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|7/26/2017||Credit Cards||Guide to Credit Card Application Rules at Major Banks. Many card issuers have restrictions on how many cards you can have and how many applications you may make over specified time limits.|
|7/26/2017||Student Programs||Earn up to 50,000 JetBlue points or 50,000 Alaska Airlines miles when refinancing your student loans through SoFi. The Alaska offer is new. Be sure to compare rates to other offers. You may find that you would be paying too much for the points.|
|7/25/2017||Student Programs||How Students with No Income Can Get a Credit Card. Apparently student loans are considered income by most CC companies.|
Delta Airlines Back to School bonus.
Southwest Airlines Shopping Bonus July 24, 2017 through August 18, 2017:
I updated the links to the 45K and 18K Wyndham Rewards credit cards. The former offers enough points for 3 free nights for the $75 annual fee. These cards are from Barclays, so they are not subject to the 5/24 rule.
I mentioned a number of times on this website the Chase reconsideration telephone number. A reader pointed out that this number is no longer in use. He provided the new number: 800-453-9719. This is the number to call if you are denied a credit card from Chase. They will tell you why there. Then often you can negotiate to get the card, perhaps by offering to lower your credit limit on other Chase cards, or by offering to close some of them.
Yes, I am very dependent on you, my readers, to help me keep this project up to date. Thank you.
American Airlines Back to School offer for its shopping portal July 17 through August 18, 2017:
If you are subject to the Chase 5/24 restriction and have any kind of account with Chase Bank, try this. It worked for both me and my S.O. this month for the excellent 50K Sapphire Preferred card offer..
|7/22/2017||Credit Cards||Southwest Airlines credit cards update: The best offer I can find for the Premier card is 40,000 points. The Plus and Business cards are still 60K. The only reason I can find for applying for the Plus card is the lesser spend requirement. The standard offers for all three cards is 40K each. So I would grab the 60K ones now, as they may disappear soon.|
United Airlines shopping portal bonus. Spend $150, earn 500 miles. Spend $350, earn 1,500 miles. Spend $600, earn 3,000 miles. Those purchases are cumulative July 21, 20717 through August 18, 2017. If you can, wait for bonuses from other airline to appear, for comparison.
A caution for these bonuses. Be sure to compare the bonus with the cash back you could receive from one of the cash back portals. For example, although spending $150 on United's website would get you 500 miles, a typical 4% cash back at say, TopCashBack (my favorite) would get you $6 cash, pricing those miles at 1.2 cents/miles. It all depends on how you would spend those miles. For me, for part of a domestic cattle class award, the cash would be better. But for part of an international business class award, the miles clearly win.
|7/21/2017||Credit Cards||Improved 30K offer for the Amtrak credit card. The standard offer is 20K.|
|7/19/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||
35% discount on award nights at certain luxury Starwood resort properties through March 5, 2018.
If you must actually pay money for a stay at a Holiday Inn Express property, register for triple or double points for 3+ night stays August 1 - September 30, 2017.
The Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card increased its bonus offer to $150 after you spend $500 on purchases within 3 months from account opening. It offers
|7/18/2017||Credit Cards||If you are unable to get the 60,000 Delta Airlines miles offer for its personal and business credit cards, you might qualify for a 40K offer. The standard offer is 30K. All is explained here.|
|7/17/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||35% bonus for converting hotel points to Air Canada miles through August 21, 2017. View from the Wing shows us the math for some interesting uses of this offer.|
|7/17/2017||Credit Cards||40% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways or Iberia Avios through September 17, 2017.|
|7/16/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||[Targeted] Delta Promotion: Get 1,000 Bonus Miles For Each SkyMiles Partner You Use.|
As I anticipated, the 60K American Airlines credit card offers are still available, contrary to what some bloggers were telling us.
Special limited time offer for the American Express Everyday card: 15,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases in your first 3 months. But first read here to find out how you might get a 25K offer. The standard offer is 10K. Since there is no annual fee for this card, I keep it permanently to keep my MR points alive.
|7/15/2017||Credit Cards||Two readers provided referral links to the Delta Airlines 60,000 miles offer for its business card. So now you may read here how to access the 60K offers for both the personal and the business cards, probably through July 26, 2017.|
|7/14/2017||??||Buy National Park Senior Pass Before $70 Price Hike on August 28. This is a super life time pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 years or older. You can purchase this card online, but the current wait time is nine weeks. All eligible Senior pass orders postmarked before August 27 will be processed at the $10 price.|
According to Deals We Like, the 60,000 miles offers for the Delta Airlines credit cards are still available until July 26, 2017 by referral. A referral link for the personal card, but not the business card, is provided there which appears to work. Or find a friend who can refer you (alas, not me). Please tell me if you have or find a referral link to the Delta Business Card. Thanks.
