Thursday Giveaway: Win a $500 Marriott Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway we’re giving away a $500 Marriott gift card, which you can use to cover expenses at one of the chain’s hotels worldwide. The gift card is valid for stays, dining and more at any participating property, including Edition, JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels. If you’re looking for some inspiration, consider a vacation…

Maximizing RewardsPlus with Marriott and United

In addition to offering their own programs, a variety of major travel brands run partnerships with each other to cross-promote their businesses and encourage customer loyalty. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at one such partnership: Marriott and United’s RewardsPlus. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number…

Earn 100K Points with the Marriott Rewards Premier Business Card

Since early Februrary, both the personal and business versions of the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card have been offering elevated sign-up bonuses of 80,000 points, but the business card now has an even higher offer. Currently, you can earn a whopping 100,000 Marriott Rewards points when you sign up for the Marriott Rewards Premier Business Card and spend…

Top Cards for May, United Status Upgrades, 100k Amex Platinum Offer and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Two Hotel Owners Suing Marriott and Starwood Over Upcoming Merger

The Marriott and Starwood saga continues — this time, though, it’s not a Chinese insurance firm that’s trying to outbid Marriott. Now, the owners of hotels in Chicago and New York are suing Marriott and Starwood on the grounds that the merger would violate exclusivity agreements. Cityfront Hotel Associates Limited Partners, the owner of the…

Can I Get a Fifth Award Night Free when Staying at Multiple Hotels?

TPG reader Brittany sent me a message on Facebook to ask about free hotel nights: “With Marriott’s Fifth Night Free deal, do all five nights have to be at the same hotel, or can you stay at multiple properties over the course of five nights?” Along with Hilton HHonors and Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott Rewards offers a fifth night free when…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Paris

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in Paris using points and miles.  The City of Light is a destination near and dear to the hearts of travelers all over the world. But it’s no secret that a visit to the…

Discounted Stays in Paris with Marriott’s Summer Promotion

If you’ve been looking at traveling to Paris, not only is summer a good time to go, but Marriott is offering travelers a promotion at 14 of its properties in Paris for travel this summer. If you stay three nights or more at one of the included properties, you’ll get 25% off at four-star hotels or 20% off…

Win A Free Night with Marriott’s 1,000 Nights of Summer Sweepstakes

Marriott and Chase have teamed up to promote the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card, which is currently offering a sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months. As part of the promo, Marriott is giving away 1,000 free nights — simply input your information on the 1,000 Nights of…