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1/22/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Book today only: Frontier Airlines flights from $20.

1/18/2018 Credit Cards I updated the Hilton credit card section.
  • The standard free offer for the personal card is back to 50,000 points.
  • There are now two 100,000 points offers, one personal and one business. The latter is the first ever for Hilton. Each has a $95 annual fee. Not bad, since the bonus should get you a few nights at a Hilton property.
1/13/2018 Credit Cards How to make a bit of money paying taxes.

Quarterly estimated taxes are due Monday, January 15. My 2% cash back Visa credit card closed its statement yesterday, so I paid my estimated tax on it via Pay1040.com. They charge 1.87% for the service. So I net a profit of 0.13%, and I don't have to pay the bill until early March 2018. Not bad. Also, it would be possible to use this service to achieve a minimum spend requirement for one of the many mega miles bonus credit card offers at a cost far less than the value of the bonus miles received. I list several 2% cash back cards, including the Fidelity card, the Citi® Double Cash Mastercard, the PayPal Cashback Mastercard, the Capital One Spark Cash for Business, the Blispay – 2% Credit Card, the Capital One Spark Cash for Business, and the PenFed Power Cash Rewards Visa Credit Card.

Free money is, well, free.

1/11/2018 ?? American Airlines – Starting $408: United States – Europe. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
1/10/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn bonus points for stays at Starwood properties January 16 through April 15, 2018.

1/9/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Southwest (From $40), JetBlue From $39 & Alaska (From $49) Sales. Book by tomorrow.

Take 3 Amtrak Rides, Earn a Free Ride. Registration required.

1/8/2018 Other Programs I Like The Rewards Network (iDine) new member bonus for United Airlines was extended. Compare to the other dining programs.
1/8/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines award deals - domestic round trip tickets from 6,500 SkyMiles. Book by January 16, 2018; fly from January 30 through March 7, 2018.

Delta Airlines award sale to Central America and the Carribbean starting at 16,000 miles round-trip (plus taxes and fees), when you book by 11:59 pm (Eastern) on January 10, 2018 and travel from April 8 through June 1, 2018.

1/5/2018 Other Programs I Like The Rewards Network (iDine) new member bonus for American Airlines miles was changed for the worse. The feeble Hilton offer was extended. I suggest that everyone who might dine out enroll one or more credit cards with a Rewards Network program for miles or hotel points. You may read about all of them here.
1/5/2018 Credit Cards There is now a direct link to the Southwest Airlines 50K offer for its Premier Card that also does not require that you go through a referral link. The standard offer for this one is also 40K. I discuss the extra benefits of the more expensive Premier card.
1/3/2018 Credit Cards The 60K JetBlue credit card offer was scheduled to end December 31, but it is still online. Please tell me when it is gone. Thanks.

I post a direct link to the Southwest Airlines 50K offer for its Plus Card. This one does not require that you go through a referral link. The standard offer is 40K. You are welcome.

70K Delta Airlines credit card offer. Expires January 31, 2018. If you already have the card, you can refer others to it and earn 10,000 miles per referral. (Open in a private window.)

1/3/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses The offer to residents of California of 500 miles for joining Alaska Air's miles program says it ended December 31, but it is still online. Worth a shot. The program is one of my favorite miles programs.

Southwest, JetBlue, and Alaska airlines super sales, from $39. Do it now.

1/2/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Point Increases and Decreases 2018 for IHG Rewards Club Hotel and Resort Properties. The decreases are in green. If you booked one of these, you should be able to re-book at a lower cost.

Southwest Airlines sale. Flights from $40. Book by January 25.

