Confessions of a Points Junkie
We all know it – I’m a calculating traveler. A million miler. A points junkie. I work hard to earn those miles – through travel and through credit card spend – and I love to cash them in.
British Airways®, Delta Airlines®, American Express®, and Stash Hotel Rewards® are my favorites. I love British Airways program for the affordable ‘Book and Upgrade’ that I use on long-haul flights. With Delta I rack up miles with credit card spend for my business, but use the Membership Rewards® (I just call them miles) for friends to come visit me when I’m in Europe. American Express is my business card of choice because of the 2% cash rebate when I pay our bill early – but the personal benefit is being able to transfer miles to Delta and use for those Friends and Family tickets. Yay! Free is good! But, so far, I seem to be using all these points and miles for others…
Then, Stash Hotel Rewards® entered my life. Game changer! Something for me! What I like best about Stash is that it’s a rewards program made up of independent hotels – just the kind I like to stay in. The points you earn when staying at a Stash Partner Hotel – 5 points/$1 on room rate – rack up fast and are available for stays at all Stash Partner Hotels. US News & World Report lists them among the top rewards programs, ranking them higher than mainstay programs from Kimpton, Omni, Fairmont and Loews. The New York Times recently wrote an article about travel programs you may not know about but should – and included Stash. So now, even if you don’t read the NYT you, too, know about Stash and the great value it offers.
I just got married – it’s expensive! The new Stash Hotel Rewards Visa® Card is well-rated and using it will get you to those free stays at Stash partner hotels faster than you can imagine. I joined ASAP when I learned that I could earn a bonus 10,000 Stash points by spending $1,500 within the first 90 days of opening my account. That’s enough for a free night at some of their Partner Hotels. With all you might spend on a wedding, you could have your pick of so many romantic hotels for a honeymoon using your Stash points! Click here to learn more and decide if the Stash Hotel Rewards Visa® Card is right for you too.
Stash Hotel Rewards. No blackouts. No expirations. No chain hotels. Just awesomeness.