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It’s a Saturday in the middle of summer, so I’m sure most of you have something way more important to do than spend hours reading about miles and points (like sipping a cold drink next to a luke-warm pool), so let’s keep things short and to the point(s).
Citi AAdvantage Executive MasterCard 100k offer officially dead.
The best credit card sign-up offer of the year so far for many has been the Citi AAdvantage Executive 100,000 mile offer. It had a high spending threshold at $10k and came with a $450 annual fee (though also a $200 statement credit so really $250 in the first year), but it was 100,000 American Airline miles from one credit card bonus. That is pretty great. I wrote about it many times this year, and tried to emphasize that it would not last forever. A couple weeks ago the official landing page for the offer disappeared (a pretty sure sign that the bank is trying to kill the offer), and now the “zombie” application was finally truly laid to rest yesterday. There is still a working 75k version of the card you can learn more about here. Congrats to everyone who got in on this deal and double or triple congrats to all of those who got in more than once! Let’s hope they bring back this big sign-up bonus at some point, but that is far from guaranteed.
New Wyndham Rewards Promotion – up to 10x
If you have a qualifying paid Wyndham stay coming up before September 15th, then be sure and register for the “Unpack Your Bonus” promotion to see if you earn 2x, 4x, 5x, or 10x bonus points on the stay – valid up to 4 stays. It wouldn’t let me register as it said my phone number didn’t match the one on my account. If I had an upcoming Wyndham stay then I would worry about fixing it, but I don’t, so I will not give it a second thought.
Peek in the soon-to-open Park Hyatt New York
This actually isn’t a brand new peek into this much anticipated hotel, but one that I just saw thanks to a Tweet from @HyattTweets. This will be a Category 7 Hyatt ringing in at 30k points per night or around $700/night if you are paying with cash – yikes! This will probably be a great spot to use the two free Hyatt nights from the credit card sign-up bonus. The website says they are accepting reservations for an August 12th opening, but the first available dates I could find were roughly a week later. As much as I love other Hyatt hotel options in NYC like the Andaz 5th, I still can’t wait to try out the Park Hyatt! Now I just have to figure out how soon we can squeeze in a trip there….
Have a great weekend!
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