April Flying Blue Promo Awards and Miles and More Mileage Bargains

The Flying Blue Promo Awards and Miles and More Mileage Bargains are posted for April, 2016!  Both of these programs offer discounts on Economy and Business Class fares of up to 50% the miles.  Although the fees and surcharges tend to be a little bit higher than many airlines, at the discounted mileage, they can be bargains.

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Anbang Submits New Offer To Starwood

In the latest news from the Starwood saga, Anbang has submitted a new offer to Starwood to purchase the Hotel chain at $82.75 per share, almost $14 Billion in an all cash deal.  In contrast, the latest Marriott offer was worth about $13.6 Billion in a cash + stock deal, and because of changes in stock prices, is worth slightly less than that now.  It is clear that Anbang is not going away from these negotiations and it is unclear whether or not Marriott will submit another proposal at this point, but I doubt this story is over yet.

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Starwood Signs Deal To Sell To China’s Anbang!

Starwood Hotels and Resorts has signed a deal to sell to China’s Anbang!  The $13.2 billion offer was too much to ignore compared to the Marriott $12.2 billion deal that looked like it was a sure thing.  Anbang already owns the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

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How You Can Get Up To 166K Starpoints With The 35K Amex SPG Offers

American Express recently raised the signup bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest cards to 35K Starpoints, and in this post I’m going to show you how you can get up to 166K Starpoints with the offers on these cards!  These offers are set to expire on March 30, 2016, so NOW is the time to do this.  Since you can only receive the signup bonus on all American Express cards once per lifetime, you should take advantage of these offers.  For this to work, you will need to work with your spouse or significant other AND it also requires that neither of you have ever had one of the Starwood Preferred Guest cards.

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Amex Starwood Preferred Guest 35K Signup Bonus!

For a limited time, through March 30, 2016, the Amex Starwood Preferred Guest is available with a 35K signup bonus!  This is available on both the personal and business cards, and only to applicants who have never had the card previously.  Per the new Amex rules, you can only receive the signup bonus once per lifetime on any given card.

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Book Design Hotels With Starpoints!

You can now book Design Hotels with Starpoints!  Last November, Starwood announced that they were adding Design Hotels to the Starwood Preferred Guest program and until recently, you could only earn Starpoints at select hotels.  Now, you can redeem Starpoints at the 32 Design Hotels that have been integrated into the Starwood Preferred Guest program so far!

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Top Credit Card Offers For March 2016

These are the top credit card offers for March 2016.  Although some of them are not the best offers available historically on these cards, they are better than the normal offers.  The only offers included in this list are offers higher than the normal signup bonus.

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March Flying Blue Promo Awards and Miles and More Mileage Bargains

The Flying Blue Promo Awards and Miles and More Mileage Bargains are posted for March, 2016!  Both of these programs offer discounts on Economy and Business Class fares of up to 50% the miles.  Although the fees and surcharges tend to be a little bit higher than many airlines, at the discounted mileage, they can be bargains.

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