A couple of days back I received an e-mail from Marriott Bonvoy with some good news.
The subject of the message was, “Enjoy your Free Night Award.”
Since using my Free Night Award valued at up to 25,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, I didn’t think much about when my new night would become available. Continue reading A Marriott Bonvoy E-Mail I Was Happy To See
A couple of years back Kim and I got the Hyatt credit card. At the time, the signup bonus came with two free nights at any Hyatt property in the world.
After much thought, we used our free nights for a stay at the new Park Hyatt St Kitts. (Check out my review of our family visit to the property here.)
Besides those two free nights, the Hyatt credit card comes with one free night each year at any Category 1-4 hotel or resort on your cardmember anniversary. Continue reading What Did We Book With Our Hyatt Free Nights?
A couple of weeks back, the Michael W Travels family returned from a very nice visit to St Kitts where we stayed at the beautiful Park Hyatt.
While we like staying at nice hotels, we’d never pay for the cost of a stay at this kind of property.
Our stay was made possible thanks to the Hyatt credit card. Continue reading Have A Hyatt Credit Card? Get 10% Redeemed Points Back
Anniversary free nights from credit cards can be a bit of a pain for a couple of reasons. First of all, you want to make sure that you’re getting a better value than the cost of the annual fee.
Another issue is that they expire. Do you want to use a free night towards a trip you are planning or plan a trip around it?
I recently shared where we are staying with our IHG Anniversary Free Night. Then AwardWallet informed me that my Marriott Rewards Anniversary Free Night was expiring in less than 3 months. Continue reading Where Are We Staying With My Marriott Rewards Anniversary Free Night
Recently, the $99 annual fee posted for my Barclaycard JetBlue Mastercard.
This left me with a decision to make: pay the annual fee, close the card or call in to try to get a retention bonus. Continue reading Did I Receive A Retention Offer For The JetBlue Mastercard
I recently had to make a decision to make regarding my Barclay Arrival credit card.
With the $89 annual fee due, I had to decide whether or not to keep it or close it. Before making the call, I think my decision had already been made. Continue reading Did I Receive A Retention Offer For The Barclay Arrival Card?
Recently, I had a big decision to make about my Citi ThankYou Premier credit card.
When the $95 annual fee came up, I needed to decide whether or not I should keep it or close it. Continue reading Did I Receive A Citi ThankYou Premier Retention Offer?
I rarely add an authorized user to my credit cards unless I’m getting something worthwhile back.
Some credit cards offer bonus miles for adding an AU. One card which comes to mind is the United MileagePlus Explorer Card. When you add an AU and make an purchase, you get 5,000 bonus miles. Not bad…
I just received an offer to add an authorized user to my JetBlue Plus Card. Continue reading Would You Add An Authorized User To Your Credit Card For This Offer?
For years I put off applying for a Hyatt Visa card. I didn’t see the real value in applying for a credit card which offered a bonus of only two free nights.
However, I figured that at some point, I would get the card. It was most likely be when there weren’t lots of other credit card offers that I was interested in applying for. Continue reading Where Did Kim & I Redeem Our Four Hyatt Visa Free Nights?
Club Carlson points lost a lot of value (around half?) when the generous 2nd night free benefit went away a couple of years back. Regardless, I still kept my credit cards open since I feel that the 40,000 renewal bonus points given are worth more that the annual fee.
I just received an interesting bonus offer where I can earn 2,500 bonus Club Carlson points for making four online purchases. Continue reading 2,500 Bonus Club Carlson Points For Making 4 Small Purchases