Is the AA status match from Hyatt worth a ride on the status-match-go-round?

Greg manufactures Delta Diamond status every year and loves it. I do like elite status in general — I’ve written quite a bit lately about matching around and around to keep elite status in a number of programs. But personally, I’ve never valued airline elite status much at all. Internationally, I’m usually flying business class on an award ticket (which means I get benefits like lounge access, priority check-in, a good seat, etc). Domestically, I…

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Increased JetBlue offers: 60K biz / 50K personal

In updating our Best Offers page, I realized that the offers on both the JetBlue Business Card and the Barclays JetBlue Plus card have increased this month. Both offers are pretty solid and well worth a look if you’re interested in a quick influx of JetBlue TrueBlue points. The Offers Key Card Details Quick Thoughts Both of these offers are quite strong for the JetBlue cards. The value of JetBlue TrueBlue points is related to cash fares…

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Ibotta: Earn 10% Cashback At Choice Hotels + $10 Bonus (Targeted?)

iBotta Choice Hotels 10%

Update 5/22/19: This deal has returned. This time, it expires at 5/27/19 at 2:59am. Note that both Stephen and I see the additional $10 bonus this time around, so maybe that is open to everyone this time? YMMV. A week after they offered 10% back on IHG bookings with a targeted $10 bonus, Ibotta is offering the same deal except this time it’s for Choice Hotels bookings. The Deal Earn 10% cashback when booking stays…

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64K business class to Asia w/ LifeMiles award sale

Avianca LifeMiles is offering an award ticket sale for flights to Asia on Star Alliance carriers, with business class available for 64K one way. This of course means that there are also some interesting mixed-cabin opportunities to potentially fly to Asia in business class for even fewer miles and/or add connections for just a little bit more if you’re willing to take the connection in economy class. The Deal LifeMiles is having an award ticket sale for Star Alliance routes…

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Extra promo awards: 12.5K to Europe in economy w/ Flying Blue

Air France Amex Offer

Flying Blue runs monthly promo awards, with discounts on a selection of routes and cabins. Those awards normally go live on the first of the month and are bookable through the end of the current month for travel over the next few months. This month, Flying Blue has added some additional promo awards valid for booking May 22-24 only. Included in this “special” promo awards list are flights from Chicago and Washington Dulles for just…

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My InterContinental Ambassador experience in Austin

Earlier this week I published a guide to the InterContinental Ambassador program.  Unlike elite status at most other hotels where status is earned, Ambassador status is bought.  Pay either $200 or 40K IHG points for 12 months of status.  A couple of months ago, IHG changed the Ambassador program in various ways, some good and some bad.  I had an opportunity last week to try out the new program at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin.  My…

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Hertz Devalues Points With Immediate Effect – 50-70% Devaluation In Some Instances

Hertz loyalists have just been Bonvoyed. Anyone holding Hertz points due to their previously great value might now be ruing saving them up as they’ve been devalued overnight, up to 70% in some cases. I rarely have to rent a car, so I’m not too familiar with Hertz Gold Plus Rewards. My knowledge of it has been largely comprised of people raving about how much the points are worth. Be sure to check out Brian’s…

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American Airlines Award Sale: Fly Business Class To Europe For Less

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American Airlines has launched an unadvertised sale on AAnytime business class awards, reducing the cost on some flights from 110,000 to 85,000 miles this summer. Be sure to check all your options though, as that might not represent the best use of your miles. The Deal Book business class AAnytime awards to Europe from 85,000 miles this summer on American Airlines. Key Terms Expiry date unknown. Quick Thoughts As Lucky at OMaaT notes, business class…

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Walmart: Get 10% Off Uber eGift Cards

Uber Gift Card

Walmart.com is offering a 10% discount on three denominations of Uber gift cards, meaning you can save on up to $350 worth. The Deal Buy the following denominations of Uber gift cards for 10% off from Walmart.com: $25 $50 $100 Key Terms Limit 2 per denomination. Quick Thoughts While 10% off Uber gift cards probably won’t be profitable for reselling unless you have access to great rates, it’s a good discount for personal use. With…

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