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Will IHG Finally Introduce Worthwhile Status Benefits? Here’s What Might Be Offered.

IHG Elite Status

Unlike many in the points and miles world, I actually have a soft spot for IHG Rewards Club. OK, so they nixed my plan to pretty much live in 5,000 point per night PointBreaks hotels on our road trip. However, thanks to having both the old and new IHG credit cards, I get the 4th night free and 10% of my points rebated on our award stays. That means a 4 night stay at a…

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Did You Apply For The IHG Status Match? If So, Check Your Status

IHG Rewards Club Spire Elite Status

A couple of weeks ago, IHG Rewards Club launched a status match and status challenge opportunity. See: IHG Offering Status Match & Status Challenge Up To Spire Elite. If you applied for a status match but haven’t heard anything from IHG, that doesn’t necessarily mean your request has been rejected. Check your IHG Rewards Club account as you might find that you’ve already received the status upgrade. I already had Platinum status thanks to having…

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Stack double elite nights & 10% back at Hyatt Ziva / Zilara

Hyatt is out with a new promotion good for double elite nights at the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara properties in Mexico and the Caribbean for stays from August 1st to November 23, 2019. The timing on this is great if you’ve got a stay planned from August 1st to early September as it should stack with the offer for Hyatt credit card holders to get 10% back on award redemptions during that time period. The…

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National One Two Free Preregistration emails being sent

National Emerald Club, the loyalty scheme of National Rental Car, is sending out a targeted one-click email link to preregister for this fall’s One Two Free promotion. The email doesn’t say exactly when the new One Two Free promo will begin, but if you receive the email you may as well register since it just takes a second to click. The Deal National Emerald Club is inviting members who participated in the previous One Two Free…

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IHG Offering Status Match & Status Challenge Up To Spire Elite

IHG Status Match

IHG Rewards Club is offering an opportunity for members with elite status at other hotel chains to match that status for 90 days. You’ll then be able to maintain that status until December 2020 by completing a fairly easy status challenge. The Deal Match your status from other hotel loyalty schemes to IHG Rewards Club. You then have 90 days to keep that status until December 31, 2020 by staying the following number of nights:…

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Gift lounge access, elite status, in-flight wifi, and more. Top 4 cards offering great authorized user perks

View from the Wing recently published a trick for sharing the $25 / day in-flight food & beverage credit that comes with Barclay’s AAdvantage Aviator Silver World Elite Mastercard.  The idea is to add your friends and family members as free authorized users to your account so that they can use those cards to buy food on AA flights.  The charges will go to your account, but that’s OK since you’ll be automatically reimbursed up…

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(EXPIRED) Business class to Spain under $2K RT nonstop on oneworld / SkyTeam

Premium Flights and View from the Wing are reporting some very good business class fares between New York and Spain. While basic economy can be less than $300 round trip if you catch a sale fare, this is a good price if you’re looking for paid business class. It’s also a potentially decent use of points. For example, rather than transfer from Chase Ultimate Rewards to a partner to book business class to Europe (most charge…

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The new 95K Sonesta credit card. My lazy review.

Bank of America is out with a new credit card: Sonesta World Mastercard.  Sonesta is a small hotel chain with only 74 participating properties, all of which are in the Americas.  You can find a list of properties here.  I was very surprised to find one in my own town, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Who knew? Bank of America advertises the signup bonus on this card as “up to 95,000 points.”  But it’s really a 60K…

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Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

This guide has been updated to include the all new Marriott Bonvoy Bold credit card.  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, a strong elite program (but not best overall), best-in-class options for point transfers to airline miles, a huge selection of hotels that run from very low…

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