Connecting SPG and Marriott accounts, and transferring points between them

Quickly transfer Marriott Rewards Points and SPG Starpoints back and forth between both programs.

I’m considering giving some of my business to United

Disclaimer: I began this post the night before my fiasco with United and Marriott started. The issue was never resolved, so I ended up flying without my status, but I will be following up on the issue directly with United. For the purposes of this post, I am removing that hiccup from my memory. I ...

Chase brings back Best Buy bonus

Right before Christmas Chase was running a promotion on purchases made at Best Buy through the Chase Pay app. That same offer has returned. The promo is pretty straightforward, use the Chase Pay app and receive points. Let’s break down the key points though. Key Points The offer is valid with other Chase cards, including ...

I was just approved for the Chase Ink Business Preferred card

Do I qualify for a business credit card? How do I go about getting the best one on the market?

What I look for when booking a hotel?

What are the top factors to consider when booking a hotel?

Delta Resort Victoria, British Columbia

Marriott and United are on my s*it list right now

One of the best travel programs out there right now is RewardsPlus — the joint venture between United and Marriott that allow their elite members to enjoy benefits across both programs. The basics of the program are: If you are a Marriott Rewards Platinum member, you get complimentary United MileagePlus Premier Silver.  If you are ...

Chase Sapphire Reserve and Gold Delta Skymiles card from american express

I’m downgrading my Gold Delta Skymiles card

Credit cards can be an be an incredibly tricky game, but if you stay disciplined and organized it can be exceedingly rewarding. We already know this, though. One strategy of that “game” is ensuring that you strategically sign-up, downgrade and even possibly cancel cards. One of the great things about many cards is the trial year banks ...

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