Elite Status

Southwest updating Companion Pass and elite status counters

We posted a few weeks ago about how Southwest is handling 2020 Companion Pass and elite status qualification by essentially adding some qualifying points (not redeemable points, just imaginary points that get you closer...

Caesars extends status to 2022

Caesars Rewards has sent out an email indicating that they are extending elite status until January 31, 2022. They are also reducing requirements to earn 2021 status and extending the expiration of rewards credits, though...

COVID enhanced options for manufacturing elite status

In an effort to keep loyal customers loyal through the COVID crisis, most travel loyalty programs are extending current elite status levels an extra year.  Additionally, many have made changes this year to make...

Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

Marriott Bonvoy is the all-in-one rewards program which replaced Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards.  Compared to other programs, in my opinion, Marriott Bonvoy offers better than average rewards for paid stays,...

IHG extends elite status and certificates

In a move that surprises nobody at all, IHG has extended elite status until January 2022 and is extending free night certificates and other program benefits. This was to be expected. While it took...

Marriott upgrading some members on request

This news came out almost two weeks ago but I'd somehow missed it and figured some readers may have as well: if you lost Marriott status recently, it may be worth sending a message...

Get Aeroplan status (1st tier) w/ points transfer from credit cards

Air Canada's Aeroplan is offering an interesting opportunity to earn their low tier of elite status by earning 50K miles on their credit cards or transferring from partners like American Express Membership Rewards, Capital...

Hyatt’s 3 elite nights per $5K spend. Deal or no deal?

Hyatt recently announced a promotion for Hyatt cardholders: Through June 30th 2020, World of Hyatt cardholders can earn 3 elite nights for every $5,000 of spend.  That's 1 extra elite night per $5K spend...

Southwest extends status & companion pass, will let some vouchers convert to points

Literally while Greg and I were live and answering a viewer who asked "What gives?" with Southwest not having announced an extension on the Companion Pass and elite status, Southwest was busy doing just...

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