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Everything About The Marriott Rewards Program

From humble beginnings in 1983 as Marriott Honored Guest Awards, Marriott Rewards is the oldest continuously operating hotel loyalty program in operation today. With roughly 54 million members, Marriott Rewards (when combined with sister rewards program The Ritz-Carlton Rewards) is the second largest hotel loyalty program in the world, second only to IHG Rewards Club (92 million). That said, Marriott Rewards members have access to more hotel rooms across the world.

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Marriott Bonvoy Co-Brand Credit Card Application Rules

Starting August 26, 2018, American Express and Chase introduce a complex set of application restrictions for the Marriott and SPG co-brand cards, including the latest luxury card from SPG, making it much harder for applicants to obtain welcome offers on more than one card.

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STRONG RUMOR: SPG Card Welcome Bonus Devaluation Imminent

We expected more notice about a significant change with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express, but strongly sourced rumors from Doctor of Credit indicate the long-standing 25,000-point welcome bonus is about to be decimated, and replaced with a small cash welcome bonus.

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Which Credit Cards Have the Best Flight Delay Insurance? (Updated November 2018)

Almost every rewards card features ancillary benefits ranging from purchase protection and extended warranty coverage to roadside assistance and a slew of different travel insurance perks. One of the most valuable (and widely used) of these benefits is Trip Delay Reimbursement, which can cover your expenses in the event of a delayed or canceled flight.

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Rewards Credit Cards That Offer Primary Rental Car Insurance [2019]

Insurance is the unsung hero of credit card perks, potentially delivering more value than the rewards points cardholders receive over the lifecycle of the card. Many credit cards offer multiple types of insurance, from Purchase Protection and Lost Luggage Insurance to Trip Delay, Interruption, and Cancellation Coverage and even Extended Warranty protection.