2016 – Hawaii Big Island trip

26 June – 3 July, 2016

Total: $1,212.46 + 40,000 Flexperks points + 100,000 IHG points + 35,000 Krisflyer miles + Marriott Category 4 Reward Certificate + $56 spothero credit

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Plane Ticket

Chicago O’Hare (ORD) -> Seattle (SEA) -> Kona (KOA): Economy Class (upgraded to First Class) on Alaska Airlines
40,000 Flexperks points
Kona (KOA) -> Los Angeles (LAX): Economy Class (Free Economy+) on United Airlines
Los Angeles (LAX) -> Chicago O’Hare (ORD): Economy Class (upgraded to First Class for one seat) on United Airlines
35,000 Krisflyer miles + $11.16 tax/fee

Hotel

Chicago Marriott O’Hare (26-27 Jun)
Marriott Category 4 Reward Certificate

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kailua-Kona (27-29 Jun, 30 Jun-2 July)
120,000 IHG points (20,000 points were bought for $130 through IHG point buying trick)

Hilo Seaside Hotel
$84.54

Car Rental

Avis (Economy car)
$180.63 + $58.36 in fuel + $20 hotel parking

Hertz (Full-size SUV for Mauna Kea)
$92.65 + $26.12 in fuel

Attraction

Big Island Botanical Garden
$30

Akaka Fall permit
$5

Volcano National Park permit
$20

Swim with Mantra
$236.67 + $20 tips

Food + Grocery + Misc.
$297.33

Airport Parking

Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare via Spothero
$56 spothero credit

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