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by Hilary Stockton on 3/15/2017
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3/15/2017
  Activate Chase Freedom 5X for Grocery Stores and Drugstores, for April to June 2017 spend. Grocery stores are my favorite category, since even as a family of 3, we probably spend ~$150 per week on groceries, given that we...
Square_7_reasons_to_prefer_jetblue_if_flying_economy
3/7/2017
  JetBlue is by far my top choice if flying Economy in the U.S., and this was reconfirmed during a quick recent trip. We don't fly much domestically or in economy, but the times I've flown economy on legacy carriers...
Square_best_no_fee_travel_credit_cards_to_downgrade_to
2/15/2017
  The top travel credit cards can come with high annual fees, which is why it's a good idea to have an exit strategy for cards that don't justify their benefits after you've earned the signup bonus. Here are three...
Square_3x_jetblue_trueblue_points_for_amazon_spend
2/5/2017
  Earn 3X JetBlue TrueBlue Points at Amazon with your unique JetBlue link. While this offer has been around since last year, I missed posting about it, so better late than never. The great thing is that you can stack...
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12/16/2016
  The Chase Freedom 2017 5X Categories are now available for Q1 and Q2, and you can activate your Q1 2017 5X categories now. Here's the Chase Freedom 2017 5X Calendar so far, also pictured above: Q1 2017 Gas Stations...
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12/8/2016
  This Emirates Economy Class 777-300 Review is from our recent Emirates flight from Dubai to Male, Maldives, after a short stay at the Raffles Dubai and an Emirates First Class A380 flight from NYC to Dubai. We booked our...
Square_5x_almost_everywhere-no_fee_amex_gift_cards_and_chase_freedom
12/2/2016
  Earn 5X almost everywhere, via no fee AMEX Gift Cards from Walgreens and CVS purchased with your Chase Freedom, which earns 5X on drugstore purchases in Q4 2016. The CVS offer I mentioned before Thanksgiving (see 5X on No...
Square_jetblue_20_percent_off_deal_and_getaway_ideas
11/29/2016
  JetBlue is offering 20% off Flights today and tomorrow only, in celebration of its inaugural flight from NYC to Havana, Cuba. Here are the details: Travel December 7, 2016 to February 15, 2017, except for blackout dates December 16-January...
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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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11/14/2016
  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_40x_aa_miles_per_dollar_for_magazines_via_aadvantage_eshopping_mall
10/17/2016
  You can earn 40 AAdvantage miles per dollar at Magazines.com, using the American AAdvantage eShopping Portal. While there have been better deals in the past, of 60X and 50X, 40X isn't bad if you just need to top off...
Square_2x_spg_points_and_amex_membership_rewards_points_at_small_businesses
10/16/2016
  AMEX is offering 2X points at small businesses through the end of 2016, after you enroll your card. Best of all, the offer applies to SPG AMEX cards, as well as AMEX Membership Rewards cards such as the AMEX...
Square_5x_on_groceries_with_amazonfresh_and_25_off_first_order
10/10/2016
  Amazon Fresh can be a new 5X opportunity for grocery shopping, to increase the Ultimate Rewards points you earn from natural spend. 5X on Amazon spend is a significant part of how we earn Ultimate Rewards points via spend...
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9/26/2016
  Will 10X at Amazon with the Chase Freedom return for Q4 2016? Per a Reddit poster's Chase banker, it will, although so far this is still a rumor: "I was in a branch talking with my [Chase] banker...and I...
Square_activate_chase_freedom_5x_for_q4_drug_stores-costco-department_stores
9/17/2016
  Activate your Chase Freedom 5X for Q4, 2016 for the following categories: Drug Stores (including CVS, Walgreens, Duane Reade, Long's Drugs, Rite Aid) Wholesale Clubs (including Costco, BJ's, Sam's Club, Texas Jasmine) Department Stores (Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's Nordstrom, Macy's,...
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8/8/2016
  AMEX Small Business Saturday will return on November 26, 2016 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) but we don't yet know if there will be AMEX targeted offers for statement credit. Previously, 2010-2012, there was $25 statement credit for $25 in small...
Square_25_percent_off_jetblue_trueblue_awards
8/2/2016
  JetBlue is offering 25% Off TrueBlue Awards booked by August 4 for travel September 7 - November 16, although exceptions apply. Here are the details: 25% off JetBlue TrueBlue award travel September 7 - November 16, 2016 Valid for...
Square_first_50k_gold_delta_amex_with_100_statement_credit
7/6/2016
  Well, I bit the bullet and got my first ever Delta AMEX card, the 50K Gold Delta SkyMiles AMEX with $100 statement credit for a Delta purchase. Today is the last day of the offer, and as with other...
Square_jetblue_points_match_to_virgin_america_elevate_and_5_reasons_not_to
6/25/2016
  JetBlue is Matching Your Virgin America Elevate Points Balance if You Book and Fly 1 JetBlue Flight by August 31, 2016. This could be a great promotion if you already have Virgin America Elevate points and need to fly somewhere...
Square_air_new_zealand_premium_economy_seat_review_777-200er
5/18/2016
  This Review of Air New Zealand Premium Economy on the 777-300 from Auckland to Nadi, Fiji, is from a New Zealand trip report. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury lodges and dining, please see our posts tagged New Zealand. In contrast...
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