Did you know you can redeem AMEX Membership Rewards points for gift cards to use on Airbnb?
You Can Redeem Your AMEX Membership Rewards Points for $100 or $250 Airbnb Gift Cards. But Should You?
I’ll show you how it works. And help you decide if it’s a good idea!
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Amtrak is shaking things up! Not only do they have a new revenue-based award program beginning January 24, 2016, but now they have 2 brand new credit cards.
And 1 of them is great for frequent Amtrak riders!
The points you’ll earn are best used for award trips on Amtrak, because they’re NOT very flexible!
Amtrak Has a Couple of New Credit Cards. I’ll Let You Know Who Should Consider Them!
I’ll share the details, and help you decide if either card is a good choice for you!
Emily and I don’t receive a commission on these cards, but we always want our readers to know about the best deals available!
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1. Fly From Toronto to Beijing for ~$418 Round-Trip
Link: Hainan Airlines’ Toronto to Beijing Flight Sale
Via YYZ Deals, Hainan Airlines will celebrate its 5th year anniversary of flying between Toronto and Beijing with non-stop round-trip fares in coach for only $555 Canadian dollars (~$418).
Fly From Toronto to Beijing for ~$418 Starting in Late November
And round-trip Business Class fares start at
$2,015 Canadian dollars (~$1,518), which is also a terrific deal!
You can purchase tickets starting September 16, 2015 at 9:00 am Eastern Time.
Terms & Conditions
- Must depart between November 22, 2015, and December 2, 2015
- For coach fares, you must return between November 25, 2015, and March 2, 2015
- For Business Class fares, you must return between November 22, 2015, and June 2, 2016
- Seats are available until September 23, 2016, but limited to availability
Remember, you can earn Alaska Airlines miles for flights on Hainan Airlines. And then use them to fly on other airline partners, like Cathay Pacific!
You can get to Toronto with 4,500 British Airways Avios points if you’re under 650 miles away, from cities including:
- New York
- Washington, DC
You Can Fly to Toronto With 10,000 United Airlines Miles for Flights Under 700 Miles
And if you’re less than 700 miles away, you can use United Airlines miles to fly to Toronto for 10,000 United Airlines miles each way.
As of now, Southwest does NOT fly to Toronto, but you can fly to Buffalo, and then take a shuttle to the Toronto airport.
Pay with a card that earns bonus points! The Chase Sapphire Preferred card earns 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel. And the Citi Prestige and Citi ThankYou Premier cards both earn 3X Citi ThankYou points on airfare purchases.
If you book a flight, be sure to check out my top 5 Starwood hotels in Asia and Australia, including Beijing! Or maybe try out an Airbnb!
2. Get $50 Off $200+ at Rocketmiles Hotels
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Update: The “CITIWALLET” promotion code has reached the maximum number of redemptions and no longer works. Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader avi for letting me know!
1. Buy or Gift Choice Hotel Points for up to 30% Off
Via Loyalty Lobby, you can buy or gift Choice Hotel points for up to 30% off through July 28, 2015.
Buy or Gift Choice Hotel Points for up to 30% Off Through July 28, 2015
The discount you receive depends on the number of points you buy. You can purchase up to 50,000 Choice Hotel points in a calendar year.
The More Choice Points You Buy, the Bigger the Discount
50,000 Choice Hotel points cost $385 with this promotion.
Remember you can transfer Choice Hotel points to Southwest. This can help folks who are close to earning a Southwest Companion Pass!
2. JetBlue Now Charging for Checked Bags, Adds Wi-Fi and New Fare Options
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1. Annual Fee Increasing for Chase United Club Card
Via The Points Guy, the Chase United Club card, which comes with lounge access, is raising the annual fee from $395 to $450.
For now, the annual fee is still $395, so you may want to sign-up soon and take a screen shot of the lower annual fee before it changes.
The higher $450 annual fee is the same as other cards that also offer lounge access like the Citi American Airlines Executive card and the Citi Prestige card.
United Airlines Is Improving Their Lounges and It’s Going to Cost Chase United Airlines Club Cardholders
The cost of annual lounge membership is also increasing from $500 to $550. These changes may be because United Airlines has plans to renovate current lounges, add new lounges, and upgrade the food.
In addition to lounge access, when you sign-up for the Chase United Club card, you can also earn a $100 statement credit after your 1st purchase.
Emily and I don’t earn a commission on this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best offers.
2. Save on IHG Hotels in Europe
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