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Big bonus from Aeroplan: Great use of SPG / Marriott points

Air Canada’s Aeroplan is currently offering a historical-high 35% transfer bonus when converting hotel points into airline miles. This transfer bonus was announced a couple of weeks ago and continues through August 21, 2017. The Deal Convert hotel points into Aeroplan miles and receive a 35% more miles Ends August 21, 2017 Direct link here Best uses As a reminder, here are Aeroplan’s hotel partners: The transfer ratios from hotel programs aren’t very good for the most part. The…

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Ammo for the secret weapon: Up to 45K annually

This morning, Greg announced the addition of a new resource page: Starwood Transfers: Best, Rest, and the Secret Weapon. Spoiler alert! The Secret Weapon is Marriott and Beyond – which heralds the strength of SPG points with regard to booking Marriott stays and the strength of Marriott Rewards points when used towards Marriott Travel Packages. If you’re building towards either, you may be interested in the latest from Marriott’s social media team: the chance to…

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Marriott promo: 30% off room & food and beverage in Africa and Middle East

Marriott has a nice offer with some very attractive rates in Africa and the Middle East — with 30% off room rates and 30% off food and non-alcoholic beverages. Note that the food & beverage discount applies to “participating restaurants & lounges only” and does not include room service. Still, the list of participating properties is pretty extensive — if you have an upcoming trip to the Middle East or Africa, this promo is worth a look. The…

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Update: 107.5k Chase Marriott offer is now public

We recently reported a targeted offer for the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card. There is now a public offer on this card with a sign up bonus that includes 100,000 Marriott Rewards for spending $5,000 in the first three months and an additional 7,500 points for adding an authorized user in that time and making a purchase. Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card — 107,500 point offer   The Offer: 100,000 Marriott Rewards points after…

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Business Class to Europe + 7 hotel nights for $2225: Investing in Marriott Travel Packages

This morning, Greg wrote about some of the potential opportunities that could be in store as the SPG/Marriott/Ritz loyalty schemes meld into one over the coming year(s).  The merger with SPG has presented some interesting opportunities for big wins both today down the road — even for those who do not yet have a large stash of Marriott Rewards points. I recently wrote about the possibility to indirectly buy a Southwest Companion Pass and 7 nights at a…

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Marriott Cat 5 Sweet Spot: JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Marriott Rewards Sweet Spot

Whether trying to earn the most United miles per dollar or redeeming for a Southwest Companion pass and a 7-night hotel certificate, the value of a Marriott flight & hotel package cannot be ignored. I recently redeemed such a package, which led me to search for an interesting Category 5 Marriott property at which to redeem my certificate. I absolutely found one that fit the bill in the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort &…

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Protea Hotel Kruger Gate – a Marriott Rewards Sweet Spot

Long before discovering points and miles as a method to travel, my wife and I had a shared dream trip: a safari. I think it’s the child within — the chance to see lions and leopards and elephants in their natural habitats rekindles the amazement of seeing them on TV for the first time as kids. It’s hard to describe the difference between watching Animal Planet and finding those scenes play out in real life…

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