How do I beat hotel rates?

When I travel, the hotel experience is as important as the flight experience and the destination. I tend to veer away from lower-priced accommodations that travellers my age generally stay at. The majority of my hotel stays are at Upper Upscale/Luxury properties, so paying the normal price for those properties would make it out of reach with the travel…

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Quintuple Dipping and Stacking Promos for Hyatt Gift Cards

One of my favourite things in the Hobby™ is stacking promotions. In this case, I pieced together several promotions going on all at once to get a humongous discount on a Hyatt Gift Card. How? By leveraging two gift card promotions, triple dipping with rebate programs and cashback, and utilizing a category bonus. Let’s read…

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Last Day for Hyatt Diamond Challenge!

Hyatt is my preferred hotel chain. Their loyalty program is very well balanced, their points are actually worth something, and they have excellent service and hotel quality. Their top-tier Diamond status requires 50 nights/25 stays to maintain status. However, to attract new customers, they’ve ran intermittently some form of Diamond Challenge, allowing you to attain…

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Vancouver A380 Service from British Airways Launched!

Updates to Vancouver Airport’s international flights are always interesting to me. This jolted me awake this morning, as British Airways is bringing their Airbus A380 to YVR for the 2016 Summer Schedule! Normally, British Airways operates 10-14 weekly during the Summer in Vancouver, usually with a Boeing 747-400 and/or Boeing 777-200ER. British Airways’ configuration of…

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