K ($172.50)
Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv Diamond District: 30K ($172.50)
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center: 30K ($172.50)
InterContinental David Tel Aviv: 40K ($230)

Are you a buyer at this price?

HT: Ya’alili, via DDF

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HOT! Park Hyatt Washington DC Park Executive Suite For Just $199 Per Night!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Update: DEAD!

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Earn 2-2.14 points per dollar and get free insurance for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, lost luggage, delayed luggage, and travel accident insurance with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
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Priceline: Park Hyatt Washington DC

The Park Executive suite normally goes for more than $400 per night. The Park Hyatt DC is one of the top hotels in the capital.

Park Executive Suite details:

“Sophisticated in style with a residential feel, the 940 square foot Park Executive Suite features a separate bedroom with king-sized bed, fitted with luxurious linens and a down duvet cover.

Spacious living area that seamlessly blends modern décor with touches of the American spirit, and offers a plush sofa, dining table for four, 32” flat screen HDTV’s, complimentary wireless Internet and authentic folk art, historical hardcover books and antique games.

The spa-inspired limestone bath features a soothing rain shower and deep soaking tub.

Our complimentary sedan service (upon availability) and an additional half bath add the final deluxe amenities to these very special accommodations.”

The best availability for $199 dates is from Thursday-Sunday (there are shuls within walking distance) though some weekdays have availability below.

If you find other dates dates or if dates below stop working please post a comment!

Sample valid dates:
10/30-11/02
11/20-11/23
11/24-11/27
11/25-11/27
11/25-11/28
11/27-11/30
12/04-12/07
12/11-12/14

Technically speaking you can save another 20% by filing a BRG claim. But you won’t get a response to that for a while, by which time this will likely be dead.  So I’d definitely recommend the Priceline route.

HT: britishcanuck, via FT

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Price Mistake! Berkshire Suite At The Omni Berkshire Place NYC For Just $49!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Update: DEAD!

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Omni Booking Linky

Search in NYC and the Omni Berkshire Place hotel will be the only option. It has great ratings on TripAdvisor.

This works for select dates in April, May, or June 2015 for just $49 plus $12 tax.
You need to search for a room for 4 adults.

Sample valid dates (Check back soon for more dates)
04/12
04/16
04/19
04/23
04/26
04/30
05/01
05/03
05/10
05/17
05/24
05/31
06/01
06/04
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06/16
06/21
06/22
06/23
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The room is cancelable until the day before arrival.

If you search for just 2 adults the price for a regular room is several hundred dollars more than that. On other booking sites the Berkshire Suites goes for more than $700 per night!

HT: tzvicoco, via DDF

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Today Only: $100 Off $300 At Hyatt Hotels!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Earn 2-2.14 points per dollar and get free insurance for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, lost luggage, delayed luggage, and travel accident insurance with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
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Travelocity Linky

Travelocity has $100 off $300 of select hotels. Looking through the exclusion list (the full list can be found at the bottom of this post) just about every chain is excluded, but Hyatt is not. That makes for some great Hyatt bargains to be had as there is no minimum stay required.

You can book one night at a time (or more at lower priced hotels as needed) and save $100 each night at a luxury Hyatt hotel. Just call the hotel to connect the reservations so you won’t have to change rooms during your stay.

-You must book by 11:59pm PDT tonight.
-As long as the total after tax is $300 or more you can apply the coupon.
-You must complete the stay in 2014.

Just apply the following promo code on the payment page: BIGDAYHOTEL100

For example:
-The Grand Hyatt Kauai is just $319+tax-$100 (Date searched 10/26)
-The Andaz Maui is just $404+tax-$100 (Date searched 12/08)
-The Andaz 5th Avenue NYC is $355+tax-$100 (Date searched 9/29)
-The Park Hyatt Chicago is just $335+tax-$100 (Date searched 9/28)
-The Park Hyatt Washington DC is just $349+tax-$100 (Date searched 9/28)
-The Andaz West Hollywood/LA is just $285+tax-$100 (Date searched 9/28)
-The Andaz San Diego is just $279+tax-$100 (Date searched 9/28)
-The Hyatt Regency Aruba is $268+tax-$100 (Date searched 10/26)
-The Park Hyatt Tokyo is $388+tax-$100 (Date searched 12/14)
-The Hyatt Zilara Cancun, an adults-only all-inclusive resort is $377-$100=$277 (Date searched 10/26)
-2 nights at the Park Hyatt Toronto are $352+tax-$100 (Dates searched 10/26+10/27)
-2 nights at the Park Hyatt Aviara Carlsbad, CA are $390 +tax-$100 (Dates searched 9/28+9/29)

Find other bargains? Post a comment!

Here are the hotel chains that won’t work with the code: Accor Hotels, Amari Hotels, Anantara Hotels, Aston, Banyan Tree, Barcelo, Carlson Hotels and Resorts, Choice, Drury Inn & Suites, Eviivo Small Hotels, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Fortune Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Furama, Hilton Hotels, Holiday Express Suite, Holiday Inn, IHG, Intercontinental Resorts, Kamath Hotels,La Quinta Inns, Langham, Loews, Louvre, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Melia Resorts, Movenpick, NH Hotels, Oberoi, Peninsula Hotels, RIU Hotels and Resorts, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Scandic Hotels, Shangri-La Hotels, Six Senses, Starwood, Taj Hotels, Vincci, Woodside Hotels

HT: sm8542, via DDF

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What’s Your IHG Into The Nights Offer?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Related: Buy IHG Points For .575 Cents Each
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IHG “Into The Nights” Promo Registration Linky

IHG.com

IHG’s current promo has different requirements for everyone, but it can be fairly lucrative.  Login via the link above to check out your offer. If you don’t have an IHG account yet you can make one now and still get an offer.

All offers must be completed by 12/31/14.

