Right now you can get United Gold, Marriott Platinum, Cesar Rewards Diamond (Match to Wyndham Diamond) for $295 a year (when paying for two years). Please use my link here to apply (no waiver of fees for military). I don’t have the time (or leave days) available to hit all three, but for all you road warriors out there this may be easy challenges to complete
United Gold will get you access to partner lounges when flying overseas, I already get it with the United Club card. You can use gold status to book the economy plus seat at the time of booking and make yourself more eligible for first class upgrades on the day of your flight.
The fine print: Receive MileagePlus® Premier® Gold status from September 1 – November 30, 2019, and keep it through January 31, 2021 by:
Enrolling in this Challenge by August 26, 2019 and Being enrolled in the MileagePlus® and PerksPlus programs (enrollment links provided) or Earning 15,000 Premier qualifying miles (PQM)2 or 20 Premier qualifying segments (PQS)2, and Earning $2,500 Premier qualifying dollars (PQD)2 during the challenge period.
Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite gives you upgrades to higher level rooms and free breakfast. I was able to get lounge access at the M lounge located in the Lincolnshire Marriott. I was also able to get unlimited food and beverage anytime at the Frankfurt Sheraton Airport:
The Fine Print:
To participate in this promotion, you are required to use your founderscard.com email address listed in the instructions above.
Existing Marriott Bonvoy™ members with base membership, Silver Elite or Gold Elite status are eligible for this promotion; members at Platinum Elite tier are ineligible for this offer.
Enrollment in Marriott Bonvoy (new members) or registration in Marriott Bonvoy (existing members) is required to be eligible for this offer.
Upon making 15 paid nights within 3 months of enrollment, participant will receive Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite status for up to one year. After the first year, Platinum Elite status will be retained by staying the required number of nights under the terms of the Marriott Bonvoy program.
If new member does not make 15 paid nights within 3 months of enrollment, member will be downgraded to membership level which corresponds to number of nights stayed: Member tier for 0-9 nights stayed, and Silver Elite status for 10-24 nights stayed. Existing members who do not make 15 paid nights within 3 months of enrollment, will revert to their member level prior to this promotion.Nights stayed prior to enrollment are not eligible for this offer.
Credit toward this promotion is given for night stays with participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels which occur within the earning period. For a list of current Marriott Bonvoy participating brands, visit https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/earn/hotels.mi
Only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s nights or stays. Paid nights at a qualifying rate count towards the promotion. Nights spent while redeeming an award are ineligible and do not count towards the promotion.
Offer is non-transferable. Offer is valid for one-time use. This promotion is subject to modification, cancellation, or limitation at Marriott’s discretion, with or without notice.
Note that it may take up to 48 hours for your account to reflect the promotion.
For full offer terms and conditions, click here.
For questions regarding this program, please contact the Marriott Elite Member Guest Services team at 1-800-321-7396
The Caesars Diamond pays for the FoundersCard itself since the status waives the resort fees at all Cesars Resorts. The resort fee is $39 before tax per night at the Vegas Cesars, and since Las Vegas Strip hotels now have a 13.38% tax rate, your nightly resort fee will be $44.22 after tax. If you even stay 5 nights a year the Founders Card membership is worth it!
Best use in my opinion is getting the matching Diamond status with Wyndham. This gives me mandatory suite upgrades at Wyndham Grand Hotels, as well as a local amenity like a food tour when booking with points. I just stayed at the Grand Wyndham in downtown Chicago and they gave me fruit and Voss Water waiting for me in my suite on top of a food tour:
The food tour was amazing and had a value of $60 a person. These come free when booking a room with points as a go free option, many examples here.
If you got the time and the points, look into Founderscard. Please use my link to toss me some points: https://founderscard.com/membership?code=FCJERRY623