Which points should you transfer to miles? How much does the transfer cost?

Last year, a friend was going to Australia and so I told her about the highly rated Park Hyatt Sydney.  Rooms at the hotel often go for $800 per night, or more, but she could instead use 30,000 Hyatt points per night transferred from her Ultimate Rewards balance.  After looking into it, she did exactly that and booked a night at the Hyatt.  She excitedly said to me something like “the going rate was $850,…

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Capital One “Rewards miles” post w/ purchase (no waiting for statement)

With the recent enhancements to Capital One’s Rewards miles programs (with the Venture and Spark Miles cards, which now transfer to airline miles, can be combined easily with your other miles-earning cards or even with other Capital One customers, and might even make these cards even better than the old SPG cards), I’ve been putting more spend on my Capital One cards than I had in years. That led me to discover something interesting and…

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30% off some Singapore awards for February travel to/from the US [61.6K biz, 45.5K prem econ]

Singapore Airlines is offering a “Spontaneous Escapes” flash sale with award tickets available for 30% off on select routes / in select cabins (including premium economy and business class depending on the route) between Singapore and the US. You need to book by 12/31 for travel during February 2019. The good news is that availability is good and Singapore KrisFlyer is transfer partners with everyone, so it is very easy to amass the points for these awards…

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Country Inn / Park Inn: Spend $100+, get $20 back

There’s a new Amex Offer out for Country Inn & Suites and Park Inn: Spend $100+, get $20 back. This could stack really nicely if you’re also targeted for the Radisson Rewards offer to get 15K points with a single stay by 12/28/19 — though note that this new Amex Offer is good through May 14, 2019, so it’s worth adding even if you don’t have immediate plans for a stay. The Deal Spend $100+ at Country Inn &…

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Swych App: $7.50 Off $50 Entertainment Gift Card With Code SNOW (Swych For iTunes, GameStop & More)

Swych Entertainment Card

The Swych app is offering $7.50 off when sending a $50 Entertainment gift card to another person and using promo code SNOW. The Entertainment gift card can then be Swyched for one of several other gift cards including iTunes, GameStop, Barnes & Noble, StubHub and more. The Deal Send a $50 Entertainment card and use promo code SNOW to save $7.50. Key Terms Expires December 17, 2018, at 11:59 pm PT Limit one per person.…

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Office Depot: $15 Instant Discount On $300+ In Visa Gift Cards

Office Depot $15 Instant Discount Visa Gift Cards

Office Depot is offering a $15 instant discount when buying $300 or more in Visa gift cards. With activation fees of $6.95 for $200 cards, this is a profitable deal. The Deal Buy $300+ in Visa gift cards and save $15 instantly. Key Terms Expires December 22, 2018. Quick Thoughts This deal wasn’t listed in their weekly ad (the image above is from a similar deal in the past) but is apparently being advertised in-store.…

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Q1 2019 Activation Links For Freedom, Discover, Cash+ & Dividend

Chase Freedom Q1 2019 categories

Q1 of 2019 will be here in a couple of weeks, so now’s the time to activate all of your cards that offer a quarterly bonus. We’ve provided details of each card’s categories for January-March 2019 below, along with links to activate your bonuses. Chase Freedom Bonus Categories Gas Stations Tolls Drugstores Bonus Amount / Limit 5% cashback on up to $1,500 spend in combined purchases of this quarter’s categories Activation link Discover Bonus Category…

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Chase Offers Expiry Dates Might Not Be Fixed After All

Staples Chase Offer New End Date

A couple of weeks ago we shared that the expiry dates for Chase Offers were fixed, so it was best to add the offers immediately seeing as the end date wouldn’t be extended if you waited to add the offer. It turns out that in some cases that’s not strictly true as some Chase Offers are having their expiry dates extended. The conclusion that it makes sense to add the offers immediately still holds true…

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Last Chance Deals: Staples VGC discount, Airline Portal Bonuses, Happy Gift Card Discounts & More

Last chance deals

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. 9 deals are ending this week, including the $5 discount on Visa gift cards at Staples which begins today. That’s an in-store deal whereas the discount on some Happy gift cards is only available on Staples.com. Safeway is also offering a discount on Happy gift cards, a deal that’ll end on…

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