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HOT!! Hyatt Regency Paris Etoilele club room for 3k points plus 20 EUR a night!


Wide open availability!

August 28, 2016, 09:36:19 AM
Re: Chase Reconsideration
Recon told me I he expects it to be approved, but has to submit to higher ups...will receive letter in week or two. I have always had recon. give me a decision on the phone. Anyone ever have this?
Many people have gotten this; it is usually good news. I called back 2 days later and spoke to a "supervisor" who rushed the decision and got it approved

September 01, 2016, 03:28:23 PM
Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
Seeking help with trip planning:

Looking for friendly advice: I would like to go away the last week of June and first week of July. 8-14 day trip (I'm flexible). Travelling with my wife and a 2 year old and leaving from NYC. Suggestions?

I've been to Israel, London, Scotland, Prague, Paris, Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Vegas, Miami, LA. Would consider Hawaii and Israel again.

I have (dis)AAdvantage miles, BA Avios, United Miles, SPG, Marriott and IHG.

Wife wont do Germany, France or South/Central America.

Thailand, HK, SIN, PEK etc.

September 13, 2016, 05:21:54 PM
Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants Quick Amsterdam Burger TR

Went with wife and 2 kids this past Sunday:

Had to wait a half hour to be seated as they do not take reservations and have very limited seating

They have no kids menu so my kids split:

Nuggets- $10

Hot dog with shredded onion rings- $8

A side of steamed broccoli (yes for some reason my kids actually like broccoli)- $6

The kids loved all the food!

For appetizers we got the buffalo boneless nuggets- $10 they were very good!

We also got the chips and guac which I would skip- $7

For drinks we tried one of each they were $4 each

The best one was the mint lemonade, the orange juice jalapeno and lemon ginger weren't too good

Orange jalapeno

My main was the guacamole burger which was $16 plus $3 for caramelized onions- The burger was big and tasty!

My wife got the pulled beef sandwich which was also really good and costed $17

We also got a side of mashed potatoes which was very good as well!- $5

For dessert we got chocolate cake which wasnt on the menu but they had it that night and the peanut butter mousse I took to go. They were $8 each and both very good though I would prefer the chocolate cake

All in all it was a great experience. I would definitely go back. The staff were very nice as well!

September 16, 2016, 03:12:13 PM
Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
The Frequent Miler

SPG 2 Free NightsEvery year around this time Amex launches limited-time better-than-usual signup offers for the consumer and business SPG cards.  The usual offer for these cards is 25,000 Starpoints after $3K spend (consumer) or $5K spend (business).  I’ve been waiting and expecting to find that the offer has jumped to 30,000 points or even 35,000 points.  But no…

Doctor of Credit reported early this morning that the new offers for both cards are not for points, but for 2 free nights.  And, these 2 nights are limited to Category 1-5 hotels.

Why this stinks
When using points to book nights, category 5 hotels cost either 12,000 points per night or 16,000 points per night.  So, at best, the 2 free nights you get from this offer are worth 32,000 points.  But, you’ll only get that much value if you use the 2 nights at a 16,000 point per night property.  And, unlike points, you must use the 2 free nights within one year of issue.

SPG’s Starpoints are incredibly valuable in large part because of their flexibility.  Here are things that can be done with Starpoints that can’t be done with free night certificates:

Hotel Awards (More Details Found Here)

Book Cash & Points award stays
Book 5th Night Free stays
Book Nights & Flights (Book 5 Nights at Category 3 or 4 properties and get airline miles too)
Other Awards (More Details Found Here)

Transfer to airline miles at better than 1 to 1 ratio. 20,000 Starpoints = 25,000 miles
Transfer to Amtrak
Bid on unique experiences
Buy tickets to Broadway plays
The old offer is better
For most people, I believe that the good old 25,000 point offer is considerably better than the new 2 Nights Free offer.  Fortunately, at the moment, referrals (which earn the referrer 5000 Starpoints) currently link to the 25,000 point offers.  If you’d like to grab one of the 25K offers, here are my referral links:

Consumer SPG Offer: 25,000 points after $3K spend in 3 months
Business SPG Offer: 25,000 points after $5K spend in 3 months
why did you feel the need to post this?

September 22, 2016, 10:13:55 AM
Re: Mr. & Mrs. Chapshnell Honeymoon TR - An exciting adventure over a few continents This has to be a DDF record. For quickest long TR to be completed. And the soonest since the trip ended. Good job!
September 26, 2016, 01:46:06 PM
Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
Does this card charge a fee if you make a purchase outside of the U.S.?

October 06, 2016, 02:08:16 PM
Re: When to Cancel a Card?
1) I'm about to cancel one of my oldest cards (SPG consumer Amex from 06), i have a bunch of amex business cards but no other regular cards. if i ask them to switch it to a no annual fee card, will my length of credit continue for amex? should i just bite the bullet and pay $95 (with maybe a lil retention bonus, plus random amex values/sbs) to keep it?
2) If i switch to a no fee amex card that wont go on my record for 5/24 for chase, right?
i would keep it open with retention or if you can do 2 I would do that and it will not count for 5/24. But it seems people are hitting a brick wall with option 2.

