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by Hilary Stockton on 3/22/2017
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11/22/2016
  Update: Apparently these benefits below are for Citi Gold customers only and these mails were sent in error to a number of Citi Prestige cardholders. Citi has corrected this with emails to most cardmembers that received these notices in...
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11/21/2016
  Earn 5X Points on No Fee AMEX Gift Cards at CVS with the Chase Freedom, with thanks to TravelSort reader Jim, who alerted me to this offer. The Chase Freedom earns 5X on Drug Stores this quarter, Q4 2016,...
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11/20/2016
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The 80K Ink Business Preferred has launched--is it worth getting? The card replaces the Ink Plus, which is no longer available for new applications. First, here's a summary of the card benefits: Earn 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $5000 on the card within...
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11/18/2016
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11/17/2016
  Get 2 Free Uber Rides as an AMEX Card Member from NYC, Chicago, Boston, Washington, DC, Seattle, Las Vegas, and Houston airports. Here are the details: Enjoy a total of 2 free rides (up to $65 per ride) originating...
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11/16/2016
  I'll admit that if resorts market their style, I immediately start suspecting that style will trump substance. Perhaps this is from a few bad experiences with stylish boutique hotels where everything seemed designed for a photo shoot but not...
Square_cathay_pacific_first_class_review-seat_1d
11/15/2016
  This Review of Cathay Pacific First Class from Hong Kong to Los Angeles LAX is from a recent Hong Kong trip that included Cathay Pacific First Class lounges in Hong Kong and luxury hotel stays in Vietnam and Hong Kong. Visiting...
Square_staples_amex_offer-spend_100_get_20_back
11/14/2016
  A Staples.com AMEX Offer of spend $100, get $20 back as statement credit is targeted to some AMEX accounts. It's not quite as good as a previous deal of $25 back on $100 spend, which expired November 11, but...
Square_the_red_hen-washington_dc_restaurant_review
11/13/2016
  This Red Hen, Washington, DC Restaurant Review is part of a Washington, DC trip report. For the prior post, please see my Four Seasons Washington DC Hotel Review. We were excited to try the Red Hen, which I'd heard from...
Square_last_chance_for_60k_ink_plus-3_reasons_to_apply
11/12/2016
It's the last chance to apply for the Ink Plus, since the new Ink Business Preferred is set to launch November 14, and will replace the Ink Plus in terms of new applications (existing Ink Plus card members can continue...
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11/11/2016
  Emirates A380 First Class, aka the Las Vegas of the Skies, is mostly a joy to fly, and I definitely had a better experience than last time. Here are the 5 things I love about it and 3 I...
Square_50k_united_mileageplus_explorer_business_card_bonus_offer
11/10/2016
  A 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card bonus offer (see Best Travel Credit Cards) is available, better than the usual 30K bonus for this card and for the personal United MileagePlus Explorer card. But note that this card *is* subject...
Square_buy_aa_miles_with_100k_bonus-not_worth_it_for_most
11/9/2016
  Should you buy AAdvantage miles with an up to 100K bonus? Probably not, unless you find the perfect award and put it on hold before purchasing the miles. I'll get to why I think even the 100K bonus doesn't...
Square_review-four_seasons_washington_dc-swimming_pool
11/8/2016
  Washington, DC is on our mind today, Election Day, making it a good time to review the Four Seasons, Washington, DC from our recent visit to our nation's capital. Visiting Washington, D.C.? See all our posts tagged Washington, DC....
Square_united_ec_261_compensation_claim-_know_your_rights_and_don't_settle_for_token_appreciation
11/7/2016
  United Airlines and Other Airlines Hate Paying EC 261 Compensation. That's why they regularly deny valid claims and or offer token "customer appreciation" e-voucher amounts or miles, hoping that you'll accept and go away. But if you know your...
Square_review-maison_kayser_nyc-upper_east_side_74th_street
11/6/2016
  This Maison Kayser NYC Brunch Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. I've written about Maison Kayser before, for their great breads and to a lesser extent pastries (see Maison Kayser NYC Review:...
Square_100k_chase_sapphire_reserve_approved_as_chase_private_client
11/5/2016
  Success: My husband was approved for a 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve after becoming a Chase Private Client. When the Chase Sapphire Reserve first launched on August 21, 2016, I assumed that neither of us would be able to get...
Square_review-ritz-carlton_hong_kong_club_lounge_corner_seating
11/4/2016
  This Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Club Level Review is from a recent Hong Kong trip that included Cathay Pacific First Class and luxury hotel stays in Vietnam. Visiting Hong Kong? See all our articles tagged Hong Kong. For other posts in this trip...
Square_top_8_amex_offers-staples-ana-delta-conrad-waldorf_astoria-hilton_and_more
11/3/2016
Several AMEX Offers are being targeted to card members now, and there are some better travel-related offes than I've seen for awhile. Generally, at least for my AMEX cards, the past few months have had pretty abysmal offers, for retailers...
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