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Rumor about new Marriott/SPG cards: 3 tiers and really good initial offer

When Marriott took over Starwood, they said that they would run parallel loyalty programs until 2018.  More recently they have said that they hope to bring the programs together by the end of 2018.  While we are eager to learn all about the new program, one aspect that is especially interesting is the question of what will happen to their credit cards.  Today, Marriott branded credit cards are issued by Chase whereas SPG cards are…

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Top 5 Cat 5 Marriotts in the World

Marriott provides many opportunities to earn free category 1-5 nights.  Their credit cards each offer a free cat 1-5 night per year.  They frequently run “Megabonus” promotions in which two stays results in 1 free cat 1-5 night (make sure to register!).  And, the best value Marriott Travel Package results in a certificate for up to 7 nights in a category 1-5 hotel (see: 12 things you need to know about Marriott Travel Packages). Marriott…

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Transfer bonus to United: 30%, more or less

Through November 30th, United is offering a transfer bonus on hotel points converted to United miles. The transfer bonus is being marketed as a 30% bonus, though in truth it’s 30%….or maybe more….or maybe less. The Deal A 30%-ish bonus on points-to-miles conversions from hotel points to United MileagePlus Maximum bonus is 25,000 miles Ends 11/30/17 Direct link to promotion Quick Thoughts If you’re like me, when you hear “transfer bonus on hotel points to airline miles”, the first 3…

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[Expired] Avios transfer bonus: solid use of SPG/Marriott points

Today through October 31, 2017, British Airways is offering a 35% bonus on transfers from hotel programs. This can be best maximized through Marriott Travel Packages. Alternatively, IHG Credit Card Holders who need to top up for a British Airways award might be interested in this promotion as well. Read on. The Deal Get 35% bonus Avios when converting hotel points to British Airways Avios through October 31, 2017 from the following hotel programs: Carlson Hotels Hilton Hotels Hyatt Hotels &…

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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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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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