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(EXPIRED) Get 12% back at Marriott via Ebates today

Ebates is offering 12% cash back today on Marriott bookings at participating US Marriott hotels for 24 hours only (Tuesday 11/20/18). The Deal Get 12% cash back on Marriott bookings today only via Ebates If you are new to Ebates, feel free to sign up via our link and you’ll get an extra $10 cash back after you’ve made your first purchase of $25 or more through Ebates. Key Terms Cash Back will be added to your Ebates account within six…

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Marriott Platinum Premier: Into the home stretch

Prior to the August 18th Marriott Mergerpocalypse I talked myself into reaching for Platinum Premier 75-night status.  And, I’m getting close.  I see the end in sight.  I have 70 nights “on the books” and a plan for earning the last 5. The argument in favor of going for Platinum Premier 75-night status in 2018 begins with this: starting next year, holding more than one Marriott/SPG card won’t help to achieve status.  Next year, you…

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(EXPIRED) Get 12% Cashback On Marriott Reservations Through Ebates

Marriott Marquis Washington DC

If you need to book a paid stay at any of Marriott’s brands, it might be worth booking ASAP as Ebates is offering 12% cashback on Marriott reservations. The Deal Earn 12% cashback with Ebates when making reservations at Marriott brands. Direct link. Key Terms Expiry date unknown. Quick Thoughts 12% cashback for Marriott bookings is exceptional. In fact, the highest cashback rate over the last 15 months was 10%. Those 10% rates were all…

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Marriott Updates MegaBonus Promotion: One Positive Change, One Negative

Marriott MegaBonus In More Places

Marriott announced their latest MegaBonus promotion a month ago, but they’ve recently made a couple of changes to the promotion. One change is positive and can earn you thousands more bonus points, but the other restricts how many bonus points you’ll earn from their 29 Ways To Stay game. First off, the positive change. The MegaBonus promotion already offered 2,000 bonus points per stay on all stays of two nights or more, along with 1,000…

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(EXPIRED) 30% transfer bonus from hotels to United (60K Marriott = 35,750 United)

United MileagePlus is offering a 30% transfer bonus on converting hotel points to airline miles. That’s not usually a great deal, but it looks like Marriott is included with this bonus — which means that 60,000 Marriott points should convert to 35,750 United miles under this promo. That’s an excellent deal if you’re in the market for miles. Don’t forget to register before you convert points. The Deal Convert hotel points to United MileagePlus miles…

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(EXPIRED) 20% transfer bonus to Etihad from hotels

Etihad Guest is offering a 20% transfer bonus on points converted from select loyalty programs. Unfortunately, Membership Rewards and US-based Citi points are not included. Marriott is the only partner that practically makes sense, unless you have a small balance languishing and about to expire one way or another. The Deal Get a 20% transfer bonus when you transfer from select hotel partners to Etihad Guest Direct link to this promotion Key Terms Valid until October 31, 2018 Participating partners: Accor Hotels,…

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Marriott / SPG elite benefits guarantee

My general view of Marriott & SPG’s combined elite program (assuming they ever get it to work as promised) is that Marriott elites now have better benefits than before, while SPG elites have slightly worse benefits than before.  That said, there’s one significant way in which SPG elites are better off than before: Marriott’s elite benefits guarantee. One of the most interesting aspects of the Marriott Rewards (and now SPG) program is that they guarantee…

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Marriott Platinum Elite: What to expect when checking in

Marriott and SPG’s combined program offers quite a few perks for those with Platinum elite status or better.  Some of the headline benefits of Platinum status include: Lounge access Room upgrade to standard suite Guaranteed 4PM late checkout Welcome choice gift (with daily breakfast as one option) Those are excellent perks, but did you know that you might not get them?  All of the perks have exceptions: Lounge access: Certain resorts are excluded. Room upgrade…

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(EXPIRED) 35% transfer bonus from Marriott to Aeroplan miles

Starting tomorrow, Aeroplan will be offering a 35% transfer bonus on miles transferred from Marriott Rewards. That can be a solid deal if you have a good redemption in mind. While I wouldn’t recommend transferring speculatively, we can at least rest easy with transfers to Aeroplan as it now looks like they will continue to be the loyalty program of Air Canada beyond their contract expiration in 2020 since Air Canada has tentatively agreed to buy…

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