Status Update on Marriott & SPG Merger

As time carries on Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest are slowly altering their loyalty programs to prepare for integration. This morning Marriott announced a few new changes that will affect both Marriott and SPG members.
A Brief Catch-Up
Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest have been in the process of merging since September 2016 when Marriott announced the purchase of SPG. We were given the ability to link accounts and transfer points between programs (3 Marriott points to 1 SPG Point and vice versa) and elite status match with impressive speed, immediately following the purchase.

Rake in Tons of Marriott Points for Doing Almost Nothing

Yesterday Marriott Rewards offered 1,000 bonus points for answering an NFL trivia question via replying to their Tweet.

Where is the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Answer with #RewardsPoints before 8pm EDT on 10/15 and score 1,000 points if you get it right.

Earn 1,000 Marriott Points For One Tweet Tomorrow

You can earn 1,000 Marriott Rewards for taking a few seconds out of your day to tweet the answer to an NFL trivia question tomorrow--Sunday, September 24. Well, maybe more than a few if you need to google the answer like I will as I know next to nothing about football.
How to Get the Free Points
Step 1: Connect your Twitter account to your Marriott Rewards account here.

Marriott: Buy Two Get One Free

Register here for Marriott's latest Megabonus promotion by November 30 to earn a free night at any Category 1 through 5 Marriott after completing two paid stays between tomorrow (September 12) and January 15, 2018.
How Marriott is Defining a Stay
For the purpose of the Megabonus promotion, a qualifying stay is consecutive nights at the same hotel.

I Was Automatically Approved for My Latest Credit Card

Yesterday I applied for the Marriott Rewards Premier Business credit card. To my delight, I was automatically approved after submitting the application.

The Marriott Rewards Premier Business credit card is issued by Chase, who is known for denying people for the majority of their cards who have opened almost any five credit cards from any bank in the last 24 months. I have opened far more than five credit cards in the last 24 months, but I decided to go for the Marriott Business card anyways as the rule is known not to apply it.

Buy SPG Points With a 35% Discount! Sale Extended Through Tomorrow

Through July 14, 2017 (tomorrow), you can buy up to 30,000 Starpoints with up to a 35% discount on the normal purchase price.

Turn 83k Marriott Points Into 25k+ Of Almost Any Mile

When you're shut out from the majority of Chase cards, you loose access to tons of rewards and reward earning opportunities due to what everyone calls the Chase 5/24 rule. If you've opened more than five credit cards from any bank (with the exception of most business cards) in the last 24 months, then Chase will deny you for almost all of their cards (with the exception of these).

Three Easy Ways to Earn Miles This Week

Credit card sign up bonuses and buying cash flights tend to be the major opportunities to earn big chunks of rewards. But being a true miles and points enthusiast means taking advantage of even the little opportunities when you can, that only take a minute or two to sign up for/participate in and over time add up to big savings. Every penny–or mile–counts.

Here are three ways you can easily boost your balances this week.

SPG 35k Offers End TODAY (April 5)

The Starwood Preferred Guest personal and business credit cards from American Express come with 35,000 bonus Starpoints for spending $5,000 and $8,000 respectively in the first six months of card membership. These offers end tomorrow, April 5, 2017.

Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the menu bar at the top of every page of MileValue under the heading Top Travel Credit Cards.

The normal sign up bonus is 25,000 points per card.

Ends in Two Days: Get SPG Cards Now to Book Europe in Business Class This Summer

The 35,000 point bonuses on the SPG personal and business cards end Wednesday (April 5, 2017.) This is the highest sign up bonus we’ve ever seen on the cards, tied with the same bonus that was offered last year at this time.

Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the menu bar at the top of every page of MileValue under the heading Top Travel Credit Cards.

Meet the spending requirements on both the personal and business SPG cards, and you'll have 83,000 SPG points, which can be transferred to 249,000 Marriott points