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Redeem Bonvoy Points for Experiential Awards with Marriott Moments

In addition to the original auction site, Marriott’s expanded Moments platform now includes a car rental portal in partnership with Hertz, and a supersized experiences marketplace for custom tours and activities in cities all over the globe which Marriott claims is “the worlds largest selection of tours.”

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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.

How Many Points Do the New SPG Amex Cards Earn?

As of August 1, 2018, the SPG Amex credit cards no longer earn SPG points — they earn Marriott Rewards. That shift in earning should cause you to re-evaluate which card you pull out of your wallet for everyday purchases.

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Bigger Bonuses – All 60,000+ Points

If you’re shopping to fill a slot in your wallet, crack your knuckles and a take a look at what’s fresh on the market. Nine (9) updated offers have popped out in the past day; some have a defined limited life, and others we assume are temporary but don’t know if/when they’ll change.

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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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Guide to Companion Fares & Companion Passes [2019]

Companion pass, companion certificate, companion fare, or companion ticket. While the terms are much alike, they all carry different definitions as to what constitutes a companion pass or ticket. Some airlines have designed their companion pass as a well thought out feature of their rewards program, worthy of attention and pursuit, while others have turned it into a lazy half-benefit, slipped into the backend of a credit card’s benefits as an afterthought, and offering only marginal value.