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Buongiorno, friends!

This morning, I’m suffering from feline paralysis… a condition where a cat plants themselves on your lap/chest/face/anywhere and therefore forbids you to move until they are ready to move.

If you’re also in a similar situation right now, fear not! The only movement you’ll need is from your thumbs to scroll through this newsletter 😏

Onward to the travel stuff, shall we?

✅ Peep our Top Cards update for April (Spoiler alert—our vote for the best keeper card takes the #3 spot 👀).

✅ Get cheap flights to Europe with this month’s Flying Blue Promo Rewards!

✅ Tap into this 30% transfer bonus from Capital One to Virgin Red.

✅ Catch up on our latest YouTube video that’ll help you determine if keeping this premium card open year after year is worth it.

✅ Bless your ears with this week’s podcast that goes deep on all things MR points.

🏆 Favorite pick of the week: We’re giving away a trip to ARUBA

Just like Beyonce’s new country album, we too can make an awesome comeback… with a NEW giveaway! 🎉 

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve dangled one of these in front of your faces, and speaking of hot…

We’ve partnered with Aruba Marriott Resort to giveaway a FREE 5-night stay in a premium view room for two!

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Courtesy of the oh-so-dreamy Aruba Marriott Resort

Here’s what the winner will receive:

  • As mentioned, a 5-night stay for two in a premium view room at the Aruba Marriott Resort

  • $2,000 to help cover flights and other miscellaneous expenses

  • $250 food and beverage credit

  • One free activity for two (choice of sunset sail, UTV tour, or snorkel sail)

The blue water, the flowy palm trees, the fit pool boy…It’s all just *chef’s kiss*.

Subscribing to the Daily Drop newsletter is your first means of entering, but you must also confirm your newsletter subscription. Plus, we have a few other ways that will each grant you one additional entry—just click our big shiny button below to enter 😏

Here’s how you can stack up your chances to win:

  • Subscribe to the Daily Drop newsletter (obvi, and required)

  • Follow @arubamarriott on Instagram (+1, optional)

  • Follow Daily Drop on X (+1, optional)

  • Install the Capital One Shopping browser extension (+1, optional)

The winner will be announced in the newsletter on May 13th!

🏃🏻‍♀️ Runner-Ups

🥇Alaska Airlines Global Getaways Promo: Up to 50% off award redemptions

As someone who lives in the Pacific Northwest, I am often deficient in vitamin D, the sun, joy, and hope for the future (I’m kidding… about the last two).

So any opportunity I can get to book a cheap trip to the tropics (with plentiful warmth and sunshine), I’m in.

Fortunately, Alaska has just launched a new promo called Global Getaways which will feature discounted award redemptions to rotating destinations around the world!

Alaska’s Mileage Plan members can now save up to 50% on select international award flights if booked by April 30th, 2024, with travel taking place in September or November.

The currently featured destinations are all home to blue water and breezy palm trees… 👇

Screenshot showing tropical destinations part of Alaska's Global Getaways

Flying to a place like the Maldives for only 30,000 miles is SO good, but keep in mind that these redemptions are for economy and premium economy.

I actually looked up an example route from Seattle to Tahiti and found a ton of availability in the month of November.

Calendar showing award availability on Alaska

Now the elephant in the room—or, this newsletter—is that Alaska miles have been notoriously hard to come by.

However, there are a few ways to get a stash of ‘em:

  • Transfer points from Bilt (their new transfer partner, whoo!)

  • Fly with Alaska and save up miles

  • Get the airline’s credit card if you so desire

Overall, this is a fun promotion that holds some pretty good value. Since these deals and destinations will rotate quarterly, I wonder where Alaska will take us in Q3 😏

🥈 Award Drop: Business class to Dublin

One of my fondest travel memories is spending St. Paddy’s Day in Dublin, but if I could have gotten there in a cheap business class seat… the pot of gold would have been that much sweeter 🍯

Fortunately, we’ve found ANOTHER Award Drop that features a ton of cheap business-class seats over to Dublin!

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You’ll be able to find these award deals on Aer Lingus from multiple U.S. destinations through July and August. Those are honestly the best months to visit the Emerald Isle anyway 😎

An example route includes using just 45,000 Alaska Airlines miles (or 90k round-trip) to get from Boston to Dublin 👇

Screenshot of a route from Boston to Dublin for 90k miles round-trip

If this Award Drop interests you at all, Mike does a great job of providing a few more examples and some additional details on how to snag this amazing redemption. Read his take here.

📣 Quick Callouts

🎉 Lucrative: Save thousands of dollars on Star Alliance flights

😎 Cool: Hilton’s “Guest Gratitude” Promotion

🏃‍♂️ Mike on the Move: Back to Toronto

🤗 Sweet: Did you get this targeted IHG promo?

🤓 Travel trivia: What was the world’s busiest international airline route in 2023?

That’s all for this week in the travel world! I’ve still got some lingering feline paralysis going on, but would YOU get up and move with that face staring at you?!

This is Brad, btw. A very distinguished gentleman.

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Ciao for now ❤️

Tiffany Eastham
Weekend Warrior

52°22'35.4"N 52°15'17.4"W

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