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Delta and Starwood launched a partnership last year called Crossover Rewards where elite members of both loyalty programs reciprocal benefits. SPG Gold and Platinum members will receive bonus Starpoints on purchased Delta fares.

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As an SPG elite member, when you book a Delta-marketed and operated flight will receive one Starpoint for every one US dollar. SPG Platinum members will receive priority check-in, priority boarding, and waived baggage fees (and in September, SPG Platinums also got access to complimentary upgrades – though reports of those upgrades coming through are pretty sketchy).

When Delta Medallions stay with Starwood, they’ll receive one SkyMile per $1 of eligible room revenue. Delta Platinum and Diamond Medallion members will receive elite check-in line access, free in-room high-speed internet access and late check-out.

Yesterday, Starwood announced a promo from April 1 through April 30, 2014, where SkyMiles Medallion members registered for Crossover Rewards will earn double miles (2 miles per eligible dollar spent on room rates) for all eligible stays at any Sheraton hotel or resort in the United States or Canada. You can find the T&C here, but just note that award stays and Cash & Point stays are not eligible earning stays for this promotion; and eligible stays with at least one night in the earning period will receive double miles. Participating properties are any Sheraton hotel or resort in the United States or Canada. Four Points by Sheraton hotels and resorts are not eligible for this offer.

While earning a couple extra SkyMiles at Sheratons probably won’t make most of us book any additional stays or switch around travel plans, at least you should be aware that the promo is going on and if you have a choice of a Sheraton to stay at versus another property, you can consider booking it for the bonus. This is also a step in the right direction for Crossover Rewards because we haven’t seen promos like this from the partnership yet and I’d love to see some more exciting ones come around in the future – especially if there’s a chance to earn bonus Starpoints on Delta flights!

If for some reason you have not yet registered for Crossover Rewards, you should do so now by heading to either the SPG Registration Page or Delta Registration page.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR
N/A
Regular APR
16.24%-23.24% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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