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Chase recently announced an update to its United card welcome offers. The new offers are:
Bilt has just announced a new partnership with Marriott Bonvoy. Bilt Mastercard® members can now transfer Bilt Points at a 1:1 ratio to Marriott Bonvoy Points.
Plus, as a Bilt Member exclusive, for every 20,000 Bilt Points transferred to Marriott Bonvoy Points in a single transaction, members will receive an additional 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. Point transfers will take up to 48 hours to complete (but may be nearly instant).
Bilt Members can also earn 100 Bilt Points by linking their Bilt and Marriott Bonvoy accounts in the Bilt Rewards app. Learn more about the new partnership on Bilt’s website.
Quite a few big changes on some of the Hilton cards. The following information is collected independently by 10xTravel and is not endorsed by American Express.
Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card
Hilton Honors American Express Card
American Express® Business Gold Card recently announced some updates that include:
Chase is now offering welcome bonuses of $900 cash back for their Ink Business Cash® Credit Card and Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card after you spend $6,000 in the first 3 months after opening the account. This is an increase from their previous welcome bonus of $750 cash back for the same minimum spend amount.
You can convert this cash back to 90,000 points that you can use for flights and hotel stays. Read more.
Capital One just launched its new Venture X Business Credit Card, which is great for business owners who want excellent travel benefits, a generous welcome bonus offer, and business card capabilities like free employee cards.
Cardholders will earn unlimited 2X miles for every purchase, plus 10X miles on hotels and rental cars and 5X miles on flights when booked through Capital One Travel. Other perks include access to Capital One Lounges and Priority Pass membership, up to $100 credit for TSA PreCheck® or Global Entry every four years, and $300 in annual credit for bookings made through Capital One Travel. The card’s annual fee is $395.
Hyatt is moving some hotels up and some hotels down in category. These changes will go into effect beginning March 28th, 2023. You can see all of the hotels changing category here. Of importance is some of the all inclusive properties are going up and will require quite a number of more points.
As of Jan. 1, 2023, the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card will no longer provides access to Priority Pass restaurant, shopping and spa services worldwide. This change is pretty bad news for Venture X cardholders as their Priority Pass memberships have been majorly devalued.
Before Chase cardholders start laughing at the Capital One crowd, you should know that the changes to Capital One’s Priority Pass policy were announced as a change related to Visa Infinite benefits (which is the same card type as the Chase Sapphire Reserve® card). Although Chase hasn’t made any statements yet about whether the Sapphire Reserve’s Priority Pass benefits will be affected; however, it’s certainly in the realm of possibility.
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