Starpoints will cease to exist when Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest merge in August so this is genuinely the last chance you'll ever have to buy Starpoints at a discount. It may even be the last chance you get to buy discounted points which you can use at Marriott properties because, traditionally, Marriott doesn't offer discounted points sales.
If you have one of the two Chase/Hyatt co-branded credit cards you may have seen a pleasing email drop into your inbox over the past 24 hours - Hyatt is offering cardmembers a 10% rebate on all award bookings taken by 30 September 2018.
IHG has launched a new points sale in which IHG Rewards members are being offered a mystery bonus. Normally with these promotions you see people being targeted for bonuses ranging between 70% through to 100% but, in this instance, I've yet to hear of anyone who isn't seeing the 100% bonus....and I've seen or heard from at least 30 accounts so far.
With all the upcoming changes to Marriott Rewards I can't remember a time when I have needed to be able to track my path to lifetime status more...but Marriott apparently disagrees.
Marriott Moments is the section of Marriott Rewards best known for allowing members to redeem their points for various experiences around the world but I recently discovered that it also allows you to earn Marriott points as well.
This fast track to Hyatt status offer is an offer that Hyatt has brought out before and that has been running for a while but it's worth mentioning again in case anyone missed it and. more importantly, because it may have just got easier to meet the conditions.
Radisson has launched a new promotion in which Radisson rewards members can earn double points on all stays of 2 nights of more taken over the next 7 weeks. The offer is not targeted and appears to be open to all regions so the restrictions on this promotion are limited.
Hilton is back with another points sale which everyone is eligible for (Hilton often sends out targeted promotions that not everyone gets). This time around, rather than offering bonus points on all purchases, Hilton is offering a 30% discount on the regular price of points....but is the discounted price even worth considering?
A number of people have been saying that having the likes of the St Regis Bora Bora and the St Regis Maldives Vommuli priced at 60,000 points/night is only really a good deal on paper. In reality, they say, award availability will be very limited (due to demand) so only a few of us will be able to get the reservations we want. I see things in a slightly different way.
Last week Hyatt announced a revamped credit card which offers elite qualifying nights just for holding the card and a path to further elite qualifying nights through spend and now it would appear that you can earn bonus elite nights at Andaz properties too.