• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Lemons to Lemonade Pt at Poipoo

Kauai Kid

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
3,889
Reaction score
17
Points
273
Location
Texas-elevation 950 feet
To sweeten the Lemon from the Point at Poipu I applied for an American Airlines Platinum Select/AA Advantage card. Here are the goodies I'll get:

1. 30,000 AA bonus miles with the first $750 purchased
2. 10,000 AA bonus miles after $5000 purchased in <=6 months
3. $100 credit on any AA fare purchased <=6 months
4. 2 AA miles per dollar the first year
5. $85 credit card fee waived the first year.

:D



Looks like I'll be paying the Point with my credit card this year and never carrying a balance.

Sterling
 

slip

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2011
Messages
11,402
Reaction score
15,214
Points
999
Location
U'alapue/Kaunakakai, Hawaii
Resorts Owned
Pono Kai, 20 wks; Maui Schooner, 1.5 wks; 1 week Ke Nani Kai; WaveCrest Condo, Molokai, HI
We just got back from our trip and we're probably going with the United card.

25,000 miles after the first use of the card.
5,000 miles after I sign up an additional authorized user to my account.
2 miles for each $1 spent on tickets and 1 mile for everything else.
2 free round trip bags checked.
1st year $95 fee for free.

I'll pay my MF's with this and buy tickets. I won't carry a balance and the free
checked bags will pay for the annual fee after the first free year.

I'm going to give it a try and see how it works. I have to buy my February
tickets yet but I'll wait until I get the card.:D
 

artringwald

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2011
Messages
4,794
Reaction score
3,782
Points
448
Location
Oakdale, MN
Resorts Owned
HVC: The Point at Poipu, 3 deeded weeks, 1 of which is in The Club.
If you live in a Delta controlled town like I do, you can get 20,000 bonus miles with your first American Express purchase and up to 5,000 when you add 2 additional cards. The first year is free.
 

Kauai Kid

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
3,889
Reaction score
17
Points
273
Location
Texas-elevation 950 feet
I wonder what the probability of getting a FF trip on American from Austin to Lihue leaving Dec 1st and returning Dec 22nd of 2012.

Probably about the same as finding an honest politician. :hysterical:


Sterling
 
Last edited:

SherryS

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
777
Reaction score
4
Points
18
Location
Siesta Key, FL and Grandville, MI
You have a better chance on American or United than on Delta! If you could reserve 11 months in advance, you'd have a really good chance to get tickets on AA.
 
Top