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When Does the Annual Free Night Certificate on the Ritz-Carlton Visa Card Post, and When Does It Expire?

When Does the Annual Free Night Certificate on the Ritz-Carlton Visa Card Post, and When Does It Expire?

Introduction The Chase Ritz-Carlton Visa (RC Visa) is one of our very favorite credit cards. We’ve extolled the value we get out of this card previously, most notably in our “Keep or Cancel” article from last year (Keep or Cancel…

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Can You Stack Shopping Portal Benefits with Using a Club Level Upgrade Certificate from the Ritz Carlton Visa Card? (Experiment-in-Progress)

Can You Stack Shopping Portal Benefits with Using a Club Level Upgrade Certificate from the Ritz Carlton Visa Card? (Experiment-in-Progress)

Introduction At Middle Age Miles, we love to experiment with different points-and-miles strategies and then share our results with our readers, in hopes that it’ll benefit the community. In this experiment, we wanted to explore the notoriously hard-to-use Club Level…

Marriott Free Night Certificates Can Be Used With Cash to Book Upgraded Rooms and Suites

Marriott Free Night Certificates Can Be Used With Cash to Book Upgraded Rooms and Suites

Introduction Marriott free night certificates are fairly widely available as anniversary benefits on several Marriott co-branded credit cards. These cards offer an anniversary free night certificate worth up to 50,000 points: Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card (formerly Amex SPG Luxury)…

Changes to Amex & Chase Marriott/SPG Cards – All of the Details, and Our Take on All the Changes

Changes to Amex & Chase Marriott/SPG Cards – All of the Details, and Our Take on All the Changes

For several months, we’ve known that Amex and Chase would be modifying their Marriott and SPG cards. We’ve known that SPG branding would be eliminated, and in light of Marriott’s recent announcement that its loyalty program would be renamed “Bonvoy”…

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?

With 2019 kicking off, I thought it would be useful to review the big-spend bonuses and benefits available on our credit cards and give you our thoughts on each of them. We’ll break them down into: Yes, Definitely; On the…