Elite Status

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Why You Should Match Your Hyatt Status to M life Now

Hyatt and M life have a pretty neat reciprocal elite status program that can be used to create elite status in one of those programs if you have it in the other. For example, on March 1st of this year my husband lost his Hyatt elite status as he didn’t have very much paid travel in 2016, but as soon as that happened, he matched his M life status to Hyatt and became a second tier level Hyatt Explorist with four…

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Kimpton Karma Rewards to Become a Part of IHG Rewards in Early 2018

Almost three years ago I shared the news that the IHG program was improving with the acquisition of Kimpton. Now, almost three years later, we have movement on the amazing Kimpton properties and their Karma Rewards program actually rolling into the IHG Rewards umbrella. This probably isn’t great news for Kimpton Karma members, but by taking three years to roll the two programs into one, it does seem like IHG has given some thought to protecting some of what makes Kimpton special, though it…

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Surprise, Surprise, I May Be Mattress Running for SPG Platinum Status

I really thought my hardcore mattress running days were behind me. With shifting travel patterns and Hyatt moving to elite qualification on nights instead of being able to qualify on stays or nights, we just seemed to be beyond the days of checking into a hotel just for the stay credit. While that was fun at times, overall I was not sad in the slightest that the mattress running phase of my life was probably over as it always felt…

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Delta Wants You to Spend a Quarter of a Million Dollars?!

I have to chuckle a bit at Delta raising the minimum spending requirement on the co-branded Delta Amex Cards from $25,000 per year to $250,000 per year if you want to have an elite qualifying dollars waiver for their top tier Diamond Status. As it stands, for all of their elite status levels you don’t have to worry about spending a minimum amount on your Delta tickets to qualify for elite status as long as you spend $25k per year…

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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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