I’m leaving for Seoul in two days, but I wanted to give a quick update on some changes that will be taking place on TheMilesRunner.com.
I’m happy to announce my new partnership with Hotels.com. I’ve been holding out for this partnership because they have the most generous loyalty program on the internet. For every night you book and complete, 10% of the cost is rolled into your loyalty account and after 10 nights you can redeem the value for a discounted night.Hotels.com also has a best rate guarantee if you find a better price elsewhere. Let’s see how some other websites compare:
- Expedia: Expedia owns Hotels.com so you can expect identical prices. The Expedia reward program accrues 2% through their website and 6% for bookings made on their app.
- Orbitz: Orbitz calls their reward currency “Orbucks” and you can earn 3% through their website and 5% for bookings made on their app.
- Priceline: Rewards program requires signing up for their credit card.
- Agoda: No rewards program.
- Kayak: No rewards program.
I make all of my bookings through Hotels.com and you should too. I hope this can be a painless way for friends, family and strangers to support me on my marathon quest. I have to reorganize my business structure to make way for this change, but you can expect affiliate links in the coming weeks. In the mean time, go sign up for a hotels.com account!
Changing my Webhost
My small blog is slowly growing into an actual website and I’ve been feverishly searching for the right hosting company for my needs. I was looking for a smaller company with fast page loads, high uptime and an emphasis on customer support. In the end, I went with A2 Hosting in Michigan (don’t ask me where) and the handover started last night. I’m in for two years and hope everything goes well.
I also registered some new domains when I made the switch and I’m happy to announce that I’m now the proud owner of KyleBacon.com 🙂 The yournamehere.coms are as finite as land and I strongly recommend everyone try to grab their own .com. Use it for email if there’s nothing you want to share. It’s $15/year to secure your internet future.