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United and Marriott Team Up to Launch RewardsPlus Partnership

July 15, 2013

Following in the footsteps of the Crossover Rewards partnership between Delta and Starwood, United just launched a similar program called RewardsPlus which will provide reciprocal benefits with Marriott. To participate, you can register at either the Marriott Registration Page or United Registration page. RewardsPlus will offer Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite and Platinum Premier Elite will receive complimentary MileagePlus Premier Silver status. […]

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Maximize Monday: Transferring Hotel Points to Airline Miles

July 8, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. A lot of readers sent in questions regarding Club Carlson’s recent unannounced devaluation of its option to convert Gold Points into airline miles with its various partners, so for today’s Maximize Monday post, I thought I’d […]

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Should I Charge My Marriott Stay On My Marriott Visa Or Citi AAdvantage Card?

June 23, 2013

Update: The current offer for the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa is 50,000 points with $1,000 spend in the first 3 months. TPG Twitter follower Adam has a question about American Airlines’ new partnership with Marriott where you can now earn AAdvantage miles on Marriott stays: “@thepointsguy so is it better to charge a Marriott stay with the […]

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Top 10: Ways To Maximize Each Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

June 18, 2013

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Chase Ink credit cards has expired. View the current offers here – Ink Plus, Ink Bold, Ink Cash.   Since Chase launched lucrative limited-time sign-up bonus offers on all four Chase Ink cards for this week only until June 22, I’ve had a lot of readers writing in […]

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Marriott Adds American As Newest Airline Earning Partner + 500 Mile Summer Promo

June 17, 2013

Following in the footsteps of other cross-promotional partnerships like Delta/Starwood’s Crossover Rewards (sort of), this morning, American Airlines and Marriott announced a partnership where members of American’s AAdvantage program and Marriott Rewards can earn miles on their hotel stays, joining the roster Marriott’s other airline partners. Unlike the Delta/SPG Crossover program where elite members of […]

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The Best Ways to Use Hotel Points in Las Vegas

June 6, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. When it comes to Las Vegas hotels, most of the time you can generally get some cheap deals, but with the new partnership between Hyatt and MGM announced yesterday that will open up 12 more hotels […]

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Amex Daily Getaways Begin June 10, 2013

May 31, 2013

Daily Getaways is a travel promotion sponsored by American Express and the U.S. Travel Association, a non-profit trade association with the mission of increasing travel to and within the US, where you can sometimes purchase points and miles packages for a fraction of the price they would normally cost. I’m not really excited about the […]

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Saturday Recap: Join Hyatt in Supporting the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts, Delta’s Terminal 4 at JFK is Now Open, Bonus Starpoints and Elite Qualifying Nights on SPG Group Bookings, Triple Iberia Points with Marriott, Bonus on British Airways Purchased Avios

May 25, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Join Hyatt in Supporting the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts: Earlier this week, a massive tornado struck Oklahoma where thousands of lives and numerous communities have been devastated by this disaster. Hyatt is encouraging your support to help this cause by donating $50,000 […]

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Marriott Expands Breakfast Benefits for Gold and Platinum Elites

May 21, 2013

Marriott just officially announced today that starting June 22, Gold and Platinum elites will receive complimentary continental breakfast seven days a week at participating JW Marriott, Autograph Collection , Renaissance and Marriott Hotels in the U.S. and Canada. In the past, breakfast at hotels in the U.S. and Canada was only available during the week, […]

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Saturday Recap: US Airways 100% Buy Miles Promotion, Airlines Keep Raising Their Fees, Marriott Rewards Summer Promotion, Cathay Pacific Business Class Sale

May 4, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: US Airways 100% Buy Miles Promotion: As a recap from earlier this week, now through May 31, 2013, US Airways is offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased miles. There is a limit of 50,000 purchased miles (so 100,000 with the bonus). It […]

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Hotel Points Expiration Policies Roundup

April 18, 2013

Following up on the recent national survey I commissioned from The Princeton Group and my contest about how people track their frequent flyer miles, I thought it would be a good idea to create a basic guide to the expiration policies of the major loyalty programs. In yesterday’s post I covered airline miles expiration policies […]

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Maximize Monday: Choosing the Best Site and Credit Card for Purchasing Hotel Stays

April 15, 2013

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express has expired. View the current offers here – personal, business. For today’s Maximize Monday post, TPG contributor Jason Steele takes a look at how to earn the most hotel points – whether it’s earning the most based on how you book to carrying the […]

