300 Free La Quinta Points

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As I explained last time,

The videos are about 20 seconds long. Then you’ll be asked whether your trip is for business or pleasure, where in the state you are interested in, and whether kids will be along. That decision tree generates a longer 3-minute video to watch.

The idea is you’re supposed to watch a video first and then get taken to a page where you enter your account information for the points.

I’ve never stayed at a La Quinta. From having read Lamar Muse’s excellent autobiography about his years as Southwest Airlines’ founding President, I recall the story of the La Quinta chain (its founder was a Southwest board member). Apparently the name derives from the founder’s search for the cheapest furnishings possible. They had a Southwestern motif, and so he chose a name to match.

I sort of wish I hadn’t passed that book along to another frequent flyer, the book fetches a pretty penny at Amazon. And I’d love to go back and consult it every now and again.

Free points, of course, are free points. Even if the Urban Dictionary claims ‘La Quinta’ means “next to Denny’s.” Points convert to a variety of currencies.

(HT: This thread on Milepoint)

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  1. Wow. I never realised that Lamar’s book is that valuable or hard to find nowadays. He is one of my all time heroes. One of my most treasured possessions is a personally autographed copy of the book – I make it a point to re-read it whenever I take on a new start-up project. A wonderful man whose contribution to today’s world of aviation is significantly under-appreciated.

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