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1,250 Aeroplan miles per stay with Choice

If you have an upcoming stay at a Choice Privileges property and Greg’s post this morning didn’t convince you that you should be earning some Choice points (See: On my mind (Choice Privileges edition), you can alternatively earn “5x Aeroplan miles“, which means 1,250 Aeroplan miles per qualifying stay for stays from 11/1/19 to 12/15/19. That won’t be a good return for expensive/long stays, but if you have a cheap quick stay coming up and a…

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10% back on Crystal Cruises w/ Chase Offer

I noticed a new Chase Offer today good for 10% back on Crystal Cruises up to a max of $450 back. While it’s not a huge percentage, it would be a nice return if you’re planning an expensive cruise. The Deal Check your Chase app for a new Chase Offer good for 10% back on Crystal Cruises (up to $450 back) Key Terms Expires 12/3/19 Must make payment directly with the merchant Quick Thoughts Cruises are not my specialty, but…

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On my mind (Choice Privileges edition)

Choice Privileges is a an oddball rewards program. You can’t book award stays more than 100 days in advance.  And the point prices change regularly.  The point prices for the next 6 months or so is listed on each hotel’s page. Fortunately, it’s sometimes possible to stumble upon outstanding value… Most Choice member hotels are low end cheap motels.  But Choice also includes the mid-tier Cambria chain which can be quite decent.  For example, I…

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The Peacock Inn: A charming inn and great point value in Princeton, NJ

I recently stumbled upon a great use of Choice Privileges points.  No, it’s not quite as dramatic of a deal as Nick’s Napa Valley find, but it’s still sweet.  Princeton NJ is a beautiful town, but most of the chain hotels are located on route 1, well away from the town’s beauty.  The cool place to stay is near Princeton’s main drag, Nassau Street, but hotel prices in town are exorbitant.  Luckily, the Peacock Inn,…

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DoubleTree Amex Offer: Spend $225 & Get $45 Back (Targeted)

DoubleTree Cookie

There’s a new DoubleTree Amex Offer that appeared in the last couple of days which is offering $45 back when spending $225 on room rate and room charges. If the total for your room including tax came to exactly $225, that works out to be a 20% discount. The Deal Spend $225+ at DoubleTree on room rate & room charges and get $45 back with an Amex Offer. Key Terms Expires December 31, 2019. Offer…

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Rite Aid: Earn BonusCash On Visa Gift Cards & Gift Cards For Delta, & More

Rite Aid VGC

This is a great week for Visa and Mastercard gift card deals. You can make a profit on them at Meijer and Safeway/Albertsons/other Just For U stores, get them fee-free at Staples and now you can also earn BonusCash on Visa gift cards at Rite Aid. They’re also offering BonusCash on several other gift card brands including Delta and, so it might be worth paying your local store a visit this week. The Deal…

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Free rental day for every rental w/ Thrifty (up to 5 free rentals)

Well hello, Thrifty. I wouldn’t have thought that another rental company promo could take my interest from National’s One Two Free promo at this time of year, but Thrifty has done it: Thrifty is currently offering 1 free rental day for every completed rental, including 1-day rentals. You can earn up to 5 free rental days by the end of 2019 (earned in the form of Thrifty Blue Chip Rewards points). The Deal Thrifty Rental Cars…

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(EXPIRED) 10% back on IHG, 8% back on Hilton at Retailmenot

Shopping portal Retailmenot is celebrating its Cash Back Day today (11/7/19) with increased portal rates at many stores. For travelers, two of particular interest may be IHG (10% back) and Hilton (8% back with no stated exclusion for elite members), each with a cap of $50 in earned cash back. The Deal Earn increased cash back on IHG and Hilton bookings today via shopping portal Retailmenot Link to IHG Link to Hilton Key Details Rewards earnings up to $50.00. Cash back is based…

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(EXPIRED) 5K AA economy web specials including transcons

American Airlines Planes

American Airlines is back with an unannounced flash sale on domestic flights, with various awards pricing from just 5K miles each way, including on transcon routes like New York to Los Angeles. Some of the best availability has faded, but you’ll still find a number of dates through the end of the calendar with flights for fewer points than the old “standard” domestic saver price of 12.5K. While there were nonstop options available between the costs a…

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