1/1/2018 Credit Cards 50,000 points offers for both Southwest Airlines personal credit cards are available via referral here. If you get an offer not available message, wait a bit for that to change to the offer page. The standard offer is 40,000 points.
  • If you already have the card (or, for that matter, and other Chase card), get your own referral link here to earn points or miles for referring others.
  • If you accepted a 40K offer recently (usually within the last 60 days), try contacting them via secure message or phone to ask for the better offer. Be prepared with a screen shot and URL of that offer.
The offer of 10% off when you book your British Airways flight through ba.com/Chase10 when you pay for your ticket with your British Airways credit card was extended to June 30.
1/1/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Start 2018 Booking Business Class to Europe from 25,500 Miles
12/31/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 1,000 free and easy Marriott Rewards points. Answer What year was the first @NFL Pro Bowl held? on twitter here. The expected answer is 1951 #RewardsPoints
12/29/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 5X or 2X Delta Airlines miles for Airbnb bookings by Feb 28, 2018.
12/24/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn bonus points for paid hotel stays:
Starwood January 16 - April 15, 2018
Marriott January 16 - April 15, 2018
Hilton January 1 - April 30, 2018
12/23/2017 ?? Some IHG Rewards Accounts Hacked, Points Stolen.
12/23/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Hilton is offering a generous status match with any other hotel program. You must upload proof of status and proof of a stay within the last 12 months with the other hotel program. If you have the IHG credit card, you probably have platinum status there. Hilton status is quite valuable. It will probably get you an upgraded room, a free breakfast, and access to the top floor for food, beverages, and internet access. Please tell me when this offer is gone. Thanks.
12/21/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Alaska Airlines flash sale, today only. Flights for as low as $39 for travel between January 8 and March 7, 2018.

2X miles on select Alaska and Virgin America Airlines flights. Register your Mileage Plan number before your first trip and no later than January 31, 2018. Then travel on qualifying nonstop flights September 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018.

12/17/2017 Credit Cards A kind resident of Hawaii went to a branch office of Bank of Hawaii to apply for its Hawaiian Airlines credit card with the 40K in-branch bonus. He says
  • Correction: You do not have to be a resident. My reader was just visiting.
  • You may be able to avoid actually going to the branch. (The branch rep. that called me said he could email he application to me if I preferred.)
  • This card, though applied for at Bank of Hawaii, is actually issued by Barclays Bank.
  • I am guessing that you probably can get approved for both the card from BOH and the card applied for directly from Barclay’s. This is just my guess but I am basing that on my deduction that, since I already had/have two open cards directly from Barclay’s, if this new application thru BOH was counted in the Barclay’s system (limit of two open card at a time) it would probably have been denied. That is obviously based purely on my suspicions of how I was able to get approved and may not be the case. Perhaps they gave me an “exception” because I was applying in branch.
I wanted to ask him a few questions to see if it might be possible to get both the Barclays 50K offer and the Bank of Hawaii 35K offer. (Maybe, maybe not, as both are issued by Barclays). I also wanted to tell him of my fond memories of Black Sand Beach, since he lives on the Big Island. Alas, his email system will not allow email from me, and will not allow me to request an exception.
12/17/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Free 1,000 Marriot points: Tweet the answer the question What year did the current instant-replay system begin here by 8pm EST today. Answer is 1999 #RewardsPoints. A reader told me he called Marriott Customer Service in Utah (801-468-4000) and received the points just by asking. I have been unsuccessful in doing this. If you are successful, please tell me how you did it. Thanks.

100 Air Canada Aeroplan miles for answering this brief survey.

12/14/2017 Buying Stuff I updated the IHG Rewards Club wine offer. It is worse than the already not very good previous one. Compare to other wine offers in my wine programs section.
12/13/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Super offer: Delta Airlines business class tickets round trip between the U.S. and Europe for 98,000 miles. Purchase By 11:59 PM PT on December 14, 2017. Travel Period: February 1 – May 21, 2018
12/12/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Super offer: Delta Airlines business class tickets round trip between the U.S. and Europe for 98,000 miles. Purchase By 11:59 PM PT on December 14, 2017. Travel Period: February 1 – May 21, 2018
12/11/2017 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping portal Last Minute Holiday Bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; 1,500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $350. Valid December 11 - 17, 2017.

American Airlines Last Minute Holiday Bonus through December 17,2017: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; 1,500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $300 or more.

Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus: Spend $150 to earn 500 miles. Valid December 11 - 17, 2017.

Delta Airlines shopping portal bonus: Spend $150 to earn 500 miles. Valid December 11 - 17, 2017.

Be sure to compare to the cash back portals offers. My favorite cash back portal is TopCashBack.

