Earn Bonus Points With New Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton Promotions!

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Via One Mile at a Time, Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton have released their latest promotions.  And they’re all different!

Depending on which chain you stay at, you can earn double points, triple points, or even up to 4,000 bonus points per stay!

Marriott Starwood Summer Promotions
Register for These Promotions and Earn Extra Points at Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton Hotels

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these promotions.

Starwood and Marriott Summer Promotions 2017

Link:   SPG Take Three

Link:   Marriott MegaBonus Infinite Points

Link:   Ritz-Carlton Summer Sojourns

Just in time for your summer vacation planning, Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton have announced their latest promotions!

Remember, you can transfer Starwood points and Marriott points between accounts at a ratio of 1:3 (1 Starwood point = 3 Marriott points).  So if you earn 4,000 bonus Marriott points, it’s the same as earning 1,333 Starwood points.

Note:   Ritz-Carlton and Marriott points are essentially the same thing, just marketed differently.

Here’s what you can expect from the latest promotions!

1.   Starwood “SPG Take Three”

With Starwood’s SPG Take Three promotion, you’ll earn:

2.   Marriott “MegaBonus Infinite Points”

With Marriott’s MegaBonus Infinite Points promotion, you’ll earn:

  • 2,000 bonus Marriott points per stay, beginning with your second stay
  • 2,000 more bonus points for each different Marriott brand you stay at, beginning with the second brand
  • Stay dates are between May 27, 2017, and September 4, 2017
  • You must register by August 30, 2017
Marriott Starwood Summer Promotions
Because You Earn Bonus Points per Stay (NOT per Night), You’ll Get More Value If You Stay Fewer Nights With Each Stay

3.   Ritz-Carlton “Summer Sojourns”

With Ritz-Carlton’s Summer Sojourns promotion, you’ll earn:

  • 2X Ritz-Carlton points on stays of 2+ nights.
  • Promotion period is between May 27 and September 4, 2017.
  • You must register by August 30, 2017

Are These Promotions Worthwhile?

If you have stays planned at Starwood, Marriott, or Ritz-Carlton, it’s a no-brainer to register for these promotions!  But none of the offers are spectacular.

That said, there aren’t many great hotel promotions right now.  So if you prefer another hotel chain, I’d stick with their promotion instead of switching.

The one exception might be the current IHG Accelerate promotion, where you can sign-up and receive a customized offer with a number of tasks to complete to earn bonus IHG points.  Some folks have received offers for 60,000+ IHG points!

Other hotel promotions include 1,000 bonus American Airlines miles per stay with Best Western, and 8,000 Choice points (redeemable for a $50 gift card) for every 2 stays.

Note:   Starwood currently has an elite status challenge to help you earn status faster.  If you’re taking advantage of this challenge, the current SPG Take Three promotion is a nice addition!
Marriott Starwood Summer Promotions
The Current Starwood Challenge Makes It MUCH Easier to Get Elite Status

Want More Starwood and Marriott Points?

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express

Link:   Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Link:   Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card

There are plenty of ways to earn Marriott and Starwood points.  For example, the Chase Marriott Premier personal and small business cards come with an 80,000 Marriott point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Or consider the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards to earn 25,000 Starwood points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Note:   Remember each bank’s application rules.  Chase will not approve you for most cards if you’ve opened for 5+ cards from ANY bank (except certain business cards) in the past 24 months.

And AMEX will only give you the sign-up bonus on each of their cards ONCE.  So if you’ve had the AMEX Starwood cards before, you won’t get the bonus again.

Bottom Line

As the Marriott Starwood merger continues to develop, Marriott has been giving the Starwood promotions similar promotion periods and registration deadlines.

This summer, you’ll earn:

If you’re staying at these hotel chains this summer anyway, you should definitely register!  But these promotions are probably not enough to make you switch your hotel stays from another promotion.

What do you think about these upcoming promotions?

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