Category Archives: Travel Tips

What’s the Best Credit Card for Hyatt Stays?

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If you have the Chase Hyatt credit card, you might instinctively reach for it to pay for Hyatt stays.  But did you know it might NOT always be the best option?  

What's The Best Credit Card For Hyatt Stays

Headed to a Hyatt? Pay With the Right Card!

Folks who have an American Express business card get a 5% discount at Hyatt hotels through the AMEX OPEN program.  And if your AMEX card earns points and category bonuses for hotel spending, you could earn cash back and points.

So how do you decide which card to use?  Your best bet may be to take advantage of the benefits on both cards!

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Simon Mall Visa Gift Cards Could Save You Money Loading Bluebird!

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Some folks don’t like buying PIN-enabled gift cards to load to their Bluebird account because of the ~$5 to $7 fee on these cards.  See this post for more on how to load a gift card with a PIN to your Bluebird.

But did you know you can buy Visa debit gift cards from Simon Malls for only a ~$3 fee?

Simon Mall Visa Gift Card

Save Money on PIN-Enabled Gift Cards at Simon Malls

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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.

 IHG Award Night Sale: Save 50% Off At Mexico, Central America, And Caribbean Hotels

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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