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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #90 on: December 20, 2015, 09:02:13 PM »
We're booked for every night but Thurs. Once I have the points for that, CSR said to take dh off booking for 5th night and I can get it free.
keep us posted thats good news

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #91 on: December 20, 2015, 09:11:24 PM »
keep us posted thats good news

Will do. Since my CL is a measly 2k, it will be next billing cycle before I can meet spend and points post. Sigh.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #92 on: December 21, 2015, 03:11:48 AM »
Will do. Since my CL is a measly 2k, it will be next billing cycle before I can meet spend and points post. Sigh.

Just churn your CL.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #93 on: December 21, 2015, 05:22:04 AM »
I dont think you will get the fifth night free unless you use 4 nights with points. I dont think you can combine 2 nights of certificates and 2 points nights to get the 5th night free. If you can that would be awesome! anyone have any experience

People def have
EDIT: double checked and one of the people who I thought did apparently may not have
« Last Edit: December 21, 2015, 05:56:15 AM by Emkay »

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #94 on: December 21, 2015, 05:24:31 AM »
First award booking ever: 5 nights Hilton Waldorf Astoria in Rome! So excited for 25th anniversary/retirement trip. It's surreal. We typically stay in places less than $100.  Have reservations for other nights but need to work on points.

Wed: points used
Thurs:
Fri: weekend cert
Sat: weekend cert
Sun: fifth night free

Will use points for Thurs. Just got 80k Amex Surpass in mail yesterday. Only one unsolved mystery. Where the 80k in my account came from after talking to CSR about reservations. I only have Citi Hilton Reserve and new surpass used today for the first time.

@ Matouv (? spelling), can you please explain previous post about free meals at Waldorf using Barclay card? Hubs has one.
Do you have the $100 credit on your Hilton card? That will work towards meals

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #95 on: December 21, 2015, 05:47:47 AM »
Just churn your CL.

Ugh! I don't know how many times I've read about doing that. Did I think about doing that in my particular case? Nope. (Head slap) Thanks for mentioning it.

@emkay, nice to know that other people have done the same and stacked the weekend nights with a 5th free night. That's a huge help as I also need to get our arrival night in Rome (at the Airpirt Hilton before a cruise) covered as well as 3 nights in Venice. I'll be working on Diamond and we can apply for the Citi Hilton cards in Jan/Feb.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #96 on: December 21, 2015, 05:57:42 AM »

Do you have the $100 credit on your Hilton card? That will work towards meals

Hmm, I missed hearing about a $100 credit. I'll have to check our Reserve and Surpass T&Cs. Figured breakfast and (?) lounge in evening might help out. We've never been in an airport or hotel lounge with drinks/snacks so it's all new to us.

Don't suppose anyone has any idea where the extra 80k points came from in my account? The entry said "point deduction error bonus" so I'm thinking the CSR I did the original booking with put it there. I don't know how many times I've checked my CCs to make sure I don't have a forgotten Hilton. :)

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #97 on: December 21, 2015, 06:05:46 AM »
Hmm, I missed hearing about a $100 credit. I'll have to check our Reserve and Surpass T&Cs. Figured breakfast and (?) lounge in evening might help out. We've never been in an airport or hotel lounge with drinks/snacks so it's all new to us.

Don't suppose anyone has any idea where the extra 80k points came from in my account? The entry said "point deduction error bonus" so I'm thinking the CSR I did the original booking with put it there. I don't know how many times I've checked my CCs to make sure I don't have a forgotten Hilton. :)
It's on the reserve card and they don't all have it, depends on the link you signed up with

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #98 on: December 21, 2015, 06:07:59 AM »
Hmm, I missed hearing about a $100 credit. I'll have to check our Reserve and Surpass T&Cs. Figured breakfast and (?) lounge in evening might help out. We've never been in an airport or hotel lounge with drinks/snacks so it's all new to us.
It's on the reserve card and they don't all have it, depends on the link you signed up with

Check your rewards page on Citi's website and you'll see if you have it or not.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #99 on: December 21, 2015, 06:29:07 AM »
Check your rewards page on Citi's website and you'll see if you have it or not.

Thanks Emkay and D93. I checked both accounts and not on either. I appreciate the info though. I've gotten so use to the culture of "the game" being anti spoon feeding, that I'm almost afraid to ask questions, and it surprises me when people voluntarily share information on forums. It's like a breath of fresh air. :)

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #100 on: December 21, 2015, 07:10:22 AM »


I'm almost afraid to ask questions,
Don't be, we were all beginners at one point whether or not we admit it (except me of course   )

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #101 on: December 21, 2015, 07:17:03 AM »
Don't be, we were all beginners at one point whether or not we admit it (except me of course   )

Lol. You may regret that. However, unless there's a time constraint I'll always try to research first. There's just certain things it's hard to find information about and other things that are utterly confusing no matter how often I read a thread and try to organize bits of data. Plus the rules change and often its difficult to ascertain what information is up to date when going through old threads.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #102 on: December 23, 2015, 05:42:33 PM »
The Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage 2/15 - 2/17 45k Marriott points per night.
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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #103 on: December 24, 2015, 03:28:43 PM »
is the spg fifth night free only same hotel or four nights in spg hotels?

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #104 on: December 24, 2015, 03:40:13 PM »
is the spg fifth night free only same hotel or four nights in spg hotels?
only same hotel and must be 5 consecutive nights