[Expired] Wow: $874 First Class British Airways South Africa to Spain

As reported by One Mile at a Time, there are some crazy first class fares running right now between South Africa and Spain on British Airways — with round trip flights from either Johannesburg or Cape Town to Barcelona or Madrid from about $873. As these are paid first class fares, they could earn a ton of miles, but I’d hold off on making nonrefundable plans to make sure this gets honored. The Deal Cheap first class fares between Johannesburg / Cape…

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Super credit card combos

A number of banks have their own points programs, and in some cases it’s possible maximize value by combining the benefits of multiple cards.  For example, you can use one card to earn more points and another card to get the most value from those points.  In this post I’ll take a look at card combos from Amex, Chase, Citi, and Wells Fargo. In each of the below cases, I believe that credit cards are…

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30% transfer bonus from hotels to United (60K Marriott = 35,750 United)

United MileagePlus is offering a 30% transfer bonus on converting hotel points to airline miles. That’s not usually a great deal, but it looks like Marriott is included with this bonus — which means that 60,000 Marriott points should convert to 35,750 United miles under this promo. That’s an excellent deal if you’re in the market for miles. Don’t forget to register before you convert points. The Deal Convert hotel points to United MileagePlus miles…

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New Plastiq promo cuts fee to effective 1.25% [Targeted]

Plastiq is out with a targeted new promotion to earn one fee-free dollar for every dollar spent on a Mastercard through Plastiq though October 31, 2018. Since the normal fee is 2.5%, you’ll pay an effective 1.25% overall (2.5% now and 0% on the matching fee-free dollars later). That could make this worthwhile if you’re working on a spending requirement / retention offer or you just want to pay some bills and can come out ahead with…

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Free National Park Pass for families w/ 4th graders

If you have a child in 4th grade in your family, you can get a free National Parks Pass valid for the 2018-2019 school year (until August 31, 2019) good for all of the kids in your family under 16 and up to 3 adults (or 1 passenger vehicle). That’s a nice deal for those who qualify and are looking to explore the great outdoors with the family. The Deal Free US National Parks Pass for 4th…

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Flights to China from $386 RT (West Coast) to $400’s RT (East Coast)

Air Canada is offering some excellent economy class fares that include 2 checked bags from a variety of US cities to Beijing and Shanghai. Some top deals include San Diego to Beijing for just $386 round trip and Orlando to Beijing for $413 round trip. China is certainly a long way to travel and some would no doubt prefer to use miles to fly in a premium cabin. However, prices this low could certainly be a great deal for…

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Price Protection overview by issuer

With the holiday shopping season coming up, one credit card benefit you won’t want to ignore is price protection, whereby you can get a refund from the bank if the item you purchased drops in price. Unfortunately, several issuers have changed their policies or intend to do so shortly, so options are different than they have been in holiday seasons past — so you’ll want to make sure you know the current benefits that apply for…

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Re-link Hyatt to MGM Gold now

Back in late February, many readers may have matched their MGM Gold status to Hyatt Explorist status. MGM status runs through September 30th, so your Gold status likely dropped to Sapphire this week. If you have Hyatt Explorist or higher status, you can now match to MGM M Life Gold, which will be valid through September 30, 2019 — which will likely give you a chance to stay on the status merry-go-round by hopping back on with…

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5K Membership Rewards or $50 back on $250+ at MGM through January7th

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There’s a new widely-available Amex Offer out for MGM Hotels & Resorts: Spend $250+, get either 5,000 Membership Rewards points or $50 back (depending on the card/offer). This offer has come around previously, but it’s back for a new term through January 7, 2019 — and that’s good timing since you could stack this with double Hyatt points if you’re planning to visit Las Vegas. The Deal New Amex Offers out for either 5,000 Membership Rewards or $50 back (see…

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