October 14, 2016, 02:58:23 PM
Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
They do match a lot and even months later, but not always. I know a few people who tried matching and they didn't match for them.
ok let me rephrase it then. If you know what you are doing you can easily get matched.

October 27, 2016, 12:54:46 PM
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
I've done it. They know the game and dont have a problem with it.
i wouldn't be so easy to say that they don't have a problem with it.

October 30, 2016, 01:39:00 PM
Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve BENEFITS master thread
If you book a flight or travel through the UR portal do yet get award points if it is with AA flight or if you booked a hotel like Hyatt or a SPG brand.

November 02, 2016, 06:11:44 PM
Re: *Today Only* Load $10 on your Dunkin donuts card using Visa checkout recieve $5
Valid today only using the DD app or
font forget to use the Amex offer giving you 500 bonus mr

November 15, 2016, 08:41:58 AM
Re: DDF DO: NYC Edition?
It's easy to offer someone elses whisky
I offered a free meal as well

December 08, 2016, 07:07:56 PM
Hot! Wide open UA PHL-LAX 122 RT with a stop From mid Jan to March (march is even as low as 106 RT)
December 09, 2016, 12:12:53 PM
Re: A Week in London for 2 Nice!
December 14, 2016, 03:49:34 PM
Re: United award flights
Over the weekend they always change availability, it will probably become available again after  the weekend.
vice versa is even worse

December 15, 2016, 05:40:07 PM
Re: Hyatt Awards And Upgrades Master Thread
Can you book a stay before the exp for use after the exp?
no. If it expires 12/31 you must checkout by 12/31

December 26, 2016, 07:34:24 AM
Re: Citi Prestige Card
current offer off the link is 40,000 bonus points after $4,000, though wiki still refers to 50k. anyone have a better link?
in branch is 50k last time I went

January 04, 2017, 05:10:56 PM
Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
I'm new to DDF, Can someone help me with this question?

What's the difference between a Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimited credit card?

I have Chase Freedom Unlimited and I cant apply the 5 points per dollar quarterly bonuses.
thats the difference the freedom has rotating 5 point categories and the FU has unlimited 1.5 points per dollar on everything

January 16, 2017, 06:21:37 PM
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Need some advice. After using SPG cards as my main everyday spend cards for personal and business for a few years, I have a stash of a few hundred thousand. (No, I am not selling, please don't PM.) I am switching my main spending to MR cards now and want to cash out all my starpoints. What's the best bang for my buck?
best bang for your buck would have been to transfer to virgin and then to alaska

January 17, 2017, 02:09:40 PM
Re: Adding AA FF# to BA ticket trick
Called AA. Took <5 min. Got my aa ff number and free bags showed up right away. Hold times are random. Sometimes immediate sometimes hours. Status or not. Same goes for every airline. Can't keep bagging on aa for EVERYTHING
wait until you take the flight that's when the bagging will begin

January 18, 2017, 10:57:32 PM
Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
What's the best steak restaurant near Park Hyatt? Good ambiance but not outlandish prices
le Marais if you don't want outlandish pricing.

January 23, 2017, 02:27:04 PM
Re: Hyatt question
It's plainly a scam (and this plainly wasn't a Guest of Honor situation). Let's be serious here.
i wasn't referring to his situation I was responding to you saying that people use it to gain status when they don't have status. Look at what I quoted.

P.S. yes technically what he did was a "scam" as you call it. But it's within the rules. The rules say that you can add an additional guest and that he could check in.

That is what this forum is about. It's about finding ways to travel better for a better price. If you keep having an issue with everything everybody here does that is not 100% straight then why are you even on this forum to begin with? Just to berate all the members? We have a way of how we do things here. As far as I'm concerned no one is breaking any laws. If you can't handle it please go read another forum. /end rant

January 24, 2017, 12:31:47 AM
Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
FTFY.    hyatt ziva cancun
i think he's not looking for an all inclusive so he used all exclusive

February 05, 2017, 05:30:16 PM
Re: Hyatt question
when I make a points booking, are there any additional fees to pay? (tax etc.)

February 08, 2017, 07:24:00 PM
You have to post your sins for them to be read...
exactly that's what these threads turn into people posting their sins

February 09, 2017, 09:28:14 AM
Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
I have the GH booked as i prefer hyatts. Think i should change to one of the ones you recommended? im only there one night.
hes not telling you to stay at those hotels he's telling you to check them out.