Bloggers are saying, loudly, that the 60K American Airlines credit card offers will change tomorrow, Thursday, July 13, 2017. I assume that if this happens, the change will be for the worse (but I don't know that). I see no mention of this date on the offer, so it may be that the only change will be that the bloggers can no longer earn a commission for them. We shall see.
|7/12/2017||Buying Stuff||How To Get Wine For $2 Per Bottle With Amex Offer And 50% Discount. You can find cards earning American Express Membership Rewards here.|
|7/12/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Delta Airlines flash sale of award tickets: Explore the USA starting at 20,000 miles* round trip (plus taxes and fees) when you book by 11:59pm ET today and travel from September 6 through October 31, 2017.|
|7/10/2017||Credit Cards||The 5,000 miles offer from Alaska Airlines for joining and then taking a flight was extended to September 30, 2017.|
|7/9/2017||Credit Cards||This reddit post suggests you might see a 100,000 points offer for the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG® Rewards Club) credit card if you log into your IHG account and look under your points balance. Else, the 80K offer seems to be the best available today.|
|7/7/2017||Other Programs I Like||
The Rewards Network (iDine) new member offers have changed for Delta and United Airlines.
Everyone who might possibly dine at a restaurant should sign up for one or more of the Rewards Network airline or hotel programs. Note that the only place that the bonus for a particular restaurant will be mentioned is on the Rewards Network website. You will not see it advertised elsewhere or on a sign on the door. So at least sign up and be surprised.
The excellent 80,000 points Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG® Rewards Club) credit card offer is back. $1,000 spent requirement, 5,000 more points for adding your first authorized user. The $49 annual fee is waived the first year. You should pay it after that, as it gives you a free night.
Today I received 40,000 points offer by email from Southwest Airlines for its credit card. But the 60,000 points offers for all three of its cards are still available. Get a personal and a business version of these and receive the coveted companion pass. You are welcome.
The $100 bonus offer for the Fidelity 2% cash back credit card is still available via a phone call.
|6/30/2017||??||It is often best to buy your plane ticket in the foreign currency, using your credit card that does not charge a fee for doing this. I have often successfully done this. Years ago, I discovered that a local ticket bought in New Zealand was much cheaper than the same ticket bought in the U.S. So I contacted a New Zealand travel agent to buy me one there. Still much cheaper, even after the shipping fee. (It was a paper ticket, which tells you how long ago that was.)|
Despite the screen shot of a facebook post saying that the excellent 60K offers for the Southwest Airlines credit cards will end June 29, 2017, the 60K offers are still available today.
Despite the blogger post that said the Hyatt card bonus would change from 2 free nights to 40K points, the former is still available. The 40K offer can be found here. It's the one currently on Hyatt's website.
