My bumbling experiments with US Bank’s Real-Time Mobile Rewards

Readers may remember that I was pretty excited about US Bank’s Real-Time Mobile Rewards when I learned that they’ve expanded them to include travel.  If you have the Altitude Reserve card, or a Visa card that earns FlexPerks points, you can now apply your rewards to travel purchases at 1.5 cents per point value without having to book travel through US Bank.  This is huge because it means that we can have our travel cake…

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Los Angeles to Hong Kong from $315 nonstop RT

A Thrify Traveler Premium email today alterted me to a nice deal posted yesterday by Fly4Free: Hong Kong Airlines has some great prices available for travel from Los Angeles to Hong Kong this spring: from $315 round trip nonstop. I’m not very familiar with Hong Kong Airlines, but they fly an A350 on this route and there is no additional charge for meals, checked bags, or seats — so this is a great price if you don’t mind traveling in economy…

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Increased: $750 signup bonus on Capital One Spark

As reported by Doctor of Credit, there is a newly increased signup bonus on the Capital One Spark Business Visa: Get $750 cash back after $7,500 in purchases in the first three months. That’s in addition to the unlimited 2% cash back earned on this card, so you will actually have $900 in cash back after $7,500 in purchases. That’s a great offer for cash back. We’ve added a link to our Best Offers page. The Offer $750…

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$15 off $60 at Amazon w/ 1 Chase point [Targeted] and Chase have been running a promotion for the past couple of months that was recently extended until June 15, 2018 or the coupon runs out: get $15 off $60 or more when paying with at least 1 Chase Ultimate Rewards point and using code URHOLIDAY. This promotion is targeted, but if you haven’t yet done it or weren’t previously targeted, it’s worth checking to see if you’re eligible. The coupon only works on items shipped &…

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Increased Mileage Plus portal payouts: 10x Sears, 10x Macy’s, 15x eBags, more

The United Mileage Plus Shopping portal is offering increased payouts at a number of retailers today, including 10x at Sears, 10x at Macy’s, 15x at eBags, and more. The Deal Increased payouts at many retailers through United MileagePlus Shopping Quick Thoughts Always make sure to compare pauouts using a tool like CashBackMonitor. As you’ll see there, some of these payouts are quite a bit better than normal. For example, Sears is currently at 10x. We haven’t seen a double-digit mileage…

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Saks Fifth Avenue Amex Offer: Spend $250, Get $50 Back / 5,000 Membership Rewards

Saks Fifth Avenue Amex Offer - $50 back

There’s a new Saks Fifth Avenue Amex Offer available which has a couple of variations depending on which types of American Express credit cards you have. The Deal Spend $250 or more at Saks Fifth Avenue, get $50 back, or Spend $250 or more at Saks Fifth Avenue, get 5,000 Membership Rewards. Key Terms Expires 4/30/18. Valid in-store at Saks Fifth Avenue and online at Valid on one or more transactions. Enrollment limited. Not…

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Discounted Travel Gift Cards On eBay: Save On Southwest, Airbnb, & More

Airbnb gift card

There are several different discounted travel gift cards currently available through eBay Daily Deals. The Deals $150 Southwest gift card for $135 (digital card) $100 Airbnb gift card for $90 (digital card) $100 gift card for $90 (physical card) $100 BP gift card for $94 (physical card) $100 Speedway gift card for $94 (physical card) See all eBay Daily Deal gift card offers here Quick Thoughts There’s limited availability of these gift cards, with some deals (like the Airbnb…

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New Kimpton Promo: 5,000 Points Per Stay For Next Two Stays (Targeted)

Kimpton 2x 5,000 points

IHG Rewards Club is sending out targeted emails inviting members to register for a promotion offering 5,000 points per stay on their next two Kimpton stays. The Deal Register for the promotion and earn 5,000 points per stay for your next two Kimpton stays. Direct link (Targeted). Key Terms Register, book & stay by April 30. Must be an IHG Rewards Club member and must register member number in advance to participate in this promotion.…

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ShopRite Gift Card Promo: $20 Off Next Shopping Order When Spending $100 On Select Gift Cards

ShopRite Logo

There’s a new ShopRite gift card promotion running at the moment. This is offering $20 off your next shopping order when spending $100 on select gift cards. The Deal Get $20 off your next shopping order when you purchase $100 in select gift cards with your Price Plus Club Card. Key Terms Deal runs from March 16, 2018 to March 22, 2018. Excludes ShopRite gift cards. Must be one transaction. Limit one per customer. Coupon…

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