SeatSpy: An awesome tool for finding BA and Virgin award flights

SeatSpy is an awesome tool for finding award space on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights.  Inside Flyer published details about this tool back in November 2019, but I didn’t get around to checking this out until recently. Input any British Airways or Virgin Atlantic route and SeatSpy will instantly show you award availability for a full year.  And if you don’t find what you need, you can easily setup email alerts. Best of all,…

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JetBlue: no cancellation fees for flights purchased 2/27-3/11 for travel to 6/1

In a move that should get someone in the marketing department a big raise, JetBlue has announced that new tickets purchased from 2/27/20 until 3/11/20 for travel completed by 6/1/20 will incur no change or cancellation fees — even for Blue Basic fares (JetBlue’s equivalent of basic economy). To be clear, you won’t get a refund if you cancel — you’ll get a travel credit that is presumably good for a year from the date of booking and…

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Business class from 42K points / $638 one-way from Europe to the US on TAP Air Portugal

In yesterday morning’s post (Turkish miles: 45K each way for business class to Europe [sweet spot spotlight]), I noted how you can fly to or from Europe in business class for 45K miles each way on Star Alliance carriers. However, it’s worth noting that you can sometimes use a flexible currency like Chase Ultimate Rewards to fly one-way from Europe to the US in business class on a paid ticket for about the same number…

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Marriott escapes: up to 25% off many properties

Marriott has released its latest list of “Escapes” properties (which include countries all around the world, though I only highlight US properties below), with cash rates discounted up to 25%. While I normally don’t put a lot of stock in these discounts because it is hard to know if “regular” rates were jacked up to compensate, I happen to have an upcoming trip to New York City and have been checking rates daily (sometimes several…

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Uh-oh. Amex is clawing back some airline incidental credits

Amex Airline Incidentals Credit Clawback

2020 is the year of the rat, but sadly American Express is trying to also make it the year of the RAT. Amex’s Rewards Abuse Team (RAT) is starting to send out notifications to cardholders that received a statement credit for airline incidentals and subsequently had that payment refunded by the airline. The email states the following: We’ve charged your account referenced above for $xxx and we would like to explain why. You already received…

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JetBlue Card Linked Program: Stack Offers For Great Returns

JetBlue Card-linked offers

While doing a little bit of research for the latest Rover Amex Offer, I noticed something interesting. Cashback Monitor had three entries for earning cashback when booking services with Rover. One of these was particularly eye-catching as it said “Rover – Card Linked”. Anytime I see the words “Card Linked” I get excited as these types of offers can usually be stacked with other offers to earn/save even more. When clicking through to the listing…

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Rover Amex Offer: Spend $50 & Get $10 Back (Pet Care While On Vacation)

Truffles Rover Amex Offer

A new Amex Offer for Rover.com appeared in the last week or so which provides the opportunity to save up to 20% on doggy day care and dog sitting services. This can be useful if you need someone to look after your pup when going on vacation and friends or family aren’t able to take care of them. The Deal Spend $50+ in one or more transactions with Rover & get $10 back from an…

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Amazon Amex Offer: Earn 5x Bonus Membership Rewards (Limit 1,500 Bonus MR, Targeted)

Amazon Logo

A great new Amazon Amex Offer appeared overnight on some Membership Rewards-earning cards. It seems to be highly targeted, but if you were targeted then it’s a decent reward that’s good on up to $300 of spend. The Deal Earn 5x bonus Membership Rewards points per dollar on Amazon purchases with a targeted Amex Offer. Key Terms Expires July 31, 2020. Limit 1,500 bonus Membership Rewards. Offer valid only for purchases made at Amazon.com and…

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TopCashback: Earn 10% Cashback On Raise (Ends 2/26/20)

TopCashback Raise 02.25.20

TopCashback has once again increased the rate it pays for Raise purchases to 10%. There are a few important things to be aware of to ensure you earn cashback, with this increased rate expiring tomorrow (Wednesday February 26). The Deal Earn 10% cashback on Raise purchases when clicking through from TopCashback. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Expires February 26, 2020. Orders submitted over $1000 are not eligible for cash back. If you list a…

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