Emotional-Support Turkey on a Plane

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Genuine Bargain: IHG Points for About $1 per Thousand

International Hotel Group (IHG) is the second-largest hotel chain in the world, with brands including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Intercontinental. They have a promotion where you get at least 500 IHG points for every handwritten entry that you mail in. So, that’s 500 points for a 49 cent stamp plus about 3 minutes handwriting your name, address, phone number, etc.

Rooms at IHG hotels typically go for 10 thousand to 20 thousand points per night, or (in this case) $20 to $40 worth of stamps. However, from time to time IHG’s PointBreaks promotion offers rooms for only 5000 points ($10/night).

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Remember, you must create an IHG account and sign up for the promotion before you mail in your entries. And the promotion ends March 15, 2016.

Free Diamond Status at Hilton Hotels, Offer Ends Jan. 11, 2016

You can upgrade to Diamond status at Hilton free, with a status match from another brand. The status is good until 3/31/2017. See