New online travel tool makes it easier to use points instead of paying for hotel stays
A new online travel tool helps you save money and use loyalty points much more easily to book your next stay around the world.
I like to travel. I like to plan a trip. What I don’t like is going from one hotel program and credit card points account to seeing how I’d like to use points instead of spending money for a stay. It gets messy for most people chasing point balances and then comparing available points to pay or a combination of the two.
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To find out which points can be used and whether an upcoming stay is worth cashing in or paying for those valuable points, visit the Awayz website that takes care of the travel tasks in seconds.
The Odynn company is behind the pricing optimization platform. It promises to maximize your rewards with the absolute best deals on the places you choose to stay.
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What is Awayz?
Awayz is a live money and price finder that makes your trip planning easy.
It gives you the ability to spend or redeem your rewards wisely by displaying the best value in cash and points for more than 15,000 Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and IHG hotels around the world on every search .
You can get independently rated loyalty programs because Awayz uses a side-by-side comparison of cash and points prices.
All booking recommendations are based on your reward balances and credit cards. Each person is shown a price overview of their hotel and bank points, so they know how much they can redeem for the respective programs for a given stay.
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You can even look at award availability in the calendar view, which highlights dates with potential free nights and the lowest points or cash price on offer.
Is Awayz free to use?
There is a free option to use Awayz which offers live money and prize prizes as well as prize availability. However, to get some of the other more exciting features you need a subscription.
There’s the Golden plan which offers users the two features of the free plan, as well as hotel certificates for free nights, 4th/5th night free, calendar view (7 days), and hotel deal alerts. This plan costs $4.17 per month after a 5-day free trial.
With the Platinum subscription, you get all the features of the Free and Gold plans, plus personalized recommendations based on hotel and bank transferable program balances and credit cards in your wallet. You also get a 30-day overview of the calendar and individual hotel searches. This plan costs $8.33 per month after a 5-day free trial.
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How do I start using Awayz?
You can sign up for a free or premium subscription by visiting the Awayz main page and click the green SIGN UP button in the top right corner. You just need to provide your name and email address and create a password to sign up, then choose which plan you want.
Once you have your account, you will be redirected to a page where you can start planning your trip.
Enter the details of your trip, including the location, the dates you’re traveling, and which hotels you want search results for. You can also decide whether to display options based on price, point value, or distance from downtown.
Once done, you can click the green search button and it will bring up a list of options for you to choose from.
Once you’ve chosen one, you’ll be taken to a follow-up page with the details of what you’re choosing and where you can go to book your trip.
Have you tried Awayz yet? Let us know your favorite travel secrets.
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