News You Can Use – 30% Off Choice Points, JetBlue Removes Free Checked Bag, New Club Carlson Promotion, & More!
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1. Buy or Gift Choice Hotel Points for up to 30% Off
The discount you receive depends on the number of points you buy. You can purchase up to 50,000 Choice Hotel points in a calendar year.50,000 Choice Hotel points cost $385 with this promotion.
2. JetBlue Now Charging for Checked Bags, Adds Wi-Fi and New Fare OptionsNews Fares and No More Free Checked Bags
Via The Points Guy, JetBlue introduced fare bundles on June 30, 2015.
You’ll now have to pay more if you want to check a bag. The lowest-priced fare bundle does NOT include a free checked bag.
Prices for checked bags are either $20 online or $25 at the airport. Unless you buy a more expensive ticket that includes a checked bag.
The new fares are called Blue, Blue Plus, and Blue Flex. Here’s an overview of what’s included with each one:
JetBlue Is Adding Wi-Fi to All Flights
JetBlue is also adding free in-flight broadband Wi-Fi to their planes.
It’s already on certain flights.
On a recent flight, my friend sent a screenshot and the speeds were good for in-flight internet!
JetBlue is also adding 10-inch personal video screens to seats in every plane.
I’ll stick to Southwest because you still get 2 free checked bags. And of course for the best deal in domestic travel, the Companion Pass!
3. Use Citi Wallet at NewEgg.com and Get $20 off $50+ PurchasesUpdate: The “CITIWALLET” promotion code is no longer valid. Via Credit Card Watcher, Citi recently introduced Citi Wallet, which allows you to quickly check-out with a personal Citi credit card on certain websites. You won’t have to enter your credit card information or billing address.
When you check out with Citi Wallet at NewEgg.com, you can get $20 off a purchase of $50 or more. The promotion ends either on July 12, 2015, or when Citi Wallet reaches 7,250 redemptions, whichever comes first.
In addition to checking out with Citi Wallet on NewEgg.com, you’ll also need to enter the promotion code “CITIWALLET“ on the check-out screen.
4. Get 5,000 Bonus Club Carlson Points This Summer
5,000 points are more than halfway toward a free stay at a Category 1 Club Carlson hotel.
To get the bonus points, book with the “Summer5K” promotion code.
You must be a Club Carlson member (free to join!) to take part in the promotion.
5. Get $30 Off $100+ Purchases 3X at BJ’s with AMEX Offers
I’ve written about how to register for AMEX Offers.Folks on Slickdeals are reporting a new AMEX Offer at BJ’s warehouses. If you’re targeted, you can get a $30 statement credit when you spend $100 or more.
You can use the offer up to 3 times by August 15, 2015. And you can combine it with in-store coupons or sales.
30% off purchases at warehouse stores is a great deal! Especially considering you can use it multiple times and sync it to more than 1 AMEX card.
Check your AMEX account to see if you were targeted!
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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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