Wyndham to Remove All-Inclusive Resorts from Its Rewards Program

Starting June 1, 2019, Viva Wyndham all-inclusive resorts will no longer be participating in the Wyndham Rewards program. These properties represented the best value for points redemption.

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Amtrak Points Will Now Expire After 24 Months

Amtrak has made unannounced changes to its loyalty program, shorting the expiration window for its points. The change was apparently made last Wednesday. Amtrak Guest Rewards points will now expire after 24 months of inactivity, instead of the previous 36 months. Members weren’t told anything about the change. 24 months is still plenty of time…

United MileagePlus Awards Now Start at 5,000 Miles

United Airlines has made some changes to its award pricing. Previosuly the cheapest flight possible when booking with miles we 10,000 MileagePlus miles. But now we are seeing some short faul one way awards priced at just 5,000 MileagePlus miles. The new price shows mostly for fares that would otherwise cost between $50 and $60,…

New Starbucks Rewards Program Coming April 16th

Starting on April 16, Starbucks Rewards loyalty program is getting another makeover. The new system is supposed to allow members to earn Stars sooner, and also use those points to buy more items than before starting at lower redemptions. Currently the Starbucks rewards program works like this: Customers get two points, or stars, for every…

Uber Rewards Now Available Nationwide

Uber Rewards is now officially available to all customers in the U.S. after launching gradually late last year. You can enroll here. If you use Uber often, then Uber Rewards should give you some extra savings. But don’t worry, your rides before signing up don’t go to waste either. Uber will also count toward your…

IHG Will Introduce Dynamic Pricing for Award Bookings

IHG confirmed this week that they plan to start experimenting with dynamic pricing for award bookings. The new system will allow the hotel chain to change room prices based on demand. In the earnings release, the group revealed that as part of strengthening its loyalty program, it would be “testing new features for 2019 roll-out,…