Everything About The Marriott Rewards Programby Jess Farley
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.
Transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points to 40+ Airline Partners and Get up to 25% Bonus Milesby Jess Farley
It was music to the ears of points and miles fans when Marriott announced the airline transfer bonus was here to stay for the combined Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton loyalty programs. Do you know why?
Marriott Bonvoy Co-Brand Credit Card Application Rulesby Jess Farley
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.
New Application Restrictions for Marriott Co-Brand Credit Cardsby Howie Rappaport
As reported by View from the Wing, new card restrictions/approvals will be in effect as of August 26, 2018, for those looking to pick up any Marriott Rewards or Starwood Preferred Guest co-branded credit cards from either Chase or American Express.
STRONG RUMOR: SPG Card Welcome Bonus Devaluation Imminentby Howie Rappaport
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.
Details of New Combined Marriott and SPG Loyalty Programby Jess Farley
It’s been a long time coming, but Marriott has finally announced the key features of the combined Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty programs that will launch August 1, 2018.
Which Credit Cards Have the Best Flight Delay Insurance? (Updated November 2018)by Jess Farley
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.
United and Marriott Chase Cardholders Can Earn Double Points & Milesby Sam Helmy
For the next month, United and Marriott credit card cardholders can earn double points when purchasing United flights and booking Marriott hotels with one another. United cardholders earn double miles on stays with Marriott, and Marriott cardholders earn double points when booking flights with United.
Rewards Credit Cards That Offer Primary Rental Car Insurance by Jess Farley
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.
Chase Cards Not Affected by Tighter Application Restrictionsby Jess Farley
Chase has strict rules for new credit cards and their associated bonuses, however, there are a few that are exceptions to those rules.