Category Archives: American Express

New Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Perks Aren’t Much Better

Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Trent who emailed:

Just got a mailer [from the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card] that it “keeps getting better.”

A reason for me to use my Citi HHonors card now when staying at Hilton.

Annual loyalty bonus of 10,000 HHonors points when you spend $1,000 per calendar year on stays within the Hilton portfolio.  And Gold status after you spend $20,000 per calendar year.

New Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Perks Aren't Much Better

The Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Card Has Added New Features

I always like it when banks add benefits!  But do these changes make a difference in deciding whether to apply for this card?

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Citi Premier Card Changes: Should It Matter to You?

Doctor of Credit reports there are some big changes coming to the Citi ThankYou Premier card, starting April 19, 2015.

Citi is re-arranging the card’s category bonuses, and lowering the annual fee.  For many folks, this will be good news.

And they’re introducing new spending categories, like gas stations, which will earn extra points.

Citi Premier Card Changes Should It Matter To You

The Citi ThankYou Premier Card Is Getting a Makeover Effective April 19, 2014

But if you’ve been using the Citi ThankYou Premier to earn 3 points per $1 on dining and entertainment, you might be disappointed.  I’ll explain!

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News You Can Use – $50 off $250 Hilton Purchase, Silvercar $59 Rentals Extended, & More!

 1.   AMEX Offers:  $50 Credit When You Spend $250 at Hilton

Travel With Grant reports folks can get a $50 AMEX statement credit when they spend $250 or more at Hilton hotels by April 5, 2015.

Check your AMEX accounts to see if you qualify and register your card.  If you have this offer on multiple cards, you can take advantage of this discount more than once!

And thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Kent C for pointing out that EVERYONE can get this discount by tweeting “#AmexHilton” to add your connected American Express card.

News You Can Use 50 Off 250 Hilton Purchase Silvercar 59 Rentals Extended More

Check Your AMEX Offers for a $50 Statement Credit When You Spend $250 or More at Hilton Hotels. Or Tweet “AmexHilton” to Add Your Connected American Express Card

To get the $50 credit, book directly through the Hilton website, mobile app, or make reservations at 800-445-8667.  So bookings made through online travel agencies like Orbitz aren’t eligible.  And the fine print says gift cards do NOT count.

Remember, folks who were targeted can still save $50 when they spend $150 or more at Hyatt Place hotels through February 28, 2015.  And for this AMEX Offer, some folks say gift cards purchased at a Hyatt Place hotel can be used at ANY Hyatt.

I haven’t done this, so let me know if you take a chance and it works for you!

2.   New 70,000 Point Chase IHG Card Offer Coming Tomorrow

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News You Can Use – $100 AMEX Credit When You Spend $100 on DIRECTV, Use AMEX Points to Book Paid Flights, and More!

1.   AMEX Offers: Spend $100 on DIRECTV Get $100 AMEX Credit

Frequent Miler posts that AMEX Business cardholders can get a $100 statement credit when they spend $100 or more at DIRECTV in a single transaction.

To get the credit, register your card by January 31, 2015, and make your payment by March 31, 2015.

News You Can Use 100 AMEX Credit When You Spend 100 On DIRECTV Use AMEX Points To Book Paid Flights And More

She Must Be Dreaming About All the Things She Can Do With an Extra $100

According to the terms, this offer is only good for DIRECTV Business accounts.  But readers have reported getting the credit for making payments on ANY DIRECTV account.

2.   Book Flights on United Airlines & American Airlines With AMEX Membership Rewards! (Targeted)

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Southwest’s New Destinations – Where to Stay Using Points in the Caribbean

In response to the news that Southwest will start flying to Belize, Million Mile Secrets reader Julianna commented:

Someone should do a post on points and rewards hotels in Belize…just sayin’.

I’m taking this a step further and checking out which hotels are available using points in all of Southwest’s new international destinations!

We’ll continue by looking at Southwest’s new destinations in the Caribbean:

  • Aruba (Oranjestad)
  • Bahamas (Nassau)
  • Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)
  • Jamaica (Montego Bay)
  • Puerto Rico (San Juan)
Southwest's New Destinations Where To Stay Using Points In The Caribbean

Flying Southwest to the Caribbean and Not Sure Where to Stay? I’ll Help!

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