My offer is:
Complete 3 activities: Earn a free night or 25,000 points.
Complete all 5 activities: Earn another free night or another 25,000 points.

Activities:
-Download the IHG App and book a stay: Earn 500 points
-Stay 3 nights at any of IHG’s hotels: Earn 2,000 points
-Book 2 stays on ihg.com or IHG App: Earn 2,000 points
-Stay 2 Saturdays at any of our IHG hotel brands: Earn 4,000 points
-Stay at 2 Holiday Inn hotels: Earn 2,000 points

So by booking 1 Saturday night at 1 Holiday Inn and another Saturday-Monday stay at another Holiday Inn via the IHG app I can earn 2 free nights+10,500 points (on top of base earn rates) or 60,500 points (on top of base earn rates).
It looks like I can earn those 2 free nights+10,500 points for under $300 in Cleveland.

You need to select your choice of free nights or points by 01/31 or else you will get points by default. The free nights expire 12/31/15.  You can use them in any of the 4,700+ IHG hotels, from Bora Bora to the Maldives, from Hong Kong to Paris, from NYC to Tel Aviv.

It’s reminiscent of, but not nearly as lucrative as the good old days from 2009 or 2010, but you gotta take what you can get. Back then I made dozens of stays for my wife and myself at $60 a pop (less a 22% discount for buying GCs from Costco back then) which earned hundreds of thousands of United miles, hundreds of thousands of Hyatt points, and more free Hyatt nights than I knew what to do with, so we traveled the world to burn them off in $1,000/night hotels like Park Hyatts in Sydney, Melbourne, Paris, and Zurich and I even raffled off several of them to DD readers. In 2008 we had a monthlong honeymoon in Hawaii thanks to Hyatt faster free nights.

But enough of going down memory lane, what’s your IHG offer?

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Today Only: $100 Off $400+ Hotel Stay From Expedia

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Enter your phone number here and Expedia will text you a code for $100 off any $400+ hotel stay.

It says the code is good for bookings made via the Tablet app.

However I just tried making a $400+ hotel booking on Expedia.com from my computer and the code worked perfectly.

Just select a hotel and a room and above the payment info click on “Enter a coupon or promotion code” and enter the code that you got via text message.

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How Far Will The Chase Marriott 70K Offer Go For Hotels In Israel?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Update: The 70K Chase Marriott bonus is schedule to end at some point tomorrow.
DDF member SamKey wrote a nice trip report from a points stay at the Ritz-Carlton Herzliya that you can read here.

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Originally posted on 07/28:

Point hotels in Israel are hard to come by.

Not long ago Starwood had 13 properties that were all bargains with Starpoints. I stayed in many of them on a month-long trek across the holy land in August of 2007 spending just a couple thousand Starpoints per night to stay in Jerusalem, Haifa, Eilat, Tiberias, and the Dead Sea.  Now there’s just 1 left, the Sheraton Tel Aviv, and at 12K-16K points per night it’s not the bargain it once was.

It seems hotels don’t need to stay part of a loyalty program to fill up their rooms in Israel.  Hyatt had a Jerusalem hotel but now has nothing. Hilton has had several hotels in Jerusalem over the years that have come and gone. The David Citadel opened as the Hilton Jerusalem in 1998 but left Hilton in 2001.  It’s anyone’s guess as to how long the newly opened Waldorf Jerusalem will stay part of Hilton, but at 80K points per night it’s out of the budget of most folks.

Chase recently released a limited time offer on the Chase Marriott card for 70K bonus points for spending $2,000 in 3 months.  On top of that you’ll also get a free night at a category 1-4 hotel upon account approval.  You also get a free night at a category 1-5 hotel every year that you renew the card.

The $85 annual fee is waived for the first year.

The Marriott program is split into “categories” and “tiers.”

Marriott has 9 categories of hotels that range from 7,500 to 45,000 points per night or 6,000 to 40,000 points per night when they’re on PointSavers.

Marriott also has 5 tiers of Ritz Carlton hotels that range from 30,000 to 70,000 points per night or 20,000 to 60,000 points per night when they’re on PointSavers.

When you stay 4 nights you get the 5th night free.  You can browse hotels in each of those categories and tiers via the find button on this page. While there you can look at the additional free night you receive at signup besides for the bonus points at category 1-4 hotels.

You can also transfer points into miles here. The ratios aren’t great, but if you need some Southwest points for Companion pass status that can be worthwhile.

Marriott also offers miles+nights packages.

Israel has 2 Marriott hotels:
The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya is a luxury hotel that opened 7 months ago and has been getting rave reviews. It is a Ritz-Carlton tier 2 hotel which means that it’s 40,000 points per night or 160,000 points for a 5 night stay (32,000 points per night).

A standard room for a tourist from 08/10-08/15 is $2,750 or $550 per night.  Or you can use 160,000 points, a value of 1.72 cents per point.  The 70K signup bonus would be worth over $1,200 for a redemption at that value per point.

A standard room for non-tourists would run $3,245 for the 5 nights with VAT. Using points would yield a value of 2.03 cents per point.

Marriott allows free point transfers between spouses, so if 2 spouses both get a Marriott card and spend $2,000 on each they would have at least 144,000 points in one account and 2 free category 1-4 nights.  You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Marriott, but in most cases there are better uses for Ultimate Rewards points.  After all you can buy increments of 1,000 points for $12.50 and Ultimate Rewards are worth more than that.  I’d rather buy the additional 16,000 points needed in that scenario for a 5 night stay for $200 than use 16,000 Ultimate Rewards points.

The Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel is a category 7 hotel that goes for 35,000 points per night or 140,000 points for a 5 night stay (28,000 points per night.)

A standard room for a tourist from 08/03-08/08 is $1,475 or $295 per night.  Or you can use 140,000 points, a value of 1.05 cents per point. The 70K signup bonus would be worth $735 for a redemption at that value per point.

