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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Gary – not sure where to ask you a question, so here it is. Do you know anyway to convert IHG free night certs (from credit card annual benefit) to points or something? I have 2 that will expire in Oct, when my other 2 will begin, but there’s no time to use them before then!

  2. IHG corrected the details. That is substantially different than changing the details. The correction had no real effect on the terms originally posted for member tasks.

    Last year, during Into the Nights promotion, IHG actually changed some member’s tasks for earning bonus points about one month after the promotion started.

  3. Yeah what is the point of encryption when the government can just break it at will? The argument that if have nothing to hide we shouldn’t mind is beside the point.

  4. @Chris D – While there are plenty of reports of Hyatt doing that sort of conversion I don’t think I’ve seen any from IHG. What I’d probably do is gift the reward night by making it in your own name and adding someone else as a second name on the reservation so they can check in…

  5. @Gary – with all due respect, people don’t know what encryption is. You have to say something more meaningful to them, such as:

    “The government also wants these master keys installed in Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, your phone, and the rest of your digital life.”

  6. Sorry, people probably don’t realize those are privacy-implicating. I meant:


    et cetera

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