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Hyatt Elite Status Via Award Nights: When Mattress Running Makes Sense

Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi Building Lobby

Last week, Hyatt announced that starting this year, award nights would count towards elite night requirements. A lot of people lamented this new development because it would make top-tier Globalist status more attainable. Why is this bad? Because more elites… Continue Reading

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Would You Go on a Ritz Carlton Cruise?

Ritz Carlton Cruise Line: Coming in 2019

Ritz Carlton recently announced that they will be unveiling a cruise line consisting of three ships that will begin sailing in 2019. Tailored to those who want a luxury cruise experience with a trusted hotel brand, The Ritz Carlton Yacht… Continue Reading

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Is It Worth Spending $20,000 on the British Airways Visa to Earn 100,000 Avios?

Mile Earning Credit Cards

Last week, I wrote about how to spend the 100k sign-up bonus from the British Airways Visa. There are still lots of great ways to redeem 100,000 Avios. However, the current sign-up bonus isn’t quite as good as it was… Continue Reading

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Earning Points and Elite Night Credit For Multiple Hotel Rooms

Hilton Munich Airport Suite Upgrade

What’s great about hotel loyalty programs is that unlike airlines, they allow you to earn points for other people’s travels. Whether your friends or family members are tagging along with you or heading off on their own trips, you can… Continue Reading

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Retaining Top-Tier Elite Benefits Without Hyatt Globalist Status

Hyatt Centric Chicago Downtown The Loop Lobby Front Desk

On March 1, something unthinkable will happen: For the first time in four years, I won’t have top-tier Hyatt elite status….and I’m totally fine with it. If I’m being perfectly honest, being a Hyatt Diamond member isn’t all its cracked… Continue Reading

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6 Best Credit Cards for People Who Aren’t Into Manufactured Spending

Wallet filled with a stack of credit cards

I’ve written a few posts about the best credit cards to use for manufactured spending, but not everyone earns their points that way. What if you’re not involved in manufactured spending at all? Plenty of people steer clear of manufactured… Continue Reading

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Credit Card Spending Requirements for Top-tier Hotel Elite Status

There was a time when most of us thought top-tier hotel elite status was out of reach. After all, who stays 25-50 nights at hotels every year? Mostly business travelers. Thanks to rewards credit cards, that’s no longer the case.… Continue Reading