Amex Platinum Providing 5X Points on Airfare

The sleeping giant, known as American Express has been awoken. In a shot across the bow of Citi and Chase, effective October 6, 2016, American Express has made the following changes to  and : will earn  –   cardholders will earn 35% points back…

Earn Triple Bonus Hilton Points When You Book with Mobile App

Hilton Honors is currently running the Double Up promotion through the rest of 2016, where you can earn 2x base points, and they’ve just stacked this promotion where you can earn a total of 3x base points for stays booked through the Hilton Honors mobile app. If you’ve already registered for the Double Up promotion you won’t need to register for this promo, but be sure you’ve previously registered.

Marriott Gold or Platinum Status the Old Fashion Way No Longer Makes Sense

With both Marriott and Starwood, the mid-level elite status is known as Gold Elite, while the high-level elite status is known as Platinum Elite. The Gold status level benefits with both are similar, although as we have recently explained, Marriott Gold Elite status is a somewhat more valuable than Starwood Preferred Guest Gold. The reasoning is that Marriott provides complimentary breakfast and lounge access to Gold Elites and Starwood does not.

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.