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Saturday Recap: Starwood’s Hear the Music Promotion, Changes to Hyatt Diamond Amenities Internationally, 7,500 Bonus TrueBlue Points for New Members; Marriott and Iberia Partnership

April 13, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: TPG Spring Cleaning Contest And National Survey Results: Earlier this week, I announced the results from a national survey that I commissioned The Princeton Group to conduct to find out how much people know about and are using their miles. It turns out that 73% of Americans […]

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Marriott’s Got Moxy, Partners with IKEA On New Economy Hotel Brand

March 7, 2013

I’ve been speaking a lot lately about bad news coming out of Marriott – namely the devaluation of its Marriott Rewards program (along with similar changes at Hilton, Starwood and elsewhere). So when an announcement of some potentially good (or at least fun) news came across my desk this week, I wanted to share that […]

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The State of Hotel Loyalty Programs: A Devaluation Story

February 20, 2013

President Obama gave his State of the Union address last week, and with all the hotel points program changes coming down the pike, I thought I’d give my own State of Hotel Points address – and the state of hotel points is…worsening! Here’s a recap of the news we’ve gotten so far: Starwood Back in […]

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards Category Changes Announced

February 18, 2013

Earlier this week I told you about changes coming to Marriott Rewards, which include the addition of an entirely new tier category – Category 9 – and the devaluation of 36% of Marriott properties. Changes take effect on May 16. On Thursday, sister brand’s Ritz-Carlton Rewards program announced their own changes taking effect May 16 […]

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Marriott Rewards Devaluation: New Top-Tier Category and Other Changes

February 13, 2013

The first quarter is when most hotel chains announce category changes- when they analyze how many points each hotel in their portfolio should charge for an award chart. However, this year hotels are going a step further and actually restructuring their award charts, like Starwood’s recent Cash & Points revaluation. Marriott also just sent emails […]

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Saturday Recap: SPG Crossover Rewards, Expanded American and Alaska Airlines Codeshare, Up to 50% Bonus when Buying TrueBlue Points, Marriott Elite Buy Back Offer

February 9, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Starwood and Delta Announce Crossover Rewards: Earlier this week, Starwood and Delta announced a new partnership that offers exclusive new benefits to Delta Medallion members and SPG elite members. The program, called Crossover Rewards, begins March 1, 2013, and provides elite members of both […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Caribbean Hotels Where You Can Use Points This Winter

January 15, 2013

As temperatures continue to drop across North America, I thought it would be a good time to put together a list of the top hotels across the Caribbean where you can use points to stay and spend some time thawing out, so for today’s Travel Tuesday Top 10, here are the top points hotels in […]

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End of Year Hotel Point Account Audits – Maximizing the Points That Are Rightfully Yours

December 24, 2012

As year ends comes and everyone is most concerned about maintaining elite status, it’s always good to cross-reference your hotel loyalty program accounts and make sure that all of your stays were credited appropriately. I almost always find discrepancies and I’ve noticed that phone operators are always more than helpful to make things right, and […]

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Saturday Recap: 1,000 Hyatt Points, Marriott Megabonus, 30% Off With Jetsetter, Marriott Rewards Elite Rollover Nights, Free Shoprunner Membership

December 22, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: 1,000 Hyatt Points for Avis Rentals: Earn 1,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points using coupon code MUHA067 on qualifying rentals of at least 2 days now […]

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Earning Hotel Lifetime Elite Status – Marriott, Starwood and Hyatt

December 20, 2012

Marriott recently announced some new changes to their lifetime elite status program on the Marriott Rewards Insider blog, including reduced night requirements for all three levels and signalling a new era in which they’ll be promoting these benefits rather than leaving them largely unpublished. MARRIOTT The new requirements for earning Lifetime Status with Marriott are […]

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Comparing Top-Tier Hotel Elite Status

December 7, 2012

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express has expired. View the current offers here – personal, business. To follow up on my post from yesterday about whether or not going for Hyatt Diamond status is worth it, I asked TPG contributor Nick to write up a comparison of the top-tier status […]

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Saturday Recap: Triple JetBlue Points, Marriott Seasonal Awards, Amex Discounts, New Airline Alliance Members

November 24, 2012

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Triple JetBlue True Blue Points For Rest of Year For travel now through December 31, 2012, register to earn triple True Blue points on all JetBlue flights booked on JetBlue.com and completed by the end of the year. You usually earn 3 […]

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