Who knows if the SPG Amex will be around next year, given the merger between Marriott and Starwood. If you don’t have these cards now, it’s time to consider them.
If you have a credit card that offers bonuses for office supply purchases, this may be of interest. I use a Chase Ink credit card to earn 5 points per dollar on office supplies. Now I can buy Delta Air Lines gift cards and earn 5X.
Existing Chase Ink Plus cardmembers had reason to be concerned when Chase announced a new card with lower earnings. We now have confirmation on what they’ll do with existing Ink Plus cardmembers.
The Chase Sapphire Reserve is the new popular credit card if you’re looking to earn a lot of points, especially with a 100,000 point sign-up bonus. The $300 annual travel credit is another great benefit, and it appears Disney World fans may have a couple of interesting ways to earn that credit.
Marriott and Starwood continue to make much faster progress with integration after the announcement of the merger than I expected. After quickly moving to status match and give members the ability to transfer points, Marriott and SPG have another announcement that members are really going to enjoy.
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.