Start the Year With 30 Marriott Elite Night Credits
One of the best benefits of having a Marriott Bonvoy credit card recently got even better. Marriott has updated the terms and conditions for its co-branded card products. Bonvoy members can now receive up to 30 elite night credits per year just from having Marriott credit cards!
Southwest Extends Companion Passes (Again), Offers a Status Boost for 2021
It’s Southwest deja-vu! Just like we saw in spring 2020, Southwest is offering an extension to 2019 Companion Pass holders and offering all members a boost towards earning elite status in 2021. Plus, some Southwest co-branded cardholders can now spend all the way to A-List status. But, unfortunately, one group of loyalists are getting the short end of the stick.
[Status Boost Posted] United Makes It Easier to Earn Premier Status in 2021
United has announced a series of changes to the MileagePlus program for 2021. These include lowering status thresholds, giving current elite members an elite-qualifying boost, increasing PQP earning rates in early 2021, and allowing co-branded cardholders to spend their way to higher statuses. But with ‘normal’ travel still a dream, are these changes enough to get you to fly United?
IHG Drops 2021 Elite Status Requirements, Offers New Global Promotion
IHG just announced several positive updates for its IHG Rewards Club program in 2021, including lower elite qualification requirements, rolled-over elite nights, and paused expirations for IHG points and free night certificates. Plus, the brand’s latest global promotion offers 2,000 bonus elite-qualifying points on every two-night stay.
Marriott Offers Elite Status Boost, Drops Off Peak Award Rates
Marriott just announced a string of major updates for the Bonvoy program in 2021. Among the changes are a 50% headstart towards Bonvoy status for 2020 elites, a lowered spending threshold for earning Bonvoy Ambassador, and lowered Off Peak and PointSaver Off Peak redemption rates. But is this effort enough to convince travelers to return to Marriott properties?
Hilton Honors Extends Status Match, Cuts Challenge Requirements in Half
Hilton Honors just extended its status match promotion. Register to get free elite status for 90 days. Then, extend that elite status through March 2023 by staying as few as 5 nights in the first 90 days. Here’s how to register, which competing hotel loyalty programs qualify, and the perks of Hilton’s elite status.
How to Get Hotel Elite Status for Free (or Almost Free)
The traditional route to elite status, earning the base number of points or night credits needed for each elite tier within a hotel chain, requires a substantial investment of time and money. Thankfully, we have a number of options that will allow us to get hotel elite status for free.
Select Your Marriott Annual Choice Benefit Before the January 8 Deadline
With the end of the year approaching, it’s getting down to the wire for Marriott Platinum Elite and Titanium Elite members to choose their Annual Choice Benefits. If you’ve earned at least 50 Marriott qualifying nights this year, make sure you select your benefit before the January 8, 2021 deadline!
Share Your Hertz Gold Plus Elite Status With Another Member for Free
Hertz is letting Gold Plus Five Star and President’s Circle elite members share their elite status with a friend or family member for free. Here’s how to share your status, some benefits of Hertz Gold Plus elite status, and some ways you might be eligible for Hertz Gold Plus elite status without knowing it.
Using the World of Hyatt Card to Earn Top Status Until 2023
The World Of Hyatt Credit Card is offering an unprecedented opportunity to lock in top-tier Globalist status for nearly two years. If you don’t have the card already, you can get 33% of the way to earning Hyatt’s highest status by opening a new account before December 31, 2020. Instead of the normal 60 nights, I’ll need just 7 nights! Here’s a step-by-step guide to scoring this amazing deal for yourself.