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by Hilary Stockton on 12/31/2016
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Posts Tagged ‘Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)’
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Square_50k_lufthansa_miles___more_card_and_other_expiring_offers
8/29/2015
  The 50K Lufthansa Miles & More card offer and several other offers are expiring soon, so here's a roundup, in case any of these cards or offers are ones you don't want to miss: 1. 50K Lufthansa Miles &...
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