12/10/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 1,000 free and easy Marriott points for tweeting the answer to a simple question prior to 8:00 in the evening Eastern Standard Time tonight: The extra point ball is snapped from what yard line? Answer: 15 #RewardsPoints.
12/9/2017 Credit Cards and Registration and Other Bonuses Interesting article on the 50K Best Western credit card offer and on its current 10,000 points for a free room promo (updated link): I’m confused: Why aren’t more people talking about this deal?

Bank of Hawaii in-branch offer of 40,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles with the annual fee waived the first year. Not sure if you have to be a resident or perhaps just visiting. Compare to other Hawaiian Airlines cards.

12/7/2017 Credit Cards The 45,000 points offer for the Wyndham credit card is back, but changed. The 15K offer is still available, though changed.
12/7/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses IHG's Accelerate program offers bonus points, usually for stays and doing other things. Register to see what you get. For me, I see bonuses for stays January 1 - April 30, 2018, and bonuses for referrals (but the link doesn't work).
12/6/2017 Credit Cards There are reports of a 50K offer for the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Charge Card via CardMatch.
12/5/2017 Credit Cards Starwood and Marriott are in the process of merging, into Marriott. Marriott will then offer both an American Express card and a Visa card. So I expect there might be an opportunity to get a new Marriott Amex card, but only if you do not allow them to convert your old Starwood Amex card into it. Both the Starwood Amex card and the Marriott Visa card are still available. The Former has a 25K bonus. It's annual fee is waived the first year. The latter has an 80K bonus. It's annual $85 annual fee is not waived the first year. You can move points between accounts (1 Starwood point :3 Marriott points) to get the room or miles you want at the best price in points for you.

There is a limited time offer of 125,000 points for the Hilton Surpass card. Compare carefully to the other Hilton cards.

12/4/2017 Student Programs Planning a Teen's First Credit Card

Building and Viewing Teenage Credit

How Old Do You Have To Be To Get A Credit Card?. My advice: Get one (any free one) as soon as possible, then use it wisely (always pay it off in full each month) to establish a good credit score. My first was an oil company card offered to all students at Cal 55 years ago.

12/4/2017 Credit Cards Military Benefits Extend To Spouses With American Express When Military Members Are Added As An Authorized User

Citi Hilton credit card update: Today I called to cancel this card. I was offered nothing to keep it. So I told them to cancel it, as I would not let them give me the American Express Hilton card for free, since I could get that card with an 80K offer on my own. Then then offered me 5K points to keep it, saying those points would post on my next statement late this month. So I told them to give me the points and not cancel the card. I plan to then cancel the card after the points post. Note that you could still get the Amex card with an 80K bonus through this month, and then still do what I did with the Citi card. No doubt Citi has motivation to keep you from canceling the card, since most likely Amex is paying them for the account.

12/3/2017 Credit Cards Free loan. Are you making a big purchase? Check out the 0% interest for 18 months offer plus other goodies for the HSBC Gold Mastercard.
12/3/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Answer 160 feet#RewardsPoints to this question today for 1,000 Marriott points.
12/2/2017 Buying Stuff American Airlines Last Minute Holiday Bonus through December 17: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; 1,500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $300 or more. I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers.
11/29/2017 What's New The previous service that notifies you of changes on this page (changedetection.com) has been replaced by visualping. To receive notifications you must reenter your email address above. Notifications are limited to one/day. Previously notifications were sent shortly after any change, no matter how frequently per day. If you know of a better free service, please let me know. Thanks.
11/29/2017 Credit Cards The standard offer for the Delta Airlines personal credit card listed on Delta's website is 30K. I list a 50K offer. Log in here to see if you are eligible for a 60K offer.
11/27/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Save 20% on roundtrip MileagePlus Saver Awards to Hawaii. Book by later December 8, 2017. Fly January 7, 2018,to March 10, 2018. But read here for possibly better options.
11/24/2017 Buying Stuff Earn 3,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points With Amazon Prime + Stackable With AmEx Offer
11/21/2017 ?? WOW airlines is offering tickets to Europe for $99.99 and $129.99. So cram yourself into one of their cattle class seats, pay their extra fees for most everything, and go already.

How to pack fragile items in your checked luggage. Better: Don't.

