25,000 Sign Up Bonus Personal and Business Card

Tweet For the last couple of years there has been a predictable pattern with Starwood.  Once a year, for about a month, they offer an additional 5,000 Starwood points for signing up for both the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card® from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card® from American Express card. Here are the current offer details: […]

Starwood Cash and Points Math Mishaps: Don’t Forget the Tax Factor

Tweet When planning Starwood hotel stays, I often try and figure out if it’s best to use points outright or to use cash and points.  At one point, I concluded that cash and points is always a more valuable use of points.  I no longer think that is necessarily true, as it depends on the […]

The 3 Most Valuable Airline, Hotel, and Points Programs for the Average Joe

Tweet When it comes to collecting and redeeming points and mileage, we all fall somewhere along the line of newbie to fanatic.  Depending on your personal classification, that will impact which program you think is the best. However, for today I’m going to have a conversation with the average Joe. I think most of my […]

25,000 Starwood Bonus Opportunity

Tweet Update September 5th: The 30,000 Starwood offer has expired.  The current best offer is 10,000 points after your first purchase and 15,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first six months.  To get that offer click here. I read an article yesterday by Darius at Million Mile Secrets that points out that the terms […]

Starwood 25,000 Bonus Offer is Back

Tweet Last summer, the Starwood American Express had a limited time sign up bonus where you could get up to 30,000 Starwood miles.  Update September 5th, 2012.  This offer has expired. The offer only comes around once or twice a year, so this is a great time to consider this card. I’m personally really excited […]

Enjoying the Rewards: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tweet Last week my wife and I along with our three kids enjoyed a wonderful week at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lampur in Malaysia. How did we manage to stay at ‘such a nice hotel’?  A friend who lives in Kuala Lumper was explaining to us that there is just no cheap way to stay […]