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Citi Prestige: Weird but valuable benefits

In light of the news that Citi has reduced many of the Prestige card’s travel & purchase protections, I expect that readers are wondering whether to dump their Prestige card when the next annual fee is due.  I’m wondering the same.  First, though, it makes sense to review the Prestige card’s benefits.  Specifically, lets look at the benefits that are not readily available with other ultra-premium cards.  I bet that you’ll be surprised by a…

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TripFuel Amex Offer: Spend $200, Get $50 Back

TripFuel Amex Offer

There’s a TripFuel Amex Offer that’s appeared today giving $50 back when spending $200. While you’d be forgoing points earning, elite night credits, status perks, etc., this deal might be worth considering in some circumstances. The Deal Spend $200+ at tripfuel.com/amexoffer and get $50 back. Key Terms Must first add Amex Offer to card and then use same card to redeem. Expires November 14, 2018. $200+ can be spent in one or more transactions. Offer…

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Which Hotel Program Has The Most Rewarding Promotions?

Hotel Quarterly Promotions

Nick and Greg have recently been looking at which hotel loyalty schemes offer the best return on paid stays (see here and here). Their analysis has focused on the (somewhat) constant – how many base points you earn for stays, how many bonus points you’ll earn with status and how many points you’ll earn with a co-branded hotel credit card. There’s another factor that can greatly influence the number of points you’ll earn on a…

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Miraval Arizona: Get 50% Off Award Stays With World Of Hyatt

Miraval Arizona

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa joined the World of Hyatt family in 2017. It’s always required a large number of points for stays, but there’s a more affordable way of staying there as World of Hyatt is offering 50% off the number of points required for award stays over the summer. The Deal Redeem your points at Miraval between June 1 and August 31 and get 50% of your points back. Direct link. Key Terms…

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Earn Up To 8 American Airlines Miles Per Dollar On IHG Stays

American Airlines IHG Rewards Club

American Airlines and IHG Rewards Club have teamed up to offer up to 8 AAdvantage miles per dollar on stays at IHG properties. The Deal Earn 3x AAdvantage miles with every stay at IHG hotels or 4x at Crowne Plaza properties. Registration required – direct link. Key Terms Must be an IHG Rewards Club member with a registered address in North or South America with American Airlines AAdvantage miles as the chosen earning preference, must…

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Here’s A List Of All The 10,000 Point Hilton Properties In The US

Map of Hilton Honors 10,000 Point Properties In The US

When the Hilton Honors program changed in February 2017, one of the most notable changes was that they did away with categories and moved to (somewhat) dynamic pricing. Prior to that, it had been fairly easy to find out which properties fell under which category, even though the category listings were spread over multiple pages and the interface was ugly. The February 2017 changes eliminated that functionality. As Hilton no longer has categories, there’s no…

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10K points or loyalty benefits – which is a better deal?

I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for status when it comes to hotels. It’s hard to argue with the allure of free, and status gets you a whole lot of that: free points, free upgrades, free breakfast, free lounge access, etc. But yesterday, I posted a deal for an Amex Offer that relies on booking via a 3rd party and forgoing those benefits, which made me wonder: How much are the benefits of booking direct worth? Does the Amex Offer beat…

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10,000 Membership Rewards points or $100 w/ $600 booking with targeted offer

There is a new targeted Amex Offer out this morning for prepaid hotel bookings through Amex Travel: Spend $600+ on a prepaid hotel booking through Amex Travel, get 10,000 Membership Rewards points (or $100 back depending on your offer). That’s a very good offer, though we have seen slightly better offers in the past (e.g. Spend $500, get 10K / $100)). Sill, if targeted and you have a hotel booking to make, this is a great return. The Deal Targeted Amex…

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Manufacturing free nights (Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott)

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Last week, Nick and I presented our different takes on which hotel chain (Hyatt, Hilton, or Marriott) was most rewarding (here and here).  We looked at how much you’d have to stay at those hotels in order to earn free nights. That was all fine and good, but not exactly what readers wanted to know.  Many readers asked a different question: Which credit cards are best for earning free nights? To keep things simple, I…

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