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Stacking Citi Prestige for “3 nights free” with SPG (sort of)

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Starwood is out with a promo for hotels in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Points, Miles, and Martinis has a detailed post outlining the promotion. When paying with a Mastercard and using promo code M3D, you can receive 1 or 2 free nights at select properties when you pay for two or more nights. The Deal Use promotion code M3D Pay for 2  or 3 nights, get 1 night free Pay for 4 nights, get 2 nights free Key…

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Up to 5K Starpoints with Delta flights [Targeted]

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Starwood is out with a targeted offer to earn up to 5,000 bonus Starpoints for flying with Delta. The Deal Earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints for each qualifying Delta flight booked and flown by July 31st, 2017 up to a max of 5,000 points. Targeted offer for Starwood elite members You may be able to sign in here to see if you were targeted, though check your email for a link. Key Terms Must register for Crossover Rewards…

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Can you get a second Amex bonus with a second business?

Can you get a second Amex bonus under a second business?

“Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.” Most American Express credit and charge card signup bonus offers include the above language.  For the most part, the language is self-explanatory.  If you have, or used to have, the same credit card, then you won’t get the signup bonus if you sign up now. There are known exceptions to this rule.  If you cancelled an account more than 7 years…

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

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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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Investing in change: Marriott / SPG / Ritz new program opportunities

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Marriott Rewards Sweet Spot

Airline and hotel mergers are often bad for consumers since they result in less competition.  That said, mergers also create lots of change.  And with change comes opportunity… We saw this recently with the American Airlines / US Airways merger.  There was a short term opportunity to earn top tier US Airways status through a challenge.  And we knew that we would then get top tier AA status, along with 8 international upgrade certificates, when…

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Get more mileage from hotel points with Aeroplan 30% conversion bonus

Aeroplan 30 bonus

One Mile at a Time reports that Air Canada’s Aeroplan is offering a 30% mileage bonus on conversions from hotel partners. The Offer What: Earn up to a 30% bonus if you convert hotel points in Aeroplan miles When: Between March 13 and April 17, 2017 How much: 20% bonus when converting hotel points into 2500-99,000 miles 25% bonus when converting hotel points into 100,000-199,000 miles 30% bonus when converting hotel points into 200,000+ miles Which…

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Bring your favorite passenger: Last chance to buy a Southwest Companion Pass

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One of the best deals in domestic travel has long been the Southwest Companion Pass. This benefit is hands-down my favorite airline loyalty program benefit because it allows you to bring a companion with you for free any time you fly, whether your ticket was paid for with money or points. For a very limited time, there is a roundabout way to buy the companion pass and have a companion fly with you for free for…

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Hours left to book Marriott / SPG before rates go up

Protea Hotel Stellenbosch Dorpshuis & Spa

  A quick reminder that Marriott and Starwood’s category changes go into effect at midnight hotel time tonight.  Some parts of the world have already passed midnight and are into March 7th. As such, hotels in those time zones should have switched categories (or will shortly). Recently, I reviewed the Protea Hotel Stellenbosch Dorpshuis & Spa outside of Capetown, South Africa (pictured above).  That hotels is moving from Category 1 (7,500 points per night) to…

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Which card earns the most United miles per dollar? A surprising answer…

United Miles Per Dollar

In a recent post I considered whether it was foolish to use hotel cards for everyday spend.  I concluded that using the SPG card for everyday spend makes sense for many people.  Most other hotel cards only make sense under specific conditions. In response, a reader asked if he should put everyday spend on his SPG card or his Sapphire Reserve.  I said SPG.  Even though the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card earns 3X for travel…

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