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25K, 35K, and 50K Marriott hotel opportunities before and after March 5 2019

We’ve previously reported that Marriott’s annual category changes have been announced and will take effect on March 5, 2019 (Marriott’s Annual Devaluation: 120 Fewer Properties For Credit Card Nights).  Every year, Marriott adjusts the point prices of many of their hotels by changing the category to which they’re assigned.  For example, category 5 hotels cost 35K points per night, standard.  So, to reprice a hotel upward, Marriott changes the category from 5 to 6 and…

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Success: stacking 4th night free for 50% off

Later this year, the Citi Prestige 4th night free will essentially become dead to me. That’s because starting in September, you will no longer be able to make bookings through the Prestige Concierge but will rather have to book through ThankYou.com (or via the ThankYou portal’s phone number). This is a huge change as it will eliminate opportunities like an experiment I tried last year that I can finally confirm worked automatically — a stack of…

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Lock in current Marriott rates w/ Points Advance after all

In this morning’s post about last-minute things to do in preparation for the full launch of Marriott Bonvoy, I noted that you should probably make reservations for upcoming stays now under the expectation that there may be IT issues for a few days this week (See: Bon Voyage, Marriott. Last-mintue checklist before Bonvoy.). However, I noted that you couldn’t lock in a good deal via points advance on the hotels going up in price on March 5th…

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Bon Voyage, Marriott. Last-minute checklist before Bonvoy

Bon Voyage, Marriott Rewards. Hello, Bonvoy. Marriott Rewards as we know it will cease to exist on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. In its place, we’ll get Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty program covering the combined Marriott, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs. Here’s how you can prepare. Screen shot everything A great ongoing piece of advice for your life is to screen shot everything. By that, I mean to take pictures of key web pages.…

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Marriott’s Annual Devaluation: 120 Fewer Properties For Credit Card Nights

Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel

Marriott has announced its annual devaluation and while it’s not as bad as last year’s, it doesn’t make for happy reading if you have any 25,000 or 35,000 point certificates to use from your Marriott and/or SPG credit cards. That’s because there will be 120 fewer properties you can use those certificates at starting from next month. You can find the full list of 2019 category changes here, with those changes going into effect on…

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(EXPIRED) Last Chance Cards: Marriott/SPG cards being pulled, Southwest offer ending

This post is a reminder that the coming days are your last chance ever to sign up for a couple of the cards from the Marriott portfolio, while the limited-time welcome offer for a Southwest Companion Pass with a single credit card is set to end on Monday. Read on for a summary of key dates and info. Last chance ever on two Marriott cards Both the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Business card and Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American…

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St. Regis Amex Offer: Spend $500+ And Get $100 Back

St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

A new Amex Offer for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts appeared yesterday which is offering $100 back when spending $500 or more on room rate and room charges. Before booking anything, note that this is only for properties in the US, US territories, Canada and Mexico. The Deal Spend $500+ on room rate and room charges at St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and get $100 back. Key Terms Expires May 31, 2019. Offer valid only…

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Planning for Lifetime Marriott Platinum Elite Status

Marriott’s loyalty program, soon to be named Bonvoy, has a lot to like… and a lot to dislike (even beyond it’s name).  Overall, though, I’m pretty happy with the program… as long as I can maintain Platinum elite status or higher.  Platinum status entitles you to 4pm late checkout, a 50% point bonus, a welcome gift with breakfast option, lounge access, and complementary room upgrades including to select suites. The following chart shows each level…

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Chase Marriott Biz Card: 5/24 Doesn’t apply. Should you apply before it’s too late? My analysis…

Doctor of Credit reports that Chase’s 5/24 rule most likely does not apply to the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Business Plus card.  This is news because in recent months the 5/24 rule was expanded to include all almost all Chase co-branded cards.  It’s important and timely news because this card is only available for new applications until February 12th.  After that, the card will be re-branded as the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Business card and…

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