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My take on Marriott’s big announcement

Well, it certainly was a big deal after all.  And, thankfully, none of our worst fears were realized. No, they won’t go revenue based.  No, they won’t take away free breakfast from those who earn elite status at the 50 night per year level.  No, they won’t take away the favorable points to miles transfer rate offered by SPG.  No, they won’t add a spend requirement to any elite tiers except the very top, top…

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Our take on Marriott’s announcement. Join us live.

As we previously reported, Marriott will be making an announcement today at 4:30 about the future of the Marriott, SPG, and Ritz rewards programs.  Will this be good news, bad news, or much ado about nothing? Nick and I will be there in person, but you can view the event yourself via Facebook (here).  Also, please join us here on this blog page (see below) or on Twitter while we tweet our reactions to the…

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Investing in change: Marriott / SPG / Ritz new program opportunities

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Marriott Rewards Sweet Spot

Airline and hotel mergers are often bad for consumers since they result in less competition.  That said, mergers also create lots of change.  And with change comes opportunity… We saw this recently with the American Airlines / US Airways merger.  There was a short term opportunity to earn top tier US Airways status through a challenge.  And we knew that we would then get top tier AA status, along with 8 international upgrade certificates, when…

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Ritz offer dropping from 3 to 2 free nights.

Ritz Offer

Yesterday I told you about the soon to be gone Fairmont 2 free night offer.  At the moment there are still a couple of live links to that offer, but they won’t last long. Now we have a new fire drill.  The standard offer for the Ritz Carlton card has dropped from 3 free nights after $5,000 spend to 2 free nights after $4,000 spend.  Fortunately, links to the previous 3 night offer are still…

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