Starwood Preferred Guest Points and Hyatt Gold Passport Points Got Us Free Stays in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe – $3,200 in Savings!

In the summer of 2011 we took an amazing trip out west.  We spent our first 3 nights in San Francisco.  After 3 fun-filled, activity packed days in San Fran, we made the 3.5 hour drive to Lake Tahoe, the most breathtaking place I have been to yet. Guess what?  In each of these amazing […]

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

            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! First, I got them […]

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Starwood Preferred Guest Points Got Us A Free Summer Stay At Beaver Creek And $1,500 Saved

  Our summer vacation last year was to Colorado.  And guess what?  We stayed for free on Starpoints at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Beaver Creek.  This resort is a Starwood Preferred Guest Resort and a SPG Category 5. We had a studio suite for about 16,000 starpoints per night. It would have cost […]

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Starwood Preferred Guest Points Got Us Four Years of Free Hotels on Ski Trips Out West and a Savings of $9,000

For the last four winters, my family has taken a ski trip to Colorado. Each year, we like to try a different mountain. Each year since 2011, we have stayed for free on these ski trips. How? With Starwood Points! AND by booking the hotel early! There are many Starwood Resorts in the Colorado ski […]

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Marriot Rewards, Hyatt Gold Passport, and Starwood Preferred Guest Points Got Us 9 Free Nights in Florida Over Spring Break and a Savings of $5,300!

    My daughter has a swim meet every year in St. Peterburg, Florida. This past year, the meet fell on the first weekend of our spring break. Since Jessie and I were already there, I had Rob fly down with the boys to meet us for the week. Over the 9 days that we […]

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British Airways Avios Points Got Us To London On British Air Business Class -We saved $12,000 On Flights And Another $3,000 On Our Stay

                  Family trip to London-check. And what a trip it was as we flew ON AVIOS POINTS to London on British Airways Business Class. Wow what an experience!!! Amazing food, seats that turned into beds, an abundance of outlets for charging, a pre boarding lounge with tons […]

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Matmid Points Got Us Free Flights to Israel on El Al–We saved about 10K!!!

El Al is an American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner.  Membership Rewards points can be transferred to EL AL’s frequent flyer program, Matmid.  At the time of this post, 1000 American Express Membership Rewards points equals 20 Matmid points. Over many many years, I have had Rob accumulate his Membership Rewards points in anticipation of […]

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