A standard room for non-tourists would run $1,741 for the 5 nights with VAT. Using points would yield a value of 1.24 cents per point.

2 spouses each getting the Marriott card would have more than enough points for a 5 night stay at the Renaissance Tel Aviv and they would still have 2 more free nights at category 1-4 properties.
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Other Chase consumer cards you can simultaneously include the Chase British Airways (50K signup points, 1.25 Avios per dollar, and an annual companion award ticket if you spend $30K+ in a  year), Chase United Explorer (50K signup points plus another 5K points for adding a free additional user, and it gives free luggage, free primary car rental insurance including in the US, expanded saver and standard award ticket availability, priority boarding, and more), the Chase Sapphire Preferred (40K signup points plus another 5K points for adding a free additional user, no fee the first year, plus 2.14 points per dollar on travel and dining with no Foreign Exchange fees), the Chase Freedom (which has no annual fee, gives 5 points per dollar in rotating categories), .

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SIZZLING! Free Hotel Nights From Hotels.com!

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Update 3: DEAD
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Update 2: Alive again for hotels worldwide by using Hotels.ca!
Save $30 off 3-star hotels with code: 3STARCA
Save $40 off 4-star hotels with code: 4STARCA
Save $50 off 5-star hotels with code: 5STARCA
Again, this must be booked on Hotels.ca, not hotels.com (which died early this morning).
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Originally posted on 08/18:

Update: DEAD!

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You can even have Twitter send you a text message whenever a new deal is posted.

Earn 2 points per dollar with Chase Sapphire Preferred.
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Valid for stays between between August 25 and December 31, 2014.  The codes expire after 15K uses.

To use a code just select a hotel, look at the star rating that hotels.com gives for it, pick a room, and then enter the applicable promo code under the rate summary on the right hand side:

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There are lots of hotels in Las Vegas that will be free after using these codes.  Atlantic City hotels can be close to free as well:

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-In Jerusalem on 08/25 for example the Crowne Plaza is $90 after the 4 star code, the Dan Panorama is $148 after the 5 star code, and the Leonardo Plaza is $219 after the 5 star code.

-The Andaz San Diego can be had for just $64+ after the $40 off code! Sample night: 11/30.

-There are lots of free 4 and 5 star hotels in several Asian cities.

-There are lots of great hotel deals in Asia, like the Le Meridien Chiang Mai, Thailand for $106 less $50 per night thanks to the 5 start coupon savings.

-A 5 star hotel in Phuket can be had for just $16.

-A 4 star in Bali will be free.

You can select the star level and sort by price.  Here are 4 star hotels in Vegas that will be an additional $40 off the listed prices:

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Book 1 night at a time to maximize the coupon savings.

This code works worldwide, post what deals you find!

HT: EMCC, via DDF

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5% Off Plus $30 Off $150 Of Hotels From Jetsetter With AMEX

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Jetsetter.com

Jetsetter Flash Sales Linky

Save 5% on all hotels booked by 07/31 with code: TRAVEL2DAY
Discount will not be applied if used via mobile application or mobile browser.

AMEX cardholders can save even more:

Step 1: Sync your AMEX card with TripAdvisor for bonus savings

Step 2: Add the Jetsetter offer to your account.

Step 3: Spend a total of $150+ at Jetsetter.com by 09/30 and get a $30 statement credit. You can make multiple transactions adding up to $150 to earn this bonus.

If you don’t yet have a Jetsetter account I’d love it if you would sign up via my referral link :D

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New IHG PointBreaks List Is Out

Monday, July 28th, 2014

IHG PointBreaks Linky

The current list is valid for stays through 09/30. Hotels can sell out of discounted rooms quickly.

You can stay in any PointBreaks hotel for 5,000 IHG points. If you already have 5,000 IHG points in your account then you can buy increments of 10,000 points for $70 as described below.

If you don’t have points yet IHG sells 5,000 points for $67.50, though that won’t post instantly. You can also transfer 5,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to IHG.  Terrible use of Ultimate Rewards points, but it allows you to start buying points for 0.7 cents each.

After you have 5,000 points in your account there is a “trick” to buy additional points for 0.7 cents each.  You can book any cancellable 15,000 point hotel stay using cash and points for $70+5,000 points.

All you need to do is search for reward points stays in any metro area and you should find a hotel for 5,000 points+$70 like the one below. The room is normally 15,000 points but with IHG points and cash option you can buy 10,000 points for $70 when making a reservation.  Just select the 5,000 points+$70 option to complete this purchase.

The $70 that you pay is nonrefundable so when you cancel the hotel you will actually get back 15,000 points in your account.  Effectively you are buying 10,000 IHG points with this method for $70 or 0.7 cents per points.

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Be sure to click on the rules during the checkout process to make sure that the room is fully refundable (almost all are):

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In other words the cost per each 5,000 point PointBreaks stay is just $35 once you already have 5,000 initial points in your account.

Sample hotels for 5,000 points ($35) per night through 09/30:
-Candlewood Suites Yuma, AZ
-Holiday Inn Express Chicago-Downers Grove, IL
-Candlewood Suites Detroit-Southfield, MI
-Candlewood Suites Kansas City Airport, MO
-Holiday Inn Express And Suites Meadowlands, NJ
-Holiday Inn Express And Suites Tower Center New Brunswick, NJ
-Holiday Inn Express Woodbridge, NJ
-Holiday Inn Clinton, NJ
-Holiday Inn Express And Suites Klamath Falls, OR
-Holiday Inn Houston-East, TX

-Staybridge Suites Toronto, Canada
-Hotel Indigo Toronto Airport, Canada

-Holiday Inn Manaus, Brazil
-Intercontinental Costa Rica
-Intercontinental Miramar, Panama
-Intercontinental Bucharest, Romania
-Holiday Inn Johannesburg, South Africa

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Dolce Palisades NY Hotel $9 Rooms Update

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Back in January I posted a deal for $9 rooms at the Dolce Palisades NY Hotel for December 2014 and January 2015.

