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Book Marriott Cat 8 for Cat 7 price until March 2019

When Marriott introduced the award chart for the merged Marriott/SPG/Ritz program, the new top tier became Category 8. Cat 8 standard awards were slated to cost 85,000 points per night. However, it was announced that Category 8 properties would be bookable for the Category 7 price of 60,000 Marriott Rewards points per night “until early 2019”. We haven’t previously had a clear indication as to when that would be, but Doctor of Credit and a…

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Now share Capital One miles with others

This morning, Capital One added the capability to transfer your Venture Rewards or Spark Miles to airline partners. What I also noticed — and perhaps this existed before and I hadn’t noticed, but it was new to me for sure — is that you can now combine your miles — both between your own cards and combine with other people. I’m told there are no caps and you can transfer between business and personal as long as both are miles-earning…

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How to transfer Capital One miles to partners

As we reported earlier today, you can now transfer Capital One miles to airline partners. Capital One today launched the ability to transfer Capital One “miles” to airline partner programs. If you have an eligible card (the Capital One Venture Rewards, Capital One Spark Miles Business, Capital One VentureOne, or Capital One Spark Miles Business Select credit card), here’s how you transfer miles. Step 1: Log into your credit card account Log in to your account…

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Now transfer Capital One miles (and 2 more partners added…at a poor ratio)

Last month, it was widely reported that Capital One would be adding transfer partners to its Capital One Venture  Rewards and Spark Miles cards. That capability has come live today. There are even a couple more transfer partners than we expected — though I’m very disappointed to see that those additions (Singapore Airlines and Emirates) do not transfer at the same ratio as other partners. While Capital One indicates that they intend to add more partners in the…

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Porting from T-Mobile to Google Fi? Set your PIN in 2 minutes or less

If you recently got in on the incredible Google Fi deal (See: [DEAD] WOW! Get a Google Fi phone & travel gift card worth the phone’s price), you will need to port a number if you’re a new Google Fi customer. Porting a number requires your account PIN from your previous carrier, which is different from the password you use to login to your account on the website or carrier phone app. It can sometimes…

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Chase Offers Expiry Dates Are Now Fixed Rather Than Ongoing

Chase Offers expiry dates

When Chase Offers were trialed last year on Marriott and Slate cards (and then Hyatt), they were listed with expiry dates. Nick subsequently noticed that if you didn’t add the offers immediately, the expiry date would be pushed further into the future. With the recent expansion of Chase Offers to all their personal cards, that quirk has changed. Chase Offers now seem to work in the same way as Amex Offers in that they have…

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Changes coming to Biz Platinum: higher fee, Dell credit, and more

American Express has sent out an email to Business Platinum cardholders advising them of changes coming to that card in 2019, including an increased annual fee of $595, Dell statement credits, an increased hotel credit on bookings through The Hotel Collection, and more. My first instinct is that these changes likely are not positive for most cardholders considering the 32% increase in the annual fee. New Additions New additions coming to the Business Platinum card in 2019 include:…

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Free breakfast & late checkout at SLH hotels booked through Hyatt

Hyatt has announced the beginning of the integration with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Earning and redemption will be possible at 50 SLH hotels as of December 6, 2018. You can already search and find those 50 properties at Hyatt.com. There is some good news — all World of Hyatt members are going to get free breakfast and late checkout at these properties. That’s awesome for those who do not have status or a Globalist friend. This…

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How to view Amex category bonus success

Many cards offer category bonuses for different types of spend (you’ll find a full roundup of the best of these here).  Unfortunately, with many card issuers, it’s pretty difficult to figure out if you really earned the expected bonus on each purchase.  Luckily Amex has made it easy to find this information for their Membership Rewards cards.  Here’s how… 1) Browse to Statements & Activity Log into your Amex account and click on “Statements &…

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