Tag Archive: Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)

AmEx SPG Credit Card Review (2018.4 Update: Only $200 Offer Now…)

The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express Review 2018.4.19 Update: The sign-up bonus is only $200 now… 2018.4.16 Update: Today Marriott has announced its new program, and the info about the new credit cards are also released. After Aug 1st, the earning ability will be changed from 1x SPG (=3x Marriott) to 2x Marriott. Today DoC also got a…
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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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AmEx SPG Business Credit Card Review (2018.4 Update: Only $200 Offer Now…)

Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express Review 2018.4 Update: The sign-up bonus is only $200 now… Application Link AmEx Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Business Benefits $200 offer: earn a $100 statement credit after you make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, earn an additional $100 statement credit after your first purchase at a participating SPG or…
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Hotel Review: Senior Suite at Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado

Upon finishing up our stay on Easter Island, we flew to Lima via Santiago de Chile. The next morning we flew to Cusco on LATAM (previously known as LAN Peru) for our upcoming trip to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Since LIM-CUZ is wholly in Peru, I used only 4,500 Avios(per person) for a one-way redemption. Since the one-way…
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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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Why I think Anbang will eventually buy SPG and it will be a good thing to us…

Maybe Americans don’t know about the Chinese company Anbang at all. Neither do I several days ago, but some of my friends have some interesting information and insights about it. First of all, we shouldn’t treat Anbang as a usual insurance company. It is so special because its actually bosses, Chen Xiaolu and Wu Xiaohui, are “the Second Generation of…
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