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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Starwood Preferred Guest Points Got Us A Kids Free Getaway to the Amazing St Regis Monarch Beach on Starpoints and A Savings of $2,500

Rob and I spent 5 nights a few of summers back at the St. Regis Monarch Beach.  This resort is a Starwood Resort and SPG Category 7.  Conservatively, this hotel is about $500 per night.  So for 5 nights, the hotel would have cost us about $2,500.  Instead, we stayed on Starpoints, of course, at  30,000 […]

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Starwood Preferred Guest Points Got Us 5 Free Nights in Costa Rica at the Westin Playa Conchal-A Savings Of $4,000

  Last December we went to Costa Rica over December break.  We spent 5 nights in the rainforest at the Springs Resort and Spa, amazing!  Unfortunately,  I did not have enough points in any form, to use for this stay (i.e.-using Chase Ultimate Rewards points or American Express Membership Rewards points), so we paid for […]

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