Flash Sale: 100% bonus on IHG Rewards Club points purchases – use for decent discounts at expensive InterContinental hotels

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IHG Rewards are offering up to a 100% bonus on points purchases until 30th September for purchase of any amount up to 60,000 points.

IHG Rewards points can be leveraged into some cheaper hotel nights than you’d pay versus paid rates at InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Indigo and other IHG brand hotels. In this guide I’ll run through some examples of how to get a deal.
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Beginner’s guide – using Qantas Points for flights with Qantas’ partners

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The Qantas Frequent Flyer program is an easily accessible option for most Kiwis, with a couple of credit card options and being the second largest Trans-Tasman carrier, along with its subsidiary Jetstar providing an improving domestic service. There are also plenty of opportunities to earn Qantas points from both purchases and flights in New Zealand.

The extra value to Qantas points, however, lies in the opportunity to redeem those points earned on not just Qantas or Jetstar flights, but on any of Qantas’ oneworld or strategic partners.

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Qantas Sydney International Business Lounge Overview

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Recent travel arrangements saw two of the Point Hacks team with flights departing from Sydney’s International Terminal and an opportunity to check out Qantas’ Sydney International Business Lounge.

We thought it a perfect opportunity to combine our experiences and reflect on what the lounge has to offer, in particular, space, comfort, facilities and, of course, food and beverage options.
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The marvellous & murky world of online points & miles brokers

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The first rule about points and miles is that everyone always wants more.

The lust for continually acquiring miles has created a cottage industry in the grey market known as ‘mileage brokers’. These brokers have a simple proposition – buy miles from us at a low price, and save big by redeeming said miles for First and Business Class tickets. Arbitrage in its simplest form.

But who are these guys? How do they work? Is it legal? What happens if you use them? In late July, with a bit too much time on his hands, I decided to find out. Continue reading…