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Free Or Fast Tracked American Airlines Status – Targeted

American Airlines Platinum Pro status

American Airlines is sending out targeted offers to some AAdvantage members offering free or fast tracked status. The Deal There are various different targeted offers being sent out. Some emails are offering free American Airlines status until May 25, 2018, while others are offering a fast track to status. My wife received an offer for Platinum Pro status until May 25, 2018. Registration was easy – she simply had to register by February 1, 2018…

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Hilton program changes: a net win

This morning, Greg wrote a post about whether or not you should cancel your Hilton card ahead of the big changes coming to the credit card lineup (See: Should you cancel your Hilton card before January 18th?). The credit cards aren’t the only big change coming for Hilton Honors — Hilton has announced some changes to the Hilton Honors loyalty program. When programs announce changes, they almost always present poor value. In this case, Hilton has…

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Caesar’s promotion: Earn Diamond status in 15 nights

Caesar’s Total Rewards is out with an interesting promotion that might be an easy way to fast-track to Caesar’s Diamond status through tier points. There is a (potentially targeted) email offer going out to earn 1,000 tier points per night on qualifying stays. Since Diamond status requires 15,000 points, you would need 15 (potentially very cheap) nights to earn the tier points necessary to qualify. I didn’t receive an email on this promotion, but Michael at…

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Secret Marriott cards, and how to get them

Chase advertises two Marriott cards: Marriott Rewards Premier ($85 per year) and Marriott Rewards Premier Business ($99 per year). The cards vary in a few details, but they’re very similar.  Both offer: An annual category 1-5 free night (beginning with your first card anniversary); 15 nights credit per year towards elite status; and 1 night credit towards elite status with each $3,000 spend.  And while both offer bonus categories, neither is a good choice for…

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Hilton adds elite breakfast at Waldorf-Astoria hotels

Yesterday, Greg published his predictions for 2018 (See: Frequent Miler’s 2018 miles & points predictions). One of his predictions was that Marriott would offer breakfast for Gold & Platinum elites at resorts, which have historically been excluded from the elite free breakfast benefit. Another chain which has historically limited its elite breakfast benefit is Hilton — though as of yesterday, Hilton has expanded that benefit: Hilton Gold & Diamond elite members will now receive free continental breakfast (or…

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Awesome: Hyatt to count award stays for status

World of Hyatt made a huge announcement today: Beginning in 2018, award stays will count towards elite status. This is a big improvement in the program that will surely sit well with many miles and points aficionados. When the new World of Hyatt program was announced last fall, Greg summed up his feelings about the program in two posts that covered all of key facets of the new program: 5 Things I love about  World of Hyatt 5…

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