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Marriott Extends Expiring Certificates Through July 2021

Previously, Marriott had extended certificates expiring in 2020 to January 31, 2021, along side the extension of Marriott Bonvoy status through Feb 1, 2022. I have some good news.  Marriott Extends Expiration for Free Night Certificates All...
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Offer Expired: 5 Free Marriott Nights Worth Up to 50,000 Points Each: Bonvoy Boundless...

Offer expired Oct 28th, 2020 People have been asking me since April how I thought credit card bonus offers would be once markets stabilized a bit in light of the coronavirus. My answer has consistently...
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Want Marriott Platinum Status? There’s an Easy Way for a Limited Time

American Express and Marriott Bonvoy launched two very enticing new offers today. I've been saying that, due to the pandemic, the co-branded cards would start ramping up bonus offers as things started to reopen. That's...

Where can I transfer Chase, Citi, American Express, Capital One and Marriott points?

Bookmark this page. It's our master guide to which "transferable points" transfer to which airlines and hotels Last Updated: October 2020 I love "transferable currency" credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve / Chase Sapphire Preferred...
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New Marriott Award Sale

During Marriott's "Week of Wonders" sale, they are offering a number of offers. There are two I think are worth some ink: Up to 33% Off Award Stays Marriott doesn't explain this well (or really at...
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Hotel Chain COVID Cancellation Policies: October 2020

What are the Hotel Chain COVID Cancellation Policies in October 2020? Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, most hotel chains have made special waiver conditions for new hotel reservations, generally allowing cancellation up to...
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Marriott is Losing 122 Hotels: It’s Official (Sonesta Gains 98)

On September 25th, I wrote that this could be happening. Now, we have received word that it's a done deal. Marriott will lose 122 hotels in total as a result of missed payments to Service Properties...
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Marriott Could Lose 122 Hotels to… Sonesta?! (List Inside)

Remember just a few short weeks ago when we learned that IHG was losing 103 hotels and that those hotels would rebrand under the Sonesta flag? Marriott Could Lose 122 Hotels Now, Marriott is finding itself in...
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Review: AC Hotel Portland Waterfont, Maine

When looking for a hotel to stay at in Portland, Maine last week, I had one "Maine" requirement. I wanted a Category 5 or under, so I could use a credit card free night...

New Marriott, Intercontinental, Kimpton and Staples Amex Offers (Plus Staples Stack)

Earlier today I posted about some great new 10X points offers on Amex Marriott Bonvoy credit cards. But there are some other great Amex Offers I also wanted to call your attention to. Marriott Bonvoy: Spend...