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Match status through March 2020 at Hilton

Earlier this year, the easiest path to top-tier status in the loyalty program world was blazed with the launch of the Hilton Aspire card. However, if you don’t want an Ultra Premium Hotel credit card, Hilton is giving you a fresh new option: a status match to Gold or Diamond status with a path to retain that status through March 2020. All you need is status in another program and 1 stay in the past 12 months…

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100K Hilton Ascend offer despite past Hilton Surpass

When Amex announced that their Hilton Surpass card would be renamed to “Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express”, I speculated that it might be possible to get a new welcome bonus on the Ascend as long as you closed your Surpass card before the transition.  Amex representatives, though, unanimously rejected the idea.  The company line was that the Ascend was not a new product.  Therefore, current and past Surpass cardholders would not be eligible…

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Targeted 75K Membership Rewards points offer

Some people are reporting receiving a targeted offer upon login to their online accounts to earn 75,000 Membership Rewards points as a new card member welcome bonus after making $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months with a new Business Rewards Gold card. The Deal Some are receiving the following targeted welcome bonus offer for the Business Rewards Gold card from American Express: Earn 75,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months Those targeted are reporting the…

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SPG offer for $60 back on $300 [Targeted]

There’s a new targeted Amex Offer out today for Starwood Preferred Guest: Spend $300 at SPG hotels, get $60 back. Note that this offer is only valid in the US and US territories and will not work at Marriott properties even though the expiration date is after the programs merge. The Deal New targeted Amex Offer: Spend $300+ on room rate and room charges at SPG Hotels and Resorts, get a $60 statement credit Key Details Only valid at properties in the…

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25% transfer bonus to Hawaiian from Membership Rewards

Amex has launched a 25% transfer bonus when sending Membership Rewards points to HawaiianMiles. With this bonus, 1,000 Membership Rewards points will get you 1,250 HawaiianMiles. While availability can be tough to come by on long-haul flights from the continental states, those who can find flights will be happy to save some points. Another decent use of this bonus is for inter-island flights. As always, we have added this to our list of Current point transfer bonuses. The Deal…

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Google Express lowers free shipping min; stack w/ $20 back on $60 + coupons

Google Express has made it easier to qualify for free shipping. Through June 18th, the minimum order size necessary to qualify for free shipping is $15 from many retailers (though note that some retailers maintain the normal $35 threshold for free shipping). This stacks nicely with a coupon for $10 off of $10+ on your first order and/or the Amex Offer for $20 or 2,000 points back on $60. The Deal Free shipping minimum at many retailers reduced…

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Answered: Amex will tell you in advance if you’re not eligible for welcome bonus

Last week, it was widely reported that Amex had added more restrictive language to its applications regarding eligibility for the welcome bonus (See: Amex launches a sneak attack in the war on gaming), stating that an applicant may be denied the bonus based on the number of American Express cards they have opened and closed and their history with bonus offers. We wondered whether you would have any way to know your eligibility status before meeting…

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Ultra Premium Hotel Cards: Hilton vs. SPG/Marriott

Hilton kicked off 2018 by introducing a new ultra-premium credit card: Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card.  And, in August, the newly combined Marriott / SPG (Starwood) program will offer their own ultra-premium card: Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card.  Since Marriott, Starwood, and Ritz will become one program in August, the Starwood card really represents all three brands despite its name. What about the Ritz-Carlton Card?  The Ritz card is another $450 premium card. …

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Estimating risk in Amex’s new rule

As Nick reported yesterday in the post “Amex launches a sneak attack in the war on gaming,” Amex has added new terms to their credit card offers.  Previously almost all Amex welcome offers included the terms: “Welcome offer not available to applicants who have or have had this Card.”  We refer to this as their “lifetime” language.  As in, we can get the bonus on an Amex card once in a lifetime (except when a…

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