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IHG 80% Bonus Points + PointBreaks Promotion: A Great Combo

One of the best uses of IHG points is when IHG is running a PointBreaks promotion. On April 30 the current PointBreaks locations were announced. And the current IHG 80% bonus promotion is available for purchases of IHG points made until May 31, 2018. Continue reading

15 Elite Nights Credit from Ritz Carlton Conversion & 15 Elite Nights from Marriott Business Credit Card

Updated 9pm PT on 5/1: The reader who asked me this question sent me the following email.  It looks like the 15 Elite Nights Credit posts very quickly (in just a few days)!

Hey Grant! Just checked my Marriott account and I now have the additional 15 nights. Not sure if it just takes a few business days, or if they update on a certain day of the week, etc. That said, downgrading for the elite nights looks to work just fine!

Updated 5pm PT on 5/8: I just received a response from Marriott regarding my email that I sent on 4/29:

Dear Grant Thomas, Thank you for contacting Marriott Rewards. It appears the 30 Elite nights were credited for your two Marriott Rewards credit cards from Chase. You received 15 Elite nights for your Marriott Rewards Premier credit card from Chase on January 8, 2018, and 15 Elite nights for your Marriott Rewards Premier Business credit card from Chase on April 18, 2018If I can be of further assistance, I invite you to reply to this email. Thank you for choosing Marriott.


Good afternoon everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.  I received an email from a reader asking about Marriott Rewards Elite Nights Credit.  I am not sure if this is useful or helpful to others, but thought I would share anyways.  Here is his question:

My question is simply whether or not you received the 15 elite night credits that the Marriott card provides, at or near the time that you did the downgrade. Right now I am at a point where those credits would push me up a tier of status in Marriott once the new loyalty program is implemented, but I have gotten conflicting answers from Chase when asking them if a product change would give me the night credits in the same way that a new application would.

This reader is referring to my post in early January regarding converting my JPMorgan Chase Ritz Carlton Credit Card to a Chase Marriott Rewards Visa Signature Credit Card.  I downgraded / converted / product changed to the Chase Marriott Rewards Visa Signature Credit Card in January.  I also received my new Chase Marriott Rewards Business Credit Card a few weeks ago.  I haven’t stayed at Marriott this year, but when I logged into my Marriott account, it shows 30 Elite Night Credits.  I tried to dig a little deeper to see when the Elite Night Credits posted, but that is not easy to find out.

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Free Ebooks from IHG

Free is a great price! Do you read ebooks on a Kindle? If so, make sure you’re not missing out on this benefit. Since getting my Chase IHG Credit Card last year, I’ve been busy trying to use all the IHG points I’ve accrued, so I totally missed this extra goodie. Have you been using this Kindle deal? Even if it’s only 2 free ebooks a quarter, free is still a great price! What’s the best Kindle ebook you’ve read this year?

My New Chase Marriott Rewards Business Credit Card Arrived: Card Art & Welcome Letter [Guide / Brochure Added]

Updated 1pm PT on 5/15: I received a welcome guide / brochure for this credit card, so I added that to the bottom of this post.


Good afternoon everyone.  A few days ago, I wrote about how I knew I was approved for a new Chase credit card before getting an email or letter in the mail.  Fast forward to now, my new Chase Marriott Rewards Business Credit Card arrived in the mail.  The credit card design doesn’t look like the card that I approved for, so I will share my theory below.  I also got the welcome letter that I will share below.  The front and back of the new credit card is metal, and looks very similar to the personal Chase Marriott Rewards Credit Card, but is not quite as thick as the JPMorgan Chase Ritz Carlton Credit Card.

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Chase Hyatt Visa Credit Card Offers (Live Now Through July 31)

Good afternoon everyone, I just received the following email from Hyatt.  Chase, Hyatt, and Visa have teamed up to create Hyatt Credit Card Offers (not a very original name).  The platform is the same platform that was built for Marriott and Chase Slate.  According to the email, Hyatt Credit Card Offers is currently available and will run through July 31.  Strange that they would have an end date in mind, but they could extend it if the product is successful and popular.  To get started, click here and have your Chase Hyatt Credit Card available.

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