Category Archives: Travel Tips

IHG Award Night Sale: Save 50% Off at Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Hotels

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Thinking of taking a beach vacation this spring?

Starting this Sunday, April 20, 2014, IHG Rewards has a half price sale on award nights at certain hotels in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.  You’ll save 50% off the regular amount of points needed to book the stay.

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You Could Book an Award Night for 50% Off at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Acapulco

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50% Off Cabs in NYC Until June 1, 2014 With American Express Cards

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Via CreditCardWatcher, you can get up to $100 in American Express statement credits for New York City cab fares when you register your American Express card with Isis Mobile Wallet.

You’ll get a statement credit of 50% of each transaction when you use Isis Mobile Wallet up to a maximum of $100 per registered card.  And it has to be on a licensed taxi.

But keep reading, because it’s not as easy as it sounds!

50% Off Cabs In NYC Until June 1, 2014 With American Express Cards

Headed to NYC? You Can Get $100 in AMEX Statement Credits for Cab Fare

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Free American Airlines Day Pass for AMEX Platinum Cardholders

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From March 22, 2014, American Express Platinum cardholders could no longer enter American Airlines Admirals Club and US Airways Clubs.  But for the rest of April, Citi and American Airlines will give you a free day pass when you show your AMEX Platinum card at Admiral’s Club and US Airways Club lounges.

Free American Airlines Day Pass For AMEX Platinum Cardholders

Your AMEX Platinum Might Still Get You Into the American Airlines Lounge…but Only Until the End of April

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Extended: Free AMEX Bluebird Checks Until June 1, 2014

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I’ve written lots about American Express Bluebird and how you can use it to pay bills you can’t normally pay with a credit card, send money to other Bluebird users, or write checks for regular expenses.

By loading your Bluebird account with Vanilla Reloads or pre-paid gift cards you’ve bought with a credit card, you can earn lots of miles and points on expenses you would have otherwise paid cash for.  However, it’s become much harder to buy Vanilla Reloads with a credit card because CVS will no longer sell them with a credit card!  But perhaps you stocked up!

Extended Free AMEX Bluebird Checks Until June 1, 2014

Free Bluebird Checks, Now Until June 1, 2014

Bluebird was going to start charging for check orders after April 1, 2014.  But you can now order Bluebird checks for free until June 1, 2014!

This is a good deal, because Bluebird normally charges ~$26 for 50 checks, or ~$33 for 100 checks.

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5 Days Only: US Airways 100% Bonus on Shared Miles!

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If you need to stock up on US Airways miles, there’s a fantastic promotion this week!

US Airways will give up to a 100% bonus when you share your miles.  But the deal only runs until April 13, 2014.

You can transfer up to 50,000 miles to a friend or family member.  If you transfer the maximum amount, they’ll get a 100% bonus or an additional 50,000 miles!

5 Days Only: US Airways 100% Bonus On Shared Miles!

Sharing Is Caring: Get up to a 100% Bonus When You Transfer Miles to Friends or Family!

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