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JW Marriott Los Cabos Recants; But is the La Concha Resort’s Fee OK?

Last week, I inadvertently set off a bit of a blogger fury when I wrote about the JW Marriott in Los Cabos charging a $30 "award booking surcharge" - only for points redemption stays. This...
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Hyatt Bonus Points for 50+ Credit Card Transactions Have Posted

I'm not saying you are crazy like me and that, after you participate in a bonus promotion of any kind, like last month's World of Hyatt credit card promotion where you got 5,000 bonus...
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This Marriott Hotel Added an Award Booking Surcharge…

As far as I'm aware, this is completely and totally in violation of the Marriott Bonvoy Terms and Conditions. We all know that hotels are (currently) free to charge resort fees and destination fees, even...
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Rio Las Vegas to Become Hyatt Branded

Updated at 2:19pm with operator info at the end of the post... In pretty huge Vegas news, the off-strip Rio Las Vegas will becoming multiple Hyatt branded hotels in one location. Per Hyatt: The more than 2,510-room...
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Limited Time Amex Bonvoy Welcome Bonuses – up to 125,000 Points + Statement Credits

Through May 12, 2021, people that are eligible for a new American Express Bonvoy credit card can get pretty sizable bonuses. The major catch is eligibility... Bonvoy Brilliant Welcome Bonus The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card, by...

Get 2,000 Hilton points for a $5 Donation via Lyft

Lyft has launched a program designed to allow riders to donate funds to support someone without means to get a free ride to their COVID vaccine. You can view the program here. Better still, Hilton will...
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Grab 1,000 Bonus Points at These New Hyatt Hotels (Per Night!)

You can normally get 500 bonus World of Hyatt points per night when you stay at a new Hyatt affiliated hotel. It's a promotion they do to raise awareness of their newest hotels. Now, to...
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These 11 Hyatts Change Category March 25th

During COVID, Hyatt suspended most category changes. On March 25th, 2021, they will be adjusting 9 hotels up a category and 1 down a category. The change will happen at 8am CDT. While none of...

Win up to $500 in Points and Swag – I’m Celebrating!

Last week, MilesTalk hit a major milestone: 5,000 members in our Facebook Group Community! You know what they say... the first 5,000 group members is the hardest! (OK, nobody says that - but when you start...
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Visiting Hawaii’s Big Island During COVID-19

(Post by Sarah Johnson; MilesTalk Facebook Group Moderator) Given the changing landscape of COVID-19 spread, testing, vaccination, and travel restrictions, it's hard to know what to expect if you do decide to go anywhere. My...