Advice – Allow Push Notifications on Twitter

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Are you on Twitter? Do you follow all of your favorite points and miles deal experts? Do you allow push notifications so you never miss a deal!? If so, GREAT! If not, you need to! Whether you are into the whole social media thing is besides the point – what matters is that twitter is the best place to learn about new, and often limited time, points and miles deals!

Here are my “key” deal alert follows:


Think Twitter notification are annoying and unnecessary? Think again!

Here are just a couple key points & miles deals I learned via twitter.

1. That time Hyatt gave out Diamond status…

This may have been the most valuable Twitter notification I have ever had. I received the notification early one morning that Hyatt was matching status, even for whimpy status like Hilton Gold!

The image shows a luxurious, modern hotel dining area with large floor-to-ceiling windows offering a city view. The interior features elegant wooden furniture, neatly set tables with white tablecloths, and ambient lighting. There is a tweet overlay at the bottom from "Hyatt Concierge" with the text: "Looking for a new loyalty program? DM us and let's talk. 2:55 PM - 19 Nov 2015." The tweet has 42 retweets, 191 likes, and a "Follow" button.
Offer expired… but man! This was one valuable tweet!

Since I was one of the first I was able to secure a match, and by the time I was went to do the same for my wife the deal was gone! I was able to utilize 6 of my 8 Diamond Suite Upgrades and enjoyed free breakfast at some of the top Hyatt’s in the world – including the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, the Park Hyatt Milan, the Andaz London Liverpool, and more – all because of a single tweet!

2. Those CHEAP Flights to New Zealand

Remember those crazy cheap flights to New Zealand? I do! And I was able to book 3 of them! They where here and gone in a flash, but thanks to my Twitter push notifications I was able to snag a few in time.

The image is a screenshot of a flight search results page from a travel booking website. The search is for flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL) on Friday, November 11. The results show various flight options with different airlines, prices, and times. The top section includes filters and sorting options, such as the number of stops, price range, and departure times. Below, there are specific flight details, including departure and arrival times, flight duration, and prices, with the lowest price being $226. The page also includes options to filter and sort the results by different criteria.
Fare Expired, but these were the fares of the year!

I didn’t end up traveling to New Zealand due to a fully booked 2 week trip to Southeast Asia the month before, but at least I had the option!?

3. The 100k Honors points Amex co-card upgrade to Hilton Surpass

Doctor of Credit just mentioned this one a couple days ago, but for those that have the no-fee version of the Amex Hilton, it was (is?) possible for you to upgrade your card to the Surpass version and earn 100k Hilton points for $3,000 spending in 3 months.

The image is a promotional advertisement for the Hilton Honors Surpass credit card from American Express. The text at the top reads, "100,000 Hilton Honors Surpass Upgrade Offer, No Once in a Lifetime Language," followed by a shortened URL link. Below this text, there is an image of the Hilton Honors Surpass credit card. The card is black with the Hilton Honors logo and the American Express logo. Below the card image, there is additional text that reads, "Upgrade to the Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express and enjoy the privileges of Card Membership."
Still Alive! Make sure to check for the “once per lifetime” language!

No credit inquiry on the upgrade, and more importantly, no once per lifetime language in the offer – meaning you should be able to earn the bonus despite having earned in the past!

Final Thought

The best deals don’t last long – so make sure you are in the know and are not left thinking what could have been!

Push notifications on Twitter have earned me thousands of points/miles, saved me hundreds of dollars, and allowed me to travel the world on the cheap!

Are you on Twitter? Who do you follow for all the best deal alerts!?

Happy Travels!


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