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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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Fastest way to find Prime Day deals

If you’re having trouble keeping up with which deals are going on and are looking to hop on the hottest deals before they’re gone, here’s a quick tip if you’ve got a fast eye: Slickdeals Live View. Watch the deals as they get posted As you can see in the picture above, there are 3 columns in the Live View — Latest Posts, Latest Threads, and Latest Rating. The Latest Posts column scrolls as people comment on deals.…

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Alaska + American partnership crumbling

In a disappointing if not unexpected move, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced today the termination of most of the benefits of their partnership beginning January 1, 2018. The Major Changes You will only earn miles on codeshare flights between Alaska and AA No recognition of partner elite benefits Some award chart changes for booking awards on AA metal with Alaska miles Things that are not changing Members can still earn Alaska miles on all American Airlines international routes Members can…

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Transfer bonus from Citi to Hilton

Citi is out with a transfer bonus from Citi Thank You points to Hilton Honors points. With the bonus, points will transfer 1:2 (1 Citi Thank You point = 2 Citi Hilton points) from now through 9/20/17. The Deal Get 2 Hilton Honors Points for every 1 Citi Thank You Point transferred Key Terms Valid now through 9/20/17 Must transfer in 1,000 point increments Max of 500,000 Thank You Points in a single transaction, but no limit to the…

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Reminder: Activate Third Quarter Cash Back

As the third quarter began yesterday, remember to activate your third quarter cash back on popular cards with rotating categories. Be aware of the various caps in parenthesis on each. Chase Freedom – 5X on Restaurants and Movie Theaters ($1500 spend cap) Direct link to activate Discover – 5% back on restaurants (and maybe Amazon if you were targeted) ($1500 spend cap, possibly for each) Direct link to activate Citi Dividend – Airlines and Hilton ($6K…

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