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Marriott has now extended the SPG Amex bonus point earnings to include all Marriott affiliated properties including Ritz-Carlton hotels. Marriott Chase credit cardholders will now earn 5 points per USD for stays at Starwood properties and SPG Amex cardholders will now earn 2 points per dollar at Marriott properties.


These benefits only extend to cardholders of these two cards issued in the United States. SPG cards are issued in a few other countries as well. [click to continue…]

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American Airlines has launched 20% conversion bonus for converting Marriott Rewards points to AAdvantage miles between October 15 – November 14, 2016 (AA had exactly the same promo both in 2014 & 2015).


The bonus applies both to straight points to miles conversions and travel package awards where American Airlines is the miles partner. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about a charge from Marriott affiliated Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport South/Sullivan Road hotel that won’t refund payment.


Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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After Marriott and SPG synced their programs to allow elite members to profit from their corresponding status in both programs, those who now have Platinum Status with Marriott can also match to United Airlines.

marriott-unitedThe Rewards Plus partnership with United Airlines allowed members of both Mileage Plus and Marriott Rewards Platinum to transfer status to the partner program. [click to continue…]