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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11500 on: June 06, 2023, 09:00:06 AM »
BAD REDEMPTION ALERT!


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I know. I was stuck and didn't know what else to do. Marriott wouldn't just let me pay the difference. Did I have any other option other than just paying for the whole stay? I'm pretty terrible at this overall and normally do stupid things with my points. Its better than paying real money I guess.

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How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11501 on: June 06, 2023, 09:07:05 AM »
Nah, probably your only move (though would have been interesting to see how the paying with points in the UR portal would have shook out)


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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11502 on: June 06, 2023, 09:47:04 AM »
Nah, probably your only move (though would have been interesting to see how the paying with points in the UR portal would have shook out)


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ah, so booking from chase as opposed to Marriott? Didn't think of that. I prob get some platinum benefits from booking through marriott but maybe they would have carried over anyway. oh wells.

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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11503 on: June 06, 2023, 10:01:58 AM »
i'm taking the united devaluation pretty hard.  chase and united hit my sweet spot for a good long time.

My URs just became Hyatt points long ago. By far the best redemptions I could ever get. Especially travelling with kids where we need multi room suites. If Hyatt ever devalues I'm just going to turn into a "pay with points" traveller. imagine living that laissez faire lifestyle. wow, I'm actually looking forward to it.
I've accepted this. Sometimes I transfer to SW which is about the same as buying with points

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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11504 on: June 06, 2023, 10:02:04 AM »
Yep, you probably made the better move but I always check anyway.


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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11505 on: June 06, 2023, 11:43:09 AM »
Hey stevedave - When you book those multi room suites, are you booking through Hyatt?  I don’t usually see anything but standard rooms for points, but I’m not regularly looking at resort-type properties.

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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11506 on: June 06, 2023, 11:51:58 AM »
Yep, you probably made the better move but I always check anyway.


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the main reason I don't go to Hyatt is I have largely switched to Airbnb or vrbo w/ kids. There's pros and cons but mostly pros outside of not being able to pay with points

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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11507 on: June 06, 2023, 12:26:42 PM »
Hey stevedave - When you book those multi room suites, are you booking through Hyatt?  I don’t usually see anything but standard rooms for points, but I’m not regularly looking at resort-type properties.
Yep. They will have suites at most resorts. We generally book our family trips 10 months or so out so availability is usually there.


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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11508 on: June 06, 2023, 12:28:19 PM »
Yep, you probably made the better move but I always check anyway.


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the main reason I don't go to Hyatt is I have largely switched to Airbnb or vrbo w/ kids. There's pros and cons but mostly pros outside of not being able to pay with points
I do both but after leaning towards airbnb for a bit we’ve started pivoting back to resorts. All the ridiculous cleaning, trash, etc. rules started to piss me off. I’m not spending any time of my vacation sweeping your floor and taking your rough ridin' trash bins to the curb on tuesdays.


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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11509 on: June 06, 2023, 10:27:55 PM »
SD, I have 200k ur and 100k in cap one points, what is the best way to combine these to get to Europe, probably Spain or France (business class minimum).
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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11510 on: June 07, 2023, 06:15:44 AM »
SD, I have 200k ur and 100k in cap one points, what is the best way to combine these to get to Europe, probably Spain or France (business class minimum).
Probably still on United with those UR but will be tough to find. Cap One I have no idea.


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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11511 on: June 07, 2023, 02:13:49 PM »
Yep, you probably made the better move but I always check anyway.


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the main reason I don't go to Hyatt is I have largely switched to Airbnb or vrbo w/ kids. There's pros and cons but mostly pros outside of not being able to pay with points

i've heard there's a place you can book airbnb (airbnb type places houses/condos/etc) with marriott points, some app but i forgot the name (someone told me about, i've never done).  anyone know?

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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11512 on: June 07, 2023, 03:45:49 PM »
Probably this.
https://homes-and-villas.marriott.com/

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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11513 on: June 07, 2023, 03:47:02 PM »
Bad redemption


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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11514 on: June 07, 2023, 09:46:38 PM »
I've been doing Delta SkyMiles for a while because I only fly twice-ish a year, and I'm only concerned about lodging once a year. But since I can't sign up for anymore Delta sign up bonuses, I'm probably gonna sign up for Cap One. Seems like that's the best card for traveling/lodging at the rate I do. Do you guys confirm? And if so, do one of you guys have a link I should use to sign up for the Cap One card?

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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11515 on: June 07, 2023, 10:08:20 PM »
Good decision


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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11516 on: June 07, 2023, 10:47:31 PM »
I've been doing Delta SkyMiles for a while because I only fly twice-ish a year, and I'm only concerned about lodging once a year. But since I can't sign up for anymore Delta sign up bonuses, I'm probably gonna sign up for Cap One. Seems like that's the best card for traveling/lodging at the rate I do. Do you guys confirm? And if so, do one of you guys have a link I should use to sign up for the Cap One card?

https://capital.one/3P1bd3C
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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11517 on: June 21, 2023, 09:38:56 AM »
God damnit you guys. I can't tell you how much I hate trying to book travel. Mostly because the flight options from KC are just abysmal. Trying to get to the bahamas to watch Cat hoops and its just a nightmare. I have the SW companion pass but that will just get me to FL and even then, maybe not in time to catch a shitty flight to the island the same day. The other options are pay a crap ton of money and still fly a million miles and hours zig zagging all over and finally get there. It really sucks being in KC for travel.

What is the best reward option for flights? SW is prob a no go which would be by far the best for me. Is there a good transfer option from Chase URs to an airline? I really only stock pile URs and SW points. I'm discovering that I'm pretty screwed it SW doesn't go where I want them to.

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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11518 on: June 21, 2023, 09:40:55 AM »
booking travel is one of my favorite things in life

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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11519 on: June 21, 2023, 09:47:01 AM »
booking travel is one of my favorite things in life
Yeah, it rules


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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11520 on: June 21, 2023, 09:56:13 AM »
booking travel is one of my favorite things in life

I have to be missing something then. I'm literally about to tell the family that we aren't rough ridin' going to the beach because I hate booking flights so much.

I'll buy you 3 beers if you send me good flight options from MCI to Nassau 11/16ish - 11/22 ish

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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11521 on: June 21, 2023, 10:07:54 AM »
Uh, sw flys to Nassau
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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11522 on: June 21, 2023, 10:11:19 AM »
That's weird, there are return flights but none going there.
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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11523 on: June 21, 2023, 10:17:52 AM »
Uh, sw flys to Nassau

Interesting. A pain in the ass, but maybe an option. I'm prob going to just pay for the best option on Expedia at this point. I'll roll the dice with a Delta, American, United cocktail and see how it goes.  :driving:

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Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« Reply #11524 on: June 21, 2023, 10:27:18 AM »
That's weird, there are return flights but none going there.

Thanks for this. You get the 3 beers. Since nothing was popping up for a flight there, I never considered checking them for a flight back. Need to confirm, but you prob saved me some cash.

Thanks friend.  :ksu: