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Surprises from Marriott and Amex and some useful resources

This week we added a couple of resources to Frequent Miler in a page to track hotel promotions and a quick guide to getting an infant passport. But the week’s surprises came into play just yesterday – from Marriott’s latest release on current Travel Packages to an SPG approval….again. All that and more in our Frequent Miler Week in Review. Marriott Travel Packages won’t turn into points, but will go into 1 month limbo Marriott…

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End of an era: sock-drawered SPG, offers on life support, and more

Welcome to this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, where we recap the week’s main posts here at FM. This week, we witnessed as the SPG card collectively fell out of wallets coast to coast, which coincidentally coincided with the impending doom for Amex Offers. Read more about those stories, get your Marriott/SPG credit card flow chart, and more in this week in review. A new era for Amex Offers They lived a…

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Playing the Travel Packages, 300K free points, and all the Marriott news that’s fit to print

This week at Frequent Miler, there was a lot of focus on Marriott. From the death of the Ritz and new restrictions coming next month on all of the cards to our predictions about how to play the Travel Packages, we’ve got posts on the different aspects changing in the coming weeks. If you’re tapped out on Marriott, see the posts about booking a better deal for a Hyatt all-inclusive as there were some good…

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Are you ready for the new Marriott? Gold from Wyndham points, Globalist from Hyatt promos, and more

This week at Frequent Miler started off with Amazon Prime Day hitting the scene. While I’ve felt like the last Prime Day or two fell a little flat, this year provided some incredible deals if you were able to stack them right. The rest of the week focused on hotels: the final list of to-dos before the Marriott merger (I completed my spend on the Ritz card, but we still have to combine our points…

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Stacking $500 in credits, Saving $288 in 18 min, keeping SPG and finding the joy in free

This week at Frequent Miler, we honed in on some big savings: from a way to potentially stack $500 in Hilton resort credits (or $1K as a couple) to an 18-minute turnaround time on a $288 best rate guarantee. Greg explored the Joy of Free, which, ironically, best describes why I’m keeping a credit card from SPG. Read on for the weekly recap. Less choice = more joy of free I remember my first award…

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Breaking up with Marriott/SPG, a sneaky deval trick, travel packages now and more

This week at Frequent Miler, Greg began a ~2 week vacation, and we haven’t yet broken the perpetual point machine. Read on for this week’s recap — from why I’m breaking up with my Marriott/SPG cards to sneaky moves from Hilton (changing policy) and Marriott (changing an award chart with some funny business). Read on for this week’s recap. New details on Marriott & Ritz cards: no more elite credit per $3K spend, free night…

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Marriott: Analysis, news, reactions (and more)

With the full extend of the Marriott / SPG / Ritz award chart now a known known, we closed out the week with plenty of Marriott on our mind. From first reactions to full analysis and related news you may have missed, see our Frequent Miler week in review: Book these now: Top properties going UP in August If you’re sitting on a stash of Marriott or SPG points and you’ve been waiting for a…

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Promo of the year confirmed, speculating on packages, investing in points, and more

This week at Frequent Miler, that which was too good to be true came true after all at least once. Can it happen twice? If you believe that lightning can strike twice, you’ll want to check out the potential huge in in Marriott Travel packages, which will then send you to our post on investing in Starpoints. Sometimes, it all comes ‘around full circle. All that and more in this Frequent Miler week in review.…

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Shortcuts for status and searches, added clarity on welcome bonuses, and more

Shortcuts to Platinum

This week at Frequent Miler, we looked at shortcuts to elite status and hotel searches, compared premium hotel cards, and got some clarity from Amex regarding eligibility for welcome bonuses. All that and more in this Frequent Miler week in review. Ultra Premium Hotel Cards: Hilton vs. SPG/Marriott I felt like Greg went too easy on the SPG Lux card; in my opinion this one is the Hilton Aspire by a landslide. Sure, it’s possible to…

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