We have a few plans set in stone already for the summer of 2015. Daughter has her big Europe trip to look forward to and we are doing things a little differently because of that. Next summer will be more weekends away and smaller trips instead.
One of the weekends we wanted to plan ahead was the Chicago Air and Water show in August. I was able to use points today to reserve us a queen room for both Friday and Saturday nights with no issue. Not something I could do IF I waited until May or June next spring.
So IF you have some tentative plans for the summer of 2015 go ahead and book now. You can always cancel if things change or a better rate comes along! (Just be sure to book a refundable rate.)