Tag Archive: Marriott Bonvoy

Summary of Marriott & SPG Co-branded Credit Cards Bonus Limits

Starting from Aug 26, 2018, AmEx and Chase work together to limit the bonuses on their Marriott & SPG co-branded credit cards. Now AmEx SPG cards can affect the eligibility of Chase Marriott credit cards, and vice versa. Here’s a summary of the limits. Chase Co-branded Credit Cards Chase cards have their own limits: Chase 5/24 rule: Chase Marriott Premier…
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“Suite” Dreams Are Made of This: St. Regis Suites, The St. Regis Changsha

We now have an Instagram account: instagram.com/uscreditcardguide , follow us if you like our trip reports! Changsha is an “under-the-radar” city in central China. You may have never heard of it, but it is actually the powerhouse of China’s domestic TV entertainment industry. In recent years Changsha, like other cities in China, saw a rapid expansion of the tourism industry. China…
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Data speaks for itself: who scores a big win after Marriott’s August revamp?

(For better viewing experiences, a desktop browser is recommended.) Data exclusively provided by Yeek. Marriott has just revealed its revamped award charts for more than 6,000 hotels worldwide yesterday. Here we will walk you through some important analyses of the new chart. Overall distribution of Marriott hotel categories post-August  To our delight, most (~90%) of the hotels will be classified…
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Old Chase Marriott Premier Credit Card Review (Discontinued)

Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card Review 2019 Update: You can upgrade this card to the new Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card. Here is the upgrade link. The best upgrade offer recently seen is 50k. Application Link This card no longer accepts new applications. If you are lucky to have this legacy credit card, you can still enjoy its original…
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Why I DON’T think Marriott is giving (virtually) everyone Platinum Status this year

Disclaimer: The following passage is the author’s sole interpretations of Marriott’s policy and may not reflect the opinions held by US Credit Card Guide or Marriott International and its affiliates.  The author bears no responsibility for the inaccuracies/inconsistencies of such interpretations and any consequences arising from such inaccuracies/inconsistencies. Everyone in the game of points-and-miles by now should have probably heard…
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[Rumor] SPG & Marriott merger update: no more free breakfast for Gold member?

Well this was developing FAST! A couple of days ago we shared the news that the SPG website will go down on August 1st. Back then we were wondering why Marriott and SPG had not made any official announcement, particularly given how close we were to the purported deadline. Now, two pieces of new information just emerged and may shed…
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A Beginner’s Guide to the Marriott Rewards Program (2018 Update)

1. Brief Introduction to Marriott Hotel Group Established in 1957, Marriott Hotel』s headquarters lies in Washington D.C, with over 4,000 hotels and resorts across the world. After they acquired the Starwood Hotels Group in November 2015, this number increased to over 6,000 hotels in 122 countries all over the world. This is the hotel breakdown: Marriott hotels (the top half)…
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Chase Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit Card Review (Discontinued)

Chase Marriott Bonvoy Premier Business Credit Card Review 2019.2 Update: This card is now discontinued. Application Link This card no longer accepts new applications. If you are lucky to have this legacy credit card, you can still enjoy its original benefits. Benefits 75k offer: Earn 75,000 Marriott Points after spending $3000 in 3 months. The best offer is 100k offer, but we…
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Transfer Hotel Points to UA and Get a 30% Bonus! Possible to Transfer SPG to UA at a 1:2.1 Ratio~

This post is a collection of hotel points -> UA miles promotions. Similar hotel points -> AA miles promotions are collected here. 2017.10.12: 30% Bonus Miles There is a limited time promotion for UA that through November 30, you will earn a 30% mileage bonus (up to 25000 bonus award miles) when you transfer hotel points to UA. The official…
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Interact on Social Media, Earn Up to 45k Marriott Points Per Year!

Introduction Recently Marriott starts to promote its social media campaigns. Now we can earn Marriott points simply by some clicking! Some notes to keep in mind: You can earn up to 45k Marriott points per year by social media. The points earned in this way won’t postpone the expiration date of Marriott points. Preparation: Connect Your Accounts In order to…
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How to get and redeem Free Nights Certificates in different brands hotels

This is a free night summary, mainly focusing on how to get and redeem free night with the different hotel brands. If there is a mistake, please help correct me. 1. Introduction The two tables listed below are pretty comprehensive. Sign-up Bonus Free Night Comparison Table: Annual Free Night Comparison Table: Note: Chase Fairmont Credit Card listed below is discontinued 2. IHG 2.1….
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A Complete Guide to the Marriott Travel Packages — The best way to redeem your SPG/Marriott points!

Marriott Travel Packages is the best way to redeem your SPG/Marriott points. In this post, I will introduce how to make the best out of SPG/Marriott through Marriott Travel Packages. Why choose the Marriott Travel Packages? As a hotel fan, I have not been redeeming Marriott and SPG points for hotels for over a year. Why? I have been saving points…
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