11/20/2017 Credit cards Doctor of Credit says you might find the standard Hyatt credit card offer (40K + 5K) plus a $50 statement credit by doing a dummy booking on Hyatt.com, or perhaps by simply using this link. (I would prefer the former, just to be safe.)
11/18/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Residents of California can earn 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles by joining its MileagePlan program between November 15 and December 31, 2017 and completing a qualifying Alaska or Virgin America one-way flight between the enrollment date and June 30, 2018. Details.
11/18/2017 Buying Stuff Alaska Airlines now offers miles for some in-store purchases. Click here for details. I have previously mentioned United's similar program. The lists of stores for both programs are quite limited, but I would expect them to grow over time.
11/17/2017 Credit cards If American Express calls you about the Platinum, listen for 25,000 points.
11/17/2017 Other Programs I Like Swagbucks offers $25 Amazon.comm gift cards for 2,200 SBs. The usual price for a $25 gift card or $25 sent to PayPal is 2,500 SB's.
Swagbucks offers very easy ways to earn small amounts of money. It is also a shopping portal, which some folks seem to like. You may read about the program here.
11/16/2017 ?? Enjoy.

Frontier Airlines $20 sale. Ends tomorrow.

11/15/2017 Credit cards After you receive the American Express Business Gold card, you can earn 15K points by referring others though January 17, 2018. The link will appear after you log into your card. If you have other Amex cards, log into them to see if you can do a referral. And yes, my spouse can refer you to the 50k offer for this card if you can't find one of the 75K offers. Just ask.
  • I can still refer you to a 15,000 points offer for the American Express Everyday card offer. The standard offer is 10k. Just ask. I need your first name and your e-mail address. This card is quite valuable if you have Amex Memebership Rewards points, since it has no annual fee and keeps your points alive for as long as you have the card. (I would put a charge or two on it every year, though, just to keep them happy.)
The Capital One Spark for Business Visa credit card now has an offer of $1,000 for for spending $10,000 on purchases within 3 months. The standard offer is $500 cash bonus for spending $4,500 within the first 3 months. The card offers 2% cash back on every purchase. The $59 annual fee is waived the first year.
11/14/2017 Credit cards The $95 annual fee for the United Airlines personal credit card is now waived for the first year. 40K bonus. The business card still waives that fee and has a 50K bonus. You may read about both here.
11/14/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Redeem as few as 11,000 SkyMiles by for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin on Delta Air Lines for travel within the 48 contiguous United States. Book by December 9, 2017, and travel between November 28 through December 16, 2017.
11/13/2017 Credit cards Chase added Iberia and Aer Lingus to its list of airline transfer partners for Ultimate Rewards. The list now includes Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to United or Korean Airlines or Singapore Airlines or British Airways or Iberia or Aer Lingus or Air France KLM’s Flying Blue miles or Southwest Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, or Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group (Priority Club), Ritz-Carlton, or Marriott hotel points.

Ultimate Rewards points transfer 1,000:1,000 to lots of airlines, including United and British Airways, and to lots of hotel points. They are earned via excellent mega-bonus credit cards. You may read about this here.

11/12/2017 Buying Stuff Earn 1,000 United Airlines miles for a $1 two month trial subscription to the Wall Street Journal. Must stay subscribed for 45 days. Then you can cancel before the regular subscription kicks in after 2 months. You can subscribe to either the paper or the online version. Valid through Nov 16, 2017.
  • I am having difficulty getting the system to accept any of my credit card numbers. Please tell me when this gets fixed. Thanks.
11/12/2017 Credit cards How long it takes for Membership Rewards Points to transfer. These points can be earned from a large number of American Express credit cards, some with mega-bonuses for signing up, and transfer to a large number of airlines and hotels. You may read about all of this here.
11/12/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 1,000 free Marriott points. Answer is 11 #RewardsPoints. Tweet it by 8pm EST today.

For folks who have way too many Delta miles.

11/11/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn up to 50,000 American Airlines miles for completing specific qualifying activities with each participating partner by December 31, 2017. The partners and required participation are listed on the offer page.
11/11/2017 Credit Cards A few days ago I was able to get a special 100,000 Ultimate Rewards offer for the excellent Chase Ink Business Preferred card. The standard offer is 80K points. I simply went into my local Chase Bank office and spoke with the business card rep. She verified that the offer existed and took my email address, which she gave to the regional Business Banking Relationship Manager. He sent me an application. I returned it to my local office to be forwarded to him. After about a week I was approved.
  • If this doesn't work for you, the 80K offer is still very good. You may read about this card and all of its goodies and access the offer here. It offers 3X points on travel, shipping purchases, Internet, cable and phone services, and on advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines, and lots of other good stuff.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred card is still my favorite personal card. It has an 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points offer and lots of goodies, including 2x points for dining and travel (even locally, and even my MacDonald's, and for my local bridge toll charges.) It might be possible to get a 65,000 points offer at your local Chase branch. And it might be possible to get this card even if you are in excess of Chase's 5/24 rule. You may read about all of this and apply for the card here.

Ultimate Rewards points transfer 1,000:1,000 to lots of airlines, including United and British Airways, and to lots of hotel points. You may read about this here.

Barclay Bank now offers a business version of its Aviator card, in addition to its 60K personal card offer - 40,000 American Airlines miles when you make your first purchase in the first 90 days and pay the $95 annual fee. No minimum spend requirement. Note that you should be able to get both of the Barclays cards and both of the Citibank American airlines cards, for a huge total of mega-bonuses.

11/10/2017 Credit Cards The 60K Delta Airlines credit card offers seemed to be reduced to 30K yesterday. However, today there is a 60K offer available for the personal card. It expires in January.
11/10/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to receive 15% of your points back when you book a Jet Blue award flight. Book by November 14, 2017, and fly by February 14, 2018.
11/8/2017 Credit Cards JetBlue has a 60,000 points offer for its $95 annual fee JetBlue Plus Mastercard®. The 15K offer with no annual fee is still available. Details for both here.
11/7/2017 Credit Cards The Intercontinental Hotels Group credit card is my favorite hotel card. They have Holiday Inn's and other brand properties most everywhere in the world.
  • The 80,000 points offer is back. You can get it now without doing anything special.
  • There may be better offers available if you do something special to find them.
  • All offers provide valuable Platinum status for as long as you hold the card.
  • All offers waive the $49 annual fee the first year, and paying that fee after the first year gets you a free one night stay. Such a deal, especially in Europe.
  • You may read about all of this IHG credit card here.
Update on my advice on the Hilton Cards: Doctor of Credit says that Citi is offering 5,000 points for keeping the card. So be sure to ask about this before canceling. I was not offered anything today, so I plan to wait awhile to cancel to see if something comes up later.

I fixed the link to the 2% cash back PenFed Power Cash Rewards Visa Credit Card. It offers 2% cash back and a $150 bonus for a $1,500 spend requirement. This card would be of interest to anyone who is in or has been honorably discharged from U.S. military service.

11/6/2017 Other Programs I Like Swagbucks has a local dining program. Many restaurants are listed for my location. Many of those are also listed on Rewards Network (iDine). I wonder if we can register one card for both programs. Or perhaps Rewards Network is running the Swagbucks program. Most of my restaurants offer 7% back. Some list 10%, and some 6%. This is paid in Swagbucks, normally worth 1 cent each, but sometimes more if you spend them right. (Amazon gift cards come to mind.) 100 SBs are offered for linking your first credit card.
Swagbucks offers very easy ways to earn small amounts of money. It is also a shopping portal, which some folks seem to like. You may read about the program here.
11/6/2017 Buying Stuff Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines shopping portal bonuses: 500 or 1,000 miles through November 19 of this year. Compare to the bonuses of other airline shopping portals.

The American Airlines holiday shopping bonus was extended to November 19.

United Airlines offers bonus miles for in-store purchases by linking a Visa or Amex card and using it to shop in-store. Doctor of Credit explains how it works.

Marriott has a shopping app and toolbar. View from the Wing explains.

11/6/2017 ?? How to Book Hidden Award Flights With Delta Miles
11/6/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 30% bonus for transferring hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan miles through December 11, 2017. But read all that View from the Wing says about this before doing it.
11/5/2017 Credit Cards Hilton credit cards: If you have the Hilton Citibank card, no doubt you received the notice that it will be converted to the Hilton American Express card (with no bonus for doing so). If you have never had the latter, don't let them do that. Instead, apply now for the Amex card with a mega bonus (currently 80,000 points), then cancel the Citi card.
Note: If you have Hilton points, you do want to have a Hilton card next year, if only to keep your account open with an occasional purchase. Hilton points disappear after one year of inactivity.
11/5/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 1,000 free and easy Marriott points for answering this question on twitter here by 8pm Eastern time tonight. Answer is 15 minutes #RewardsPoints
11/4/2017 Credit Cards The 60,000 miles Delta personal and business credit card offers are scheduled to end November 8, 2017.