The hotel will actually temporarily close for renovations on December 19th.  So if you’re booked on December 19th or later just call them at 845-732-6000 and they’ll honor the $9 rate for any day from now until December 18th!

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Daily Getaway For 06/09: Marriott Gift Cards For 19% Off

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Related: Highlights Of Daily Getaways 2014
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Daily Getaways Linky

With Daily Getaways you can purchase discounted travel packages, but you have to be really quick.  At 1pm EDT every weekday until June 20th there is a new offering.

The best ones will sell out in seconds, so you need to be waiting on the page at 12:59pm and refreshing the page.

There are 3 deals for today (If you use an AMEX you will automatically get 10% off the listed price, the AMEX prices are reflected below) :

1. $100 gift card for $81 (Limit 5 per person/credit card)

2. $500 gift card for $405 (Limit 2 per person/credit card)

3. $1,000 gift card for $810 (Limit 1 per person/credit card)

-Marriott eGiftCards can be used like cash at over 3,700 participating properties, including any JW Marriott, EDITION, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC by Marriott, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Gaylord Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, and Marriott Vacation Club (rentals only), worldwide.

-Marriott eGiftCards may also be used at participating Ritz-Carlton® Hotels.

-eGiftCards do not expire.

Worth noting that you can even pay a catering bill at Marriott with gift cards.  I know people who have paid for an entire kosher catered wedding with Marriott gift cards :D

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Andaz Hotels On Jetsetter Flash Sale

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Andaz is Hyatt’s upscale, hip, boutique inspired hotel brand. All properties have free minibar snacks and drinks and free WiFi.
Resorts like the Andaz Maui and Andaz Costa Rica even have free all-day camps for children!

A Jetsetter account is required to view flash sale rates. If you don’t yet have a Jetsetter account I’d love if you would sign up via this referral link.
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Andaz Maui at Wailea
Price comparison: A Garden 2 Queen room on June 8th is $330+tax= $387 on Jetsetter or $569+tax= $645 on Hyatt.com
Alternatively you can use 25,000 Hyatt or Chase points or 12,500 Hyatt or Chase points plus $150.

An Andaz suite on June 8th is $770+tax= $901 on Jetsetter or $1,199+tax= $1,359 on Hyatt.com
Alternatively you can use 40K Hyatt or Chase points (3 night minimum) or use a diamond suite upgrade certificate (you get 4 certificates when you match elite status from other programs).

Click here to read my Trip Report from the Andaz Maui.
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Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Costa Rica
Price comparison: An Andaz room on July 6th is $245+tax= $315 on Jetsetter or $325+tax= $399 on Hyatt.com.
Alternatively you can use 15,000 Hyatt or Chase points or 7,500 Hyatt or Chase points plus $100.

An Andaz suite on July 6th is $455+tax= $583 on Jetsetter or $625+tax= $768 on Hyatt.com.
Alternatively you can use 24K Hyatt or Chase points (3 night minimum) or use a diamond suite upgrade certificate (you get 4 certificates when you match elite status from other programs).
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Andaz S. Diego
Price comparison: An Andaz Queen room on July 6th is $167+tax= $195 on Jetsetter or $239+tax= $269 on Hyatt.com.
Alternatively you can use 20,000 Hyatt or Chase points or 10,000 Hyatt or Chase points plus $125.
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Andaz Napa
Price comparison: An Andaz King room on November 9th is $148+tax= $175 on Jetsetter or $239+tax= $272 on Hyatt.com.
Alternatively you can use 20,000 Hyatt or Chase points or 10,000 Hyatt or Chase points plus $125.

An Andaz large loft suite on November 9th is $235+tax= $278 on Jetsetter or $339+tax= $386 on Hyatt.com
Alternatively you can use 40K Hyatt or Chase points (3 night minimum) or use a diamond suite upgrade certificate (you get 4 certificates when you match elite status from other programs).
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Andaz Amsterdam
Price comparison: An Andaz King room on July 6th is $326+tax= $338 on Jetsetter or $424+tax= $446 on Hyatt.com.
Alternatively you can use 20,000 Hyatt or Chase points or 10,000 Hyatt or Chase points plus $125.

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New IHG PointBreaks List Is Out!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

IHG PointBreaks Linky

The current list is valid for stays through 07/31. Hotels can sell out of discounted rooms quickly.

Daily Getaways still has IHG point on sale with 5,000 points costing $28-$30, though those don’t post instantly.

You can stay in any PointBreaks hotel for 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points. If you already have 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points in your account then you can buy increments of 10,000 points for $70 as described below.

If you don’t have points yet Priority Club sells 5,000 points for $67.50, though that won’t post instantly. You can also transfer 5,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Priority Club.  Terrible use of Ultimate Rewards points, but it allows you to start buying points for 0.7 cents each.

After you have 5,000 points in your account there is a “trick” to buy additional points for 0.7 cents each.  You can book any cancellable 15,000 point hotel stay using cash and points for $70+5,000 points.

All you need to do is search for reward points stays in any metro area and you should find a hotel for 5,000 points+$70 like the one below. The room is normally 15,000 points but with IHG points and cash option you can buy 10,000 points for $70 when making a reservation.  Just select the 5,000 points+$70 option to complete this purchase.

The $70 that you pay is nonrefundable so when you cancel the hotel you will actually get back 15,000 points in your account.  Effectively you are buying 10,000 Priority Club points with this method for $70 or 0.7 cents per points.

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Be sure to click on the rules during the checkout process to make sure that the room is fully refundable (almost all are):

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In other words the cost per each 5,000 point PointBreaks stay is just $35 once you already have 5,000 initial points in your account.

