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Book Your Marriott and Starwood Hotels NOW! New Award Chart Tomorrow for Combined Program!

Tomorrow is the big day. The day you’ve been reading about on this blog and every other single travel, points, and miles blog. August 18th is the day that the Marriott and Starwood loyalty program are merging and when everything we once new is fully changing! While there are many things changing such as status,…

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If You Just Want Miles, Marriott’s Travel Packages are Still a Great Option

NowAs I wrote about a few days ago, Marriott still doesn’t know isn’t telling us how they are going to map unattached travel package certificates to the new award chart. They say we will know on August 18th (when the official merge of the Marriott and Starwood loyalty programs happen), so of course they know…

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Need to Book a Marriott or Starwood Hotel for Next Week, Book Now!

As you all know by now (I am assuming!), the Marriott and Starwood loyalty programs are combining in just a few days on August 18th. We’ve been told that the website will go down at midnight (eastern standard time) and the system will be offline for several hours. While they hope that the system will…

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Marriott Still Doesn’t Know How They are Going to Handle Existing Travel Packages

August 18th is only a few days away and that means the Marriott and Starwood loyalty programs are soon to be one. While I’ve covered extensively how the point structure will change and that you want to book points NOW for hotels that are going up in price, one thing that is still unknown is…

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Combining Your Marriott and Starwood Account will NOT Change How you Earn Status

We recently learned that Marriott and Starwood will officially combine their two loyalty programs on August 18th. While this date is only a few weeks away, it fortunately does not impact earning status for this year or even lifetime status. As I wrote about a few days ago, you still have all of 2018 to…

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The New Starwood Luxury Card is Coming August 23rd… Perfect Timing Before Restrictions Put in Place

Awhile ago, it was announced that a new “Premier” card would be joining the Marriott/Starwood family of cards in August. This is a card that I’ve been anxiously awaiting for due to the potential huge sign up offer and favorable benefits. However, last week, we then found out that Marriott was going to start restricting…

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The Starwood Business Card is Now Offering 100,000 Bonus Points!

The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN just upped their welcome bonus were you can now earn 100,000. While this sounds like an unbelievable offer for those who are familiar with the Starwood program, this is actually their common “increased” offer. Remember, starting August 18th, the Marriott and Starwood loyalty programs will…

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You Still Have All of 2018 to Earn Marriott Lifetime Status

Earlier this week, Marriott announced that August 18th is the official date when the Marriott and Starwood loyalty programs will combine. Now, if you’ve been trying to earn lifetime status with the program, you do not have to rush and earn the status within the next few weeks. Despite the August 18th date, you actually…

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Marriott Will Be Restricting Marriott and Starwood Credit Card Applications

It looks like Marriott is going to start limiting the number of credit cards an individual can have starting August 26th. The rules by no means make sense, are quite confusing, and are definitely not in our favor! Fortunately though, they have given us a month to figure out our credit card application strategy. It seems…

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Marriott and Starwood are Combining, But You Can Still Earn Elite Status Easier

Yesterday I wrote about the official date when the loyalty programs of Marriott and Starwood become one. August 18th incase you didn’t read that post! While the loyalty programs will be combined and all points will pool into one account, if you are a Starwood person, you still have the opportunity earning elite status with the current…

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