Looking for a free loan? The Chase Slate credit card offers 0% interest for balance transfers and purchases for 15 months and no balance transfer fee for the first 60 days. So put that large charge on a miles earning or cash back card, then transfer the balance to this one. Doctor of Credit describes the offer here. He says that the lowest approved FICO score is 622, so this might also be a good option for people rebuilding their credit reputation.

11/4/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Southwest "100 Million Points Up For Grabs" Promotion and Sweepstakes for California residents.

IHG Business Rewards super bonus for booking meetings, events or accommodation on behalf of others between September 1st and November 30th 2017, for events consumed by February 28, 2018.

10,000 United PerksPlus Points (Worth 5,000 Miles) For Business Customers.

11/4/2017 ?? Autumn 2017 IHG Rewards Club Europe Flash Sale: Rates as Low as €39 or £39 Per Night. Lots of Holiday Inn Express properties, and other brands.
11/2/2017 Credit Cards The standard offer for the American Express EveryDay cardis 10,000 Membership Rewards points for a $1,000 spend requirement. I can refer you to a 15,000 points offer. Just ask. I need your first name and your e-mail address.
  • I use this no annual fee card to keep my Membership Rewards points alive. I will keep it as long as it is free.
  • My main source of these points is mega bonuses from a large number of American Express cards. The transfer 1,000:1,000 to a large choice of airline miles. You may read about all of this here.

Hawaiian Airlines now has a 50,000 miles credit card offer with a $3,000 spend requirement. Doctor of credit told us how to get the same offer for a $1,000 spend requirement. This offer may still be available. And there is still a 35,000 miles offer for a $1,000 miles spend requirement. You may read about all of this here.

  • The $89 annual fee is not waived the first year, but 40,000 miles gets you a round trip ticket to Hawaii from various place in North America. Also note that Hawaiian is expanding to flight to Asia and Australia. I believe that your card gets you discounted award travel. I believe that this is 2,500 miles off each way, but I can no longer find the specifics of this. Call Hawaiian Airlines to ask before counting on this. Also note Hawaiian's expanding list of partner airlines, useful for flights from the US and for flights to Asia and Australia.

Uber Visa Card.

  • 10,000 bonus points, redeemable for $100 in Uber credits, statement credits or gift cards after spending $500 on net purchases on your Uber Visa Card within the first ninety (90) days from the account open date.
  • 4% back/4 points for every $1.00 spent on net purchases made through UberEATS and at restaurants. Probably you could double dip at a Rewards Network (iDine) restaurant.
  • 3% back/3 points for every $1.00 spent on net purchases on airfare, hotels and vacation home rentals (including travel agencies and home share exchanges).
  • 2% back/2 points for every $1.00 spent on eligible digital net purchases which includes purchases that occur online or in a mobile device but not utilities or contracted services.
  • 2% back/2 points on video and music streaming services and Uber.
  • 1% back/1 point for every $1.00 spent on net purchases everywhere else.
  • up to $600 in supplemental insurance coverage against theft of, damage to or involuntary and accidental parting of your cell phone not otherwise covered by another insurance policy when you make your total monthly cell phone bill payment with your Uber Visa Card.
  • I am somewhat confused by this: Points can be redeemed for Uber credits directly in the Uber app. Points can also be redeemed for cash back or gift cards. All redemptions are at a 1% value.
  • No annual fee.
  • No foreign transaction fee.

25% bonus on American Express Membership Rewards points transfers to JetBlue this month.

10/31/2017 Credit Cards The USAA 2.5% cash back credit card availability was extended to AL, AR, AZ, CO, GA, ID, IN, KS, LA, MI, MT, NM, NY, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX and WA. It will become available in additional states at a later date. Eligibility is quite limited.

How to choose and use cash back credit cards.

