Were you targeted for an extra SPG promotion?
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.
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.
Marriott Rewards has released their new promotion, MegaBonus. It has a choice for customers, making it rewarding for occasional and frequent travelers. Which is the right promotion for you?
Starwood Preferred Guest and American Airlines are offering a limited time bonus on transfers.
If you don’t travel for a living or generate a ton of points from credit card spending, you should always consider bonuses like these when they come up. It doesn’t mean you should definitely transfer, since you can’t transfer them back for anywhere near the same value in most cases. But, if you’re playing the game and trying to get the most out of limited spending, transfer bonuses like these can represent a great way to accelerate your earning to your next vacation.
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Starwood Preferred Guest has announced their first promotion of 2016. We’ll need to wait to see how it compares with other promotions, but there’s value here for different types of travelers.