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Downgrade from Lux/Brilliant to SPG/Bonvoy? Yes, it will be an option.

In response to my posts detailing the Marriott Bonvoy credit cards, several readers asked if it would be possible to downgrade from the Bonvoy Brilliant Amex (originally SPG Lux) to the Bonvoy Amex (originally SPG).  There are two key reasons this question is important: The SPG card (soon to be Bonvoy Amex) will no longer be available to new applicants after February 12, 2019, so the downgrade path may be the only way to get this…

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Bonvoy Opportunities

Yesterday, Amex and Chase unveiled details about the new branding and other changes soon to come to their Marriott and SPG credit cards.  I covered the details here: Marriott Bonvoy credit card changes announced.  As changes often do, these changes create opportunities which I’ll discuss below.  But first, here’s a summary of the changes: Current Card New Name, New Features SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card (as of Feb 13 2019) No longer…

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11 Shortcuts to Marriott Platinum Elite status (2019 edition)

Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards are now one program with multiple names.  Starting February 13th, however, they’ll also share one name: Marriott Bonvoy.  You can find everything you need to know about Marriott Bonvoy in our complete guide. 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.  Here’s a summary of Marriott’s elite perks: The…

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Marriott Bonvoy credit card changes announced

Amex and Chase issued press releases today to unveil near term plans for converting their SPG and Marriott Rewards cards to the new all-in-one Marriott Bonvoy program.  Here’s a summary of the changes, organized by the currently existing credit card names (scroll to the bottom for my impressions): Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express New Name: Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card (as of Feb 13 2019) Last Day to Apply: February 12, 2019 …

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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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Marriott Bonvoy: Weird name, confusing tiers, but the same story

Earlier this week, Marriott officially announced the previously-rumored name and elite tiers of the “new” loyalty program. I know that change often meets resistance, and I’m not sure I had a better suggestion if they really wanted to change the name from Marriott Rewards…but neither do I have a worse suggestion. C’est la vie, from February 13th, 2019, Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards will cease to exist. Say “Bonvoy…” to…err, hello to…

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