United Giving Away 8 Million MILES, Etihad Becomes Amex Transfer Partner, Marriott Adds Benefits...


I love a giveaway, a new way to spend points and extra benefits while I sleep. I also love being invited to do TV, which I was lucky enough to do in the UK yesterday. Sadly that meant being unable get enough posts done. Here's everything you need to catch up on to make the most of your points, earn some extra ones and more...

United Giving 90,000 Miles to 90 People For 90th Birthday...

If you want a significant jump start to your mileage balance, you can a Porsche on your credit card or alternately sign up for a free United airlines contest for 90,000 miles. They're giving away the lovely prize to 90 people so it's worth a shot! Register HERE.

Etihad Now Amex Transfer Partner...

Great news, Etihad is now an Amex Membership Rewards transfer partner, which of course means that you can turn points from your Green, Gold or Platinum card into Etihad miles. The program has gone through some changes but one major reason to transfer them is excellent rates on American, often better than using American's own miles with similarly low surcharges. Enjoy!

Marriott Adds Benefits Mirroring Starwood Preferred Guest...

Marriott is purchasing Starwood Hotels and to the delight of Starwood members who love the program, Marriott seems to be copying them rather than eating them. Marriott are now trialling an ambassador program for elites, where guests receive someone who ensures their journey is perfect, adding personal touches to stays. In addition you'll now be able to use your Marriott points for experiences, like Starwood's SPG Moments. Finally, all Gold and Platinum members now get a guaranteed late check out, though how long may vary...