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Hawaii February 2017

TOTAL

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $1,394.12
  • Would've Cost: $11,952.89

FLIGHTS TO Hawaii

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 32,500 Alaska miles, 13,500 American miles, 17,500 Singapore miles, 12,500 British Airways Avios, $48.59
  • Would've Cost: $2,072.41

LODGING IN Seattle

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 42,000 Hilton Honor points, $58.20
  • Would've Cost: $383.92

Lodging in Oahu

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 320,000 Hilton Honor points
  • Would've Cost: $2,631.39

Lodging in Kauai

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 62,500 Hyatt Gold Passport points, 
  • Would've Cost: $5,235

Ground Transportation

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $335.21
  • Would've Cost: $626.05

FOOD & MISC.

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $952.12
  • Would've Cost: $1,004.12
 

New York October 2016

TOTAL

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $357.41
  • Would've Cost: $4,681.32

Concert tickets

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $106.52
  • Would've Cost: $206.52

FLIGHTS TO New york

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 19,944 points, $22.40
  • Would've Cost: $676.90

LODGING IN new york

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 60,000 Gold Passport Points
  • Would've Cost: $3,506.88

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $43.95
  • Would've Cost: $106.48

FOOD & MISC.

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $184.54
 

miami september 2016

TOTAL

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $156.95
  • Would've Cost: $1,115.14

FLIGHTS TO Miami

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 31,500 points, $22.40
  • Would've Cost: $741.40

LODGING IN Charlotte & Miami

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 5,000 Gold Passport Points (-7,500 from Hyatt Concierge for poor stay experience) = +2,500 GP points
  • Would've Cost: $216.79

Parking/TRANSPORTATION

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $37.50

FOOD & MISC.

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $97.05
 

cancun may 2016

TOTAL

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $130.48
  • Would've Cost: $5,838.24

FLIGHTS TO Atlanta & cancun

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 36,797 points, $32.92 for international lap child fee
  • Would've Cost: $1,236.02

LODGING IN atlanta & cancun

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 3,000 Starpoints, 75,000 Gold Passport Points, $669.42 worth of travel credits
  • Would've Cost: $4,397.94

TRANSPORTATION

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $43
  • Would've Cost: $149.72

FOOD & MISC.

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $54.56
 

California october 2015

TOTAL

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $263.55
  • Would've Cost: $8,140.07

FLIGHTS TO California

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 18,804 points, $22.40 for taxes & fees
  • Would've Cost: $892.98

Lodging in Newport Coast/san diego

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 2 Free Nights Certificates, 8,000 Hyatt Points
  • Would've Cost: $6,512.22

TRANSPORTATION

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $43.16
  • Would've Cost: $580.04

FOOD & MISC.

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $197.99

 

WASHINGTON D.C. JULY, 2015

TOTAL

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $380.78
  • Would've Cost: $3,210.23

U.S. AIRWAYS FLIGHTS TO D.C.

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 18,000 points, and $22.40 for taxes & fees
  • Would've Cost: 2 X $195.50 = $391

5 NIGHT STAY AT THE WESTIN GEORGETOWN

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 48,000 points, $0
  • Would've Cost: (5 nights x $486) + Taxes & Fees = $2,428.55

TRANSPORTATION

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $18.22
  • Would've Cost: $28.12

FOOD

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $340.16
  • Would've Costs: $354.33

 

Asia October, 2014

TOTAL

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $1,490.59
  • Would've Cost: $41,578.66

Flights to Bangkok, Phuket, Hong Kong, Bali

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 290,000 points, and $294.18 for taxes & fees
  • Would've Cost: $34,003.99

Hotel Stays in Bangkok, phuket, bali

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: 154,000 points, $0
  • Would've Cost: 14 nights = $5,416.25

TRANSPORTATION

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $164.07

FOOd & Misc.

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs: $1,032.34
  • Would've Costs: $1,994.35