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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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Transfer SPG 1 to 3 to… Choice?

You already knew that it’s possible to transfer SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) points to Marriott at a rate of 1 to 3, but did you know that the same is possible with Choice?  This is another one of those Rube Goldberg approaches to miles & points, but this one actually works. When Marriott bought Starwood and let loose 1 to 3 point conversions, all kinds of great things happened.  Suddenly, top tier Marriott properties (45K…

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Registration open for SPG / Ritz / Marriott Q3 Promotions

Marriott, Ritz-Calrton, and Starwood are out with new promotions that begin later this month. Registration is now open for all three with links and details below. Marriott Megabonus The Offer 2,000 points for each stay starting with your 2nd stay of the promotional period 2,000 points for each new brand with which you stay during the promotion Direct link to the promotion here Key Terms Register by August 30, 2017 Valid for stays between May 27, 2017 and September 4, 2017 Quick…

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

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]

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

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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