Last Minute Reminder: Use Your Upgrades and Free Nights Before They Expire!

Feb 28, 2013

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Many upgrade instruments expire tomorrow, so it is best to use them today before you lose them. I have a couple Hyatt suite upgrades to burn that I will use on future bookings (and hope I don’t have to cancel them). I also realized that my two free nights in a suite for getting the Chase Hyatt Visa expire at the end of March 2013- much sooner than I realized so I am all of the sudden scrambling to put together a solid redemption. To check your upgrades/ awards with Hyatt, login to goldpassport.com -> My Awards

Sometimes it's hard to keep track of so many perks/upgrades/programs. #elitestatusproblems
Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of so many perks/upgrades/programs. #elitestatusproblems

I used all of my American Executive Platinum E-VIP Systemwide upgrades, but if you have any expiring, you might as well sponsor someone flying today. I’ve seen friends on Facebook offering to give away their upgrades, which I love to see because we all need a little travel karma. If you are looking for someone to gift an upgrade, check out the comments on my Expiring Elite Upgrade exchange from January. Help a fellow TPG reader out! While most upgrades need to be used by tomorrow, sometimes airlines and hotels will let you use them on a reservation in the future. It never hurts to ask.

Does anyone have any recent experiences extending the validity of an upgrade or being able to use it on a future flight/reservation? How do you keep track of all of your different upgrades/perks/free nights?

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  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles after spending $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $200 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
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Intro APR on Purchases
0% on purchases for 12 months
Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$250
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
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