Starwood and Marriott Offer Similar Promotions For the First Quarter of 2017

The Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty programs offer similar promotions for the first quarter of 2017 simultaneously for the first time — especially since their parent companies merged and now allow members to freely transfer points between programs.

Earn double bonus points with both promotions on your first three eligible stays of at least one night at participating hotel or resort properties almost anywhere in the world between Monday, January 16, 2017 and Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Additionally, you will also receive an extra customized bonus targeted specifically for you to earn even more points.

The only exceptions which are not eligible for credit and do not qualify for promotional earnings are…

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Save Up to 35 Percent With Starwood Biggest Sale of 2016

The Starwood Biggest Sale of 2016 gives you the opportunity to save up to 35 percent off of room rates when you book your reservations by Sunday, December 4, 2016 for stays through Monday, September 4, 2017 at greater than 1,100 participating hotel and resort properties worldwide — but you must…

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Earn Up to Triple SkyMiles Per Dollar Spent in Addition to Starpoints

You can earn up to triple SkyMiles per dollar spent in addition to Starpoints when you register for this promotion by Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time and book a reservation and stay any time through Saturday, December 31, 2016 at any of the 749 participating hotel or resort properties in the United States and 84 participating hotel or resort properties in Canada participating in the Starwood Preferred Guest program.


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Unlock Limitless Earnings of Starpoints in North America With Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts

Earn unlimited bonus Starpoints when you register for the Unlock Limitless Earnings with Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts promotion by Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at midnight Eastern Standard Time and stay at one of 17 participating hotel or resort properties in North America by Wednesday, February 15, 2017, as you can earn 1,000 Starpoints on your first eligible stay and 2,000 Starpoints on each following stay.


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How You Can Help Victims of Hurricane Matthew With Marriott

Marriott International, Incorporated will match the contributions of frequent guest loyalty program points through Monday, October 31, 2016 for people adversely affected by Hurricane Matthew; and the announcement was released after the news of similar efforts by United Airlines and American Airlines.

To many people, the storm has left reminders which still exist in the form of extensive damage and lost loved ones. Record storm surges, substantial flooding from torrential rains, and high winds battered many areas from Jamaica to Haiti to Cuba to the Bahamas to the southeastern coast of the United States.


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How Important to You is Your Trust in a Frequent Travel Loyalty Program? The Wyndham Rewards Debacle

“Today’s Wyndham Rewards trade up was offered in the spirit of generosity. Before the offer even began, there were obvious and significant examples of fraud. Much to our dismay and disappointment, we have to cancel this promotion. We will, however, make a donation of 5 million Wyndham Rewards points to charity as the work they do on behalf of others is real magic.

“We know some of you had the best intentions, and we want to reward you with what you’ve earned.  If you believe you’ve met all of the terms & conditions below, and have already submitted via email, we will be in contact in response to your inquiry.

“We’re sad to have to cancel this promotion, but remain dedicated to winning your loyalty.”

That is the message you will see when you click here — where…

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One Example of Where Starpoints are More Than Double the Value of Marriott Rewards Points

In this promotion where you can earn 20 percent more Etihad Guest miles when converting from partner currencies through Monday, October 31, 2016 is one example of where Starpoints are more than double the value of Marriott Rewards points — but an explanation of the details of the promotion is needed in order to provide an illustration of that point.

All you need to do is select from your choice of 16 points conversion partners consisting of…

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Link Your Marriott and Starwood Accounts to Transfer Points and Match Elite Status

Not wanting to add to the flood of articles at BoardingArea earlier today pertaining to the ability to now link your Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest program accounts with each other, I decided to wait until now to post this article, as there was no rush to impart this news.

If you are a member of the Marriott Rewards, Ritz Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty programs, you can link all three accounts together and maximize your earnings and redemptions, which is considered by many members to be great news.

However, you cannot…

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