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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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Bye Bye Marriott Status Buy Back

Yesterday Marriott announced several changes to their rewards program for 2018: Hertz Status: Platinum members get Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Five Star® Status and Platinum Premier members get Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Presidents Circle® Status. Elite Rollover Nights Last Chance: Elite nights earned in 2017 above those needed for the elite status you obtained will roll-over to 2018 (for 2019 year qualification), but elite nights earned in 2018 will not roll-over to 2019. Status Buy…

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10am check-in for IHG Spire Elites

Last week, IHG sent out an email to Spire Elite members advising them of a new benefit of the program: 10am early check-in based on availability. That’s a nice benefit to have if it works out, though it seems that this is going to be up to the hotel’s discretion — which isn’t much of a change in reality. This new benefit is included in the chart of elite benefits at IHG’s website: And here is…

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[EXPIRED] 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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