Best cards for grocery store spend, and dining, and…

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If you spend a lot at grocery stores, which credit card should you use?  What if you spend a lot on dining?  Travel?… I’ve long maintained a page, previously called “Best Category Bonuses,” that lists best cards for each type of spend.  That page has been a useful resource, but the title didn’t really give much of a hint as to what it was about.  Another issue with the old page was that I used…

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50k Merril+ Visa Signature available via phone & maybe online

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Users on reddit are reporting that the 50k point sign up bonus for the Merril+ Visa Signature card is still available via phone application. A reddit user has also uncovered an application link here. Zero of the people reporting on reddit have received instant online approval as of the time of this writing, but some are reporting application status showing approved about an hour after application. Danny at Miles to Memories reported receiving an error…

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First World of Hyatt Promotion – Double Points

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Hyatt is out with its first promotion since the launch of the new World of Hyatt program — Double Points for Being You. This promotion requires registration here and will award double base points beginning with your second stay between April 1 and June 30th, 2017. The Deal Double base points on Hyatt stays (i.e. 5 bonus points for 10x total) beginning with 2nd stay during promotion Key Terms Requires registration here. Valid for stays between April…

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[EXPIRED] $15 off $75 eBay Flash Sale – Roku Premier+ for $65, other deals to be found

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Update: eBay has unexpectedly ended this coupon early. Check back for update as we will update the post of the coupon becomes live again. Ebay is running a $15 off of $75 or more flash sale through 6pm Pacific time tonight with coupon code CFLASHMARCH15. This should stack with both portal cash back and eBay bucks provided you are buying items that qualify under the terms of the cash back site / eBay bucks. Note that some Slickdeals…

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Business Class for 25.5k one-way to Europe from several US cities!

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Iberia Plus is running a great promotion that results in fully-flat business class seats from Chicago, New York, or Boston to Madrid, Spain for just 25,500 Avios + ~$125 tax– or from Los Angeles or many cities in Central/South America for just 31,875 Avios + ~$125 tax. Iberia is offering 25% off already-reasonable off-peak award flight prices from now until April 11th for flights occurring before June 15th or between October 1st and December 15th, 2017. The Deal 25% off…

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Real world extreme stacking in-home dining and more

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I often write about ways to extreme stack deals for huge rewards or savings.  In this post I’ll document one approach that I use regularly to treat my family to great steaks, seafood, treats, and more.  First, here are some real world examples of what is possible… Stock Yards sells four 6 ounce Filet Mignon cuts for $99.99.  After stacking, I would pay $30.46 (or less), delivered. Harry & David sells their Maine Shore Seafood…

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Can you split payment for Alaska Airlines companion fare?

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Arguably the most valuable benefit of the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa cards is the annual companion fare. This discount code allows the cardholder to add a companion to a reservation for just $99 + taxes/fees (starting from $121 total). Practically any Alaska Airlines itinerary seems to qualify — one-way, round trip, open-jaws, etc. The merger with Virgin America has only enhanced this benefit as cardholders can now book travel with either Alaska or Virgin…

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Update: 20% off Hotels.com gift cards may be available online this week

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We previously reported that this week Staples is offering $10 off a $50 Hotels.com gift card in-store. It now appears that the discount applies online as well, though gift cards are currently out of stock. Sometimes, items like this go in and out of stock during the week, so it’s worth taking a look now and then if you’re looking for these cards. Click the image for a link to the item: While the “add…

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WOW Air: Chicago to Iceland from $249 round trip

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WOW Airlines has announced new service from Chicago, and to kick off the new route they have one-way flights to Reykjavik, Iceland from $99.99 and round trip flights starting at $249.99: Availability is also shown on Google Flights, but pricing was higher ($269 for the same flights above) As a budget carrier, remember that WOW Air will charge additional fees for everything from checked bags to selecting your seat. They even charge for a carry-on bag, and…

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