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Like a thief in the night: watch out for Marriott’s latest naughtiness

Hacked Hyatt Gift Card

Earlier this week, we had a report in our Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group about a Marriott mishap that I initially couldn’t believe. A screen shot and a couple of comments later, I found myself scouring data points and finding an alarming number of reports of Marriott changing reservations in the middle of the night or sometimes even in the middle of a stay to charge more points. The more I read about it, the more…

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Kimpton Chase Offer: Save 20% On Stays Costing $100-$600 (Targeted)

Kimpton Chase Offer

A new Chase Offer appeared on some cards today that’s offering 20% back on Kimpton stays. The maximum cashback you can earn is $120, so this is good on stays costing up to $600. The Deal Earn 20% cashback on Kimpton stays when spending $100+ with targeted Chase Offer. Key Terms Expires February 28, 2020. Maximum cashback of $120. Payment must be made directly with the merchant. Offer only valid at Kimpton Hotels. Complete payment…

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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant anniversary statement credit offer [Targeted, YMMV]

If you have the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant credit card from American Express, keep an eye out at account anniversary as you may be targeted for an offer to get a $25 statement credit when spending $25 or more at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program. The offer currently being found my some is good for the credit after registering by 2/29 and spending by 3/31/20. The Deal Some Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant cardholders are reporting an…

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Save 10% On Best Western Stays With Targeted Chase Offer

Best Western Chase Offer

A new Chase Offer has appeared on some cards that’s good for 10% back when paying for Best Western stays before the end of the month. The Deal Earn 10% back on your Best Western stay with targeted Chase Offer. Key Terms Valid when you spend $100 or more at any Best Western, Best Western Plus or Best Western Premier hotel. Maximum cash back of $29. Offer valid one time only. Offer expires 1/31/2020. Payment…

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(Targeted) Radisson Rewards Offering Free Bonus Points To Some Members

Radisson Rewards 2,500 Bonus Points

I had a nice little surprise in my emails this morning from Radisson Rewards as they’ve given me 2,500 free Radisson Rewards points for seemingly no reason. It looks like this is targeted as not everyone is receiving this offer. The Deal Get 2,500 free Radisson Rewards points when clicking on link in targeted email. Key Terms Must claim by January 31, 2020. Points will be credited to account by March 31, 2020. To be…

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Dear Santa, Please Bring These 14 Changes To Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place Dallas Garland Richardson Texas

The Hyatt Place brand sometimes gets a bad rap from Hyatt loyalists, but I love it. We’ve spent ~150 nights in their properties around the US over the past couple of years, so they’ve become like a second home (or more like our only home). The rooms are spacious, we always sleep soundly on their beds, staff members are pretty much always great, most properties are pet-friendly, breakfast is good, there’s always a large corner…

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IHG Now Allowing Passwords Rather Than PINs

IHG reset password

It’s taken many, many years, but IHG Rewards Club has finally enhanced security so that you can log in with a password rather than a PIN. A password is apparently required when customers register for a new IHG Rewards Club account, but existing members aren’t currently being forced to change their existing PIN. It’s a good idea to proactively make this change though and it’s easy to do. When logging in, click the ‘Reset Password’…

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(EXPIRED) [Back again] Save 10% On Hyatt Gift Cards Nov 29-Dec 2 & Dec 20-23

Reminder that this is live again 12/20 though 12/23 for those interested. Keep in mind that Hyatt gift cards had rampant fraud issues years ago. I thin they’ve resolved that, but I still wouldn’t buy a huge quantity without a near-term plan to use them. Hyatt has announced that they’ll be offering a 10% discount on their gift cards when using promo code WINTER19. This deal will be available between two four-day periods in the…

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Marriott Ending 10 Elite Nights For 1st Meeting Each Year


And the hits keep coming. In the past, Marriott offered 10 elite night credits for every meeting you booked, offering a relatively cheap and easy way to earn status if you wouldn’t meet the requirements through actual stays. That changed in 2018 when they limited the number of elite nights you could earn to 10 per year from meetings. That’s changing once again, so you’ll now earn zero elite night credits when booking a meeting.…

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