195K more points for my college student son

In the past few days, my 20 year old son signed up for three new credit cards.  Not counting the points earned on spend, he’ll rack up 195,000 points and miles once he completes the minimum spend requirements. Despite the fact that I recently published a relevant credit card plan (“A student credit card plan: 825,000 points by graduation“), that plan wasn’t followed at all.  Well, one key part of the plan was enacted a…

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Radisson adds Treasure Island Las Vegas partnership

Radisson Rewards is rolling the dice on a new casino partnership: this week they have launched a new tie-up allowing you to earn and redeem points at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. You can now book rooms at Treasure Island for 44,000 points per night. While that’s not a good value most of the time, it is encouraging to see a new partnership at the least and may come in handy when room rates are…

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[Update: Stacks with T-Mobile]: $7 off Atom movie tickets with Chase Pay

Update 12/10/19: A reader on Twitter confirmed this morning that they were able to stack this Chase Pay offer with the $5 off from T-Mobile Tuesdays for a totally free movie ticket! (H/T: Tim on Twitter). Chase Pay is running a promotion with Atom movie tickets to get $7 off per ticket from December 11, 2019 to January 1, 2020 when you check out with Chase Pay. The terms state that it can’t be combined with any…

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Hyatt expands SLH partnership

Today Hyatt announced that it added an additional 56 Small Luxury Hotels of the World to the list of properties that are part of World of Hyatt. This means that you can now use points to book stays at these properties and earn points and elite credit on paid stays when booking directly through Hyatt. The pics are above are from my first SLH stay earlier this year, which was at the Schlosshotel Kronberg. While I was…

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New & improved Asia Miles expiration policy

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles has improved its mileage expiration policy: miles will no longer expire with activity once every 18 months. That’s much better than the current policy of miles expiring after 36 months whether or not they are used. The news here is that miles earned beginning January 1, 2020 will not expire as long as you have activity once every 18 months. Miles earned up to December 31, 2019 will be subject to…

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Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10+ on sale at Amazon

Amazon has both the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10 on sale today. If you’re an Amazon cardholder, you can additionally get 20% back on Samsung phones. If you don’t have an Amazon credit card, you may be able to get something back via a number of targeted offers out there. Either way, this could be a solid deal if you’re in the market for one of these phones. At the very least, they can…

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10x IHG through Rakuten

Shopping portal Rakuten is today once again offering 10x / 10% back on IHG bookings. That is an excellent return considering that you’re just clicking through a portal and then booking directly with IHG, which means you would still earn IHG points and elite credit / benefits.  The Deal Earn 10% cashback / 10x Membership Rewards points through Rakuten (formerly Ebates) on reservations for IHG Hotels: Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Express Crowne Plaza Candlewood Suites Staybridge Suites…

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Searching for cheap status with oneworld airlines

American Airlines Planes

Yesterday, Greg wrote about manufacturing Hyatt Globalist status. Later in the day, I saw a fare sale with a super cheap domestic fare: just $59 round trip from Baltimore to Charlotte on American Airlines. That led me to find a few other routes with the same pricing (including Philadelphia to Charlotte and Phoenix to Las Vegas). When I checked it out via Google Flights, I found that same-day turns (where you fly a complete round…

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Free Google Nest Mini for Google Fi customers

Google Fi is offering all customers with an active Google Fi account as of 12am PT on 12/9/19 a free Google Nest mini while supplies last (one free mini per account). I just found this promo in my Google Fi account and was able to order a totally free Google Home mini — $0 shipped. The Deal Get a free Google Home mini from Google Fi (for existing customers) Link to more information Key Terms All Google…

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