I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I had a nice couple of days in California, highlighted by seeing the LA Lakers and Kobe at the Staples Center. Epic. I hadn’t seen Kobe play live and our seats were pretty good, so I was happy. A little bit.
Anyway, here are a couple of recaps from the rewards week. Enjoy.
Starwood & Delta Crossover Rewards Enrollment Open
Enrollment for Starwood and Deltas Crossover rewards program is now open. Yay. A recap of the bennies are:
Benefits when you fly:
SPG Platinum and Gold members earn 1 Starpoint for every dollar spent on eligible Delta flights. Plus, SPG Platinum members enjoy elite benefits when traveling with Delta, such as priority check-in, Priority Boarding and first checked bag free.
Benefits when you stay:
SkyMiles Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver Medallion® members earn 1 mile for every dollar spent on eligible room rates at over 1,100 Starwood hotels and resorts globally. Plus, SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members receive additional SPG benefits at Starwood hotels and resorts — 4 p.m. late checkout, access to the SPG elite check-in line, complimentary in-room Internet access and an upgrade to an enhanced room at check-in, when available.
1,000 Club Carlson Points with Facebook
Fill out this form on Club Carlson’s Facebook page and you will receive 1,000 GoldPoints in 2-3 weeks. Cray cray. You must “like” Club Carlson first if you don’t like them yet.
I did this easy 1,000 point deal for Jordan and myself. That’s winning.
American Express Open Savings Points or Discounts?
You can now choose 4k additional Membership Rewards points or up to 10% discounts on eligible purchases with OPEN savings partners.
Some of the best options to earn with American Express Open Savings are with the 5% discount with Hyatt, or up to 10% discount with Office Max. Here’s an example from the American Express website with Hertz on choosing Membership Rewards points or the discount.
Always do the math and weigh out your options when deciding which rewards card to use, and if earning Membership Rewards points or discounts benefit you more.
Freedom Adds Lowes to 5x Categories
Chase has added Lowes to quarter 2 5x earning opportunites so if you’re planning any home improvements – there you go. It’s funny, because Jordan is on a painting and home improvement kick. Prefect timing!
There you have it. Some quick-hitters. Have a great rest of your weekend. Noob it up.
[Disclosure: I receive a referral credit for some cards mentioned in this post]
— Geoff Whitmore