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Hunting for the best redemption: Hyatt, UR, or Citi Prestige?

Some people get into miles & points to travel more, others to travel more cheaply, and still others to travel more luxuriously. Some are drawn into this obsession hobby for the thrill of the hunt — whether a way to stack as many points as possible on the earning side or redeeming for maximum value. Of course, it gets tricky in determining which option returns maximum value, and I’ve run into a bit of a…

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Ritz matches best-in-class Sapphire Reserve travel protections. CNB, not so much.

Puttin’ on the Ritz Yesterday Nick published a couple of posts that had me wondering about travel protections provided by the Ritz-Carlton credit card.  He wrote about the Ritz card’s airline fee reimbursements, and he published an airfare deal that was made significantly sweeter by using the Visa Infinite Discount Air program where you get $100 off round-trip domestic airfare for two (both the Ritz card and the CNB Crystal Visa Infinite card provide the…

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Chase spending offers: Ritz, Hyatt, Marriott, airlines [Targeted]

Yesterday, we reported a Chase spending offer on the British Airways visa Signature card that is being emailed out to some cardholders. Over the past day, spending offers have come out on many other cards — each with targeted email registration. Here are some of the offers to watch out for if you have any of these cards: British Airways Visa Signature card: Get 3x bonus Avios on purchase transactions of $1K+ (up to 9K bonus Avios) Hyatt Credit…

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(EXPIRED) $10 Prime Day discount & 10% back through Whole Foods

Whole Foods is offering Amazon Prime Members the chance to get $10 to spend at Amazon on Prime Day when you spend $10 or more in-store at Whole Foods. Additionally, from July 14th-17th, those Prime members with the Chase Amazon Prime Rewards Visa can earn 10% back at Whole Foods on up to $400 in purchases. The Deal Scan your Amazon Prime Code or use your mobile phone number at checkout and make a single purchase of $10 or more in-store…

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Is there a hurry for the Marriott 100K offer? (Answer: No.)

Since its launch in May, Marriott has been offering a new cardmember bonus of 100,000 Marriott Rewards points after spending $5,000 in the first three months on the Marriott Rewards Premier Plus card. That bonus is scheduled to end tomorrow (July 12th, 2018), so some will dub this a “last chance” to get 100,000 Marriott Rewards points. Is that true, and does it mean you should rush to get this card? I’d say the answer is no for most…

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New details on Marriott & Ritz cards: no more elite credit per $3K spend, free night changes, more

Chase has confirmed details about the Chase Ritz-Carlton and Chase Marriott Business cards, as well as details on how the new free night awards will work. Most of the key pieces are things we expected, though there is a bit more detail to fill in the blanks. One major negative change: the business version of the Marriott Rewards card will no longer earn an elite night credit per $3,000 spend when the new benefits launch on August 26th.…

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Sending the Marriott and SPG cards off into the sunset

Over the past couple of years, when someone would ask me for advice on hotel credit cards, I would almost unequivocally say that one shouldn’t get a hotel credit card to use it (for spend outside of the chain anyway), but rather just for its welcome bonus…with the addendum that some hotel cards are worth keeping long-term for ongoing benefits (like an annual free night, status, etc). Reflecting on that, I’ve personally gathered too many hotel…

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(EXPIRED) Earn 5x & save w/ Swych promos on Lowe’s GCs

The Swych app is offering two promotions this weekend on Lowe’s Gift Cards that will either give you the chance to save $15 on a $115 gift card or get a free $20 Best Buy GC with a $200 Lowe’s gift card. Best of all, Swych purchases have been known to code at 5x when purchased with the Ink Cash card and paying through PayPal (or the no longer available Ink Plus). If you have the Chase Freedom, you could…

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Chase Launches Starbucks Prepaid Card With No Fees

Starbucks Prepaid Card

Chase has launched a new Starbucks prepaid card which is reloadable and has no fees. It’s not a particularly compelling product but could be useful for some, especially anyone unable to be approved for credit cards. Signup Bonus Earn 125 Bonus Stars the first time you use your Starbucks Rewards Visa Prepaid Card to load $10 or more to your registered Starbucks Card. Direct link. Earning Details Earn 1 star for every $10 of spend.…

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