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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