Human nature, at times, compels us to whine about what we missed out on.
“I wish I had applied for the British Airways Chase Card”
“If I had only bought a few more coins”
“I could have applied for more credit cards with that one bank”
I will not be providing a cheese plate to go along with your whine. It is time for action and finding the next “great”,” not so great”, “OK”,” take a look at this one” deal. In the 10 years I’ve been playing this game I’ve learned two things:
1. Promos Come Along
2. Promos End and Disappear
We have just been on a great run of luck. There are other great deals out there, if we just find them.
Look at a few of our possibilities:
All those of you who’s last names end in A-G scour the web for bank sign up promos, new accounts, debit cards, great credit card offers. You know the drill.
Those with last names ending in G-L, what is going on in the online shopping malls. Any crazy conversions or mistaken bonuses out there? Somebody has a deal for us. We just need to find it.
Last names M-R, Rental cars. Who can find the next deal that makes so much sense we are all renting 15 SUV’s a day from our local airport?
S and T: How about some research on the Rewards Network Dining bonuses What don’t we know about, that we all should?
And lastly the U-Z last name crowd: What are some of the alternative sites, the Dansdeals, fatwallet, slickdeals and other semi related discount sites touting these days?
Do I actually expect you to search the web hours on end based on the first letter of your last name? Of course not. But it would be a very effective way of covering the marketplace wouldn’t it?
The way we find the deals is by searching the web for them. Plain and simple. Search the web. Study your favorite airline and hotel website for one hour. See what you find. Think outside the box, and the next great deal will mysteriously appear. We got miles for having somebody tell us we were going bald. How off the wall is that? It can come from anywhere.
It does every time.
Another Example of Why the Blog Works
Last weekend Dmitriy took a minute to email me about the reappearing Chase/British Airways 100,000 mile link. He didn’t have to do that. He got that card months ago, I’m sure.
But because of his committment to the blog and promoting frugal travel some of you will have an exta 100K in miles to use. That is a savings to many of you of thousands of dollars.
We can do this together. We can all travel at prices we all can afford. Dmitriy is Frugal Travel Guy of the Day
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Citi Prestige® Card
- Annual Fee: $450 fee
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The increase to 50,000 ThankYou points for the Citi Prestige card may be a signal that Citi wants back in the game, big time. The sign-up bonus has just been increased to 50K points from the previous 30K offer. An added benefit is a $250 annual air travel credit each calendar year -- so, if you sign up in April, you'll receive the credit this year, and again in January of next year -- which more than covers the $450 first year fee. When you add in lounge access for you and up to two of your guests, you’ve added another $400+ in value. One more benefit worth mentioning is the fourth night free for any four-night hotel stay booked through Wagonlit Travel. And lastly is the $100 statement credit when you sign up for Global Entry and pay for it using the Prestige card. Don’t forget the ever-growing number of airline transfer partners that work with the ThankYou points program.
- $250 Air Travel Credit each year
- Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay
- Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
- Points are redeemable for an $800 flight on American Airlines or US Airways®, a $665 flight on any other airline or $500 in gift cards.
- Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
- Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
- Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
- 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases