Since 2015 Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Uber have partnered to provide riders with Starwood points for each dollar spent on rides. The partnership has been a great way for Uber riders to earn … [Read more...] about SPG and Uber Terminate Partnership
Back in August, I relayed my issues with my SPG Amex bonus. Even though I hit my minimum spend in May, my bonus still hadn't posted. Well, the "quick fix" promised to me by Amex never came. Days … [Read more...] about UPDATE: SPG Amex Bonus Still Missing? Try @AskAmex
Marriott Rewards has been offering various promotions offering free rewards points for activity on social media. More details of these offers are covered by Caroline in her post from a few weeks ago. … [Read more...] about Is Marriott No Longer Offering 50 Rewards Points per Tweet?
Marriott MegaBonus Unlock More has finally been revealed and we are seeing a semi generous offer from Marriott. The Marriott Rewards MegaBonus “unlock more” initially seemed like a poorly executed … [Read more...] about What is Marriott’s Megabonus Unlock More?
While I typically bring my own shampoo and other products when traveling, I do occasionally use what the hotel provides if it is something I like. Strangely some of my more popular posts discuss when … [Read more...] about New Bath and Shower Amenities at Sheraton Hotels: Le Grand Bain
(UPDATE: I resolved this issue using Amex's Twitter customer service portal, AskAmex. Please read my follow-up post about how to use this option.) In the spring, the SPG Amex bonus briefly … [Read more...] about Missing Your SPG Amex Sign Up Bonus? You’re Not Alone
The Blue Palace Resort and Spa on the island of Crete in Greece is a beautiful location. The resort is built in the hills above a small fishing village, facing a bay in the Sea of Crete. The Blue … [Read more...] about Review: The Blue Palace Resort and Spa, Crete, Greece.
Hotel Magnolia, in downtown Saint Louis is part of the Tribute Portfolio, a new brand within Starwood Preferred Guest. I had business in St. Louis earlier this year, and saw this property when looking … [Read more...] about Review: Hotel Magnolia, St Louis, an SPG Tribute Portfolio Boutique Property
New and existing American Express SPG credit card holders can earn up to 35,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points through two very different but generous offers. The first offer provides new customers … [Read more...] about Up to 35,000 Starpoints for New or Existing American Express SPG Cardmembers
This post will review my 2016 in travel. I intended to fly less this year than 2015, and while I was successful in flying fewer miles, it was another busy year, with over 200,000 "butt in seat" miles … [Read more...] about 2016 in Travel: Apartments to the Desert and Beyond