February 09, 2017, 01:37:36 PM
Re: Where Are You Posting From Now? W Hoboken wow suite!
February 11, 2017, 09:03:30 PM
Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
that a boy
not bad for $130

February 11, 2017, 09:34:03 PM
Re: Should airport pickup and dropoff still be a common favor? I am willing to drive my in laws to the airport anytime they want...... picking them up is a whole different story!
February 27, 2017, 02:21:54 PM
Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
whats the comparison of the park hyatt nyc vs. the intercon times square
there is no comparison

March 07, 2017, 03:35:34 PM
Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
What's currently best item to buy w/CSR for $300 annual that allows high % resale?
I assume it's Gift Card.  2016 I did SWA but that was hard to sell....what's working?
you are probably best off selling the credit straight up

March 07, 2017, 06:02:56 PM
Re: Amexserve/Softcard
Yours was shut down?
no he's just trying to find a formula where he won't get shut down.

As I've been saying forever there is no formula when they shut down they shut everyone who is using it for a purpose that was not their intended person.

So hit it hard until they shut you down

March 09, 2017, 08:25:40 PM
Re: Amexserve/Softcard
Does Amex even know if it was loaded with cash or DC? Isn't it all called "cash" on their site?
its not necessarily the cash. It's also the loading and quickly unloading. It's obvious to them who a real customer is and who a fake one is.

March 09, 2017, 10:08:30 PM
Re: RITZ cat 1-4 voucher for sale (works for almost any ritz)
buying 2 for 225$ each
look up

March 15, 2017, 07:12:46 AM
Re: Hilton Master Thread
2. They are under 21 years old and were thus denied access to the casino. Lol.
thats what they told you  ;)

March 26, 2017, 07:48:58 AM
Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Higher or lower?
lower than mikes

March 30, 2017, 11:25:57 AM
Re: Best AA Phone Numbers for Help
Powers of HUCA  :)

Care to share what happened on this call?
hes been on the site for 9 years and has 70 posts I dont think hes here to help anyone just here for when he needs help

April 05, 2017, 03:23:25 PM
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Please take it to another thread,
didnt know this thread had strict rules

April 06, 2017, 12:20:35 AM
Re: Free night Hilton Certificates
I believe so
well find out for sure

April 24, 2017, 04:40:14 PM
Re: Amex waiting 6-10 weeks to issue 50% rebate on Business Platinum bookings!
I told him that reports were saying that since April 11, the 50% rebate weren't posting as fast. So he asked me where I saw that. I sent him here, among other places.  He was like, "oh, I know DansDeals". He said he spoke to his supervisor and he said average turnaround is still 3 business days. But, then again, he doesn't work in that department.
that is a really smart thing to do! You really should be banned

April 26, 2017, 04:28:33 PM
Re: Help Me Find It! - The Search Master Thread
Every card adds to 5/24. Some chase cards don't have the 5/24 rule.
no business cards that are not reported on your credit report do not count

April 30, 2017, 09:55:23 AM
Re: Hilton Master Thread
If i use the two free night from the reserve card and i pay with points for another two nights do i get the fifth night free with a gold status?
not free you will get a 20 percent discount on the entire stay. And all points and nights must be from the same account so basically if it was 80k a night, the first two nights would be free from the certificates and the last 3 would cost you 64k a night instead of 80k (meaning technically they gave you 20 percent on the first 2 nights as well but you don't save anything on those since you used a certificate)

May 02, 2017, 09:16:50 AM
Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread Its 30
May 02, 2017, 10:34:46 AM
Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
Any way to get these points and not be hit with the annual fee?
nope you have to make a decision points or AF. But call to get retention they might give you an additional 10k making your decision a lot easier

May 02, 2017, 11:09:39 AM
Re: Marriott Rewards Card
ive seen mixed reports on chase business card contributing to 5/24. anyone have any DP on that?
It does not count 

May 02, 2017, 11:17:18 AM
Re: Hilton Master Thread
If someone books a certificate in your name, do you still get to keep the benefits of the voucher holder's account? i.e. if he is gold, you get gold benefits (free breakfast in jerusalem)?
yes you do
ETA: to clarify I am talking about the regular situation where the buyer is made an additional guest. I have no knowledge of when the buyer is made the primary that is not something that I brought up and honestly Im not even sure that it can be done. It might take a lot of HUCAing

May 02, 2017, 01:26:01 PM
Re: Marriott 5 Night + Miles Packages
If I have the 7 night package, what is there a benefit of trying to HUCA and get it switched for a 5 night? will I get a point refund?
I dont see myself using all 7 nights in a row...
yes you will if you can get it switched

May 08, 2017, 12:27:48 PM
Re: Airline Gift Cards And Vouchers Master Thread
Lol forget BP redemption, this guy is offering the vouchers at 6.7% off, you're better off just using your plat card for 5ppd
thats what he was saying

May 08, 2017, 07:57:26 PM
Re: United Basic Economy for Families I doubt they will let a 2 year old sit alone either way
May 16, 2017, 12:15:52 PM