Marriott Bonvoy UK SPG American Express Conversion

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Marriott Bonvoy and American Express have been sending out messages to their affiliated credit cardholders in the UK informing them  about product changes taking place next month. The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card is switching to Marriott Bonvoy branding with some changes instituted at the same time. You can access Marriott Bonvoy here. READ […]

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These are the hottest hotels you can book in the Caribbean right now

Written by Nick Ellis @ The Points Guy

January just isn’t fun. Not only does the month itself seem to drag on longer than any other, but there’s a chance you’re doing Dry January and haven’t had a drink since your last glass of bubbly on New Year’s Eve. And, the cold. Oh, the cold. By this point, it’s no longer “cute” or …

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Marriott Bonvoy Best Rate Guarantee Update (Previously Look No Further)

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Marriott Bonvoy called its Best Rate Guarantee (BRG)-program Look No Further (LNF) for years but has now reverted to the industry standard. There has been a slight change in the program that Marriott has quietly instituted. Design Hotels became non-LNF participating at the end of 2018 (read more here), but has now been added back […]

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How I used a $330 business-class deal, free night certificate and points to vacation in Aruba

Written by Samantha Rosen @ The Points Guy

I just got back from an actual, no-doubt-about-it vacation in Aruba — and it was exactly what the doctor ordered. Not just because I needed an actual vacation (use your PTO days, people!), but because I had some clever tricks up my sleeve when I booked my flights and hotels. Allow me to explain. It …

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You can rent a luxurious private igloo at a hotel for less than $300

Written by Samantha Rosen @ The Points Guy

There’s no such thing as “winter blues” when you’re eating and drinking in an igloo. That is, if the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Washington, has anything to say about it. The four-star hotel just opened the transparent-walled igloos and people can’t get enough. The hotel announced it would open the igloos Tuesday evening and …

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The best credit cards to get for an almost-free Caribbean vacation

Written by Andrea M. Rotondo @ The Points Guy

It’s the dead of winter and you need a beach vacation with lots of sun — as soon as possible. We get it. We also get that you might be trying to keep your budget in check, so you’re looking for a Caribbean vacation without a big credit card bill waiting at the end of …

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Compensation Clinic: Residence Inn Orlando Convention Center Bed Type Guarantee Claimed ($$$)

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Compensation Clinic this week comes from a reader who stayed at the Residence Inn By Marriott Orlando Convention Center this week and didn’t receive his bed type as booked. Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover a Compensation […]

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How to book Atlantis in the Bahamas with points and miles

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

Growing up, I always dreamed of visiting the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Television commercials portrayed it as a kids’ haven with a massive waterpark, thrilling water slides, shark tanks and what seemed like an obscene number of fun activities. Vacationing at Atlantis, however, was expensive — at least that is what …

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How Does W’s Momo Compare to Bliss?

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

We reported in December (read more here) that Marriott’s W hotels were moving away from loved Bliss products and introducing Momo that you can buy from Walmart. Marriott PR released a press release about this change this Wednesday. We would like to know what our readers think of this? Do they prefer Momo over Bliss? […]

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Unlock incredible value by using your free-night certificate at Category 7 Marriott properties

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

Last year, Marriott switched to dynamic award pricing, which means that award rates for hotels now contain three different tiers: peak, off-peak and standard. While this has meant that many properties have seen an unfortunate surge in the per-night cost, it has also opened up some very high-end properties to holders of Marriott’s anniversary free-night …

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Earn up to 10,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points for stays in New York City

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

Heading to New York City soon? You’re in luck, because Marriott Bonvoy has launched its latest promotion offering 2,000 bonus points per night at hotels in and around the Big Apple. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter. As originally reported by Frequent Flyer Bonuses, here …

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Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/13/20 – Staples VGC deal; AS, AA, UA portal bonuses; Marriott issues & deals; Ticket Club

Written by Craig at Middle Age Miles @ Middle Age Miles

New week, new Middle Age Miles News & Notes column – several interesting things to cover today: 1 – Visa Gift Card deal underway at Staples From now through Saturday, January 18, purchase a $200 Visa gift card (VGC) in-store…

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How to visit West Africa on points after ‘Year of Return’

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

If you were logged on social media in the past few weeks, you might’ve seen several Facebook friends, Instagram followers — even your own cousins — in Ghana over the holiday season. If you missed the memo and felt the familiar rush of FOMO, you aren’t the only one. But why the dash to West …

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The Upgrade You Don’t Want, Best Spot For Bags In Overhead, NYC Hotel’s Adults Only Mini Golf, AwardWallet & Chase’s New Rule, & More!

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like,…
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