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The 9 SPG Trips for 2019 You Need to Book Today

We learned earlier this week that the SPG program is making some changes to their award program in the near term. As they do every year, they will be moving some properties up or down the award chart effective on March 6, 2018, but there is another big change that will take place even sooner. Beginning very soon (as in tomorrow), February 11, 2018, Starwood will change their booking window from up to 550 days to just 350 days to…

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The 2018 SPG Category Changes Families Need to Know!

This is the time of the year that hotel loyalty programs historically make tweaks to their award charts and where the various properties fit into those award charts. For a points junkie, it is kind of a stressful time period as your favorite redemptions and strategies can be changed with a swipe of a keyboard by the various programs. Today it is Starwood Preferred Guest’s turn to announce their category changes. These changes will go into effect on March 6,…

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Travel More for Less With 35% Discount on Purchased SPG Points

Starwood has just released their first discounted points purchase promo of the year. Right now you can purchase discounted SPG points for just 2.275 cents per point. You can then use those points to fly a variety of airlines around the world or put them to use to book award nights starting as low as 2,000 points per night. Your family can save money by buying and using points when the price is right…

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Using SPG Points at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel

Las Vegas is an interesting hotel market as there are well over 100,000 hotel rooms in the area and rates can get incredibly low at just $39+ for some rooms…generally plus resort fees, but that’s a whine for another time. In short, you can usually find a relatively cheap place to lay your head in Sin City. However, usually doesn’t mean always. If a very big event is going on in town, the $39 a night cheap-o-rooms can quickly become…

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Getting a Deal in Vegas When Even the Excalibur Wants $777 Per Night

Hotels in Las Vegas are usually readily available at prices starting around $30 per night, but on what I thought was a random weekday in January, even the Excalibur was going for $777 per night for a standard room. However, thanks to a little luck and just 10,000 points the day was saved and a room was secured with virtually no out-of-pocket costs…

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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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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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