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The Starwood-Marriott merger -- It's happening:http://finance.yahoo.com/news/marriotts ... 00935.html
Been thinking about getting the Starwood card for a while, but is that pointless now that it's merging with Marriott? What is everyone who has either of those cards thinking?
It's not pointless if you can make good use of the bonus before the rewards programs merge. I have enough hotel options for the time being, so I'm not going near either one.
There's still little public information (or even semi-reliable gossip) about how the SPG program will fare. When you compare the cpp and earn rate of the SPG Amex to the Chase Marriott Visa/Ritz cards, I just don't see a way for SPG holders to fare well.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech