To continue on my theme for this trip of using redemptions for hotel stays, I chose the InterContinental in Melbourne for our one night stay. I originally booked this using a free night voucher from the Barclaycard credit card, but cancelled and used 55,000 points for this instead because the InterContinental Hong Kong was charging… Read More Review: InterContinental Melbourne
The thing about an InterContinental is you know what you are going to get – comfortable surroundings, decent location and attentive staff. Being an Ambassador member means late check out and usually an upgrade to a better room, and being part of the IHG Rewards Club allows pretty decent redemptions. All in all, it is… Read More Review: InterContinental Hong Kong
I wanted to start this trip in Copenhagen to save money, but also need to be in Manchester to get to Wakefield fora family party. I therefore took advantage of the <24hr stop-over rule which meant that I could depart on a flight from Manchester at 11am as long as I arrived into Manchester after… Read More Vegas2017 – Part 2: The Manchester stop-over
Heading for San Francisco from Yosemite was a drive of about 5 hours. It was OK, but several hours out the traffic started to build up and it seems that it was a very large city, sprawling for miles. Actually it isn’t, but the surrounding areas of Oakland, San Jose etc made it seem neverending. … Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles does San Fransisco
Anyone serious about miles and points is going to use an American Express to rack up the miles as they are the best earners, but what do you use when you are spending money somewhere that doesn’t accept AmEx? I have always advocated for the IHG Black Visa card – for £99 a year I… Read More Goodbye Barclaycard – there is a new Creation in town!
I’ve had the IHG Black Visa card for about 4 years now and, as a result, have been afforded Platinum level in the IHG Rewards Club. This was the top tier, until they introduced Spire Elite over the top. Spire Elite affords the holder 100% bonus points on stays in addition to all the published… Read More Reaching the top of IHG’s Spire
An email popped into my inbox over the weekend from the IHG Reward Club that seems to have caused a bit of a stir in the blogosphere. Headforpoints labelled it “weird” and InsideFlyerUK called it “puzzling“. I don’t see what all the fuss is about! The email says this: So, they are not going to… Read More What’s all the fuss about IHG’s Reward Club email?