About Stephen Pepper

Stephen Pepper is on a 5 year, 50 state road trip with his wife Shae and their dog Truffles. Finding opportunities to earn miles and points is one of the ways they can afford to do this, so he'll try to help you do the same for your own travels.

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Ebates/Rakuten Offering 3x Cashback At 200+ Stores: JCPenney 9%, Walmart 10%, IHG 9% & More

Ebates Rakuten 3x cashback

The Ebates/Rakuten shopping portal has launched a three day promotion offering triple cashback at more than 200 stores. You’ll want to check Cashback Monitor to make sure you’re getting the best rate, but many of these rates represent great deals. The Deal Earn 3x cashback at 200+ stores through Ebates. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Expires July 16, 2019. Quick Thoughts As always, you’ll want to check Cashback Monitor for rates on other portals,…

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Meijer: Save $10 On $150+ Mastercard Gift Cards & $5 On $50+ Happy Gift Cards

Mastercard Gift Card

Meijer has a couple of new digital coupons today that’ll save you money on both Mastercard and Happy gift cards, both of which offer the potential for being profitable. The Deals Save $10 instantly on $150+ Mastercard gift cards. Save $5 instantly on $50+ Happy gift cards. Direct link to offer (do a search for ‘Card’) Key Terms Expires July 20, 2019. Limit 1 coupon per offer. Quick Thoughts From what I can remember seeing…

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Last Chance Deals: Flying Blue Transfer Bonus, 20% Off On Amazon With 1 Membership Rewards Point & More

Last Chance Deals

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. There are six deals ending this week, including a 25% bonus when transferring Citi ThankYou points to Flying Blue. The great Amazon deal that gives you 20% off when using 1 Membership Rewards point is only around for another few days, as is a decent Hilton Amex upgrade offer and a…

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Will IHG Finally Introduce Worthwhile Status Benefits? Here’s What Might Be Offered.

IHG Elite Status

Unlike many in the points and miles world, I actually have a soft spot for IHG Rewards Club. OK, so they nixed my plan to pretty much live in 5,000 point per night PointBreaks hotels on our road trip. However, thanks to having both the old and new IHG credit cards, I get the 4th night free and 10% of my points rebated on our award stays. That means a 4 night stay at a…

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(Targeted) HP Amex Offer: Spend $250 & Get $50 Back

HP Amex Offer

A new HP Amex Offer appeared yesterday that can save you up to 20% on a new computer. There are also some good shopping portal rates for HP right now, so this could save you a good chunk of change on a new computer. The Deal Spend $250+ in one or more transactions at HP online and get $50 back. Key Terms Expires September 30, 2019 Excludes HP Labs, purchases of replacement or spare parts,…

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Emirates: Save $75-$1,000 On Round-Trip Flights From US With Promo Code USAMX19

Emirates USAMX19

Emirates is offering discounts ranging from $75 for economy class flights up to $1,000 for first class flights when booking a round trip that originates in the US. In many cases you won’t get the discount as the cheapest fare class seems to be excluded, but I was (finally!) able to find at least one example where the USAMX19 promo code can save you money. The Deal Save on qualifying round-trip flights with Emirates when…

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(EXPIRED) Meijer: Buy $150+ Visa Gift Cards & Save $10 Instantly With Digital Coupon

Visa Gift Card

Meijer released a new digital coupon today offering a $10 instant discount when spending $150 or more on Visa gift cards. The Deal Buy $150+ Visa gift cards and save $10 instantly. Direct link to deal (use the search box to look for ‘Visa’) Key Terms Expires July 13, 2019. Limit 1. Must load digital coupon. Quick Thoughts This is an easy way to rack up some bonused spend on a card that earns more…

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Last Chance Deals: Um….there aren’t any. But check out this list of deals ending this month.

Last Chance Deals

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. Except there aren’t any deals ending this week. That’s not to say we should rest on our laurels though as there are many deals that’ll be ending later this month. From transfer bonuses to Amex Offers to 20% off on Amazon, check out the list below in case you’ll need some…

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BP & United Partnership To End On September 30

United & BP Partnership Ending

Following my updated post earlier today about the GetUpside app, Vaibhav mentioned in the comments that the partnership with BP and United would be coming to an end. Sure enough, BP sent out an email to Driver Rewards members this afternoon confirming that the partnership will be ending in a few months. The joint program didn’t last for long as it was only launched about 18 months ago. It was a mildly interesting program as…

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