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Clarion Las Vegas – earning my credit card bonus with a night’s sleep

Stay to earn. The Choice Privileges® Visa Signature Card currently comes with a 32,000 point bonus, 8,000 for first purchase, a further 24,000 for first stay at a Choice Hotels brand in the US. I applied and received this card for use in Europe and Australasia, where Choice Privileges points can be quite handy. I…

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My Week in Points November 11-17: the depths of Gol and George

I’m going to American Samoa! I hope. Online Travel Review proposes a way to make it accessible with Virgin America and its credit card. Speaking of cool uses of miles, New Girl in the Air suggests ways to use British Airways Avios that actually include leaving the airport, mileage runners take note! Avios are my…

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Explained but still perplexing: Choice Privileges Take 2 Trips, Earn 1 Night Free

Helpful readers explained what Choice Privileges does not about their Q4 promotion. I wrote in My Week in Points that I was frustrated that I only got the minimum 5,000 point bonus, with no explanation of how that was determined. I should have looked that my overall balance was 8,000. Katherine explained: The promotion is…

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My Week in Points October 21-27: not opening my wallet and disappointing Choice Privileges bonus

When something too good to be true pops up, should I jump or not? Often the answer for me hinges on whether or not it requires a cash outlay. And if I understand the proposition. If something appears in a flash that requires no opening of my wallet, I will sign up and let the…

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My Week in Points September 30-October 6: hitting the AmEx wall

Delta: New York JKF or Atlanta to Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP) is wide-open at the low 35,000 SkyMiles level in coach. Admittedly not a destination for everyone. I just got back a few hours ago and had a great time, far exceeding my expectations. Choice Privileges: last week I noted that my stays in Australia had…

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My Week in Points September 16-29: Australia, the Veteran’s UA 5% off and car rental billing errors

I spent a week without internet in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, well, except for a grabbing some unprotected wi-fi from outside the local telecom’s office in Honiara. I didn’t miss much in the miles and points world, would have been nice to take advantage of the Delta/SkyTeam 15% off via Alitalia offer…

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My Week in Points September 2-15 – Down Under Edition – I love Avios, and the Virgin Austalia Airpass is nice, too

British Airways Avios have become my most valuable points, pre-Avios it was for long-haul to South America, now it is for short-haul on otherwise exorbitant routes, such as New York-Toronto. I would not exclusively hold Avios but they have made possible some great trips that no one else could affordably facilitate. My weekend trip from…

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