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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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10,000 Starpoints for adding authorized users [Targeted]

Amex is out with a targeted promotion to earn up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints for adding authorized users to your Amex SPG personal card when each authorized user also makes $1,000 in purchases on the card within the first 3 months. That’s fantastic considering the fact that the signup bonus is usually only 25,000 Starpoints (and considering the fact that 10K Starpoints could get you up to 5 weekend nights in Category 1 properties). The Deal Earn 2,500 Starpoints for…

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Did you get an SPG bonus offer?

Starwood is out with a variety of targeted member-exclusive bonus offers for extra points or even free nights with paid stays. There are a wide range of offers – it is worth taking a moment to enter your SPG number to see if you were targeted for a bonus. The Deal SPG targeted offers for bonus points, free nights, or extra elite credit Direct link to the promotion Quick Thoughts Neither my wife nor I…

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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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Starwood Transfers: Best, Rest, and the Secret Weapon

Amex Transfer Partners

Yesterday I added a new resource page to this site: SPG Transfer Partners. This new page has several (hopefully) useful sections: Tips This section has suggestions for when to transfer points, who’s accounts you can transfer to, and more. I expect this section will grow over time in response to reader questions and suggestions. The Secret Weapon: Marriott and Beyond This section briefly discusses the value in transferring SPG points at a 1 to 3…

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Buy Marriott points for 0.7 cents each

Through June 30th, Points.com is offering SPG Starpoints for 35% off.  Since the normal price is 3.5 cents per point,  this discount makes it possible to buy those points for 2.275 cents each.  But you can do even better: Start with TopCashBack to get 2.5% cash back Pay with your SPG Amex card to earn 2 points per dollar By following the above steps, you will get more SPG points for less money (after the…

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Fine Hotels & Resorts + Points

As part of our son’s high school graduation trip, my family of three spent the first two nights of Memorial Day weekend in San Diego at the US Grant, a Starwood’s Luxury Collection Hotel.  We booked two rooms: we booked the first night through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, and the second night with SPG points (12,000 points per night, per room). Fine Hotels & Resorts (FH&R) is a booking site exclusively for American…

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25% more Avianca LifeMiles with transfer bonus

Avianca LifeMiles transfer bonus

Avianca is offering a 25% bonus on conversions from several partners (mostly hotel rewards programs) to LifeMiles. By transferring hotel points to LifeMiles, you would receive 25% more LifeMiles than the typical conversion with Starwood, Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham Rewards, Le Club Accor, or several foreign bank programs. You can see the full list here at the promotion page. The Offer 25% bonus when converting certain partner points to LifeMiles Partial List of Participating Partners See a…

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