Category Archives: Ritz-Carlton

$200 Ritz-Carlton Gift Card Winner!

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Thanks to all who participated in our $200 Ritz-Carlton gift card giveaway!

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Are You the Winner of the $200 Ritz-Carlton Gift Card?

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How to Link Your Marriott & Starwood Accounts to Get an Instant Status Match

Yesterday, I shared exciting news for folks with points or elite status at Marriott or Starwood.

You can now link your loyalty accounts to get instant elite status match between programs.  And you can transfer points between your Marriott and Starwood accounts at a 3:1 ratio.

Although this is a BIG change following the merger, each of the hotel brands will still continue to operate their own loyalty programs through the end of 2017.

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Folks Can Now Link Their Starwood & Marriott Accounts to Enjoy Elite Status Perks at Each Chain and Transfer Points Between Accounts

I’ll explain how quick and easy it is to link your accounts!

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Now 30,000 Points ($300 Cash Back)! Higher Sign-Up Bonus for the Chase Ink Cash

There’s an increased offer for the Chase Ink Cash small business card!

You’ll earn 30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.  That’s 10,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points more than usual!

30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points are worth $300 in cash back.  But they can be worth a lot more!  I’ll explain.

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30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Are Enough for Really Big Travel, Like 1 Night at a Luxury Hotel!

I’ll give you the details of this new offer, and help you decide if this card is right for you!

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Confirmed: Marriott – Starwood Merger Will Close September 23, 2016

Via Reddit, the merger between Marriott and Starwood received final approval from regulators in China.

While this was expected, it was the last step needed to finalize the transaction between the 2 hotel companies, which will now close on September 23, 2016.

Following the closing of the merger, I do NOT expect any immediate major changes to either hotel chain’s loyalty program.  I’ve said that your Starwood points are likely safe until 2018!

Confirmed Marriott Starwood Merger Will Close September 23, 2016

After the Marriott & Starwood Merger Closes, You’ll Still Be Able to Use Your Starwood Points for Award Nights at Hotels Like the St. Regis Bali. No Major Changes Are Expected for the Hotel Loyalty Programs Until 2018

I’ll explain what you can expect from the combined hotel company.

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Can I Get the Sign-Up Bonus Twice With the Same Card If the Offer Is Different?

Million Mile Secrets reader RNP commented:

If I received the Chase Ritz-Carlton 140,000 point sign-up bonus back in 2014, will I be eligible for the current 3-night offer since they are different offers?

You won’t qualify for another sign-up bonus on a credit card just because the sign-up bonus is different.  But you might be eligible to receive the sign-up bonus for other reasons!

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Chase Offers Sign-Up Bonuses More Than Once – But Only Under Certain Circumstances!

I’ll help you determine whether you’re eligible for a second bonus from a Chase credit card!

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