Hotel credit cards offer great benefits like sign-up bonus points and anniversary nights. This means free or discounted hotel stays!
Many cards also offer automatic elite status with a hotel chain. So, you can get extra perks, like room upgrades, late check-out, and free breakfast! And who doesn’t like a free breakfast? 🙂
Automatic Platinum Status With the Chase Hyatt Card Could Get You a Late Check-Out and Extra Time at the Infinity Pool at the Park Hyatt Maldives!
Even with hotel elite status, you’re not guaranteed to earn the extra benefits.
So, let’s look at which hotel cards with automatic elite status offer the best perks!
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Check your email! Some folks have been targeted to get $25 off $100+ bookings at select hotels on Expedia when paying with a MasterCard.
And if you aren’t already an Expedia member, you should sign-up (for free!) to see if you receive a coupon. Especially if you have an upcoming hotel stay planned!
Save $25 Off Hotel Bookings of $100 or More Through Expedia, When You Pay With a MasterCard
Here’s how to use the coupon.
I’ve written that ITA Matrix is a powerful airfare search tool with many built-in options not available elsewhere. It’s simple to perform basic searches, and you can filter results by airline, departure and arrival times, flight duration, number of stops, and more.
But there’s a big limitation – you can NOT book a ticket on ITA Matrix. Once you find a fare, you must purchase your flight directly through the airline or with an online travel agency.
Now, there’s a way to quickly book ITA Matrix itineraries without hunting for the fare elsewhere. BookWithMatrix finds the fare for you! All you do is copy and paste the itinerary from the ITA Matrix search.
BookWithMatrix Saves Time and Aggravation Searching for Flight Itineraries You’ve Found on ITA Matrix
I’ll show you how to use BookWithMatrix and help you decide if it’s worth using!
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Via FlyerTalk, there are rumors of an exciting new Chase travel credit card that may be released within the next month. This is NOT official or confirmed!
While many details are not yet available, Chase filed a trademark application in June 2016 for the card name Sapphire Reserve. And folks on Reddit say the new card could have a 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus!
A Potential New Chase Card With a 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus Could Mean Big Travel With Transfer Partners Like Hyatt
I’ll share what I know at this point!
I recently wrote about the changes to the Citi Prestige’s sign-up bonus and minimum spending requirement. And the news that the card will no longer offer Admirals Club access.
Now via View From the Wing, there are more negative changes beginning July 23, 2017!
Citi ThankYou points won’t be worth as much when you redeem for flights through their portal, the 4th hotel night free perk will work differently, and there will be no more free rounds of golf.
With the Negative Changes Coming to the Citi Prestige Card, I’m Relieved the $250 Credit Towards Airfare (or Airline Incidentals) Each Calendar Year Is NOT Going Away
Emily and I don’t earn a commission for the Citi Prestige, but we’ll always tell you about the best offers and let you know when they change!
Let’s take a look at these changes and see if the card still makes sense for you!