Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

When Marriott executives decided to merge the Marriott, SPG, and Ritz-Carlton rewards programs in August 2018 they decided to wait until 2019 to settle on the combined program’s new name.  And, with that extra time, they came up with… Bonvoy.  I really think they would have been better off coming up with the name first (any name!) and taking more time to get the combined program technology right.  But, what do I know?  Rather than…

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Radisson Q1 2019 Promo: Earn Up To 120,000 Bonus Points (Award Stays Count)

Radisson Q1 2019 Promo

Radisson has opened its Q1 2019 promotion for registration for stays up to March 31, 2019. With tiered bonuses offering up to 120,000 points that can be earned on both paid and award stays, it has the potential to be pretty rewarding. The Deal Radisson’s Q1 2019 promotion has the following tiered bonuses: Stay 1 Night: Earn 1,000 Bonus Points Stay 1 additional Night: Earn 2,000 additional Bonus Points (totaling 3,000 Bonus Points) Stay 3 additional…

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Last Chance Deals: 4x Fuel Points On Travel & Dining Gift Cards, Hotels.com Amex Offer & More

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Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. There are seven deals ending this week, including Kroger’s digital coupon offering 4x fuel points on travel and dining gift cards. Speaking of gift cards, you can save $10 on $50 Hotels.com gift cards with an Amex Offer that’s ending this week, while there’s also a Chase Offer for Staples offering…

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Easy Access to Morgan Stanley cards, more on the value of miles, MoviePass of the skies and more

This week around the web, we see a company wielding its ability to change its terms on the fly, some more depth to the discussion on the value of miles and points, how you can gain easy access to the Morgan Stanley cards, and more. Read on for this weekend’s recap. MoviePass of the Skies? JetSmarter Guts Terms After People Pay Years In Advance Ugh…MoviePass of the Skies is not a title anyone wants, but…

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Which cards to use: everywhere, specific spots, nowhere and more

This week at Frequent Miler we looked at rewards for your spend. We’ve got new resources out so you’ll know which card to use where and which cards you probably shouldn’t use anywhere. See transferable points programs stacked up against one another and join the debate about the value of your points. All that in the FM week in review. Read on for this weekend’s recap. Best Everywhere Else Rewards Cards In a continuation of…

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Marriott Bonvoy: Weird name, confusing tiers, but the same story

Earlier this week, Marriott officially announced the previously-rumored name and elite tiers of the “new” loyalty program. I know that change often meets resistance, and I’m not sure I had a better suggestion if they really wanted to change the name from Marriott Rewards…but neither do I have a worse suggestion. C’est la vie, from February 13th, 2019, Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards will cease to exist. Say “Bonvoy…” to…err, hello to…

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Best Everywhere Else Rewards Cards

Best Everywhere Else Credit Cards

Many credit cards are great for spend within certain categories, but not great for spend everywhere else.  For example, the Citi Prestige card offers 5X ThankYou Rewards for airfare, dining, and most travel agencies, and 3X for hotels and cruise lines.  That’s great.  But, I don’t recommend using the card for spend outside of those categories where it only earns 1 point per dollar.  You can do better. Separately we posted: Best Category Bonuses: Which…

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Targeted spending offer: $200 back on $1K in Delta purchases + 2x US restaurant / US supermarkets

There is a new targeted spending bonus available for some Amex Delta cardholders: get 1 additional point per dollar spent at US restaurants and US Supermarkets, plus get $200 back when you make $1,000 or more in Delta purchases during the promotional period (must first register by 2/15/19 and then spend by 7/15/19). The Deal There’s a new targeted spending offer available to some Amex Delta cardholders: get an additional 1x at US restaurants and US Supermarkets (for a total of 2x) plus…

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Update: Get National Executive Elite status through Feb 2021 w/ Amex

Update: A reader reports registering now (in January 2019) and receiving Executive Elite status through February 2021 (H/T: Happy). I think that is likely accurate. My wife just did this. She previously had National Executive status courtesy of her Business Platinum card. She then did this match and her status immediately updated to Executive Elite. While it no longer shows the expiration date, it says that the membership is valid for the remainder of the year in which you…

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