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Keep Your Marriott Perks: Buy Back Your 2016 Status With Points

If you had Marriott Elite status last year, but didn’t earn it for 2017, you can spend points to extend your status an extra year!

Via View From the Wing, Marriott’s yearly offer to buy back your elite status has returned.  Until March 31, 2017, you can use points to keep your elite status in 2017.  But it might not be a good deal for you!

Keep Your Marriott Perks Buy Back Your 2016 Status With Points

Having a Hard Time Giving Up Your Elite Status? Buy It Back With Points!

I’ll help you decide if this is a good deal for your situation.

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Top 7 Travel Cards for January 2017

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to travel more, you’ll be happy to know there are some exciting sign-up offers in the miles & points world!

Certain credit cards are offering great sign-up bonuses and perks including airline credits, airport lounge access, and more.  And a few of them can be worth $1,000 or more! 

Top 7 Travel Cards For January 2017

Picture Yourself In a Hammock on the Beach In the Maldives! With Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses, This Could Be You!

I’ll share my top 7 travel credit cards to get Big Travel with Small Money.

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5 Top Miami Beach Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

Considering a trip to Miami Beach to enjoy the city’s famous nightlife and beautiful beaches?  You can use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points for free nights at top hotels in this tropical destination!

Miami Beach is a great spot to escape to during the cold winter months, or for a special occasion like a bachelor or bachelorette party, shopping trip, or anniversary.

Emily loved spending a long weekend there for her birthday a few years ago.  And wants to return to compare the Cuban food of Miami Beach to what she had more recently in Cuba!

Miami Beach Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Escape the Cold and Plan a Getaway to Miami Beach Using Your Starwood, Marriott, & Ritz-Carlton Points!

Here are 5 highly rated hotels in Miami Beach where you can stay using Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood points!

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5 Top New Orleans Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

Planning a trip to New Orleans?  You can use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points for free nights at top hotels in this vibrant city!

And explore the city’s popular restaurants, bars, casinos, and shopping.  Or even make a special trip to celebrate Mardi Gras!  Because sometimes it’s worth it to splurge on a nice hotel. 😉

New Orleans Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Consider Staying at One of These Top 5 Marriott and Starwood Hotels On Your Next Trip to New Orleans

Here are 5 top hotels (that get great reviews!) in New Orleans where you can stay using Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood points.

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5 Top Washington, DC, Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

Considering a trip to Washington, DC?  Remember, you can use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points for free nights at top hotels in our nation’s capital!

Emily and I spent a weekend there a number of years ago and loved visiting spots like the Washington Monument, The White House, and the World War II Memorial.  There’s so much to see and do there!

Washington DC Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Check Out These Top 5 Hotels Where You Can Use Your Marriott or Starwood Points to Save Money During Your Next Trip to Washington, DC

I’ll show you 5 top hotels in Washington, DC, where you can stay using Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood points!

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5 Top San Diego Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

If you’ve never been to San Diego, I highly recommend it!  From the beautiful beaches to top-notch San Diego Zoo to the festive Gaslamp Quarter, there are plenty of reasons to swing by San Diego.

I recently stayed in San Diego during FinCon 2016.  And I loved the city!

San Diego Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

San Diego Is the 2nd Biggest City in California

Here are my top 5 Marriott and Starwood hotels for folks visiting San Diego.  And a budget hotel for folks who want to make their points last longer!

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Earn Double Points With New Marriott, Starwood Promotions

With the Marriott – Starwood merger well underway, it’s not a surprise that both hotel chains have announced similar promotions for stays in early 2017.

With Marriott’s new MegaBonus promotion, you’ll earn 2X Marriott points on your first 3 stays at Marriott hotels (including Ritz-Carlton).  Travel dates are from January 16, 2017, to April 15, 2017.

And Starwood has launched its Double Take promotion, where you’ll earn 2X Starwood points on your first 3 stays, with the same travel dates.

Plus, you can earn additional bonus points with targeted offers.  I’ll explain!

Earn Double Points With New Marriott Starwood Promotions

Earn 2X Points on Your First 3 Marriott or Starwood Stays With These New Bonus Promotions

I’ll show you how to register for each promotion, and help you decide if it’s worth moving paid stays to Marriott and Starwood.

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5 Top San Francisco Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

Considering a trip to the City by the Bay?  San Francisco has lots to offer for folks of all ages.

You can ride a cable car, sample fresh seafood and visit the sea lions at Fisherman’s Wharf, or shop for bargains in the oldest (and largest) Chinatown in North America.

And now that you can transfer Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points between accounts, you can use your points to book award nights at dozens of hotels in the Bay Area.

San Francisco Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Take a Drive Across the Iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Enjoy San Francisco’s Vibrant Culture, History, and Dining

Here are my top 5 Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood hotels for folks visiting San Francisco.

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5 Top Orlando Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

Planning a trip to Orlando and wishing for an affordable hotel stay?  Fairy tales can come true if you have Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points.

Because you can use your Marriott points to stay at Starwood hotels, and vice versa!  So whether you’re visiting for business, family, or Disney World, you’ll have plenty of hotels to choose from.

Orlando Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Headed to Orlando? Here Are the Best Places to Use Your Marriott or Starwood Points for an Enjoyable Stay

Here are 5 highly rated hotels in Orlando where you can stay using Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood points.  And a bonus hotel option for folks who prefer stretching their points by staying at lower category hotels!

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5 Top Australia Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

Visiting Australia?  With Marriott and Starwood points, you could book a free luxury stay in Sydney with views of the Opera House, catch some waves in Gold Coast, or visit a koala sanctuary in Brisbane!

I had a wonderful time when I visited for my mom’s birthday!

And now that you can transfer Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points between accounts, you can use your points to book award nights at lots of hotels throughout the country!

Australia Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Australia Has Lots of Great Destinations, Like the Beautiful Gold Coast, the Metropolis of Melbourne, and the Famous Sydney Harbour!

Here are 5 great Marriott and Starwood hotels for folks visiting Australia.  And a budget hotel for folks who want to stretch their points!

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