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Marriott 2018 Changes: Rollover Nights, Status Buy Back & New Hertz Benefits

Marriott is making changes for 2018 that are worth noting! Being able to rollover nights in excess of our elite requirements is a great benefit of some hotel chains. But now with Marriott, we’ll have to track nights more closely! Going forward, in 2018 our excess nights earned will no long roll forward into 2019. It was great while it lasted! Do you track your hotel nights closely? If not, and you’re a Marriott loyalist, will you start keeping closer tabs on qualifying nights, or does this change not matter much in your hotel choice patterns?

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Timeshare Deal at Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas in Palm Springs: 5 Days / 4 Nights + 5,000 SPG Points for $349

Good morning everyone.  Yesterday, I received an email from the Westin Vacation Club (WVC) for a timeshare presentation at the beautiful Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA.  The timeshare deal is for 5 days / 4 nights + your choice of 5,000 SPG Points or a $75 resort credit for only $349.  This offer is not supposed to be transferrable, but if you are interested, try calling the number below or filling out the form on this page.

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Earn up to $120 in Uber Credit with Citi Double Cash Credit Card

Updated 9am PT on 10/15: Promo details now show up in the Payment Rewards section.

Good morning everyone, happy Friday.  I just got this email from Citi, so it might be targeted, but if you have a Citi Double Cash Credit Card, you can earn up to $120 in Uber credit when you pay with that credit card for UberPool rides.  You need to add the promo code to your Uber account (which I will show you below) and then pay for your next UberPool ride with your Citi Double Cash Credit Card.  After that ride, you will earn $15 in Uber credit which you can apply to your next UberPool ride (or maybe to Uber or UberEats, I’m not sure).  You can do that up to 8 times to earn $120 in Uber credit.  Sounds pretty good to me, since most good Uber promos are just for first time customers.

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Singapore Airlines Partner Award Chart for Alaska Airlines Flights (Sweet Spots to Hawaii, Canada & Mexico)

Buenos dias everyone. As first reported by Scott at Travel Codex, Singapore Airlines’s Krisflyer loyalty program has released a partner award chart for flights on Alaska Airlines. It seems confusing at first, but once you understand the full picture, it makes more sense.

Alaska’s route map is split into five zones:

  • Zone 1: West Coast
  • Zone 2: Mountain West and Canada
  • Zone 3: Midwest
  • Zone 4: East Coast, Southeast, Cuba, Costa Rica, and Mexico
  • Zone 5: Alaska and Hawaii

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Vistana / Starwood Vacation Packages for Orlando & Cancun: 3rd Night Free, 1,000 SPG Points & $25 Resort Credit

Good afternoon everyone, I have one more deal for you.  Vistana (the timeshare / vacation ownership division of Starwood) sent out an email for 2 very good vacation packages for the Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort in Orlando, Florida, and the Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort in Cancun, Mexico.  If you book a three night stay before 8/31, you can get your 3rd night free, 1,000 bonus SPG points, and a $25 resort credit.  There is no timeshare requirement, but I assume you will be offered to attend a timeshare / vacation ownership presentation during your stay for some freebies.  Doctor of Credit actually had a post today about timeshare freebies.

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