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Oct 12

Marriott And The Cosmpolitan: An Unusual Las Vegas Winner

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I feel like it’s Las Vegas week on Wheel of Fortune, but the mileage version. But it’s my last day here in the sun, so the very cool tie-up between Marriott and The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas (CLV, for space purposes) makes the papers today. As loyalty programs have expanded, they have started to encourage cross-industry …

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Sep 20

Earning Elite Status With No Stays Or Flights?

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about elite status, which gives you extra perks and points at hotels and airlines, based on your past business.* Certain benefits, such as extra points, are generally valuable, while others, like a special check-in desk (which is never manned at hotels) or free local phone calls, have almost no …

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Sep 18

Increased Airline Elite Status Through The Starwood/Marriott Merger (Or Vice Versa)

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Mergers are generally not viewed as favorable for consumers. By concentrating power in fewer, rather than more, suppliers, the merged companies are often able to increase pricing, since there are fewer competitors. Sometimes, though, combining benefits can work in your favor. Such is the case when it comes from earning airline elite status* through your …

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Sep 14

Marriott’s Greatest Dessert Ever

Yesterday, I wrote a post in defense of Marriott. Today, well, I’m not sure… Donut Disturb   I’m assuming that this is one of those products created to generate publicity, like the $5,000 hamburger or the Golden Opulence Sundae. Yes, all your decadent dreams can now come true as you and 37 friends munch on …

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Sep 13

In Defense Of Marriott…

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“You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.” -William Randolph Hearst There’s nothing that generates clicks on a website faster than the hint of a good story (Come to think of it, I should have titled this page, “Four things you didn’t know about Marriott. #2 will horrify you!”). Whether it’s the Spanish-American war …

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Sep 09

Two New Hotel Promos: Marriott And Starwood

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Marriott and Starwood have introduced their “not-so-fourth-quarter” promos (for the period September 12-January 15, which is four months). One is good and one is not so good. And personally, I was surprised by the good one. Regardless, don’t forget to register for the promotions or you might not get anything. Marriott’s MegaBonus Marriott wins the …

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Jul 09

Get Extra Hotel Points For Having A Messy Room!

It’s every teenager’s dream: Not only do you get to have a messy room but you also get rewarded for doing so! And now it can be your dream, too. Going Green for Points Corporations are winning points for environmental awareness. Consumers are increasingly concerned with a company’s impact on society and are rewarding those …

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Jun 07

Marriott Releases “Hidden” Promotion

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Every quarter,* the major hotel companies launch major promotions (which are more comprehensive than the minor ones interspersed throughout the period). Marriott has launched theirs. Sort of. Marriott MegaBonus Marriott’s second quarter promotion was actually released over a month ago but, due to a technical error, many people didn’t get it. You had to know …

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Dec 20

Hotel Promos And A Thank You

This will be the last post before the new year. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.   We’re starting to see the early promotions for 2017’s first quarter. Here are two of them: Marriott MegaBonus Marriott is not the most creative company in the world when it comes to promotions, with the …

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Dec 19

The Best Rebate from Marriott Is from…A Search Engine?

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I’m an early booker, and starting to make vacation plans for next year. I recently switched my hotel loyalty from Starwood to Marriott, so I get a number of promotions emailed to me. As I’ve discussed before, you should be getting cash back on each and every hotel booking that you make, but I hadn’t …

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