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Cancelling your Prestige or Premier card? Here’s how to keep your ThankYou points alive.

How to keep ThankYou points alive

I’m a huge fan of transferable points programs.  These are programs that allow you to transfer points to multiple loyalty programs at a fair exchange rate (typically 1 to 1).  By collecting points in these programs, you have the ability to book travel opportunistically.  When you’re ready to book an award flight, you can search for award availability on almost any airline, then find the best program for booking that award (the best program is…

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Promiscuous transfer partners

Promiscuous transfer partners

My favorite points programs, by far, are transferable points programs. These are programs where points can be transferred 1 to 1 (or better) to airline and hotel programs. This makes it possible to cherry-pick the best opportunities. If you earn points in only one loyalty program then you may find that flight awards or hotel awards are not available when and where you need them. With transferable points programs, though, your opportunities are far greater.…

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Round trip to Australia starting at 50,000 points

Australia starting at 50,000 points

Two days ago, we published a Quick Deal (found here) regarding discounted flights to Sydney Australia from select US cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis.  Select economy flights on AA and Qantas were pricing at $961 round trip.  Yesterday I found similar prices to Melbourne.  Clearly AA was taking on Delta since the best fares originated in Delta hubs. When I widened my search to include American Airlines hubs (Charlotte, Dallas, Philadelphia, etc.),…

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My wife scored another 70,000 points. I got a rock.

70,000 points

For the past 6 months I’ve been happily earning two extra points per dollar on all purchases with my Citi Forward card.  Those two points per dollar were in addition to the 1 to 5 points per dollar the card normally earns (sadly the card is no longer available to new applicants).  So, I’ve been earning 7X at restaurants, bookstores (including Amazon.com), and movie theaters, and 3X everywhere else! The reason I was earning so…

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Yes, shared ThankYou points can be transferred to miles

One of the best features of Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program is that anyone can share points with anyone else.  Most other major programs have much less lenient about sharing (you can find info about sharing points with the major transferable points programs here).  The only catch is that shared points will expire if not used within 90 days of sharing. Last week, as a way to inch us closer to Necker Island, my wife moved…

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Citi offers 25% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic

As reported by MileValue, through August 23, Citi is offering a 25% bonus when transferring ThankYou Rewards to Virgin Atlantic miles.  Strangely, this bonus is only shown when you click to make a transfer: And, details are buried in the terms & conditions: This will make the quest to visit Necker Island much easier. Hat Tip: Ryan Never miss a Quick Deal, Subscribe here. Quick Deal posts are intended to alert readers to deals big…

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Best credit card combos: Mixed rewards

Credit Card Combos

This is part 4 of a multi-part series of “best credit card combos”. The goal is to find the combination of 2, 3, or maybe 4 credit cards that, together, offer the best rewards for day to day spend. The series, so far, is as follows: Best credit card combos: Ultimate Rewards Best credit card combos: Membership Rewards Best credit card combos: ThankYou Rewards Best credit card combos: Mixed rewards (this post) I’ve written before…

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Membership Rewards vs. Ultimate Rewards vs. ThankYou Rewards. Which is best?

The big 3 credit card issuers, Amex, Chase, and Citibank, have a lot in common. Each offers a proprietary rewards program in which points can be redeemed for travel or merchandise. Each allows points to be transferred to a selection of airline and hotel programs. And, each offers options to pay for travel with points and get better than 1 cent per point value. At a high level, its hard to distinguish one from another,…

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