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When You Aren’t Spending Enough on Airfare

It’s mid-September and with just a little over a 1/4 of the year left to go, it is a really good time to do some elite status math and see where you stand…assuming you care about such things. Josh is traveling a pretty fair amount for work this year, so his numbers are now actually more important than mine. To see exactly where he stands, we spent a bit of time yesterday working through his United elite status progress. In doing…

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SPG Double Elite Status Credit and Other Targeted SPG Offers

We just saw Hyatt offer their co-branded cardholders the opportunity to earn elite status “three times faster” than normal beginning September 1st, which means that from then until December 30, 2017, you can earn top tier Globalist status with just 20 eligible nights instead of the usual 60 in a calendar year. That is pretty tempting for those with lots of upcoming travel, but today I received another very interesting offer from SPG offering double elite qualifying credit in their program.…

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Earn Hyatt Elite Status 3x Faster With New Promo

I think top tier Hyatt Globalist status is the very best top tier hotel elite status out there with free full breakfast, lounge access, suite upgrades, 4PM late check-out and more, but earlier this year Hyatt made it that status level much harder to get. You previously could earn it with as few as 25 annual stays, but it instead now requires 60 eligible nights in a calendar year. This was unquestionably done to thin the elite herd at the top, but…

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Final Day to Apply for JetBlue Status Match or Challenge

Elite status matches and trials have unlocked some seriously cool perks and experiences for me, so I highly recommend taking advantage of them when you get the chance. Today is the last day to sign-up for the JetBlue elite status match and challenge that will allow you to very easily get TrueBlue Mosaic elite status if you have qualifying status with another major US carrier.Those who can show valid status with an eligible loyalty program will qualify for TrueBlue Mosaic status for the remainder of 2017…

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Earn Starbucks Gold Status With One Cup of Coffee

If you sometimes visit Starbucks, even if only on your trips, then know that right now you can shoot all the way from a ‘Starbucks Nobody’ to a Starbucks Gold member complete with a fancy personalized card with the purchase of just one cup of coffee.   From now until July 31, 2017, Green members (aka Nobodies) can make just one eligible purchase via the Starbucks app or a registered Starbucks card and receive one year of Gold status. Normally…

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Free JetBlue Elite Status via Limited Time Status Match!

I love, love, love elite status matches and challenges as they are a way to domino the status you have into more status and perks with other programs and companies. We have benefited from this more times than I can count. Right now JetBlue has just announced a status match and challenge that will allow you to very easily get their TrueBlue Mosaic elite status if you have qualifying status with another major US carrier. Those who can show valid status with an…

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Get United Elite Status Faster Via an Elite Status Match

My husband’s travel schedule has recently ramped way, way up and he now finds himself on the road and in the skies far more than me. This is a new reality for our family in many ways, but one very pragmatic issue that we quickly faced was his lack of elite status. Not having elite status isn’t a big deal 98% of the time, especially for leisure travelers who travel once or twice a year, or for those who often…

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Quickly Earn Top Tier Kimpton Status and Two Free Nights in Just Seven Stays?!

A very intriguing and rewarding program with which I have virtually no personal experience is the Kimpton Inner Circle program. I’ve stayed at a couple of really swanky Kimpton properties, but I haven’t even come close to having any sort of Kimpton status with my very infrequent visits. But, maybe that will change.   Before I get to how that can change much faster than you might guess, let me spend a minute on what the official perks are for…

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Unlock Four Free Elite Status Levels With the Amex Platinum!

We have had an Amex Platinum card in one form or another for many years now, and even as new rewards credit cards have come on the market, the Amex Platinum remains in our wallets because it offers some very solid built-in perks that can make travel easier and more comfortable. In additional the the perks it already provided such as select lounge access, $200 in annual airline credits, and access to the Fine Hotel and Resorts perks, The Platinum Card® from American…

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Hyatt Explorist M life Status Match Success!

Hotel elite status can make your hotel stays more comfortable, and can even save you real money if you score free breakfasts, lounge access, or even some waived resort or parking fees as a result of your status. Of course you can earn hotel elite status by staying in hotels tons of nights each year, but sometimes you can also get hotel elite status by just getting certain credit cards or even leveraging one status for another. Along those lines,…

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