Daily Archives: Jun 22, 2013

Compensation Clinic: Marriott Platinum Arrival Gift Woe$


One of the benefits of being Marriott Platinum is the Platinum Arrival Gift. This is usually a F&B (food and beverage) amenity such as cheese plate & wine bottle or 500 bonus points. There are some coming changes to this that I wrote about recently (you can access that post here). The F&B choice is likely going away and replaced by $10 credit.


Now, I have spent more than 500 nights at Marriott properties in the past 10 years and I have NEVER been able to collect the Marriott Platinum Arrival Gift guarantee previously (you can read my article about the Marriott guarantees here). Employees seem to be usually rather well trained about this and for a rea$on.

Le Club Accorhotels Platinum Sign Up (June Special)


The public links for instant Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status come and go. Even if you have no use for Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status, you can always use it to status match to i.e. Club Carlson or Priority Club Platinum status. Once this public link no longer works, I have the private Platinum status sign up link by request available.

Edit: This offer has now expired. You can still request a private sign up link by following the instructions here.


You can sign up for the instant Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status by clicking the picture above. Please note that you need to sign up using an email address that has not been previously associated with Le Club Accorhotels or A Club. If you get an error message that the promotional code is no longer valid, this offer has then expired.

U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways Fourth Week: IHG Rewards Club (Again!) & Wydham Rewards


U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways are now announced for the fourth week from July 1 to July 4, 2013.


As usually, you can save extra 10% by paying using an American Express credit card. You can access U.S. Travel Association’s website for Daily Getaways here.

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