|6/28/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Register, then stay twice between July 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017, to receive a free stay on a Friday night, or 10,000 Bonus Club Carlson Gold Points. Repeat twice for a total of 3 Friday night stays or 30,000 points. Carlson Hotels includes Radisson Hotels, Park Plaza, park inn, and Country Inns and Suites.|
|6/26/2017||Buying Stuff||500 Hilton HHonors points for shopping at Hilton's shopping portal. Offer valid starting June 25th, 2017 and only to first 2,500 Hilton Honors™ members who do not currently receive the Hilton Honors Shop-to-Earn Newsletter, who provide a valid email address and who complete a qualifying purchase of $100 or more on the Hilton Honors Shop-to-Earn Mall.|
|6/26/2017||??||Flights to Europe from $90 one-way|
|6/24/2017||Other Programs I Like||The special 2,000 points bonus for new members of the Rewards Network (iDine) - IHG Rewards Club was extended to July 31, 2017. I think most of the airline offers are better. You may read about all of them here.|
|6/24/2017||Credit Cards||Doctor of Credit posts a screen shot of a facebook post saying that the excellent 60K offers for the Southwest Airlines credit cards will end June 29, 2017.|
|6/23/2017||Buying Stuff||TopCashBack offers 12% cash back for Walmart and BeFrugal through tomorrow. TopCashBack regularly offers the best cash back deals for online shopping through its portal. It is my favorite shopping portal. Today only they are offering double their regular cash back rates for a large number of merchants. I see rates from 6% to 50%, with most in the teens and twenties. First please join here (which helps me at no cost to you - thanks), then take a look.|
|6/23/2017||Credit Cards||The regular bonus for the Chase Freedom card is $150. But some are finding a better offer ($300 or $325) at their Chase branches. The card offers 5% Cash Back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases at select categories each quarter. New categories every quarter, which you must activate.|
|6/22/2017||??||Need to Change Hilton Reservation? Call to Keep Same Points Price (Don’t Change Online)|
|6/21/2017||Credit Cards||One Mile at a Time says that the two free nights stay bonus for the Hyatt credit card will change to 40,000 points on June 29, 2017. It gives a good analysis of which bonus is better for what you want.|
FrequentMiler tells us how to get mega increased bonuses for these cards:
Starwood Preferred Guest 30K points after $3K spend in 3 months
All of the Alaska Airline credit cards offers I list for personal cards for U.S. residents now include this LIMITED TIME OFFER: Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ Buy one ticket, get one for just the taxes and fees ($0 fare plus taxes and fees from just $22) after you make $1,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening. There are no blackout dates. So you can now get 30,000 miles plus $100 statement credit plus the companion fare, all for the $75 annual fee and $1,000 of spending on the card within the first three months. The Alaska Airlines miles program is one of my very favorites. It is not a member of any alliance, yet has a large number of partner airlines on which you can get flights with Alaska miles. All of Alaska's award tickets are one way, with a stopover options, meaning on any round trip you can get two open jaws and two stopovers. I mentioned previously how I used these to get to the best of all the organized travels I have experienced - the 14 day UnCruise adventure in Alaska.
PayPal offers a free 2% cash back credit card. I now list six 2% cash back cards, one 2.5% cash back card with limited availability, and one 5% cash back card for gasoline purchases. I love the competition.
|6/18/2017||??||Over 62? Be sure to get the America the Beautiful lifetime Senior Pass for $10. This provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies, including all National Parks. On online comment indicates that the price will increase to $80 soon.|
|6/18/2017||Credit Cards||Doctor of Credit tells us how to find a 50,000 miles Hawaiian Airlines offer for its credit card. The regular offer is for 35,000 miles. The 50K offer could get you a round trip ticket to Hawaii from the mainland, plus two inter-island trips, for the $89 annual fee. But you would probably have to be quite patient and flexible to find those award tickets.|
|6/16/2017||Credit Cards||I list a couple of cards for people trying to build a good credit history. Hilton American Express card was extended to the end of the year. The Hilton Citi Visa cards are no longer available online, but this reddit thread says you can still call in for it. 800-514-5614.|
|6/16/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register to receive 15% back when you book now through June 19, 2016, for travel using points through July 31, 2017.
First log in with your Club Carlson membership number, then go here to get an exclusive 30% off and 2,500 bonus Gold Points per stay on top of the regular earning. This offer is for stays between June 19 and September 3, 2017. Book by June 25, 2017.
|6/13/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Fly Delta Airlines to Canada for 20,000 miles round trip (plus taxes and fees) through 11:59pm ET June 14, 2017 only.|
|6/13/2017||Credit Cards||Making a large purchase? Want a free loan? The Wells Fargo Platinum Visa Card offers 0% Intro APR for 18 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a 15.90%-25.74% variable APR; balance transfer fees apply, so doing that is not a good idea.|
|6/11/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Join the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ before July 31, 2017, and complete your first flight with them (Alaska or Virgin America) by September 30, 2017, to receive 5,000 bonus miles.|
|6/10/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Nordic Choice Hotels will match your status with Hilton Hotels 1 April to 30 September 2017. Nordic Choice is the Scandinavian branch of Choice Hotels. (Via rewardscanada)|
|6/9/2017||??||One way flights from US to Europe from $55 and Europe to US from 65 Euro in June.|
|6/9/2017||Buying Stuff||United Airlines Summer shopping bonus: Spend $150 through its shopping portal, earn 500 miles. Spend $350, earn 15,000 miles. Those purchases are cumulative June 9 - June 23, 2017. I suggest waiting a few days to see what United's competitors come up with.|
|6/9/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Virgin Atlantic will match your status with any other airline.|
The current standard offer for both the personal and the business American Airlines credit cards is 60,000 miles. But they added a second option for both cards: 50,000 miles plus a $100 statement credit for American Airlines purchases. Both have $3,000 spend requirement, and both offer extra valuable goodies. You may read about them here.
