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Don’t Forget to Book Your SPG Hotels Before March 5th!

Remember, tomorrow is hotel devaluation day for SPG – Cash&Points redemptions will be going up for both cash and points. You can lock in the current rates now if you book by midnight. Make sure you check the hotel’s cancellation policy, but you should be fine to book and still be able to cancel at most hotels in the future should your plans not work out. Below is the chart as it stands today and how it will stand tomorrow. This is just for Cash&Points – not for outright award reservations. While it is a shame that these are going up, I still love SPG hotels! I cannot wait to show and tell you about a wonderful Westin you will need to make a visit to at some-point – I will just say right now that it really blew me away for the value I got for my points!

Current Cash&Points Redemption

  • Category 1 – 1,200 points and $25 (offered at Asia Pacific, US, and Canadian hotels only)
  • Category 2 – 1,600 points and $30 (offered at Asia Pacific, US, and Canadian hotels only)
  • Category 3 – 2,800 points and $45
  • Category 4 – 4,000 points and $60
  • Category 5 – 4,800 points and $90
  • Category 6 – 8,000 points and $150
  • Category 7 – 15,000 points and $275

Revised Cash & Points Redemption (as of March 5, 2013)

  • Category 1 – 1,500 points and $30 (now offered on all SPG category 1 hotels)
  • Category 2 – 2,000 points and $35 (now offered on all SPG category 2 hotels)
  • Category 3 – 3,500 points and $55
  • Category 4 – 5,000 points and $75
  • Category 5 – 6,000 points and $110
  • Category 6 – 10,000 points and $180
  • Category 7 – 15,000 points and $275



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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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