As of September 24, 2016, the much anticipated Marriott-Starwood acquisition was officially closed! And with that transaction comes the tall task of integrating the various rewards programs of the Starwood, Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotel groups. Well, at least I thought it would be a tall task. But much to my surprise, Marriott and Starwood (on … More Marriott Acquired Starwood – How to Transfer Points, Status Match and More
While the card typically does not receive as much attention as its Marriott counterpart (the Marriott Rewards credit card), the Ritz-Carlton Rewards card has given the points and miles world something to talk about – to the tune of 3 FREE Ritz-Carlton nights! Did you say Ritz-Carlton? Did you say 3 free nights? Did you … More Bigger & Better Than Ever Before – The Ritz-Carlton Credit Card
The month of July is in full swing! But before we get started – A fun fact about the month of July… Per Wikipedia, (everyone’s most trusted source on the entire internet 😉 ), July was actually named by the Roman Senate in honor of Julius Caesar (the month of his birth). Prior to that, … More AYP List of Top Credit Cards for July 2016!
Reader Question – What Hotel Chain Should I Transfer my 60k Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to? Chase Ultimate Rewards (CUR) points are one of the most valuable point currencies in the travel rewards game. Earned through the Chase Sapphire Preferred, the Chase Ink Plus,the Chase Freedom, & Chase Freedom Unlimited – the value is driven by their … More Reader Question – What Hotel Chain Should I Transfer 60k Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to?
Now that you know what the Southwest Companion Pass is/does (BOGO Southwest travel!), all you have to do is EARN IT! Easier said, than done? NO! I will admit that it takes a little bit of planning, but earning this valuable travel tool is actually much easier than you may think… Remember, the Companion Pass … More The Southwest Companion Pass – Earning 110k Rapid Rewards!
A new month means a new AYP List of Top Credit Cards! I have a good feeling about May… especially since my wife’s last round of applications was in February (including the Chase Marriott Rewards) – meaning my personal 3-month wait rule (to allow credit scores to strengthen) is over and it is time to … More AYP List of Top Credit Cards for May 2016!
Latest Update – March 28, 2016 – China’s Anbang Insurance Group tops Marrott with an increased offer of approximately $14 Billion. It seems unlikely that Marriott will be able to match this most recent Anbang offer, but stay tuned for more! Previously reported: We heard a few months back that Starwood Hotels & Resorts struck a … More Who is Acquiring Starwood Hotels?