Category Archives: Marriott

Which Hotel Program Is Best for Value and Comfort?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Leslie, commented:

Which hotel points program do you like the most for value, as well as enjoyment of the hotels themselves?

Thanks for the question, Leslie!

I LOVE Hyatt!  They have incredible hotels all over the world.  And Hyatt points go further than most other hotel points.

Which Hotel Program Is Best For Value And Comfort

Hyatt Has Breathtaking Locations All Over the Globe!

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Hotel Cards With the Most Valuable Free Nights on Your Card Anniversary

There are many cards that offer a fantastic sign-up bonus.  But some cards offer a great benefit that makes them worth keeping long-term:  free hotel nights on your card anniversary.

You’ll typically earn the free night after your account has been open for a year, so you’ll have to pay the card’s annual fee to get the benefit.

But these cards usually make the annual fee worthwhile because you can more than make up for the fee with the free card anniversary night.

Hotel Cards With The Most Valuable Free Nights On Your Card Anniversary

It’s Worth Paying the Annual Fee on Certain Cards Because You Get a Free Night Potentially Worth Much More on Your Card Anniversary

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500 Free Marriott Points by Following on Instagram

Via One Mile at a Time, there is a very easy way to earn 500 Marriott points.

Simply follow Marriott Rewards on Instagram by June 21, 2016.  Then, enter the e-mail associated with your Marriott account here.

500 Free Marriott Points By Following On Instagram

Earn an Easy 500 Marriott Points by Following Marriott Rewards on Instagram!

I love finding easy ways to earn free miles and points!

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Free Club Carlson Elite Status When You Have These Non-Club Carlson Cards

With Club Carlson elite status, you can get room upgrades, food & drink discounts, and late check-out!

And via Deals We Like, Club Carlson is offering a status match.  So if you have elite status with another hotel chain (like Marriott or Hilton), you can match your status with Club Carlson!

This is great news, because you can get automatic elite status at other hotel chains with certain credit cards.  Then match your status to Club Carlson!

Free Club Carlson Elite Status When You Have These Non-Club Carlson Cards

Enjoy Every Minute of Your Stay at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands With Late Check-Out From Club Carlson Elite Status!

I’ll tell you more about Club Carlson’s status match.  And which hotel cards give you automatic elite status.

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New Marriott – Starwood Merger Updates!

I have updates to share about the Marriott – Starwood merger!

Via Skift, Marriott President & CEO Arne Sorensen says he’s hopeful the deal will close “within a month or so.”  Marriott will then be the world’s largest hotel chain, with 5,700 hotels, ~30 brands, and 1.1 million rooms!

And he confirms the Marriott and Starwood loyalty programs will likely NOT be completely merged until 2018.  But he hints at “interim steps” in the process of combining the programs.

New Marriott Starwood Merger Updates

Marriott Hasn’t Yet Explained How the Merger Will Affect Your Starwood Points or Award Stays, but We Should Have Plenty of Warning About Changes

This is good news for folks who are worried about what will happen to their Starwood points when the merger is complete.

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