Category Archives: Shopping

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!

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Hot! Targeted $25 off $100 at Staples AMEX Offer, Works on Visa Gift Card Purchases!

Via Frequent Miler, check your American Express accounts for a targeted offer for $25 off a $100 Staples purchase.  It’s for online purchases only.

The best part of the deal is that it applies when you buy Visa gift cards!  It’s not supposed to, but I tested it and it WORKS!

By doing this deal, you can get a $100 Visa gift card and earn a profit of ~$18!  And you can do this multiple times with different cards!  (One time per card.)

You can use Visa gift cards for everyday purchases, load them to your Bluebird or Serve account, or use them to pay bills with Evolve Money.

Hot Targeted 25 Off 100 At Staples AMEX Offer Works On Visa Gift Card Purchases

Earn an Easy ~$18 in Profit on a $100 Visa Gift Card With Staples and AMEX Offers

I’ll show you how to do it!  But act quickly, because I don’t think this will last long!

Continue reading

“Grandma…She Once Sent Me 10,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Credit Card Joint

Ben writes Credit Card Joint to share his knowledge on points, miles, airfare, and credit scores.

Credit Card Joint - Interview

National City Branch – Where Ben Signed-Up for His 1st Rewards Credit Card

Continue reading

Today: Last Chance to Maximize 5X Chase Freedom 4th Quarter Bonus Spending

Did you make the most of your Chase Freedom category bonus spending this quarter?

Today is the last day to earn 5X Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) at Amazon, Zappos, and these department stores when you use your Chase Freedom card.

You’ll earn the bonus for up to $1,500 in purchases this quarter, for a maximum of 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points or $75 cash back.

It’s too late to register for this quarter, but you can still activate the bonus for January, February, and March 2015.  You’ll get 5 points per $1 you spend, or 5% cash back, at grocery stores, Starbucks stores, and movie theaters.

Today Last Chance To Maximize 5X Chase Freedom 4th Quarter Bonus Spending

Did You Make the Most of the Bonus at Department Stores?

Continue reading