The standard offer for the Hilton Credit card is 40,000 points. But I post one for 50K. You may read about them here. You are welcome.
|6/7/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||25% bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Hawaiian Airlines Miles through June 21, 2017.|
|6/6/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register to receive double Alaska Airline miles for flights on partner airlines between June 1, 2017, and September 30, 2017. Of course you must tell the partner airline to credit your flight miles to Alaska.
Connect your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles to your Marriott Rewards® account for 50 points each (a total of 150 points).
|6/5/2017||Buying Stuff||Log in to find out how many bonus miles you are offed for shopping at American Airlines' shopping portal Jun 5 - 30,2017.|
The 80K and 60K Citibank Hilton credit card offers seem to be gone. The standard 40K offer does not contain an explicit 24-month restriction. Read about all the Hilton credit card offers here.
|6/2/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Earn 1,000 bonus miles for your choice of airlnes for joining Marriott Rewards® today. Plus, earn double miles on your stays between June 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.— up to 35,000 bonus miles.|
Citibank Hilton credit card offers end at the end of this year. So you have until then to get yours. After that, American Express will have exclusive rights to issue Hilton cards. Currently you can get both the Citi and the Hilton cards, for free mega points.
The 80K Hilton American Express card offer was scheduled to end yesterday, but it is still online today. Hurry. Be sure to take a screen shot of the offer and copy the URL.
|5/31/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Register to earn 1,000 Hilton HHonors points for a stay at a Tru Hotel brand property before December 31, 2017. Limit one stay. Tru Hotels is a small Hilton hotel brand, targeted towards millennial budget travelers.|
|5/31/2017||Finance||Earn up to 50,000 JetBlue points when refinancing your student loans through SoFi. Be sure to compare rates to other offers. You may find that you would be paying to much for the points. See my section on student finance for other ways to pay for your college education. And my page for students for other info useful to same.|
The AAdvantage® Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard from Barclay Bank now offers a sign-up bonus of 50,000 American Airlines miles after first purchase and payment of the $95 annual fee (not waived the first year). That's 0.19 cent per mile - very cheap. The 60,000 miles offers for the Citibank American Airlines personal and business cards are still available. The annual fee is waived for these for the first year, but they have a $3,000 minimum spend requirement. You should be able to get all three cards, for a total of 160,000 miles. That should get you to most places in the world, perhaps several times.
All three Southwest Airlines credit cards (Plus, Premier, and Business) now offer 60,000 points each. This is a super opportunity to get the coveted companion pass. Read about all of this and get the links here.
|5/30/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Booking.com - $40 back on $80 or more. I really like Booking.com. They list lots of properties not listed elsewhere, like B&B's and small hotels. When you book with them, the property booked is promptly notified of your booking, so you can check with them to verify that they received it. I know of no other third party booking companies that do this.
Doctor of Credit offers his readers $25 off for first booking at Booking.com. So he suggests that you use this one first, and then the $40 off your next one,as it doesn't require that it be your first booking.
You can earn airline miles instead of points for stays at Choice Hotels properties. Currently they are offering bonuses for American Airlines and Air Canada.
|5/29/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register to earn double British Airways Avios for British Airways flights from UK and Ireland regional airports to Europe. Book before 12 June 2017 and fly before 25 November 2017.
Airberlin topbonus: up to 1000 miles free bonus. Click on the appropriate flag at the top to change languages. Ends August 31, 2017.
|5/29/2017||Buying Stuff||TopCashBack regularly offers the best cash back deals for online shopping through its portal. It is my favorite shopping portal. Today only they are offering double their regular cash back rates for a large number of merchants. I see rates from 6% to 50%, with most in the teens and twenties. First please join here (which helps me at no cost to you - thanks), then take a look.|
|5/28/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Earn double Air Canaca Aeroplan Miles for select round-trip flights between Canada and the U.S. Register and book by June 16, 2017, for travel until November 30, 2017.|
|5/26/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register for bonus points for paid flights between New York City area airports (JFK, LGA, EWR and HPN) and anywhere else in JetBlue's network of destinations. Fly by July 17, 2017. And register here for the same deal for flights you fly between Boston or Worcester and anywhere else in JetBlue's network of destinations by July 23, 2017.
The Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express has changed its offer:
Bank of America increased its bonus to $150 after $500 in purchases within 60 days of account opening for its BankAmericard Cash Rewards Credit Card. It still offers
|5/19/2017||Buying Stuff||Grupon is offering Alaska Airlines miles for purchases. New Groupon Customers - earn 500 miles on a Local offer over $30. Existing Groupon Customers - earn 4 miles/dollar on Local, Getaways and Goods. "Valid on purchases made during this session only." Apparently you must use promo code ALASKAVIP to get the means to enter your Alaska Airlines account number. (Via rewards canada)|
|5/19/2017||Credit Cards||Special offers for the Delta Airlines credit cards through July 5, 2017: 60,000 miles + $50 statement credit for spending $3,000 in the first 4 months.|
|5/18/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Register to earn Starwood points for Uber rides.|
|5/17/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register for these three programs for extra points for paid stays:
MarriottRegister to earn Delta Airlines miles for lyft rides.
|5/17/2017||Other Programs I Like||NRG added Amtrak to its list of offers of miles or points for switching your electricity provider to them. Compare to the many offers from other providers for doing the same.|
|5/16/2017||Buying Stuff||500 bonus United Airlines miles for qualifying purchases of $200 or more (cumulative) at the MileagePlus® Shopping mall May 15-26, 2017.|
|5/14/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Register to earn bonus points for paid stays at Intercontinal Hotels Group properties between May 15 and August 31, 2017.|
|5/8/2017||Finance||Chase Bank is offering 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points for financing a new home with Chase for customers who have had a Sapphire, Sapphire Reserve or Sapphire Preferred credit card prior to May 7, 2017. Applications must be submitted between 05/08/2017 and 08/06/2017. Applications must be submitted between May 8 and August 6, 2017. Compare to other home loan offers I list. (Via One Miles At A Time)|
|5/6/2017||Buying Stuff||How to earn even more United miles while dining and shopping using the MileagePlus X app.|
|5/6/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Bonus miles for using certain American Airlines shopping partners May 1 - June 15, 2017.
|5/4/2017||Credit Cards||All INK cardholders: Get 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points for referring friends to INK Preferred.|
|5/4/2017||Buying Stuff||Satellite TV offers: DirecTV increased its American Airlines miles offer to 50,000. Its 30K and 25K United Airlines miles offers were extended to July 15.|
|5/3/2017||Credit Cards||100,000 Chase Ink Business Preferred and $500 Ink Business Cash available in Chase Branches this week. You may have to actually go into your local branch to see this - they may not discuss it with you over the phone.|
Doctor of Credit found a Hyatt credit card offer with a $50 statement credit in addition to the usual 2 free nights after spending $2,000 on the card. He says that the card doesn’t fall under the Chase 5/24 rule. The $75 annual fee is not waived the first year, but this is a super deal if you actually use the 2 free nights.
Improved offer: Alaska Airlines 30K + $100 offer plus the fee for the companion ticket waived the first year.
|5/2/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||25% bonus for transferring your American Express Membership Rewards points to JetBlue through May 31, 2017.|
|5/1/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||3,000 JetBlue points when you sign up for an annual subscription to Amazon Prime.|
|5/1/2017||Credit Cards||The 50K Southwest Airlines offer for the Plus Card appears to be gone. I updated the link to the 40K offer. Compare all offers for all of its cards here.|
|4/29/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||PREVIEW: IHG Rewards Club 50% Off Mexico, Caribbean & Latin America Award Sale For Stays May 1 – June 30, 2017 (Book April 30 – May 7).|
|4/28/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||25% bonus miles when you convert hotel points to American Airlines miles through June 15, 2017. Most of the major hotel programs are included, including Starwood with its already 5,000 miles bonus per 20,000 points converted.|
|4/27/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register to earn Double Points when you stay at Hilton properties from May 1 through August 31, 2017.
Register to earn up to 6,000 bonus points for stays at Accor Hotels properties. Stays must be booked between April 25, 2017, and May 23, 2017, and completed between May 9, 2017, and September 3, 2017.
Marriott offers up to 3,000 points/night for stays at 27 hotels in a variety of cities throughout the US From April 5 - May 9, 2017.