Tag Archives: Starwood Preferred Guest

Marriott’s Relationship With Amex and Chase Takes Shape

In the ongoing saga of the recent Marriott and Starwood merger, there has been much speculation regarding the combination of the loyalty programs. Additionally, there was the yet unanswered question. Which bank would win their co-brand credit card battle–American Express or Chase? In the past week, some of those questions have been answered. Since the merger,… Read More »

Extra Points by Using Chase Sapphire Card and Digital Wallet

From now through November 4, 2017, some Chase credit cards will earn an extra point if you pay using a digital wallet. Just use your Chase Sapphire, Sapphire Preferred, or Sapphire Reserve in Android Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Chase Pay. You’ll earn 1 additional Ultimate Rewards point per $1 spent–up to $1,500 during… Read More »

How to Combine SPG Starpoints Between Accounts

Here’s a lesser-known but generous feature of the Starwood Preferred Guest program: members of the same household can combine SPG Starpoints into one account. If you alone don’t have enough SPG points for a redemption, pool points with a family member for that upcoming vacation. I did exactly that, and I’ll show you how. What are SPG… Read More »

Targeted: SPG Amex 5000 Bonus Points After $5000 Spend

If you have the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, check your email for a targeted offer. You may be able eligible for an extra 5,000 Starpoints. You can also check to see if you’re targeted by clicking this link and logging in to your American Express account. The Offer American Express is offering… Read More »

Targeted Offer: SPG Amex 5000 Bonus Starpoints After $5000 Spend

If you have the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, check your email for a targeted offer. You may be able eligible for an extra 5,000 Starpoints. American Express is offering 5,000 Bonus Starpoints after spending $5,000 in qualifying purchases on your enrolled SPG card between the time you complete enrollment and April 30, 2017.… Read More »

My SPG Moments Experience in a Madison Square Garden Suite

When you think of points earned from credit cards, you generally think of free flights or cash back. But with SPG Moments, your Starwood Preferred Guest points can reward you with great experiences as well. The Moments program gives SPG members VIP access to concerts, culinary experiences, premier sporting events and more. Starwood has luxury suites at… Read More »

Transfer Points and Status Match Between Marriott and Starwood

Marriott has completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, giving the combined company 30 hotel brands and over 5700 properties worldwide. Effective immediately, you can now match your highest level status and transfer points in either direction between the programs. The 3:1 ratio for transferring points is fair: 3 Marriott/Ritz Carlton Rewards points =… Read More »