Featured_starwood_luxury_privileges_benefits_and_how_to_book
Romantic Travel
by Hilary Stockton on 2/18/2017
Rewards Credit Cards
Posts Tagged ‘Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)’
Square_starwood_luxury_privileges_benefits_and_how_to_book
2/18/2017
  Starwood Luxury Privileges is Starwood's preferred partner program, available exclusively when reserving through TravelSort or another Starwood Luxury Privileges travel advisor. Benefits are similar to Virtuoso and Four Seasons Preferred Partner, and include an upgrade if available at check-in; daily...
Square_35k_spg_amex_and_35k_spg_business_amex_bonus_offers
2/16/2017
  There are 35K SPG AMEX and 35K SPG Business AMEX signup bonus offers again available, nearly one year after the first 35K SPG AMEX bonus offer appeared last March 3, 2016. The normal signup bonus for each of these cards is...
Square_how_we_earned_1_million_miles_and_points_in_2016_without_flying
12/31/2016
How was your 2016 in travel, including frequent flyer miles and points? For us, miles and points are very much a means to an end: flying international first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels and resorts...
Square_buy_spg_points_at_50_percent_off
11/1/2016
  You can buy SPG Starpoints at 50% off, if targeted. If you are, you could buy up to 30,000 Starpoints at 50% off, for $525 instead of $1050, which is buying them at 1.75 cents per point. That's a...
Square_30k_spg_amex_bonus_offer
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...
Square_2x_spg_points_and_amex_membership_rewards_points_at_small_businesses
10/16/2016
  AMEX is offering 2X points at small businesses through the end of 2016, after you enroll your card. Best of all, the offer applies to SPG AMEX cards, as well as AMEX Membership Rewards cards such as the AMEX...
Square_earn_more_spg_starpoints_with_marriott_visa_bonuses
9/25/2016
  Now that you can Link Your SPG and Marriott Accounts and Transfer Points, it's a good time to earn more Starpoints with Marriott visa signup bonuses. Specifcally, if you qualify for both cards, and add an authorized user to the...
Square_link_spg_and_marriott_accounts
9/23/2016
  You can now link your SPG and Marriott accounts and transfer points: 1000 SPG Starpoints = 3000 Marriott Rewards points, and 1000 Marriott points = 333 Starpoints. This is a better ratio than I expected, so credit is due...
Square_spg_amex_with_2_free_nights_at_category_1-5_hotels-not_worth_it
9/22/2016
  There's an SPG AMEX 2 Free Night offer, which is frankly disappointing, compared to the usual 35K SPG AMEX offer that typically appears around this time in September. Here are the offer details, and then I'll describe why I...
Square_review-st_regis_moscow_nikolskaya-swimming_pool
9/19/2016
  This Review of St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya is part of a new Russia trip report that includes St. Petersburg. Visiting Russia? See all of our posts tagged Russia. Prior posts include: Review: Hotel Astoria St. Petersburg, Russia Review: Astoria Cafe, St....
Square_spg_10k_bonus_offer_for_starwood_business_amex
9/13/2016
  A 10K SPG Bonus Offer is Targeted to some Starwood Preferred Guest Business Card AMEX members. To see if you're eligible, go to this link. Here are the offer details: Earn an additional 5,000 Starpoints after you spend $5,000...
Square_nyc_broadway_week-two_for_one_tickets_september_5-18
8/19/2016
  NYC Broadway Week offers two for one tickets on select shows for the two weeks of September 5-18. While we rarely see Broadway shows, I'll be taking advantage of this to take my son to his first musical, and...
Square_a_pathetic_ana_bonus_credit_card_offer_and_ana_award_chart_sweet_spots
8/16/2016
  I received a 10K ANA credit card bonus offer via email today, which is pathetic by U.S. credit card bonus standards. Here are the details, and then we'll move on to other points transfer options to get ANA miles...
