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(EXPIRED) 100K (maybe 110K) Hilton points + 4 nights in Orlando / Vegas for $349 [Expires 1/27]

Hilton Grand Vacations is currently offering a pretty nice vacation package that requires attending a timeshare presentation. This deal is scheduled to end tonight, but I just booked it myself and got an even better deal than advertised: 4 nights of hotel plus at least 110,000 Hilton Honors points for $349 + tax ($392 total). There are likely only a few hours left to book this, but it might be worth a phone call in my opinion. The Deal…

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[Dead] Easy 5x: Online Fee-free $100 Mastercard GCs at Staples.com

Update: This deal is back again. The maximum is 10 cards per account, which will come to exactly $1,000 with no activation or shipping fees, as shown in my screen shot below. (H/T: Dan’s Deals). The terms state it expires 1/25/20 but this will. not. last. Run, don’t walk. Keep in mind that there is also a new Amex Offer out that’s good for 10% back up to $50. Staples.com is offering fee-free $100 Mastercard Gift Cards right…

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(EXPIRED) [Targeted] Up to 12K bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards points with flight activity

Southwest Airlines is sending out targeted offers for bonus points with paid flight activity. In my case, I received an offer for 12,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points with 3 round trip flights — but the catch that will likely prevent me from taking advantage is that it requires Anytime or Business Select fares. Still, I’ll register in case I need a last-minute flight — and it’s worth checking your offer to see if you’ve received something better. The…

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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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(EXPIRED) 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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(EXPIRED) 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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