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Surprise: No email, still targeted for 10K per AU

Over the past couple of days, many blogs have covered the recent bonus for adding authorized users to Amex Hilton Honors and Surpass credit cards. Since I hadn’t received an email, I assumed I hadn’t been targeted. I was wrong. Despite not having been targeted for any of the SPG spending offers over the past year, I finally clicked the link in the post at One Mile at a Time about the Hilton AU bonus…

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Staples gift card rebates may not be working properly

Yesterday, we posted a quick deal for a $15 rebate on $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards at Staples. This rebate was advertised in the Staples weekly ad online (on page 14), but readers are reporting that they are not receiving a rebate receipt. Additionally, some readers over at Doctor of Credit reported rebate submissions last week (for last week’s Visa Gift Card rebate) that were denied. At the moment, it seems that the rebate problems stem…

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No-fee Visa Gift Cards at Macerich Malls this week

A reader tweeted us yesterday to give us a tip that he heard Macerich Malls would have no purchase fees on Mall Visa Gift Cards today through August 19th, 2017. I found this promotion listed on the home page of a Macerich Mall. The Deal No purchase fees on Visa Gift Cards at Macerich Malls today through August 19th, 2017 Participating malls can be found on pages 8-9 in this PDF (thanks to Aaron in the comments at Doctor…

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20% off + 5X at Panera & Gap through Staples

Staples is offering a 20% discount on $25 Gap and $50 Panera e-gift cards with a 3-card limit to each. The Deal $50 Panera e-gift card for $40 (link) – Limit 3 $25 Gap e-gift card for $20 (link) – Limit 3 Key Terms Limit of 3 of each type Valid 8/13/17 – 8/19/17 (though these sometimes end early) Bottom line Both of these sales offer a decent discount, and you may be able to break even…

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Easy 5X or 5%: $15 back on $300 in Mastercard gift cards

Update: Many readers have reported not receiving a rebate receipt this week. It seems that the problem this week is definitely related to which SKU numbers are included in the rebate. While a couple of people have had success with the store manager honoring the rebate on the spot in-store, another reader reported that the rebate receipt only printed when buying $50 denomination cards. This may require more communication with the Staples rebate processor to get…

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Hilton stinks at math: book award nights separately

I noticed a curious thing this week when I was looking up some award nights: Hilton’s computers aren’t always pricing awards correctly when you look at multiple nights — and it’s not good. When looking at Hilton award availability, it might be necessary to look up (and maybe book) each night individually to get the correct price in terms of Hilton Honors points. This makes award booking more time-consuming and less transparent. Example case: a 2-night…

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Act fast if you want the Wyndham credit card offers

This morning, Greg wrote about the great promotions currently being run by Wyndham Rewards and the terrific value you can get out of the program since all hotels cost 15K per night (See: 35,000 bonus points: planning my first mattress run in years). Since there is no easy way to transfer points into Wyndham and they cap your annual point-purchasing power, the only other way to quickly amass Wyndham points is through the Wyndham Rewards…

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Results from my latest Citi retention call

retention call

Yesterday I called Citibank to check for retention offers on my cards.  I do this about once a year and usually come away with offers that make my cards well worth keeping for another year.  To get transferred to a retention specialist it’s necessary to tell customer support that you’d like to cancel your card.  Don’t tell the automated system that, though.  Some people have been burned when doing that: the automated system automatically closed…

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Not targeted: 10X at Walmart on Freedom & Sapphire cards

Last week, it was reported that some people were receiving an email from Chase promoting the chance to earn 10X or 10% cash back on purchases at Walmart.com made through Chase Pay with certain Chase credit cards. Doctor of Credit has reported that it has been confirmed by the Chase media team that this offer is not targeted and is open to all Chase Freedom, Freedom Unlimited, Sapphire, Sapphire Preferred, and Sapphire Reserve cardholders. The Deal Either 10X…

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