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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date. [click to continue…]

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Here’s a comprehensive look at promotions for January 2017 from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me promotional offers by email that you receive.

Hotel Promotions Update January 2017

2016 is over and most hotel loyalty programs have already introduced their offers for the first few months of 2017. Let’s see if Hyatt will reveal anything soon. [click to continue…]

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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes January 4 2017

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has had a promotion for Gold status requiring one stays and paying using World Elite MasterCard for several years and I would expect this promotion to be on its last leg.

SPG Gold World Elite MasterCard

Marriott purchase Starwood last year and soon offered status matching between the programs. SPG Gold members (not much benefits) will receive Marriott Rewards Gold (good benefits) for merely linking the accounts. [click to continue…]

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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes December 28 2016

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date. [click to continue…]

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Alaska’s purchase of Virgin America closed earlier this month (read more here) and Alaska Airlines informed members about changes to its Mileage Plan program last week (read more here).

Virgin America SPG Partnership

SPG made an announcement that their partnership with the Virgin America Elevate program will end on January 6, 2017. Members can continue converting Starpoints or credit their stays to Alaska’s program after this date. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) launched a Mystery Bonus campaign for buying Starpoints at up to 50% off back in November 1st that ends on Saturday (December 31).

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You can purchase for your account or receive as a gift A maximum of 30,000 Starpoints in a calendar year (this used to be 20,000). The account that receives Starpoints must have been open for a minimum of 14 days. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Caesars Entertainment Total Rewards started their partnership on January 9, 2014 (read more here).

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SPG has not informed their members about the end of this partnership at all but Caesars sent out an email just before Christmas informing total Rewards members about the discontinuance of this partnership effective December 31, 2016. [click to continue…]

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As the end of the year approaches, we wanted to summarize the rules in most of the major hotel loyalty programs when it comes to purchasing points to use for award stays as well as talk about when it may make sense to buy points for each program.

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Most hotel programs have an annual calendar limit on purchased points, and some currently have limited-time promotions on buying points, so it may be useful to take advantage of some of these before the end of the year or before these promotions expire.  Here is a summary by major hotel program. [click to continue…]

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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

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The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) first launched partnership with Delta and later with Dubai based Emirates. Earlier this year, SPG announced that it would be launching something similar with China based airline China Eastern regardless of the Marriott takeover.

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As is the case with Delta and Emirates partnerships, SPG Gold and Platinum members receive some benefits when flying on China Eastern and China Eastern elite members will receive SPG Gold lite type benefits at Starwood properties. [click to continue…]