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1:1 transfers from Membership Rewards to Avios

Update: After publishing this post, a representative reached out to confirm that this is indeed a change, not a promotion. See below for more information. Right now, Amex is offering transfers to both British Airways Avios and Iberia Avios at a rate of 1:1. This appears to be an unadvertised bonus — we have no idea how long this will last, so I suggest transferring sooner rather than later if you have a need to book…

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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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Some hot deals around the ‘net

As today is Amazon Prime Day, retailers from A to Z are doing their best to steal your attention away (see what I did there?). Here is a collection of some of the deals — both on Amazon and around the web — going on today. Note that I have not done extensive research on these, they were just deals that caught my eye and I thought readers may find useful. Most of these came from watching Slickdeals…

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United MileagePlus Lots of Fees Prepaid Debit Card

A couple of months ago, Greg wrote about a rumored new prepaid debit card: The United MileagePlus GO Prepaid Visa Debit Card. We wondered whether this new card would provide a new avenue for MS via mileage-earning PIN transactions. The verdict is in: this card won’t earn miles on PIN-based transactions and isn’t worth the fee for the vast majority of people. The Deal United prepaid debit card that earns 1X per dollar spent with a monthly cap of 2,500 miles…

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Hotel award booking for 3 in London. Marriott to the rescue.

My wife, once again, is headed to London for work.  And, once again, my son and I are going with her.  We love London, so this a great excuse to return.  The problem is that in the eyes of all hotels everywhere, our son is now an adult.  And that makes booking an award for a single room in Europe difficult. In the parts of London where we wanted to stay, most of the hotel…

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Match to 105K-point IHG Offer

As reported by Doctor of Credit, there is a (targeted) 100,000-point signup bonus offer on the Chase IHG Rewards credit card (plus 5,000 more points for adding an authorized user), and if you have recently applied you may be able to get matched to the higher offer. Yesterday, we reported the increased 85,000-point offer (total points with bonus and AU). I tried making dummy bookings under different accounts and with different browsers, but hadn’t found a better offer. Doctor…

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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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New IHG 80K Offer, AF waived 1st year

Chase has a new public offer today on the IHG Rewards Mastercard, good for 80,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first three months. The annual fee is waived for the first year. The sign up offer 80,000 IHG Rewards Club points after spending $1,000 in the first three months 5,000 points for adding an authorized user and making a purchase Annual fee is waived the first year ($49 thereafter) Key card benefits 5X at IHG hotels 2X at gas stations, grocery stores,…

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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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