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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 dissapointed with the sign up offer. The card launched with a 100,000 welcome offer, but I was hoping for at least 125,000 points! Usually with premier cards we see a much higher offer, but this is the…

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Merge Your Marriott and Starwood Accounts to See Your Combined Info!

Even though you might have linked your Marriott and Starwood accounts awhile ago, you still need to manually merge your accounts to see your combined info (your accounts will NOT automatically be merged). Right now, your Marriott account only shows your Marriott info and your Starwood account only shows your Starwood info. There is really…

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Figuring Out Your Marriott and Starwood Lifetime Status Numbers

While Marriott and Starwood have officially merged their loyalty program, you probably do not yet see your information combined. The option to merge your accounts is not yet available, so do not panic! You also might not even see the correct information in your respective programs, but I’d give it a few days for everything to…

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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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