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Mar 22

60/70/80: Credit Card Offers Are Heading Up

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One of the benefits of intense bank competition is that they are willing to pay increasingly higher costs to acquire each new customer. In the case of credit cards, those acquisition costs include the sign-up bonuses that they will pay you when you get approved for the card and meet a minimal level of spending. …

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Mar 13

Marriott Expands Benefits with United Airlines

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In the mid-1980s, United Airlines decided that it was time to consolidate the travel industry. The CEO, Richard Ferris, felt that he could achieve massive economies of scale by buying up hotels and a rental car agency, allowing consumers to book their entire vacation with one telephone call (For my younger readers, a “telephone” is …

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Mar 10

Environmental Sins And Mobile Madness…

Citi Violates The Environment… Okay, look, I try to remain apolitical in this blog, but seriously, Citi, exactly how much cardboard do you need to hold a credit card? My new Citi AA Executive Card came yesterday and, to say the least, it was over-packaged. Keep in mind that we’re talking about a credit card. …

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Feb 19

Marriott Redemptions: Hotel Nights And Miles

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Note: I’m going to be out of town for the next two weeks. Posts will be fewer and further between.   A few weeks ago, I discussed the Hilton Honors program, which allows you to earn both hotel points and miles when you stay at a Hilton property. But it works in reverse, as well: …

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Nov 30

Is The “New” Marriott Credit Card Really The Highest Reward Offered?

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One site that keeps me up to date in the credit card world is Doctor of Credit. A few days ago, the site mentioned a new version of the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card, which some people labeled a “150,000 bonus points” card. Not quite. The Bonus Card That Isn’t  It’s not a bad deal, …

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Sep 24

You Can Now Link Your Marriott And Starwood Accounts

With final approval having been granted, Marriott and Starwood have started the integration process. And now, you can link your accounts. Benefits Of Linking Linking your accounts will let you move points back and forth between the Marriott Rewards (MR) program and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). You can also match elite status between the program. …

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Aug 15

Marriott Elite Status (Without A Stay)

There’s a decent chance that Marriott Rewards is going to end up being your BFF, whether you like it or not. If you are currently a Starwood Preferred Guest Customer or will simply want access to the widest network of hotels, you’ll be spending a lot of time with our Bethesda-based friends. There’s a trade-off …

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Aug 10

The Olympics of Hotel Elite Status: Part One

Travelers, including myself, often put a lot of emphasis on airline elite status. Let’s face it: The gap between bottom tier and top tier can make a huge difference in how comfortably you fly and the fees you pay. Not as many people spend time thinking about hotel elite status. The reason, I suspect, is that …

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May 25

Marriott Summer Promotion – 10,000 Bonus Points

I hope that this isn’t all that there is. Marriott just announced its summer promotion, allowing you to earn up to 10,000 bonus miles. As a quarterly promotion goes, this one is extremely weak. The Details On the plus side, it’s easy to understand. Register online (through the “My Promotions” link in your account) and …

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Apr 26

A Marriott Promotion for New Members

I write a lot about promotions for members of existing programs, but what if you are new to one? Marriott’s current “You Can Fly” promotion is a decent start. The Terms YCF offers new members up to 35,000 bonus points based on the number of stays that you have (one check-in and check-out, no matter …

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