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$300 Visa Gift Cards Now Back In Stock At Staples.com

Visa Gift Card

Update 4/17/19: Visa gift cards are back in stock and can be added to your cart successfully. They seem to have been going in and out of stock for several days, so if they’re out of stock when you try, check again later. Update: The $300 denomination cards are showing as being in stock, but when adding them to the cart it says they’re out of stock. That seems to be the case for the…

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Meijer stores carrying $500 Mastercard gift cards

Mastercard Gift Card

Midwest supercenter chain Meijer is now carrying variable-load $20-$500 Mastercard gift cards. I believe these are now available in all stores, whereas they had previously only been available in some stores. Reports even indicate that Meijer coupons (like this one that expires on 4/20) will apply to these gift cards. Stacking a coupon like that with a card that earns one of the best category bonuses at grocery stores should make for some great deals…

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Hyatt Has Improved Its Best Rate Guarantee Scheme

Hyatt Best Rate Guarantee

Hyatt has announced immediate changes to its Best Rate Guarantee scheme and, unlike some hotel loyalty scheme “enhancements”, this one appears to be a change for the better. Before today, Hyatt’s Best Rate Guarantee offered a match to the room rate you found elsewhere, along with a $50 credit to be used towards a future stay. That $50 credit had an expiry date of one year, so the policy was neither particularly rewarding nor overly…

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BOA Platinum Honors: (now only until 5/1/19) Different treatment for Cash Rewards vs Cash Rewards for Business

UPDATE 4/10/2019: Bank of America has updated the terms of the Business Advantage Relationship Rewards program. Now, like with personal cards, the relationship bonus will be applied the the card’s entire earnings. For example, if you earn 3% cash back and have Platinum Honors, you’ll get 3% x 1.75 = 5.25% back.  For existing Cash Rewards for Business customers, this new approach starts with purchases made as of May 1 2019.  For new cardholders, this…

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Update: VGCs Are Back. Visa & Mastercard Gift Cards Out Of Stock On Staples.com – Permanent Or Temporary?

Staples Visa Mastercard Out Of Stock

Update 4/9/19: $300 denominations are back now as well. Update 4/7/19: Visa gift cards are back, although the $300 denominations are still out of stock for now. This therefore looks like it was just a temporary issue rather than permanent. Following Greg’s recent post about the top 3 ways to earn uncapped profit buying Visa gift cards, a reader gave us the heads up that both Visa and Mastercard gift cards have been out of…

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GetUpside: 2,000 BP Gas Stations Added, Now Covers Atlanta, Chicago & More

GetUpside new gas stations

The GetUpside app has recently added more than 2,000 BP gas stations nationwide at which you can save on fuel. That means it’s now available in even more cities and states nationwide, including Atlanta, Chicago and Michigan. I first heard about GetUpside (not to be confused with this Upside) back in January when Doctor of Credit updated their post about the app and shared that it was available in even more states. Now that we’re driving…

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Wyndham Rewards Changing To 3 Tiers *tomorrow* (7.5k, 15k & 30k) & Other Changes

Wyndham Rewards 7,500 15,000 30,000

Update #2: Unfortunately, it looks like it may already be too late. Upon trying to log in to the site as of 10:48pm Eastern time on 4/2/19, we’re seeing this message: Update: Reposting as a reminder that these changes take effect tomorrow, 4/3/19. Not much time left for 15K redemptions at places going up to 30K. As a reminder, we don’t know which places will go up, but it’s safe to assume that the best ones…

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Korean SkyPass to no longer allow stopovers

Korean SkyPass used to be a Chase Transfer Partner, though that relationship ended last year. One of the strengths of the program has been the ability to get a free stopover in Korea, but they are ending free stopovers on award tickets for travel on Korean Airlines metal effective for travel on July 1, 2020 or later. That means that if you speculatively transferred miles to Korean before the partnership ended, you’ve still got more than…

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(Edit: Maybe Not) Capital One Venture/Hotels.com 10% Partnership Ending On January 31, 2020

Capital One & Hotels

Update: Gary from View From The Wing has contacted Capital One who confirmed that they haven’t made an announcement regarding this. The Hotels.com/Venture landing page lists the end date as January 31, 2020, but the partnership could be extended beyond that date. If anything is formally announced, we’ll let you know. Just over a year ago, Capital One started offering 10% back on its Venture cards when booking stays through Hotels.com. They’ve now announced that…

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