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Cash back ending for Giftcards.com VGCs

Two popular shopping portals have announced that they will no longer pay out cash back on Visa Gift Cards as of the end of this month. If you intend to place any orders that qualify for cash back, you only have a few days left. As seen above, Yazing made this announcement via Twitter. That message is consistent with language on Top Cash Back that indicates payouts on Visa Gift Cards will end at the end…

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Nice discount on Alamo rental cars at 1pm 4/23

Monday, April 23rd at 1pm Eastern time, Daily Getaways will offer a solid deal: Get a $50 Alamo Rental Car certificate for $25. As noted in our Daily Getaways 2018 Guide, this discount can be stacked with 5% off for Alamo Insiders and you can actually save a bit more than $25 since taxes will also be proportionally lower. These certificates can be especially good for use when there are promotions like $5/day to drive cards between the northeast…

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Last Chance Deals: MGM Resorts Amex Offer And…That’s It. Sort Of.

Last Chance Deals

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. There’s only one deal ending this week – the Amex Offer for MGM Resorts that gives either a statement credit of $60 or 6,000 Membership Rewards when spending $300. Having said that, take a look at the list below of other deals due to expire at the end of the month.…

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Is the chase on for churners? A hotel room hack, Platinum to the rescue and more

In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have an indication that Chase may be after the churners, with stories of shutdowns accumulating and some even suggesting an effort to lure in churners with specific offers. In travel hacking, find a resource for how to adjust your thermostat when you can’t quite get the temperature right, and if you’re playing the credit card game in multi-player mode, you’ll want to check out…

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Marriott on our minds, free found money, how to earn miles post-SPG and more

Marriott has been on our minds this week, make no mistake about it. We went into the event on Monday wondering what Marriott would say about the unification of the post-merger loyalty programs. Throughout the week, we brought analysis — whether about sweet spots created, opportunities knocking, or your strategy for future earnings. Chase appears to have heard the cry of the disenchanted SPG cardholders and has released a compelling offer on the Freedom Unlimited…

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[Rumor] SPG bonuses to get better

Yesterday, the welcome offers on both of the SPG credit cards changed, decreasing in value substantially, with each card offering a measly statement credit at the time of writing that is worth much less than the previous point-based signup bonuses. However, Miles to Memories reports receiving word from Marriott’s communications team that Amex will continue to issue both cards after August 1st and that there will be “very rich” welcome offers coming in the next few weeks.…

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Free night(s) at Hard Rock Atlantic City with status match

The Hard Rock Atlantic City, set to open this summer, is offering discounts or free nights depending on your status with other casinos. A couple of the statuses they match are likely easy for readers to produce: M Life Gold (matched from Hyatt Explorist) will get you 1 free night as will Total Rewards Diamond, available via match from Wyndham Rewards Diamond. The Deal Get a discount or 1 free night or 2 free nights at the Hard…

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25% transfer bonus: hotels to American Airlines

American Airlines is offering a transfer bonus on miles converted from select hotel programs through May 31 2018. The terms exclude air and hotel packages, though it may still be a good deal on transfers from Starwood Preferred Guest if you’re in the market for American Airlines miles. The Deal Get a 25% bonus on select hotel points converted to American Airlines miles through May 31, 2018 The following partners qualify: Best Western Rewards IHG Rewards Marriott Rewards Radisson…

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Do the negatives outweigh positives in the new Marriott program?

After reading some of the rumors in advance of Monday’s Marriott announcement, I commented to Greg that I was excited about going to the Marriott event in New York to find out how they would put a positive spin on it if all of the rumors were true (going revenue based, eliminating transfers to airlines, etc). I think I went into the event with a healthy bit of skepticism. I found myself pleasantly surprised by…

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