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[Ends Today] American Express 35k SPG Credit Card Offer

Disclaimer: We’re not an American Express marketing partner. The links below are our personal refer-a-friend links.   In February, American Express announced an increased sign up bonus offer for the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) personal credit card. After spending $3,000 in the first 3 months of card membership, you’ll receive 25,000 SPG points. Further, you will receive 10,000 more SPG points...

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[Last Week] American Express 35k SPG Credit Card Bonus Offers

Disclaimer: We’re not an American Express marketing partner. The links below are our personal refer-a-friend links.   In February, American Express announced an increased sign up bonus offer for the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) personal credit card. After spending $3,000 in the first 3 months of card membership, you will receive 25,000 SPG points. Further, you will receive 10,000 more SPG...

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Amex Increases the SPG Credit Card Bonus Offer to the Highest Ever!

Disclaimer: I’m not an American Express marketing partner. The links below are my personal refer-a-friend links.   Last week, American Express announced an increased sign up bonus offer for the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) personal credit card. After spending $3,000 in the first 3 months of card membership, you will receive 25,000 SPG points. Further, you will receive 10,000 more SPG...

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Marriott and Starwood Platinum members now eligible for Delta Comfort and First Class Upgrades

This morning Delta announced that Marriott and Starwood Platinum members are now eligible for upgrades on flights within the United States, and flights to Canada, Latin America, Caribbean, China, and Hong Kong. This is a big announcement because never before have you been able to receive upgrades for having hotel status alone.   Delta's announcement: Now, Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®)...
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The Marriott and Starwood Merger Is Complete: What You Need to Know

At the end of September, Marriott International officially completed their acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, creating the largest hotel chain in the world. The newly merged company will operate more than 5,700 properties with 1.1 million rooms under 30 different brands in over 110 countries. This certainly wasn’t unexpected, as news of this merger originally broke back in November of...

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SPG More For You Promotion (Enter daily through Sept 12th)

Photo: W Vieques, Puerto Rico © Thrifty Traveler   Starwood is offering a month-long SPG More For You promotion where you could win: Free Night Awards Bonus Starpoints Plus you will also be entered into a grand prize drawing to win 5 Free Night Awards plus 50,000 Starpoints which will be held on September 20th. You can play daily through September 12th.   Enter More For You Promo...

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Anbang walks! The Starwood drama is over! Marriott to acquire!

Featured photo: W Resort and Spa – Vieques, Puerto Rico Yesterday, the Chinese consortium led by Chinese insurer Anbang, walked from their offer of $14 billion for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. It appears that the soap opera is finally over, and now Marriott will purchase Starwood for $13.6 billion, which was the counter-offer Marriott made on March 21st. Anbang’s multiple...

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[Breaking News] Starwood receives yet another offer from Chinese Consortium

Anbang has now offered $14 billion for the Starwood hotel group, which exceeds Marriott’s prior offer last week of $13.6 billion. The bidding war is in full swing with Anbang now making it’s second offer. It’s important to note that Marriott is a publically traded company and Anbang’s “consortium” is led by a massive chinese insurance company. Marriott will most likely...