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10 Tips to Enjoy ICE at the Gaylord Resorts

The crown jewel of the Gaylord Resort’s holiday experience is their holiday-themed ICE exhibit that is kept at finger-numbing 9 degrees and features two million pounds of themed hand-carved ice sculptures, ice slides, and also houses approximately three million people at any given time. Kidding, of course, there are only two million people. Seriously though, ICE is a very popular attraction that is quite crowded and sells out during peak times. Enjoying the Gaylord ICE Experience to the fullest takes a bit of strategy, so after going earlier this season…

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The Best Credit Card to Pay for SPG and Marriott Hotel Stays

I recently covered some of the announced changes to the SPG/Marriott credit card line-up that are to come in 2018, and provided a rundown of what Marriott and SPG cards and bonuses are currently available as of today. While the good news is that we know some new Starwood and Marriott cards are to come in 2018, the flipside of that is that it is very likely that some of the currently available products will stop being available for new…

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Six Hours to Get 1,000 Free Marriott Rewards Points!

Today (Sunday) there is another chance to get 1,000 free Marriott Rewards points by tweeting one easy answer to their Sunday NFL question of the day if you have your Marriott Rewards account linked to Twitter! I’ve gotten thousands of free Marriott points already this football season just by taking the few seconds to answer these 1,000 point questions that appear on most Sunday afternoons. If you are reading this via email subscription on Monday, please don’t get mad that you…

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Rundown of Marriott and Starwood Credit Card Bonuses

Earlier this week we got the official word that beginning in 2018, there will be some new Marriott credit card products and that both Chase and American Express will be issuers of cards in the Starwood/Marriott/Ritz Carlton portfolio. Not all of the details were announced, but we learned enough to know that there will be some shake-ups in the current credit card line-up come 2018. It is likely, though not 100% confirmed, that at least some of the current card…

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Marriott Credit Cards to Be Issued By Chase and American Express

Many of us have been waiting anxiously to learn what will happen on the co-branded credit card front for Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest as they move forward in their merger. We recently got confirmation that the programs will remain separate in 2018, but beyond that, it is quite possible that a combined program is on the horizon, potentially as early as 2019. We don’t know those details yet, but we now have learned a lot more about what will…

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Newly Announced Marriott Rewards Changes for 2018

For the last few years, we have been on a slow march towards the merging of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty programs. I have no problem with this being a slow and deliberate march since I kind of like the programs the way they are right now. Heck, I’d have no problem if the destination changes and we never get where we thought we were going and the programs stay separate forever and ever, though I think…

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How to Save Money on Holiday Activities at the Gaylord Texan

This year we decided to skip a year of doing our favorite holiday-themed activities in New York City in exchange for making our first trip to the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine near Dallas, Texas. For a few years I have seen magical-looking photos and videos of families enjoying the Gaylord’s indoor snow-tubing, two-million twinkling lights, snowball throwing, outdoor ice-skating, and their 9 degree multi-room ice sculpture exhibit. It looked amazing (and expensive), so if we were going to do it, it…

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Enjoying the Gaylord Texan Resort for Less

Since my first daughter was born, most years we head to New York City in late November or early December to see the real Santa at Macy’s on 34th Street and partake in other holiday offerings such as ice skating in Bryant Park, seeing the over-the-top window displays, viewing the Rockefeller tree, watching the Rockettes, and visiting cousins from Connecticut. While the city is always a little nuts around the holidays, it is also a ton of fun for a…

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Earn 1,000 Free Marriott Rewards Points Today

Today (Sunday) there is another chance to get 1,000 free Marriott Rewards points by tweeting one easy answer to their Sunday NFL question of the day if you have your Marriott Rewards account linked to Twitter! I’ve gotten thousands of free Marriott points already this football season just by taking the few seconds to answer these 1,000 point questions that appear on most Sunday afternoons. If you are reading this via email subscription on Monday, please don’t get mad that you…

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Tweet to Get 1,000 Free Marriott Rewards Points Today

Today (Sunday) you have another chance to get 1,000 free Marriott Rewards points by tweeting one easy answer to their Sunday NFL question of the day if you have your Marriott Rewards account linked to Twitter! I’ve gotten thousands of free Marriott points already this football season just by taking the few seconds to answer these 1,000 point questions that appear on most Sunday afternoons. If you are reading this via email subscription on Monday, please don’t get mad you missed…

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