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[Expired] Buy IHG points from 0.46 cents each w/ targeted promo

IHG is once again offering a targeted promotion for a 20% discount on the cash portion of cash & points bookings, making for a good opportunity to buy points at a discount – from just 0.46 cents per point. This could be especially attractive given that the latest round of PointBreaks is scheduled to go live on Monday, April 30th (See: New IHG PointBreaks list coming on Monday) — which is coincidentally when this promotion is scheduled to end. The Deal Get…

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Good deal on GoPro HERO6 if you’re fast

We wrote earlier today about an eBay promotion to save 15% off site-wide with coupon code PLAN2SAVE when checking out via the eBay Mobile App. The maximum discount is $50 and that promotion would stack with 5x that can be earned when checking out via PayPal with a Chase Freedom card if you have not yet maxed out this quarter’s bonus category (which includes PayPal). There is currently a good deal available on the GoPro HERO6 that becomes excellent when stacking…

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New United Explorer card benefits coming

United last seat availability

We recently reported changes to the benefits on the Citi AAdvantage World Elite Mastercard (See: New Citi American Airlines benefits & bonus coming soon). Chase is now getting in on the act, revamping the benefits on the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card. Bonus categories are being added and some key benefits are being eliminated. Beginning June 1st, the Chase MileagePlus United card will carry the following new benefits both for new applicants and existing cardholders: Earn 2x at…

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No, Chase isn’t restricting Freedom cards [Updated]

Update: Based on reader comments below, my situation is an anomaly and there is not a new Freedom rule. Thanks for adding your recent data points! Yesterday afternoon, we reported on a disconcerting piece of inside information we received about Chase’s continued exploration of an end to Ultimate Rewards points pooling across accounts (See: Leak: Chase may end Ultimate Rewards pooling). I certainly hope that doesn’t come to fruition, though the timing was interesting as it…

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Leak: Chase may end Ultimate Rewards pooling

Over the past year, there have been rumblings / rumors / fears that Chase might someday limit the ability to combine Ultimate Rewards from one account with another (see this post at Doctor of Credit from July 2017, where he covers surveys that included a number of options that would limit the ability to transfer between cards or limit the value of transfers between cards). At the moment, it is possible to combine your points…

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[Expired] Holy smokes… Chase Freedom Unlimited 3X everywhere first year

Here’s the link to the offer (this is not an affiliate offer): Chase’s usual offer for the no-fee Freedom Unlimited card is for “$150” after $500 spend.  In reality, the “cash back” earned by this card is in the form of Ultimate Rewards points which can be cashed in at a penny each.  So, the normal offer for this card is really for 15,000 points after $500 spend.  And the card normally offers 1.5…

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The huge wins in yesterday’s Marriott announcement

The sky didn’t fall yesterday; on the contrary, it’s the award prices at some of the most aspirational SPG properties that will fall during a brief window of opportunity later this year. Marriott’s newly announced unified program was highly anticipated, with many longtime SPG enthusiasts fraught with trepidation over the unknown future of the combined program in part due to the rumors swirling about Marriott’s intentions. In the end, most of the changes turned out to…

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New IHG cards available (but get the old one today)

Intercontinental Cali

Chase has released the full details of the new IHG cards and application links are now live for both cards (we have added links to both to our Best Offers page). The Premier card ($89 annual fee) matches details we previously reported, while the Traveler card ($29 annual fee) has more benefits than we may have expected. That said, neither one is as good as the old IHG card. That doesn’t mean that these cards won’t…

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BUMMER: IHG Free night capped for everyone (includes $49 card)

One Mile at a Time and users on Reddit report Chase has sent out a letter with bad news: IHG annual reward night certificates issued from May 1, 2018 onward will be no longer be redeemable at any IHG hotel. They will now be redeemable at hotels that cost up to 40,000 points per night. For years, the free night at any IHG hotel that comes with the IHG Rewards Club Select credit card made this card arguably the best…

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