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Home Improvement bonus points everywhere

This quarter, everyone wants us to shop at Home Improvement stores.  Below are the deals I’ve been offered.  Some are targeted to specific individuals, some are not.  If you qualify, don’t forget to register! Chase Freedom This quarter, Chase offers 5% cash back on up to $1500 in spend with the Freedom card at restaurants, movie theaters, and Lowe’s. If you have a premium Ultimate Rewards card in addition to the Freedom card (such as…

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The new king of the Ultimate Rewards Mall

In order to maximize my point earnings this month for Million Mile Madness, I downgraded my Chase Sapphire Preferred card to the Chase Freedom card.  This way, I could take advantage of the Freedom card’s 5X drugstore earnings this quarter.  Well, last week my new card arrived along with a brochure listing the card’s benefits.  And, in the brochure I found something new: What I found interesting was the text that said “10% bonus each…

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Marriott gift card triple dip

Three stackable deals for buying Marriott gift cards come to an end on December 31st 2012.  Sometimes hotel gift cards are better than points.  With gift cards you can take advantage of discount codes and hotel sales (except for prepaid rates).  With gift cards, you can earn points and progress towards elite qualification with each stay.  With gift cards, you never have to worry about seeing that the hotel where you want to stay has…

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How to maximize your Freedom 5X purchases

Every 3 months, the Chase Freedom card offers 5X on spend within different categories of merchants.  This quarter (October through December), the 5X categories are hotels, airlines, Best Buy and Kohl’s.  Here are some terrific ways to spend within those 5X categories: Buy miles for .8 cents (Wyndham) Loyalty Traveler summarizes the current bonus opportunities from Wyndham.  The gist is that its possible to book cheap hotel rooms (without showing up to check-in) and earn…

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Points for simple eats

Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. A reader contacted me recently asking how he can maximize points earned at semi fast food places like Panera, Chipotle, Subway, etc.  He recognizes that restaurants like these aren’t available through point-earning dining programs, but he’d still like to earn more than 1 or 2 points per dollar.  Overall, he averages…

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Sears 20X

Every now and then I’m terribly jealous of Freedom cardholders.  This is one of those times…  As I reported earlier (see “Ultimate Rewards Mall September Edition”), for the month of September, Chase is offering 10 points per dollar at Sears to Freedom cardholders who shop through the Ultimate Rewards Mall.  Last month, they offered the same deal to Ink and Sapphire cardholders.  One of the great things about this is that it’s possible to double-dip…

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Celebrate July 4th with 7.04X fireworks!

How to get 7.04 points per dollar buying fireworks on July 4th (7/04). Happy Fourth of July!  Today’s post is a silly challenge: how to buy fireworks on July 4th (7/04) and earn 7.04 points per dollar.  This is similar to the Pi day challenge I did in March (see “Pie at 3.14X for Pi day 3/14”), but with an added twist: today we want to use a Chase Freedom card to make the purchase.…

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Freedom 40X, here and gone

On May 1st, I described some great new bonus opportunities in the post “Ultimate Rewards Awesomeness.”  Among other opportunities listed in that post, I wrote: Sephora at 20X!  Holy cow, that’s a big number.  Someone with a Freedom card, please do a double dip experiment right away!!! One reader reported that the experiment didn’t work, but another named Matthew reported complete success.  He wrote: Update: I got an email late last night saying the my…

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Maximize your Daily Getaways

As I’m sure you’ve read from many other blogs already, the fifth week of Daily Getaways is now viewable.  There are some pretty sweet deals coming too!  With each of these deals, you can save an additional 10% by using an American Express card, but you can do even better!  As long as each deal you want is $500 or less, follow this recipe to maximize points and cash back: Buy $500 Amex gift cards…

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