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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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The Marriott / SPG rumor mill. What’s real?

I wasn’t planning to post about all the Marriott rumors circulating around, but readers keep asking me if they need to do something immediately to protect their points.  So, I figured that it would be helpful to summarize what we think we know.  I’ve listed below each of the rumors I’m aware of in order from most certain to least… #1 April 16 Announcement (fact, not rumor) On Monday afternoon, Marriott is going to make…

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Register Now: SPG & Marriott Q2 2018 Promotions

SPG Marriott Q2 2018 Promotions

The Q2 2018 promotions for SPG and Marriott have been announced and are now open for registration. Marriott MegaBonus Earn 750 points per night on every stay, starting with your third night. Registration required – direct link to register. Register by June 30, 2018 for stays from April 16, 2018 to July 20, 2018. Limit 36,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points. SPG More Nights, More Starpoints Earn 250 points per night on every stay, starting with…

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Check for SPG Bonus offers [Targeted]

Starwood Preferred Guest is out with some targeted bonus offers for some members. These offers vary from one person to another, with some members receiving no offer at all. It only takes a few seconds to see if you’re targeted — it’s probably worth checking to see if you received a particularly good offer. The Deal Targeted SPG offers for bonus points / free nights available for select members Direct link to enter your SPG member…

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SPG Announces 2018 Category Changes: 145 Increases, 131 Decreases

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

SPG have announced their category changes for 2018 and it’s a mixed bag, with 145 properties moving up one or more categories and 131 properties moving down. Lucky reported that there’s a net decrease, but going through the list myself it looks like there are more properties moving up categories than there are going down. The vast majority of hotels are only increasing or decreasing by one category, although there are half a dozen that…

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(EXPIRED) Buy SPG points for 35% off. Cheap way to buy Marriott points or airline miles

Through March 16th, Points.com is offering SPG Starpoints for 35% off.  Since the normal price is 3.5 cents per point, this discount makes it possible to buy those points for 2.275 cents each. Buy Marriott Rewards points for 0.76 cents each Marriott usually sells their points for 1.25 cents each.  Since SPG points transfer to Marriott at a rate of 1 to 3, you’re always better off buying SPG points if you need Marriott points. …

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Stack Prestige + SPG promo Buy 4 get 2 free

Starwood Preferred Guest is running a good promotion in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East: Use a Mastercard to buy 2 or 3 nights and get 1 free or buy 4 nights and get 2 free. This will stack with the Citi Prestige 4th night free. Rates are a little high, so it’s not accurate to call this a Buy 3 get 3 free — but it can certainly amount of a nice discount on 6 nights in…

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(EXPIRED) Save On Skiing Hotels: Up To 30% Off, 1k Starpoints & $25 Resort Credit

SPG skiing accommodation

If you took advantage of the recent Amex Offer for Steamboat Ski Resort, there’s a new SPG promotion to help you save money on accommodation there and some other SPG properties at ski resorts. The Deal Book a stay at one of four villa resorts in Avon or Steamboat Springs and save up to 30%. You’ll also receive 1,000 Starpoints and a $25 resort credit per stay. Key Details Book by January 22, 2018 for…

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(EXPIRED) SPG, Marriott, Hilton 2018 Q1 promotions open for registration

First quarter 2018 promotions are out and you can now register for each one. It always makes sense to register for these right away as you never know when you may have an unexpected stay and find that the promo comes in handy. Details of the SPG, Marriott, and Hilton promos follow. We’ve previously written about IHG’s latest accelerate promo (and my targeted offer for that promo was pretty good compared to these other promos).…

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