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Earn over 65,000 IHG points with IHG’s new promotion

The International Hotel Groups (IHG) Share Forever Promo is now open for registration. As with last year’s promotion, the bonuses are personalized for each member, so you won’t know your exact bonus offers until you register for the promotion.

Remember, the Chase IHG Visa card is also currently offering one of it’s best sign bonuses ever, of 7,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening, and enjoy a free anniversary night every year.  This is a great offer!  Signup for the Chase IHG Visa card here



My specific bonuses for the Share Forever Promo are:

65,400 Bonus Points
Stay 24 nights between May 1, 2016 and September 5, 2016 to earn 65,400 bonus points–plus a free night to share.

When you stay your first night by May 31, 2016
1,000 bonus points if your first night is June 1–September 5

When you stay a total of 2 nights

When you stay a total of 4 nights

When you stay a total of 9 nights

When you stay a total of 24 nights

When you stay 1 night by September 5, 2016

When you stay 15 nights by September 5, 2016

Don’t forget to register for this promotion!

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Global Entry and TSA Precheck explained.

Many people get confused with the differences between CBP’s Global Entry and TSA’s Precheck.

Global Entry is a fantastic and a must have for frequent international flyers, it offers a much quicker entry back into the United States when arriving from an international flight. Instead of having to wait in the often long lines at Customs, you simply go to an automated kiosk, scan you passport and fingerprint, answer a few questions and you are on your way.

If you are a frequent domestic only flyer, then TSA Precheck could work for you. (Global Entry also gets you TSA Precheck.)

Global Entry:

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports.

At airports, program members proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingerprints on the scanner for fingerprint verification and complete a customs declaration. The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.

Travelers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and in-person interview before enrollment.

While Global Entry’s goal is to speed travelers through the process, members may still be selected for further examination when entering the United States. Any violation of the program’s terms and conditions will result in the appropriate enforcement action and termination of the traveler’s membership privileges.

To apply for Global Entry see the CBP website at:

TSA Precheck

There are 3 steps to signing up for TSA Precheck:

Complete the online application or you can complete the entire process in person at an application center.Schedule an appointment online or by calling (855) 347-8371 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments take priority.Visit an application center to:

  1. Provide required documentation and fingerprints. Bring your current U.S. passport or a driver’s license and birth certificate. See other acceptable documents.
  2. Pay a non-refundable $85 fee valid for five years with a credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier’s check.
  3. You can check your status online at any time.