Sample hotels for 5,000 points ($35) per night through 07/31:
US:
-Candlewood Suites Buffalo
-Candlewood Suites Trenton
-Candlewood Suites Kansas City
-Candlewood Suites Indianapolis South
-Crowne Plaza S. Antonio Airport
-Holiday Inn Cleveland Airport
-Holiday Inn Jacksonville
-Holiday Inn Sarasota
-Holiday Inn Patriot-Williamsburg, VA
-Holiday Inn Express And Suites Atlanta NW
-Hotel Indigo Chicago-Vernon Hills
-Staybridge Suites Denver Tech Center
-Staybridge Suites Milwaukee Airport South
-Staybridge Suites Great Falls, MO

Canada:
-Holiday Inn Montreal-Laval
-Holiday Inn Express And Suites Montreal Downtown

Central America:
-Hotel Indigo S. Jose Costa Rica
-Holiday Inn Panana Canal

Europe:
-Holiday Inn Express Antwerp
-Holiday Inn Express Barcelona
-Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
-Holiday Inn Express Milan Malpensa Airport
-Crowne Plaza Vilnius

Asia:
-Holiday Inn Siva, Fiji
-Holiday Inn Townsvilla, Australia

HT: dovy2, via DDF

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Prepaid Starwood Hotel Deals From Just $10/Night…For November 2015

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Lots of great prepaid rates available in November 2015 bookable on SPG.com.
Earn double points with a Starwood Consumer AMEX or Starwood Business AMEX

In some properties you can also get really great deals on suites as well.

Here are some sample deals:
-The Westin Waltham Boston, 11/02/15-11/03/15: $10 ($10 rates available for most of November 2015).
-Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta, 11/13/15-11/15/15: $30/night
-Sheraton Universal, CA, 11/11/15-11/13/15: $10/night

-S. Regis Washington DC, 11/02/15-11/03/15: $20 ($30 rates available for most of November 2015). DEAD!
-Westin Diplomat Hollywood, FL, 11/11/15-11/13/15: $10/night DEAD!
-W Hollywood, CA, 11/12/15-11/13/15: $40 DEAD!
-Westin Chicago Northwest, 11/11/15-11/13/15: $10/night DEAD!
-Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 11/09/15-11/10/15: $10/night DEAD!
-The Westin Tysons Corner, VA, 11/11/15-11/13/15: $30/night DEAD!

Find other deals? Post a comment!

HT: lucky and dealvr via DDF

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Daily Getaway For 05/23: IHG

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Related: Highlights Of Daily Getaways 2014
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Daily Getaways Linky

With Daily Getaways you can purchase discounted travel packages, but you have to be really quick.  At 1pm EDT every weekday from May 19 until June 20th there is a new offering.

The best ones will sell out in seconds, so you need to be waiting on the page at 12:59pm and refreshing the page.  Be sure to have a IHG number handy.

There are 4 IHG packages available (If you use an AMEX you will automatically get 10% off the listed price) :

1. 15K points for $90 (0.6 cents per point)

2. 25K points for $150.30 (0.601 cpp)

3. 50K points for $292.50 (0.585 cpp)

4. 100K points for $567 (0.567 cpp)

IHG runs PointBreaks which allows you to book rooms at rotating hotels for just 5,000 points per night.   That’s just $28.35 at .567 cpp or $30 at .6 cpp.

There are also good values to be had at high-end properties.  An overwater bungalow at the Intercontinental Thalasso Bora Bora that would be 50K points or $283.50 at .567 cpp. Checking a random date, January 18th, shows the lowest paid rate of $849 with tax.

Will you be a buyer today? What hotel redemption are you gunning for? Sound off in the comments!

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Deluxe Suite At The Signature At MGM Grand Las Vegas For Just $27.86 On August 28th

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Update, 8:15pm: DEAD!

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Deluxe Suite At The Signature At MGM Grand For $27.86 On August 28th

Seemingly the only valid night for this deal is Thursday, August 28th.

The rate for a deluxe suite on Hyatt.com for 08/28 is $250. The hotel is ranked #10 of 271 hotels in Vegas.

A $25 resort fee will be owed at checkin.

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HT: HP58, via EHD

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David Dead Sea Resort & Spa (Formerly Le Meridien Dead Sea) From Just $29.19 Per Night With Free Breakfast!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Update, 6:30pm: DEAD!

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Bookable on Orbitz

Search for hotels at the Dead Sea and use the following promo code for 20% off: DISCOVER
The promo code is good for nights booked by 04/01 and completed by 12/31.

Most dates have free cancellation until 2 days prior to checkin.  Breakfast is included in these rates!

Deluxe Sea View: $29.19 with tax. Mesada Suite: $45.29 with tax.
Valid nights: 10/01-10/08. 10/08-10/15.

Deluxe Sea View: $34.77 with tax. Mesada Suite: $50.87 with tax.
Valid nights: 03/30-04/02, 04/05-04/07, 04/08-04/10, 04/12-04/14, 06/08-06/12, 06/18-06/25, 06/25-07/02, 07/02-07/09, 07/09-07/16, 07/16-07/23, 07/23-07/30, 07/30-08/06, 08/06-08/13, 08/13-08/20, 08/20-09/01, 12/01-12/08, 12/08-12/15, 12/15-12/22, 12/22-12/31.

Deluxe Sea View: $42.08 with tax. Mesada Suite: $58.17 with tax.
Valid nights: 04/22-04/28, 04/30-05/06, 05/08-05/15, 05/15-05/22, 05/22-06/01. 09/01-09/11, 09/14-09/21, 09/21-09/30, 10/17-10/24, 11/02-11/09, 11/09-11/16, 11/16-11/23, 11/23-11/30.

Most nights can be booked individually though some nights may require a 2 or 3 night minimum stay.

Remember when those rooms went for $500 on SPG.com :D

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Sheraton Brooklyn For Just $48.78 On May 11th

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Update 2: DEAD!

