News You Can Use – Up to 8,000 Choice Points, 3,000 Wyndham Points, 4X Southwest Points, & More!

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1.   Earn Up to 8,000 Bonus Points After 2 Choice Hotel Stays

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you can earn 5,000 to 8,000 bonus Choice points (depending on the number of base points you earn) when you complete 2 trips at any Choice Hotel.

To earn the bonus points, you must register, book at a qualifying rate, and check-in by August 19, 2015.  Also, set your earning preference to hotel points.

There are different booking requirements based on your status with Choice hotels.  Corporate travelers can book through a travel agent or corporate online booking system.

There is NO limit to the number of bonus Choice points you can earn.

News You Can Use Up To 8,000 Choice Points 3,000 Wyndham Points 4X Southwest Points More

You Can Earn Up to 8,000 Bonus Points for 2 Choice Hotel Stays. That’s Enough for a $50 Gift Card From Certain Retailers. But You Can Redeem the Points Any Way You Like!

This deal is open to folks who have an address in the US or Canada.

Choice defines trips as:

1+ consecutive nights at Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria hotels & suites or Ascend Hotel Collection hotels ‘Trip’ = 2+ consecutive nights at Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, or MainStay Suites hotels

NOTE: Consecutive nights at 1 hotel only count as 1 trip, regardless of check-ins or check-outs.

So a trip at some hotels means 1 or more consecutive nights and at others it means 2 or more consecutive nights.

This is a good deal for folks who already have plans to stay at Choice Hotels.

8,000 Choice Hotel points is enough for a $50 gift card through October 31, 2015, for places such as:

  • Amazon
  • Lowe’s
  • Macy’s
  • ExxonMobil

But you’ll usually get better value using the points for award nights.  You can book award nights at Choice hotels for as low as 6,000 points. 

I prefer to transfer Choice Hotel points to Southwest because it’s an easy way to earn extra points towards the Southwest Companion Pass.  6,000 Choice Hotel points will give you 1,800 Southwest points.

2.   3,000 Wyndham Points for 1 Stay

Deals We Like reports you can earn 3,000 Wyndham bonus points with your 1st qualified stay at Wyndham hotels by September 14, 2015.

You must register by September 7, 2015.

Your total room rate for your stay should be at least $25 to qualify.  And you will NOT earn the bonus points if your preferences are set to airline miles or rail points.

Super 8 hotels in China are NOT participating.

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Earn 3,000 Bonus Points With Your 1st Stay at Wyndham Hotels

You can now book ANY Wyndham hotel for 15,000 points!  So the 3,000 points you’ll earn with this promotion is 20% of the way towards a free night at expensive hotels like the Wyndham Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort in Kauai.

Or you can use 3,000 Wyndham points plus cash.  For example, the Days Inn Miami Beach-Oceanside costs 3,000 points plus $75 per night.

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The Days Inn Miami Beach-Oceanside Can Cost ~$250 per Night. So This Is a Good Deal If You Book Your Stay During Peak Travel Times

You can also earn 3 free nights when you sign-up for the Barclays Wyndham card and complete the minimum spending.

3.   4X Points or 4,000 Bonus Points With Chase Southwest Card (Targeted)

Deals We Like also writes that Chase is sending special offers to Chase Southwest cardholders.

These deals are targeted.  You can only register for 1 offer per cardholder.  Sign-up and complete your spending by July 15, 2015, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Here’s a look at the offers:

  • 3,000 Southwest bonus points when you spend $5,000 – Does NOT include balance transfers, cash advances, cash-like charges such as travelers checks, foreign currency, and money orders, any checks that access your account, overdraft advances, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of any kind, including an annual fee.
  • 4,000 Southwest bonus points when you spend $8,000 –  Balance transfers, cash advances, cash-like charges such as travelers checks, foreign currency, and money orders, any checks that access your account, overdraft advances, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of any kind, including an annual fee do NOT qualify.

The best deal for you depends on your spending habits.  So do the math to see what works for you!

The bonus points you’ll earn with these offers should count towards the Southwest Companion Pass.  It’s the best deal for domestic flights!

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With the Southwest Companion Pass a Friend or Family Member Flies With You for Free up to 2 years!

4.   AMEX Offers – $5 iTunes Credit (Targeted)

Via Travel With Grant, you can earn a $5 statement credit when you spend $5 or more at iTunes through August 31, 2015.  But enrollment is limited.

These offers are targeted, so check your American Express account.  If you’re new to AMEX Offers, see my post for tips on how to register.

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You Can Save $5 When You Spend $5 or More on Movies, Music, iBooks, and Apps at iTunes!

iTunes gift cards are NOT eligible.  And if you don’t receive your order until after August 31, 2015, you may not get the statement credit.

I don’t have this deal in my AMEX account.  But I hope you do!

You should be able save $5 with each AMEX card.

5.   Silvercar Coming to Chicago O’Hare

I told you last week that Silvercar will soon be at Fort Lauderdale Airport.

And now View from the Wing reports, Silvercar is also coming to Chicago O’Hare airport on June 15, 2015.  And you should be able to make your reservations starting in late May 2015.

Silvercar is a rental car company that rents only silver Audis.  Check my review of Silvercar, so you know what to expect.

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Silvercar Is Coming to Chicago O’Hare Airport on June 15, 2015

And there are lots of ways to save on your Silvercar rental:

  • One free day with a Chicago reservation of 2 days or more with code ORDFREE (new customers only)
  • 15% off Ft. Lauderdale reservations booked on May 15, 2015, with code FLL15 (new customers only)

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  1. I got $10 itunes credit deal on my Amex account. FYI