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Last Chance Deals: Twenty bucks off car rental, half off award stays, more

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. This week, there are two key deals ending: an easy $20 off an Avis rental, which can be reserved for pick up and drop off by 12/31/2017, but must be reserved this week. Secondly, IHG has a sale both beginning and ending this week for half price resort properties in Mexico and the…

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New 50K offer on Cathay Pacific card

About six months ago, Synchrony Bank launched Cathay Pacific credit card and Greg asked: Should you be inspired to earn 25,000 miles with the Cathay Pacific Visa? To sum that up, the answer was more or less: “Meh.” It might have made sense for some to make a quick mileage score, but it wasn’t all that special. That “Meh” might just turn into a “Yeah” with the new signup bonus being offered: 50,000 Asia Miles after spending $2,500 in…

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Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard Deep Dive: Maximize Earnings and Status

When it looked as if Virgin Atlantic miles could be used to book Delta awards online, I decided that it was time to take a closer look at the Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard issued by BankAmericard.  At the time of this writing, BOA is offering a “90K” signup bonus which is really a 75K signup bonus.  But this post is not about that.  If you’re interested in my take on the signup bonus, please…

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Debating my 1.67 cents screwed up math

In response to my recent post “Up to 1.67 cents per point value from ThankYou points,” some accused me of publishing junky and screwed up math.  I answered those accusations in the blog comments, but there’s more to the story… When news first came out that the Citi Prestige card would allow 4th Night Free bookings online and with points, a blogger published a questionable conclusion.  Through the ThankYou portal you can now choose to…

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Planning for Citi Prestige 75K and Premier 50K offers

The Citi Prestige and Citi Premier cards are currently offering 75,000 point and 50,000 point signup bonuses, respectively.  That’s excellent, but many of us aren’t eligible.  Before applying it’s important to review Citi’s application rules and compare to your past 24 months of Citibank applications, account closures, and product changes. As a reminder, you can find application rules for each major bank on our Best Offers Page.  “Jump to” the bank you’re interested in to…

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FlexPerks kills Kiva 3X

For years I’ve regularly paid for Kiva microloans with my FlexPerks Visa card.  The US Bank FlexPerks Visa card has long offered 3 points per dollar for charitable donations.  Even though Kiva loans are not technically charitable donations, the credit card coded them as if they were.  And, considering that FlexPerks points have been worth up to 2 cents per point towards airfare, this has been a fantastic way to earn up to 6% back…

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My Business Platinum retention call

The $450 annual fee on my Business Platinum card just came due.  For years I’ve been cycling through different versions of the Platinum card in order to get a new signup bonus each year along with a total of $400 in airline fee reimbursements ($200 for the current calendar year plus $200 the next).  This year, though, I kinda wanted to stick with the same card.  Partly its because I like the card’s free Gogo…

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