Old May 29, 20, 11:33 am
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Jimgotkp
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: PHX
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If you want to make it easy see which night (1st or 6th night) is more expensive in terms of cash, assuming both nights have standard room points availability. You would then want to book the more expensive night with the free night certificate via phone call. For the other five nights, book the stay with your Aspire card via HH's website while going through Rakuten's website. Make sure you provide the front desk agent your Aspire card when you check-in and mention you have a separate reservation for a back-to-back stay, so if they can combine the reservations so you can stay in the same room throughout your entire stay. After you check out and the charge posts to your Aspire card, AMEX's system should automatically credit your card with the $250 credit after some time.
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