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Capital One “Rewards miles” post w/ purchase (no waiting for statement)

With the recent enhancements to Capital One’s Rewards miles programs (with the Venture and Spark Miles cards, which now transfer to airline miles, can be combined easily with your other miles-earning cards or even with other Capital One customers, and might even make these cards even better than the old SPG cards), I’ve been putting more spend on my Capital One cards than I had in years. That led me to discover something interesting and…

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Which points should you transfer to miles? How much does the transfer cost?

Last year, a friend was going to Australia and so I told her about the highly rated Park Hyatt Sydney.  Rooms at the hotel often go for $800 per night, or more, but she could instead use 30,000 Hyatt points per night transferred from her Ultimate Rewards balance.  After looking into it, she did exactly that and booked a night at the Hyatt.  She excitedly said to me something like “the going rate was $850,…

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Q1 2019 Activation Links For Freedom, Discover, Cash+ & Dividend

Chase Freedom Q1 2019 categories

Q1 of 2019 will be here in a couple of weeks, so now’s the time to activate all of your cards that offer a quarterly bonus. We’ve provided details of each card’s categories for January-March 2019 below, along with links to activate your bonuses. Chase Freedom Bonus Categories Gas Stations Tolls Drugstores Bonus Amount / Limit 5% cashback on up to $1,500 spend in combined purchases of this quarter’s categories Activation link Discover Bonus Category…

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Get 10x Delta miles on Lyft airport rides, 3x on other rides

Lyft and Delta are offering 10x SkyMiles per dollar on rides to and from US airports and 3x on other rides in the US between today (12/14/18) and December 25, 2018. You’ll need to enter promo code SKYMILES10X in the promos section of your Lyft app before requesting a ride. The Deal Earn 10x Delta SkyMiles on Lyft rides to/from US Airports from 12/14/18-12/25/18 when you enter promo code SKYMILES10x in the “promos” section of your Lyft app Direct link to link…

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Book Marriott Cat 8 for Cat 7 price until March 2019

When Marriott introduced the award chart for the merged Marriott/SPG/Ritz program, the new top tier became Category 8. Cat 8 standard awards were slated to cost 85,000 points per night. However, it was announced that Category 8 properties would be bookable for the Category 7 price of 60,000 Marriott Rewards points per night “until early 2019”. We haven’t previously had a clear indication as to when that would be, but Doctor of Credit and a…

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(EXPIRED) United portal: 10x at many stores today (stack w/ portal promo)

United’s Mileage Plus Shopping Portal is offering increased payouts today at many stores, including 10x at Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Under Armor, and many other popular retailers. This stacks nicely with the current portal promotion, which awards a bonus 500 miles when you spend $200 or more. The Deal Increased portal payouts from the United Mileage Plus Shopping portal, including 10x at many stores today Direct link to the shopping portal Key Terms Terms vary by store Payouts…

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The best hotel credit card ever

What is the best hotel credit card there has ever been? If you’d say the old SPG card, I’d have been with you until the early hours this morning. If you’d have said the Hilton Aspire to me yesterday, I might not have argued with you much. And if you’re ready to call me a soulless shill for the credit card companies when I tell you that it is neither of those cards, just do us…

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Staples: $5 off a $200 VGC [12/16 to 12/22]

Staples will be offering $5 off when you buy a $200 Visa Gift Card next week (12/16 to 12/22/18). This is a comparatively weak promotion, but those with a card that earns one of the Best Category Bonuses at office supply stores can still come out well ahead, especially if they are able to buy more than one (though terms limit this to one per customer). The Deal Save $5 when you buy a $200 Visa Gift Card at Staples…

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Capital One “Rewards miles” Complete Guide

We’ve previously published complete guides to most transferable points programs, including Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Amex Membership Rewards. Now that Capital One has added transfer partners and initiated the ability to transfer Capital One “miles” to anyone with an eligible account, it was time to write up a complete overview of their Capital One Venture miles and Capital One Spark Miles program… Capital One “Rewards miles” (which aren’t really airline miles, but…

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