Posts Tagged With: Anniversary

MILESTONES MADE WITH MILES

American Airlines has a contest to win 350,000 miles.  But they also are giving you 350 miles to enter and another 350 miles by sharing the contest.

Our 35th is Your chance to win
an unforgettable milestone trip.
We’re celebrating the 35th anniversary of the American Airlines AAdvantage® program by recognizing your milestones. As part of our 35th, you can enter for a chance to win 350,000 miles for your next milestone trip. We’ll pick 35 lucky winners in all.
Plus, you can also earn up to 700 miles.
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Radisson Kalamazoo Anniversary Weekend

I have posted earlier about the “perks” of following your favorite hotels on social media.  It pays to be social with hotel rewards programs and hotels themselves.  I followed the Radisson Kalamazoo for a while, one day they had a contest to win a free hotel night.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained so I entered.  And to my surprise I won!

We picked a couple of open dates and made the call to the hotel to reserve our room.  They had openings for our first choice so we made plans to stay on a Saturday night in May.  A few hitches along the way made us arrive a couple of hours later than we had planned but nothing serious. We parked in the ramp across the street and waited in a short check-in line.  While checking us in the friendly attendant told us we had been upgraded to the business level on the 9th floor.  Wowza!  Happy Anniversary to us!

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Travel and Cost Breakdown for our Anniversary Trip

We decided pretty much at the last minute to go away for our anniversary.  Three weeks prior we made our decision that we wanted to visit Charleston, South Carolina. And then I saw how close Savannah was and threw it in for good measure…

April 23rd I bought our airline tickets to fly out on May 8th.  16 days before travel is not how I usually do things, I am a planner and this was stressing me out! Flying on short notice over Mother’s Day weekend was not helping the airfare costs in our local area.  I finally found tickets with flight times that worked for us from Midway to Charleston and back. (And they did not use up our whole tax refund in the process, a plus!)

Southwest 3:55pm nonstop to Charleston – $209 each

Delta 12:33 Flight from Charleston to Detroit to Midway – $144 each

National Car Rental – $122.10 – a Hyundai Sonata

Country Inn and Suites – North Charleston – $0 – 2 nights on points

Country Inn and Suites – Savannah Historic District – $0 – 2 nights on points

Foley House Inn – $199.20 – Our anniversary splurge!

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Not too bad considering our hotel nights were free on points.  I think if I had booked airfare a couple of months out we could have done better on the price. I was pleased with the rental car costs at $122 for the area. All in all I was happy with the costs, and we loved the Foley House Inn.

 

 

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