Square_starwood_targeted_promotion-free_night_award-double_elite_credit-extra_starpoints-or_nothing
8/11/2016
A Starwood Promotion is targeted to select SPG members, and could give you double elite credit, extra Starpoints....or nothing at all. Go to the SPG promotion link to check what your SPG offer is, if anything. Note that as a TravelSort...
Square_amex_refer_a_friend-up_to_55k_bonus_points_with_amex_business_platinum
5/19/2016
  Update: My AMEX Business Platinum referral now works. AMEX Refer a Friend could earn you up to 55K Membership Rewards points for AMEX Business Platinum referrals, and up to 55K SPG Starpoints for SPG Business AMEX referrals. Before you...
Square_our_2016_miles_and_points_progress
5/2/2016
  What are Your 2016 Travel Goals? For us, miles and points are not the goal, but they are crucial in enabling us to fly first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels we really want to...
Square_50k_lufthansa_miles_and_more_bonus_offer_returns
4/5/2016
  A 50,000 Lufthansa Miles & More World MasterCard bonus offer has returned, and I've added it to the Best Travel Credit Cards page.   Here are the offer details: 20,000 Miles & More miles after first purchase Additional 30,000 Miles & More...
Square_how_long_for_spg_starpoints_to_transfer_to_aadvantage-cathay_pacific_first_class
3/14/2016
  How long do SPG points take to transfer to AAdvantage? This is an especially relevant question as we get down to the wire for booking Cathay Pacific First Class, JAL First Class, JAL Sky Suite Business Class, Etihad A380...
Square_35k_spg_amex_and_35k_spg_business_amex
3/3/2016
  There are 35K SPG AMEX and 35K SPG Business AMEX signup bonus offers now, the best signup bonus these cards have ever offered. The normal signup bonus for each of these cards is 25,000 Starpoints, and each year (usually...
Square_airline_credit_cards_or_hotel_credit_cards_a_better_deal
1/3/2016
  Are airline credit cards or hotel credit cards a better deal? The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article from Scott McCartney's The Middle Seat column, entitled "Time to Rethink Your Airline Credit Card," which claims that cards tied...
Get Free Email Blog Updates
Popular Articles
Square_match_to_60k_bonus_for_citi_aadvantage_platinum_select
1/15/2017
  It's possible to be matched to a 60,000 bonus AAdvantage miles offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select, by sending Citi a secure message. Recently I wrote that there's a 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select offer without the 24...
Square_100k_amex_platinum_bonus_offer-act_now
11/23/2016
  Update: Application Link has expired. Please see Best Travel Credit Cards for the current best credit card offers.  -------- A 100K AMEX Platinum Bonus Offer is available--act fast if you haven't had this card before and want the 100,000 Membership Rewards...
Square_chase_private_client_arts_and_culture_card_benefits_2017
2/3/2017
  The Chase Private Client Arts and Culture Card offers complimentary admission for the cardholder and guest (sometimes several guests) at museums and cultural attractions in NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Seattle, Florida, Arizona and Texas. It...
Square_eno_wine_bar_review-restaurant
11/23/2016
  This review of Seasons and ENO Wine Bar at Four Seasons Washington DC is part of a Washington DC trip report. For prior posts, please see: Four Seasons Washington DC Hotel Review Review: The Red Hen, Washington, DC Four...
Square_how_we_earned_1_million_miles_and_points_in_2016_without_flying
12/31/2016
How was your 2016 in travel, including frequent flyer miles and points? For us, miles and points are very much a means to an end: flying international first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels and resorts...
Square_chase_freedom_2017_5x_categories-gas_stations-local_commuter_transportation-grocery_stores
12/16/2016
  The Chase Freedom 2017 5X Categories are now available for Q1 and Q2, and you can activate your Q1 2017 5X categories now. Here's the Chase Freedom 2017 5X Calendar so far, also pictured above: Q1 2017 Gas Stations...
Rewards Credit Cards