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Marriott Rewards Hotel And Air Mile Packages

There are currently two different promotions to transfer hotel points to AAdvantage miles. One is to transfer 140,000 Marriott Rewards points to AAdvantage for a 30% bonus. The second is to transfer 80,000 SPG Starpoints to AAdvantage for a 30% bonus. Both seem enticing at face value, but when you dig into the value of…
Extended: Convert SPG Starpoints To AAdvantage With A 30% Bonus

Yesterday I wrote about a unique offer from Marriott Rewards and American AAdvantage. The offer is to convert Marriott points to AAdvantage miles with a 30% bonus. Transfer ratios varied based on the number of points transferred. In the end, it only sort of made sense to take AAdvantage (sorry bad pun) of the promotion…
Earn Bonus AAdvantage Miles During SPG Stays

I love double dipping. It’s fantastic when I earn two points currencies from a single activity. Most loyalty programs call this activity a crossover rewards. For example, when I stay take Uber rides I earn the 3X points from my Chase Sapphire Reserve card, but I also earn SPG Starpoints. When I stay at SPG…
Review: Le Metropolitan, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Paris

After navigating our way through the Paris metro system we finally found our way to our hotel for the week, Le Metropolitan Hotel in Paris. I decided to book the hotel for several reasons, but most importantly, price. At the time of booking I paid a pre-paid rate of €213.00 a night. Also important, the rate…
SPG Reducing Points Earning With Uber

One of my favorite aspects of the Starwood Preferred Guest program is the ability to earn SPG points with various parters. I earn quite a few Starpoints annually by flying on Delta Air Lines or using Uber (especially when staying at an SPG property). Currently, SPG members who have linked their accounts to Uber earn…
Earn 155,000 Marriott Points While You Still Can

Late last night news broke about what the new combined Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards program will look like. Many SPG members were relieved to hear their SPG points would transfer to Marriott Rewards at a 3:1 ratio. It was fairly clear the points would not transfer at 1:1, but 3:1 also seemed unlikely.…

A few months ago I wrote about a few tricks to earn extra Marriott points and I wanted to do the same for SPG Starpoints while the program still exists. Several months ago, Marriott announced it would be acquiring Starwood Hotels, with the acquisition, most likely the two programs will merge and SPG Starpoints will most likely…

Make a green choice from Starwood Hotels & Resorts is one of the best ways to quickly earn points that I’ve come across. When you Make a Green Choice (MAGC) at a participating Starwood Hotel, you will earn between 250-500 points each day you participate (excluding check-out date). Make a Green Choice rewards travelers for…

Aloft Hotels are a relatively new brand to the Starwood Preferred Guest lineup. Introduced in 2005, the brand is SPG’s attempt to expand market-share with a more boutique brand. The rates tend to be competitive with Marriott’s Fairfield Inn or Hilton Garden hotels. The Aloft Milwaukee Downtown was only slightly more expensive than the Fairfield…

Several months ago I received a promotional email from Uber letting me know that I could earn SPG Starpoints for riding with Uber. At the time, I did not have an SPG account so I decided to sign up and register for the promotion, but the promotion requires that you spend at least 1 night…