Get to Europe With 20,000 HOTEL Points, Earn Double Hilton Points, and Plastiq Lowers Fees to Pay Mortgage With Credit Card (for Some)
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1. New Hilton Promotion
You can earn 2X base Hilton points when you register for this promotion and stay between May 1 and August 31, 2018.
You normally earn 10 points per $1 spent at Hilton hotels. So with this promotion, you’ll earn 20 Hilton points per $1. And even more if you have Hilton elite status!
Even if you have no Hilton hotel stays in mind, it’s a good idea to register for this promotion. Because you never know what unforeseeable event will lead you to the front desk of a Hilton hotel. Registering is easy, and just takes a few seconds.
2. 25% Bonus When Transferring Hotel Points to American Airlines
Through May 31, 2018, you’ll get 25% more miles when you transfer your hotel points to American Airlines.
I normally strongly discourage this, because hotel points are usually worth MUCH more when you use them for hotel stays. And most hotel points do NOT transfer to American Airlines at a 1:1 ratio. For example, it costs:
- 5,000 Choice points to get 1,000 American Airlines miles (1,250 after the bonus)
- 10,000 IHG points to get 2,000 American Airlines miles (1,500 after the bonus)
- 70,000 Marriott points to get earn 25,000 American Airlines miles (31,250 after the bonus)
Those aren’t spectacular returns, even with a bonus.
However, Starwood points transfer to American Airlines at a 1:1 ratio. Plus you get 5,000 bonus miles for every 20,000 points you transfer to airline miles. So if you transfer 20,000 Starwood points to American Airlines, you’ll get a total of 31,250 American Airlines miles (20,000 Starwood points + 5,000 bonus miles + 25% bonus).
That’s a pretty spectacular deal, and more than enough for a one-way flight to Europe!
You can register for this bonus here.
3. Plastiq Charges Reduced Fees for New Users
Link: Plastiq Promotion
Plastiq is a service that lets you use certain credit cards to pay many bills that don’t normally accept a credit card as payment, like a mortgage. It’s a handy tool for folks who need help meeting minimum spending requirements. But because they normally charge a 2.5% fee, it’s NOT a good way to generate miles & points on a regular basis.
Deals We Like reports that Plastiq is having a promotion for new users, where you will only pay a 2% fee when you schedule up to 6 mortgage, rent, or other real estate transactions. You’ll need to submit the first payment by May 31, 2018, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Note: Visa and American Express cards are NOT accepted for mortgage payments with Plastiq.
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