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Open to All California Residents: Southwest Companion Pass With One Purchase on New Card!

I’m officially green with envy if you live in California as the insane offer to earn a Southwest Companion Pass valid through the end of 2018 with just one purchase on your new Southwest card is reportedly now open to all California residents instead of just those who were lucky enough to be targeted the first time around. With this crazy offer, not only do you get the Companion Pass until the end of 2018 with card approval and just one…

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Over 150 Cities on January American Reduced Mileage Awards List!

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 saver award flights to/from select cities each month via the Reduced Mileage Awards list. I write about these discounts a few times a year, and I’m excited to share that the January 2018 list of reduced mileage awards is much longer than normal at well over 150 eligible cities!  These discounts are…

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Make One Purchase Get a Southwest Companion Pass – Targeted

I have seen some pretty outstanding credit card sign-up bonuses in my time in this hobby, but this one that @DaiCa2011 just shared with me on Twitter has to be one of the coolest. While the sign-up bonus points you get from the Southwest credit cards have historically counted towards the 110,000 Rapid Reward points you need to earn in a calendar year to secure the Southwest Companion Pass, it always takes at least two credit card sign-up bonuses to get the 110,000…

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Chase Offering Some Sapphire Reserve Customers Bonus Points to Open More Accounts

It was not cheap for Chase to acquire all of their shiny new (often Millennial) Sapphire Reserve cardmembers, especially back when they were handing out 100,000 points worth $1,500 in travel booked through Chase to everyone who was approved and hit the spending requirement. I’ve numbers like 5 – 7 years, on average, for the bank to make that acquisition cost back, assuming that folks even keep the card for that long. However, an interesting trend I have seen with this card is…

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Limited Time Increased Bonus for the SPG Business Amex!

The value of miles and points is something that is ever-changing and much-debated, but one portion of that debate that most seem to agree on is that the most valuable type of point is the Starwood Preferred Guest point. There may not be consensus on an exact value per point, but most would likely agree the value is north of two cents each. I routinely get at least 3 – 4 cents return per redeemed SPG point. These points are…

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Final Boarding Call for Multiple Bonus Offers

I don’t love the only X days or hours left to get this deal posts, but I also really hate accidentally missing out on something because I was busy and lost track of time, so stick with me through a final reminder post since there are multiple very good offers rumored or confirmed to be ending today (October 4, 2017). If you want one of these deals and haven’t acted, you will want to act right away as the bonus offers…

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The Somewhat Surprising Future of the Virgin America Credit Card

When Alaska Airlines acquired Virgin America we all knew it was just a matter of time before the Virgin America credit card underwent significant changes, but I’ll admit that I am a little surprised at exactly how the Virgin America credit card portfolio will be handled. Beginning 1/1/18, Alaska’s Mileage Plan program will become the sole loyalty program for the airline(s) and the Virgin America Elevate program will no longer exist. As a result, the decision was made that all Virgin…

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100,000 Hilton Points + Valuable Weekend Anniversary Night Offer (Expired)

The Hilton offers in this post have expired, please head here for up to date credit card offers. Today (October 3, 2017) is the last full day you can get in on a pretty great hotel reward credit card sign-up bonus before it drops back down to a lower level tomorrow. If history is an indicator, after today not only will the number of sign-up bonus points drop down from the current 100,000 point level, but my favorite part of the increased…

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5x Points at Walmart and Department Stores Through the End of the Year

It is October so we are now in the 4th and final quarter of 2017, so the Chase Freedom gets a new round of 5x bonus categories! The 4th quarter Chase Freedom 5x bonus categories are Walmart and Department Stores, which should align well with the holiday season. As long as you activate the 5x bonus in time (you have until December 14th), you will earn 5x points on all eligible Walmart and department store purchases on your Chase Freedom, up to a…

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Hyatt Credit Card Awards $50 Statement Credit With Eligible Paid Stays

The Hyatt co-branded credit card just wrapped up a statement credit promotion to Whole Foods, and prior to that it ran a promotion that awarded 10% of your redeemed Hyatt points back this summer. On the heels of those promotions, it is now kicking off a new promotion that awards a $50 statement credit with $300+ in eligible charges at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties in the United States! From October 2, 2017, to January 1, 2018, if a Hyatt…

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