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News You Can Use – $100 Hotel Discount, Whole Foods Deal, 1,000 Airline Miles at Starwood Hotels, 2-for-1 Broadway Tickets

1.   $100 Off $600+ at Hotels

Don’t forget, you can save $100 when you spend $600+ (in a single purchase) on hotels at AMEXTravel.com.  Tweet “#AmexTravel100″ to @AMEXOffers with your connected account or check your AMEX online account to register.

This deal is good through September 30, 2015.  Enrollment is limited so it’s a good idea to register now just in case you might use this deal in the future.

Book now, pay later hotels do NOT qualify.

You may be able to get this deal more than once.  If you’re new to AMEX Offers check out my post on how to get started.

News You Can Use 100 Hotel Discount Whole Foods Deal 1,000 Airline Miles At Starwood Hotels 2 For 1 Broadway Tickets

Earn $100 Back When You Spend $600 or More on Hotels!

2.   1,000 Points for Spending $50+ at Whole Foods

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Best Amtrak Deals Using Their New Award Program

Last month, rumors were flying about changes to Amtrak Guest Rewards.

Now Amtrak has confirmed they’re moving to a revenue-based award program, beginning January 24, 2016.

There are a few welcome surprises I’ll tell you about, along with negative changes to booking Amtrak bedrooms.

Also, existing Chase Amtrak cardholders will have their cards switched to a Chase Freedom card after September 30, 2015.

But so far, you’ll still be able to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Amtrak.

Best Amtrak Deals Using Their New Award Program

Amtrak Has Confirmed Changes to Their Guest Rewards Program

Depending on how you use Amtrak points, the new rules could be good or bad.  Let’s look at how it will impact you.

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Sale! $240 Cancun Winter & Spring Break, Round-Trip!

Fly to Cancun, Mexico, starting at ~$240 round-trip from Cleveland, Denver, Newark, San Francisco, or Washington, DC, this winter or next spring!

Via The Flight Deal, American Airlines has tickets on sale for travel through June 2016!  But availability is limited!

Sale 240 Cancun Winter Spring Break Round-Trip

Relax Near the Beautiful Waters in Cancun for ~$240 Round-Trip!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the American Airlines website.

This deal won’t last long, so book now if you’re interested!

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Hot! ~$230 to Colombia Round-Trip From 6 Cities!

Fly to Bogota, Colombia, for ~$230 round-trip from several US cities this fall!

Via The Flight Deal, American Airlines has tickets on sale for travel through early December 2015, and for the 1st half of 2016!

Hot 230 To Colombia Round-Trip From 6 Cities

Bogota, Colombia, Is a Great Base for Exploring Central and South America. Visit for ~$230 Round-Trip!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the American Airlines website.

This deal likely won’t last long, so book soon if you’re interested!

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News You Can Use – AMEX Gift Cards Deal, $15 for 2,000 Airline Miles, $15 Off American Eagle, & More

1.   Get a $20 Staples Gift Card When You Purchase $300+ in AMEX Gift Cards

Link:   Chase Ink Plus

Link:   Chase Ink Cash

Link:   SimplyCash® Business Card from American Express

Via Travel With Grant, you’ll earn a $20 Staples rebate gift card when you buy $300+ worth of AMEX gift cards.  AMEX gift cards can only be purchased in-store.

News You Can Use AMEX Gift Cards Deal 15 For 2,000 Airline Miles 15 Off American Eagle More

When You Spend $300+ on AMEX Gift Cards at Staples, You’ll Get a $20 Staples Rebate Card!

The offer is good from through September 5, 2015.

Remember you can NOT use AMEX gift cards to load Bluebird or Serve.  But if you have a friend who shops at Costco and pays cash, you could swap.  Or use the gift card anywhere AMEX is accepted.

News You Can Use AMEX Gift Cards Deal 15 For 2,000 Airline Miles 15 Off American Eagle More

Use Your Staples Rebate Cards to Buy Items In-Store or Online at Staples

You can only use the $20 Staples rebate card at Staples (in-store or online).  You can’t use them to buy other gift cards, but $20 would get you a lot of free chocolate and candy (if you have a sweet tooth like me!).  Or you can sell them online.

Folks like to buy AMEX gift cards to meet minimum spending requirements to earn sign-up bonuses on credit cards.  Because they can earn bonus points faster, and keep the AMEX gift cards to spend any time.

You’ll also earn bonus points at office supply stores with certain cards:

  • Chase Ink Bold, Ink PlusInk Cash – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) at office supply stores
  • AMEX SimplyCash – 5% cash back at US office supply stores

Be sure to read about how to use Staples rebates!

2.   2,000 American Airlines Miles When You Buy ~$15 Worth of Magazines

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