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Did You Transfer SPG Points to Virgin America?

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For almost a week I’ve been conflicted about a points transfer option.

Virgin America points will soon convert to Alaska Mileage Plan miles at a rate of 1:1.3. This in itself seems like a fair trade. I’ve been working (slowly) towards building up my Alaska account by getting the credit card from time to time. (I currently have 166,000+ Alaska miles.)

I also have 54,500 Virgin America points. I transferred 40,000 SPG points there over the summer due to JetBlue’s points match promo. Continue reading Did You Transfer SPG Points to Virgin America?

Did I Receive A SPG Amex Business Card Retention Offer

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Last year I wrote about my SPG Amex business card retention offer.

I was offered a statement credit for my loyalty not a credit for my annual fee. This seemed like a play on words to me but it really made no difference either way.

The annual fee recently posted once again and it was time to make a call to see what Amex could do about my annual fee. Continue reading Did I Receive A SPG Amex Business Card Retention Offer

SPG Points Transfers Just Don’t Make Sense

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Just about anybody that collects miles and points has probably heard about the amazing JetBlue- Virgin America points match offer. It’s  a pretty lucrative deal which is currently going on. (Today is the last day to send JetBlue an e-mail to  register for the points match.)

I decided to go for the points match without a lot of thought since I’ve been working on building up my JetBlue account. From NYC, there are some great flight options, especially some international destinations that stand out. (Ecuador, Costa Rica, St Lucia, Haiti & Curacao.)

Another great aspect of JetBlue’s TrueBlue is family pooling. Continue reading SPG Points Transfers Just Don’t Make Sense

Get in the Game with SPG: Win A Share of 1,361 Prizes. I Already Won!

Get in the Game

SPG is celebrating their new partnership with Major League Baseball and wants you to Get in the Game in a new sweepstakes!

In the sweepstakes you can win instant win prizes like SPG Starpoints, Amazon gift cards and MLB TV premium subscriptions. The grand prize is pretty awesome- two tickets to game 1 of the 2016 World Series. Continue reading Get in the Game with SPG: Win A Share of 1,361 Prizes. I Already Won!

I Won 10,000 Starpoints in the SPG Design Hotels Game!

Design Hotels

The SPG and Design Hotels Game started on November 18 and I’ve been entering daily.

Just for playing the game, you get entries into the grand prize drawing where you can win 5 free nights at category 1-6 hotels + 50,000 SPG points. There are also instant win prizes like a free hotel night certificate or 1,000- 10,000 Starpoints.

To enter the game, all you do is enter your SPG account # and complete a simple puzzle. Continue reading I Won 10,000 Starpoints in the SPG Design Hotels Game!

2,500 Bonus Starpoints with SPG Keyless

SPG Keyless

Yesterday I received an e-mail from Starwood Preferred Guest about a way to earn 2,500 bonus Starpoints with SPG Keyless.

For those of you unsure of SPG Keyless, here is some info. With Keyless, once you register your mobile phone, if you’re upcoming stay is eligible, you’ll get a push notification where you can opt-in to go keyless. When you’re room is ready, you’ll receive another push notification with your room number and you should be able to open your door! Continue reading 2,500 Bonus Starpoints with SPG Keyless

Win 250,000 Starwood Starpoints from SPG Moments

SPG Moments

SPG Starpoints are one of the most valuable miles & points currencies out there due to the ability to transfer 20,000 points to a variety or airlines, getting a 5,000 mile bonus. What this means is a 20,000 points transfer becomes 25,000 airline miles!

Another Starpoints redemption that can be quite valuable is when booking 5 nights at a property you only pay for 4. This saved us some points during our stay at the Le Meridien St Julians in Malta.

So we know SPG Starpoints are valuable.

How would you like an easy way to enter to win 250,000 Starpoints? Continue reading Win 250,000 Starwood Starpoints from SPG Moments

My Amex SPG Credit Card Retention Offer

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image: Business Wire- SPG press release

Over the summer I wrote about some SPG new credit card benefits which accompanied an annual fee increase. In an earlier post I had wondered if the SPG credit card changes and fee increase was worth the perks.

I feel that deciding the value of paying a credit card annual fee has a lot to do with each individual. I could see arguments made both ways for those changes made to the SPG card.

Back in July I called in for a retention offer on my SPG Business Card. Since the fee just hit on my personal card, it was time to call in and see what I might be offered. Continue reading My Amex SPG Credit Card Retention Offer