The awesome St. Pancras Renaissance Chambers Club

St Pancras is a gorgeous London building that hosts a hotel (St. Pancras Renaissance, which is a Marriott property), residences, and a major train station (this is the home of the Eurostar, for example).  The hotel consists of two separate wings: the modern Barlow wing and the opulent Chambers wing.  The Chambers Club is a lounge within the Chambers wing. Access: Platinum, but not Gold All guests staying in the Chambers wing get free access…

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Get Amex Offers on Blue Business Plus

Yesterday, we published a quick deal about how even more merchants have been added to the list of places where you can earn 2X Membership Rewards through the end of this year. That promotion is really an extra 1X on top of your everyday earnings (meaning you will earn 2X or more depending on what your chosen card regularly earns on said spend). In that post, I mentioned that I added many of the offers to…

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More Amex 2X Merchants

American Express has added merchants to the list of places where you can earn 2X Membership Rewards from now through December 31, 2017. You need to register your card for each merchant in order to earn 2X. The Deal Register for 2X Membership Rewards at the following merchants (several new merchants added) Direct link to promotion Full list of merchants (many online-only) now includes: Neiman Marcus  Best Buy Macy’s Home Depot Pottery Barn Gap Bergdorf Goodman West…

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Borrowing Hyatt top tier status: Experimenting with two approaches

My wife, son, and I recently returned from a four night stay at the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht hotel.  It was great.  It’s a great hotel in a fantastic location.  We had to book two rooms for our stay.  Regular rooms only accommodate two people and there were no regular suites available that could be booked with points or with upgrade instruments.  And the suites that were available were far more expensive than two regular rooms. …

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Is the end near for manufacturing Delta Diamond status?

Delta One Suite

For a number of years now, I’ve been using Delta credit cards to manufacture elite status for my wife and me.  I used to to get my wife to top tier Diamond status while I was satisfied with near-top-tier Platinum status. In recent years, though, Delta has added valuable benefits to their Diamond tier and so I stepped up my ms game to get both of us to Diamond.  For background, please see: Pushing the…

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Huge hotel discount with T-Mobile Tuesday

Today’s T-Mobile Tuesday giveaways include a discount at HotelStorm that is showing some huge value on certain properties/dates. My first search showed an example hotel that is $200 less than the next best price for a single-night, refundable rate. This one is worth a look. The Deal Huge discounts through HotelStorm and T-Mobile Tuesday (advertised as 25% off or more, and I’ve definitely found more than 25%) Key Terms Must be a T-Mobile customer Must “claim” the…

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Match to Mosaic

Last week, JetBlue announced a great promotion: if you have elite status on another airline, JetBlue will grant you a match to Mosaic status for the remainder of 2017. If you then earn 3,750 base TrueBlue points within 90 days of your match, you will receive Mosaic status throughout 2018. The Deal Match status from Delta, United, American, Southwest, Virgin, or Alaska to JetBlue’s Mosaic status for the remainder of 2017 Automatically register for a status challenge…

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3 considerations in prep for Citi Prestige 75K

As we reported on Sunday, the Citi Prestige is set to be refreshed on Sunday with a new 75K-point sign up bonus. Are you interested in 75K points? Of course you are. But if you’re looking to apply when the new bonus goes live, there are a few key considerations in prepping to take advantage of the new offer. Consideration #1: Citi 24-month rule A signup bonus of 75K points is enough to turn anyone’s head —…

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40% transfer bonus to British Airways Avios

Just last week, we reported that the normal transfer ratio from American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways and Iberia Avios has returned to the old 1:1 ratio that had been the norm until a couple of years ago. Not even a week later, we have our first transfer bonus on the new even money ratio, with a 40% bonus meaning that transfers are now 1:1.4 or 250 Membership Rewards points = 350 British Airways Avios…

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