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Bonvoy Success: Marriott Free Night Certificate Extended Another Year

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You’d think that living in hotels would make it easy to use all the free night certificates my wife and I get from our credit cards. That’s sadly not the case. This might also seem unfair, but it’s often our dog’s fault. Our first issue is finding a pet-friendly hotel. Our second issue is the pet fee. Most pet-friendly hotels where we can use our free night certificates charge a $75-$100 pet fee per stay.…

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New Marriott offer: $40 back on $200

A day late and a dollar short, story of my life :-). There’s a new Amex Offer out today for Marriott Bonvoy properties that came out a day after I checked out from a week at a Marriott property (as fate would have it). Sync it up now so you don’t end up with the same envy in your heart for those of you who haven’t yet checked out of a property today — or be prepared…

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Is the new Bonvoy card good for anyone?

Chase has unveiled a new fee-free Marriott Bonvoy card: Bonvoy Bold.  Is the new card worth getting?  Is it worth keeping?  Let’s dig in… Confusing Bonvoy card names Why do credit card companies love alliteration?  This just confuses customers.  Consider the currently available Marriott Cards: Bonvoy Bold, Bonvoy Boundless, Bonvoy Business, Bonvoy Brilliant.  Can you keep track of which is which?  Nope.  I can’t either.  But my Marriott credit card comparison chart should help.  This…

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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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40% or 50% transfer bonus: Amex to Marriott (targeted)

American Express is offering some card members a 40% or 50% bonus when transferring from Membership Rewards to Marriott Bonvoy. With the 50% bonus, 1,000 Membership Rewards points will result in 1,500 Marriott Bonvoy points. The Deal Targeted 40% or 50% transfer bonus when transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy. Key Terms End date: There is no listed end date for this targeted bonus.  I’m guessing that it will end by June 30,…

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A 25K Kauai Hawaii Marriott worth booking today for a later stay

Hawaii continues to be one of my favorite destinations in the world.  And Kauai, in particular, is my favorite island.  It’s simply drop-dead gorgeous everywhere you look. Now, here’s a tip from a reader that will especially appeal to those with 25K Marriott free night certificates or category 1-4 travel package certificates. There is a 25K per night property in Kauai that is awful at the moment, but may be great (or at least pretty…

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Almost #Bonvoyed: a cautionary tale on free night certs

This year, I’ll probably hit 75 nights with Marriott for Titanium status. It’s the most loyal I’ve ever been to a hotel chain, and yet the least excited I’ve been about hotel loyalty. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll enjoy free breakfast (at most hotels) and a 4pm checkout. And it’s easy to be “loyal” since Marriott is everywhere. Yet Marriott simultaneously makes it hard to be loyal since they nearly turn “dropping the ball” into…

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(EXPIRED) Reminder: 20% off Marriott gift cards at 1pm Eastern today [5/30]

Want to see almost a quarter million dollars evaporate before your eyes in less than a few minutes? Set a reminder on your phone: Marriott gift cards are on sale this afternoon [Thursday, May 30, 2019] as part of Daily Getaways, so you’ll have a chance to save 20% on future stays, dining, golf, spa treatments, and more. Save on Marriott Gift Cards via Daily Getaways in the following denominations: Get a $100 Marriott eGift card for $80 (max…

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Marriott double elite nights being offered again [Targeted]

Marriott Bonvoy is once again offering a faster path to elite status for some members: emails are being sent out offering double elite night credits on paid stays. This offer is targeted. I would assume that to mean that only those with little / no stay activity to be eligible, but Stephen Pepper was targeted despite being on the verge of Platinum status already this year, so it’s worth checking to see if you’re eligible.…

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