Should I Book Marriott or SPG Hotels Using Points Now or Later?by Howie Rappaport
You should book them all NOW, or at least by July 31, 2018! The new, integrated, Marriott loyalty program launches August 1st, and at that time hotels will be recategorized. After the 1:3 SPG Point to Marriott Rewards conversion, do the math and see if you saved yourself some points.
Limited Time Credit Card Offers – UPDATED July 11, 2018by Howie Rappaport
Limited time credit card offers provide an opportunity to grab a bonus that can be 25%, 50% or even 100% greater than its standard offer. Some of these offers will be around longer than others, but we don’t know if / when they’ll ever come back.
Just 100,000 Point Offers (Updated July 11, 2018)by Howie Rappaport
There are 50k+ offers and limited-time offers available at any given time. Finding monster 100k offers are a different story. That’s all we’re covering here; only offers that allow you to pick up 100,000 points or miles as a part of a welcome bonus and meeting the associated spend requirements.
Expiration Policies of Loyalty & Rewards Programsby Howie Rappaport
With few exceptions, the points, miles, and rewards associated with loyalty/rewards programs expire at some point. The key is to know the policies and make sure you’re never caught losing out on your hard-earned rewards. First and foremost, make sure you’re keeping track of all of your rewards with AwardWallet; we’ll let you know if something is going to expire well in advance of that expiration.
Airline & Flexible Points Rewards Cards Awarding 50,000+ Points for New Cardmembersby Howie Rappaport
50,000+ points or miles in the right program can take you far. Are you collecting the right points and miles to get you where you want to go?
How to Combine Chase Ultimate Rewards From Multiple Credit Cardsby Howie Rappaport
If you have one or more Chase Ultimate Rewards earning credit cards, you’ll notice that the points earned on each card account are associated with that particular card. If you want to maximize your rewards for redemption, you’ll want to consider combining those points to the card that provides the most value for each point. Combining points is easy, fast and free.
STRONG RUMOR: SPG Card Welcome Bonus Devaluation Imminentby Howie Rappaport
We expected more notice about a significant change with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express, but strongly sourced rumors from Doctor of Credit indicate the long-standing 25,000-point welcome bonus is about to be decimated, and replaced with a small cash welcome bonus.
SkyMiles Flash Sale to Hawaii (Through April 12, 2018)by Howie Rappaport
Delta doesn’t publish an official award chart. Delta doesn’t let us know when their prices go up or down. So, when Delta has a sale, we’re not actually sure how much of a discount (if any) is being offered. So we’ll take Delta at their word here that flights to Hawaii are on sale when using SkyMiles.
United MileagePlus Flash Sale to Hawaii – March 14, 2018by Howie Rappaport
United has launched a one-day flash sale, offering 20% off economy class saver MileagePlus awards to Hawaii. You’ll need to book by March 14, 2018, 11:59 pm CDT to take advantage of the discount. We haven’t found a page on United’s site describing the sale, so you’ll need to go to United.com and search to see if you receive a discount
Four Ways To Receive Excellent Value With Delta SkyMilesby Howie Rappaport
Yes, SkyMiles have value! Here are a few reminders of some sweet spots within the Delta SkyMiles program, and things to avoid.