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10% back on Hotel or Car Rental Bookings with Chase

Chase is offering Freedom and Freedom Unlimited cardholders 10% cash back on up to $2,500 in hotel and car rental bookings made through the Ultimate Rewards portal.  The terms say that you must pay with your Freedom or Freedom Unlimited card.  The 10% cash back is total and does not stack on top of the typical 1%/1.5% earned on those cards. It’s always nice to save a few bucks, but don’t forget to compare with…

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Travelocity $30 off a hotel, no minimum

As reported by Doctor of Credit, Travelocity has $30 off of hotel and vacation package bookings with coupon code TMOBILETUESDAYSTRAVEL. There is no minimum spend required to use the coupon. According to Doctor of Credit, the coupon may only work on hotels within the United States. As usual, most chain hotels are excluded. However, with no minimum spend, some hotels can be found for less than $20 after coupon. See this Doctor of Credit post…

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Excellent hotel discounts via… Greyhound

Greyhound Hotel Search

Greyhound is now offering discounted hotel bookings to those who either book a bus trip or simply join their Road Rewards program.  I joined the program this morning to see if their prices were any good.  I found that they did indeed have some excellent deals.  Here are two examples: Real 22% Discount Via one search if found the best room rate at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress was $131 per night via Kayak (this…

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Do you have to pay with the Prestige card to get the 4th Night Free?

Prestige 4th Night Free

The Citi Prestige card has many great perks.  One of those perks is the ability to get a rebate of the full cost of the fourth night of a hotel stay booked through the Citi Prestige Concierge.  Full details about this benefit can be found here:  Complete Guide to Citi Prestige 4th Night Free.  And, here’s a review of the card’s primary perks: Earn 3X points for airfare, hotels, and travel agencies; and 2X points…

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Prestige 4th night free benefit, take 2

Prestige 4th Night Free

The last time I wrote about the Citi Prestige card’s 4th night free benefit, my review was lukewarm.  I complained a bit about the cumbersome booking process and the fact that booking through Citi means forgoing several options for savings.  As a result, your total savings may not be as large as expected.  I’ve now made a second 4th night free booking and my view of this benefit has changed a bit – for the…

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$50 off $250 at LA hotels. 20% off gift cards possible.

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Valid through 4/15/2015: Register any eligible Amex card and make a single purchase of $250 or more on charges to your room at participating LA area hotels by 4/15/2015 and get a $50 statement credit. Details: Register your Amex cards here. You may register as many eligible Amex cards as you want. All Amex cards are eligible except corporate cards and prepaid cards.  In other words, Serve, Bluebird, REDbird, etc. are not eligible. Registration is…

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Quickest spend to real stays

Updated: 5/8/2015 In the past few days I analyzed options for manufacturing spend in order to earn top tier hotel stays (see this post), and bottom tier hotel stays (see this post).  The former analysis showed that, for most situations, the best path to luxury hotel nights is to manufacture cash rather than points via a 5% cash back card.  If you have your eye on a particular high end property within the Club Carlson,…

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Quickest spend to bottom tier

Updated 5/8/15 Yesterday, I published “Quickest spend to top tier stays.”  There, I analyzed a number of options for buying gift cards as a way to earn hotel points.  The goal was to see which options would result in top-tier hotel stays for the least effort.  In this post, I recreated my previous analysis, but this time looking only at bottom tier hotels.  These are the hotels classified as “category 1” and which require the…

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Quickest spend to top tier stays

Updated 5/8/15 In my recent post, “Easy wins,” I showed, among other things, easy ways to get credit card signup bonuses for luxury hotel stays.  Another option for luxury stays, is to use points earned from credit card spend.  Some people buy and liquidate gift cards in order to run up credit card spend and earn points.  For this post, I analyzed what I believe to be the quickest ways to earn points through manufactured…

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