United and Marriott get a room

United Airlines and Marriott are hooking up to offer reciprocal status, much like Delta and Starwood did earlier this year. Here’s the most important change: Premier Gold, Premier Platinum, Premier 1K, and Global Services members will receive complimentary Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status. Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite and Platinum Premier Elite will receive complimentary MileagePlus…

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Lucky points out that American is offering a double miles to Japan promotion. Check out his post for more information. Sadly, it’s only good for travel through August 31, 2013. I was thinking of planning a trip to Japan, but that might be a bit too soon for me.

Time to activate 5% cash back for next quarter!

(This post was supposed to publish last week, but I screwed up and it didn’t get posted. Oops. It’s not too late to sign up, though!) If you carry a credit card that features bonus categories that rotate quarterly, now is the time to sign up to earn your bonuses for July-August. Here’s what’s going…

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For most of my American readers, happy forced-vacation-day! 🙂 Here’s what’s been going on in my blogging world lately: Imagine having one credit card that could be instantly reprogrammed to mimic any of your credit cards or loyalty cards. FrequentMiler profiles a venture in Ann Arbor that is creating such a product. Sounds nifty, but…