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Does it ever make sense to spend on a Hilton card?

Over the weekend, my wife and I found ourselves in a situation where we could generate a lot of spend at very low cost. That particular opportunity isn’t the subject of this post. Unfortunately, we didn’t have access to our entire portfolio of cards, so we looked for bandwidth where we could find it. We happened to have a Hilton Aspire card on us. Would it make sense to spend on that card to generate…

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Targeted 100K Platinum offer for some

Amex Platinum for Less

Some people are once again seeing a targeted offer for a welcome bonus of 100,000 Membership Rewards points after making $5,000 in purchases on the Platinum Card from American Express via the via the Card Match Tool at CreditCards.com. Recent reports indicate that a new round of people have been targeted (H/T: Doctor of Credit). That’s a good reminder to check periodically for good targeted offers like this one, which is significantly better than the standard offer on…

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$30 off of $60 at Amazon with 1 Membership Rewards point [Targeted]

[Update 1/10/19] This deal is back and valid through December 31, 2019. That makes it seem that this one will likely not repeat this year unfortunately — but it also means you should be able to save it for when it gives you a particularly good deal. Check the link under “The Deal” to see if you are targeted. H/T: Doctor of Credit [Expired 12/31/17 & 12/31/18] Amazon is once again offering a promotion for $30 off…

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A several-thousand-point mistake when going for 30 transactions in a cycle

Many credit card issuers have developed various incentives designed to get you to keep their card at the top of your wallet: whether it is a big first-year bonus like 3% everywhere with the Alliant Cashback Visa, a bonus on micro-purchases like with the coming Citi Rewards+ card, a drawn-out welcome offer like the new Southwest 60K offers, or various offers for bonus points on digital wallets or at specific stores. One such incentive that…

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Nearly free wine by stacking portal & Amex Offer

Doctor of Credit posted yesterday about an interesting opportunity to stack an offer from TopCashBack with a current Amex offer in order to get a 6-pack of wine nearly for free. Unfortunately, the 6-pack referenced there is now sold out, but you can still create your own 6-pack (or create your own combo with some more expensive bottles) and get several bottles nearly for free or at a substantial discount still via this stack. If you’re in the…

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2019 resolutions: Big spend bonuses to hit

I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps it is too many years of failed #fitnessgoals (or those couple of years I successfully made it to the finish line of a marathon that inspired my continued complacency since) or maybe I just procrastinate long enough that my new year’s resolutions come just far enough in to the new year as to not qualify as the traditional January 1st goals. At any rate, when asked…

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Why Gary is nuts not to even consider Hilton

Earlier today, Gary Leff at View from the Wing published a post titled, “To Everyone Leaving Marriott for Hilton: You’re Nuts.“. I respectfully beg to differ — while I often enjoy Gary’s take on things, I can’t agree with him here. In short, I think Gary’s nuts to consider Hilton a non-starter. Lucky at One Mile at a Time beat me to the punch as to several of the reasons why I strongly disagree with Gary,…

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Complete guide to Amex Offers [updated Dec 2018]

Updated: December 20, 2018 Amex Offers is a unique program from American Express that awards bonus points & statement credits for shopping at specific merchants. Since there have been some updates to the program in 2018, we are re-publishing this newly edited and updated guide that talks in great detail about the program, describes how to load offers to your cards, and shows you many different ways to maximize Amex Offers. For information on the…

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30% back on select streaming services [Targeted]

There was a new targeted Amex Offer out yesterday good for 30% back on select streaming services, including Pandora, Spotify, Sling, Showtime, Sling TV, Sirius XM, and CBS All Access. The Deal Get 30% back on select streaming services (up to $15 back) with a new targeted Amex Offer (included services are: Sirius XM, Pandora, Spotify, Sling TV, CBS All Access, and Showtime) Key Terms Expires 3/6/19 Only includes streaming services listed above See your offer for…

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