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New Southwest Priority card: Better than the Premier?

Chase is out today with a new credit card: the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card. It isn’t everything I’d hoped for in a rumored premium card, but with a $149 annual fee it isn’t as expensive as I’d expected, either. Since it will cost $50 more per year than the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier card, many readers will wonder: is it worth the extra fifty bucks? In short, I’d say the answer is “absolutely”…

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Seeking value, finding adventure for 15K Wyndham points per night

We just returned from a two week vacation in Germany and the United Kingdom, which was capped at the end with a 3 night stay at the Newton Manor House in Swanage Dorset England (pictured above).  We traveled with a total of 9 people for most of the trip, but a few others joined us in Swanage to fill the 8 bedroom, 9 bath “cottage”. We paid only 15,000 points per night for this incredible…

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Priority Pass losing Alaska lounges at Seattle Tacoma

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Priority Pass announced today that the Alaska Airlines lounges at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are leaving the program. This means that effective September 1st, 2018, Priority Pass holders will no longer be able to access the Alaska lounges at SEA airport. It’s disappointing to lose lounges, but it was probably more disappointing for members to get turned away every day as I’ve read has long been the case at SEA. I did manage to slip into one of the Seattle…

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Easy Hyatt Globalist status: Move to Tulsa for a month

With the recent launch of the new World of Hyatt Credit Card, it’s finally become possible to manufacture top-tier Hyatt Globalist status through spend. By stacking a couple of current promotions, it gets even “easier”. I put that in quotations on purpose — this post is definitely more theoretical than practical. Still, with some spend and a month in Tulsa, you could get yourself Hyatt Globalist status. Spend your way to status In my review of the new…

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Hyatt Visa Offer: Spend $500 At Miraval Arizona, Get $100 Back

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Visa Offers for Hyatt credit card holders have been sparse since they were launched back in April. A new offer’s just appeared giving $100 back on stays at Miraval Arizona when spending $500. Be quick though – it’ll only be around for two more weeks. The Deal Spend $500 at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, get $100 back. Activation required – link to Hyatt Visa Offers login. Key Terms Expires July 31, 2018. Limit 1 per…

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Hyatt Offering Cardmembers 10% Points Rebate On Award Stays This Summer

Hyatt 10% Cardmember Rebate

Hyatt has announced their yearly promotion offering credit card holders a 10% rebate on points used for award stays this summer. If you play the promotion right and stack it with an existing promotion, you can effectively get the 5th night free on award stays this summer. The Deal Redeem your points for free nights, Points + Cash stays or toward room upgrades, dining and spa services completed between August 1 and September 30, 2018…

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15,000 Wyndham points with Masterpass (yes, again)

Wyndham Rewards is out with yet another promotion to earn up to 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points via a partnership with Masterpass: Get 7,500 points per qualified stay (up to 2 stays) when you book by August 31st and check out by September 1st. This is a great deal as you can find some really cheap one-night Wyndham stays — stack two of those and you have a free night at any Wyndham property worldwide. The Deal Earn up to 15,000…

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Kimpton offer: $60 back on $300 [Targeted]

There’s another new (targeted) Amex Offer for lodging that became available today: Spend $300+ at Kimpton hotels, get $60 back. This could potentially stack with a portal payout for a nice return if you were already planning a Kimpton stay. The Deal Spend $300 or more at Kimpton hotels ins the US, get $60 back Key Terms Expires 10/14/18 Only valid at Kimpton Hotels in the US Excludes other IHG brands Not valid for purchases at restaurants, kimptonstyle.com or IHG Rewards club point purchases…

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$30 back on $150 at Comfort Hotels

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There’s an Amex Offer out today that may be targeted, though it appears widely available: Spend $150+ at Comfort Hotels, get $30 back. Interestingly, this one only includes Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites, and Comfort Inn & Suites locations and only in the US and Puerto Rico. All other Choice brands are excluded. Still, if you have a Comfort Inn stay planned, this is an extra thirty bucks in your pocket. The Deal Spend $150+ at Comfort Hotels, get $30 back with new…

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