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Fine Hotels & Resorts + Points

As part of our son’s high school graduation trip, my family of three spent the first two nights of Memorial Day weekend in San Diego at the US Grant, a Starwood’s Luxury Collection Hotel.  We booked two rooms: we booked the first night through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, and the second night with SPG points (12,000 points per night, per room). Fine Hotels & Resorts (FH&R) is a booking site exclusively for American…

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Last Chance Deals: Discounted Warehouse Club

Sam's Club Membership discount

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. As we kick off a new month,we only have one deal scheduled to expire this week. That said, there are a couple of great limited-time offers that are worth your attention before they disappear. With no expiration dates set, we can’t know for sure when they will end. Don’t miss out! If you’re interested in…

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Paying business expenses with credit cards

If you own your own business, you probably already earn credit card rewards for the types of business expenses where credit cards are readily accepted: store purchases, travel, entertainment, employee gifts, etc.  But, what about business expenses that can’t normally be paid by credit card?  Plastiq is a service that lets you pay almost any bill via credit card (see: Complete guide to Plastiq credit card payments).  They charge a 2.5% fee for this service…

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Last Chance Deals: 4X Fuel points and the best-ever Amex Hilton offer

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. As we approach the end of the month, a number of very good deals end this week. The next couple of days bring your last chance at a great Kroger fuel point promotion and the best-ever Amex Hilton offer. Don’t miss out! If you’re interested in any of these offers, there’s no time like…

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How do you choose your rewards?

Good choices and bad ones, we’ve written this week about making choices in your rewards. Sometimes, it’s a no-brainer, but more often than not in this game, the answers are subjective. And in our hobby of miles and points, you really can “choose your own adventure”. Read on for our thoughts on the rewards landscape this week. Rewards whiplash and my next new cards Sign up bonuses can undoubtedly be a fantastic way to quickly construct a…

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Rewards whiplash and my next new cards

Yesterday Amex introduced a terrific new credit card, and now I’m suffering from Rewards Whiplash… When Chase introduced their Sapphire Reserve card last summer, I was thrilled with the suite of Ultimate Rewards cards I had cobbled together: Sapphire Reserve for 3X travel and dining; Ink Plus for 5X office supply, cell phone, and internet; two Freedom cards for rotating 5X categories; and the Freedom Unlimited for 1.5X everywhere else.  See: The BEST travel rewards…

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The new king of everyday spend: Amex Blue Business Plus

  I did not see this coming.  A great new credit card has just been introduced with no fanfare and no press leaks: Amex Blue Business Plus.  Unlike other recently introduced cards, this one is not a premium card.  Far from it.  This one has no annual fee.  And, it’s a business card.  And that’s a good thing.  Read on… The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card: 2X Everywhere This card has a middle of the…

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Should I go for the 30% transfer bonus to Virgin? Reader input requested.

The Amex Membership Rewards 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic ends Monday, May 22.  I’m tempted to take advantage of it, for several reasons: Virgin Atlantic miles are extremely valuable towards ANA first class flights. Virgin Atlantic miles can be quite valuable towards Delta flights. Virgin Atlantic miles can be valuable for Virgin Atlantic awards and upgrades if you don’t mind dealing with high fuel surcharges. Necker Island.  I want to go back.  See:  Is…

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Hilton Go More Get More + New Amex Platinum Promotion + Amex offer = A little savings and a lot of points

Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. Hilton has a couple of concurrent promotions right now that help you earn a generous return on spend and save a few bucks, too. You can stack several of them for decent value — and that value can get better if you focus on the new opportunities for value in…

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