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Today Only: TopCashBack Offering 2.25% on Amex Gift Cards

It’s that holiday time of year when we may start to see increased offers on Amex gift cards. For today only, TopCashBack is offering an increase cash back on Amex gift cards and is offering 2.25% cash back. The catch, however, is that this particular cash back bonus offer ends tonight at midnight. I don’t know if this is going to be the best offer...

Limited Time: Chase Freedom Offering 20,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus

Chase has temporarily increased its sign-up bonus for the Chase Freedom® card, which has been 10,000 points for a while. You can now earn 20,000 points after spending $500 within 3 months of account opening. These points can be redeemed for a $200 statement credit or combined with your Ultimate Rewards balance in other premium cards (like Chase Sapphire...

Delta Deep Dive: Delta Elite Status

The final part on my Delta overview centers on Medallion elite status and the extra benefits you get by being a frequent flyer. As a quick refresher, elite status: is based on the number of miles and dollars you spent in the previous year and is a separate tracking system from the miles you redeem for free flights (redeemable miles). It resets January...

New IHG Rewards Point Breaks List Out Monday (Tomorrow)

The IHG Rewards Club Point Breaks List will be coming out tomorrow. These are properties where you can book rewards nights for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points until February 28.  The sneak peek for the new Point Breaks list is actually posted on the IHG® Rewards Club Rewarding Experiences site. There are a few Intercontinental properties on the...

Jet Blue 20% Off Sale Ends Tomorrow!

JetBlue is running a 20% off sale for flights booked by tomorrow. This is good for flights between December 2 – December 18, 2014 and then January 6 – February 11, 2015. Travel on January 19 is not allowed and Friday/Sunday travel is excluded. Also, the 20% off is only on domestic trips while international trips get 15% off. Jet Blue sale ends tomorrow...

Delta Deep Dive: Redeeming Miles

This is part of a series of posts on a Delta deep dive. The first one covered earning Delta miles and this one will cover redeeming them. The actual mechanics of booking the flight and understanding an award chart can be found here. There are very few experiences that are more frustrating than booking a Delta award ticket.  Perhaps waiting on hold...

Delta Deep Dive: Ways to Earn Delta Miles

It quickly became apparent to me that trying to do one post with everything that you need to know about Delta is too much at once, so I’m going to split it up a bit.  Since earning and redeeming miles are what most people are interested in, we’ll start there.  Please note: I’m not going to cover every single method of earning points that exists, since...

How I Paid For All My 2014 Plane Tickets

Since I am pretty much set on my trips for the rest of the year, I thought now would be a good time to go over my 2014 strategy for using miles and points for my plane tickets this year. I am taking two big international trips, a trip to the Caribbean and six shorter weekend trips just around the US. I am quite lucky this year in that I was able to...

Limited Time! US Airways Credit Card Offering 50,000 Miles

The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® just came out with a brand new offer. It has raised its bonus to 50,000 miles after making a single purchase and paying the annual fee, up from the 40,000 miles where it has been for a while. The offer is actually limited time, but it looks like Barclays is trying to make a last effort to attract new customers...

Today Only: TopCashBack Offering 2.25% on Amex Gift Cards

It’s that holiday time of year when we may start to see increased offers on Amex gift cards. For today only, TopCashBack is offering an increase cash back on Amex gift cards and is offering 2.25% cash back. The catch, however, is that this particular cash back bonus offer ends tonight at midnight. I don’t know if this is going to be the best offer for...

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