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Best No Annual Fee Credit Card for Simple Points Earning

Right now I use different credit cards for our dining expenses, travel charges, gas purchases, groceries, hotel-specific spending, department store purchases, and yet another for any remaining larger purchases since I am working on a minimum spending requirement or two, or actually three. Oh and that doesn’t really count the cards my husband is using. Our system at the moment is a little complicated in order to maximize our spending. When my toddler was a baby it wasn’t this complicated because…

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A Hotel Program You Really Want to Explore: Choice Privileges

Earlier this week I wrote about some things to think about if you find you aren’t really using your miles and points as much as you would like. If you are in that situation, one of the big things to think about and research is whether you are perhaps overlooking some travel partners or less popular redemption methods that may align with your travel patterns quite well, and that will work with the points you already have. As a specific example,…

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New Amex Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to Hawaiian!

BONUS TRANSFER OFFER HAS EXPIRED! I’m a huge fan of American Express Membership Rewards transfer bonuses where you get more points than normal when transferring to a hotel or airline partner during a bonus period. Just as there was last year about this time, there is now a new 25% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines running through 6/21/17. Those bonus works from Membership Rewards eligible cards such as the new Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express or The…

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Three Years to Book These Six Great Aeroplan Awards

It was recently announced that the Aeroplan program that has served as the rewards program for Air Canada will no longer be the rewards program for Air Canada effective June 2020 when the current contract expires. That is obviously still a little ways off, so while there is no rush to make any big changes or spend-downs on your Aeroplan account balance, it still doesn’t hurt to think about ways to use your Aeroplan miles between now and June 2020…

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Amex Membership Rewards 25% Transfer Bonus to JetBlue

One of the airline transfer partners of the Amex Membership Rewards program and cards like The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card is JetBlue. The normal transfer rate is 250 Membership Reward points = 200 JetBlue points. However, via a 25% transfer bonus that runs through May 31, 2017, the rate comes out to an even 1:1 ratio! I don’t fly JetBlue as often as I wish I did since they have a very limited network out of Houston, but they are…

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Easy 1,500 Membership Rewards Points or More from Eating!

I like to think I don’t have any ‘addictions’ in life, but I certainly have a few things I really, really enjoy on frequent occasion. Travel, miles, and points could probably fall in that category, but so does Panera Bread. Oh Panera. Here in chain-store-Suburbia we sadly don’t have juice bars and independent salad shops and similar as I enjoyed once upon a time in Manhattan, but we have Panera.   They have salads you can customize to your heart’s…

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Last Day for 50% Amex Transfer Bonus to British Airways

Today, 10/10/2016, is the last day you can take advantage of a 50% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios via Membership Rewards earning cards such as The Amex EveryDaySM Preferred Credit Card or The Platinum Card® from American Express. 250 Membership Rewards points = 300 British Airways Avios Before you get too excited, remember that last year the transfer ratio from Membership Rewards to British Airways decreased from a 1:1 ratio to 250 Membership Rewards = 200 British Airways Avios. This…

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Details on New Amex 25% Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus

I’m a huge fan of American Express Membership Rewards transfer bonuses where you get more points than normal when transferring to a hotel or airline partner during a bonus period. As I shared on Twitter earlier this week, there is now a 25% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles running through 6/21/16.   This means you will get 1,250 HawaiianMiles for every 1,000 Amex Membership Reward points transferred during the transfer period if you have cards…

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Two Current Amex Membership Rewards Transfer Bonuses

I love it when you can get a bonus for transferring flexible credit card points such as Amex Membership Reward points or Citi ThankYou Points to a hotel or airline partner during a transfer bonus period where you get even more miles than normal for your transfer. Unfortunately some of my favorite transfer partners haven’t had a bonus in a while, but even though these aren’t my personal favorite transfer partners, there are a couple of transfer bonuses going on that I…

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Up to $120 Best Buy Gift Card When Redeeming Amex Points

There are tons of different ways to redeem your credit card points. Obviously my first choice is almost always to redeem them for travel by transferring to a hotel or airline partner where I can maximize their value, but that’s far from the only way to redeem points earned by rewards credit cards. In fact, my “non-miles-and-points-friends” often get very excited when they redeem points for merchandise such as a new camera, iPad, or even, yes, a blender. May I interest you…

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