• One man’s strategy to getting targeted for promotions

    I think the points and miles gods are finally beginning to hear my prayers. For a while now I have always wondered what the secret ingredient was to getting targeted for an airline or hotel promotion. I’ve traveled a lot, I’m active across different programs, but for some reason I haven’t done enough to be awarded what I consider to be the honor of a targeted promotion. In my adventures across the big, bad internet, I always hear about people getting targeted promotions for top-level elite statuses, or increased points earning opportunities, but I’ve never actually seen it for myself. Things have seemed to turn around, though. (re: my recent…

  • Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Hotel pool in the evening.

    Finally, a World of Hyatt Promo worth using

    Hyatt has just announced their most recent points promotion. The full terms and conditions of the promotion are as follows: The basics of the promotion are as follows: Members receive either 500 or 1,000 points per qualifying night for stays between February 15 and May 15, 2018, depending on the property at which you stay. Hyatt Place or Hyatt House properties earn 500 bonus points per night, while all other Hyatt properties earn 1,000 points. There are no restrictions on the booking period, it is only required that you check-out between the time period. Theoretically, you could check-in before the 15th, then check out after and receive the bonus. This works…

  • United Airlines plane

    I Finally got a United Targeted Promotion

    I logged on to my United app to check the status of an upcoming flight and was surprised to find the following targeted promotion sitting in my account. The rules of the promotion seem to be pretty straightforward: Book and take a trip on United or United Express® before March 11, 2018, spending at least $275 per trip. This definitely looks like a targeted promotion as the “1” looks like it can be interchanged for different members, and the 6,900 miles does not seem like a benchmark number. This is pretty exciting for me as I’ve never truly been targeted for any promotion. This may be the norm, but as…