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Business Platinum pay-with-points rebate decreasing June 1st

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  The American Express Business Platinum 50% pay-with-points rebate has quickly become one of our favorite benefits. Unfortunately, it seems this benefit became everyone’s favorite — and therefore it has become too expensive for Amex to continue to offer it. As reported by The Points Guy, Amex has announced that effective June 1st, they will be decreasing the pay-with-points rebate to 35%. Additionally, there will now be a cap of 500,000 rebated points per year. Furthermore, rebate…

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Pass the popcorn: The e-Rewards saga continues

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I’ve never tried earning rewards from e-Rewards.  It always seemed like too much effort for too little gain.  But, I’m glad I had written about their recent wave of shutdowns, because the saga has continued in interesting ways. Via reader comments it seems that e-Rewards has restored the accounts of many who protested, but then sometimes shut down those accounts again as soon as the member redeemed their rewards. So, when people are short of…

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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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Why pay more? Here’s why paying 25K points is sometimes better than 15K

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I had a small epiphany the other day.  I realized that when paying for flights, I should use the most restrictive points currency that matches my needs rather than the one that lets me book with the fewest points. Consider this $317 flight: Thanks to the Amex Business Platinum card’s 50% point rebate, I could pay 15,850 Membership Rewards points (I’d first pay 31,700 points and then I’d get half back).  Or, I could use…

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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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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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3 out of 5 ain’t bad: A quick guide to Daily Getaways 2017 week 3 (out of 5)

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There are some excellent deals this week!  Not only is this week 3 out of 5 for the Daily Getaways, but also three out of five deals this week have earned my thumbs-up.  And, I’ve added a new feature to the guide: info about how many deal items are available.  After all, in my opinion, when there are fewer than 50 available in-total, it’s not even worth bothering with those at all. The Daily Getaways…

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