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News You Can Use – Free American Airlines Status, 1,300 American Airlines Miles for $1, Cheap Business Class Flights to London & Paris, & More

1.   American Airlines Is Offering Elite Status (Targeted)

Via The Points Guy, American Airlines is sending out emails and mailers to select loyalty program members to earn Gold or Platinum elite status through May 31, 2016.  All you have to do is sign-up with the supplied promotion code by February 22, 2016.

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Were You Targeted for Free Gold or Platinum Elite Status on American Airlines? Check Your Email or Mailbox to Find Out!

To keep the status through 2017, you’ll need to earn 7,000 EQMs (elite qualifying miles) for Gold status.  And 10,000 EQMs to keep Platinum status.  Some commenters report slightly different offers.

Elite status members get perks like free upgrades, free checked bags, and bonus miles on flights.

Check your email inbox, or regular mailbox, to see if you got the offer!

2.   Bonus Miles for $1 or $12 Magazine Subscriptions

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News You Can Use – $40 Off Hilton, $200 Off KLM, $15 Off Flowers, 2,000 Southwest Points With Hertz

1.   Save $40 on a $200+ Hilton Garden Inn Stay

Link:   How to Sign-Up for AMEX Offers

Via Running With Miles, there’s a new AMEX Offer to save $40 when you load the deal to your AMEX card and spend $200+ at Hilton Garden Inn hotels by April 11, 2016.

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Save $40 When You Stay at a Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, Like the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square, and Spend $200+ by April 11, 2016

This offer only applies to hotels in the US.  And you must book directly with the hotel via the website, Hilton HHonors phone app, or by calling directly, to earn the statement credit.

Enrollment is limited, so add this offer to your card if you’re interested!  Check your AMEX account for the deal, or tweet @AmexOffers including hashtag “#AmexHgi” with your synced AMEX account.

This is an easy way to save money if you have a hotel stay coming up in the next couple of months!

2.   Get $200 Back After Spending $1,000+ on KLM Flights

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Won’t Last! 10 Cities Round-Trip to Europe $407 to $614

If you’re looking for a cheap paid flight to Europe, there are terrific deals today from 10 cities to several destinations across the pond!

You’ll pay as little as ~$407 to $614 for a round-trip coach flight (and some West Coast cities are included).  Sale fares are available on Aer Lingus, Jetairfly, KLM, Norwegian Air, and WOW Air, depending on the route.

These are very good prices!  So if you’re interested, book soon, because I’m not sure how long these deals will last.

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Take a Spin on the London Eye – and Get There Cheaply From Several US Cities!

I found these fares through ITA Matrix and Google Flights.  Or in 1 case, through an online travel agency (I’ll tell you where to look!).

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News You Can Use – Discover’s New 5X Categories, New Citi Prestige Restaurant Perk, Costco Visa Update, & More

1.   Earn 5% Cash Back on Dining and Movies With Discover it

Link:   Discover it

Link:   Activate the Discover it Bonus

Folks with the Discover it card who activate the bonus (after March 1, 2016) will earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent on restaurants and movies from April 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016.

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You’ll Save 5% on Meals or at the Movies When You Activate the Discover it Bonus Categories

If you spend the maximum amount, you’ll earn $75 cash back!

And don’t forget, new Discover it cardholders (or folks who previously registered) can have their cash back doubled at the end of their 1st 12 billing cycles.  So you can effectively earn 10% cash back on this and other rotating bonus categories!

Quarterly credit card bonus categories are an excellent and easy way to rack up extra miles, points, or cash bonuses!

2.   Get Dining Perks With Citi Prestige

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News You Can Use – Marriott Adds 20+ Hotels, $10 Off Hotels.com, $20 Off Uber, $250 Fee Free at Plastiq

1.   More Ways to Use Your Marriott Points

You can now use your Marriott points to book award nights at 21 Delta hotels (and 14 more will be added in April 2016).  You’ll also earn Marriott points and elite status credits for paid stays at these Delta hotels.

Plus, if you’re a Delta Privileges member, you can take advantage of all your benefits and redeem your points at any Marriott hotel.

Most of these new locations are in Canada, but there’s also 1 in Orlando.

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You Can Now Use Your Marriott Points to Stay at the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel! With a Kid’s Splash Area Near the Pool, a Gaming Room, and a Short Drive to Walt Disney World, It’s a Great Spot for Your Next Family Vacation

Here are a few other destinations that look interesting:

Check out the FAQ page for answers to your questions about the merger.

2.   $100 Hotels.com Gift Card for $90

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Hawaii on Sale! 7 Western Cities + Toronto Round-Trip $305 to $399

Need some sunshine in your life?  Here’s another terrific opportunity to sneak away to the beach for cheap!

You can fly to Hawaii from 7 Western cities (plus Toronto!) for less than $400 round-trip in coach on several airlines.

Depending on the route, sale flights are available from now through May 2016.  And you can fly to Honolulu, Maui, or the Big Island!

These are great fares, so book soon if you want to get in on the deals!

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Say Aloha to Hawaii for as Little as $318 Round-Trip in Coach!

You can search for these fares using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book directly on the airline websites.

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Free Access to US Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, & More This Weekend With Your Bank of America Card!

Looking for something to do this weekend?

If you’re a Bank of America (or Merrill Lynch) debit or credit cardholder, you can get into certain museums and other cultural centers for free on the 1st full weekend of each month.

Free Access To US Museums Zoos Aquariums More This Weekend With Your Bank Of America Card

There Are Over 150 Participating Locations, Including Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Where You Can Get In for Free With Your Bank of America Card

I’ll show you how you can get fee admission to places like the Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.

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