Year-End Strategies for Earning Top-Tier Hotel Elite Status
There’s not much left of 2021, but there is still time to plan for and achieve top-tier hotel elite status with several programs. Due to various promotions with hotel loyalty program, earning elite status now—and carrying it through next year—is still on the table. Here are the various routes you could take to earn top-tier elite status with hotel loyalty programs.
Norwegian Reward to Lift All CashPoints Restrictions on November 1
In positive news, Norwegian Reward — the loyalty program of Norwegian Air — will lift its temporary CashPoints restrictions on November 1, 2021. Previously, members could use CashPoints on bookings. But, Norwegian restricted how points could be used.
Qantas Announces Resumption of International Flights, Increases Award Space
Qantas international flights will resume soon – including to the U.S.! In addition to publishing start dates and routes, Qantas also announced extra award space availability and also extended its flexibility policy into early 2022. Here’s what you need to know.
Marriott Bonvoy to Extend Elite Status, Free Night Awards, and More
Lots of news coming out of Marriott Bonvoy this week. Yesterday we shared that Marriott is eliminating its award chart. But, not all of the news is bad. Marriott is extending elite status, Free Night Awards, Suite Night Awards, and extending its pause on point expiration. Here’s what you need to know about which Marriott perks are extended and until when.
Marriott Introduces Dynamic Award Pricing, Says Goodbye to Award Chart
Big news from Marriott this morning. Over the next few months, Marriott is introducing dynamic award pricing. This will see the end of award charts and standardized pricing. Instead, award prices will mirror demand and cash prices at hotels. Here is what we know about this huge change.
You Can Now Transfer Capital One Miles to 6 More Airlines at a 1:1 Ratio
You can now transfer Capital One miles to 6 more airline mileage programs at a 1:1 ratio. These improvements now mean you can transfer Capital One miles to 13 airlines at a 1:1 transfer ratio, putting it well on par with other major transfer currencies. This is a big improvement in redemption options. It should make Capital One miles much more valuable going forward.
JetBlue Dropping Capital One and Brex as Transfer Partners Later This Month
JetBlue TrueBlue is about to lose two transfer partners. Both Capital One and Brex cardholders will lose the ability to transfer points to JetBlue’s TrueBlue program later this month. But, you still have time to act. Here are the details, so you can plan for the changes.
Chase Pay Yourself Back: What You Need to Know
Chase’s Pay Yourself Back is now a staple for redeeming Ultimate Rewards points. Chase Sapphire, Freedom, and Ink-branded cards can all use Pay Yourself Back to offset eligible purchases with a bonus. However, as of January 1, 2022, the eligible categories have changed. Here’s what you need to know about the changes to this popular redemption option.
Buy Aeroplan Points With Up to an 80% Bonus
Aeroplan only got into the business of selling points last year, but they’re back with another promotion to buy points with up to an 80% bonus. This offer is publicly available and also was sent to members via email. Bonus tiers depend on how many points you buy, but the purchase rate can be as low as 1.31¢ per mile. The latest promotion to buy Aeroplan points with a bonus runs through October 11, 2021.