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The popular “TripRewards” program has added a new enhancement giving its five million members more ways to earn free hotel stays. The new “TripRewards Platinum Plus MasterCard from MBNA America” awards three points per dollar in addition to the ten points per dollar normally earned for qualifying hotel stays, for a total of thirteen points per dollar. The new credit card also earns two points per dollar for all other retail purchases. The “TripRewards” program features more than 6,000 hotels, points-earning opportunities with more than 40 earning participants and 270 point-redemption options. It is the world’s largest hotel loyalty program, based on the number of participating hotels. Cendant Hotel Group is the world’s largest lodging franchisor with 6,355 hotels on five continents under the Super 8, Days Inn, Ramada, Travelodge, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Wingate Inn and AmeriHost Inn brands. For more information visit: “”:

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