Targeted Offer: 50,000 MR to Upgrade Amex PRG To Platinum Card

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I don't normally like to talk about targeted promotions, but when it comes to credit cards there seems to be more opportunity than with other companies to talk your way into getting a similar offer once you know it exists. (Chase is a particularly good example.) In this case, my wife was … [Read more...]

25% More TrueBlue Points for Transferring Membership Rewards to JetBlue

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Membership Rewards announced a transfer bonus today if you want to move points to the TrueBlue loyalty program operated by JetBlue. You can get 25% more points when you transfer to your TrueBlue account by September 15. Although American Express has clamped down on people transferring … [Read more...]

AmEx Membership Rewards Points Are Totally Worthless

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From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... Conventional Wisdomers in the points and miles community universally sing the praises of the three major flexible miles currencies - Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Starpoints. And … [Read more...]

Daily Getaways 2014: Hyatt Points Less Than 1 Cent Each

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One of my favorite Daily Getaways offers is purchasing Gold Passport points from Hyatt. This will be available on Wednesday, June 4. Like many other sales, this one is marketed not as a chance to purchase points but rather something more specific, like "three nights in a suite." But … [Read more...]

Daily Getaways 2014: Packages from Caesars Entertainment

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Daily Getaways is offering a variety of hotel packages from Caesars Entertainment tomorrow (May 27) and in two weeks (on June 19). I'm discussing them all here for the sake of simplicity. My prices include the 10% discount offered when you pay using your American Express card, and you … [Read more...]

Daily Getaways 2014: IHG Rewards Points for 19% Less

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Daily Getaways must be stretched a little thin this year. It seems like more travel brands than usual are running promotions on multiple days. IHG Rewards is an example, and fortunately for us their promotion is actually pretty good. To provide context, IHG Rewards has long offered … [Read more...]