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Do Any Credit Cards Provide Top-Tier Hotel Elite Status?

Earning elite status with a hotel program can be both tough and expensive. It's possible to achieve mid-tier hotel status with credit cards quite easily. But what about top-tier elite status: Can you get that from credit cards? Here's an overview of the cards that offer top-tier elite status and other credit card shortcuts to elite status.

Make Flying Spirit Airlines Much Cheaper (And More Pleasant) Via Status Match

For a limited time, Spirit Airlines is offering an elite status match from 16 airlines and 16 hotel loyalty programs. And since it's actually a status match, you'll get 12 months of elite status with no flight or spending requirements! Here's an overview of the perks of Spirit Airlines elite status and just how much you can save when flying as a "Free Spirit" elite.

Marriott Launches Revised Annual Choice Benefit Options for 2023

Annual Choice Benefits are perks awarded to Marriott Bonvoy members once they reach 50 Elite Nights Credits. From free night awards to suite upgrades, these perks can take your travel experience to the next level. In this guide, we'll explore Marriott Bonvoy Annual Choice Benefits, how to select your choice benefit, and how to make the most of them.

Delta SkyMiles Dashboard: Newly Improved Medallion Status Tracking

The new Delta SkyMiles dashboard is a much needed improvement to the old My SkyMiles page. This update has been rolled out to both the website and mobile app. You can see a wealth of information all on one page. The best feature is the projection of your upcoming travel into the Medallion status tracker. Gone are the days of manually totaling up your reservations! Here's how to access this useful new tool.

Your Complete Guide to American Airlines AAdvantage Loyalty Points

In March 2022, American Airlines completely overhauled its AAdvantage loyalty program. Now, those pursuing elite status need to focus on just one thing: Loyalty Points. In this comprehensive guide, we look at the many ways to earn Loyalty Points (and the pitfalls to avoid) to help you on your way toward AAdvantage elite status.

A Complete Guide to American Airlines AAdvantage Elite Status

The recently overhauled American Airlines AAdvantage program just got a few more tweaks for the 2023 elite earning year, which just started March 1, 2023. Here's a revised look at how to earn elite status, what the different tiers offer in terms of benefits, and everything else you need to know about status tiers in AAdvantage.

Shangri-La Circle Jade 2023 Fast Track Promotion

Shnagri-La Circle is offering a fast track to Jade elite status. Non-elite "Gold" members can earn Shangri-La Jade status with the offer after completing just 10 qualifying nights by May 31, 2023. Once earned, Jade status is valid through December 31, 2024.

United Offers (Outrageous) Premier Elite Status Buy-Up Offers

Some United MileagePlus members didn't reach the elite status tier they aimed for in 2022. To help them, United has been sending out its annual emails offering a buy-up to the next status. However, you'll need to act quickly if you want to take advantage of your personalized offer. The price increases on February 5, 2023.

Hertz Allows Members to Share Gold Plus Elite Status with a Friend

Back again from the last two years, Hertz members can share their Gold Plus elite status with others via a promotion running until December 31, 202. Hertz status can offer a range of perks, and now you can share these with one other person. Here's what you need to know to take advantage of the offer, if you're a fan of Hertz.

American Airlines Revamps Loyalty Rewards, Slashes Mileage Earnings Rate on Basic Economy

Today, American Airlines is announcing a slew of changes to how travelers earn rewards in the AAdvantage program. AAdvantage Gold requirements are increasing, mileage earnings on basic economy are decreasing by 60%, and American Airlines is adding several new rewards tiers — including a new one for members at just 15,000 Loyalty Points. Here's a breakdown of all of the changes.

JetBlue TrueBlue Announces Major Program Changes

This week, JetBlue announced a massive slew of changes to its TrueBlue loyalty program. The changes overhaul of how loyalty is earned, Mosaic tiers, and much more. Here's a full breakdown of what you need to know about the JetBlue loyalty program starting in 2023.

United Increases Elite Status Requirements, Adds Elite Earnings on Awards Starting in 2023

United MileagePlus announced some major program changes for next year. Beginning in 2023, United will implement changes to the MileagePlus program including significant increases to what's required for elite status, adding elite earnings on award flights, and removing award redeposit fees. Here's what members need to know about changes to the United MileagePlus program.