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(EXPIRED) Westin Chase Offer: Get 15% Back With Max Of $38

Westin Chase Offer

A new targeted Chase Offer has appeared on some cards that’s offering 15% back on Westin stays. The minimum spend is virtually the same as the maximum spend, offering a maximum statement credit of $38. The Deal Earn 15% back on your Westin Hotels & Resorts stay. Key Terms Expires September 20, 2019. Minimum spend of $250. Maximum $38 cashback. Offer valid one time only. Complete payment for your stay must be made by 9/20/2019.…

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Marriott travel packages in a Peak world: good value?

When Marriott merged with SPG in August 2018, they massively increased the prices for travel packages.  Travel packages offer a way to spend a big chunk of Marriott Bonvoy points in exchange for two things: a bunch of airline miles of your choice plus a 7 night stay certificate.  The total cost in points depends upon the hotel category stay certificate you want and whether you want 50,000 or 100,000 airline miles. When the post-merger…

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Marriott Cash + Points Revised. Good deal?

This morning Marriott announced several changes to Marriott Bonvoy awards (details here).  One of the changes is that they revised Points + Cash pricing for peak and off-peak awards.  I wasn’t too excited about the original plan, but how about now?  Did Marriott redeem Cash + Points?  (see what I did there?) The chart, above, shows the regular award prices (Points Only) and the Cash + Points prices.  The Cash + Points rates are the…

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Marriott announces major award changes: peak/off-peak, cash+points, and more

Marriott has announced several major changes to their awards program.  This information was sent to us directly by Dan Forman, Senior Director Consumer PR at Marriott International.  Here’s a quick summary: Peak and off-peak award pricing coming September 14 2019. For my complete analysis, see: Surviving Marriott Peak & Off-Peak Award Pricing. Cash + Points pricing has changed. For my complete analysis, see: Marriott Cash + Points Revised. Good deal? Points Advance feature has devalued…

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Surviving Marriott Peak & Off-Peak Award Pricing

For better or worse (mostly worse), Marriott’s Peak and Off-Peak award pricing will begin September 14 2019.  At first glance, it doesn’t look too bad.  Category 1,2 and 3 award prices only vary 2,500 points per night from standard.  And category 4 and 5 award prices only vary 5,000 points per night from standard.  Categories 6 and 7, though, see bigger swings: 10K points per night from standard.  And category 8 jumps to 15K points…

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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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Simon’s effect on my Marriott 50-night choice benefit

I’m a big fan of hotel elite status. Part of the reason I’ve enjoyed it for years has been that it has been relatively effortless to come by meaningful status thanks to credit card benefits. I’ve enjoyed statuses like Hilton Gold, Hilton Diamond, IHG Platinum, IHG Spire Elite, SPG Gold, Marriott Gold, and Marriott Platinum either thanks to direct credit card benefits or as a result of spending on a credit card. I did once…

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15% back at select Marriott brands via Chase Offer [Targeted]

There’s a new Chase Offer out today good for 15% back at several limited-service Marriott brands up to $47 back. Unfortunately/fortunately I wasn’t targeted on this one as the ability to stack a shopping portal with this may have changed the math on a redemption I have coming up. It’s worth seeing if you have this one available — it would be especially good if you have it on a Marriott / Ritz credit card since you…

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Marriott & Ritz spending offer: up to 10K bonus for $10K spend

Update: A new round of these emails came out today. Greg reports not having received the first email but receiving this offer today. Interestingly, it still shows the bonus will be earned based on purchases from July 1st through September 30th as long as he registers by 9/30/19. If you’ll be going to Simon Malls between now and 8/4, you may want to keep an eye out for this email. Chase is sending out a targeted email…

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