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Friday, July 6, 2018

July 6 Update: Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card will get Elite Night Credits, 30K mbna Alaska card offer is not limited time and 15 new retailers added to AIR MILES Shops


American Express has sent out letters to those who have the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card outlining the details of the changes to the card that are coming on August 4th. We provided this information in our post "New earn rates and benefits revealed for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express" but one detail that we did not receive at the time which is in the letter is that an Elite Night Credit is coming in the year. Thank you to our reader Harry B. for letting me know about it as I didnt' read the flipside of the letter where this was mentioned. I know not offering elite nights was a bone of contention for some of our readers saying they should offer this and that the U.S. card offers a 15 night elite credit. Well the good news is we're getting it on the card although we don't know the details I am guessing it will be the same as the U.S. card (and the old Chase Marriott card) of 15 nights. That seems to be the rate that Marriott likes to allow the credit card issuers to give out.

On our blog post for the increased sign up offer on the mbna Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard, Jeffrey asked if this is a limited time offer. We reached out to mbna and they let us know that the new 30,000 mile offer on the card is not a limited time offer, this is the new ongoing bonus you'll see with the card!

 

AIR MILES let us know that 15 new retailers have been added to their online shopping portal airmilessshops.ca. Some of the new retailers include Kiehl’s Canada, Adidas Canada, Bumble and Bumble and more. The news release also states that Ticketmaster will be joining the portal soon as well. To celebrate these new stores AIR MILES is awarding 50 bonus reward miles if you shop at any of them by July 31.

Finally are we going to see cheaper prices when it comes to buying points and miles? Loylogic, a Swiss loyalty consulting and back end software development firm announced a new platform they are going to offer to loyatly programs for the buying, selling and transferring of points and miles. Accodring to Loylogic the new platform's plug and play solution can be integrated within a few weeks and deliver substantial program revenue almost immediately at a cost of 60-90% below that of current solution providers. The current solution provider in most cases is Canada's Points.com which is used by almost all the programs. I'll be curious to see which programs which move to Loylogic and if they'll pass along the savings! (Source Loylogic)

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