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Daily Getaways is back for 2012 starting Monday, April 9th. (Sponsored by American Express and the U.S. Travel Association)
Deals We Like has a breakdown of the first two weeks of AMEX’s Daily Getaways deal promotion.
Free 90 days of Hyatt Platinum Status with a Visa Signature card (Free Internet, 15% on points, late checkout if available)
If you have a Chase Freedom card, you can get up to 20% off some gift cards, including Amazon.
You may be able to get the new United Club card, which gives you access to the United Club, with the first-year fee waived! That’s a $395 value for the card.
There is a 30,000 point bonus (offer expired) offer for the Chase Freedom card, which is more than the usual 20,000 point offer.
Yesterday’s Winner of the 2500 AAdvantage® miles is Aaron Reese with his tip “Deal of the day submission: until noon CDT on April 5, American has miles available for purchase (actually for gifting) for as low as 1.99 cpm. They are offering a 15% on the cost of purchased miles over 20,000 miles, and a 30% mileage bonus for purchases between 20,000-40,000. Because there is a 30$ service charge per purchase, the more you buy the lower the cpm”. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you your prize.
Thanks to everyone that submitted a deal / tip, keep them coming.
Monday afternoon there was a flurry of blog posts about a new 30K AA offer with their credit cards. The cards are offering expanded benefits like a ten percent rebate which is valuable up to 10,000 miles per year. But isn’t the currently available 50,000 point offer (FT thread) and 50k points (posted by MommyPoints) a better offer for all of us? The link is still live and people are reporting on FlyerTalk they are still getting approvals with confirmation of the 50K? So why all the press for 30K? Do we have confirmation yet that this card is a NEW card and previous card holders may apply without fear of rejection as a previous card holder?
Can somebody tell me what I’m missing here?
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49