How to Get Instant Gold Status with Both SPG and Marriott from One Credit Card

One of the significant benefits of the Marriott-Starwood merger is the ability to status match between Marriott Rewards or Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. In other words, any elite status you hold with either Marriott or Starwood can now be instantly matched to the other. To reach elite status levels with either of these programs, you typically have to meet some nights or stays requirements per year. However, there are a couple of shortcuts to these stay or night conditions that can instantly grant you Gold Elite status across both programs.

FAQs About Marriott & SPG Merger

To help its customers understand the relevant aspects of the Marriott-Starwood merger, Marriott has put together a FAQ section on its website. The FAQ is quite extensive (excessive even), so to simplify the process we have sorted through all of them…

SPG & Marriott Status Match and Points Transfers Live

It’s been roughly a year since Marriott launched its takeover bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and the following months have read like a Hollywood rendition of a corporate takeover. The surprise intervention of Chinese conglomerate, Anbang Insurance Group, creating…

Signup Bonuses on Southwest Premier, Plus, and Business Cards

All three Chase Southwest cards are currently running 50K signup bonuses after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. If you’re looking to build up a substantial base of Southwest Rapid Rewards points, whether it’s towards a Companion Pass or for a big holiday redemption, acquiring one or more of the Southwest cards is one of the fastest ways to go about it.