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Hyatt 50% Off in China, Bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards & More

August 30, 2014

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Get a $50 Visa Gift Card For Holiday Inn Stays: If you stay three nights or more at a Holiday Inn Resort, you can get a $50 Visa Gift card via the Hold On To Summer promotion from IHG. You […]

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DOT Considers Cell Phone Ban, Orbitz Dining Rewards & More

August 9, 2014

Here’s a rundown of points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed this week: Department of Transportation Considers Ban on In-Flight Cell Calls: In response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s December 2013 proposal to overturn technical rules barring in-flight cellphone use (as well as a general public outcry about the potential annoyance of other passengers gabbing away for hours […]

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Online Travel Agency Loyalty Programs – the Basics

July 17, 2014

Lately, there have been quite a few changes in the world of online travel agencies (OTAs), including the launch of Expedia + Rewards, a new credit card from Orbitz, and the end of Chase Ultimate Rewards’ online shopping portal bonuses at a number of sites like Travelocity and Priceline. With all that in mind, I thought […]

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Maximizing Points and Miles on Summer Road Trips

July 14, 2014

Summer is in full swing, and that means Americans are on the move. According to surveys by both Orbitz and Trip Advisor, nearly 90% of Americans plan to take a summer vacation this year, hardly surprising given the Arctic conditions that had a death grip on much of the country this winter. Over 40% traveled […]

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Mall Drops Travelocity and More

July 10, 2014

Online shopping portals are a no-brainer. Never, ever shop online by directly going to a retailer (whether that be Neiman Marcus or American Airlines). Always go through a portal so you get extra miles or cash back. American Express shut their earning portal down last year, but luckily Chase has a pretty generous portal (Ultimaterewards.com […]

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Orbitz Launches New Credit Card – Is It Worth It?

April 22, 2014

Last fall, Orbitz launched a loyalty program called Orbitz Rewards to compete with incumbents like Hotels.com’s Welcome Rewards and Expedia Rewards, and it has about 2 million members to date, so it was only a matter of time before the site launched its own co-branded credit card. Available starting today, Orbitz has partnered with Alliance […]

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Can I Earn Points For Booking Travel On Sites Like Orbitz While Also Earning Airline Miles?

November 17, 2013

Update:  As of July 20, 2014, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card no longer offers the 7% annual points dividend. View the current sign up offer here. TPG follower Asia Boca Raton asks: “@thepointsguy can I earn points for booking on Orbitz, Travelocity, etc through their programs while also earning airline mileage?” The quick answer is […]

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Thursday Giveaway: $1,000 in Orbucks + Free Flights and the Winners of 18,000 Avios

October 31, 2013

Last week Orbitz announced the launch of its new loyalty program, Orbitz Rewards creating a welcome addition to the travel-booking sphere that should help consumers earn even more value back on their travel spending. Members of Orbitz Rewards will earn “Orbucks” based on the kind of travel they purchase.  Flight bookings earn 1% of the […]

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Maximize Monday: Online Travel Agency (OTA) Loyalty Programs

October 28, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Update: The offer mentioned below for the Business Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. In light of the launch last week of Orbitz’s new loyalty program, Orbitz Rewards, I wanted to take […]

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Orbitz Launches New Loyalty Program: Orbitz Rewards

October 21, 2013

Today, Orbitz announced the launch of its new loyalty program, Orbitz Rewards. Among the major online travel agencies (OTA’s), Orbitz has lagged a bit behind competitors including Expedia, Travelocity and Hotels.com, which already have rewards programs of their own, so this is a welcome addition to the travel-booking sphere that should help consumers earn even […]

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Saturday Recap: 15% Off Orbitz Hotel Stays, 5,000 Delta Miles for Donating to American Cancer Society, Linger Longer for Less with Langham, Starwood’s Pack Your Getaway Bag Contest, Southwest Airlines Porch Parties

May 11, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Orbitz offering 15% off on Hotel Stays: Orbitz is offering customers 15% off their next hotel stay when they book through their site. All you have to do is head to the Orbitz site and enter promo code SUNFUN15 when searching for hotels. This will then […]

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Saturday Recap: SPG Delta Crossover Rewards, Bonus American Miles, Save on Orbitz Hotels, Paypal Discount on Qatar, Kids Fly Free to Disney on Jetblue

March 2, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Registration Now Open for SPG and Delta Crossover Rewards: Crossover Rewards is now live, so be sure to enroll by heading to either the SPG Registration Page or Delta Registration page. As a recap, Crossover Rewards provide elite members of both loyalty programs reciprocal benefits. SPG Gold and Platinum […]

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20% Off Orbitz Hotel Stay With Promotion Code XLMBAM

July 18, 2012

I don’t usually book my hotels through online travel sites like Orbitz because you generally don’t get elite status or points. However, if the price is drastically cheaper, I’d rather save the cold hard cash than accrue the points – in most scenarios. Next week I’m staying at a Radisson Blu and since I’ve already […]

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American Airlines Flights No Longer Bookable on Orbitz.com

December 22, 2010

Update: The situation has been resolved and American flights are now bookable on Orbitz again. In a bold move and with legal rulings in their favor, American Airlines has pulled all of its flights from Orbitz.com. From aa.com “Q: Why aren’t American’s fares available on Orbitz? A: We were unable to reach a mutually beneficial […]

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$300 Off Bahamas Orbitz Coupon

August 25, 2010

Want to get away this fall? Orbitz is currently offering $300 off when you book a flight and hotel (min 3 nights) to Nassau, from now until Sept 15 for travel: Travel: 08/17/10 – 11/22/10 Use Promotion Code: 300NASSAU Travel: 11/30/10 – 12/22/10 Use Promotion Code: 300NASSAU2 I played around with long weekends in December […]

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