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IHG Hobbles Its Free Night Award

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It was good while it lasted. Intercontinental Group (IHG) appears to be significantly devaluing the free night that comes with its $49 credit card. 70,000 to 40,000 Starting with free nights issued after May 1, Chase and IHG are modifying what I called the best credit deal in the industry: A free night at any …

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Credit Cards: Rewards Versus Benefits

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I got a survey a few days ago asking me about the benefits of my Delta Reserve Credit Card, and it got me thinking about a subject that I already spend too much time thinking about: credit cards that I own that I would never actually use. This post is going to be best for …

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Update On The Marriott Credit Card

The Marriott/Starwood merger has been in the news recently. Yesterday, it issued a press release regarding the future of its credit card business. Multiple Marriott Credit Card Issuers The Marriott/Starwood merger meant that the new parent had a big decision to make regarding its credit card partner. Marriott had traditionally issued cards through Chase, while …

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What We Learned From Marriott

Every quarter, publicly traded companies report earnings to Wall Street and provide commentary on the quarter. Marriott’s turn was last night, and it’s one that I pay particular attention to, since it is now the owner of both all of the Marriott brands and all of the former Starwood brands. What they say matters. What …

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Around The Industry: Tuesday Tidbits

JetBlue Is Enhancing Boarding Finding the fastest way to board an aircraft has proven to be the Gordian Knot of the airline industry. Just about every method has been tried, with every attempt generating roughly the same level of success (or failure, as the case may be). The airlines could take a big step toward …

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High End Credit Cards

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High-end cards are the belle of the ball these days in the credit card world. They generate tremendous fees for the banks that issue them while offering consumers big benefits, such as travel credits and lounge access. Somewhere in there, the banks assume that you will become more loyal to the card and use it …

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Delta Improves Elite Benefits, Marriott And Chase Shoots for Small Businesses

Delta Remembers Their Elite Members Over the past few years, Delta has slowly been transitioning its rewards program from a mileage-based one to a revenue-based one. In other words, the customers who got the biggest rewards were the ones that spent the most money, as opposed to those who flew the most miles (which I …

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Highest Ever Hilton Amex Offer and a Darn Good Southwest Chase Card

The Hilton Surpass Card – 100,000 Points Apparently, the card bonus wars aren’t over among issuers, as Hilton raises the bar to six figures. Through May 4, The Surpass Card from American Express is offering 100,000 to sign up and spend $3,000 within your first three months as a cardholder. I’ve never seen a bonus …

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Chase Giveth, Chase Taketh Away and American Addeth…

There’s some interesting stuff related to Chase floating around on the Interweb today, as well as a nice touch from American Airlines for delayed flights. Here’s a look: Chase giveth… Chase is back with another great Marriott Rewards card. In fact, this is the best one that I’ve ever seen. Not only does it offer …

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The Hilton 4Q promotion is actually quite good (Oh, yeah, there’s a Marriott offer, too.)

Hilton just announced its promotion for the fourth quarter, and it’s actually a good one. From September 1-December 31, you will earn double points for stays for Monday-Thursday nights, and triple points on Fri-Sun nights. Only base points (10 per dollar spent) are doubled and you need to register here, but that’s about the extent …

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