Update: You can also book a prepaid, fully refundable Club Room with lounge access and 1,000 bonus Starpoints for just $59.73 on SPG.com:

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Seemingly the only valid night for this deal is Sunday, May 11th.

You can book the Sheraton Brooklyn via Booking.com for $48.78 including all taxes. This rate allows for free cancellation.

You can also book it direct on SPG.com with SPG benefits for $59.73 including all taxes. The SPG.com rate is prepaid (and is therefore more likely to be honored).

HT: nbnuti via EHD

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New IHG PointBreaks List Is Out: Hotel Rooms For $35/Night

Monday, March 24th, 2014

IHG PointBreaks Linky

The current list is valid for stays through 05/31. Hotels can sell out of discounted rooms quickly.

You can stay in any PointBreaks hotel for 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points. If you already have 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points in your account then you can buy increments of 10,000 points for $70 as described below.

If you don’t have points yet Priority Club sells 5,000 points for $67.50, though that won’t post instantly. You can also instantly transfer 5,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Priority Club.  Not a great use of Ultimate Rewards points, but it allows you to start buying points for 0.7 cents each.

After you have 5,000 points in your account there is a “trick” to buy additional points for 0.7 cents each.  You can book any cancellable 15,000 point hotel stay using cash and points for $70+5,000 points.

All you need to do is search for reward points stays in any metro area and you should find a hotel for 5,000 points+$70 like the one below. The room is normally 15,000 points but with IHG points and cash option you can buy 10,000 points for $70 when making a reservation.  Just select the 5,000 points+$70 option to complete this purchase.

The $70 that you pay is nonrefundable so when you cancel the hotel you will actually get back 15,000 points in your account.  Effectively you are buying 10,000 Priority Club points with this method for $70 or 0.7 cents per points.

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Be sure to click on the rules during the checkout process to make sure that the room is fully refundable (almost all are):

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In other words the cost per each 5,000 point PointBreaks stay is just $35 once you already have 5,000 initial points in your account.

Sample hotels for 5,000 points ($35) per night through 05/31:
-Intercontinental Cleveland
-Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly, AZ
-Holiday Inn Somerset-Bridgewater, NJ
-Holiday Inn Philadelphia South-Swedesboro, NJ
-Holiday Inn San Diego North Miramar
-Candlewood Suites Orange County/Irvine Spectrum, CA
-Candlewood Suites Nanuet-Rockland County, NY
-Holiday Inn Express Toronto-Mississauga
-Holiday Inn Milan-Linate Airport, Italy
-Holiday Inn Vilnius, Lithuania
-Holiday Inn Express Sumare Ave. Sao Paulo, Brazil
-Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola, Costa Rica
-Intercontinental Real Tegucigalpa, Honduras
-Crowne Plaza Lima, Peru

The Intercontinental Cleveland is on PointBreaks. You can pay $380+tax for a room on 05/13 for example or use 5,000 that you can purchase for $35 as described above:

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Price Mistake: Royal Pita Maha Bali 5 Star Resort For 4 Cents Per Night

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Update: Appears to have been fixed already…they must be following me on Twitter ;)

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Bookable on Kayak for pretty much every date I tried.

This is a 5 star resort with excellent reviews.

When you click through to book it takes you directly to the hotel site, which means nothing can really stop them from cancelling your reservation. So don’t go booking nonrefundable tickets to Bali unless they say that they will honor it.

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HT: T for the email.

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20% Off Living Social Deals: Trump Plaza Atlantic City With $10 Gift Card For $35.20/Night

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Living Social Linky

20% off code (Exp 02/23): 2014FEB20
Max savings is $20.
You can only use the 20% off code once per Living Social account.

Sample deals:
Trump Plaza Atlantic City For $35.20
-Valid Sundays through Thursdays.
-$10 Credit at the Trump Front Page Gift Shop included with each voucher.
-You can combine vouchers for a longer stay, but the max savings with that code is $20.
-Living Social gives you up to 30 days to return your unused voucher for a full refund.
-Limit 5 per customer, additional as gifts; up to 5 vouchers may be combined to extend stay
-Only valid for stays between February 12 and April 30, 2014
-Blackout date(s):March 7-8 and April 20-24
-PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON February 21, 2019
-PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON April 30, 2014

-$28 for two adult tickets to the NYC Fun City Night Tour on a double-decker bus.

Post what other great deals you find!

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Andaz Maui And Costa Rica On Jetsetter Flash Sales

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Andaz Maui at Wailea

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Costa Rica

If you don’t yet have a Jetsetter account I’d love if you would sign up via my referral link.

For example:

May 11th at the Andaz Maui is $449+ on Hyatt.com versus $330+ on Jetsetter plus the Jetsetter rate includes breakfast.

May 11th at the Andaz Papagayo is $350+ on Hyatt.com versus $210+ on Jetsetter. A suite on Hyatt.com is $750+ versus $450+ on Jetsetter.

-The Andaz Maui is overall a fantastic property, more on that when I get around to writing up a trip report from last week.

-The Andaz Papagayo has received very positive reviews from DDF’ers and I hope to hit it up in the future myself.

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Living Social: Revel Casino And Hotel Atlantic City, NJ For $55.20

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Related: 20% Off Living Social Deals: $30 At American Apparel For $12 And More
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Living Social: Revel Casino And Hotel Atlantic City, NJ For $55.20

Revel is ranked as the 5th best hotel out of 61 hotels in Atlantic City!

NY Times review: “At this lavish, $2.4 billion, 6.3 million-square-foot resort, the first casino hotel to open in Atlantic City in nine years, rooms start at a comparably reasonable $189… The place delivers on almost every level. This imaginative, multibillion dollar roll of the dice ought to be a winner.”

A Sunday-Thursday night voucher is on sale for $69.  Plus you can use the following code for 20% off all Living Social deals that you purchase by tonight, 02/17: 2014PRESDAY

You can combine vouchers for a longer stay, but the max savings with that code is $20.  If you want to stay more than 1 night and have more than 1 Living Social account you’ll probably want to buy the vouchers separately to maximize the savings.  You can only use the 20% off code once per Living Social account.

