I have recently completed an amazing stay at the W Taipei where I was upgraded into a Marvelous Suite as a Platinum Elite member. However, when I looked at my Marriott Bonvoy account this morning, I realised that the points posted here approximately 14% lower than what I was expecting - it is always a good idea to calculate an estimated ballpark figure for the number of points you will earn from each stay and then reconcile it afterwards.
I have booked the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts rate for this stay - this is a perk that is unique to the Centurion and The Platinum Card (not to be confused with the Platinum Credit Card which you can get for 'free'). I paid a room rate of TWD 9,900 (approximately USD 320) before taxes per night for the stay so I was expecting to get approximately 6,400 base points for a 2-night stay. However, when the stay posted into my Marriott Bonvoy account, I realised that I was only awarded 5,508 base points and that is approximately 14% lower than what I was expecting.
While I do understand that currency rate fluctuations exist, the difference should never be this big. I have already reached out to Marriott Bonvoy regarding the adjustment of points and I do not foresee any issues with this.
Take a photo of your AmEx Platinum Card, share it on Instagram and get 8,000 MR Points (can be converted into 5,000 miles) - too easy!
Grab has just unveiled some changes to the GrabRewards Platform - select from a larger catalogue of items, no expiry date on points, take on Challenges and enjoy exclusive travel benefits and offset transactions with points.
Earn double points at all participating hotels in Asia-Pacific when you stay between 01 July 2019 and 30 September 2019 and pay for your stay using an eligible Visa card - registration of offer is required!
From now until the end of 04 July 2019 (ET), enjoy a 100% bonus with your Hilton Honors Points purchase! As usual, the points that you purchase under this promotion will not count towards elite tier qualification but the reward nights that you redeem for will.
Get daily updates on your credit card points balance with AwardWallet (this is also a great platform to track your FFP miles and hotel points) - sign-up for free!
Continue to save 30% off F&B spend across participating Marriott properties in Greater China until 31 December 2019.
The wait is over - there is a brand new Marriott Bonvoy promotion that will give you 1,500 bonus points with every stay (2-night minimum) between 02 July 2019 and 16 September 2019. Register today!
Chope is celebrating her 8th birthday by giving everyone a chance to ‘Chope a Seat and Take The Cake’. With prizes ranging from complimentary hotel stays to flight tickets, this is really the time for you to jump right in and try your luck (there is no cost involved anyway). All you have to do is to sign-up for an account (do note that this is different from your usual Chope account) and spin the lazy susan on the table!
Get more IHG Rewards Club Points when you stay at IHG hotels around the world between now and 31 August 2019 - all you have to do is to sign-in to your account and see what your tailored offers are. Now IHG has been running these Accelerate offers for a couple of years now and sometimes they are extremely easy to complete - there is usually a grand bonus if you manage to complete all the tasks that you have been targeted for.
Hilton Honors members will be able to earn double Hilton Honors points (from their second stay) between 06 May 2019 and 08 September 2019 - registration for this offer is required and is open at the time of writing. It is always a good idea to register for these promotions even if you do not have any confirmed stays in the pipeline. Additionally, Hilton Honors members will also be able to earn up to an additional 20,000 bonus points upon completing 20 stays during the promotional period.