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Marriott changes terms: Hotels can now charge more than Cat 8 price

Update: According to TPG, Marriott has said that they have no current plans to increase pricing on current Category 8 properties. Marriott claims that this change was made specifically for the North Island Seychelles property. Hopefully that holds. Marriott Bonvoy has updated its terms to allow hotels to charge more than Category 8 pricing. It’s too early to say how this will be implemented, but one could guess that it’ll at least apply at the new North…

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Book Marriott meeting online for $100, get 10 elite nights

As we approach the end of the year, some of us are looking at our elite status situation and realizing that we haven’t yet met our goals.  If you were hoping to reach high level elite status with Marriott, please take a look at our recently re-published post: 12 Shortcuts to Marriott Platinum Elite status (2019 edition).  In this post, we’ll drill into one of the 12 shortcuts: get 10 elite nights by booking a…

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12 Shortcuts to Marriott Platinum Elite status (2019 edition)

Marriott Bonvoy is Marriott’s loyalty program.  One of the cool things about Marriott Bonvoy, besides its delightful name, is that elite perks are pretty good for a hotel chain of its size. Unfortunately, Marriott doesn’t apply the same benefits uniformly across their brands, and even within brands some properties are allowed exceptions.  Still, I find that Platinum perks at Marriott hotels are often very good.  You can find everything you need to know about Marriott…

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Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

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 end to ultra-luxury, and credit cards that offer good value for their annual free nights…

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New Targeted Marriott offers: More Points Ahead

Marriott is sending out targeted offers to drive stays under the heading More Points Ahead. My offer requires too many stays for it to drive my decisions, but I’ll register nonetheless in case I accidentally hit any of the tiers. You may or may not be targeted for a tailored promo, but people sometimes receive valuable offers like double elite credits or more points for fewer stays than my offer, so it’s worth checking. The Deal Marriott…

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Is it worth MSing Marriott Platinum status?

Yesterday, Greg published the latest edition of his brilliant spreadsheet for determining which expensive credit cards to keep: Which Ultra Premium Cards are Keepers? Version 3.0. Someone in the comments brought up a question that we receive from time to time: is it worth MSing Platinum status on the Ritz-Carlton Credit Card (no longer available to new applicants but possibly available via product change) or the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card? The initial answer in my…

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(EXPIRED) St. Regis Maldives: free dinner (& breakfast) on points stays in May

The St. Regis Maldives is offering both complimentary breakfast and dinner on award stays in May 2020. May is in the rainy season, and the Internet tells me that means that the islands that make up the Maldives therefore see an average of 15 days with some rainfall during the month, so it may not be the ideal time visit. On the other hand, if you’re willing to roll the dice, it’s certainly possible that you’ll see some…

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[Now Cat 5 30K-40K] 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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(EXPIRED) Sheraton Chase Offer: Get 15% Back On Up To $220 (Ends 11/22/19)

Sheraton Chase Offer

There have been a number of Chase Offers recently offering a 15% statement credit on stays at various hotel brands. A new and targeted offer has appeared today offering 15% back on stays at Sheraton properties in the US. The Deal Earn 15% back on a Sheraton stay with a targeted Chase Offer. Key Terms Expires November 22, 2019. Minimum spend of $100. Limit $33 statement credit. Offer valid one time only. Offer only valid…

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