IHG Triple Points On Three Day Stay

Triple Points, Triple Pancakes on the weekend

Triple Points, Triple Pancakes on the Weekend

Be the Readiest™ with a free, hearty breakfast and for a limited time, earn up to triple bonus points when you stay at Holiday Inn Express®.

From August 1 – September 30, on 3+ night stays:

• Earn Triple points Friday-Sunday

• Earn Double points Monday-Thursday

That’s right—more points, more pancakes. More fuel to do what you want.

Get IHG® Rewards Club points for Reward Nights, travel, gifts and a whole lot more. Register now.

Offer is valid for IHG® Rewards Club members in the Americas region only.  Members from Quebec are not eligible for this promotion.  Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register their member number in advance to participate in the Holiday Inn Express Promotion (“Promotion”).  The Promotion stay period is between 1 August 2017 and 30 September 2017 (both dates inclusive) (“Promotion Period”) with the registration period beginning on 18 July 2017 (“Registration”). Double points will be awarded on all Weekday Qualifying Nights within a continuous hotel stay of 3 or more nights.  Weekday Qualifying Nights are defined as Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Triple points will be awarded on all Weekend Qualifying Nights within a continuous hotel stay of 3 or more nights.  Weekend Qualifying Nights are defined as Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The average daily rate will be calculated for each Qualifying Stay.  Double and Triple bonus points will be awarded based on the average daily rate.  See example below for reference.

Example Qualifying Stay with Bonus Points Awarded:

Dates: Thursday, August 10, 2017 – Sunday, August 13, 2017

Thursday Night Rate:$100

Friday Night Rate:$150

Saturday Night Rate:$150

Average Daily Rate:$133.33


More information here: https://www.ihg.com/rewardsclub/us/en/offers/promoreg/?offerCode=41237&#initial-state&cm_sp=OSMAM-6C-US-EN-HIEX17-register

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Friendly Falls in Wears Valley

If you leave Pigeon Forge via Wears Valley road to Townsend you will have a very picturesque drive.  An alpine coaster, cabins, resorts and little shops line the road. Halfway to Wears Valley on the left is a little stop called Friendly Falls.

Friendly Falls

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Friendly Falls offers their location as a place to stretch your legs, enjoy a cold drink by the falls and you can even get married there.  We stopped on Sunday morning on our way to Townsend just before noon.  Usually I am about vacation on the cheap side, however there is something to be said about paying a small amount for some quiet time along a waterfall with a cold beverage.

Friendly Falls

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Admission is $2 for adults OR you can purchase something from the store and enter for free.  Cold pop is $2 and beer is $3.  They also offer items like hot dogs, chips, ice cream, or sandwiches.

You can wade in the river between the two falls, be careful the rocks are slick.  The water was very refreshing on a hot day!

Friendly Falls

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They offer gem mining for kids in a flume, tables and chairs for relaxing with your food/drink and even a resident chicken. There are areas decorated with gnomes and fairies.  It’s cute and it is prefect for relaxing.  We spent over an hour people watching and enjoying our beverages along the river.

You can find more information here: http://friendlyfalls.com/

2135 Wears Valley RdSevierville, TN 37862
+1 865-429-2139


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Cedar Point Christmas in July 2017

From their site ” Plow your way to a good deal – Christmas in July! It’s buy one, get one FREE on single-day Cedar Point admission tickets starting TODAY (7/10) at 5 p.m. through 9 a.m. on 7/12, available online only. For detailed info and to purchase later today, visit cedarpoint.com.

This is usually how I purchase our Cedar Point tickets on the buy 1 get 1 free promo.

Again the link to purchase will activate after 5pm on 7/10/2017. https://www.cedarpoint.com/





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Cider Tasting at Mill Bridge Winery


After our very filling dinner at the Old Mill we did some shopping nearby to give our food time to digest before hitting the hotel pool.  We came across the Mill Bridge Winery and decided cider tasting looked funner than the hotel pool.

Cider tasting at Mill Bridge Winery

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Pigeon Forge The Old Mill Dinner

I had read good things about the Old Mill for dinner and knew we had to try it.  For tourist places that do not take reservations we try to arrive a bit earlier than normal for dinner.  I hate to wait an hour so if I have to arrive at 5:20 to eat at a decent time so be it.

