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Good News for Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Starwood Credit Card Holders

By | October 19, 2016| Credit Cards, Everyday Loyalty Program, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

Marriott just announced that they will now allow members who use a co-branded credit card carrying either the Ritz-Carlton, Starwood or Marriott logo, to earn bonus points when booking on the other carrier’s hotels. We believe that it’s an effort by the now largest hotel chain to stem attrition among their most loyal of customers…

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Linking My Starwood Account to Marriott Took 3 Seconds

By | September 23, 2016| Credit Cards, Everyday Loyalty Program, Hotel Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

The Starwood Preferred Guest program and Marriott merger is now closed and Marriott launched the option to link accounts and transfer points between SPG and Marriott Rewards. I decided to take the plunge and link my SPG and Marriott accounts together.

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What the Marriott-Starwood merger means for Starpoints – 2 FREE nights in a category 1-5

By | September 22, 2016| Credit Cards, Everyday Loyalty Program, Hotel Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

The Marriott-Starwood merger closing Friday could make SPG as you know it a ticking time bomb. The merge is making us wonder, “What will happen to our beloved Starpoints?”

Late news today is The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express is changing from a 25,000 sign-up bonus to a 2 FREE nights offer in a category 1-5 hotel…

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2 Sweepstakes: Southwest Airlines #WannaGetAway Win a Trip to a Private Island

By | September 22, 2016| Airline Cards, Everyday Loyalty Program, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

We love a good promotion and Southwest is having a fun one right now that involves its social media pages. You just have to register by October 24, 2016 and then follow @Southwestair on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and share a funny story on one of the pages with the hashtags #WannaGetAway and #contest.

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When SPG Platinum Status Falls Short…By One Stay

By | September 15, 2016| Credit Cards, Everyday Loyalty Program, Hotel Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

At the beginning of 2016, one of our savviest of peeps opened her email from Starwood Preferred Guest to find that she had been awarded Gold Status for this calendar year. Most people would be ecstatic. But for a person who is on a first name basis with front desk managers at Starwood hotels up and down the eastern seaboard, and counts SPG points in her sleep – Gold Status was not an option. Our girl carefully crafted every vacation and business trip to make every single one of her 25 stays and 50 nights count in 2015. But they only counted 24 stays and 47 nights.

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Top Father’s Day Gift Comes With Earning Up To 20X AAdvantage Miles

By | May 31, 2016| Airline Cards, Credit Cards, Everyday Loyalty Program, Everyday Loyalty Programs Article, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

Stop! Don’t just click on an online retail site to shop for a Father’s Day gift. Take the extra step to enter through your favorite airline or hotel rewards portal.

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Save up to 45% on Starwood Hotels with AARP’s Rewards for Good – Even if You Are Not an AARP Member

By | May 25, 2016| Discount Article, Everyday Loyalty Program | No Comments

AARP’s Rewards for Good just keeps rewarding those of us who like to earn points without having to spend money. There is no AARP membership requirement. There is no age requirement. The only thing you have to be to join is a person who likes to earn points. As an AARP member, you will earn points faster.

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Shop For Mother’s Day and Earn Up to 15X Rapid Rewards Points With Southwest

By | April 22, 2016| Everyday Loyalty Program, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

This Mother’s Day, we believe that shopping through Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards portal, filled with hundreds of partner deals, is the best way to buy mom a great gift, save money, while taking the quickest route to free travel.

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Is the AARP Roadside Assistance Service as Good as AAA?

By | December 2, 2015| Discount Article, Discounts, Everyday Loyalty Program | No Comments

I recently read an article that said that using your car insurance’s roadside assistance could raise your insurance rates. So I decided to explore and compare other roadside assistance plans to see which one has the better value. And since I’d just recently joined AARP, it was a perfect opportunity to put my membership to the test.

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