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Old May 16, 19, 4:33 am
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I usually use hotel hustle to compare... https://wandr.me/hotel-tools/hotel-hustle/

I would never buy points to cover a hotel stay. But to each their own.
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Old May 16, 19, 5:13 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
I usually use hotel hustle to compare... https://wandr.me/hotel-tools/hotel-hustle/

I would never buy points to cover a hotel stay. But to each their own.
You really don't like quoting while responding?

I am familiar with sbm12's tool linked above, slow as the tool can be at times. Can you right now get a meaningful search result done for Stockholm for tonight's stay? But why would you never buy points if the purchase and redemption helps reduce the cost of a hotel stay? I thought people most often would rather prefer to save money than to waste money when seeking to acquire any given good/service.

The Choice points I buy and use for Nordic Choice hotels have been earning me points and credit toward elite status -- in the case of elite status, they count toward status in two programs at once even as elite status is only meaningful in the case of one of those two programs.

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Old May 16, 19, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
You really don't like quoting while responding?

I am familiar with sbm12's tool linked above, slow as the tool can be at times. Can you right now get a meaningful search result done for Stockholm for tonight's stay? But why would you never buy points if the purchase and redemption helps reduce the cost of a hotel stay? I thought people most often would rather prefer to save money than to waste money when seeking to acquire any given good/service.

The Choice points I buy and use for Nordic Choice hotels have been earning me points and credit toward elite status -- in the case of elite status, they count toward status in two programs at once even as elite status is only meaningful in the case of one of those two programs.
I'd like to PM you to share some related info but flyertalk says your private message storage is full. Clear out your old messages and send me a PM ^
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Old May 16, 19, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
I would never buy points to cover a hotel stay. But to each their own.
I used to buy the max each year of SPG points.

It was a pretty low annual cap, but it was basically like getting a few 50% off hotel stays.

This is back when you could easily net 5-6 cents per Starpoint, even using conservative assumptions about rates for comparable hotels (including non-Starwood choices). I had a fast earn/burn pattern with Starwood so it was a very low-risk buy that I could always monetize within the year of purchase.

I do not do the same with Marriott or Hilton points. My earn/burn cycles are longer with those and I don't like the idea of buying points and holding them for long, exposed to devaluations. If I do a small buy once in a while, it's purely to top off an award I'm redeeming right then.
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Old May 16, 19, 11:09 am
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Thinking about buying 7 avis $30 per day rental. Does anyone know if I could use this for a week stay in hawaii? I see nothing about restrictions being used in Hawaii, BUT I want to make sure I can use it for a week.
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Old May 16, 19, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by brabb12 View Post
Thinking about buying 7 avis $30 per day rental. Does anyone know if I could use this for a week stay in hawaii? I see nothing about restrictions being used in Hawaii, BUT I want to make sure I can use it for a week.
You can use them as long as they do not fall within the black out dates. Worst case you can make two separate reservations for 4 and 3 days each.
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Old May 16, 19, 12:13 pm
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I was able to snag 3 Avis days. I got in right way for 1 but then realized I needed three. All were on hold but I kept refreshing and was able to get my 3.
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Old May 16, 19, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
I usually use hotel hustle to compare... https://wandr.me/hotel-tools/hotel-hustle/

I would never buy points to cover a hotel stay. But to each their own.
Why would you not buy point if it's cheaper than the cash price?

I regularly redeem Hyatt pts at 3-4c. This makes me feel pretty good about buying them at 1.7c every year. I'll feel even better if I can get one of these deals.
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Old May 16, 19, 3:53 pm
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Here is the description for tomorrow: "What You Receive: A certificate in the form of an e-mail for a two (2) night stay in a Vibrant Standard Room, at one (1) of fourteen (14) luxury, uniquely local hotels."

Are Daily Getaways consumers so stupid that they do not know what the words "two," "one" and "fourteen" mean? Really fortunate that they help us out by putting the numeral in parentheses for us.

I'd hate to buy a certificate for a standard room that I could use at "fourteen" hotels only to learn that it wasn't as good as I thought it was, because I mistakenly thought that "fourteen" meant 59.
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Old May 16, 19, 7:40 pm
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Based on prior data points, how long does it take to have those points posted once you purchase them?

I purchased Choice Privileges points yesterday and they still have not shown up.
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Old May 16, 19, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by vincewy View Post
Based on prior data points, how long does it take to have those points posted once you purchase them?

I purchased Choice Privileges points yesterday and they still have not shown up.
A few posts up it said it took 10 business days last year for Choice Priv points to post. Iím waiting for some I bought as well.
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Old May 17, 19, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by Bigshaker View Post


A few posts up it said it took 10 business days last year for Choice Priv points to post. Iím waiting for some I bought as well.
They take a LONG time to post.
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Old May 17, 19, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler View Post
Why would you not buy point if it's cheaper than the cash price?

I regularly redeem Hyatt pts at 3-4c. This makes me feel pretty good about buying them at 1.7c every year. I'll feel even better if I can get one of these deals.
Yeah, Hyatt at a penny a point is a steal. This is one I'd feel comfortable buying with no specific hotel stay in mind.
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Old May 17, 19, 3:57 pm
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Managed to snag the $325 deal today for a friend.
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Old May 18, 19, 7:42 am
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Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
Yeah, Hyatt at a penny a point is a steal. This is one I'd feel comfortable buying with no specific hotel stay in mind.
Historically, then chances of grabbing a Hyatt package are extremely low ó the worst chances of the hotel lot.
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