One of the most valuable benefits of the SPG program is the transfer ratio to many airlines. Because of the transfer ratio between Virgin America and Alaska Airlines, there’s an opportunity right now to earn a 60% bonus on your Starpoints. That will be going away shortly.
Earning lots of Starpoints is hard, especially if you don’t have lots of hotel stays. They don’t have any bonus categories with their credit card, nor much in the way of earning partnerships. So, any extra is a plus.
In the dead of night, Marriott announced a whole bunch of changes that both SPG and Marriott loyalty members are going to be awful happy about.
We’ve been waiting for information about status matches, transfer ratios between the two programs and when we’ll be able to spend those hard-earned points in both programs. There are still some details to work out, but we have a lot more answers today.
Take a moment to register for the new SPG promo. Double and triple Starpoints are worth your while for the 30 seconds it’ll take to register. There is a list of participating properties, but it appears it’s a pretty healthy list. Chances are if you’ve got a SPG hotel stay coming up you’ll be able to earn some extra Starpoints.
The Old Clare Hotel is an eclectic little property, one of the newest places you can redeem Starpoints. More options to redeem your points, especially in popular places like Sydney, is always a plus for frequent travelers.
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.
Starwood Preferred Guest has a daily contest you should start playing immediately for a chance to win free points and vacations. They’ve also announced their promo for the remainder of 2016. Here are the details…