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May 18

Starwood Launches Take Three Promo (And It’s Good)

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There’s a rule with promotion descriptions: the shorter the description, the better, and this one will be short. I’ve been disappointed in some of Starwood’s previous promotions, but the Take Three bonus* looks like a pretty good one. Here are the details: Take Three — Up to Triple Base Points On a standalone basis, Starwood’s …

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Mar 14

SPG Cardholders: Take Advantage of Your Friends

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Got a Starwood Preferred Guest credit card? Want a friend to get one? Here’s a little chance to pick up something extra. 5,000 SPG Points to Refer A Friend Banks know that their best advocates are often their current cardholders. That’s why they are often willing to refer you for referring a friend. Starwood will …

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Jan 23

SPG And Uber Underwhelm

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SPG and Uber have modified their points-earning agreement and, as modifications usually go, it’s a downgrade. You’ll Earn Fewer Points Chastity: I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be ‘whelmed’?Bianca: I think you can in Europe. -From the movie Ten Things I Hate About You Whelming …

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Oct 11

When Good Wyndhams Go Bad…

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Today may have seen the oddest story of the year. It was on and off even faster than I had a chance to write about it. Wyndham And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Wyndham was riding high. Money Magazine had recently named them the best hotel loyalty program and their unique rewards program, …

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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 23

Two New Promos: JetBlue and Starwood

Part of the fun of this game is finding all of the promos that are out there. Today, I saw two new ones, including one that doesn’t require any stays, flights or dollars spent on your part. JetBlue “Go All Over” Before we get started, I’d like to remind my readers of one thing: I …

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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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Mar 03

Starwood Amex Card Now at 35,000 Points

Starwood and American Express just upped the offer on the credit card to 35,000 points, which I believe sets the high bar for this card. While other hotels offer cards from 40,000-80,000 points, it’s also worth noting that Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) sets rates lower than its competitors, too, so each point is more valuable …

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Feb 08

The Best Ways to Earn Points from Uber

Back in the early 2000’s, I used to joke that I was never going to pay for anything on the internet because everything seemed to be free. New companies were popping up every day and they had so much investor money that they were giving away products just to drive traffic to their sites. Eventually, …

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Jan 29

Airbnb Goes Themed and a Las Vegas Starwood Promotion

Apparently, the Airbnb market has gotten pretty competitive. Over the long run, that should be good for customers, as competition will lower prices. To keep prices higher, some properties are going to interesting lengths to generate a premium. The Netflix Suite It’s a hotel room! It’s a movie theater! No, wait, it’s both! Yes, for …

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