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Free National Executive Elite status for Amex cardholders + free day after 1 rental

National is offering free Executive Elite status to American Express card members. That’s the level above the Executive status that comes as a benefit of the Platinum Card (and Business Platinum card), so this is a pretty awesome upgrade. Furthermore, if you rent one time and pay with your Amex, you’ll earn 5 rental credits — enough for 1 free day. With Executive Elite status, that’s a great deal, too. The Deal Get National Executive Elite status, either enrolling as…

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(EXPIRED) [Targeted] Double elite qualifying credits with Radisson

Radisson Rewards has sent out a targeted offer to earn double elite qualidying credits for stays through December 28, 2018. This makes it possible to qualify for top-tier status with as few as 15 single-night stays. That’s probably not worthwhile for most, but if you have a handful of Radisson stays on the books this year, it may be worth it to you. The Deal Earn double elite qualifying nights and stays at Radisson properties worldwide through December 28, 2018 Direct…

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A mileage run…on Southwest?

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I am not a mileage runner. Most of my travel is award travel, and most often in business class, so the idea of paying to fly somewhere and back for no reason other than miles doesn’t generally appeal to me (and even less so to my better half, who would rather not hurtle through the sky in a metal tube more often than necessary). However, a recent Southwest status match promotion has me considering a…

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How To Stay At A Hilton Hotel For Free Until April 30th

How To Stay at a Hilton Hotel For Free Hotels are expensive, except when they’re free. Today I’m going to show you how to use a limited-time promo that Hilton is running until April 30th, 2018 to stay for free, or almost free, at Category 1 Hilton properties. This hack could be a great way to explore a new city without having to pay for hotels or qualify for Hilton Gold or Diamond status for…

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Awesome: Hyatt to count award stays for status

World of Hyatt made a huge announcement today: Beginning in 2018, award stays will count towards elite status. This is a big improvement in the program that will surely sit well with many miles and points aficionados. When the new World of Hyatt program was announced last fall, Greg summed up his feelings about the program in two posts that covered all of key facets of the new program: 5 Things I love about  World of Hyatt 5…

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Bye Bye Marriott Status Buy Back

Yesterday Marriott announced several changes to their rewards program for 2018: Hertz Status: Platinum members get Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Five Star® Status and Platinum Premier members get Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Presidents Circle® Status. Elite Rollover Nights Last Chance: Elite nights earned in 2017 above those needed for the elite status you obtained will roll-over to 2018 (for 2019 year qualification), but elite nights earned in 2018 will not roll-over to 2019. Status Buy…

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10am check-in for IHG Spire Elites

Last week, IHG sent out an email to Spire Elite members advising them of a new benefit of the program: 10am early check-in based on availability. That’s a nice benefit to have if it works out, though it seems that this is going to be up to the hotel’s discretion — which isn’t much of a change in reality. This new benefit is included in the chart of elite benefits at IHG’s website: And here is…

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Delta’s $250K MQD waiver rule. What will I do? What should you do?

Yesterday we learned that, as of January 1 2018, Delta has increased it’s MQD waiver requirement for Diamond Status to $250,000 in credit card spend.  I promised an analysis.  Here it is… MQD Waiver Background In order to earn top tier Diamond status, Delta SkyMiles members must meet the following requirements within each calendar year:  Earn 125,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) or 140 MQSs (Medallion Qualifying Segments), and $15,000 MQDs (Medallion Qualifying Dollars). MQMs and…

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Should Nick mattress run for SPG Platinum?

Senior Frequent Miler author Nick Reyes recently received an email from SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) with the subject heading “Open Up Your Special Offer.”  He was offered double elite-qualifying credit on all stays between September 15 and December 15, 2017.  I received the same offer, but there are other offers floating around too. You can check to see if you have a targeted offer here. The “Elite Status – On the Double” offer that Nick…

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