Daily Archives: Jul 15, 2013

RewardsPlus Partnership Between United Mileage Plus & Marriott Rewards

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Marriott and United jointly announced today a new partnership called RewardsPlus that gives Marriott Gold status for United Premier Gold/Platinum/1K/GS members and Premier Silver on United for Marriott Platinum or Platinum Premier members. You can access Marriott’s web page for this announcement here and United’s one here.

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This partnership resembles one that Starwood and Delta launched earlier this year called Crossover Rewards. You can read more about Delta/SPG partnership here.

SPG Elite Thank You Certificates

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SPG has been mailing out Elite Thank You certificates in your membership pack, but they might have gone electronic this years, as they have been sending out emails to request them.

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You can get four certificates yearly or at the time of your status upgrade.

IHG Rewards Club Book Direct 2013 Promotion: Earn Up To 8000 Bonus Points

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IHG Rewards Club has launched a new Book Direct 2013 promotion for 2,000 bonus points per stay for maximum of 8,000 bonus points.

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The terms and conditions on the IHG’s web page for this promotion is showing the qualifying dates to be from May 15 to August 31, 2013, but the My Promotions page shows that this promotion is valid from July 10 to October 31, 2013. I would trust the My Promotions.

IHG Rewards Club Gold & Platinum Status Match

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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has been revamping its rewards program this year and the name of their frequent guest program was changed from Priority Club to IHG Rewards Club on July 1, 2013. The status match program has been tweaked as well.

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Previously, it was possible to get the IHG Rewards Club status in just fewstays, when all the points earned counted towards the 60,000 points minimum. Starting in January this year, only the base points and some other activity specifically included by IHG counts towards it, however.

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