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Hyatt Award Nights Not Posting? Here’s What To Do.

Hyatt Place

At the end of 2017, World of Hyatt announced that award stays from January 1, 2018 would count towards status. These don’t seem to always be crediting correctly, so here’s what to do if you find yourself with zero qualifying nights for a stay. We stayed at the Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison SC from January 1 to 6. This was booked as an award stay as it’s a category 1 hotel and therefore only cost 5,000…

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New Qantas SFO-MEL Route – Plenty Of Award Space

Qantas SFO to MEL

It can be hard finding award flights to Australia, but Qantas’s new direct route has lots of availability. Their San Francisco to Melbourne route is now bookable and flights begin on September 1, 2018. The best thing of all is that there’s plenty of business class award space. Doing a search on the Qantas site shows this availability from San Francisco to Melbourne in October for two adults: Flights are only operating four days a…

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R.I.P. – Amex Offers Sync With Facebook & Twitter Has Died

Amex Offers Sync Twitter Facebook Dead

It used to be possible to use Amex Offers Sync with Twitter and Facebook to automate the addition of offers to your cards. If you’d relied on that method to save you time, there’s some bad news. Syncing Amex Offers with Twitter and Facebook is no more. It has ceased to be. It’s expired and gone to meet its maker. If you try syncing your account now, you’ll simply see the following: That also means that…

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Chase Freedom w/ Chase Pay: 10% Back On Up To $300 At Best Buy

Chase Pay Best Buy

Edit 1: The landing page for this offer is now listing this promotion as 10% back on up to $300, so it appears to have been reduced from $400. Edit 2: This offer is now available on other Chase cards. There’s a new Chase Pay promotion out offering 10% back at Best Buy, but there are a couple of important restrictions. Here’s what you need to know: The Deal Get 10% cash back when spending…

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Chase online payment deadline extended to 11:59pm Eastern

Chase has sent out an email advising cardholders that they have updated their system to extend the same-day online payment deadline to 11:59pm Eastern Time. Previously, the cutoff time for online/mobile app same-day payments was 8pm Eastern. It was possible to make a same day payment between 8pm-11:59pm, but it required calling to make the payment over the phone with a representative. Phone payments between 8pm-11:59pm Eastern resulted in a late payment fee posting to your…

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Negative change to IHG Best Rate Guarantee

InterContinental New York Barclay

IHG has changed the terms of their Best Rate Guarantee — and it’s bad news. No more free night with IHG BRG IHG has long had a pretty generous Best Rate Guarantee — if you find a better rate on the same room, the first night of your stay is free. If you are on a one-night stay, then you get yourself a free night. This could be particularly good if you were to find a better rate on…

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IHG Award Changes For 2018, New 70k Category Level

InterContinental New York Barclay

The IHG award changes for 2018 have been announced and it’s not too positive. You’ll have to pay an increased number of IHG Rewards Club points at 499 properties, while 192 properties will see a reduction in the points required. They’re also introducing another new category level – 70,000 points for their highest tier properties. Some of the more notable increases are Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber (from 40,000 points to 50,000 points), InterContinental New York Barclay…

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Hilton adds elite breakfast at Waldorf-Astoria hotels

Yesterday, Greg published his predictions for 2018 (See: Frequent Miler’s 2018 miles & points predictions). One of his predictions was that Marriott would offer breakfast for Gold & Platinum elites at resorts, which have historically been excluded from the elite free breakfast benefit. Another chain which has historically limited its elite breakfast benefit is Hilton — though as of yesterday, Hilton has expanded that benefit: Hilton Gold & Diamond elite members will now receive free continental breakfast (or…

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Buy the right Delta gift cards to trigger your credit

If you’re neglected to take full advantage of your annual airline incidentals credits and are looking to make a quick transaction to trigger them, Doctor of Credit notes a key piece of information regarding the processing of Delta gift cards: the site through which you purchase them may influence your airline reimbursement. Specifically, according to data points uncovered from Flyertalk, eGift cards purchased through the desktop version of the website are processed by Delta and those…

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