About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Leak: Chase may end Ultimate Rewards pooling

Over the past year, there have been rumblings / rumors / fears that Chase might someday limit the ability to combine Ultimate Rewards from one account with another (see this post at Doctor of Credit from July 2017, where he covers surveys that included a number of options that would limit the ability to transfer between cards or limit the value of transfers between cards). At the moment, it is possible to combine your points…

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Cash back ending for Giftcards.com VGCs

Two popular shopping portals have announced that they will no longer pay out cash back on Visa Gift Cards as of the end of this month. If you intend to place any orders that qualify for cash back, you only have a few days left. As seen above, Yazing made this announcement via Twitter. That message is consistent with language on Top Cash Back that indicates payouts on Visa Gift Cards will end at the end…

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Fly (semi) private on points or credits: JetBlue selling JetSuiteX seats

Yesterday, I saw that JetBlue is planning to sell seats on JetSuiteX flights. JetSuiteX is a semi-private carrier with a number of routes along the west coast. That headline made it sound as though JetBlue would be offering these flights in the future, but it goes on to note that JetBlue is already selling these seats online. Naturally, my next question was: Can you use points to fly in a semi-private jet? The answer is maybe, but not as…

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Huge Offer: 20K points (or $200) on $200 Spend at AT&T up to 3x! [Targeted]

There is a hot new targeted Amex Offer for AT&T Small Business Internet: Spend $200+, get 20,000 Membership Rewards points. What’s more, this offer can be repeated up to three times. That is downright awesome. The Deal (found on some Amex business cards) Spend $200+ at AT&T Small Business Internet, get 20,000 Membership Rewards points, repeatable up to three times; or Spend $200+ at AT&T Small Business Wireless, get $200, repeatable up to three times Key Details Expires 8/24/18 See your offer for full terms Quick Thoughts This one…

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Surprise: Some NYC hotels will only cost 35K Marriott points (free cert eligible)

Marriott has announced a partial list of hotels as a preview for the new award chart pricing coming on August 1st. Some hotels will be going up, though as expected the preview list includes a number of expensive Starwood properties that are dropping in price significantly. However, the big surprise for me was to see that there will be several Manhattan hotels that will be bookable with the annual free night certificate from the current SPG…

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Nice discount on Alamo rental cars at 1pm 4/23

Monday, April 23rd at 1pm Eastern time, Daily Getaways will offer a solid deal: Get a $50 Alamo Rental Car certificate for $25. As noted in our Daily Getaways 2018 Guide, this discount can be stacked with 5% off for Alamo Insiders and you can actually save a bit more than $25 since taxes will also be proportionally lower. These certificates can be especially good for use when there are promotions like $5/day to drive cards between the northeast…

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New Citi American Airlines benefits & bonus coming soon

Citi has announced that there are new benefits (and a there will be a new signup bonus) coming soon on the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard, including 2x at restaurants and gas stations. These benefits will go live for new cardmembers on May 3rd, though existing cardholders will have to wait until July 22nd to take advantage of the new benefits. Along with these changes in benefits, the card’s annual fee will be increasing, from $95 today to…

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Discounted Lowe’s GC + 5x: $100 for $90 at Staples

Staples.com is offering a discount on Lowe’s Gift Cards: get a $100 Lowe’s e-gift card for $90. If you use a card that earns one of the Best Category Bonuses at office supply stores, you could earn 5x on your purchase as well. These are likely to sell out quickly, so hop on this one quickly if you’re interested. The Deal $100 Lowe’s eGift Card for $90 at Staples.com Direct link to this deal Key Terms Online only Max of 3…

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[Targeted] AT&T Money-maker: spend $15 x 2, get $50, $75, or $100

Bank of America, Suntrust, BBVA, BB&T and several other banks are out with a targeted offer to get cash back after making two purchases of $15 or more. These offers vary by issuer / individual, but each of the offers is worth more than the $30 you’ll spend to activate it, making them easy moneymakers. The Deal Targeted offer for $50 / $75 / $100 back as a statement credit after making 2 separate purchases of $15…

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