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Marriott Bonvoy Spring 2020 “Unlimited Bonus Points” Promotion Starts March 17
Marriott Bonvoy Spring 2020 “Unlimited Bonus Points” Promotion Starts March 17

Marriott Bonvoy Spring 2020 “Unlimited Bonus Points” Promotion Starts March 17

Summary of the Promotion Marriott Bonvoy has announced its Spring 2020 chainwide promotion, called “Unlimited Bonus Points.” Key details are as follows: Earn 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points for each stay during the promotional period, starting with your second stay…

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Middle Age Miles News & Notes 3/3/20 – last day for Marriott reservations at old award rates; airline fee waivers; Amex Offers & transfer bonus for Hilton; Payce
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 3/3/20 – last day for Marriott reservations at old award rates; airline fee waivers; Amex Offers & transfer bonus for Hilton; Payce

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 3/3/20 – last day for Marriott reservations at old award rates; airline fee waivers; Amex Offers & transfer bonus for Hilton; Payce

On this Super Tuesday election day here in Texas and in other states, let’s take a much-needed break from AA shutdowns and cover several other topics of interest in the travel, credit card and points-and-miles world: 1 – Last Day…

Marriott Massive March Massacre 2020 – Category Changes Crush Certificate Value – What to Do in the Next Few Days
Marriott Massive March Massacre 2020 – Category Changes Crush Certificate Value – What to Do in the Next Few Days

Marriott Massive March Massacre 2020 – Category Changes Crush Certificate Value – What to Do in the Next Few Days

Introduction #Bonvoyed again. Back in early February, Marriott announced hotel award category changes that will take effect in less than a week, on March 4, 2020. You can access the full list of category changes here: Marriott Bonvoy: 2020 Category…

Is Marriott Bonvoy Offering Reduced Requalification Thresholds for Elite Members?
Is Marriott Bonvoy Offering Reduced Requalification Thresholds for Elite Members?

Is Marriott Bonvoy Offering Reduced Requalification Thresholds for Elite Members?

Introduction Here’s an interesting question that I don’t believe I’ve seen addressed by any other points-and-miles blogs – Is Marriott Bonvoy offering reduced requalification thresholds for elite members? Our own situation suggests that this might be the case, and we’re…

Marriott Free Night Certificate Expiring? Call and Ask If It Can Be Extended by a Year
Marriott Free Night Certificate Expiring? Call and Ask If It Can Be Extended by a Year

Marriott Free Night Certificate Expiring? Call and Ask If It Can Be Extended by a Year

Introduction For all of the unfriendly changes and customer service issues we’ve seen from Marriott over the past year-and-a-half (#Bonvoyed), there’s an area where Marriott Bonvoy customer service has excelled for us and many others – extending the expiration date…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/13/20 – Staples VGC deal; AS, AA, UA portal bonuses; Marriott issues & deals; Ticket Club
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/13/20 – Staples VGC deal; AS, AA, UA portal bonuses; Marriott issues & deals; Ticket Club

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/13/20 – Staples VGC deal; AS, AA, UA portal bonuses; Marriott issues & deals; Ticket Club

New week, new Middle Age Miles News & Notes column – several interesting things to cover today: 1 – Visa Gift Card deal underway at Staples From now through Saturday, January 18, purchase a $200 Visa gift card (VGC) in-store…

Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles
Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles

Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles

Introduction When you are earning points and miles and considering possible redemptions, it is critically important to have a general understanding of the value of those points and miles.  All points and miles are not created equal! Thus, back in September 2018…

Points.com Has Returned to Top Cashback – Stack with Current Hotel Points Purchase Promotions!
Points.com Has Returned to Top Cashback – Stack with Current Hotel Points Purchase Promotions!

Points.com Has Returned to Top Cashback – Stack with Current Hotel Points Purchase Promotions!

Introduction and Background A few weeks ago in one of our News & Notes articles, we noted that Points.com was no longer available through the Top Cashback (TCB) shopping portal. This eliminated what we thought was the best portal option…

Marriott Bonvoy Membership Anniversary Bonus
Marriott Bonvoy Membership Anniversary Bonus

Marriott Bonvoy Membership Anniversary Bonus

This is just a quick article to give you a heads up that we got a small unexpected bonus from Marriott Bonvoy yesterday for our “Member-versary.” Yesterday, we received an email from Bonvoy. It came from a strange address, noreply@mr-points.com,…

Bonvoyed! Is Marriott’s “Unlock More” the Worst Major Chainwide Points Promotion Ever?
Bonvoyed! Is Marriott’s “Unlock More” the Worst Major Chainwide Points Promotion Ever?

Bonvoyed! Is Marriott’s “Unlock More” the Worst Major Chainwide Points Promotion Ever?

Introduction Since Marriott Rewards fully transitioned to Bonvoy in February 2019, it has run one worldwide points promotion – the “Endless Earning” promotion for Summer 2019. The promotion was extremely weak. Basically, for a period of 2.5 months, a Bonvoy…