About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Negative change to IHG Best Rate Guarantee

InterContinental New York Barclay

IHG has changed the terms of their Best Rate Guarantee — and it’s bad news. No more free night with IHG BRG IHG has long had a pretty generous Best Rate Guarantee — if you find a better rate on the same room, the first night of your stay is free. If you are on a one-night stay, then you get yourself a free night. This could be particularly good if you were to find a better rate on…

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Hilton program changes: a net win

This morning, Greg wrote a post about whether or not you should cancel your Hilton card ahead of the big changes coming to the credit card lineup (See: Should you cancel your Hilton card before January 18th?). The credit cards aren’t the only big change coming for Hilton Honors — Hilton has announced some changes to the Hilton Honors loyalty program. When programs announce changes, they almost always present poor value. In this case, Hilton has…

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Caesar’s promotion: Earn Diamond status in 15 nights

Caesar’s Total Rewards is out with an interesting promotion that might be an easy way to fast-track to Caesar’s Diamond status through tier points. There is a (potentially targeted) email offer going out to earn 1,000 tier points per night on qualifying stays. Since Diamond status requires 15,000 points, you would need 15 (potentially very cheap) nights to earn the tier points necessary to qualify. I didn’t receive an email on this promotion, but Michael at…

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Discounts via new Google Pay (Android Pay + Google Wallet are merging)

Over the past couple of years, Google has had a couple of different payment platforms: Android Pay for Android devices, and Google Wallet, which is an online wallet that can be used on desktop devices / browsers or to pay within apps from the Google Play store. Today, Google announced that in the coming months they are merging the platforms into Google Pay. Along with that announcement, they are offering discounts at several retailers that are already accepting Google…

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$500 signup bonus on the Wells Fargo Business Platinum

There is a new $500 cash back signup bonus available on the Wells Fargo Business Platinum — though that bonus is only available if you choose the cash back rewards structure. This is a nice signup bonus if you’re looking for cash back — or this card may alternatively be interesting if you have a large balance of Wells Fargo rewards points. Read on for some brief analysis. The Offer Get $500 cash back bonus when you spend $5,000…

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New 50K Southwest Premier link alive

Last week, we posted a Quick Deal noting that the signup bonuses on both the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus and the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier credit cards had increased to 50,000 points after $2,000 spend — which is terrific news for those looking to earn an easy Southwest Airlines Companion Pass early in the year so as to get maximum value from that pass (See our Complete Guide to the Southwest Companion Pass for more…

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From $18 + 2500 points: Hyatt Cash & Points rates cut at some properties

EDIT: This Quick Deal appears to be expired for the US properties originally listed, although there are still properties in India that can be booked at the lower Cash & Points rates. Last night, Extreme Hotel Deals reported a great deal at some Hyatt properties, with Points + Cash rates displaying with reduced prices on the cash portion. I assumed this was likely an IT glitch and would be fixed (my past experience booking Points + Cash anomalies has…

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Huge $1,000 bonus for referring friends to invest

Acorns is a micro-investing platform that’s been around for quite a while now. It first came to my attention last year, when I signed up for an account — though I’ll admit that I never actually funded it and forgot I even had the account. That changed when a reader named Clint reached out a couple of days ago to make me aware of a new referral bonus being offered by Acorns: if you get 10…

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(EXPIRED) Lowe’s 11% rebate 1/11-1/17 (YMMV – regional)

Lowe’s is once again offering an 11% rebate in the form of a Lowe’s Gift card (physical or eGC) on purchases made at select stores (in the midwest, mostly at locations with a Menard’s nearby). The rebate states that the purchase must be in-store. In the past, online orders for in-store pick up have worked, but it’s hard to say if that will hold true as they added the in-store verbiage to this month’s rebate. If the ability to…

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