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1.   1,000 Free Marriott Points for Your Baseball Stories

According to NotiFlyer, Marriott is giving away points for submitting stories of your baseball memories. 

Submit your baseball memories and stories to Marriott’s Rewards Insiders Forum, between now and April 14th, and you will earn 500 Marriott Rewards points per story, up to a maximum of 1,000 points in honor of the movie 42.

The terms say that stories have to be at least 50 words and not longer then 1,000 words.

Marriott 42

2.   4x JetBlue TrueBlue Points

Via One Mile at a Time JetBlue is offering quadruple TrueBlue points for travel booked  by April 10, 2013.  Eligible flights must occur between April 8 and June 19, 2013.  You can click here to register.

JetBlue 4X

3.  Using Starwood Points For Baseball Suites

Mommy Points writes about using Starwood Points for box seats at Chicago Cubs games.  Prices for club boxes & suites are usually $75 to $100 according to the Cubs’ website, so this could be a good deal for the experience of watching the game in a private suite.

Sadly, no World Series titles are guaranteed!

4.  New York Hilton Reward Analysis

New York is a popular tourist destination & staying there is expensive.  If you were considering staying there using Hilton Rewards points, Loyalty Traveler has an interesting analysis of what it may cost in points.

5.   Earn 2,013 Bonus Delta SkyMiles through Hilton Double Dip

Via The Points Guy, now through June 30, 2013 Delta is offering 2,013 bonus SkyMiles when staying two nights or more at any Hilton hotel.

2,013 SkyMiles_Hilton

Make sure to register here, then complete a two-night stay with Delta as your preferred Double Dip partner in your Hilton HHonors profile.

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A useful data point…

I got a United Chase Explorer VISA in 2011 and cancelled it in March this year. Logged into United, saw the 55K offer and forgot about the issue with not getting the same bonus again (within your lifetime or two years or whatever it really is). Applied. Approved immediately. Remembered about how I might not get the bonus. Oops. SM Chase immediately to confirm I would get the bonus. They say yes. I go ahead and put the spend on it (its only $1000, I hit it in like 2 days). Later I get a card in the mail telling me I won’t get the bonus. SM Chase and send them pictures of the earlier SM, person’s name, fact I hit the spend before they told me I wouldn’t get the bonus, I think its a little dishonest but love Chase. They give me the bonus, tell me to read the T&C’s more carefully next time.

So… if in doubt SM and confirm right away and put the spend on quickly if they say yes (potentially by mistake). After they said yes I just assumed the UA Explorer card had been changed in some fashion in the intervening years so it was possible to get the bonus again. I guess not…


There are at least some reports of people applying for the Premier and then Plus cards and doing an SM to confirm the bonus. Again, this doesn’t tell you if you’ll get the bonus if you do the exact same card. I’d apply for a different one than the one you had last time, then SM Chase to confirm the bonus. If not, then cancel it. If its part of your next AOR no harm in an extra credit pull probably.

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@DBest – I’m not sure, but it is a Hilton so it should qualify.

@groeder – If you had a different version of the card or the old version which gave credits instead of points, you should get the bonus.

@Glenn @Bryce – Thanks for helping out!


In theory Chase offers are all once only per card per person for their lifetime. However, the cards have to be exactly the same. So the two variants on the Southwest cards–the Premier ($99) and Plus ($69) are different cards. So normally you could apply for both and get the bonus twice. Normally if you had the exact same card previously you wouldn’t see the bonus. You don’t say which card you had and whether the new one is different so I don’t know if this applies. And of course you absolutely CAN get the Personal and Business versions even simultaneously and get the bonus. Is it possible to get the exact same personal card twice and get the bonus? Don’t know…

@Devon–Make sure that you are a member of Marriott Rewards first, which can be done here:

I just signed up using the following link and didn’t have any issues:!input.jspa

If that doesn’t work try using a different browser and/or clearing your cookies.

Got the Southwest 50k visa card at end of February. In the small print it says Previous and existing Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer. Note: the bonus may be earned on one first-time personal and one first-time business Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card new account.

I had a SW card about 18 months ago — will I still get the bonus??



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