We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.

News You Can Use – British Airways Card Changes, New AMEX Charles Schwab Cards, 15% Off at La Quinta, & More!

News You Can Use – British Airways Card Changes, New AMEX Charles Schwab Cards, 15% Off at La Quinta, & More!

Million Mile SecretsNews You Can Use – British Airways Card Changes, New AMEX Charles Schwab Cards, 15% Off at La Quinta, & More!Million Mile Secrets Team

We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

1.   British Airways Spending Bonus Changes!

According to The Points Guy, Chase is making some changes to the British Airways card.

You currently earn 2.5 British Airways Avios points per dollar spent with British Airways and 1.25 points per dollar spent everywhere else.

But notices have been sent out to some cardholders that starting April 30, 2015, you’ll earn 3X points at British Airways and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.

News You Can Use British Airways Card Changes New AMEX Charles Schwab Cards 15 Off At La Quinta More
You Won’t Earn as Many Points on Everyday Spending With the Chase British Airways Card

While this notice has only been sent to some folks, this change is likely taking place for all cardholders.

2.   TopCashBack Money Maker (Today Only!)

Deals We Like writes, TopCashBack is offering $20 in cash back to new customers who buy a gift card at Raise through their portal.  This deal is limited to 1 per person.

To get the rebate, spend at least $1 at Raise by March 19, 2015, (today!) at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

However, the lowest gift card value I found available is ~$5.  You can purchase $5 gift cards to AMC.  But check to see what you can find for under $20!

News You Can Use British Airways Card Changes New AMEX Charles Schwab Cards 15 Off At La Quinta More
You Should Receive Your $20 Credit Within 14 Days!

Not new to TopCashBack?  There are some other great deals open to everyone including:

  • 8% back and 20% off clothing, home, and jewelry at Macy’s
  • 7% back at Nordstrom
  • 5.25% back on most purchases (excludes electronics, books, movies, and photo) at Walmart
  • $100 back per new line activation at T-Mobile

3.   Save 15% at La Quinta Hotels

Via FatWallet, you can get 15% off the standard rate at La Quinta hotels.  Just enter promotional code “AMX15” at check-out and pay with an American Express card such as:

News You Can Use British Airways Card Changes New AMEX Charles Schwab Cards 15 Off At La Quinta More
Enter Promotional Code “AMX15″ and Pay With Your AMEX Card to Save 15% at La Quinta

This deal ends June 15, 2015.

This is discount is good at all La Quinta locations in the US, Canada, and Mexico, except in Manhattan where you’ll only save 10%.

Remember, you can get 5% cash back at La Quinta hotels with a Visa business card such the Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Business Cash Credit Card with Visa SavingsEdge.

Here’s my list of the ways you can save with Visa SavingsEdge.

4.   New Charles Schwab AMEX Cards!

American Express will be releasing 2 new Charles Schwab co-branded cards sometime in early 2016.

News You Can Use British Airways Card Changes New AMEX Charles Schwab Cards 15 Off At La Quinta More
AMEX and Charles Schwab Are Teaming Up

These cards may be similar to the AMEX Fidelity card which offers:

  • 2% cash back on all purchases
  • NO annual fee

I love the Charles Schwab’s High Yield Investor Checking Account because you can use it overseas to withdraw money and pay NO ATM or currency conversion fees.  So I’m excited to find out more about the new American Express cards!

If you liked this post, why don’t you join the 25,000+ readers who have signed-up to receive free blog posts via email (only 1 email per day!) or in an RSS reader …because then you’ll never miss another update!

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

More Info

Editorial Note: We're the Million Mile Secrets team. And we're proud of our content, opinions and analysis, and of our reader's comments. These haven’t been reviewed, approved or endorsed by any of the airlines, hotels, or credit card issuers which we often write about. And that’s just how we like it! :)

Add comment

E-mail is already registered on the site. Please use the Login form or enter another.

You entered an incorrect username or password

Sorry that something went wrong, repeat again!

4comments

by Newest
by Best by Newest by Oldest

I have been following your site for about a year now and I am so thankful for all the information you give us. I ordered the Raise card and then had 3 of my family members join and they each purchased a card. All 3 of their orders appeared to process and even applied credit to topcashback, only to have all 3 of those orders cancelled today. It was very frustrating that I recommended Raise to them. It was a real waste of their time.

I’ve used Raise several times. Absolutely no problems with follow-through! Had a glitch on a Subway card recently – 1 was good, 1 was locked. Raise immediately issued a Return Authorization to get the card back – and promptly refunded the purchase price. No problems here. I’ve had terrific savings using Raise.

I had fraudulent charges on one of my CC at raise.com a few days ago. I have never used raise.com but I looked at there site after the fraudulent charges appeared and the site looks like cardcash.com which I have used previously a few times. Buyer beware.

I placed two orders at raise.com through topcashback portal, never received any credit for either of those orders despite numerous emails. Don’t buy at raise.com through topcashback if you are expecting cash back to be credited.