Miles + Points in a Minute: Hertz Promo, Amex Home Depot Giveaway, Membership Rewards Promo, and More!

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Here are some quick miles and points updates for busy folks on the go.

  • You can earn double Hertz points on weekly rentals of a mid-size or larger vehicle from June 1 through August 22, 2014.  You have to use the code PC# 199172 and pick up at an airport location in the U.S., Canada or Australia. As always, price compare to make sure you aren’t paying more by using that PC code.
  • Earn 2x Membership Reward points on Uber rides paid for with your American Express Membership Rewards earning card.  This is pretty cool and even cooler if you have the Amex EveryDay Preferred card and have hit the 30 transactions in a billing cycle threshold to trigger the 50% bonus points payout.  That essentially means you are earning 3 points per dollar on Uber rides and thus beating the 2x on travel offered by the Chase Sapphire Preferred.  Hey, every point counts.   The instructions state that “Once a Card Member with an eligible Card on file with Uber downloads the latest version of the Uber iOS app, they will see a prompt to enroll their Card in the program – in just one tap. Once enrolled, eligible Card Members have a new in-app option to toggle between “Earn 2x Points” or “Use Points” for Uber rides. Card Members who choose to “Earn 2x Points” or “Use Points” will receive an on-screen ride summary and email receipt from Uber showing that 2x Membership Rewards points were earned or that points were redeemed.”
  • There is a 20% transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines through June 23, 2014.  This means that 1,000 Membership Reward points = 1,200 Hawaiian Airlines miles.  This would generally be worth it to top off to an award, but not make a speculative transfer in most cases.
  • Enter to win the dad in your life $4,000 in Home Depot gift cards courtesy of American Express by following @AmericanExpress and tweeting for their “Thanks a Million Dad” promo using the hashtag #AmexSweeps on June 12th and June 13th.  Here is an example of the tweet I threw into the ring today.  Check out the full rules here.

Amex Tweet

Hope everyone is having a great week – hold on as the weekend is almost here!

 

Disclosure: In the interest of full disclosure I am an Amex Ambassador as part of their #EveryDayMoments campaign, so want to mention that since the Father’s Day giveaway is probably related, though it is not a direct part of my agreement.  I just think it is pretty cool and worth trying for given how much so many guys (and their wives/partners/moms)  love Home Depot!

Comments

  1. FYI, the 2x MR on Uber is only for iOS users. Android and Windows users are currently out of luck. I verified this with AmEx yesterday.

  2. David, yeah I stuck their sign-up terms in there. Bummer, though admittedly I am curious if that will maybe only impact using points and not necessarily earning at 2x. Could be wrong, but I wonder….

  3. I am twitter challenged. Do you have to put @AmericanExpress in your tweet to be entered? I put #AmexSweeps but not @AmericanExpress.

    • Jody, you just have to follow @americanexpress and be sure the #AmexSweeps hashtag is present, but the @americanexpress doesn’t have to be in the tweet according to the rules as I see them.

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