American Airlines AAdvantage Miles and Starwood Preferred Guest Points Got Us a Free Boys MLK Ski Weekend!

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Rob will be taking Daniel and Mason this coming MLK weekend (2015) to Beaver Creek for their second annual boys ski weekend.  I booked the details for their trip at the end of May, 6 months in advance.  I think they will be very happy!

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First, I got them direct flights ON POINTS into Vail/Eagle.  Eagle is the airport that is only 30 minutes from Beaver Creek.  (Last year I was only able to book them flights on points to Denver and they had a 2 hour drive each way from the Denver airport.).  I booked these flights using our American Airlines AAdvantage miles for 40,000 miles each.  Great deal!!!!  I have used 50,000 miles in the past to fly in and out of Eagle.
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Second, I booked them a Studio Suite at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa.  This hotel is a Starwood Resort and an SPG Category 5.

I booked the four night stay using 75,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points, another pretty good deal in my experience for a suite! (We love this hotel, read about our summer stay, and our prior winter stay).

I am unsure if I got these good deals, (especially the flights) because I booked 6 months in advance. (I could have even booked earlier). I think I just booked at a good time and got lucky with the flights. A different day may have yielded a different flight redemption requirement. Like I said above, last year, I was not as lucky.

As for Jessie and I, we may be headed to Austin. I will keep you up to date on our plans and on how I am going to get us there as well FOR FREE!

What Daniel and Mason get to do on their boys weekend ski trip without their nervous mommy there
What Daniel and Mason get to do on their boys weekend ski trip without their nervous mommy there