Weekend Update – $1000 Lyft Bonus, SPG News, Barclays US Air 50% Bonus, Marriott Changes

weekend update
Don’t have time to sift through BoardingArea and Flyertalk?  It’s been a BUSY week while I was featured on BoardingArea this week!
Here are the Rewarding Highlights from the past week:
  • $1,000 Lyft Driver Sign-Up Bonus: What a crazy promo! The short version: if you sign up to be a Lyft driver in one of the cities below, receive $1,000 cash bonus after completing 30 rides by Mar 8. Links to sign up for the $1,000 promo: THOUSAND
    • Qualifying Lyft Cities: Boston, Nashville, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. (list updated as of 2/28/15)
    • Full details here

  • Barclays 50% US Air Bonus: As The Winglet points out, Barclays US Airways cardholders can register for a 50% bonus on spend – worked for me!
  • SPG Category Changes for 2015: Check out the list of all SPG hotels going up and down in categories for 2015.  If your hotel is going up, book before March 10 to lock in the lower rate.  As Mommy Points notes the changes, here are my personal picks:
    • Le Westin Resort & Spa, Tremblant, Quebec 5 to a 4
    • The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas, Beaver Creek Mountain 6 to a 5
    • Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas, Avon / Vail Valley 5 to a 4 (nights & flights sweet spot)
    • The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali 6 to a 5
    • Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa 6 to a 5
  • SPG-Uber Crossover: Earn SPG points for your Uber rides and a chance to win 15k SPG pts on 2/28/15
  • Double Starwood SPG points + 1,000 for every 5 nights for stays. Register by 3/31/15. Stay by 4/15/15.
  • New SPG Platinum 50+ benefits: I can’t imagine any Plat 50’s who would want these options instead of the usual 10 suite night awards (SNAs). Which would you choose, something worth $100 or 10 suite night awards?
  • Marriott Changes for 2015: Check out the list here. I was never a fan of Marriott’s loyalty program and am very glad I don’t have many Marriott points.
  • Last day to apply for the the increased Ink Plus 60k signup bonus (expires 3/1/15)

 

In case you missed them, here are my posts so far for my feature week:

Weekend Update: 11 Free Lyfts, Chase Ink+ 60K, Hyatt 20% Rebate, Sapphire Referral
Trip Report ✈ 20 Day Honeymoon To Asia Using Miles & Points
Review: EVA Air Lounge at New York JFK – not impressive
Flight Review: EVA Air JFK-Taipei Royal Laurel Class Using Miles
Review: EVA Air Infinity Lounge – Taipei
Flight Review: EVA Air Taipei-Hanoi Business Using Miles
How to Get a Vietnam Tourist Visa – Faster and Cheaper
Updates: SPG Platinum Suite-Blocking, SPG Amex Credit Stack, Mistake Airfares & More
Tour Review: Hoa Lu Tam Coc (Vietnam) Boats, Bad Food + Broken Bikes
Credit Cards That Are Worth the Annual Fee
$1000 Bonus For New Lyft Drivers – Give 1 Ride – 1 Week Only
Hotel Review: 5 Nights At The Andaman Langkawi Resort, Malaysia
3 Free or Cheap Ways To Get Passport Photos
FEELGOOD FRIDAY: I Will Match $1250 KIVA Loans This Weekend
$1000 Bonus For New Lyft Drivers – Extended BUT…
Vote Your Favorite Small Business To Win $25k FedEx Grant Contest

 

 

 

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