Make the Most of Your Marriott Points With These Hotel Points Transfer Bonuses – Great for Getting to Europe With a Free Stopover

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Right now there are a pair of bonuses for converting hotel points into airline miles.  Both of these offers look to be targeted. Through April 22, 2019, you can get a 30% or 35% bonus for hotel points converted into Air Canada Aeroplan miles.  And I got an email offering a 20% bonus for converting …

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Targeted: 100,000 Amex Membership Rewards Points Bonus

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INSIDER SECRET: To get notified when deals like these pop-up, subscribe to our email newsletter. Note: These offers are subject to change at any time. There are fantastic targeted deals for The Platinum Card® from American Express and the American Express® Gold Card. You can see if you qualify for the deals through the CardMatch tool. When you use …

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United Airlines Eliminates Award Chart, Here’s What We Know

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United Airlines has long been a favorite of mine because they are part of the Star Alliance and they don’t pass on fuel surcharges for partner award flights.  This makes them a great option for Business Class flights to Europe, for example. And their co-branded credit cards, like United℠ Explorer Card, have one of the most …

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London, Paris, Vegas, and the Bahamas Are All on the Menu With This Week’s Delta Award Sale

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Delta has frequent award sales & promotions.  So if you don’t want to miss the next one, subscribe to our daily newsletter. This Delta award sale is running through April 10, 2019, and it’s very similar to last week’s sale.  There are deals to Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia (in Business Class), and discounted domestic flights. …

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Weekend Getaway Alert! Dozens of Domestic Routes Available for Just 5,000 American Miles One-Way

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American Airlines continues to silently roll out Economy Web Specials award deals.  There isn’t much of a rhyme or reason to it, but right now there are a bunch of discounted domestic awards starting at 5,000 miles one-way, and at least one route to Canada on sale. These web specials come and go without warning, so …

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New Freedom Unlimited Offer: Keep It Simple With No Annual Fee & 3% Back (3X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points) on Up to $20,000 In Purchases

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Chase has introduced a new offer for the Chase Freedom Unlimited.  And depending on your spending habits, this could be a great way to earn a stack of Chase Ultimate Rewards points! You’ll get 3% back (3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points ) on the first $20,000 in purchases during your first cardmember year!  The downside is this offer …

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Six Ways to Make the Most of Your Southwest Points

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INSIDER SECRET: Southwest doesn’t fly to destinations outside of North America, but you can still save big on international travel with Southwest points, I’ll show you how. There are lots of reasons to love Southwest, like the excellent customer service and absence of change or cancellation fees. And collecting Southwest points is a good choice …

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United Airlines Status Review – Here’s What You Get With Each Level

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INSIDER SECRET: If you only fly occasionally a United Airlines credit card, like the United℠ Explorer Card or United℠ Explorer Business Card, is a great substitute to having United Airlines status because the perks from these cards mimic some of the benefits elite status members receive. United Airlines status is divided up into 4 levels and to achieve each status …

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When It’s Worth It to Pay a Fee for Expenses Like Taxes, Mortgages, or Car Payments To Earn Credit Card Rewards

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One of the biggest frustrations when it comes to earning miles and points is that so many of your largest expenses can’t be paid with a credit card without tacking on extra fees.  There are services, like Plastiq, that allow you to pay almost any bill with (most) credit cards for a 2.5% fee. The …

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You Can Now Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Book Fine Hotels & Resorts Stays

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If you’ve got any version of an AMEX Platinum card you’ll have access to the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program (FHR).  When you make a booking through FHR you’ll get a variety of perks like early check-in, late check-out, upgrades, and dining credits.  The specific benefits vary by hotel, but it’s similar to …

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Is the Delta AMEX Gold Card Worth It? For These 3 Types of Travelers It Is

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I’ve had the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express in the past and if you’re interested in the card, now is a good time to apply. Until July 2, 2019, the card has an increased offer. You can earn a 60,000-mile bonus after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. …

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Chase Offer: Save 10% With Alaska Airlines Up to $30 (Targeted)

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Today I noticed an offer on my Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card to save 10% on my next Alaska Airlines purchase.  The offer expires on April 12, 2019, and is valid for one-time use.  You can get up to $30 back. To get the latest deals like this one, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter. Chase Offer:  Save …

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Use Your Credit Card Miles to Book These Awards to Hawaii and Beyond Before This Singapore Airlines Devaluation on April 16th

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Earlier this year Singapore Airlines devalued their award chart for redemptions on their own flights.  And now they have announced a devaluation effective April 16, 2019, for their Star Alliance partner award chart too.  These coming changes won’t impact Economy awards, but the price of Business and First Class partner redemptions will be increasing. Singapore …

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No Joke: 12% Cash Back or 12X AMEX Membership Rewards Points at 150+ Stores (April 1st Only)

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Ebates is having a 1-day only promotion with increased rewards rates at 150+ of stores.  You can earn up to 12% cash back or 12X AMEX Membership Rewards points at all participating stores.  This promotion is valid for today only (April 1, 2019). This is a great deal because when you shop through a portal …

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Using Hyatt Points at SLH Hotels Is Great, But Here’s How to Check for the Best Deal When You’re Paying Cash

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It’s been a good year for Hyatt fans like me because they’ve been hard at work fixing the biggest problem with their loyalty program – adding more hotels. Last year Hyatt acquired Two Roads Hospitality and will integrate those hotels into their program later this year.  They also partnered with Small Luxury Hotels of the …

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Delta Expands Basic Economy to More Award Flights – Here’s What You Can Do About It

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Late last year Delta began offering Basic Economy on award tickets on limited routes, and early this month they expanded this to many more award flights in the US and Canada, including Hawaii.  My question is, now that Delta offers Basic Economy award flights, how long will it be before American Airlines and United Airlines …

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Hyatt Fast-Track Status Challenge (Targeted) and They’re Offering Some Perks to Non-Elites (for a Fee)

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Right now Hyatt is targeting some members with an offer to try out elite status for 90 days and have the status extended after meeting a certain amount of stays.  I think Hyatt’s top tier Globalist status is amazing, but with this fast-track option for earning it you’ll be missing out on a few perks. …

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10 Cities Where the Increased AMEX Delta Credit Card Offers Are an Especially Great Deal! (Ends April 3, 2019)

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Through April 3, 2019, these personal AMEX Delta credit cards have increased bonus offers: Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express (All-time high public offer) Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express (All-time high public offer) And if you live in (or near!) one of Delta’s hub cities, any …

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Test Your Delta Knowledge: Here Are 7 Features of Delta’s SkyMiles Program That You Might Not Know

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INSIDER SECRET: Some of Delta’s partner airlines won’t appear in the search results on the Delta site. So you’ll have to call in to book award flights with these “hidden” partners. Earning lots of miles and points is usually a straightforward process. But redeeming them for the most value is another challenge altogether. However, right …

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Delta Award Sale: Great Deals to Europe (Including From the West Coast), Domestic, Latin America and Business Class to Asia

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Delta has frequent award sales & promotions.  So if you don’t want to miss the next one, subscribe to our daily newsletter. Delta’s latest award sale is running through April 3, 2019.  This sale could be handy if you’re looking for deals to Europe including travel from the West Coast and Mid-West.  There are also discounted domestic …

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