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Redemption remorse: Great deal or terrible mistake?

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Last year, I wrote about what at the time seemed to me like an awesome redemption: some people have the ability to redeem just 64,250 Capital One Venture or Spark miles for a $900 Marriott gift card. That makes the effective return on everyday spend on a Venture or Spark Miles card 2.8% when used towards Marriott – one reason I crowned the Venture card the king of hotel cards (See: The best hotel credit…

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Marriott Bonvoy airline partner sweet spots

We’ve previously published guides to American Express Membership Rewards sweet spots, Chase Ultimate Rewards Sweet Spots, and Citi ThankYou points sweet spots to highlight the many great award options for travel between the US and various regions around the world. While transfers from hotel programs to airlines are usually a bad deal, Marriott Bonvoy is the exception. With a wide range of major airline partners, Marriott points can be very useful for transfers to airlines.…

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(EXPIRED) Targeted Marriott promos: Double elite nights, extra points, etc

Marriott is rolling out targeted individual promotions to many customers. II not receive an email about this, but I did find a personalized promotion in my Marriott account (both in the app and online). Some people are reporting double elite qualifying nights. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people — my offer is for 9,000 bonus points after 3 paid stays. This would stack with the current promotion for 1500 bonus points on stays of 2…

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(EXPIRED) 35% transfer bonus from Marriott to Aeroplan [6/20 to 6/26/19]

Air Canada’s Aeroplan is currently offering a 35% transfer bonus when you convert points from Marriott Bonvoy to Aeroplan miles. This one is only valid for a few days, so it’s one that you’ll need to consider sooner rather than later if you’re in the market for Aeroplan miles. The Deal Get a 35% transfer bonus when you convert points from Marriott Bonvoy to Air Canada’s Aeroplan from 6/20/19 to 6/26/19 Direct link to this promotion Direct link to transfer from…

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(EXPIRED) More targeted transfer bonuses for Marriott & British Airways Avios

On the heels of some recently-expired short-term transfer bonuses, Amex has this week launched a new round of targeted transfer bonuses with no set end dates. Recently, these types of transfer bonuses, where Amex targets them to specific accounts and does not publish an end date, have tended to be valid for only a week or two. If one of these piques your interest, it’s worth taking a look and considering it sooner rather than…

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Domes of Elounda: Amazing upgrade, No Regrets

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. At least, I always believed that long-standing maxim…before my stay at Domes of Elounda last week. The truth is, on arrival, I thought it seemed really nice…but not amazing. In fact, knowing that Greg had been disappointed about needing to cancel his reservation here, I said to him that my first impression was that he shouldn’t regret it too much. By the…

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Book overwater villa w/ points at JW Marriott Maldives

The JW Marriott Maldives is scheduled to open in August 2019 and is taking reservations from September 15, 2019 onward. The good news for points collectors is that the standard room is an overwater villa. That means you can book those villas for 85K points per night. The Maldives obviously isn’t a destination for everyone, but if it’s your thing then a brand new overwater villa might also fit the bill. JW MARRIOTT MALDIVES RESORT & SPA…

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(EXPIRED) Marriott Q3 2019 Promo: Endless Earning – Earn 1,500 Bonus Points For Stays Of 2+ Nights

Marriott Q3 2019 Promo Endless Earning

Marriott Bonvoy has opened its Q3 2019 promotion for registration. Called Endless Earning, it offers 1,500 bonus points on all stays lasting at least two nights. The Deal Earn 1,500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points on stays of two nights or more. Direct link to registration. Key Terms Register by September 2, 2019. Offer valid for stays between July 2, 2019 and September 26, 2019. No limit on number of bonus points that can be earned.…

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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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