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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Chase Ultimate Rewards Update: New Transfer partners

I rely on Chase for many of my financial transactions, and the ability to earn and use Ultimate Rewards has been an important influence in my travel planning and points accrual.  Compared to other programs, Chase tends to be pretty selective on the partners they connect with for the program. 

I'm pleased to see that they're adding two more partners: Aer Lingus and Iberia

Looking at my accounts, both airlines are already listed as available for points transfer.  Even though I don't typically fly these partners it's great to see additional options added!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

New IHG Promotion: It's Go Time

Starwood isn't alone!  IHG is also joining the promotion party and offering a new set of possibilities for stays and other activities entitled "It's Go Time":

It's good to see options from other hotel groups - maybe this is the start of a good year for extra point earning!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

First 2018 Starwood Promotion: Great Weeks, Grand Weekends

I'm very loyal to Hyatt in general, given my travel habits and general locations for where I stay.  In fact I generally go out of my way to find a property no matter where I happen to be.  Having options, though, is important for travel and so Starwood properties are a close second for me when it makes sense.  I've also taken advantage of the SPG/Uber partnership in the past to get points whenever I needed a rideshare.

Since I'm on the lookout, I wanted to share that Starwood just posted a new promo for 2018: Great Weeks, Grand Weekends.  The point proposition doesn't look too bad:

Double Starpoints is nice; not as many from past promos but decent.  Another nice option for stays through April.