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Last Day for 100,000 Bonus Points with the Starwood Business American Express Card

UPDATE: This offer has expired. This is a quick reminder that today is the last day to jump on the increased 100,000 point bonus offer from the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN. Now that Marriott and Starwood are combined, this is really giving you Marriott points where 1 SPG point = 1…

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Who Is (and Is Not) Eligible for the Starwood Business Credit Card

UPDATE: This offer has expired. A few days ago, I posted that the 100,000 point increased offer for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN is coming to an end on October 31, 2018. While that is just a day away, many people are wondering whether or not they are eligible for the offer. Not only…

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100,000 Point Offer from Starwood Business Card Ending Soon!

UPDATE: This offer has expired. The 100,000 point increased offer from the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN is coming to an end in just a few days! While this sounds like an unbelievable offer for those who are familiar with the Starwood program, this is actually their common “increased” offer. Remember, now…

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Marriott’s New “Non-Mega” MegaBonus Promotion

The first MegaBonus promotion after the Marriott/Starwood merger is here, but unfortunately there is nothing “mega” about it. This promotion runs September 26 through January 31, 2019, but you must register by January 7, 2019. There are two different ways to earn points with this promotion: Earn 2,000 bonus points on all stays of two or more nights…

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Should You Go For Marriott Platinum Premier Status? It is Actually Worth It?

Last month, Marriott introduced a new lifetime status level – Platinum Premier Elite. While you’ll be able to earn this status on a yearly basis, this is the only year where you’ll actually be able to earn this top tier status for life. Since you have to earn this status by the time the ball…

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Marriott’s Lifetime Calculations Might Be Correct

Last week I reported that Marriott went ahead and changed members lifetime status numbers overnight. What your account shows in regards to lifetime nights might be significantly different today then what it showed a week ago. When I initially merged my two accounts, my new account showed me that I had 954 lifetime nights combined. I…

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Best Credit Card to Maximize Your Marriott and Starwood Points

With the recent Marriott and Starwood merger, many readers are wondering which credit card to use on everyday spend to maximize their Marriott and Starwood points. Now with so many Starwood/Marriott/Ritz-Carlton credit cards, it is hard to figure out which one will be best for you depending on your everyday spend. There are actually even…

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Marriott Changing Lifetime Status Numbers Overnight

The Marriott and Starwood merger has been pretty much a disaster. The two programs combined on August 18th and still almost three weeks later, information is still not accurate. It also looks like Marriott did some sort of adjustment overnight last night and now numbers towards Lifetime status are very different then what they were…

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Last Day to Apply for Marriott and Starwood Credit Cards Before Restrictions Put in Place Tomorrow!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR MANY MARRIOTT AND STARWOOD CREDIT CARDS! This may or may not impact you, so make sure to read the restrictions below! Starting tomorrow, August 26, 2018, you will be restricted on being approved for all of the Marriott and Starwood credit cards if you have applied for any of…

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My Family’s Strategy with Applying for the SPG Luxury Card

The Starwood Preferred Guest Luxury Card from American Express launched just a few days ago and I must admit I am disappointed with the offer. Related post. While a 100,000 point offer looks great on paper, we need to remember that this is now 100,000 Marriott points NOT 100,000 Starwood points. This means it is the equivalent to…

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100,000 Bonus Points with the Starwood Luxury Card, You Might Only Have Two Days to Apply!

The much anticipated Starwood Preferred Guest Luxury Card from American Express is now available, although I am slightly disappointed with the sign up offer. The card launched with a 100,000 welcome offer, but I was hoping for at least 125,000 points! And while 100,000 points might sound like a lot just remember that not all…

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