$89/Night Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip (August 1 – September 30)

Hilton Grand Vacations

$89/Night Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip (August 1 – September 30)

Good evening, this is just a quick post tonight.  I got an email from Hilton about their Las Vegas Strip hotel property.  Currently, you can book $89/night suites, valid from 8/1 – 9/30.  If you are interested, please click here.  I don’t think you need to receive the email or sit through any timeshare presentations.  Remember, Las Vegas will be 100+ degrees those entire 2 months.

$89 Hilton Suite Las Vegas

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Random News: OC Meetup Saturday Night, Chase Marriott Refer A Friend, Schedule Evolve Money Payments, Go Bank Monthly Limits, Cell Phone AMEX Offer, 2 $50 Serve Direct Deposit Bonuses, Holiday Inn Tumblr, BJ’s S’mores Pizookie, and Gift Card Horrors

meetup

Random News: OC Meetup Saturday Night, Chase Marriott Refer A Friend, Schedule Evolve Money Payments, Go Bank Monthly Limits, Cell Phone AMEX Offer, 2 $50 Serve Direct Deposit Bonuses, Holiday Inn Tumblr, BJ’s S’mores Pizookie, and Gift Card Horrors

Good evening everyone, welcome to another exciting installment of Random News!  First things first, let’s talk about the OC Meetup:

  • When: 6PM – 8PM on Saturday, July 26
  • Where: In-N-Out at the Tustin District: 2895 Park Ave, The District, Tustin, CA 92782 (map)
  • Why: Talk miles and points with me and other locals (possibly share some secrets too)

In-N-Out Address

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How to Book Airfare with US Bank FlexPerks

FlexPerks Visa Signature Card

How to Book Airfare with US Bank FlexPerks

I’ve talked about US Bank FlexPerks a few times in the past:

I *highly* recommend reading the post from May 11 that highlights my way of MSing FlexPerks.  The brief run down is:

  • 20,000 FlexPoints = up to $400 in travel
  • To earn 20,000 FlexPoints, you need to spend $10,000 in grocery stores (2x on all grocery store purchases)
  • $10,000 / $500 Gift Cards = 20 Gift Cards
  • 20 Gift Cards x $5 activation fee = $100 out of pocket expense
  • $400 in travel – $100 out of pocket expense = $300 “free travel money”

Some other interesting points of FlexPoints:

  • Get 3,500 FlexPoints each cardmember year you spend $24,000 in net purchases, which can be redeemed for your annual fee or towards other rewards of your choice.
  • Get up to a $25 airline allowance with every award travel ticket good towards baggage fees, in-flight treats and more. (Ohhh in-flight treats/food/drinks – After travel, just call Cardmember Services at 877-978-7446 to request a statement credit within 90 days of your award ticket travel flight.)
  • Earn frequent flyer miles on the airline you fly for your award travel flight.

To read the entire article, please click here.

MSing for Hilton HHonors Points (4 Credit Card Comparison) and Reykjavik, Iceland Hotel Options

HH Honors

MSing for Hilton HHonors Points (4 Credit Card Comparison) and Reykjavik, Iceland Hotel Options

MSing (not to be confused with PMSing) is one of my specialties.  When I tell people that I have to spend $2,000, $5,000, or $10,000 on credit cards, they look at me funny.  “Wow, that is a lot of money, how are you going to do that?”  I do a quick calculation in my head; 4 stops at CVS, a quick trip to Albertson’s or Ralph’s, 2 visits to Walmart, carry the thousand, “I’ll be done with that later this week.”  I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks like that.  Since I do not have any real bills to pay (no mortgage, student loans, auto payments, etc.) I would say 95% of my spending is MS, and the other 5% comes from restaurants (I <3 food).

Anyway, enough about me.  My Hilton HHonors account has been dwindling as of late thanks to stays at the Hilton San Francisco Airport and Hilton Vienna in January, the Hilton Copenhagen Airport and the Hilton Seattle Airport in April, the Hilton Los Cabos Resort and the Hilton Portland next month, and my DoubleTree Scottsdale reservation for #westcoastdo in November.  Needless to say, it is time to replenish my stash of Hilton HHonors Points.

Over the weekend, I compared the perks and category bonuses of my Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Credit Card and my American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass Credit Card.  After I finished analyzing those credit cards, I decided that I would also include the other 2 Hilton HHonors credit cards that have no annual fee.  It is unfortunate that the transfers from Hawaiian Airlines and Virgin Atlantic are no longer 1:2 (they are now 1:1.5).  That was a quick way to get a ton of easy Hilton HHonors Points.

With that said, here is the master chart (please let me know if you spot any mistakes and I will fix them right away).  The yellow boxes represent the information given on the credit card information pages.  The white boxes are inferred values based on the “Everything Else” category.  The red font represent the best deal(s) for each type of transaction.  For example, the best credit card to use for stays at a Hilton property depends on whether the hotel is in the United States or abroad.  Since only the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Credit Card has no foreign transaction (FOREX) fees, that is my go to card for international stays.  If I am staying in the United States, I use the American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass Credit Card.

MS Hilton HHonors Points Comparison Chart

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