The Marriott-SPG loyalty program merger brings credit card benefits

The Marriott-SPG loyalty program merger brings credit card benefits

With the merger of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty programs occurring in August, I wanted to highlight some of the practical benefits of that combination for moderate travelers like me. Specifically, there are some definite benefits coming to Marriott/SPG co-branded credit card portfolio.

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Evaluating my credit card portfolio - Citibank

Evaluating my credit card portfolio - Citibank

Since my pursuit of points and miles has resulted in many open credit card accounts, I recently began a top-to-bottom review of my overall credit card portfolio. In today's entry in the series covering this review, I will consider the Citi card products I hold.

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Evaluating my credit card portfolio - Chase

Evaluating my credit card portfolio - Chase

Since my pursuit of points and miles has resulted in many open credit card accounts, I recently began a top-to-bottom review of my overall credit card portfolio. In today's entry in the series covering this review, I will consider the Chase card products I hold.

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Amex Starwood Preferred Guest card Statement credit promotion

Amex Starwood Preferred Guest card Statement credit promotion

Last week, I reviewed my American Express credit card portfolio. My primary takeaway was to close my consumer Amex Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card. Ironically, yesterday, I received a spend promotion from American Express for that very card. 

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Downgrading the Chase Sapphire Preferred to the Freedom Unlimited

Recently, Chase changed its rules and now prohibits a user from carrying more than one Sapphire card product. My wife wants to apply for the very attractive Chase Sapphire Reserve card so we decided to downgrade her current Chase Sapphire Preferred to the Chase Freedom Unlimited. The process was fairly simple and now she will be able to apply for the Sapphire Reserve product.

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Unboxing the American Express OPEN Enhanced Business Platinum Card

Through January 25, 2017, American Express OPEN is offering up to 100,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points on the Enhanced Business Platinum Card. Combined with the excellent perks the card offers, I decided to apply two weeks ago and was instantly approved. My card was delivered within a week and I wanted to document the unboxing of my latest points-and-miles credit card.

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Review: Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore House

Last year, I was finally able to experience Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore House. The home glittered with twinkling Christmas lights and was draped with holiday greenery. If you love Christmas, Biltmore during the holiday season is a great experience.

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Barclay AAdvantage Aviator vs. Citi/AAdvantage Platinum: Which to keep?

With the annual fee due on both my Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard and Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select Card later this month, I need to evaluate which of the two cards - if either - I will keep.

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