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4/10/2016
  There's no Citi ThankYou Premier bonus public offer and Citi has made it harder to earn signup bonuses again. TravelSort reader Susan writes "I wanted to apply for the 40K Citi ThankYou Premier card on your Best Travel Credit...
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3/21/2016
  Costco Will Accept Visa Cards as of June 20, 2016. While we've known for awhile that Costco will switch from AMEX to Visa, since Citi negotiated an exclusive card agreement with Costco. The stock market punished AMEX, whose stock...
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3/15/2016
  Time to Activate Chase Freedom 5X for Grocery Stores and Wholesale Clubs, for April to June 2016 spend. As a reminder, up to $1500 in grocery store and wholesale club spend during A2 2016 will earn the 5X bonus,...
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2/29/2016
Update: per Zach, the new Chase Freedom Unlimited is in ADDITION to the current Chase Freedom and will not replace it, and both cards will continue to be able to transfer points to Ultimate Rewards partners, if you have a...
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1/31/2016
Expiring Deals include British Airways 4500 Avios Awards, AMEX's Jet.com Offer, and NYC Restaurant Week. Here are the details: 1. British Airways 4500 Avios Awards: Last Day to Book is Monday, February 1, 2016 As I wrote in British Airways...
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12/15/2015
  The 2016 Chase Freedom 5X Calendar has been announced, at least the primary categories for Q1-Q3 2016, with more bonus categories to be filled in. Here's the rundown, along with my own take and strategy. Keep in mind this...
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12/2/2015
Earn 10X Ultimate Rewards Points on Amazon, Whole Foods, Hyatt, Starbucks, Nordstrom and other spend via Amazon and your Chase Freedom card through December 31. As I wrote in Chase Freedom: 10X on Amazon Spend November 23-December 31, if you have...
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11/18/2015
With AMEX Offers, save $15 off $60 at Amazon. Here are the details: Get a one-time $15 statement credit by using your enrolled AMEX card to spend $60 or more online at Amazon.com by 12/31/15 Must save the AMEX offer...
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11/17/2015
Earn 10X on Amazon spend November 23-December 31, 2015, up to $1500 per Chase Freedom card. If you and your spouse or partner each have the Chase Freedom and at least one of you has a Chase Sapphire or Ink...
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11/9/2015
Receive $15 off $50 at Amazon.com by using an AMEX Membership Rewards point toward your purchase. Normally it's a terrible idea to use AMEX Membership Rewards points to pay for anything (aka "Pay with Points") or to use AMEX points to...
Square_british_airways_devaluation-bye_bye_4500_avios_awards_in_us
10/29/2015
  Another British Airways devaluation: higher award prices for short haul flights in the U.S. Specifically, all routes that currently are just 4500 Avios each way in economy will increase to 7500 each way, on February 2, 2016.  If you...
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10/22/2015
A 30K AMEX EveryDay Preferred targeted bonus offer is available, better than the 15,000 public offer. Here are the details: Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $2000 or more within the first 3 months of card membership Points will...
Square_is_transaero_a_good_airline-not_if_you_want_your_baggage_to_arrive_with_you
7/10/2015
Is Transaero a good airline? Not if you want your luggage to arrive with you. I flew Transaero today, and boy, do I regret that decision. It was part of a combined ticket from Florence, Italy via Vienna to Moscow,...
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6/3/2015
  There's a 20K Chase Freedom Signup Bonus Offer, which I've added to the Best Travel Credit Cards page. The usual signup bonus is just 10,000 points (or $100), so if you were planning to get this card anyway, it's a good time....
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4/30/2015
  Update: This offer is dead, but see 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card Bonus Offer and the Best Travel Credit Cards page for the most current offers. A 55K United MileagePlus Explorer offer with $50 statement credit is available on United.com...
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3/29/2015
  Update: This offer is no longer available. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on Facebook to be alerted to future deals and other great luxury travel tips. 50K US Airways MasterCard Links are still alive, thanks to referral links (although...
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2/24/2015
  This Bangkok Airways Review from Siem Reap to Bangkok is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class, Thai First Class, and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand. For the previous articles, please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4 Review...
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1/5/2015
The Capital One Venture Rewards Card isn't worth it for me, as an avid luxury traveler. I've never had it, and never will. I value being able to turn our miles and points into international first class and business class...
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1/4/2015
  Buy $400 in Visa Gift Cards from Staples with 5X points using your Ink Plus, and get a $20 Visa gift card via Staples' easy rebates, via Dan. Here are the details: Buy at least $300 in Visa gift...
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12/21/2014
  Save extra on 5X gift cards at Staples with Visa SavingsEdge with 1% bonus cash back on $200 or more transactions via Dan. We usually end up buying at least $200 in gift cards with our Ink Bold or Ink...
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Square_chase_freedom_unlimited_to_replace_chase_freedom_5x
2/29/2016
Update: per Zach, the new Chase Freedom Unlimited is in ADDITION to the current Chase Freedom and will not replace it, and both cards will continue to be able to transfer points to Ultimate Rewards partners, if you have a...
Square_activate_chase_freedom_5x_for_grocery_stores-2016_5x_calendar
3/15/2016
  Time to Activate Chase Freedom 5X for Grocery Stores and Wholesale Clubs, for April to June 2016 spend. As a reminder, up to $1500 in grocery store and wholesale club spend during A2 2016 will earn the 5X bonus,...
Square_costco_will_accept_visa_june_20-_earn_5x_on_costco_via_chase_freedom
3/21/2016
  Costco Will Accept Visa Cards as of June 20, 2016. While we've known for awhile that Costco will switch from AMEX to Visa, since Citi negotiated an exclusive card agreement with Costco. The stock market punished AMEX, whose stock...
Square_no_citi_thankyou_premier_bonus_and_harder_to_get_bonus_again
4/10/2016
  There's no Citi ThankYou Premier bonus public offer and Citi has made it harder to earn signup bonuses again. TravelSort reader Susan writes "I wanted to apply for the 40K Citi ThankYou Premier card on your Best Travel Credit...