Category Archives: Marriott

These Airline & Hotel Cards May Soon Be Harder to Get!

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Chase has been tightening their credit card application policies.  And now there are rumors they’ll apply the stricter rules to co-branded airline and hotel cards, like the Chase Hyatt, Chase IHG Rewards, or Chase United Explorer.

According to Doctor of Credit, Chase may soon stop approving folks for co-branded cards if they’ve opened ~5 or more credit cards (from any bank) in the past 24 months.

These Airline Hotel Cards May Soon Be Harder To Get

Considering Chase Airline or Hotel Cards? You Might Want to Apply Soon Because the Rules May Soon Change!

I do NOT have confirmation of these changes.  But I’ll share what I know and what you should do if you’ve been considering these cards!

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80,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus for Marriott Rewards Premier Card!

Update:   Thanks to reader Tom for pointing out the 2nd offer for the Chase Marriott card is no longer available.  I’ve removed it from the post.

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You can earn 80,000 Marriott points with the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier card when you complete the minimum spending.

And another 7,500 bonus Marriott points when you add an authorized user who makes a purchase within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

That’s more than enough Marriott points for 2 nights at Marriott Category 8 hotels like Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and the Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection.

80,000 Point Sign Up Bonus For Marriott Rewards Premier Card

With 80,000 Marriott Points You Could Be Breathing in the Dry Mountain Air and Soaking Up the Sunshine at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Let’s see where you can go with this card!

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What Will Happen to Your Starwood Points After the Marriott Merger?

Marriott has an upcoming merger with Starwood hotels.  And while details still aren’t clear, there are hints about what might happen to your Starwood points!

What Will Happen To Your Starwood Points After The Marriott Merger

The Marriott-Starwood Merger Is a Real Nail-Biter! I’m Hoping for the Best Outcome for the Future of Starwood Points!

I’ll share a couple of things I found so far about Marriott’s plans for Starwood!

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News You Can Use – Marriott Adds 20+ Hotels, $10 Off Hotels.com, $20 Off Uber, $250 Fee Free at Plastiq

1.   More Ways to Use Your Marriott Points

You can now use your Marriott points to book award nights at 21 Delta hotels (and 14 more will be added in April 2016).  You’ll also earn Marriott points and elite status credits for paid stays at these Delta hotels.

Plus, if you’re a Delta Privileges member, you can take advantage of all your benefits and redeem your points at any Marriott hotel.

Most of these new locations are in Canada, but there’s also 1 in Orlando.

News You Can Use Marriott Adds 20 Hotels 10 Off Hotels.com 20 Off Uber 250 Fee Free At Plastiq

You Can Now Use Your Marriott Points to Stay at the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel! With a Kid’s Splash Area Near the Pool, a Gaming Room, and a Short Drive to Walt Disney World, It’s a Great Spot for Your Next Family Vacation

Here are a few other destinations that look interesting:

Check out the FAQ page for answers to your questions about the merger.

2.   $100 Hotels.com Gift Card for $90

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News You Can Use – Earn 50,000 United Airlines Miles, 2,500 Southwest Points, Free TripIt Pro, & More!

1.   Earn 50,000 United Airlines Miles With a Targeted Card Offer

Link:   Chase United Airlines Card 50,000 Mile Offer (Log-in Required)

Folks on Reddit report a targeted offer for the Chase United Airlines Explorer card when they visit this link and log into their United Airlines account.

If you see the offer, you’ll earn 50,000 United Airlines miles when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of account opening.

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No 50,000 United Airlines Mile Offer for Me! But Check to See If You Were Targeted

You’ll also get a $50 statement credit after your 1st purchase.  And you can add an authorized user to earn 5,000 bonus United Airlines miles after they make a purchase within the 1st 3 months.

I checked my account and only got the regular offer to earn 30,000 United Airlines miles after meeting the minimum spending requirements.  But if you’re targeted, this is a terrific way to earn lots of United Airlines miles.  It’s worth trying!

2.   Earn 2,500 Bonus Southwest Points (Targeted)

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News You Can Use – $10 Off Dunkin Donuts, New Marriott Promo, 3,000 United Airlines Miles, & More

1.   Get $10 When You Load $25+ to Your Dunkin’ Donuts Card

Link:   Visa Checkout Dunkin’ Donuts Offer

Like coffee and donuts?  Via Danny the Deal Guru, you’ll get a $10 bonus when you add $25+ to your Dunkin’ Donuts card and pay with Visa Checkout.

You do NOT have to pay with a Visa card.  Instead, choose a card that earns bonus miles or points on dining purchases.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred card earns 2 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on dining.  And the Citi ThankYou Premier card earns 2 Citi ThankYou points per $1 spent on dining.

You can load your Dunkin’ Donuts card on the promotion page, or mobile app.  This offer expires February 7, 2016, or while supplies last.  And it’s only available once per customer and payment card – so sign-up while you can!

2.   Mystery Wins With Marriott’s MegaBonus Promotion

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Jet Set to Jaipur: Part 3 – ITC Rajputana Hotel Overview

Back in March 2014 when we were a couple, Daraius and I flew to India as part of an around-the-world trip for my parents.  During our journey, we visited India, the Maldives, and Hong Kong.

We took a 4-day trip to Jaipur, a city in the Northern part of India called Rajasthan.  I really like Rajasthan for its historic palaces, extraordinary forts, and excellent shopping.  And we even took a picturesque elephant ride!  It’s different than anywhere else I’ve traveled, and that’s why I liked it so much!

ITC Rajputana Hotel Overview

Mom and Me at the ITC Rajputana – a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel

This series of posts will cover the logistics of getting to Jaipur, the hotel we stayed in, the activities we did, and restaurants we visited.

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