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Use SPG Points for Amazing Major League Baseball Experiences

If you like to use your points from the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card for experiences, then hopefully the SPG Moments program is on your radar as they offer some truly unique experiences that can be very worth it if you have some SPG points to spend. Right now they have “restocked” many different MLB experiences that you couldn’t necessarily buy with cash even if you wanted to. Some of these available experiences include having your…

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Summer Bonus Promos from SPG, Marriott, and Ritz Carlton!

Great news for hotel points lovers as Marriott, Starwood, and Ritz Carlton have all announced their summer bonus points promotions, and those promos are now live for registration. While these programs are now all under one umbrella, they are still running their own unique versions of these promotions and you must register for each one individually. Starwood Preferred Guest Take Three Promo Earn 3x Points on Weekends, 2x on Weekdays, and 1,500 bonus points for SPG Amex Cardholders on Resort…

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Last Day for Discounted SPG Points or Airline Miles at 1.56 Cents Each!

Today is April 30th, and that means it is the last day you can purchase Starwood Preferred Guest points with a 30% discount off the regular price. Buying miles and points obviously isn’t as good as getting them without an out of pocket cost, but it can still make sense when the cost of buying the points is less than the flight or hotel would have cost if paid for outright. Getting 30% off the regular price for SPG points takes…

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Get a Discount on Purchased SPG Points Until April 30th

Buying miles and points usually isn’t as good as getting them without an out of pocket cost, but it can still make sense when the cost of buying the points is a good amount less than the flight or hotel would have cost if paid for outright. If you do decide to purchase miles or points, doing it when there is a sale or bonus is the best plan. It is impossible to predict sales, but right now there is a…

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OFFER EXPIRED ! Last Chance for Highest SPG Sign-Up Bonuses Yet! OFFER EXPIRED !

SPECIFIC STARWOOD AMEX OFFERS LISTED HERE ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Somehow April 5, 2017, is already tomorrow, and that means that the increased 35,000 point SPG Amex sign-up bonuses are coming to a close. I absolutely love SPG points and have written about these temporary bonus increases numerous times since they launched, but if you have been thinking about pulling the trigger without actually pressing apply, now is your last chance to act. Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express: Earn…

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How to Stretch Your SPG Points for Maximum Value

THE STARWOOD AMEX OFFERS REFERENCED BELOW ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. The limited time increased SPG Amex sign-up bonuses are set to end in just a few days, on April 5, 2017. I have already highlighted numerous reasons to strongly consider getting one or both of these cards by 4/5/17, including that 35,000 bonus SPG points is the highest the sign-up bonuses on these cards have ever gone, and that because of the Marriott merger and resulting uncertainty of this product going forward, there is…

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4 Reasons Why the SPG Business Amex May Be The Smartest Choice

  SPECIFIC STARWOOD AMEX CREDIT CARD OFFERS MENTIONED HERE ARE NO LONGER VALID. Two of my very favorite credit card sign-up bonuses right now are the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express. Both have a $0 introductory annual fee the first year (then $95), and both are offering limited time increases to the highest bonus level we have seen until April 5, 2017. I value SPG points at a higher rate…

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Details on Westin Grand Cayman Renovations and Award Pricing

Yesterday I shared the good news that for some mysterious reason the Westin Grand Cayman was pricing as a Category 5 SPG property instead of a Category 6 property as it has been for the last year. This is pretty big news first because the resort is located on an insane spot on Seven Mile Beach, and Grand Cayman is pretty easy to get to for many of us at less than 500 miles from Miami. It is also big…

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Now Use Your SPG Points for Wrigley Field Packages and More!

Last night I got an email alert that the SPG Moments regular season Major League Baseball opportunities are now live and available!   They have good seats available for teams and stadiums all across the country starting at fixed prices of 20,000 SPG points for a pair of tickets in the stadium, to Wrigley Field Club Box seats at 30,000 points per pair, to Wrigley Field luxury boxes from 35,000 – 40,000 SPG points per pair. There are also some MLB…

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Westin Grand Cayman Unexpectedly Costing Fewer Points!

If The Westin Grand Cayman is in your travel plans in the next 18 months, you may want to act quickly and lock in an award reservation now as it has unexpectedly dropped from a SPG Category 6 property pricing at 20,000 – 25,000 points per night to a Category 5 pricing as low as 12,000 points per night or 6,000 points per night + $110 on a cash and points rate.   We had a 5 night award stay…

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