I’m focusing my efforts on tomorrow’s Travel Hacking in 2021 as Told By GIFs post and this is the slowest time of the year for our hobby, so let’s have two quickies to get us through Thursday:

1. Do this now: Register for IHG’s widely targeted Q1 2022 promotion. This is possibly the lamest promotion in all of 2021 with its one time 5,000 point award after two nights. (thanks to TravelBloggerBuzz)

2. MS hint: Many MS techniques will live and die by the expiration date of the card you’re trying to liquidate — cards that expire in 2028 or earlier may sail through, while 2029 or later expiration dates fail. When the calendar turns, usually you’ve got a whole new year of valid expiration dates. Huzzah for Saturday I guess.

As a corollary of the above, if got a failure when probing a particular liquidation method, you may be getting an expiration date related failure rather than a blanket failure, so that’s another dimension to consider.

The excitement for 2022 in this room full of LAN party gift card gamers is palpable.