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Using SPG and Marriott Points for a Ski Vacation? These 12 Hotels Will Require Many More Points!

August 1 is just around the corner which means the new Marriott/SPG award chart will go into affect. Many hotels are changing the number of points required – some better, some worse. But for the ones that will require more points, you will want to book NOW! Or at least by the end of the…

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Staying at Disney is Getting Much More Expensive with Marriott and Starwood

August 1st is just a few weeks away and that means the new Marriott and Starwood award chart and hotel categories are rolling out soon. While some areas are benefiting, those looking to stay at a nice resort near Disney World are getting hit hard.Here are some of the Disney World area resorts that I…

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Marriott 100,000 Point Offer Ending!

UPDATE: This offer has expired. The Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card offer of 100,000 bonus points is ending in just a few days. This credit card was recently introduced and is one of the two new Marriott/Starwood credits cards surfacing this year and part of the future of Marriott! This is an extremely generous offer as…

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2 Ways to Earn Marriott Lifetime Platinum Premier Status… I am Earning This Status!

August is only a few months away which is a big month for Starwood and Marriott – at that point their loyalty program will be fully merged! It will also be a big month for many loyal Starwood and Marriott members as “lifetime” status numbers will be combined, meaning many folks will be eligible to…

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Is Marriott Platinum Premier Lifetime Status Actually Worth It?

Starting in August, Marriott is introducing new status levels. There will be 5 different status levels available. In the current Marriott program, Platinum Elite is the highest status, but they are now introducing a higher level Platinum Premier status. Before 2018 ends, many people (myself included) are trying to chase lifetime status. This is because…

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Figuring Our Your Nights, Points, and Years Towards Marriott and Starwood Lifetime Status!

Knowing how many nights, points, and years of status in both the Marriott and Starwood program is crucial. As you probably already know by now, Marriott and Starwood are fully combining their programs in August 2018 and is being extremely generous in honoring lifetime status for both current Marriott and Starwood programs. While they are…

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