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Why I’m Dumping My Marriott Rewards Visa Card

My handful of credit cards (somewhere between 10 and 20 🙂 ) makes me a neophyte in the miles and points bloggerverse. Nonetheless, I evaluate the cards that are in my wallet from time to time, and occasionally decide it’s time to purge. At the top of my goodbye list for 2015 is the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa. I spend an above average number of nights at Marriott hotels compared to your typical blogger, and that’s probably not going to change even if I am spending more nights at Kimpton properties this year. It’s been real and it’s been valuable here and there, but my Marriott Premier Rewards Visa is on its way out. It bailed me out when my (then EMV…

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My Challenge to Marriott Gold Elite Status

A few years ago I spent some time as a Marriott Gold Elite member. I liked the benefits that came with Gold status, and frankly, I liked Marriott Rewards. As my knowledge of other hotel frequency programs increased, I branched out to Hilton HHonors and Starwood Preferred Guest. SPG quickly became my favorite hotel program. That said, changes in my travel patterns came and I found myself staying at Hilton properties more frequently, ultimately reaching HHonors Diamond status and SPG Platinum status while seeing my Marriott elite status drop to dirt. I always missed Marriott. I don’t think of myself as a creature of habit, but perhaps I am. While I love the whimsical differences of the various W Hotels…

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