Marriott 2016 Summer Global Promotion

Register to earn bonus points and be entered in our sweepstakes

Marriott has a new summer promotion that earns bonus points starting with your second stay after registering.

Join Marriott Rewards® and register for 2016 Global Promotion

Enter our summer sweepstakes – and earn up to 10,000 bonus points.

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Earn bonus points this summer – and get our lowest rates all the time:

  • Register by September 5, 2016
  • Stay at participating properties between May 24 and September 5, 2016
  • Earn 2,000 bonus points on every paid stay*, starting with your second stay, up to 10,000 bonus points
  • Receive an additional sweepstakes entry with every stay**

Enter our sweeps when you register, and again with every night you stay: 100 members will win 100,000 points – for a total of 10 million points
* A “stay” is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/checkout activity. See Terms & Conditions for more details.

**See Official Sweepstakes Rules, including how to earn additional entries without completing a stay.

Members get it: Sweeps, bonus points and member rates. This is your summer for sweet rewards.

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IHG Waterpark Hotels

Many of us did the IHG mail in points promotion that was offered this winter.  Looking to burn up some of those 50,000+ points I went looking for IHG waterpark hotel options.

In Florida:

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando – Orange Lake Resort   35,000 points per night or $146 a night. Boasts a lazy river in the twelve acre waterpark and nine restaurants.

In Minnesota:

Holiday Inn Express Brainerd/ Baxter has the connecting Three Bear Waterpark. $225 a night with access to the waterpark.

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Michigan’s Adventure Coaster Campout

Things to Do

Coaster Campout

$200 for a campsite for 4 people includes 2 days of park fun with dinner and breakfast for June 24th – 25th.


The Coaster Campout is your opportunity to camp for one night IN the park! Your donation includes admission to the park for June 24th, an evening meal, exclusive ride time, your campsite, and morning breakfast treat just for campers! Campers must check-in on June 24th. Park admission for June 25th is not included.

Coaster Campout Itinerary

Friday, June 24

11:00AM – 6:00PM Check-in at the Group Sales Office
11:00AM – 9:00PM Enjoy the Amusement Park (Water Park hours 12:00-7:00 pm)
7:00PM Dinner at the Mary Lynn’s Catering Pavilions
8:00PM – 9:00PM Load-in to your campsite
9:00PM Park Closes
9:30PM – 10:30PM Exclusive ride time on Shivering Timbers, Lakeside Gliders and Dodgem Cars.
10:30PM – 11:00PM Snacks available at Confection Connection.


Saturday, June 25

7:00AM Rise & Shine! Campers awake and load out.
8:00AM – 8:30AM Continental breakfast at Coasters.

*Schedule subject to change; please follow #miadventure on Twitter for current updates.

How To Reserve

Tickets for this event are available online only. Each campsite is $200 and can accommodate a tent with up to 4 people. Changes cannot be made after purchase, so please organize your group prior to purchasing your campsite. Campsites can accommodate a tent up to 10′ x 10’ in size. Each campsite must have at least one participant that is 18 or older. Camp out in the grass under Corkscrew! Only 20 campsites are available! Ticket sales end on June 20th at 11:59PM.

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Earn 1,800 Bonus Southwest Points with Best Western

Earn 1,800 points with Best Western


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Best Western offers seven hotel brands to suit the needs of guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best WesternSM, Vib®, BW Premier Collection® and GLōSM.

Stay now through June 19, 2016 and earn triple Rapid Rewards® points for each qualified stay. That’s 1,800 points, instead of the standard 600. You must be a member of Rapid Rewards® and Best Western Rewards® to take advantage of this offer.

How to earn:

  • If you’re not yet a Rapid Rewards® member, enroll now.
  • If you’re not yet a member of Best Western Rewards®, enroll now.
  • Make sure your earning preference at Best Western Rewards® is for Southwest Airlines® Rapid Rewards®.
  • Register for the Spring Promotion by June 19, 2016.
  • Book your hotel on or between April 14 and June 19, 2016.
  • Stay at any Best Western branded hotel in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean between April 14 and June 19, 2016. Be sure to provide your Rapid Rewards number and Best Western Rewards number at the time of check-in.

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IHG ShareForever Promotion

Share Travel

Take an adventure. Reunite with friends.
And get there sooner.

Register now and stay between
May 1 and September 5, 2016
to earn at least 65,000 bonus points—
plus a free night to share.


Register here:

Lately IHG promotions have been targeted in their offerings.  My offer is not as good as others have posted.  I only receive 5,000 points if I stay by the end of May, others are offered 7,000 points.   You will not be able to see your offer until you register.


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Spend the Night at Cedar Point in June


This is no ordinary camping trip. You will be braving the third shift and sleeping INSIDE the Roller Coaster Capital of the World!® Your donation includes admission to the park June 5th and 6th, Exclusive Ride Time, an evening dinner on June 5th and breakfast on June 6th!

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South Haven Anniversary Weekend Away

Husband was looking for a short weekend getaway for our anniversary a couple of weeks back. His requirements were good food, hot tub and breakfast.  Well that is easy enough!

After the IHG points mail in promotion I was open to adding more IHG points to our account.  Their current promo adds 5,000 points if you stay in May so I went on the hunt for an IHG property.

In South Haven there is Holiday Inn Express located just east of town.  South Haven has great Lake Michigan beaches and good food.  The hotel also offered Jacuzzi tubs in some of the rooms so booking this hotel was a no-brainer!

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She is Priceless!

If you read my blog from time to time you know I am a huge fan of Fair Trade Friday!  Fair Trade Friday exists to give women a hand up and  not a hand out in this world.  Fair Trade Friday grew out of Mercy House in Kenya. Mercy House exists to give young pregnant mothers a home, education and hope.  We all need hope and help from time to time!

Today I am telling you about their “She is Priceless” campaign by saying #PutOnYourPearls to support women around the world.


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Fair Trade Friday May 2016


Fairtrade Friday May 2016

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Its another Fair Trade Friday!  I have been involved with Fair Trade Friday since August 2014 when it began. I love how it supports women in disadvantaged countries with a fair wage!

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Terra Nova Night in Grove City

Our last night of the trip was in Grove City, Pennsylvania. To this point all of our hotel nights had been free on points so I chose to spend money on a night at a Bed and Breakfast.  There are a few hotels outside of town near the outlets. Comfort Inn, Best Western, Super 8 and a Holiday Day Inn Express. The Holiday Inn Express is 30,000 points or $159.16 a night which did influence my choice of lodging.

I booked the Terra Nova house based on its great reviews and the location. Ryan gave us directions to dinner at Nonni’s and to the campus for in the morning when we checked in.  He gave us a quick house tour and showed us to the third floor for the Collegiate suite.

Terra Nova

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