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MMMondayMemo: What is Stacking?
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. If you’ve read this blog or any other travel blog, you’ve probably heard about stacking. This week we will lay out what it is, and a couple easy examples of it. Without further adieum..MMMondayMemo: What is Stacking?
What is Stacking?
Stacking is compounding benefits/offers/promotions to get maximum return on spend.
What’s an easy example or two of stacking?
- Four Seasons will have promotions that offer a 3rd night free. Citi Prestige offers a 4th night free as a card benefit. You can have your Citi Prestige concierge book the Four Seasons 3rd night free promo and get both the 3rd and 4th night free. You stack both benefits or promotions to get maximum discount.
- British Airways has a relationship with AARP whereby you can receive a discount on British Airways flights. The Chase British Airways Visa gives you a 10% discount on British Airways flights. You can STACK both of these benefits to save more money. My parents did this last year for their tickets to Italy.
- I stacked a great deal at Hilton hotels last year whereby they were offering discounts on longer stays. The Caledonian, in Edinburgh Scotland was participating, and I used the Citi Prestige to get those discounts alongside a 4th night free. It saved hundred of dollars.
There are endless ways to Stack. Be careful…it’s addictive. So addictive there’s a rap song about it. Soulja Boy won’t settle for less than stacks on stacks on stacks. He’s clearly a frequent BoardingArea reader.
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