San Francisco

An Oakland wedding wow, San Francisco Bay Area treats, FREE flights on United, FREE hotel at Double Tree Suites!

Two utterly magical west coast back-to-back long-weekend weddings can take a toll on your energy and on your wallet, too. But we didn’t want to let that happen; there was too much joyful reason to celebrate! For 37,500 miles (more than the usual 25,000 because we didn’t book far enough in advance) we were able to get two direct, non-stop round-trip tickets from East Coast to West, including a red-eye flight on the return by design, allowing us to snooze the whole time, so we wouldn’t lose a beat once we arrived back home. Many thanks to United for their excellent service. Here is a link to the current United co-branded credit cards with the best current bonuses, different minimum spends (some as low as $1000) and annual fees- you choose which works best for your needs.

As the wedding party was staying at the very good Double Tree Suites Hotel in Newark/Fremont, California, a Hilton property, we stayed there, too, and yes, you guessed it- for free! (By the way, check out my reviews post- details about the hotel there.) Between the two of us we had enough points for four nights’ stay. And believe me, four nights are better than two as far as the R and R goes.

imageThis is Raisa, the prettiest bride in the world-  whose wedding we went to. 

If you’d like some Hilton points to get you to a nice hotel for free, too, with an even better credit card bonus than the one we each got, because now the best offer available on for Hilton is 75,000 hiltonhhonor points, click here for more details.

And, the best thing about saving money on travel to a wedding? You get to be extra generous to the wedded couple.

Free travel feels good, happily ever after.

p.s.  The Oakland Rotunda?  What a sensational place to hold a wedding…

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