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  1. abcx
    abcx 12 November 2012 at 3:05 pm |

    Looks extremely useful. Thanks! I wonder if you’d be willing to run an experiment and see how many days hotels in the NYC area (Manhattan) make C&P awards available for the whole of 2013. I live here so I don’t need one, but I think it’s a miniscule number of nights. Would be really interesting if there were zero nights for all Manhattan hotels throughout the year…

  2. Kodoma
    Kodoma 12 November 2012 at 3:19 pm |

    This is one of the most helpful posts/tools I have seen, thank you!

  3. mike
    mike 12 November 2012 at 3:22 pm |

    Is this supposed to be working? All I get is a blank screen

  4. clayd33
    clayd33 12 November 2012 at 4:20 pm |

    Seth, this is awesome, like abcx it would be neat to have the ability to set an alert for “x” hotel for cash and points any time.

  5. abcx
    abcx 12 November 2012 at 4:42 pm |

    @Seth – sure there might be some nights, but I think it would be miniscule if divided by the total nights in a year * no. of hotels in Manhattan/Brooklyn/Queens.

  6. Andre
    Andre 12 November 2012 at 5:09 pm |

    Great! Looking forward to trying it out!

  7. matt
    matt 12 November 2012 at 5:30 pm |

    Very helpful, especially the alerts. Often I will book points and switch to c&p when available.

  8. Murtuza
    Murtuza 12 November 2012 at 5:38 pm |

    Nice tool Seth. Will be useful for the future trip alerts. Thanks!

  9. Lawrence
    Lawrence 12 November 2012 at 5:38 pm |

    how is this different than http://www.awardspy.com

    Thanks!

  10. Derek
    Derek 13 November 2012 at 6:08 am |

    Great job Seth. So freaking useful…one of best you have done.

    Only bug I can find is it does not handle the french e in Le Meridien. So it comes up as ‘Le M ridien’.

  11. Vince
    Vince 13 November 2012 at 1:20 pm |

    Awesome thanks.
    @ Lawrence – one difference is this doesnt have a hard limit of 5 alerts. With AS sometimes trying to find a C&P in a city with 5 or more hotels already maxes you out in alerts. With this tool it searches via city which to me is more useful

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  13. clayd33
    clayd33 14 November 2012 at 6:38 pm |

    Seth,

    Tool shows cash and points available but when I called they are not. I am staying there these 2 days on points already.

    Awards available near BALI NGURAH RAI — DENPASAR — DPS from 1/24/2013 to 1/26/2013

    Hotel Name Cash & Points? Points?
    The St. Regis Bali Resort

  14. JG
    JG 16 November 2012 at 11:27 am |

    St. Regis Bali participates, but you need to call a customer contact center because it is all suites.

    Also, just tried searching for NYC. Since the “Where?” seems to validate by airport, I used “East 34th Street Heliport — New York — TSS” while looking for midtown. The results came back for availability in Bali.

    It worked fine when I switched to “Where?” to NYC, although it would be nice to have an option (maybe NYP?) that shows Manhattan before the airport hotels.

  15. MIKETOWN
    MIKETOWN 17 November 2012 at 12:35 pm |

    This could be extremely useful. Thanks so much.

    When I go to create an account, I get the following…

    Server Error in ‘/’ Application.

    The ‘System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider’ requires a database schema compatible with schema version ’1′. However, the current database schema is not compatible with this version. You may need to either install a compatible schema with aspnet_regsql.exe (available in the framework installation directory), or upgrade the provider to a newer version.

    Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Exception Details: System.Configuration.Provider.ProviderException: The ‘System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider’ requires a database schema compatible with schema version ’1′. However, the current database schema is not compatible with this version. You may need to either install a compatible schema with aspnet_regsql.exe (available in the framework installation directory), or upgrade the provider to a newer version.

    Source Error:

    An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

    Stack Trace:

    [ProviderException: The 'System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider' requires a database schema compatible with schema version '1'. However, the current database schema is not compatible with this version. You may need to either install a compatible schema with aspnet_regsql.exe (available in the framework installation directory), or upgrade the provider to a newer version.]
    System.Web.Util.SecUtility.CheckSchemaVersion(ProviderBase provider, SqlConnection connection, String[] features, String version, Int32& schemaVersionCheck) +1979964
    System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider.CheckSchemaVersion(SqlConnection connection) +89
    System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider.CreateUser(String username, String password, String email, String passwordQuestion, String passwordAnswer, Boolean isApproved, Object providerUserKey, MembershipCreateStatus& status) +2430
    Tools2.AccountMembershipService.CreateUser(String userName, String password, String email) in C:UserssethDocumentsMy DropboxApplicationsWATTTools2ControllersAccountController.vb:697
    Tools2.AccountController.Register(String userName, String email, String password, String confirmPassword) in C:UserssethDocumentsMy DropboxApplicationsWATTTools2ControllersAccountController.vb:285
    lambda_method(ExecutionScope , ControllerBase , Object[] ) +250
    System.Web.Mvc.ActionMethodDispatcher.Execute(ControllerBase controller, Object[] parameters) +17
    System.Web.Mvc.ReflectedActionDescriptor.Execute(ControllerContext controllerContext, IDictionary`2 parameters) +178
    System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeActionMethod(ControllerContext controllerContext, ActionDescriptor actionDescriptor, IDictionary`2 parameters) +24
    System.Web.Mvc.c__DisplayClassd.b__a() +52
    System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeActionMethodFilter(IActionFilter filter, ActionExecutingContext preContext, Func`1 continuation) +254
    System.Web.Mvc.c__DisplayClassf.b__c() +19
    System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeActionMethodWithFilters(ControllerContext controllerContext, IList`1 filters, ActionDescriptor actionDescriptor, IDictionary`2 parameters) +192
    System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeAction(ControllerContext controllerContext, String actionName) +314
    System.Web.Mvc.Controller.ExecuteCore() +105
    System.Web.Mvc.ControllerBase.Execute(RequestContext requestContext) +39
    System.Web.Mvc.ControllerBase.System.Web.Mvc.IController.Execute(RequestContext requestContext) +7
    System.Web.Mvc.c__DisplayClass8.b__4() +34
    System.Web.Mvc.Async.c__DisplayClass1.b__0() +21
    System.Web.Mvc.Async.c__DisplayClass8`1.b__7(IAsyncResult _) +12
    System.Web.Mvc.Async.WrappedAsyncResult`1.End() +59
    System.Web.Mvc.MvcHandler.EndProcessRequest(IAsyncResult asyncResult) +44
    System.Web.Mvc.MvcHandler.System.Web.IHttpAsyncHandler.EndProcessRequest(IAsyncResult result) +7
    System.Web.CallHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +8699438
    System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +155

  16. MIKETOWN
    MIKETOWN 17 November 2012 at 3:17 pm |

    We’re good now. Thanks Seth.

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