Credit Card Updates: Lufthansa 50,000 Mile Card Ending, American Express Hilton, and Chase Freedom
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1. Barclaycard Miles & More World Elite MasterCard – 50,000 Miles
The 50,000 mile offer on the Barclays card ends on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Read my post on 18 Ways to Use Lufthansa Miles for all you need to know about Lufthansa miles.
You can get 2 roundtrip coach awards within the US on United or US Air, 1.5 roundtrip business class trips within the US on United, or a 1-way business class award from the US to Europe with ~50,000 Lufthansa miles.
Lufthansa miles are also great for Swiss and Lufthansa First Class awards, but you’ll pay 85,000 miles for a 1-way award and $250 to $400 in taxes and fees.
2. American Express Hilton – 50,000 Points
Thanks to a reader for sending me a link to a 50,000 point American Express Hilton card after spending $750 within 3 months. This is better than the usual offer for 40,000 Hilton points and is valid until August 31, 2013.
Note that you can’t get the bonus on BOTH this card as well as the American Express Surpass card. But American Express does sometimes give you an incentive to upgrade the regular no-fee Hilton card to the American Express Surpass card.
That said, I still prefer the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card to the American Express Surpass card because the Citi Hilton Reserve gets you Hilton’s Gold elite status (free breakfast and internet!) for as long as you have the card and also has no foreign transaction fees.
3. Chase Freedom Bonus Categories
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Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $1,000 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide, eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash’s subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
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