-LivingSocial gives you up to 30 days to return your unused voucher for a full refund.
-Voucher valid for an Ocean King or Ocean Two Queen Room. Maximum occupancy for an Ocean King is 2 and the max occupancy for an Ocean Two Queen is 4
-Vouchers may be combined to stay for up to 6 nights
-Only valid for stays between now and March 28, 2014
-Reservations required and subject to availability
-Same day bookings not permitted, must reserve at least one day in advance of stay
-Blackout date: March 7
-PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON March 28, 2014
-PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON February 17, 2019

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Ramada West Atlantic City For $8.28 Per Night

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Update: DEAD!

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No, it’s nothing fancy, but in case you want a getaway on the cheap there appear to be 2 nights in a row bookable for $8.28/night:

-Click here to book 02/24-02/25.
-Click here to book 02/25-02/26.
-Click here to book 02/24-02/26.

If you find other valid dates please post a comment.

“This hotel is next to Lakes Bay with views of the Atlantic City skyline. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to Atlantic City’s casinos and main attractions.”

HT: Mistake Dude and rangersin4, via DDF

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Barcelona Tower Suites In Cancun For $7 Per Night

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Bookable on Orbitz.

Earn 2.14 points per dollar by paying with Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Probably won’t be honored, but if you want to give it a shot anyway:

Search for Cancun and use promo code: PACKUP
Then sort by lowest price to find the Barcelona Tower Suites.

Bookable on select dates over the next few months.
For example: 02/24, 03/09, 03/18, etc.

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New IHG PointBreaks List Is Out: Hotel Rooms For $35/Night

Monday, January 27th, 2014

IHG PointBreaks Linky

The current list is valid for stays through 03/31. Hotels can sell out of discounted rooms quickly.

You can stay in any PointBreaks hotel for 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points. If you already have 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points in your account then you can buy increments of 10,000 points for $70 as described below.

If you don’t have points yet Priority Club sells 5,000 points for $67.50 or you can instantly transfer 5,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Priority Club.  Not a great use of Ultimate Rewards points, but it allows you to start buying points for 0.7 cents each.

After you have 5,000 points in your account there is a “trick” to buy additional points for 0.7 cents each.  You can book any cancellable 15,000 point hotel stay using cash and points for $70+5,000 points.

All you need to do is search for reward points stays in any metro area and you should find a hotel for 5,000 points+$70 like the one below. The room is normally 15,000 points but with IHG points and cash option you can buy 10,000 points for $70 when making a reservation.  Just select the 5,000 points+$70 option to complete this purchase.

The $70 that you pay is nonrefundable so when you cancel the hotel you will actually get back 15,000 points in your account.  Effectively you are buying 10,000 Priority Club points with this method for $70 or 0.7 cents per points.

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Be sure to click on the rules during the checkout process to make sure that the room is fully refundable (almost all are):

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In other words the cost per each 5,000 point PointBreaks stay is just $35 once you already have 5,000 initial points in your account.

Sample hotels for 5,000 points ($35) per night:
-Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport
-Crowne Plaza Philadelphia/Bucks County
-Crowne Plaza Monroe South Brunswick, NJ
-Holiday Inn Budd Lake – Rockaway Area, NJ
-Hotel Indigo Boston/Newton
-Hotel Indigo Miami Lakes
-Staybridge Suites Detroit/Utica
-Staybridge Suites Cranbury-South Brunswick, NJ

-InterContinental Phnom Penh, Cambodia
-InterContinental Beijing/Beichen, China
-InterContinental Mendoza, Argentina
-Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu
-Crowne Plaza Asuncion, Paraguay
-Holiday Inn Express Gibraltor
-Holiday Inn Prague Airport
-Holiday Inn Express Pretoria, South Africa
-Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa
-Staybridge Suites Guelph, Ontario

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Dolce Palisades NY Hotel For $9 Per Night?

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Update: DEAD!

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The Dolce Palisades NY Hotel is selling rooms for weeknights in December 2014 and January 2015 for $9 per night.

Time will tell if they’ll honor it.

HT: A3, via DDF

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New Year, New Deals: Book Hotels With Global Tours And Earn American Express Membership Rewards Points

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Please note: This is a paid advertisement which is stickied as the top post, please scroll down for new posts.

2 day sale, offer expires 01/08/14

-Earn 10 American Express Membership Rewards points for every dollar spent on a hotel in Israel.
-Earn 5 American Express Membership Rewards points for every dollar spent on a hotel worldwide.

Search for any hotel on www.hotels.com, www.orbitz.com, or www.expedia.com.
We will match the price and give you 10 Membership Rewards points for every dollar spent on a hotel in Israel and 5 Membership Rewards points for every dollar spent on a hotel worldwide.

Must mention code: AEMR1

Minimum purchase is 5 nights or $1,000.  It can be 5 nights and less than $1,000 or less than 5 nights if the total is $1,000 or more.

All bookings must be prepaid with an American Express card enrolled in the Membership Rewards program.

Not to be combined with any other offer. Some restrictions apply.

For any questions and to book, please call 877-SEE-TEL-AVIV, 212-986-7400‎ or email hotels@globaltoursinc.com

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Bonus 10% Off Select Jetsetter Hotels In Cancun, Hawaii, Miami, LA, Palm Springs, And More

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Bonus 10% Off Select Jetsetter Hotels In Hawaii, Miami, LA, And More
That’s on top of up to 45% savings or 4th night free that’s applied on select hotels after selecting your date.

You must book by 01/09 for the bonus 10% off.

If you don’t yet have a Jetsetter account I’d love if you would sign up via my referral link.

