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Status match to top-tier with National Rental Cars

National Car Rental is offering a nice deal — they will status match your airline, hotel, or other car rental company status to a comparable tier in the National Emerald Club. Most readers probably have a status level that can match to top-tier Executive Elite status (valid through December 31, 2017). The Deal Match status from an airline, hotel, or car rental program to National Emerald Club Status match is valid through December 31, 2017 Direct link to status match page…

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How much is Delta Silver status worth?

Silver status is Delta’s lowest elite tier.  To get Silver status, you need to fly 25,000 miles in a calendar year or fly 30 separate segments.  More accurately, you need to earn 25,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) or 30 MQSs.  MQMs can be earned from flying or from a few other sources such as MQM rollovers from the previous year, Delta Platinum or Delta Reserve credit card spend, etc.  But earning 25,000 MQMs or 30…

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United Club Card now comes with 50K points

Chase has increased the offer on the United Airlines MileagePlus Club Card — while the previous offer only included a statement credit after first purchase, the card now comes with 50,000 United MileagePlus miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. This offer has been added to our Best Offers page. Offer details follow. United MileagePlus Club Card The Offer Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months Key Card Details…

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Awesome Suite Upgrade award: Park Hyatt Mallorca

A few weeks ago, I made great use of one of my Hyatt Globalist Tier Suite Upgrade awards, bumping my reservation up to a Park Suite King at the Park Hyatt Mallorca in Spain. This suite was huge and luxurious. We often feel like we wish we had one more day — but leaving this place was tough. I definitely hope to make it back again and would love to be able to score this suite on a return trip.…

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Delta’s $250K MQD waiver rule. What will I do? What should you do?

Yesterday we learned that, as of January 1 2018, Delta has increased it’s MQD waiver requirement for Diamond Status to $250,000 in credit card spend.  I promised an analysis.  Here it is… MQD Waiver Background In order to earn top tier Diamond status, Delta SkyMiles members must meet the following requirements within each calendar year:  Earn 125,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) or 140 MQSs (Medallion Qualifying Segments), and $15,000 MQDs (Medallion Qualifying Dollars). MQMs and…

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Great new 10K MQM + 40K miles business card offer

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The offer on the personal version of the Delta Reserve card recently increased to an all-time high of 10,000 MQMs and 40,000 miles with $3,000 spend (See: Highest-ever bonus: 40K miles & 10K MQM) — and now that offer is also available on the Delta Reserve for Business credit card. These offers are the best we’ve ever seen on these cards. Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card The Offer Earn 40,000 Delta SkyMiles and 10,000 MQMs after spending $3,000 on…

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Should Nick mattress run for SPG Platinum?

Senior Frequent Miler author Nick Reyes recently received an email from SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) with the subject heading “Open Up Your Special Offer.”  He was offered double elite-qualifying credit on all stays between September 15 and December 15, 2017.  I received the same offer, but there are other offers floating around too. You can check to see if you have a targeted offer here. The “Elite Status – On the Double” offer that Nick…

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St. Pancras Renaissance Junior Suite. Wow!

I recently stayed with my wife and son at the St. Pancras Renaissance London in a gorgeous Junior Suite.  Suites are located in the elegant Chambers wing of the hotel, which is a huge step up from the modern Barlow wing.  And, all Chambers wing rooms have access to the awesome Chambers Club lounge (which I reviewed previously, here). Chambers Suites usually cost at least 500 GBP per night (over $600, depending upon the current…

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