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Author Topic: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!  (Read 935469 times)

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3615 on: March 01, 2015, 07:31:50 PM »
I am planning a trip to Miami in a couple of months and was curious which card would help me save on travel/hotel.
Traveling from?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3616 on: March 01, 2015, 07:41:16 PM »
Tri state area

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3617 on: March 01, 2015, 07:45:55 PM »
I am planning a trip to Miami in a couple of months and was curious which card would help me save on travel/hotel.
Can you provide A little more details? Such as where you want to stay, how close to the Jewish action how many people traveling?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3618 on: March 01, 2015, 07:46:55 PM »
Which airport is closest to you? Can you do Southwest?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3619 on: March 01, 2015, 08:40:46 PM »
I am planning a trip to Miami in a couple of months and was curious which card would help me save on travel/hotel.

SPG at this moment is the only program that has hotels on the beach worth using points for. Do you have a SPG personal & business cards?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3620 on: March 01, 2015, 08:49:19 PM »
SPG at this moment is the only program that has hotels on the beach worth using points for. Do you have a SPG personal & business cards?
The signup bonus will get maybe three nights. Shame it is the only real Miami Beach option.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3621 on: March 01, 2015, 09:39:38 PM »
You can get two nights at the courtyard by Marriott, by signing up for a Marriott card . I stayed there and thought it was decent.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3622 on: March 01, 2015, 09:40:22 PM »
The signup bonus will get maybe three nights. Shame it is the only real Miami Beach option.
Not if you get the personal+the biz, and if your wife has a social too... ;)

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3623 on: March 01, 2015, 09:42:51 PM »
Still a waste of spg points imo

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3624 on: March 01, 2015, 09:50:54 PM »
Thanks for all the responses.  I would like to stay near the jewish area. It would just be for two and I would prefer to fly out of Newark.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3625 on: March 01, 2015, 10:01:42 PM »
Thanks for all the responses.  I would like to stay near the jewish area. It would just be for two and I would prefer to fly out of Newark.
perhaps a card that transfers to avois. Like the Chase ink or an Amex plat or gold.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3626 on: March 01, 2015, 10:02:38 PM »
Thanks for all the responses.  I would like to stay near the jewish area. It would just be for two and I would prefer to fly out of Newark.
For flights you should get the British Airways card and/or United card both will get you to your destinations. Cheapest option would be BA.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3627 on: March 01, 2015, 10:07:47 PM »
For flights you should get the British Airways card and/or United card both will get you to your destinations. Cheapest option would be BA.
Why lock the extra miles in that program ?  If he signs up for a card that transfers he has flexibility with the extra miles.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3628 on: March 01, 2015, 10:09:12 PM »
Why lock the extra miles in that program ?  If he signs up for a card that transfers he has flexibility with the extra miles.
True but probably easier to get those cards.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #3629 on: March 01, 2015, 10:19:55 PM »
I wanna start my mileage portfolio I read in one of the wikis if you sign up for 3 diff cards from 3 diff banks it only counts as one pull ie. amex chase and barclays which are the best cards to sign up for to start my portfolio. Also I own a business can I sign my wife up for a biz prg card under my businesses ein?