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Can you get a second Amex bonus under a second business?

The new Marriott SPG combined program due to start in August is better than expected in many ways.  But… there is one big devaluation in the works: In August, SPG cards will go from earning 1 Starpoint per dollar on base spend to 2 points per dollar.  The reason this is a devaluation is that we can currently convert Starpoints to Marriott points 1 to 3.  And when the programs combine, that conversion will be…

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[Rumor] SPG bonuses to get better

Yesterday, the welcome offers on both of the SPG credit cards changed, decreasing in value substantially, with each card offering a measly statement credit at the time of writing that is worth much less than the previous point-based signup bonuses. However, Miles to Memories reports receiving word from Marriott’s communications team that Amex will continue to issue both cards after August 1st and that there will be “very rich” welcome offers coming in the next few weeks.…

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Up to 4K bonus Hyatt points for large purchases [Targeted?]

Chase has sent out an email to Hyatt Credit Card holders to offer a bonus 1,000 points when you make a purchase over $2,000 from April 15, 2018 to June 30, 2018. The offer is valid for up to 4 purchases, for a total of 4,000 bonus points. The offer appears to be targeted as it’s a unique link in the email, so keep an eye out for an email with the subject line, “Earn an extra 4,000…

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[Dead] Buy Choice Privileges points: 55K for $265 back in stock

Daily Getaways has re-stocked packages of 55,000 Choice Privileges points for $265. We previously wrote about this as it has been one of the best deals of this year’s Daily Getaways: (EXPIRED) Buy Choice points at a great rate if you’re fast (4/10 @ 1pm Eastern). This will almost surely sell out again, so if you’re interested I suggest buying ASAP. The Deal Buy 55,000 Choice Privileges points for $265 via Daily Getaways Direct link to this…

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Free night(s) at Hard Rock Atlantic City with status match

The Hard Rock Atlantic City, set to open this summer, is offering discounts or free nights depending on your status with other casinos. A couple of the statuses they match are likely easy for readers to produce: M Life Gold (matched from Hyatt Explorist) will get you 1 free night as will Total Rewards Diamond, available via match from Wyndham Rewards Diamond. The Deal Get a discount or 1 free night or 2 free nights at the Hard…

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Pay rent / real estate for 2% fee [New Platiq users]

Plastiq is out with a new promotion for new users to pay just a 2% fee on their first six rent / real estate payments when signing up via the link below. With yet another 3% cash back option now on the market (See: Holy smokes… Chase Freedom Unlimited 3X everywhere first year), you could easily beat the fee when paying the rent for the next few months if you’re new to Plastiq. The Deal Sign up…

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Holy smokes… Chase Freedom Unlimited 3X everywhere first year

Here’s the link to the offer (this is not an affiliate offer): creditcards.chase.com/cash-back-credit-cards/chase-freedom-unlimited Chase’s usual offer for the no-fee Freedom Unlimited card is for “$150” after $500 spend.  In reality, the “cash back” earned by this card is in the form of Ultimate Rewards points which can be cashed in at a penny each.  So, the normal offer for this card is really for 15,000 points after $500 spend.  And the card normally offers 1.5…

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Three 100K Avios offers: Iberia, Aer Lingus, and British Airways

There are newly increased signup bonuses of 100,000 Avios after meeting some big required spend ($20,000 total in the first 12 months) on three credit cards: the newly-launched Chase Aer Lingus Visa Signature, the Chase Iberia Visa Signature, and the Chase British Airways Visa Signature card. While these offers require a lot of spend, and there is a key warning found in the “Quick Thoughts” below the offers, they can be worth it to those who maximize Avios. Links to each…

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35% off SPG points through 5/31

Starwood Preferred Guest is back with an offer to buy SPG points for a 35% discount now through May 31, 2018. As we now have a better idea as to what the combined program will look like going forward, some may be interested in stocking up. The Deal Buy 5,000 or more SPG points and get a 35% discount (2.275 cents per point) Direct link to this promotion (though keep in mind that you can shop through a portal to…

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