Update: The 50,000 point Citi ThankYou Premier sign-up bonus is no longer available. Thanks to reader Ryan for letting us know!
Several years ago, we made a promise to always tell our readers about the best credit card deals, even if it means we don’t earn a commission.
It’s common for there to be many different sign-up bonuses for the same card. So if I find an offer that’s better than my affiliate link, I’ll tell you about it instead!
And I’m always grateful when readers bring better offers to our attention!
We Want You to Know About the Best Deals That Will Get You on Your Way to Your Next Adventure – Even If We Don’t Earn a Commission
Find out about the top 10 offers that don’t give us a commission, but still earn you Big Travel!
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1. Save $40 on a $200+ Hilton Garden Inn Stay
Link: How to Sign-Up for AMEX Offers
Via Running With Miles, there’s a new AMEX Offer to save $40 when you load the deal to your AMEX card and spend $200+ at Hilton Garden Inn hotels by April 11, 2016.
Save $40 When You Stay at a Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, Like the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square, and Spend $200+ by April 11, 2016
This offer only applies to hotels in the US. And you must book directly with the hotel via the website, Hilton HHonors phone app, or by calling directly, to earn the statement credit.
Enrollment is limited, so add this offer to your card if you’re interested! Check your AMEX account for the deal, or tweet @AmexOffers including hashtag “#AmexHgi” with your synced AMEX account.
This is an easy way to save money if you have a hotel stay coming up in the next couple of months!
2. Get $200 Back After Spending $1,000+ on KLM Flights
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Marriott has an upcoming merger with Starwood hotels. And while details still aren’t clear, there are hints about what might happen to your Starwood points!
The Marriott-Starwood Merger Is a Real Nail-Biter! I’m Hoping for the Best Outcome for the Future of Starwood Points!
I’ll share a couple of things I found so far about Marriott’s plans for Starwood!
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If you’re looking for a cheap paid flight to Europe, there are terrific deals today from 10 cities to several destinations across the pond!
You’ll pay as little as ~$407 to $614 for a round-trip coach flight (and some West Coast cities are included). Sale fares are available on Aer Lingus, Jetairfly, KLM, Norwegian Air, and WOW Air, depending on the route.
These are very good prices! So if you’re interested, book soon, because I’m not sure how long these deals will last.
Take a Spin on the London Eye – and Get There Cheaply From Several US Cities!
I found these fares through ITA Matrix and Google Flights. Or in 1 case, through an online travel agency (I’ll tell you where to look!).
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1. Earn 5% Cash Back on Dining and Movies With Discover it
Link: Discover it
Link: Activate the Discover it Bonus
Folks with the Discover it card who activate the bonus (after March 1, 2016) will earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent on restaurants and movies from April 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016.
You’ll Save 5% on Meals or at the Movies When You Activate the Discover it Bonus Categories
If you spend the maximum amount, you’ll earn $75 cash back!
And don’t forget, new Discover it cardholders (or folks who previously registered) can have their cash back doubled at the end of their 1st 12 billing cycles. So you can effectively earn 10% cash back on this and other rotating bonus categories!
Quarterly credit card bonus categories are an excellent and easy way to rack up extra miles, points, or cash bonuses!
2. Get Dining Perks With Citi Prestige
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Ryan, tweeted:
I’m making a $5,500 purchase soon. Which credit card should I sign-up for to get the best deal?
Great question, Ryan!
Major expenses like home improvement projects, weddings, small business purchases, and medical bills put a dent in your wallet. You can take the sting out by using this spending to earn sign-up bonuses on credit cards for Big Travel!
Big Purchase Coming Up? It’s a Great Time to Earn Large Sign-Up Bonuses on Cards With Hefty Minimum Spending Requirements!
Find out which cards will give you the most for your spending!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, John, commented:
I was curious – are there no more debit card rewards programs out there or do you not really focus on those since the points you collect from credit card rewards are just that much better?
Thanks for your question, John!
Yes, there are still debit cards that will reward you for your spending.
I Write a Lot About Earning Rewards With Credit Cards, but You Can Also Earn Miles, Points, & Cash Back With Debit Cards
Find out why I don’t often write about debit card rewards!
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