A round 5pm I said to husband I know its early but we should head out to dinner soon.  We crossed the very busy 321 at a crosswalk because that road was crazy busy!  Going one block from 321 put us on the very quiet River Road and a nice trail along the river.  People were fishing and wading in the water.

Old Mill Pigeon Forge

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Super 8 Pigeon Forge

We recently spent a week in Tennessee this June.  To try to keep our trip lower cost I used hotel points for many of the nights we were on the road.  The Super 8 Pigeon Forge on Emert had good reviews and is in a good location.

If you have never been to Pigeon Forge I would describe to people as the Wisconsin Dells on steroids.  OMG!  Miles of mini golf, go carts, dinner shows and entertainment.  While there is a cheap/free (depending) trolley system this area is really not that walk able as things are spread out vs Gatlinburg.  I do not like to drive all over, I would rather walk to dinner so I was pleased to see our hotel was within two blocks of the Old Mill Restaurant.

If you do not walk to drive anywhere or really walk the hotel is behind Wendy’s, Arby’s, Ihop, Pizza Hut, Baskin Robbins, etc.  I would recommend you make the short walk to  The Mill and so did the sweet lady who checked us in.

The Super 8 has exterior hall ways and four floors with an elevator.  I had the option of booking a standard king room or a king room with a jacuzzi tub and fireplace.  No thinking needed there, I want the tub!

Super 8 Pigeon Forge

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Our fourth floor room was very spacious.  It offered a sofa pullout bed near the door.

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A Day of Giving

Today May 16th is designated as a day of giving.  Mercy House Global has teamed up with several organizations who work together to give women a brighter future.

“She Is Priceless” is a campaign to make a difference in the lives of oppressed women.

A pearl is a healed wound.  An oyster protects itself from irritation and suffering and the result is a priceless pearl.  The women we support have endured unthinkable suffering in their lives and often feel forgotten.  We are joining together to remind the world that every woman matters.

Fair Trade Friday April

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You can find out more and donate here: http://sheispriceless.org/?utm_source=Pure%20Charity%20Donors&utm_campaign=1529bfe74a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fbf6cf6ce2-1529bfe74a-164978473

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She is Priceless – May 16th 2017

“Because women around the world–including you–are priceless.”  – Mercy House Global.

More information here about tomorrows global giving day:   http://mercyhouseglobal.org/she-is-priceless-a-global-giving-initiative/


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Hilton Honors Go More Get More

Hilton Honors is offering a double points spring/ summer promotion for 2017.

Earn Double Points on every stay at 4,900 hotels when you sign up
and complete a stay from May 1 through August 31, 2017.

Have Diamond Status? You will earn Triple Points on every stay from May 1 through August 31, 2017.

Register here: https://www.hiltonhonors.com/en_US/HHCM/20170425_15194/landing



Offer valid May 1, 2017, through August 31, 2017 (“Promotion Period”) at any hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio excluding Hampton by Hilton Hotels in Mainland China. Hilton Honors™ members must first register at HiltonHonors.com/BonusPromotion prior to completing a stay within the Promotion Period. Registered Hilton Honors members will earn Double Points per stay during the Promotion Period, or Triple Points per stay during the promotion period as a Diamond member. The Double Points or Triple Points bonus will be based on tier at time of checkout. Registered Hilton Honors members will only receive Bonus Points for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. There is no limit to the total amount of Bonus Points that may be earned during the Promotion Period with this offer. However, there are restrictions on the amount of Base Points that can be earned on a single stay at certain brands. See Hilton Honors Terms & Conditions for more details. Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward tier qualification. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for Points to appear in your Hilton Honors account.

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Walt Disney World Free Dining 2017

Once again Walt Disney World is offering Free Dining in 2017.

Book Through
July 7, 2017

Valid Travel Datesxmas 6

  • August 21 through September 30, 2017
  • November 14 through November 20, 2017
  • November 25 through November 27, 2017
  • December 8 through December 23, 2017

Package Includes

  • Room
  • Theme park ticket(s) with Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus Option
  • Dining Plan (Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan with Value and Moderate Resort hotel packages; Disney Dining Plan with Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotel packages)

Important Details

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.
  • Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

Ticket Requirements

  • Minimum 2-day Magic Your Way ticket with Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus Option

You can book here or contact your travel agent:  https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/special-offers/resort-stay-dine-package/details/

You can also call Disney at (407) 939-5277 to book your package.

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