Surprise: Some NYC hotels will only cost 35K Marriott points (free cert eligible)

Marriott has announced a partial list of hotels as a preview for the new award chart pricing coming on August 1st. Some hotels will be going up, though as expected the preview list includes a number of expensive Starwood properties that are dropping in price significantly. However, the big surprise for me was to see that there will be several Manhattan hotels that will be bookable with the annual free night certificate from the current SPG…

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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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New Citi American Airlines benefits & bonus coming soon

Citi has announced that there are new benefits (and a there will be a new signup bonus) coming soon on the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard, including 2x at restaurants and gas stations. These benefits will go live for new cardmembers on May 3rd, though existing cardholders will have to wait until July 22nd to take advantage of the new benefits. Along with these changes in benefits, the card’s annual fee will be increasing, from $95 today to…

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Discounted Lowe’s GC + 5x: $100 for $90 at Staples

Staples.com is offering a discount on Lowe’s Gift Cards: get a $100 Lowe’s e-gift card for $90. If you use a card that earns one of the Best Category Bonuses at office supply stores, you could earn 5x on your purchase as well. These are likely to sell out quickly, so hop on this one quickly if you’re interested. The Deal $100 Lowe’s eGift Card for $90 at Staples.com Direct link to this deal Key Terms Online only Max of 3…

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[Targeted] AT&T Money-maker: spend $15 x 2, get $50, $75, or $100

Bank of America, Suntrust, BBVA, BB&T and several other banks are out with a targeted offer to get cash back after making two purchases of $15 or more. These offers vary by issuer / individual, but each of the offers is worth more than the $30 you’ll spend to activate it, making them easy moneymakers. The Deal Targeted offer for $50 / $75 / $100 back as a statement credit after making 2 separate purchases of $15…

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SPG’s Off the Chart Properties, and a Map

SPG currently has 17 properties that are literally “off the charts” in that they are not priced in SPG’s standard category 1-7 award chart.  The award prices for these properties are also off the charts in the sense that they can be astronomically high.  Fortunately, when Marriott and SPG merge in August, it should be possible to book these properties at reasonable rates.  Nick covered this opportunity in-depth in his post: The huge wins in…

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$100 Roy’s Restaurant gift cards for $39.71 at Sam’s Club YMMV

Roy's Restaurant gift card

If you enjoy eating at Roy’s Restaurant and are lucky, here’s a great way to save 60% on your dining experience. The Deal Buy $100 of Roy’s Restaurant gift cards at Sam’s Club for $39.71. Key Terms In-store only (sold out online) Quick Thoughts At just over 60% off, this is an excellent discount on gift cards for Roy’s Restaurant and, as Doctor of Credit notes, could be a very profitable deal for resellers. Your…

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Book Quickly: Lufthansa First Class Awards On Partner Programs More Than 15 Days Out

Lufthansa First Class

If you’ve ever wanted to book Lufthansa First Class awards far in advance using miles from a partner program, you’ve been out of luck. That’s because they don’t usually make First Class awards available until just over two weeks out, but your luck has (temporarily) changed. The Deal Book Lufthansa First Class awards using some partner programs such as Avianca LifeMiles more than 15 days ahead of departure. Key Terms Book quickly – this is…

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Fee-Free $200 Mastercard Gift Cards at Staples 4/22 – 4/28

Staples Fee Free $200 Mastercard Gift Card

There’s no Visa or Mastercard gift card promotion at Office Depot/Office Max this week but never fear – Staples has their own gift card deal starting today. The Deal Buy a $200 Mastercard gift card with no purchase fee. Key Terms Valid April 22, 2018 to April 28, 2018. Limit 1 per customer. Quick Thoughts This is a little different to the usual (albeit increasingly rarer) Visa / Mastercard gift card deals from Staples. Those…

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