The Best Ways to Redeem Marriott Points on Star Alliance

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

When Marriott and SPG were finally integrated in August, it took on a unique distinction. One of the largest hotel loyalty programs in the world now has more airline partners than any other transferable points currency (including Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards). These credit card programs typically deliver most of their value …

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Here’s Why Bank Application Restrictions Have Made Marriott Points the Best Hotel Points to Earn (And It Has Nothing to Do With Free Hotel Stays)

Written by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

The harder something is to get the more valuable it’s going to be.  That’s why if you’re lucky enough to stumble across an amazing deal that’s easy to get in on, it won’t last long.  And it’s also the reason I’m focusing on earning Marriott points – over all other hotel points – in 2019. …

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Baffled by Bonvoy? Check Out These 7 Other Branding Failures

It’s official: Bonvoy is the name of Marriott’s new  loyalty program, combining the SPG, Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs under the world’s largest hotel chain roof. The name was first leaked back in November 2018, to much groaning and face-palming from TPG readers and beyond. But despite the public outcry, Marriott executives moved forward …

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It’s Official: ‘Bonvoy’ Is New Name for Combined Marriott Rewards, SPG and Ritz-Carlton Rewards

Written by Nick Ewen @ The Points Guy

Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and Ritz-Carlton Rewards were officially integrated on August 18 of last year, and over the last few months, the rumor mill has been swirling with a single question: What will the combined program’s name be and when will the programs officially become one? In November, leaked information seemed to indicate …

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Now You Can Request a Hilton Diamond Status Extension Through March 31, 2020

Written by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

Were you unable to hit your re-qualification goals with Hilton in 2018? If you have Hilton Honors Diamond status that’s expiring this March and you weren’t able to successfully re-qualify, you may be eligible to request a status extension with Hilton. If you want to take advantage of the status extension, you’ll need to apply …

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