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by Hilary Stockton on 12/20/2016
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Square_3000_amex_points_after_200_marriott_spend
12/20/2016
  Check your AMEX Offers for 3000 Membership Rewards points after Marriott spend of $200 or more. If you're targeted, this is better than the previous AMEX offer of 2000 AMEX points after Marriott spend of $100 or more, that...
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11/3/2016
Several AMEX Offers are being targeted to card members now, and there are some better travel-related offes than I've seen for awhile. Generally, at least for my AMEX cards, the past few months have had pretty abysmal offers, for retailers...
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10/28/2016
  A 30K SPG AMEX bonus offer is available, although it may take several attempts with Google Chrome in an Incognito Web page to see it.  The usual signup bonus for the Starwood Preferred Guest AMEX is 25,000 Starpoints, and the...
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3/28/2016
  This Residence Inn LAX Airport Hotel Review is part of a new trip report on Bora Bora and Tahiti luxury resorts, dining and activities. For the prior posts, please see Review: American A321 Business Class New York to Los Angeles and Paradise!...
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11/16/2015
Marriott will acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts, per the SPG and Marriott press releases today. If approved, the merger would close in mid-2016 The focus is on the scale of the combined entity, which would be the largest hotel company...
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7/16/2015
Can a hotel cancel your confirmed reservation? TravelSort reader Jack writes "About 6 months ago I booked a San Francisco hotel to attend an upcoming wedding of a friend, and received a confirmation. Just last week I was asked to...
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8/5/2014
  Ultimate Rewards Mall and Barclays RewardsBoost bonus deals for August 2014 are out, and you can earn 15X for JC Penney, 10X for Macys, 10X for Sears, 4X for InterContinental Hotels, among other offers. To earn the full bonus for the Ultimate Rewards...
Square_newark_airport_marriott_hotel_review-lobby_and_fireplace
7/8/2014
  This Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott Hotel Review is from our recent stay before an Alaska Airlines flight from NYC EWR to Honolulu, followed by reviews of Hawaii and Maui luxury resorts, dining and activities. Visiting New York? See...
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9/5/2013
  The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card Now Offers a $200 Ritz-Carlton Gift Card (no referral credit to me) in addition to its 70,000 Ritz-Carlton Rewards points, per TravelSort reader Roderick (rodsren on Flyertalk), a better offer than the standard offer that...
Square_activate_chase_freedom_5x_points_q2_2013_for_restaurants-lowes-movie_theaters
3/17/2013
  You can now activate your Chase Freedom 5X Bonus Categories for Q2 2013 which are: Restaurants Lowe's (new bonus category) Movie Theaters Both my husband and I have the Chase Freedom, so that gives us up to $3000 in 5X spend...
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2/17/2013
  What do you do if you have a confirmed reservation for a suite and a hotel downgrades you? This is exactly what happened with my inlaws, who are visiting us this weekend and staying at a nearby Marriott. Since...
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9/18/2012
Apply: Marriott Rewards Premier Visa - 70,000 Points The Marriott Premier Rewards Visa, while not offering as lucrative a signup bonus as the Hyatt Visa, is still a very worthwhile card to get for its 70,000 point signup bonus, even...
Square_ritz_carlton_credit_card_review-70000_points_and_395_fee_waived
6/14/2012
  There's now an offer for the Ritz-Carlton credit card that offers 70,000 points and waives the $395 annual fee, if you apply by July 25, 2012 (note that this not a referral link for me; but it is currently...
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12/22/2011
  Miami held no particular attraction for me when I was growing up in Hawaii. But now that I'm here in NYC, where now that it's winter, it gets dark at 4:30pm, even Miami's hour of extra daylight and balmier...
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8/2/2011
    One question I often get asked by readers is whether to focus credit card spend on airline credit cards, or whether it makes sense to earn points with hotel programs instead. While the Starwood American Express credit card...
Square_php8mx0efpm
6/21/2011
I’ve always been amazed by the lack of verification required to make or change an airline or hotel reservation, especially when booking a reward for someone else. Funny enough, I say this as someone that spends most of their time...
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12/28/2012
Update: See our recent post, Is Mid-Tier Hotel Elite Status Worth It? Back in February I posted a comparison of the top tier hotel benefits of the five major hotel chains. While there are some programs that are clearly more...
Square_php8mx0efpm
3/15/2011
Much like airplane food, airport hotels seem to have a bad reputation. To a large extent that’s understandable, given that they’re usually not destination hotels. Typically people are selecting airport hotels by price, if they’re selecting them at all. A...
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2/15/2011
Last week I compared the top tier elite benefits of the five major hotel chains. I spent a considerable amount of time detailing how many points top tier elite members earn, though didn’t put that into perspective in terms of...
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2/8/2011
While most people see the value of elite status with airlines, many seem to overlook just how rewarding elite status can be with hotel chains. That’s not to say that “Pricelining” hotels is a bad strategy, but rather that you...
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