Sometimes All You Have To Do Is Ask – Getting A Room Upgrade I Wasn’t Entitled Too

Residence Inn Sioux Falls

My wife and I each had one Marriott category 1-5 e-certificate that needed to be used by January 15th or we would lose them. With a brand new baby, no sleep, and 60 hour work weeks this winter we really haven’t been traveling at all. So we decided to have a nice little stay-cation and … Read the Full Post

The Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Hotel Deals from Around the Internet

Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino

It’s not just the toys and TV’s going on sale this weekend. The travel industry is having its fair share of deals. Between eating leftovers and napping you might want to take some time to look at your travel plans. You should be able to score some great rates on hotel stays over the next … Read the Full Post

116 New Hotel Options in South Africa with Marriott Acquisition of Protea Hotels

African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel

Great news for Marriott fans who may be looking to travel to Africa in the future. Yesterday Marriott signed a letter of intent to acquire Protea Hotels brands and management business in Africa. Coming with a price tag of $200 million this acquisition will allow Marriott to pick up 116 hotels across 3 different brands. … Read the Full Post

25% Off Reward Redemption’s In the Caribbean, Mexico, & Costa Rica With Marriott

Renaissance Island in Aruba

Summer is over, school is back in, and if you are like me you are looking into your options to have a little escape this coming winter. I am always looking into that next trip. I have had the itch pretty bad for a while now but with my wife 8 months pregnant, I really … Read the Full Post

60,000 to 70,000 Bonus Points with the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

marriott 70k offer

Marriott and Chase have two great offers out right now on the Marriott Rewards® Premier credit card. These offers are targeted but can potentially be had by anyone. The 70,000 point offer was targeted only to current Marriott elite members but some have reported it working for them with a work around. Also remember that … Read the Full Post

Earn Extra Points For Referring Your Friends and Family!

Refer a Friend marriott rewards

One easy and often overlooked way to score some free hotel points is through your friends, family, & co-workers. Do you have a family member who you just got excited about traveling and is who is looking to get started? Maybe you have a new co-worker who is just getting started traveling. Whatever the case, … Read the Full Post

Miles and Points Tidbits 8/10/13

This week has been a long week. It started off Tuesday night when I got to be the lucky recipient of a 3 hour delay sitting on the tarmac in Minneapolis due to weather! Wednesday morning I was able to enjoy a 2 hr delay (due to equipment failure) which resulted in missing my connection. … Read the Full Post

A Partnership Between United and Marriott Results in a New Reciprocal Rewards Experience – RewardsPlus

United Mileage Plus and Marriott Rewards have teamed up following on the heals of the Delta & SPG Crossover Rewards partnership. The new program is called RewardsPlus which will provide qualified elite members of either program with reciprocal benefits in the other program!     For Marriott Rewards Members:   If you are Platinum Elite or … Read the Full Post

Marriott Changes Elite Free Breakfast Benefit to 7 Days a Week!

For my family, one of the most important factors for choosing a hotel on a family trip is whether or not there is free breakfast. When you have a family of 5, the cost of breakfast every morning can really start to add up.  We have many times gone with a slightly lesser hotel in … Read the Full Post

Credit Cards With The Best Annual Spending Threshold Bonuses

With all the possibilities to manufacture spending going on these days with things like Visa and MasterCard gift cards and Vanilla Reloads, I decided it was time to take another look at which cards would be the best to put the majority of that manufactured spending on. Even though we are 4 months into the … Read the Full Post