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Running Amok is a new regular thread (I’m not ready to commit to say daily, but that is the goal) to highlight some current travel, frequent flyer and running news.
RUNNING: Competitor group, the owner of Rock n’ Roll Marathons and United Airlines have announced a new marathon and half marathon in the series – in Chengdu, China.
I have a love/hate relationship with the Rock n’ Roll group – while I prefer the more grass roots type of events, I have to hand it them for inspiring people to combine travel and running. By the way, I’ll be running the Rock n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon again in October if anyone wants to join me.
WIN A TRIP TO CHINA!
While we’re at it, United Airlines is giving away a trip to Chengdu. ENTER HERE TO WIN A TRIP TO CHENGDU.
CREDIT CARDS: American Express is running a limited time promotion (through May 31, 2017) on the two Hilton Hotel Brand credit cards.
- New Hilton Honors Card Members will earn 80,000 Hilton Honors Points after spending $2,000 in first 3 months (No Annual Fee, Silver hhonors level).
- New Hilton Honors Surpass Card Members will earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Points after spending $3,000 in first 3 months and a free night on their Card Membership anniversary ($75 Annual Fee, Gold hhonors level).
- Additionally, Hilton Honors Card Members can earn a Member Get Member bonus for each new Hilton Honors Card application that results in an approved account. For Hilton Honors Card Members that bonus is 20,000 Hilton Honors Points and for Hilton Honors Surpass Card Members it’s 25,000 Hilton Honors Points.
What do I recommend? If you like Hilton Hotels, then I’d go for the Surpass Amex to get the 100,000 points, gold status (i.e., breakfast!) and the free anniversary night. To me that’s worth the $75 fee. If you have any questions about these credit cards, feel free to contact me.
TECHNOLOGY: I KNOW WHERE YOU WERE LAST NIGHT. . . Stalkers Delight?
From Business Insider: Soon Google Maps will know and share your location (and how to turn this feature off).
TRAVEL – RENTAL CARS:
Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.