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Transfer bonus to Cathay Asia Miles from Amex Membership Rewards [Targeted]

Greg wrote the other day about using Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles to get excellent value on premium-cabin flights through mixed-cabin tickets (See: Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mixed cabin award pricing. First class for less.). Later that day, some cardholders reported receiving a targeted transfer bonus good for up to a 25% bonus when transferring American Express Membership Rewards to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. This would stack with the current 10% bonus being offered on the Asia Miles side…

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide 2020

Chase’s Ultimate Rewards points can be earned via credit card spend and new account bonuses. Those points can then be transferred to airline or hotel partners, used to pay for travel or merchandise, or converted to cash back.  Chase Ultimate Rewards competes directly with other bank issued transferable points programs: Amex Membership Rewards Capital One “Miles” Citi ThankYou Rewards Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about Chase Ultimate Rewards, edited and updated for…

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Easy AA miles w/ new bank account through Bask Bank

View from the Wing reports on a new, easy, and potentially fairly lucrative offer to earn miles with a savings account from Bask Bank. While many long-time readers will remember BankDirect, this is actually a different account that I believe is backed by the same entity (Texas Capital Bank, N.A.). This Bask Bank account works similarly, but is better in many ways. I’m only half sold on the long-term value proposition, but I was sold…

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Buy Hilton points for half a cent each through 2/19/20

Hilton is once again offering a 100% bonus on the purchase of points when you buy 10,000 or more points. While I don’t generally recommend buying points speculatively, this can make sense if you have a valuable redemption lined up (and it is indeed how I am generally planning to pick up Hilton points moving forward). The Deal Hilton is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points when you buy 10,000 points or more through 2/19/20…

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Southwest Airlines Companion Pass 2020 Complete Guide

The Southwest Companion pass has undoubtedly long been the most valuable companion ticket benefit of any airline program and it continues to be so in 2020. The key value lies in the fact that this benefit is repeatable an unlimited number of times and it is not subject to availability of any special fare class. As long as there is a seat available for sale on the plane, a Southwest Companion pass holder can add…

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30% transfer bonus to Marriott from Membership Rewards [Targeted]

American Express Membership Rewards is offering a targeted 30% transfer bonus to Marriott Bonvoy. While we weren’t targeted on this one, Doctor of Credit reports on some readers being targeted. This is a poor value, so I wouldn’t recommend it except in fringe circumstances. The Deal American Express Membership Rewards is offering a targeted 30% transfer bonus to Marriott Bonvoy No link — log in to your Amex account and go to the transfer page to see if…

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Cathay Pacific transfer bonus from Amex/Citi (10% bonus)

Cathay Pacific is offering a 10% transfer bonus when you transfer points from American Express, Citi, or Diners Club to Asia Miles from January 1-31st, 2020 when you register and then transfer during January 2020. The Deal Cathay Pacific Asia Miles is offering a 10% transfer bonus when you register and convert credit card points into Asia Miles before January 31, 2019 Direct link to register for this promotion Key Terms Valid until January 31st, 2020 Must register…

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Flying Blue Promo Rewards For January 2020: Europe from under 11K each way (Minneapolis and Houston, econ & prem econ)

Air France

Flying Blue Promo Rewards for January 2020 are out, with a couple of deals available in economy, premium economy, and business class from North America for the travel period from 2/29/20 to 4/29/20. If you’re looking to travel to Europe in early spring and live in or can position to Houston, Minneapolis, or Mexico City, you could score a deal. The Deal Save 50% on economy flights from the following cities to Europe: Houston Minneapolis Save 50% on…

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Back: Targeted 100K Platinum offer back for some

Amex Platinum for Less

Update 12/23/19: Some people are once again being targeted for this offer via the Card Match Tool at CreditCards.com. (H/T: One Mile at a Time) Update 11/4/19: A new round of people are reporting these offers via the Card Match Tool at CreditCards.com.  Update 5/27/19: People are once again reporting these offers via the Card Match Tool. Update 4/29/19: A fresh round of people are reporting being targeted. If you’re eligible, it’s probably worth a second to check the Card Match…

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