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How to Get the Lowest Black Friday Prices Right Now

One of my daughters is already off of school for Thanksgiving Break and the other one will be arriving off of the bus at any moment, so let’s go ahead and talk about Black Friday sales. Or rather, let’s talk about why you don’t need to wait for them to start to go ahead and get what you want or need at the lowest prices of the season (while stacking up the mileage earnings, of course). You can buy now…

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Book United Flights from 7,500 Miles With New Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner LifeMiles

This week the Citi ThankYou program got a very exciting new 1:1 points transfer partner, LifeMiles. If you aren’t yet familiar with this Star Alliance program, you really need to spend at least enough time to read this post as this could be a route to booking award flights for much less than you have before. You may have heard of LifeMiles even if you have never flown on Star Alliance airline Avianca as they are a popular program in…

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Why We Turned Citi ThankYou Points Into Hilton Honors Points

Remember that time I transferred Amex Membership Reward points to Delta SkyMiles? A couple years ago I would have taken odds against me ever doing that since SkyMiles wasn’t generally thought to be a great frequent flyer program, and I had more lofty goals for my Membership Reward points than transferring to Delta for an economy domestic saver award. But, it made financial sense at the time, and I don’t regret it one bit.   Now I am in the same situation with…

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Things to Know About the July 23rd Citi Prestige Changes

Just about a year ago we got wind of the changes coming to the Citi Prestige credit card for new and eventually existing cardholders. It was great for them to give such advance notice of coming changes, but now that the July 23, 2017, date is almost here, I think it is a good time to review what is changing with the card, who should consider getting the card, and some things you may want to do ASAP if you are a…

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Save $5 on Amazon $50+ Order With One Citi ThankYou Point

Between Amazon Prime Day offers, a $10 bonus with your first Amazon Cash reload, and discounts for using an Amex Membership Reward point at check-out, there have been lots of amazing Amazon discounts available recently. So many in fact that this $5 Amazon discount may seem pretty ho-hum compared to some of the others. However, $5 is still $5 in my book, so at the risk of treading in Amazon-discount-overload territory, here is how to potentially save $5 on an eligible $50+ Amazon…

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Temporary Bonus: Transfer ThankYou Points to Hilton at 1:2 Ratio

One of the transfer partners of the Citi ThankYou program is Hilton Honors. Normally the transfer ratio is 1,000 Citi ThankYou points = 1,500 Hilton Honors points, but through September 20, 2017, the ratio is improved temporarily to a 1:2 ratio where 1,000 ThankYou points will become 2,000 Hilton Honors points! Even at a 1:2 ratio it isn’t going to always make sense to transfer from Citi to the Hilton program since Hilton points are generally only worth about a…

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Using Reduced Mileage Awards to Fly for 15,750 American Miles!

A very valuable discount that is available to those who hold one of the American Airlines Citi or Barclaycard co-branded credit cards is a discount of up to 7,500 miles on flights to/from select cities each month via the Reduced Mileage Awards available exclusively to American Airlines card holders. I write about these discounts a few times a year, but it is something that is worth repeating periodically because of how many miles it can save your family on AAdvantage award trips. The list…

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60,000 Mile Increased American Airlines Bonuses Ending Today

Earlier this summer it seemed like every rewards credit card out there had a temporarily increased sign-up bonus, but one by one most of them have come to an end…at least for now. At some point today another temporarily increased bonus from a co-branded airline card is scheduled to drop back down to earth, this time it will reportedly be the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select personal and small business cards ending their increased bonuses. I know that AAdvantage miles aren’t a…

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Getting the Citi Hilton Cards Before They Go Away

Last week the news broke that after this year Citi will no longer issue or carry Hilton co-branded cards. Naturally, this will have a big impact on many who currently have those cards and their built-in benefits, as well as those who may not currently have a Citi Hilton card, but want to get one before they go away for good. There are currently two Citi issued Hilton cards, the Citi Hilton Reserve card with a $95 annual fee that has a…

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Big News: Citi Hilton Cards Going Away in 2018!

Big news in the co-branded credit card space this morning as American Express has won the right to be the exclusive issuer of Hilton cards beginning January 1, 2018. For years both Citi and Amex issued their own Hilton cards, with each offering one Hilton card with no annual fee and one with an annual fee, for a total of four personal Citi cards on the market. That’s sort of a lot of Hilton cards, though that is a great things…

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