Use the following code for an additional 10% off of the hotels found via the sale link above: GETWARM14

Sample deals:
-Mondrian South Beach on May 4th is $237 plus tax after the coupon above.
-Eden Roc Miami Beach on May 11th is $251 plus tax after the coupon above.
-Hotel Victor South Beach on Jan 19th is $266 plus tax after the coupon above.
-The Parker Palm Springs on Jan 12th is $229 plus tax after the coupon above.
Hawaii Island Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii on Jan 26th is $175 plus tax after the coupon above.
-Mauna Lani Hotel & Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii from Jan 26-30 is $783 or $195.75 plus tax after 4th night free and the coupon above.

HT: DWL

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Trump Plaza Atlantic City For Just $29.75/Night!

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Trump Plaza Atlantic City For Just $29.75

Use the following code for 25% off ($25 max savings): CyberMonday

-A One-Night Stay for Two in a Plaza Tower Room, Sundays through Thursdays.
-Plus get a pair of Two-for-One Starbucks Vouchers
-Combine Vouchers to Stay for Up to Five Nights

HT: beeweegee, via DDF

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$25 off $200 At Hotels.com

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Hotels.com Offer Linky

Use code: 25OFFNOVEMBER
-Book by 11/25/13.
-Complete stay by 01/31/14.

HT: NewYorker11219, via DDF

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New IHG PointBreaks List Is Out: Hotel Rooms For $35/Night

Friday, November 1st, 2013

IHG PointBreaks Linky

The current list is valid for stays through 01/31. Hotels can sell out of discounted rooms quickly.

You can stay in any PointBreaks hotel for 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points. If you already have 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points in your account then you can buy increments of 10,000 points for $70 as described below.

If you don’t have points yet Priority Club sells 5,000 points for $67.50 or you can instantly transfer 5,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Priority Club.

After you have 5,000 points in your account there is a “trick” to buy additional points for 0.7 cents each.  You can book any cancellable 15,000 point hotel stay using cash and points for $70+5,000 points.

All you need to do is search for reward points stays in any metro area and you should find a hotel for 5,000 points+$70 like the one below. The room is normally 15,000 points but with IHG points and cash option you can buy 10,000 points for $70 when making a reservation.  Just select the 5,000 points+$70 option to complete this purchase.

The $70 that you pay is nonrefundable so when you cancel the hotel you will actually get back 15,000 points in your account.  Effectively you are buying 10,000 Priority Club points with this method for $70 or 0.7 cents per points.

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Be sure to click on the rules during the checkout process to make sure that the room is fully refundable (almost all are):

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In other words the cost per each 5,000 point PointBreaks stay is just $35 once you already have 5,000 initial points in your account.

Sample hotels for $35 per night:

-Intercontinental Resort Tahiti, French Polynesia
-Intercontinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers, South Africa
-Intercontinental Shanghai Ruijin

-Hotel Indigo Atlanta Airport
-Crowne Plaza Charlotte
-Holiday Inn Express and Suites Colorado Springs
-Candlewood Suites Denver
-Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown
-Candlewood Suites Detroit-Southfield
-Staybridge Suites North Brunswick, NJ
-Crowne Plaza Oklahoma City
-Crowne Plaza Overland Park, KS
-Staybridge Suites S. Antonio Sea World

-Holiday Inn Toronto-Mississauga, Canada
-Crowne Plaza Acapulco, Mexico
-Crowne Plaza Panama
-Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach, Thailand
-Holiday Inn Brussels Airport
-Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
-Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Airport
-Crowne Plaza Prague
-Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport

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Ubud Hanging Gardens Bali On Sale At Jetsetter

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Ubud Hanging Gardens Bali On Sale At Jetsetter

If you don’t yet have a Jetsetter account I’d love if you would sign up via this referral link.

Jetsetter is a hotel discounted and their flash sales can be very good.

With this flash sale you’ll get your own villa with a private pool at a highly-rated hotel on a beautiful island for just $220/night.  Pretty awesome!

Pool Villa:

Airlines that fly to Bali with one stop from NYC include Asiana (SPG transfer option and partner with United/USAirways), Cathay Pacific (AMEX MR and SPG transfer option and partner with AA/BA), China Eastern (SPG transfer option and partner with Delta), EVA (partners with United/USAirways), Korean (Chase UR transfer option and partner with Delta), and Singapore (AMEX MR and SPG partners with United/USAirways).

Business or first class with any of those Asian carriers using your miles will be an awesome way to get there.

Singapore A380 First Class Suite (from our quick jaunt to Paris last December):

 

Cathay Pacific First Class (From my Vancouver trip notes which include a comparison of Cathay business and first class):

Korean First Class (From my Singapore trip notes).

 

HT: damaxer91, via DDF

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Current Rocketmiles Promotions

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Rocketmiles is a hotel booking site that awards airline miles for booking hotel stays.  Normally you can earn 1,000-5,000 airline miles per night instead of earning hotel points.  When you search for hotels it will tell you how many miles each hotel will earn along with the nightly rate.
If you use this referral link to open a new account and book a stay we’ll each get 1,000 miles on top of the miles that you’ll earn for your stay.

You can choose to earn miles from Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, American AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, Etihad Guest, Flying Blue, HawaiianMiles, JetBlue TrueBlue, United MileagePlus, US Airways Dividend Miles, and Virgin America Elevate.

On top of that there are a couple of nice promotions going on now:

-All customers can earn double miles for all October hotel stays that are booked by 10/04.
Hotels that normally earn 1,000 miles per night will earn 2,000 per night. Hotels that normally earn 2,000 miles per night will earn 4,000 per night. Hotels that normally earn 3,000 miles per night will earn 6,000 per night. Etc.

-If you haven’t yet used Rocketmiles you can earn 3,000 bonus USAirways miles on top of the 1,000 point referral signup bonus and on top of the miles you get for the hotel stay booking. This is valid for stays through 03/31/14.

HT: Gary

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