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How to get free cruises by gaming casino status matches

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Free cruises sound like a scam, but it is currently possible to turn elite status earned from a single $95 credit card into months worth of free cruises and free hotel nights if you...
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American Airlines increasing baggage & pet fees, eliminating mile & loyalty point earnings through...

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American Airlines has made an announcement today regarding a number of upcoming changes. Their headline is: Booking directly with American Airlines and its airline partners makes travel even better for AAdvantage members That can only mean...
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FoundersCard no longer providing Caesars Diamond status

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FoundersCard is a membership program presumptively for small business owners to get a range of benefits ranging from fashion discounts to elite statuses. One of the long-standing benefits of Founders Card has been that...

MGM Rewards Status Matching to Marriott is Live

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Last month, Marriott and MGM released the extremely underwhelming details of their new partnership. Coming on the heels of Hyatt's longstanding relationship with MGM, which included reciprocal status-matching and reasonably good benefits, the Marriott...

Fontainebleau Las Vegas status match comes back

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Last week, The Points Guy announced that Fontainebleau Las Vegas is offering an "Elevate Your Status" match whereby they are matching status from other casino/resorts. When the news first broke, I wasn't seeing the...

T-Mobile adds Hilton elite status, free rental car gas and more for mobile customers

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Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced that it was adding more benefits for its wireless customers, under the guise of creating a "Magenta" elite status. Despite the name, Magenta status will apply to all T-Mobile...

Bilt introduces unrewarding Milestone Rewards

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Bilt has a history of surprising us in a positive way. Early on, they somehow secured American Airlines, Hyatt, and United (among others) as transfer partners. I would have bet big, big money against...
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(EXPIRED) IHG One Rewards releases Diamond Status challenge (targeted)

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IHG has again released a targeted fast track towards its very desirable Diamond Status. The challenge requires 8 paid nights in only six weeks. If you meet the terms, you get IHG Diamond status...

A waitlisted Delta Regional Upgrade actually cleared

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Wow. I just had a waitlisted Delta Regional Upgrade actually clear into first class! This shouldn't be worth reporting, but I think its the first time it has ever happened to me. Delta's Regional Upgrade...

Big changes to Delta Gold, Platinum, and Reserve cards

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With no advanced warning, Amex today introduced big changes to their suite of Delta SkyMiles cards. Annual fees have increased, but Amex has made up for that by throwing in "coupon book" rebates plus...
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How to Match Wyndham Status To Caesars Rewards (reminder to match again)

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If you're a Wyndham Diamond member by virtue of being a Wyndham Business Earner cardholder, it's time to match your Wyndham status back to Caesars Rewards. That's because, if you previously had Diamond status...
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IHG has provided elite status soft landing

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IHG has - seemingly quietly - given a soft landing to IHG One Rewards members who didn't earn elite status at the same level last year that they'd had previously. I hadn't noticed this on...

(EXPIRED) Hilton again offering one year Diamond Status extensions

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Hilton Honors Diamond elite status is one of the easiest top-tier elite statuses to come by, given that is can be earned by simply having the Amex Hilton Aspire credit card (or with $40k...
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Delta SkyMiles Complete Guide [2024 Edition]

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This post has been updated to reflect many changes to the SkyMiles program that are in effect as of January 2024. Delta SkyMiles Overview While Delta is often lauded for their flight performance and customer service,...

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