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[Updated 5/14/20] Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs
[Updated 5/14/20] Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs

[Updated 5/14/20] Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs

Introduction Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen credit card companies and loyalty programs introduce many consumer-friendly changes. There have been so many that it’s hard to keep up with everything! Last week, we published a summary of the consumer-friendly…

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Amex Offers for Hotels – Active Offers as of Feb 2020
Amex Offers for Hotels – Active Offers as of Feb 2020

Amex Offers for Hotels – Active Offers as of Feb 2020

Introduction Some nice Amex Offers for hotels have been released within the past few days, and it’s been a while since we’ve done a recap of active Offers. So, we figured it would be a good time to catch Middle…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/10/20 – MGM; AA Vacations; Best Western; Hilton; Alaska; LifeMiles; Hyatt-AA
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/10/20 – MGM; AA Vacations; Best Western; Hilton; Alaska; LifeMiles; Hyatt-AA

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/10/20 – MGM; AA Vacations; Best Western; Hilton; Alaska; LifeMiles; Hyatt-AA

No doubt, the biggest news in the credit card/points-and-miles world this week has been the impending changes coming to the Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) card. We’ve been digesting that news and thinking through the CSR value proposition and strategies in…

Best Value for Hyatt Category 1-4 Free Night Awards on the Las Vegas Strip
Best Value for Hyatt Category 1-4 Free Night Awards on the Las Vegas Strip

Best Value for Hyatt Category 1-4 Free Night Awards on the Las Vegas Strip

Introduction and Background The World of Hyatt program offers several ways for members to obtain free night awards that are good at Category 1 through 4 hotels. Members can earn these Cat 1-4 free nights by: Staying 30 qualifying nights…

Hyatt-MGM Fall 2019 Double Hyatt Points Promotion in Vegas – Great Stacking Opportunity!
Hyatt-MGM Fall 2019 Double Hyatt Points Promotion in Vegas – Great Stacking Opportunity!

Hyatt-MGM Fall 2019 Double Hyatt Points Promotion in Vegas – Great Stacking Opportunity!

Hyatt and MGM/MLife have introduced a great Fall 2019 promotion where you can earn double Hyatt points on stays at 12 MGM/MLife properties in Vegas. We’ll tell you about the promotion details, plus walk you through ways to get incredible…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/11/19 – Staples out of in-store offers; Pei reduced earnings; LifeMiles; good MGM & Caesars sales; and a Caesars reward
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/11/19 – Staples out of in-store offers; Pei reduced earnings; LifeMiles; good MGM & Caesars sales; and a Caesars reward

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/11/19 – Staples out of in-store offers; Pei reduced earnings; LifeMiles; good MGM & Caesars sales; and a Caesars reward

Tons to cover in today’s Middle Age Miles “News & Notes”: 1. Staples No Longer on In-Store Portals/Apps As we first reported yesterday evening in our “MS DP Series – Follow-Up Part 1” article, Staples is no longer on a…

Additional Tidbits from a Trip to Vegas
Additional Tidbits from a Trip to Vegas

Additional Tidbits from a Trip to Vegas

Introduction Middle Age Miles spent Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas with friends and had a great time. Earlier this afternoon, we posted a detailed article about using benefits through the Signature Travel program to score great hotel deals in…

Using Signature Travel Benefits to Score Great Deals in Vegas
Using Signature Travel Benefits to Score Great Deals in Vegas

Using Signature Travel Benefits to Score Great Deals in Vegas

Introduction Some of our most popular articles on Middle Age Miles have been the ones about scoring good hotel deals in Las Vegas. We recently found another useful avenue to get nice benefits in Vegas that can result in a…

Negative MGM/MLife Changes – Reduced Room Rate Discounts for Elites & Increased Resort Fees at 3 Top Hotels
Negative MGM/MLife Changes – Reduced Room Rate Discounts for Elites & Increased Resort Fees at 3 Top Hotels

Negative MGM/MLife Changes – Reduced Room Rate Discounts for Elites & Increased Resort Fees at 3 Top Hotels

Summer 2019 has brought two pieces of negative news from the MGM/MLife properties in Las Vegas – reduced discounts on room rates for MLife elite members, and increased resort fees at MGM’s highest-end Vegas properties, the Aria, Bellagio and Vdara.…

Mattress Running for Hyatt Elite Qualifying Nights in Vegas – or Simply Staying for Less!
Mattress Running for Hyatt Elite Qualifying Nights in Vegas – or Simply Staying for Less!

Mattress Running for Hyatt Elite Qualifying Nights in Vegas – or Simply Staying for Less!

Introduction Middle Age Miles is in the midst of Going for Globalist in 2019 with Hyatt. Globalist status requires 60 elite qualifying nights with Hyatt (55 if you’re renewing the status this year), and the opportunities to manufacture elite nights…