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My first days of 2014 consisted of, a raging case of the flu with 104* fever, other things I will not share, snow outside my window rather than the warm sand of Grand Cayman and seeing all my loyalty programs go to ZEROs! Talk about a depressing day – oh my. We all hate this and any who are new to the game freak out and e-mail and tweet away about where all our MQMs went and such. The rest of us who are seasoned are already plotting and planning for 2014 and how to achieve whatever level with whatever program we want to keep and what ones we are willing to let go (it’s ok, really, it will be, maybe). But that brings us to today’s SWAG Saturday quandary and questions. Let me get out of the way the standard stuff like the rules. The T&C do not change…

Welcome to a weekly feature on the Renés Points blog. Each week this series covers in a “rookie” way either a Delta or travel related theme and attempts to break down to a basic level each topic. You can read up on all the previous posts HERE. Now on to this week’s feature. A reader asked me to post about all the perks you can get as a Delta SPG CrossoverRewards member and I think this program, with all it’s in’s and out’s deserves a “rookie” look. The first thing you really need to do, rather than have me just cut-n-paste from the SPG site that has a great description of all the program benefits is to click HERE to read them all (and the Delta.com one is HERE as well). I will summarize real quick the key points and then some of my issues and you can share yours…

I was one of the very first to both break then news that you could register for Delta & SPG’s crossover rewards program and to take a trip that would get points for both (my Istanbul mileage run flights & stay at the SPG Sheraton AMS)! I have found that my Delta points (like the ones from my ticket purchased with FlexPerks points above) do post very quickly to SPG, but my SPG points take a while and sometimes do not post at all, but most of my SPG stays are on points anyway and yes the below points are sad but they all count, right?! I love being able to earn Delta Points from my Delta AMEX Reserve card, from my AMEX SPG card and thus with CrossoverRewards double dip in all sorts of directions. My question to you all who are taking part in the program, are your…

I got a smile today when I logged in to my SPG account as my first ever Crossover Rewards that I blogged about on the 27th of last month have just posted as you can see above. Some did not think I would get these points as reader RY commented: “Just a FYI- You wont earn miles/points for any flights or stays that were booked before registering so if you have a flight on the 1st you already paid for, looks like you’re out of luck. – RY” So good news for all you who DID in fact jump in right away and register. If you have not already done so (and are Medallion or SPG elite), you are missing out on SPG points for each dollar you spend on Delta flights. It is so nice to get more SPG points that I can spend on hotel nights or for every…

We were NOT supposed to be able to register for the Crossover promotion until the 1st. You can register at Delta.com (if you qualify) or at SPG.com HERE! As you can see, it allowed me to put in my Skymiles Platinum number and register early. I then logged in to my SPG account and sure enough it shows I am registered Then, just a few minuets later, I get a very nice e-mail from Delta saying I am registered also. The reason you should JUMP on this is if you have a stay or flight on the 1st as it takes up to 48hrs AFTER registration before you get credit! Enjoy – René ▲Delta▲ SkyMiles® Credit Card RESERVE/PLATINUM/GOLD from American Express® Click here for more information

Talk about perfect timing. With the value of Delta SkyRubles going down and down each day, I find myself shifting to save much more valuable points like SPG StarPoints and AMEX Membership Rewards points from cards like the non-Delta AMEX Platinum card. Both points are valuable on their own and have tons of transfer partners. This latest cross company tie-in is really rewarding much like Delta’s Crossover Rewards. As you can see from the screen shot to THIS SIGN-UP LINK at SPG everyone who is an SPG member a.k.a. a “preferred” member can get 2x points per dollar spent on a stay that is a “paid an eligible rate”. Then 3x for Gold or Platinum SPG members and lastly 4x for those who stay 75+ nights. But more on the points in a bit. First the sign up (note: if you are not a member you can get $20 credit…

A few bloggers have found out about the draft information about the new partnership reward program with Delta & SPG. While some of this information was correct, some was not. Here are the facts from the official release at Delta.com and the one from SPG is here: The program, called Crossover Rewards, begins March 1 and provides elite members of both loyalty programs reciprocal benefits. Crossover Rewards allows Delta and Starwood elites to share program benefits and earn more miles and Starpoints. SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members will have access to added benefits including priority check-in, 4 p.m. late checkout and free in-room internet access when staying at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. All Delta Medallion members also will earn one mile per dollar spent on eligible room rates when staying with Starwood in addition to the Starpoints usually earned for their stay. In turn, SPG Platinum members will receive…

We all want it, that is, to sit in the big nice 1st class / business class seat (no, C+ “fake” upgrades do not count). In fact I think if you asked most elite flyers what the one single best perk an airline can extend to you it would be “FREE” upgrades. I would argue that as a Delta Diamond Global Upgrade certs plus Sky Club membership (as well as all the other bits) are possibly as valuable as free upgrades but that is for another post. But the shot at an upgrade is a lot harder nowadays and when you take the time to look at all the ways a 1st class seat can be snapped up it may make you reconsider if status is worth it or to at least look at what you need to do to improve your shot at the coveted 1st class seat as…

Yesterday afternoon @semajkung tipped me off to the changes on the Delta SkyMiles News & Updates page that now shows Silver Medallions (again as “back in the day” you could as well) on award tickets can upgrade all the way to first class (not just C+). If you are now a Silver you maybe be saying: “So what – not going to happen anyway”! Now I agree that this one the face of things looks like a “meh” moment. If you are a Silver you have seen your name out of Atlanta near the bottom of a 50 or 60 or 80+ upgrade list with maybe one or two seats open. Your chance on an award ticket (fare class matters for upgrades) will be so tiny that this change just does not matter one bit. But I think there are many situations this Delta change does help. Let’s look at…

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