Walking Across America with Points

We've got a special treat for you today, MileValue readers! Meet Mike Hammari, who will be writing a series of guest posts about a cross-country trip he is currently in the middle of. Who needs miles when you've got feet? Those weary feet still need a decent place to rest. Mike is covering some of his hotel stays with points and is excited to have an audience listening that cares more about rewards than what brand of shoe he's wearing. Really though, Mike, tell us what shoes you chose...

Anything below in italics is a comment from me.

Walking Across America with Points: An Introduction

We've got a special treat for you today, MileValue readers! Meet Mike Hammari, who will be writing a series of guest posts about a cross-country trip he is currently in the middle of. Who needs miles when you've got feet? Those weary feet still need a decent place to rest. Mike is covering some of his hotel stays with points and is excited to have an audience listening that cares more about rewards than what brand of shoe he's wearing. Really though, Mike, tell us what shoes you chose...

Anything below in italics is a comment from me.

Do Two Things Right Now

You've put them off. Do these two things today to save yourself hundreds of dollars on future travel.

First, send 50,000 US Airways miles to a friend or family member. This will cost you $567.50. Have her send you back 50,000 at a cost to her of $567.50. Both your accounts will have 50,000 more US Airways miles than when you started.

You will have purchased miles worth 1.95 cents for 1.13 cents.

Radisson 1 For 1 Update: Incredible Free Night Availability

Club Carlson has had some amazing promotions this year, and their newest is no slouch either. Scott talked about it a few weeks ago; the gist is:

Stay one night at any Radisson in the U.S, Canada or Caribbean and get another night in any Radisson in the U.S, Canada or Caribbean for free!

This meant that buying a room for about $89/night at a random Radisson would net you a certificate to stay at any other Radisson including the Radisson New York Martinique.

Forum Buzz: Radisson Stay One Night, Get One Free Night

There has been quite a bit of recent discussion on FlyerTalk on Radisson's new "Stay One Night, Get One Night" promotion.

Club Carlson properties Radisson, Park Inn, and Country Inn have run similar promotions in the past--I mattress ran in Krakow, Poland to take advantage--though those deals awarded Club Carlson points instead of a free night certificate.