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[Staples & Macy’s dead] 10x at Staples, 15x Under Armour/Shoes.com, 12x Levis, and more

Update #2: It looks like this one will be honored for those who got in before the payouts changed. See this post for more information. Update: It appears that they killed the payout at Staples & Macy’s quickly this morning. It showed 10x this AM when I took the screen shot below, but I’m now seeing 3x as a MileagePlus credit card holder at Stapes (those without a Mileage Plus credit card would only be…

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New Hertz offer stacks for 15% back total + United miles

This morning, my wife and I received the following targeted offer for Hertz on 1 card each — and this should stack with some other key offers for a nice savings: The Deal Get 10% back at Hertz as a statement credit at participating Hertz Corporate-owned locations in the US by 12/31/17 Should stack with 5% back from Amex OPEN savings & Hertz United offer Key terms Only valid at participating corporate-owned locations within the US (see that link for…

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[Expired] $100 off $400 + extra miles @ Neiman Marcus

Through 10pm central time on October 26th, Neiman Marcus is offering $100 off $400 or more (or $50 off $200 or more) on select regular-priced items (note that there are many exclusions) with coupon code SAVENOW. Both United and American airlines are offering increased payouts via their shopping portals today (8x United or 6x American PLUS an extra 1,000 on $250 or more). Another good option would be the Chase shopping portal, which is offering 5x — if you have…

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Loyalty alchemy. Turn Amtrak coal into United gold, and more…

One of the things that has long fascinated me about points and miles is the fact that great opportunities are sometimes opened up by the ability to convert points from one program to another.  When Marriott bought Starwood and made it possible to convert SPG points to Marriott at a 1 to 3 ratio, I totally geeked out about the many possibilities this raised.  For examples, see: Marriott SPG Complete Guide to Sweet Opportunities Marriott…

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Transfer bonus to United: 30%, more or less

Through November 30th, United is offering a transfer bonus on hotel points converted to United miles. The transfer bonus is being marketed as a 30% bonus, though in truth it’s 30%….or maybe more….or maybe less. The Deal A 30%-ish bonus on points-to-miles conversions from hotel points to United MileagePlus Maximum bonus is 25,000 miles Ends 11/30/17 Direct link to promotion Quick Thoughts If you’re like me, when you hear “transfer bonus on hotel points to airline miles”, the first 3…

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Big Hertz / United 5K+ per rental offer returns [Targeted]

United and Hertz have brought back a popular promotion worth more than 5,000 United MileagePlus Miles per rental for those targeted. The Deal 1,500 bonus miles per mid-size or larger rental (available to everyone) 3,000 bonus miles with every rental through January 31, 2018 (targeted) Additional bonus based on Elite or Cardholder status (I’m a MileagePlus Explorer cardholder, so my offer is for an additional 750 miles — you may get up to 1,250 based on status The terms state…

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When is your free checked bag free?

Free Checked Bags

In response to yesterday’s post about Sapphire Reserve Travel Insurance, one reader noted that they had to pay for flights with their airline credit card rather than their Sapphire Reserve card to get a free checked bag.  Is that true?  The answer depends on the airline. I created a new resource post, “Free Checked Bags via Credit Card Complete Guide,” where I listed the policies of the major US airlines with regards to free checked…

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