Summer 2017 Promotions: Starwood, Marriott & Ritz-Carlton
Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton have all released their Summer 2017 Promotions. Registration is free. Whether or not you have plans to stay at any of these properties, you should register just in case you have an unexpected stay.
Avoid Delta’s High Partner Award Rates Using SkyTeam Partner Programs
If you want to fly SkyTeam partners from the US, without paying the premium Delta is now enforcing with SkyMiles, you need to use points or miles from another rewards program.
Reciprocal Earning on Marriott, Ritz, and SPG Credit Cards
Since the close of the Marriott Starwood merger last month, Marriott has been moving at a rapid clip building bridges between Marriott & Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest.
Why the Marriott Rewards Visa Beats the SPG Amex – but Get Both
For a short time in 2016, the signup bonuses on the SPG credit cards changed from points to free nights; these have since reverted to a points-based signup bonus.
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.