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Hilton Quarter 2 Promotion: Double Points or Double Miles

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Hilton now has a web page open for registration for their second quarter promotion which allows for either double points or double miles for stays between April 1 and June 30, 2012. There are a number of US hotels that have declined to participate in the offer, but their are relatively few international locations which do not participate. Extra points are always welcome. While I would like to have seen triple or even quadruple points being offered as in the Quarter 1 2011 promo, I do think the double points offer is better than the 2012 Quarter 1 promo of 1000 bonus points per night. Registration can be found at this page.  https://www.hiltonhhonors.com/QuarterlyPages/2012/Q2/DoublePointsDoubleMiles.aspx

For a list of non participating hotels, click here.

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March 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

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Hilton Upgrades Diamond Benefits and Suite Upgrades Possible On Space Available Basis

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Hilton HHonors has increased the benefits of its Diamond elite level by allowing its members to be upgraded to suites on a space available basis according to this post from HHonor Guard. Although some hotels granted upgrades to Diamond members and frequent visitors, it was not official policy. The suite upgrades are valid at Hilton, Doubletree, and Conrad hotels. Waldorf Astoria hotels may also be included, but this has not been clearly defined.

Diamonds receive all three MyWay preferences including a room upgrade up to standard suite level, 1000 bonus points, and continental breakfast. The new policy has yet to be fully communicated, but the Flyertalk thread elaborates on the discussion.

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January 19, 2012 at 10:52 am

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Free El Al Matmid Frequent Flyer Membership

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By signing up for a kosher couponz account, one can then receive an El Al Matmid frequent flyer club membership for free. El Al normally charges $25 per year for this membership, but this freebie is worthwhile as it allows you to directly search for El Al award availability. It is usually more favorable to book El Al awards with American Airlines miles, but this offer provides one with the ability to find El Al awards and then book them via American Airlines. Additionally, El Matmid members receive an additional baggage weight allowance of 11 pounds. The steps for this offer are to sign up for a kosher couponz account: http://www.kosherkouponz.com/?rf=295821

Then click here on this link to sign up for the El Al offer at kosher couponz or via a link on their page. Upon signing up for the El Al offer, there will be a “purchase” in your account which is the link to the free El Al membership.Click the view link, and then copy the link in the PDF file which will take you to the El Al site to register for the free Matmid account. This is not the most straight forward process, but it all works out in the end. Shalom my friends.

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August 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm

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Wynn Las Vegas From $149 A Night

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The Las Vegas Wynn Hotel has recently redecorated all of its rooms, and it also has some special rates and packages that are available from now until November 30, 2011. These rates are subject to availability, and the best rates are found by avoiding the weekends and staying Sunday thru Thursday.

One option is to use booking code RNWFRD2 to book a $149 nightly rate from Sunday thru Thursday, and a $219 rate for Fridays and Saturdays with a $50 dining credit. For another option for multi night stays, two night stays are available starting at $299 and include two tickets to see Le Rêve with booking code RENEW24.

If you call 877-770-7829 for a booking of the RENEW24 rate, an upgrade to a King Suite at Encore will be made complimentary if space is available. Alternatively, rates and bookings may be made at http://www.wynnescape.com and searching with the codes RENEW24 or RNWFRD2 (For complete terms of the offer, visit http://www.visitwynn.com/terms/RENEW24 )

I visited the nightclub and hotel at Encore last year, and it is a great and chic place in Las Vegas. Here are some photos of Wynn & Encore below.

Exterior of Wynn & Encore

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Shops at Wynn

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By day, the area is used as Encore’s beach club. By night, this Encore’s Surrender nightclub.

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Encore’s Surrender nightclub

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Encore’s Surrender nightclub

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July 24, 2011 at 12:14 am

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Hyatt Regency Maui $199 thru Dec 17, 2011

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Via Travel Zoo, the Hyatt Regency Maui is offering a $199 rate per room with breakfast at buy one get one free from August 14 thru December 17, 2011. For an additional $10, one may upgrade to a partial ocean view room. This offer must be booked by July 27, 2011, and it is a non-refundable and non-changeable pre-paid rate. I recommend booking directly with the Hyatt Maui’s page and searching for rates here for ease of earning of Gold Passport points. http://maui.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/

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July 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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Daily Steals World Travel Adapter Set only $4.99

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Here is a great deal on a set of world travel adapters via the mobile daily steals website. You get a set of three adapters for free and only pay $4.99 shipping per set. Airports often charge up to $10 just for one adapter, so I think this is a great deal. From the time of this posting, there is only 12 hours remaining to make the purchase, so it expires at 10:00 pm Eastern Standard time. I recommend paying via PayPal which now allows one to use their credit card as payment source rather than only being able to take payment from a bank account. This offer serves as a reminder to check their site more often and daily, as they have some past offers for very good deals on digital cameras and unlocked cell phones. Here is the link to their website below.

https://mobile.dailysteals.com

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June 18, 2011 at 9:48 am

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Tumi McConnell Carry on $249

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Yugster has an offer for this carry on Tumi suitcase for $249. Its dimensions are 22 x 14 x 8.5. Add coupon code YUGSAVE5/25 to reduce it to $244.97. If you get an error viewing the page in Explorer, then open it up in Firefox, Opera, or Chrome. Here is the page: http://www.yugster.com/dspYoursUntilGone.aspx

Alternatively, you can go to a Nordstrom’s store or call their online store and request that they match this price. If going to the store, bring a print out of the Yugster web page showing the price.  Here is the item information: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tumi-mcconnell-international-carry-on/3154232?origin=category&resultback=5313.

I consider this to be a great deal if you like Tumi luggage. I recommend going to Nordstrom’s or a baggage store and viewing the luggage in person to determine whether you wish to purchase it. On a personal note, I like Tumi messenger bags, garment bags, and some of their luggage, but I will only purchase it when it is on sale, as their retail prices make it too expensive.

Update: This offer is no longer available.

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May 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

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