Miles to Memories Roundup & Updates
On tonight’s roundup we’ll talk about gift card deals, which flexible points currency is best and best rate guarantees! Enjoy!
Fantastic eBay Gift Card Discounts
eBay has a number of gift cards on sale for up to 20% off. The ones being sold by Paypal Digital Gifts have been known to earn 5x with a Chase Ink card. You should also earn 2% in eBay Bucks and Ebates (personal referral link) is paying 4% in the gift cards category.
Some of the deals are sold out but all of these card are STILL AVAILABLE:
- $200 Hyatt for $175
- $100 Sears for $85
- $100 iTunes for $80
- $50 Cabelas for $40
- $50 TGI Friday’s for $40
IHG Point Breaks Preview
The new IHG Point Breaks hotels will be released on Tuesday 5/26/15 for booking through July 31, 2015. For those that don’t know, Point Breaks are hotels that will only cost 5,000 points per night during the promotional period. IHG sent out a small preview of the properties that will be available during this next round.
- InterContinental® hotel Nha Trang, Vietnam
- Crowne Plaza® hotel New Delhi Mayur Vihar Noida, India
- Holiday Inn® hotel Andorra, Europe
- Holiday Inn® hotel Cordoba, Argentina
- Holiday Inn Express® hotel Frankfurt-Messe, Germany, Europe
- Staybridge Suites® hotel Tallahassee I-10 East, Florida, United States
- Candlewood Suites® hotel Washington-Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Wow! If these are the 7 properties they chose for the preview, I can’t imagine how terrible the list is going to be!
10% Off Hotel Tonight
As any long time reader of the site knows, I use Hotel Tonight (my review) from time to time. They aren’t always the cheapest, but there have been times I have saved significant money like on my recent Riviera stay or in Washington DC last year.
Through 5/25/15 Hotel Tonight is offering an additional 10% off of stays of 2 or more nights ($100 minimum). To get the discount simply use the code MEMORIALDAY. If you are new to Hotel Tonight, you can use my personal referral code SCOOMER2 to get a $25 credit as well. (Every member has their own referral code.)
Posts that Caught my Eye
Here are a couple of posts from today that I found interesting:
A great comparison of the three main flexible points currencies and which one is best for each type of situation. Flexible points currencies can really be confusing, since each one has different values and transfer partners. This helps to sort through the noise.
Best rate guarantees can be an awesome way to get a free stay. For example, I got a $250+ plus room at the Crowne Plaza Changhi last year for free! I was so excited. The only issue is they take time to find. Sometimes a lot of time. This post is all about pushing the limits of best rate guarantees. Not for all, but the thrill of the hunt can be exciting for some.
Stay Tuned…HUGE GIVEAWAY
Tune into the blog tomorrow because I am going to be giving away 2 $50 gift cards! The contest will start at 6am Pacific and run through Monday evening at 11:59PM Pacific! Come back in the morning for more details! Have a great night!