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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[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 Plastiq 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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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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25% transfer bonus: hotels to American Airlines

American Airlines is offering a transfer bonus on miles converted from select hotel programs through May 31 2018. The terms exclude air and hotel packages, though it may still be a good deal on transfers from Starwood Preferred Guest if you’re in the market for American Airlines miles. The Deal Get a 25% bonus on select hotel points converted to American Airlines miles through May 31, 2018 The following partners qualify: Best Western Rewards IHG Rewards Marriott Rewards Radisson…

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Do the negatives outweigh positives in the new Marriott program?

After reading some of the rumors in advance of Monday’s Marriott announcement, I commented to Greg that I was excited about going to the Marriott event in New York to find out how they would put a positive spin on it if all of the rumors were true (going revenue based, eliminating transfers to airlines, etc). I think I went into the event with a healthy bit of skepticism. I found myself pleasantly surprised by…

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