Tag Archive: Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)

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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AmEx SPG Credit Card Review (2018.8 Update: 75k Marriott Points Offer)

The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express Review 2018.8.26 Update: the new Marriott & SPG co-branded credit cards bonus limits is now effective. 2018.8 Update: The offer is back. 75k Marriott points offer is basically the same as the previous 25k SPG points offer. The changes of benefits have taken effect today. Application Link AmEx Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Benefits 75k…
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AmEx SPG Business Credit Card Review (2018.8 Update: 100k Marriott Points Offer)

Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express Review 2018.8.26 Update: the new Marriott & SPG co-branded credit cards bonus limits is now effective. 2018.8 Update: The offer is back. 100k Marriott points is equivalent to 33.3k old SPG points. The changes of benefits have taken effect today. Application Link AmEx Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Business Benefits 100k offer: earn 100,000…
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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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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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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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