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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New Citi transfer partner: Jet Airways

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Citibank has added a new transfer partner to the Thank You Rewards system: Jet Airways Jet Privilege. Points transfer 1:1 in 1,000 point increments. The Deal Transfer Citi Thank You points to JetAirways JetPrivilege Points transfer 1:1 in 1,000 point increments Quick thoughts India-based Jet Airways publishes an award chart that shows economy class pricing — business class is double and first class is triple the economy price (you can view the partner award chart…

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Airfare: San Francisco to Mexico City $153 RT, Cancun $190 RT

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As reported by Secret Flying, Aeromexico has some great deals running from San Francisco to Mexico — with flights to Mexico City from $153 round trip and Cancun from $190 RT. Mexico City The cheapest fares to Mexico City are only coming up via consolidator site Momondo and seem to only be available for quick turnarounds of two days per the example dates on Secret Flying (click the image for a link): However, many dates are available in…

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Free rewards: More fee-free dollars from Plastiq with new referral bonuses

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We have written extensively about Plastiq.com, a website that allows you to use a credit card to pay bills that must normally be paid by check. Typically, the Plastiq charges a 2.5% fee for US-based credit cards — but the new referral structure awards $500 in fee-free payments for new users and $1,000 in fee-free payments to the person making the referral. Read our Complete Guide to Plastiq credit card payments for more information about using this service to earn rewards. The…

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Aloha: 50K miles with Hawaiian Airlines credit card

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The typical sign up bonus on the Hawaiian Airlines credit card is 35K miles, but it is now possible to get a sign up bonus worth 50,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles for spending $1,000 in the first 90 days. The Deal 50,000 miles sign-up bonus for spending $1,000 in 90 days $89 annual fee is not waived How to Get it This offer does not have a public application link that we’ve found. Instead, go to HawaiianAirlines.com and make a dummy booking.…

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Amex Offer for Hotels.com: $10 back on $50 in gift cards


Amex is out with a new offer for Hotels.com, which can save you 20% on gift cards: The Deal Spend $50 on a Hotels.com gift card, get a $10 statement credit Buy your gift card online at hotels.com/giftcards Should be a twitter sync (#AmexHotelsdotcom), but the sync doesn’t appear to be working at the moment Key Terms Valid until 6/18/17 Quick Thoughts This is a nice way to save a few bucks. Hotels.com gift cards can be combined quickly…

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Amex Offer in use: 50% off on paper towels at Boxed.com

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There is a new Amex Offer out for Boxed.com — Spend $65 or more and get $25 back: You can add this offer in your Amex account (see our Complete Guide to Amex Offers for information on syncing to multiple accounts) or tweet #AmexBoxed. This offer gives you about 38% off on a $65 purchase, but it can be stacked with a discount (and perhaps portal cash back) to save even more. As an example, you can save almost 50%…

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Buy IHG points for .46 cents each! Get PointBreaks for $23 a night

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We have written in the past about the ability to cheaply buy IHG points with Points & Cash bookings. In a nutshell, when booking a Points & Cash rate with IHG, you are actually buying points with the cash co-pay — your card is immediately charged. If you later cancel your reservation, you are refunded in points rather than cash. We reported last month about some properties where it was possible to use this method…

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Staples: $20 GC rebate on $300 in Mastercard gift cards

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Through Saturday, April 29th, Staples is offering a $20 Staples gift card rebate on $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards. Staples gift card rebates are an easy win as you can earn 5x with a card like the Chase Ink Plus or Ink Cash and get a rebate worth more than the activation fee on the cards. The Deal $20 Staples gift card rebate by mail when purchasing $300 or more in Mastercard gift…

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Airfare sales abound: Fly away while you still can

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Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. There have been some really terrific airfare sales this week, many of which are listed in the Won’t Last Long section below. While there is some route overlap in a few of those posts, there are some very good sales listed. Note that while airfares prices are accurate as of the time of writing, prices can…

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