  • The best card for purchase of gasoline is the no annual fee PenFed VISA Platinum Gas/Cash Rewards Card. It gives a statement credit of 5%. Anyone can join this credit union, one way or another. I carry the card solely for gasoline purchases.
  • There are many cards offering 2% cash back for for all purchases, some with up front bonuses. Go to my Cash Back Cards section, click on the page you get, then do a word search on "2%". Also see the Citi® Double Cash Mastercard, which gives 1% cash back on all purchases, plus another 1% if you pay off your balance in full each month.
  • There are some cards that give up to 5% cash back in certain categories (travel restaurants, office supply stores, etc). These might be worth carrying if you make a lot of purchases in these categories. You can find many of the best of these in my Cash Back Cards section.
  • All of these cards can get you a double or triple dip on shopping portals and Rewards Network (iDine) restaurants. Some examples:
    • Use a cash back card to make purchases at the airlines portals I just listed that offer bonuses for holiday spending. Get the cash back plus the normal miles for the purchase, plus the bonus miles for the holiday spending.
    • Use the cash back card for purchases via cash back portals. I recently made a Walmart online purchase via my favorite cash back portal, TopCashBack. I received 7% cash back from the portal, plus 2% from my credit card. 9% is not at all bad.Amazon is sometimes listed on Giving Assistant and other cash back portals, usually for specific categories. Recently I saw 6% for these. And shopping Amazon through AmazonSmile gives 1/2% to your choice of charities from a very large list. (Mine is my local humane society.) Use your cash back card for all of these. Please read my info on shopping at Amazon.
    • Use the cash back at a Rewards Network (iDine) restaurant. Get the miles from Rewards Network plus cash back from the card.
10/31/2017 Buying Stuff Holiday Bonuses for buying stuff at airline shopping portals
  • American Airlines October 30 - November 10, 2017. 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; 2,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $600; 4,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $1,200 or more.
  • United Airlines October 30 - November 19, 2017. 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; 2,500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $750; 5,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $1,500 or more.
  • Southwest Airlines October 30 - November 20, 2017. 500 bonus points for qualifying purchases of at least $150 - $499.99; 1,000 bonus points for qualifying purchases of at least $500 - $999.99; 3,000 bonus points for qualifying purchases of $1,000 or more.
10/30/2017 Finance Mileage-Earning Rate Doubled for Investing Through Lending Club, Possible Big Miles Opportunity. 1 United Airlines miles/$1 invested. This is a very interesting program. Please read all of the article to which I link, and all of my comments on it there.
10/29/2017 Credit Cards The excellent 35K Starwood Business card offer is scheduled to end November 1.
10/28/2017 ?? United Awards to Book Before Wednesday’s Devaluation
10/28/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses I like this: Bike here, fly there: Earn Alaska Airlines miles when you ride Ford GoBike in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am unable to find out what you actually have to do to get them to give you the miles. There must be a way to register for this. If you know how, please tell me. Thanks

The Intercontinental Hotels PointsBreaks offer for stays until January 31, 2018, goes live Monday, October 30. Rewards Canada posts what they say as the full list of 100 properties you can book for stays through January 31, 2018, for only 5,000 points per night. They even tell you how to get a room for ~C$32 (~US$25) per night via buying points through a special offer. There are lots of Holiday Inn and Crown Plaza properties listed, as well as a few others. Do not delay. Each property has a limit on how many of these they offer.

10/25/2017 Credit Cards Apparently the Virgin Atlantic 70K - 90K credit card offer is back. Some of the bloggers posted the link to it from an e-mail they received. I have not yet received that e-mail. I am unable to find this on the websites of Virgin Atlantic or Bank of America, but it does look legit. Take a screen shot of the page, and copy the link I provide (not the URL you get).
10/23/2017 ?? How to Find Cheap Military Flights and Baggage Discounts
10/23/2017 Other Programs I Like The Alaska, Delta, Southwest, American Airlines and Hilton HHonors - Rewards Network (iDine) sign-up bonuses were extended. The IHG program was extended, but was changed for the worse. The Spirit Airlines program was extended.
I suggest that everyone who might dine out enroll one or more credit cards with a Rewards Network program for miles or hotel points. You may read about all of them here.

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