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MMMondayMemo: Always charge to the hotel room to stack
Each Monday Miles has decided to drop a tip, hint, tutorial, trick that maybe you’ve missed or haven’t heard before. If you’re an expert in this field, some of these may be things you already know, but there are a lot of beginners out there who are just getting their feet wet. This week the Monkey Miles Monday Memo reminds readers to always charge to the hotel to double dip.
When you charge to the hotel room, you Double Dip. Not to be confused with a Dap or Dab, which you’ll promptly do after double dipping…
Hotel programs give you points for not only the price of the room, but for qualified purchases put on the room. So when you grab a coffee at the spot downstairs…don’t throw a couple singles down – put it on the room. Dinner? Don’t throw down the Reserve and be happy with 3x points…put it on the room. Get the idea? When you check out…throw your best travel earning card down with pride.
When you check out…Throw your best travel rewards card down. Like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Citi Prestige which both earn 3x points.
Now you’re double dipping. You’re earning the maximum number points at the hotel and their program, and you’re earning bonus points for staying at the hotel with your travel rewards card. 2 kinds of points, one stay. BAM, BAM!
You’ll also see exactly how much you’re spending…which means you may need some st john’s wort nearby to boost your spirits. Or a shot of Don Julio…pick your poison.
A great tip from OMAAT when staying in Vegas…
Because Hyatt and MGM have an agreement whereby you can earn status and points at their resorts, AND you can charge at any hotel within the group to your mother hotel room…it provides a HUGE opportunity to earn points. If you’re staying at MGM GRAND and go to dinner at BELLAGIO, you can charge that to your MGM room. That’s fantastic. Or if you pop bottles and make it rain…think of all the points you can earn on your Dom P. Here’s a list of MGM properties.
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