Many credit cards come with a “complimentary concierge service” listed as a card feature. The idea of the concierge service is to help credit card holders with things like hotel bookings, finding tickets or acquiring restaurant or event reservations. This week a member wonders if there is any real benefit to using the service. Just wondering, for years my cards have had … [Read more...]
Non-Airline Loyalty Programs
Non-Airline Loyalty Programs is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about Non-Airline Loyalty Programs. This includes credit cards, hotels and supermarket loyalty programs.
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Our members are divided over changes recently announced by Intercontinental Hotels Group to its loyalty program, IHG Rewards Club. Are the changes a positive thing for customers or not? A major part of the announcement is the creation of a new tier above Platinum, which is currently the highest tier. At the same time, IHG will reduce the number of points and qualifying … [Read more...]
This week our members discuss paid insurance policies versus credit card-based travel insurance for international travel. One member is concerned about the fine print and asks our members views about whether 'free' international travel insurance attached to credit cards provides viable coverage. Our members have lived and learned and can provide some key tips in ensuring … [Read more...]
Ahead of an upcoming trip to Canberra, one member asks for advice on hotels in the national capital from our community. I will be travelling to Canberra early May to receive an posthumous award on behalf of my father. I need somewhere central to stay, nice but not too expensive if you understand. It is not always possible to find cheap accommodation in Canberra, though prices … [Read more...]
This week our members discuss the advantages and pitfalls of booking mystery hotels. Hotel booking sites Wotif.com, Lastminute.com.au and Hotwire.com are among a range of websites that offer such mystery hotel deals. Customers can blindly book a hotel, which remains a surprise until after the room has been paid for. The sites promise big discounts, though it comes with an … [Read more...]