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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.

“Our…

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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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Earn Double or Triple Starpoints During Fall of 2016

Registration for the More For You promotion from Starwood Preferred Guest is now open and available; and you can register by Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time

Once you are registered and stay a minimum of two nights at a hotel or resort property between Monday, September 12, 2016 and Sunday, December 18, 2016, you will earn…

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Save Up to 31,500 Starpoints Per Night at Select Luxury Resorts

You can save up to 31,500 Starpoints per night when you redeem 35 percent fewer Starpoints to book your reservations to stay at eight participating luxury resorts of Starwood Preferred Guest through Tuesday, February 28, 2017 during the SPG Paradise is Closer promotion.

Additionally, the Fifth Night Free offer — where you stay five consecutive nights at any of these resort properties and get the fifth night free — may be used in combination with this offer.

The 35 percent redemption discount for Free Night Awards — which are available for any dates during the promotion period — is eligible at eight participating luxury resort properties, including…

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Your Chance to Win a Trip to the 2016 World Series With Starwood

If you were hoping to catch a game of the 2016 World Series as a spectator, then you may be in luck, as this is your chance to enter this sweepstakes from Starwood Preferred Guest sometime between now and Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time — but you must be a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program at all subsequent times throughout the sweepstakes period who is at a minimum age of 18 years and has reached the age of majority in your respective jurisdiction at the time of entry.

In addition, you must be a legal resident of the following countries and territories in order to participate in this sweepstakes…

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Earn a Bonus of 20 Percent When You Convert Starpoints to AAdvantage Miles

In addition to the standard bonus offered by Starwood Preferred Guest of 5,000 Starpoints when you convert a minimum of 20,000 Starpoints to American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles in one transaction, you will also earn a bonus of 20 percent on each conversion through Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 11:59 in the evening Central Daylight Time.

Members of the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program may transfer up to…

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