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

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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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(EXPIRED) Update: Get National Executive Elite status through Feb 2021 w/ Amex

Update: A reader reports registering now (in January 2019) and receiving Executive Elite status through February 2021 (H/T: Happy). I think that is likely accurate. My wife just did this. She previously had National Executive status courtesy of her Business Platinum card. She then did this match and her status immediately updated to Executive Elite. While it no longer shows the expiration date, it says that the membership is valid for the remainder of the year in which you…

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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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