Debating the best single card, why you should now combine TY points, #Bonvoyed for good and more

This week, Greg and I continued our Facebook Live debate series and kept our streak alive of at least one of us not being home for the debate. This week, watch us disagree over speculatively transferring points and which card is the “best” single rewards card to have and to hold — then tell us your picks in the comments. See that video here: On credit cards On my mind (Venture only? edition) Greg is…

Continue Reading »

Business class to Spain under $2K RT nonstop on oneworld / SkyTeam

Premium Flights and View from the Wing are reporting some very good business class fares between New York and Spain. While basic economy can be less than $300 round trip if you catch a sale fare, this is a good price if you’re looking for paid business class. It’s also a potentially decent use of points. For example, rather than transfer from Chase Ultimate Rewards to a partner to book business class to Europe (most charge…

Continue Reading »

Wyndham Rewards shopping portal promo: double points through 7/15

Two pieces of news in one here: first, Wyndham Rewards has a shopping portal (who knew?). Second, they are offering double points for purchases made by 7/15/19. The email I received indicated that the double points promo sounded targeted, but I see this advertised on the main shopping portal page before logging in and based on the terms I think it should be open to all members (indeed the payouts shown already reflect the double).…

Continue Reading »

10% rebate on Hyatt redemptions for cardholders returns

Hyatt is once again offering a 10% rebate on summertime points redemptions for credit card holders when you register and then redeem points between July 1, 2019 and September 2, 2019. This deal has come around over the past few summers and is a nice deal if you’ve got Hyatt award stays planned. The Deal Hyatt Credit Card and World of Hyatt credit card holders can register to receive 10% of your redeemed points back when you…

Continue Reading »

Giant Eagle Visa Gift Card Deal

Visa Gift Card

Giant Eagle is offering an instant discount of $10 off of $150+ in Visa Gift Cards until 6/26/19. If you live near a store, that should make this deal work out well if you use a card that earns one of the best category bonuses at US Supermarkets. The Deal Get $10 off via instant discount when you buy $150 or more in Visa Gift Cards at Giant Eagle supermarkets through 6/26/19 Key Details Expires 6/26/19 Quick…

Continue Reading »

Citi Premier 60K offer returns

The Citi ThankYou Premier card is once again awarding 60,000 ThankYou points after spending $4,000 in the first three months. That’s an excellent offer on this card, though keep in mind it is not available to you if you have received a new cardmember bonus, or closed a Citi Rewards+, ThankYou Preferred, ThankYou Premier / Citi Premier, or Citi Prestige card within the past 24 months.   The Offer Key Card Details Quick Thoughts This is…

Continue Reading »

30K BA Avios for hosting your first airbnb stay

The British Airways shopping portal is offering 30,000 Avios for hosting your first stay with airbnb.  The first stay must total $100 or more in order to qualify for the full 30,000 points. The portal lists the following purchase conditions: Stated rewards is for when you have welcomed your first guest to stay and the stay is completed. If the order total is less than $100 you will receive a lower reward. No rewards are…

Continue Reading »

Bonvoy Success: Marriott Free Night Certificate Extended Another Year

Aloft Buffalo Downtown corner room

You’d think that living in hotels would make it easy to use all the free night certificates my wife and I get from our credit cards. That’s sadly not the case. This might also seem unfair, but it’s often our dog’s fault. Our first issue is finding a pet-friendly hotel. Our second issue is the pet fee. Most pet-friendly hotels where we can use our free night certificates charge a $75-$100 pet fee per stay.…

Continue Reading »

Google Maps AR walking directions: a useful tool, only available for some so far

Google Maps has been slowing rolling out the ability to use AR (Augmented Reality) for walking directions. I recently received a notification on my phone that I had been selected to test it out and I think this may be limited to Pixel phones at the moment. Many readers might have a Pixel from the Google Fi promotion last year, or the more recent promotion, so it seemed like it might be worthwhile to show…

Continue Reading »