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Big Changes to Marriott Rewards and Starwood SPG Loyalty Programs

Big Changes to Marriott Rewards and Starwood SPG Loyalty Programs

If you haven’t heard already, Marriott is in the process of merging with Starwood Hotels. As a result, Marriott Rewards and Starwood SPG will remain as separate loyalty programs for the next 2 years before SPG is slowly phased into the Marriott Rewards program. With this merger, Marriott is officially the World’s largest hotel

Right now, Marriott Reward members can also transfer points and match status on both platforms from the Marriott portal here: http://members.marriott.com/. Marriott points can also be transferred into SPG points with a 3 to 1 SPG ratio.

New York Dessert Festival for Foodies

New York Dessert Festival for Foodies

For the first time in New York, there’s a dessert only festival called Dessert Goals. It’s scheduled to kick off on October 23 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn so book your flights now! Tickets will be on sale starting September 27 for only $15, it’s so worth it for those Instagram photos. Click here to go to the official Dessert Goals website.

Check out some of delicious vendors that will be here below #dessertgoals

Wowfulls- Hong Kong Waffles with ice cream

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Melt Bakery – Ice cream sandwiches

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Mochidoki- Mochi ice cream

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If you’re going to stay in NYC for longer, we’ve got all the top things to do covered on our site here!

Get Paid to Watch Netflix and Chill

Get Paid to Watch Netflix and Chill

It’s everyone’s dream to get paid while watching Netflix and chill (literally) but now there’s a real job from Netflix that lets you do that!

They’re looking for a “Kids Content Tagger” that will tag kids content into the right categories!

Here’s the qualifications that a Kids Content Tagger should have:

  • Extensive knowledge of kids TV shows and movies
  • Passion for and authentic interest in kids television and movies
  • Comfort learning and applying a complex categorization system to kids titles
  • Ability to collaborate harmoniously with a dynamic variety of team members

Seems like a pretty cool gig to watch Netflix and chill, literally chill in your PJs or whatever since the job is remote. Apply here for more details and good luck!

Free Admission to US National Parks

Free Admission to US National Parks

If you didn’t hear, it was National Park Service’s 100th anniversary on Thursday August 25th! As a result, National Park Service sites that normally charge entrance fees will give free admission this weekend from August 25, 2016 – August 28, 2016!

If you didn’t have plans this weekend, it’s a good idea to visit some popular parks such as Yosemite National Park, Death Valley National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park.

Click here for a listing of all the parks that are providing free admission!

Don’t fly to LaGuardia Airport if You Don’t Want to Miss Your Flight

Don’t fly to LaGuardia Airport if You Don’t Want to Miss Your Flight

Travelling to or from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York? Well you might want to reconsider…since they just started a $4 Billion Renovation project at LaGuardia and traffic has been INSANE. Unless you want to waste your precious time stuck in traffic for 2 hours with other angry travellers, you should switch airports to either Newark Airport or John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

The traffic is so bad, travellers are literally walking from their cabs/cars to the airport to make their flights on time (hopefully). If you must absolutely travel from LaGuardia, for some reason even after reading our warning and seeing the misery of other travellers, you should budget in at least 3-4 hours of additional travel time.

Here’s some tweets that show how crazy it is in LaGuardia New York Airport right now

The new design does look pretty slick, but it’s debatable whether it’s worth it for those that travel to New York often to deal with the traffic chaos for a few years…

The new design of  LaGuardia's terminal
The new design of LaGuardia’s terminal
Free Virgin America Flights with the Giants Game this Saturday

Free Virgin America Flights with the Giants Game this Saturday

If you live in San Francisco and love the Giants, Virgin America is giving away 2 for 1 flight vouchers this Saturday August 20th! It’s limited to the first 40,000 fans attending the game and is valid for travel in Main Cabin between September 7, 2016 – December 8, 2016 or between January 4, 2017 – February 25, 2017. You have to book your flights by September 2, 2016 and both passengers must be on the same itinerary.

Here are the blackout dates:
October 6 — October 11, 2016
November 10 — November 15, 2016
November 17 — November 30, 2016
December 9, 2016 — January 2, 2017
January 12 — January 17, 2017
February 16 — February 21, 2017

Go Giants and Free Virgin America Flights! Click here for full terms and conditions of the offer

Free Drinks at Chipotle

Free Drinks at Chipotle

Who doesn’t love Chipotle? Plus they’re even offering free drinks during happy hour 4-8PM at select states!

Here’s a summary of the offers if you live in the following states at participating Chipotle locations:

Chicago, Kansas, Ohio: Get half off “adult” beverages every Thursday 4-8pm in August and September.

Iowa (except Iowa City), Nebraska, Missouri: Get two margaritas or beers for the price of one every day from 4-8pm in August and September.

Kentucky and Wisconsin: Get two beers for the price of one every Thursday from 4-8pm in August and September.

Visit Chipotle’s site for all the details here