With over 4,000 properties in the family, Marriott is a juggernaut in the hotel world that will soon become even bigger with the acquisition of Starwood Resorts and Hotels. No matter where you’re going, you’re likely to find a property where you can redeem Marriott Rewards — in my opinion, that is one if the Read full post »
It’s only February so there is still plenty of time to decide to participate in the Q1 2016 Hotel Promotions. SPG Take Two With the Take Two promotion, you can earn 2X Starpoints for stays of two or more nights plus 250 Starpoints at participating locations through April 30, 2016. Only base points will be Read full post »
We all took a hit several weeks ago when Avios discontinued the 4,500 Avios points one-way awards on short haul domestic flights. In reality, that award was too good to be true. Now the lowest redemption for domestic awards on American Airlines or Alaska Airlines flights using British Airways Avios is 7,500 points for non-stop flights Read full post »
It is hard to believe that we are six weeks into a new year – and even harder to believe that I’ve made it past 30 years old this month. No matter how much we try to hold it back, time marches on. This leaves us with two options — deny the fact that time Read full post »
Up to 15 Nights with Marriott and a Single Credit Card The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card just boosted the signup bonus to an impressive 80,000 points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. The standard offer for this card is 50,000 points, which itself is respectable, but Read full post »
There are plenty of credit myths and credit misconceptions that perpetuate bad or poorly worded information about the impact of credit cards on your credit score — especially when it comes to opening a new credit card. To fully understand the impact of new credit cards on your credit score lets go over what happens Read full post »
If you have a top rewards card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you already know how lucrative Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be. Not only can you redeem them for cash back or high-value gift cards at a rate of one cent per point, but you can book travel at a 20 percent discount Read full post »
We all love our reward credit cards, but many of the best ones come with annual fees that can add up and put a dent in our travel budget. That’s where $0 annual fee credit cards come in. They may not be as generous in terms of sign-up and category bonuses, but they’re a great Read full post »
In October of 2012, my wife and I each picked up the Hilton HHonors Card from American Express. I forget what the bonus was at the time, but we were looking to easily pick up some Hilton points and with no annual fee, this card was a perfect fit. Fast forward to the summer of Read full post »
A few months back, I discussed the merits of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, a staple in many people’s wallets. The card has been downgraded in several ways, but I argued that it’s still a valuable card with many positive attributes. Whether you already have the card or you need some convincing about whether it’s Read full post »
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