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New Citi transfer partner: Turkish Airlines

As first reported by Gary Leff at View from the Wing, Citi Thank You points has added a brand new transfer partner: Turkish Miles & Smiles. Thank You points transfer to Turkish at a 1:1 ratio in increments of a thousand, and we have added this information to our Citi Tansfer Partners page. What’s the award chart look like? As far as I can tell, Turkish doesn’t publish an award chart. However, Loyalty Lobby worked…

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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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Wells Fargo caps 5% back at $12.5K in purchases

Over the weekend, Wells Fargo updated the application pages for two popular cards to reflect a new cap on purchases that earn a special bonus during the first six months. The Wells Fargo Visa Signature now offers 5X on up to $12,500 in gas, grocery, and drugstore purchases in the first 6 months and the Wells Fargo Rewards Card now offers the same 5X on up to $12,500 in gas, grocery, and drugstore purchases in the first 6…

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Alaska allowing guests again with Priority Pass

Back in May, Alaska airlines stopped allowing Priority Pass holders to bring guests into its Boardroom lounges (and access even for primary cardholders was often being restricted due to space constraints). However, effective yesterday, access has been expanded and Priority Pass holders are now permitted to bring two guests into Boardroom locations in Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles. Of course, lounges could (and probably will) still be capacity-controlled. However, this change is obviously a net positive…

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Confirmed: 1.5cpp FlexPerks starts 12/31

Recently, Greg wrote about the rumored changes to the FlexPerks program in his post, “FlexPerks to ditch its backup status“. In a nutshell, it was rumored that beginning December 31, 2017 FlexPerks would be worth 1.5 cents each towards travel. That rumor has been confirmed. A reddit user shared a screen shot of a notice that came with his or her recent statement that states the following (a screen shot can be found in the Reddit…

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Best use of Hyatt free night certs?

If you recently made a move to sign up for the Hyatt credit card before the “2 free night” version of the sign up bonus ended and you find yourself in possession of two free night certificates, there is a new option at which to redeem those certs for a ton of value: Miraval Resort. Great use of free night certificates As you may have read, Miraval Resort recently joined World of Hyatt. Travel Codex reports…

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Citi AA 60K offer ends tomorrow

The Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles after $3,000 in spending in the first 3 months. We’ve previously written about this increased offer. However, according to Sarah Gilbert at The Points Guy, this increased offer will end tomorrow, July 13, 2017. Note that there is also the same increased offer on the Citibusiness version of the card, but that offer is not ending tomorrow per TPG.…

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