Category Archives: Starwood (SPG)

Get Bonus Miles and Points With These Limited Time Offers!

Oh boy!  There are a lot of bonus offers right now.  If you need a few extra points to top-off your hotel or airline frequent traveler accounts, there are some limited time offers you should know about!

Some of these promotions, like the US Airways 100% bonus, could be a very good deal for folks who would have otherwise paid for a Business Class ticket.  In general, I wouldn’t buy points or miles unless you had a very specific need or needed to top-off your account for an award.

Others, like Southwest’s 40% bonus, are only worthwhile if you’re short on points for an award.

You’ll get a bonus or discount when you buy miles or points from:

Get Bonus Miles And Points With These Limited Time Offers

Get a Bonus or Discount on Purchased Miles & Points for a Limited Time

Some of these offers are ending soon.  Let’s see if they’re good deals!

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Introduction to Hotel Best Rate Guarantees

Have you ever booked a hotel room and realized later that you could have gotten a better price elsewhere?

Did you know that most major hotel chains guarantee that you’ll find the lowest price for a room on their website?  And if you find a lower rate somewhere else, they’ll match or beat the price (and sometimes give you other goodies, like a free night!).

Introduction To Hotel Best Rate Guarantees

Most Hotel Chains Guarantee They’ve Got the Best Price

I’ll be writing about each chain in depth individually, but for now, here’s a summary of the major chains’ Best Rate Guarantee policies.

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News You Can Use – 500 (~$10) Free Starwood Points & More..

 1.   500 Free Starwood Points

Via euflyer, you can get 500 free Starwood points by updating your stay preferences by December 15, 2014.

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Get 500 Starwood Points Without Spending Money or Making a Reservation

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New Limited-Time Transfer Bonuses With AMEX Membership Rewards

If you collect American Express Membership Rewards points, check your account for targeted transfer bonus offers!

Until November 30, 2014, you could get a bonus of 33% to 50% when you transfer points to JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, Starwood Preferred Guest, or Hilton.

But not everyone will get the same offers!  You have to log-in to see if you’ve been targeted.

New Limited Time Transfer Bonuses With AMEX Membership Rewards

Check Your American Express Membership Rewards Account for Targeted Transfer Bonus Offers

I wrote about the 50% bonus Starwood Preferred Guest transfer (targeted to Platinum and Centurion cardholders) and the Virgin Atlantic 40% bonus.  Let’s see if the other deals are worth it!

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Free Wi-Fi at Marriott!

You can get free Wi-Fi at every Marriott hotel if you’re a Marriott member beginning January 15, 2015.

There is no cost or obligation to stay at Marriott to sign-up for their loyalty program.  So everyone should sign-up just in case!

Free Wi-Fi At Marriott

Starting January 15, 2015, All Marriott Members Get Free Wi-Fi at Marriott Hotels but Only When They Book Directly With Marriott

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