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20,000 Marriott points per referral up to 100K per year

Earlier today, Chase released a new refer-a-friend bonus on the Chase Sapphire Reserve where you can earn bonus points for referring friends (See: Chase Sapphire Reserve referral bonus 10K per referral, 50K per year). Now, there is a new refer-a-friend offer on the Chase Marriott Rewards Visa good for 20,000 bonus points for each friend you refer who gets the card up to 100,000 bonus points per year. The Deal Earn 20,000 Marriott Rewards points for each friend you refer…

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Earn a free night after 2 stays or bonus points with Q4 Marriott and Starwood promos

Marriott and SPG came out with their fourth quarter promotions last week, and both look pretty good: with Marriott, you can earn a free night after just two paid stays, and with Starwood you can earn 1,000 bonus points per night and 10,000 additional points with 25 paid nights during the promotional period. Marriott Megabonus The Deal Earn a free Category 1-5 night after two paid stays during the promotional period, then unlock an additional offer Key Terms Must first register here…

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Priority Pass adds Denver restaurant

Many of us have Priority Pass Select memberships thanks to having ultra-premium credit cards: Amex Platinum, Sapphire Reserve, Ritz Carlton, Citi Prestige, US Bank Altitude Reserve, CNB Crystal Visa Infinite, etc.  And that’s great when traveling through airport terminals with Priority Pass lounges, but it doesn’t help in most domestic airports where AA, Delta, and United lounges dominate. Fortunately, Priority Pass has been expanding in a terrific new way.  At select airport restaurants, travelers can…

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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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Business class to Europe under $2K

Using the techniques I outlined in the post “How to find great business class fares with Google Flights,” I’m easily finding $2K and sub-$2K round-trip lie-flat business class flights from US cities to many European destinations.  Many of these flight prices are available well into summer 2018. I’ve presented a few examples below, but please refer to the guide for details of how to find these fares from your home airport: How to find great…

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Stack Hilton offers: new Twitter sync for $50 back on $250 or more

There is a new Amex offer out this morning for $50 back on $250 or more at Hilton that is Twitter sync-able and should be stackable with several other current offers and the 4th quarter double points promotion (See: Hilton Double Up: 2x points Sept 1-December 31st, Diamonds earn more). What’s more, the terms state that by using this offer, you will unlock a new offer with Embassy Suites (details not specified). We saw this previously with…

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Travel Insurance Showdown: Reserve vs Prestige vs Platinum

Last week I reviewed the Chase Sapphire Reserve card’s travel insurance.  I was impressed with how favorably it compared to the lower cost Sapphire Preferred card.  But, how does it compare to travel insurance provided by other ultra-premium cards? I created a new resource page: Ultra-Premium Credit Card Travel Insurance to answer that question.  There you’ll find a side by side comparison of the travel insurance benefits automatically provided by the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi…

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Hilton Double Up: 2x points Sept 1-December 31st, Diamonds earn more

Hilton’s latest promotion offers all members double base points on stays from September 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2017. Diamond members get an additional 10,000 points after every 10 nights (up to 50K). You must register before your stay to take part in the promo, so I recommend clicking the link below and registering now before you forget. The Deal Double base points on all stays from September 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 3017 Additional targeted bonus for Diamond Members Direct…

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Hyatt Globalist fast track for all credit card holders

Hyatt is offering a fast track to Globalist status for all Hyatt credit card holders. Register by September 30th, 2017 and stay 20 nights between September 1-December 31st to receive Gloablist “lite” status through February 2019. Alternatively, ten nights will get you Explorist status through February 2019 The Deal Hyatt credit card holders can register here for a fast track to Globalist status through February 2019 Globalist status will require 20 nights completed between September 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017…

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