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Spend $100+ on your cell phone bill, get 1,000 bonus points

There is a new (targeted) Amex Offer out today for paying your cell phone bill: Spend $100+ on your cell phone bill, get 1,000 Membership Rewards points (up to 2,000 total points). We only found this offer on one card in my household. While not as exciting as past AT&T offers, this is still a nice return on spend. As always, we have added this offer to our Current Amex Offers database, where you can always check to see the…

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New AU bonus: 5K per user up to 20K total [Targeted]

American Express is sending out a targeted mailer for bonus points when adding authorized users. We have one report of the following offer: earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points for each additional card member after they spend $500 in eligible purchases in their first 3 months, up to 20,000 bonus points. This offer was received on a Premier Rewards Gold card, though it’s certainly possible that mailers are going out for other cards. The Deal Targeted bonuses for up to 20,000 Membership Rewards points…

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10K points or loyalty benefits – which is a better deal?

I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for status when it comes to hotels. It’s hard to argue with the allure of free, and status gets you a whole lot of that: free points, free upgrades, free breakfast, free lounge access, etc. But yesterday, I posted a deal for an Amex Offer that relies on booking via a 3rd party and forgoing those benefits, which made me wonder: How much are the benefits of booking direct worth? Does the Amex Offer beat…

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Sam’s Club offer: Spend $30, get $15 [Targeted]

There is a new targeted Amex Offer out today for Spend $30+, get $15 back. This is sure to be a popular offer. If you are interested in taking advantage of it and you are targeted, we suggest syncing it sooner rather than later. The Deal Targeted Amex Offer for Sam’s Club online: Spend $30+, get $15 back Key Terms Expires 6/14/18 Only valid online at (not valid in-club) Quick Thoughts This offer will surely be quite popular and could fill up,…

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10,000 Membership Rewards points or $100 w/ $600 booking with targeted offer

There is a new targeted Amex Offer out this morning for prepaid hotel bookings through Amex Travel: Spend $600+ on a prepaid hotel booking through Amex Travel, get 10,000 Membership Rewards points (or $100 back depending on your offer). That’s a very good offer, though we have seen slightly better offers in the past (e.g. Spend $500, get 10K / $100)). Sill, if targeted and you have a hotel booking to make, this is a great return. The Deal Targeted Amex…

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Manufacturing free nights (Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott)

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Last week, Nick and I presented our different takes on which hotel chain (Hyatt, Hilton, or Marriott) was most rewarding (here and here).  We looked at how much you’d have to stay at those hotels in order to earn free nights. That was all fine and good, but not exactly what readers wanted to know.  Many readers asked a different question: Which credit cards are best for earning free nights? To keep things simple, I…

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Greg’s take: Which hotel program (Hyatt vs Hilton vs Marriott) is the most rewarding?

Yesterday Nick published a thoughtful post: Which hotel program (Hyatt vs Hilton vs Marriott) is the most rewarding?  His answer was that they’re about the same: If starting from scratch (elite-wise), you need to spend about 7 nights in average priced hotels to earn a free bottom-category night, and about 42 nights in average priced hotels to earn a free top-tier night.  That’s an interesting answer, but “unfortunately, no one knows what the question is.*” …

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New 100K Membership Rewards points offer (requires big spend)

There is a new welcome offer out for up to 100,000 Membership Rewards after qualifying purchases on the Business Platinum card from American Express. This offer is not targeted — though it is subject to the usual Amex lifetime language, meaning that you will not be eligible if you have or have had this card before. The Offer Get a welcome bonus of 50,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $10,000 on purchases in the first 3 months and an additional 50,000 Membership…

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Which hotel program is the most rewarding? Hyatt vs Hilton vs Marriott

With “new” versions of both Marriott Rewards and Hilton Honors rolling out this year, somewhat following in the footsteps of last year’s World of Hyatt launch, you might find yourself wondering this: moving forward, which hotel loyalty program is the most rewarding? I found that question wasn’t easy to answer, and it only developed more layers as I delved into it. In the end, I think beauty is in the eye of the beholder —…

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