New Costco Discount Offers 25% off Select Hyatt Hotels

I'm a big fan of Hyatt partly because I'm a Costco member, and using the discount code COSTCO regularly gets me a 10-20% discount that is both (1) refundable and (2) equal to or better than the pre-paid non-refundable rate. This makes it easier to check back and rebook if the price ever goes lower. Hyatt also has AAA discounts, but I need to fish out my membership number, and it doesn't work as … [Read more...]

When to Buy Miles: LifeMiles 2-for-1 Sale as an Example

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There are very few cases where I am tempted to buy miles. They are often expensive, so you have to wait for a sale. They are also at risk of devaluation. A 100% bonus on purchased miles is no good if the cost of awards doubles before you get to use them. But LifeMiles, the loyalty program of AviancaTaca, has such a generous award chart and such good sales on its miles that I often reconsider my … [Read more...]

New Hyatt 48 Hour Sale with Participating Properties

@FLYGVA alerted me to a new Hyatt 48 Hour Sale this morning. The offer terms have improved slightly since last time and are now offering up to 30% at participating hotels. (It was last capped at 20%). Unfortunately I have yet to find any discounts at properties I know I'll need to visit in that time frame, but this is one good example of why it pays to book refundable stays. If a sale comes … [Read more...]

Targeted: Up to 100% Bonus on Purchased US Miles


For whatever reason, I have two US Airways accounts, and each got a separate offer yesterday for buying miles during the month of February. I'm not sure how targeted they are. The URLs are pretty generic, but you do have to log in before making a purchase. Try both and see what happens. Offer One: 50% Bonus -- Buy 100,000 and Get 50,000 Free You can actually only buy 50,000 miles at a time, so … [Read more...]

Save 30% + More at Hawaiian Starwood Resorts

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The timing on this is tight, but book and stay by December 31, 2012, and members of Hawaiian Airlines' HawaiianMiles program will get 30% off room rates at all Hawaiian resort properties. In addition, you can earn triple HawaiianMiles and get a free one-category upgrade. I usually go to Hawaii in summer, and this year I went in winter. But fall is definitely one of the cheapest times to visit. … [Read more...]

50% off Starwood Hotels in Southeast Asia


For a limited time, Starwood is offering a discount of up to 50% on reservations at their properties in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Personally I wouldn't mind being there right now, what with the wind and rain and cold here in Seattle. If you have travel planned in that direction (or maybe you've got a mileage run booked ;) ) consider checking out the sale. See theĀ full list of … [Read more...]

20% off Virgin America and Double Elevate Points

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I woke up to a Virgin America sale in my email: 20% off for 20 hours. What a coincidence; I was just talking with Lucky and a few of our readers last night about the uncertain future of Virgin America. (Frankly, I think it was a mistake to start transcontinental service.) But we did agree that they have competitive fares, made more so by sales like this one. You must book by 11:59 PM Pacific … [Read more...]