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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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Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu (Kauai, Hawaii)

I recently spent a week at the Koloa Landing Resort, Autograph Collection in Poipu, Kauai.  Some will be surprised to hear that I stayed at Koloa Landing instead of the much loved and nearby Grand Hyatt Kauai.  More about that later.  To read about the Grand Hyatt, please see Nick’s review here: Grand Hyatt Kauai: a great guest of honor stay and great redemption. Koloa Landing Resort basic info Location: Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii Hotel chain:…

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[Expired] Earn 9%-11% Cashback With IHG, Marriott, Choice & More Via Ebates Or Ibotta

Ibotta Accommodation Cashback

If you’re needing to book paid accommodation, Ebates/Rakuten and Ibotta are offering increased cashback rates at a range of hotel chains today that could save you up to 11%. The Deals Ebates/Rakuten Earn 10% cashback for Marriott reservations Direct link to offer. Ibotta Earn increased cashback for the following: Choice Hotels – 10% IHG – 9% (possibly targeted) Extended Stay America – 11% VRBO – $22 Direct link to offer. Key Terms Ibotta deals expire…

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(EXPIRED) 10x miles on Marriott today through United portal

The United MileagePlus shopping portal is offering 10x miles today on stays booked with Marriott. If you value United miles, that can be an excellent return on your paid stays. The Deal The United MileagePlus shopping portal is today offering 10x for stays booked with Marriott Direct link to this promotion Key Details Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other…

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Which Marriott Bonvoy card is best?

With the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) into a single Marriott Bonvoy program, there are now a boatload of cards that earn the same type of rewards.  Whether you already have some of these cards or are thinking of getting one, you might be curious about which is best.  Here’s everything you need to know…   The table above shows all of the Marriott cards that I know of.  With each…

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Marriott Choice Benefit Valuations. Which to pick?

If you have completed 50 nights at Marriott & SPG hotels through the calendar year, then you are eligible to pick a “Choice Benefit”.  A second Choice Benefit is available for those who complete 75 nights.  Here’s the website for selecting your benefit: Note that if you acquired Platinum status through a status challenge, credit card spend, etc., you won’t get to pick a Choice Benefit unless you also complete 50 nights within a calendar…

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PSA: Today is last day to transfer Marriott points for 2018

Marriott’s new program allows members to transfer up to 100,000 points per calendar year to any other member.  If you have Gold status or higher, you can transfer points for free, otherwise it will cost you $10.  You have to call Marriott Rewards to make the transfer (801-468-4000).  Ironically, the automated phone system still mentions the old 50K per year limit, but I’ve verified that you can do up to 100K today. What’s the rush?…

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(EXPIRED) 12% cash back on Marriott stays through BeFrugal

Cash back portal BeFrugal is offering 12% cash back on completed Marriott stays. Note that they exclude SPG brands, Ritz-Carlton, Protea hotels, and a few more brands and specific properties, so you’ll want to check the exclusion list before you book. We recently wrote about how some Capital One cardholders can redeem 64,250 points for a $900 Marriott gift card. Stacking that gift card with an offer for 12% cash back would make for a nice way to stretch your…

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Sheraton and Four Points fully enabled. Eligible for points advance and online certificates

Since the August merger of the Marriott Rewards and SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) programs, Marriott has been working towards integrating the programs onto one technology platform.  To-date, the integration hasn’t been smooth, but there are now signs of progress. A friend alerted me to the fact that it appears that Sheraton and Four Points by Sheraton properties are now fully integrated into  With other brands (St. Regis, Westin, W, etc.), if you find a…

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