Chase Shutdown, Marriott Stealing Points & Koh Samui’s Only Private Island Resort

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Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at


Like a thief in the night: watch out for Marriott’s latest naughtiness – Frequent Miler

To be honest I don’t even sympathize with Marriott people when stuff like this happens anymore.  With all of the smoke that has come out around Bonvoy and how bad their points earning has got there is no reason to continue to focus on them.  Do so at your own peril.  Things like this will continue to happen when you have a toxic corporate culture like they do.

Reader gets rejected trying to get back into Chase – Miles Per Day

You are playing with fire if you are cycling that much in my opinion.  And it appears that may be the worst offense in Chase’s eyes.  I look forward to reading Vinh’s piece about getting his wife’s foot back in the door at Chase.

Cape Fahn: Inside Koh Samui’s first private island luxury resort – CNN Travel

I know Koh Samui is a popular aspirational location and this looks like it could be the new hot spot there. Too bad it isn’t a points hotel though.


Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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