Buy SPG Starpoints at 25% Discount

Starpoints discount promo

Starwood Preferred Guest runs semi-regular promotions when purchasing Starpoints -- typically 25% off for a limited period twice a year. I bought some points last year to redeem for my honeymoon at the St. Regis Bali and don't regret it. This is likely one of the lowest prices you will ever see for Starpoints. However, the deal doesn't make sense for everyone. Bonuses are tiered, such that purchases of 20,000 Starpoints (the maximum) will … [Continue]

PGA Grand Slam Sweepstakes from National Car Rental

National PGA sweepstakes

National Car Rental is an official sponsor of the Professional Golfer's Association Grand Slam tournament in Bermuda and is running a sweepstakes that includes a free trip to the event. You can enter every day through August 15 on their Facebook page. One winner will receive a VIP package … [Continue]

A Guide to Cabo San Lucas: Rental Cars & Transportation

Cheesy? A bit.

I recently took my 6th trip to Cabo San Lucas and thought it would be a good idea to make a comprehensive guide. This guide will feature several parts. As one of the safest cities in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas has seen an increase in tourism and is a hotspot for young people during spring … [Continue]

Earn Triple Points with SPG Summer Promo

SPG Summer Promo 2014

Starwood Preferred Guest announced today its new Earn Away, Get Away summer promo, which runs from May 1 through July 31, 2014. Registration is open now and will end on June 30, so sign up even if you're not yet sure that you'll have a qualifying stay. The rules of the promotion are … [Continue]

A Guide to Cabo San Lucas: Getting Here

Availability looks good from LAX-SJD

I recently took my 6th trip to Cabo San Lucas and thought it would be a good idea to make a comprehensive guide. This guide will feature several parts and will start with different ways of getting to Cabo San Lucas. As one of the safest cities in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas has seen an … [Continue]

Yes, You DID Get 10 Cents Per Mile for Your Award Redemption

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Since I'll be starting a "real" job on Monday, I'd like to introduce Julian, who has agreed to help out by writing a new weekly series. Every Thursday morning he'll take the position of the Devil's Advocate and argue a contrarian view on travel and loyalty programs. I think it will be a … [Continue]