It’s a Wild Ride Watching the Littles Become the Bigs

The streets, the dust, the rides, and the funnel cakes are the same, but the participants are dramatically different. In a flash, they are too big for the little rides and are off with their friends having adventures of their own. A trip to the same county fair where we have gone for decades offered a glimpse into just how quickly the littles becomes the bigs…

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Why Purchasing Discounted SPG Points is Worth Considering Now

We now know the end date for the Starwood Preferred Guest program as we know will be July 31, 2018, as the program will be combining with Marriott Rewards on August 1, 2018. This means there are just a little over three months to earn and use SPG points as we always have before the new award chart and program rules kick in later this summer. Last call for earning points in the SPG program as we know it If…

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Earn 3x Ultimate Reward Points Everywhere for a Year With New Card Offer

What if you could earn even more points by passing on the sign-up bonus in favor of better earnings rates? Now you can earn 3x points for a year with the Chase Freedom Unlimited via sign-up offer. If you also have a Sapphire Reserve, this means you can earn 4.5 cents towards travel for every dollar charged to the card for an entire 12 months…

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New Bonus on Purchased IHG Points: Stack Opportunities to Create Amazing Deal

One of the interesting new benefits of the recently released IHG Rewards Club Premier and the IHG Rewards Club Traveler credit cards is that you can save 20% on purchased IHG points. Now that those cards have started to make their way into the hands of some traveling deal seekers, it is worth a mention that right now you can also get an up to 80% bonus on purchased IHG points. By stacking a few different opportunities, you could get some pretty tremendous…

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Save Money With New Hyatt Credit Card Offers Website

The Hyatt Credit Card introduced a new way to potentially save a few dollars on some everyday purchases with their new Hyatt Credit Card Offers website that just launched this week. If you were familiar with Chase Offers that were available on the Marriott and Slate Chase cards until March 31, 2018, this website and process will look very familiar…as in, exactly the same. Hyatt says that the Hyatt Credit Card Offers portal hosted by Visa will be available from April 17…

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New Starwood Preferred Guest Amex Welcome Bonuses Released

I tried to give a warning about the likely coming end of the SPG Amex cards and bonuses as we knew them yesterday, and unfortunately, some major changes arrived very shortly thereafter last night. Signaling at least a temporary end of a long-standing era, the SPG personal and business American Express cards have stopped awarding SPG points as a welcome bonus, and instead are currently only offering statement credits. New Welcome Bonuses for the SPG Amex Cards The welcome bonuses…

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Eight Features of the Combined Starwood and Marriott Program You May Have Missed

A couple of days ago we got to open a huge trove of information about what comes next as the Marriott and Starwood programs become one. It was such a trove of information that it is impossible to digest every single nuance and situation in one sitting. You can view my take on many of the details in the Marriott and Starwood announcement here, but today I want to zero in one a few details that may have been missed in…

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