Get a bunch of Marriott points!!!
Co-workers have been asking me this week how all the hotels we stay in are free.
Well, I’ve been blogging about it for 3 years and 1 day now and I don’t understand how people haven’t at least picked up one Canadian hotel credit card.
But the Marriott card isn’t the only one to get to load up on points.
That card will get you (and your spouse/partner/etc) 50,000 Marriott points each for free.
That, in itself is awesome and probably worth $500 each in hotels, but sometimes more.
But an even better strategy is for one of you to get the Amex SPG card as well, spend the $500 needed to trigger the 20,000 SPG bonus, then refer your partner to pick up another 10,000 SPG points. They will then also pick up 20,000 SPG points when they spend $500 in 3 months.
That will give you 50,000 total SPG points for $120 each in fees on the card.
Those 50,000 SPG points can be directly transferred to Marriott points at a 1:3 ratio or 150,000 more Marriott points!
That is 2 cards each and a total of 250,000 Marriott points between you for $240 total.
That is how you load up on points for vacations!
Check our page “How do you do this” for the links to the cards – it is the 3rd and 4th card listed.