Category Archives: Citi Thank You Premier

Won’t Last! LOTS of US Cities to Europe for ~$538+

Via Frequent Miler, you can fly coach from LOTS of US cities (big and small!) to Europe for ~$530+, with this huge Delta sale.

I found a flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam leaving November 8, 2017, and returning November 15, 2017, for ~$538.  And a flight departing Minneapolis on August 11, 2017, returning from Paris August 18, 2017, for ~$597.

These sale fares are valid for travel from July 2017 through May 2018.  Meaning you can visit Europe for cheap this summer, or plan fly for less this fall and winter!

Won't Last 442 Round Trip To Europe From 4 Cities

You Can Experience Beautiful Amsterdam With Its Great Museums and Delicious Food for Under $600 From LOTS of US Cities!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Top 10 Easiest Awards to Book in 2017

To get the Biggest Travel with Smallest Money, it’s worth the time and effort to learn award booking tricks.  But it takes practice!

If you’re looking for an easy way to to earn points and book cheap travel, I’ll give you a few ideas!  So even if you’re new to our hobby, you can begin your miles & points journey right away!

Easy Award Flights And Hotels To Book 2017

Here Are Hassle-Free Deals to Help You Accomplish Your Travel Goals!

I’ll share my favorite no-brainer deals that can give you your dream vacation in no time!

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Won’t Last! Fly From Multiple US Cities to Iceland for ~$300+!

Via Miles to Memories, you can fly from a number of US cities like Denver, Boston, New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, Portland, and others, to Reykjavik, Iceland, for ~$300+ round-trip in coach.  

And even better, the price includes a free checked bag!

For example, I found a flight between Boston and Reykjavik leaving August 24, 2017, and returning August 30, 2017, for ~$312.  

These sale fares are good for Icelandair flights from August 2017 through December 2017, including holidays like Thanksgiving!

Iceland Fare Sale

Visit Iceland Like I Did for ~$300 Round-Trip!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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A More Convenient Way to Tip Your Uber Driver

Via The Points Guy, Uber riders in the US will soon be able to tip their drivers in-app!

Depending on your views about tipping, this new feature could be good or bad.  But if you’re going to tip your Uber driver, being able to do so in-app will be much easier.

Uber In App Tipping

No More Carrying Small Bills Around to Tip Your Uber Driver!

Here’s more about this news, and what it means for you.

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How to Earn Lucrative Sign-Up Bonuses Without Paying Annual Fees Out-of-Pocket

I’ve written why even thrifty folks like me should consider annual fee cards.  Because these cards often come with big sign-up bonuses and great perks that can help you achieve your travel goals!

That said, I understand folks new to our hobby might not be comfortable paying an annual fee expense.  Team members Keith and Scott remember feeling this way when they first started out.  And now they each have 8+ cards with annual fees.  

But there’s a strategy you can use to earn valuable sign-up bonuses on certain annual fee cards without paying the fee out-of-pocket.

Ways To Offset Credit Card Annual Fee

Get Big Travel With Valuable Sign-Up Bonuses on Certain Chase Ultimate Rewards Cards Without Paying an Annual Fee Out of Your Pocket

I’ll explain how you can offset annual fees with certain credit cards!

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More Bad News for Folks Who Pay Mortgage, Rent With Credit Cards

Earlier today, I shared news that Plastiq has stopped allowing Visa credit cards for mortgage payments.

Now, via Frequent Miler, folks with the Citi AT&T Access More card (no longer available to new applicants) will no longer earn 3X Citi ThankYou points for rental & real estate payments, and purchasing or reloading gift cards online.  Starting July 22, 2017, you’ll only earn 1X Citi ThankYou point per $1.

I know many in our hobby who use the Citi AT&T Access more to earn lots of points paying their mortgage and rent each month through online payment services like Plastiq.  So this is a bummer!

Citi AT&T Access More 3X Changes

Online Mortgage and Rent Payments Will No Longer Earn 3X Points With the Citi AT&T Access More Card

I’ll fill you in on the details.

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3 Days Only: Southwest Sale Starting at $39 One-Way

Southwest has released another sale!  You can book Southwest flights from just $39, or 1,620 Southwest points one-way!

Other, more expensive routes are great deals too.  Like a one-way flight from Atlanta to San Antonio for $94 (or 1,620 Southwest points).

But you’ll need to book by June 15, 2017, for travel between August 22, 2017, and December 16, 2017.  Eligible travel dates vary by route.

Southwest Sale June 2017

Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica, for Less With Southwest’s New Sale

Here are the details!

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Limited-Time 10% Airline Transfer Bonus – Worth It?

Via Reddit, you’ll earn a 10% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to Etihad through July 5, 2017.

This is a nice little bonus if you would have moved points to Etihad anyway.  But I wouldn’t transfer points unless you have a definite plan for the miles!  Because Etihad miles expire 3 years from the date you earn them.

And Etihad miles can be incredibly valuable for certain flights.

Citi ThankYou Etihad Transfer Bonus

Book Award Seats on Etihad’s Partner Airlines for Incredible Deals to Europe and Beyond

I’ll help you decide if transferring points to Etihad is a good idea!

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Avoid Overpaying for Admission at Amusement Parks This Summer With These Deals!

The official start of summer is just a couple of weeks away!  And some of y’all might be planning ahead for day trips or weekend getaways to amusement parks.

If you’re traveling as a family, admission costs can add up quickly!  But luckily there are lots of ways to save money on entrance fees at destinations like Legoland and Six Flags!

Theme Park Deals

Everything Is Awesome When You Save Money on Admission to Amusement Parks, Like Legoland!

I’ll share theme park deals to help you save on your summer adventures!

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Big Southwest Sale: $49 One-Way Flights (Ends Thursday!)

Time to book a fall getaway!

Via Running With Miles, Southwest is having a 3-day fare sale from today until June 8, 2017.  For travel between August 22, 2017, and December 13, 2017.

This is one of Southwest’s best sales, with fares as low as $49, including taxes, for a one-way flight!  And it includes more destinations than usual.

I found a round-trip flight between New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico, departing October 24, 2017, and returning October 31, 2017, for ~$158!  And a flight from San Diego to Chicago, leaving September 21, 2017, and returning September 25, 2017, for ~$149!  

Southwest Sale

With This Sale, You Can Fly From Cities Like Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, New York, and Nashville, to Chicago for Less Than $100 Each-Way!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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