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6000 Flying Blue Miles Winner

Are You the Winner of 6,000 Flying Blue Miles?

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Limited-Time! Top 5 Card Bonuses Which Are Now Easier to Unlock

Considering applying for an AMEX card with a big sign-up bonus, like the AMEX Business Platinum or AMEX Business Gold Rewards card, but unsure about meeting the minimum spending requirements?

Good news!  With Plastiq’s latest promotion, you can pay bills with a credit card for a reduced fee.  Which could be a great way meet a card’s minimum spending requirements and earn a big sign-up bonus!

Limited Time Top 5 Card Bonuses Which Are Now Easier To Unlock

The Sign-Up Bonus From the AMEX Business Platinum Card Is More Than Enough Points to Fly to Europe. And Plastiq Can Help You Meet the Minimum Spending Requirements!

Here are 5 AMEX cards whose sign-up bonuses are now easier to unlock.

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Chase Ritz-Carlton Sign-Up Bonus Decreasing!

Have you been intending to apply for the Chase Ritz-Carlton card?  If so, you’ll want to apply soon!

Via Reddit, it looks like Chase is reducing the Chase Ritz-Carlton sign-up bonus from 3 free nights at participating Ritz-Carlton hotels to just 2 free nights after meeting minimum spending requirements.

The public link for the offer already reflects the reduced sign-up bonus.  But there’s still a link that offers 3 free nights after meeting minimum spending requirements.

This card is NOT affected by the Chase “5/24 rule”, so even if you’ve applied for 5+ cards from any bank (excluding certain business cards) in the past 24 months, you can be approved.

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Chase Ritz Carlton Sign Up Bonus Decreasing

Stay 3 Free Nights at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Along the Coast in Maui, Where Rooms Sell for ~$650 Per Night!

Here’s what you’ll get from this card!

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“I Want to Help My Readers Live a Happier Life – Enjoying Experiences Rather Than Things”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Zen Life and Travel

Katie writes Zen Life and Travel to share the perks and benefits of collecting credit card points, airline miles, hotel points, elite status, and more.  You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Zen Life And Travel

Having Fun at St. Pete Beach, Florida

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Act Fast: Chase Fairmont Card Officially Discontinued, Working Link Found

If you’ve been considering the Chase Fairmont card, you have very little time left to apply.

Via Reddit, the Chase Fairmont is being discontinued. They’re officially NO longer accepting applications for the card, and the last known application link was taken down this afternoon.  But Frequent Miler reports there’s still a working link!

I doubt the link will last long.  So you’ll have to move fast if you’re interested!

This card is NOT affected by the Chase “5/24 rule”, so even folks who have applied for more than 5 cards from any bank (excluding certain business cards) in the past 24 months can be approved.

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Act Fast Chase Fairmont Card Officially Discontinued Working Link Found

Spend a Couple of Nights in the Breathtaking Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for Free!

I’ll show you why this card is worth a look!

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Meeting AMEX Minimum Spending Just Got Easier!

Need help meeting minimum spending on your new AMEX card?  Plastiq’s latest promotion might be your best bet!

Through February 28, 2017, Plastiq will charge a reduced fee of 2% (normally 2.5%) when you pay bills with your American Express card.

Meet Minimum Spending Plastiq Reduces Fee On AMEX Cards To 2

Pay Almost Any Bill With a Credit Card Through Plastiq!

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Earn Southwest Companion Pass Points With These Products

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal.  So I’ve asked her write about ways to earn more Southwest points that qualify for the Companion Pass.  Because hotel points transfers to Southwest won’t count towards the Southwest Companion Pass after March 31, 2017.

Lyn:   Thanks to some timely deals to earn Southwest points through Rapid Rewards Shopping, you can earn nearly 5,000 Southwest points relatively cheaply.  And most will qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.

Earn Southwest Companion Pass Points With These Products

Trying to Earn the Companion Pass? I’ll Show You Ways to Earn Qualifying Southwest Points for Cheap!

For a step-by-step process of how to easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass, you can download my free guide.

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Big Travel to Europe With This AMEX 100,000-Point Bonus

If you’re planning a trip to Europe, the fantastic 100,000-point sign-up bonus from The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN offers lots of options for flights.

Depending on your European destination, the points you earn from the card’s sign-up bonus and minimum spending requirement can be more than enough for multiple round-trip award tickets.

You can transfer the American Express Membership Rewards points to terrific airline partners across all 3 major alliances like Air Canada, British Airways, and Delta.  Or for more flexibility, use AMEX Pay With Points, which can make your points effectively worth up to 2 cents each.

Remember, the AMEX Business Platinum 100,000-point sign-up bonus is only available for a limited time until January 25, 2017.

Use AMEX Points Flights To Europe

You Can Earn 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points With the AMEX Business Platinum Sign-Up Bonus, Which Gives You Lots of Options for Flights to Europe

I’ll show you how to use AMEX Membership Rewards points from the Business Platinum for flights to Europe!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With AMEX Membership Rewards Points: Part 4 – Best Ways to Fly to Hawaii

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline partners when the time comes.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

The AMEX Membership Rewards program has 20 direct airline and hotel partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well!  You can use AMEX points to book award flights on every airline that flies from the US to Hawaii!

Or you can keep it simple and use AMEX Pay With Points to book flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal and get a fixed amount per point.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Hawaii Flights

AMEX Membership Rewards Points Are Extremely Versatile for Folks Looking to Fly to Hawaii!

I’ll show you the best ways to use American Express Membership Rewards Points for flights to Hawaii!

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File Your Taxes With TurboTax and Earn 1,000 Southwest Points

It’s officially tax season!  And TurboTax is giving folks an incentive to use their software.

Via Reddit, you’ll receive 1,000 Southwest points when you file your tax return with TurboTax through the Southwest Shopping portal!

File Your Taxes With TurboTax And Earn 1000 Southwest Points

Nothing in This World Is Certain but Death and 1,000 Bonus Southwest Points! 😉

I’ll give you the details of this deal.

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