Buying Hotel Points to Save Money I recently bought 226,000 IHG points for $1130. Buying hotel points to save money sounds incomprehensible but there are some very good reasons to buy points when faced with the right scenario, hear me out. I have two IHG credit cards, one that allows me to get 10% rebate on points (legacy card) I redeem for hotel stays and another that gives … [Read more...] about How I Saved $1000 on a Stay By Buying Hotel Points
A Better Way to Buy AA Miles
A Better Way to Buy AA Miles American Airlines miles can be tough to collect because they don't have any credit card transfer partners worth using. Currently, AA's only transfer partner is Marriott and the transfer rate of 3:1 isn't exactly stellar. Without transfer partners earning large quantities of miles can be challenging if you're not into signing up for lots of AA … [Read more...] about A Better Way to Buy AA Miles
Should you Buy Points or Pay Cash for your Next Hotel Stay?
Buy Points or Pay Cash I always start the hotel booking process by researching different ways to book my preferred hotels. In most cases the main booking avenues are paying out of pocket and award nights, so for my analysis the most important metrics are the cash rate and the award price for a specific night. Hotel prices generally fluctuate with demand, so weekend nights … [Read more...] about Should you Buy Points or Pay Cash for your Next Hotel Stay?
NEW!! How to Earn Bonus Points When you Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points
Best Credit Card to Buy Marriott Points What's the best credit card to buy Marriott Points? There may be a new answer to this question. I was recently looking at booking a Marriott Award stay and I happened to be quite a few points short for the booking, so I figured I would just do a points advance booking. When I looked at my payment options I found something pretty … [Read more...] about NEW!! How to Earn Bonus Points When you Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points