My Google Fi Experience So Far

Last month I described my hunt for a good international data roaming solution: International Roaming: AT&T / Verizon vs. Project Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Sprint vs. SIMS vs. Hotspots.  I’ve been using AT&T for years and service has been very good, but their international plan is expensive if used frequently ($10 per day per phone adds up quickly especially when traveling as a family).  Ultimately I decided to give Google Fi phone service a try. …

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$200 Mastercard GCs with a $1.95 fee at Staples next week

Starting Sunday, October 21st, Staples will be offering an instant discount of $5 off when you buy $200 in Mastercard gift cards. That should stack with the Current Amex Offer on some business cards for 10% back at Staples (assuming you haven’t already overdone it and gotten offers clawed back — go easy). Even without those offers, this can be a good deal if you’re using a card that earns one of the Best Category Bonuses at Office Supply Stores to make for some very cheap points…

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Citi ThankYou Premier *60K* offer lives on

Update: Doctor of Credit notes that there is still a working 60K link. We have added it to our Citi ThankYou Premier page. If it does not open the offer, you might try another browser and/or a private/incognito mode. 50K The Citi ThankYou Premier card recently had a new cardmember offer as high as 60K points. Even after some sites reported that offer ending, we still had an offer for 60K on our Best Offers page. Unfortunately,…

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Are cash back cards the new airline cards?

The new Air France KLM credit card launched the other day, and I wrote that the card isn’t particularly exciting. A few years back, I probably would have thought that an airline credit card offering 1.5 miles per dollar was something special — but these days, every transferable currency has a card that earns an equal or better return (and in the case of Air France, they happen to be transfer partners with everyone). Then…

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IHG offering 20% off on Cash & points stays [Buy from around 0.5cpp, targeted]

IHG is offering some members 20% off on the cash portion of a cash & points stay. This means you can buy IHG points cheaply. I wasn’t targeted for this one (Stephen was), so I have not been able to search widely, but there are usually opportunities to buy points from 0.46-0.48cpp with this deal. That’s a pretty solid deal if you have a good use in mind for the points. The Deal IHG has a targeted offer to…

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Chase Sapphire Banking: 60K points w/ $75K deposit (upgrades also possible)

This week, Chase launched its Sapphire Checking account with a new member bonus of 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points after depositing $75,000 in “new money” cash / eligible investments (note: retirement accounts do not qualify) within 45 days and maintain it with Chase for at least 90 days. Note that you’ll also need a Sapphire or Freedom credit card and can’t product change away from it during the promotional period. The Deal Join or upgrade to a Chase Sapphire Banking…

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Cheap spring flights to Paris from NY ($281 RT w/o checked bags)

Star Alliance carriers are offering some excellent basic economy-type fares from New York to Paris in the spring time — with fares as low as $281 round trip during April. You won’t get a checked bag, but you those who can travel light can get to Europe for less than the cost of getting a few states away. The Deal Cheap economy class (“basic economy” or “economy light” in most cases) flights from New York to Paris, most widely…

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New Air France KLM Credit Card out, not very exciting

Bank of America has launched a new Air France KLM credit card. Hopefuly, this is a sign of Bank of America expanding partnerships to eventually offer a transferable currency…because neither the opening bonus nor ongoing benefits make this card particularly interesting. The Offer Key Card Details Quick Thoughts The initial bonus on this card is disappointingly weak. Air France is an Amex transfer partner, Chase transfer partner, Citi transfer partner, and Marriott/SPG transfer partner. That means that…

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Are Delta’s new routes the key to wide open business class awards?

A couple of days ago we reported on the wide-open availability of lie-flat business class awards between Detroit and Honolulu.  See: Virgin Atlantic: Lie-Flat Business Class Saver Awards To Hawaii For Up To 8 Passengers; and 45K RT First Class to Hawaii in flat beds This new Delta route premiers in late June 2019 and Delta is making tons of lie-flat business class award space available to partner airlines.  This means that it’s possible to…

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