07 Apr Advice – Allow Push Notifications on Twitter
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:
- Doctor of Credit – @Drofcredit
- TPG Alerts –@TPG_Alerts
- Dan’s Deals – @DansDeals
- The Flight Deal –@TheFlightDeal
- Secret Flying –@SecretFlying
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!?