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Not #Bonvoyed: Courtyard Hakuba, maybe the nicest Cat 4 Marriott in the world

Controversial statement: The Courtyard Hakuba is the nicest Category 4 Marriott in the world. Change my mind. If you’ve noticed my recent absence from Frequent Miler, it’s because I was on vacation recharging my batteries in Japan. I went into this trip expecting to be #Bonvoyed by the Courtyard Hakuba (with a little help from the Prestige concierge), but I came away from 4 nights in Hakuba, Japan already talking about going back next year. This…

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New upgrade offer: 15 elite night credits with Chase Marriott upgrade

Chase is out with a very interesting new upgrade offer for those still hold the old Chase Marriott Rewards credit card:  earn either 10 or 15 elite night credits after spending $3,000 by the end of June (depending on which offer you are targeted for). The Deal Targeted offer to upgrade your old Chase Marriott Rewards card to the new Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card (formerly called The Chase Marriott Rewards Premier plus) and get…

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Marriott’s 2019 Elite Thank You Gift initiative

Marriott Bonvoy apparently sent memos to participating hotels about their new initiative to show appreciation to elite members.  A reader was kind enough to share pictures of this memo with us.  My understanding after reading the memo is that only certain elite members, during certain time-frames will be appreciated.  And, part of the accompanying FAQ has me giggling.  More on that below… 2019 Elite Thank You Gift initiative There are two parts to Marriott’s initiative. …

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Maximizing Marriott’s 5th Night Free on longer stays

I recently stumbled upon this old post written by Julian, the Devil’s Advocate, in January 2015.  For those who are math or calendar challenged, January 2015 happened more than four years ago.  That’s an eternity in this space.  And I was stunned to discover that the findings in this post are still completely valid today.  The tricks shown here have not been Bonvoyed.  It is still possible, within a single Marriott reservation, to mix nights…

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Bizarro mattress run success

This is a quick followup to my previous post: Considering a bizarro mattress run.  In that post I wrote that I was considering booking a cheap one night Marriott stay for the sole purpose of triggering the Double Take promo so that I would earn double points on my next trip. I did.  And it worked. The Double Take promo only offers double points after your first stay during the promo period (between March 19…

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(EXPIRED) Alive again: 10% / 10x back at Marriott via Ebates

Update 4/2/19: This deal is back again today, likely for one day only again. Might be worth checking your reservations for price changes and the chance to cancel/rebook. Don’t forget to stack with the new Amex Offer good for $40 back on $200+ and double elite qualifying nights if targeted. Update 3/21/19: This deal is back on, with Ebates again offering 10% / 10x back. Note the exclusions that were added the last time around. Update:…

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Targeted: Double elite night credit for Marriott Bonvoy stays

Marriott is sending some members a targeted offer to earn double elite night credit on qualifying stays within 3 months. I imagine this offer is likely targeted to those who have not had much Marriott activity this year, but it’s worth taking a look through your email if you’re planning Marriott stays in the next couple of months. The Deal Targeted offer from Marriott Bonvoy to register and then get 1 elite night credit + 1 bonus elite…

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(EXPIRED) Back again: 10x AA miles for Marriott bookings

Update 3/31/19: Alive again. The American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping portal is offering 10x miles on Marriott bookings. This is likely only valid today (Sunday, March 31, 2019). If you value American miles at greater than 1 cent each, that’s a pretty good deal. The Deal Earn 10x AA miles per dollar on Marriott Bonvoy bookings Direct link to AAdvantage eShopping Key Terms Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site.…

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The awesome St. Pancras Renaissance Chambers Club

St Pancras is a gorgeous London building that hosts a hotel (St. Pancras Renaissance, which is a Marriott property), residences, and a major train station (this is the home of the Eurostar, for example).  The hotel consists of two separate wings: the modern Barlow wing and the opulent Chambers wing.  The Chambers Club is a lounge within the Chambers wing. Access: Titanium, but not Platinum All guests staying in the Chambers wing get free access…

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