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Real world extreme stacking in-home dining and more

1800Flowers Stockyards Filet Mignon

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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Increase credit card spend (and get most of it back). What still works March 2017?

Gift Card Churning

Whether you need to increase credit card spend to earn a new credit card signup bonus, or to earn elite status, or simply to earn credit card rewards, it’s important to keep up with the latest news of what works and what does not. This month, I’m trying out a new format.  I’ve moved details about each “increase spend” technique to a separate page: Manufactured Spending Complete Guide.  To be honest, most of the techniques…

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Update: 107.5k Chase Marriott offer is now public

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We recently reported a targeted offer for the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card. There is now a public offer on this card with a sign up bonus that includes 100,000 Marriott Rewards for spending $5,000 in the first three months and an additional 7,500 points for adding an authorized user in that time and making a purchase. Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card — 107,500 point offer   The Offer: 100,000 Marriott Rewards points after…

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Can you get a second Amex bonus with a second business?

Can you get a second Amex bonus under a second business?

“Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.” Most American Express credit and charge card signup bonus offers include the above language.  For the most part, the language is self-explanatory.  If you have, or used to have, the same credit card, then you won’t get the signup bonus if you sign up now. There are known exceptions to this rule.  If you cancelled an account more than 7 years…

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Best ever offer on Amex Hilton cards: Up to 100k + free weekend night!

Hilton Waikoloa

American Express is out with two of the best ever offers on both the American Express Hilton Honors card and the American Express Hilton Surpass card. The Offers American Express Hilton Honors 80,000 Hilton Honors bonus points after you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months No annual fee 7X Hilton; 5X U.S. restaurants, grocery, and gas stations; 3X everywhere else Hilton Honors Gold status with $20,000 spend in a calendar year Earn 500 Hilton Honors…

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An awesome new “everywhere” card hits the scene

everywhere card

Alliant Credit Union has launched an exciting new credit card: Alliant Cashback Visa Signature Card.  In the first year, Alliant waives the annual fee and offers 3% cash back for all purchases.  But, that’s not what makes this card exciting.  After all, we already get no annual fee, plus $30 in annual flight credits, plus 3% cash back first year from the Discover It Miles card. The exciting thing about the Alliant card is that…

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Targeted Chase Marriott and Hyatt offers

hyatt saipan

Chase is currently out with a couple of interesting targeted offers on both the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit card and the Hyatt Visa. Targeted members of each program should receive an email offer to apply. Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card — 100,000 point offer The Offer: 100,000 Marriott Rewards points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months 7,500 bonus points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the first…

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Live in Hawaii to maximize value from Delta companion certificates (and 10 other tips)

Delta SkyMiles Cards Zoom

Both the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card and the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express offer a free companion certificate each year upon renewal.  This means that once per year you can buy a round trip flight for two people and pay for just one (plus taxes and fees, capped at $75, for the other).  Here are the tips you need to know to get the most value from your certificates… Live in Hawaii…

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Investing in change: Marriott / SPG / Ritz new program opportunities

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Marriott Rewards Sweet Spot

Airline and hotel mergers are often bad for consumers since they result in less competition.  That said, mergers also create lots of change.  And with change comes opportunity… We saw this recently with the American Airlines / US Airways merger.  There was a short term opportunity to earn top tier US Airways status through a challenge.  And we knew that we would then get top tier AA status, along with 8 international upgrade certificates, when…

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