News You Can Use – 30% Off Choice Points, JetBlue Removes Free Checked Bag, New Club Carlson Promotion, & More!

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News You Can Use – 30% Off Choice Points, JetBlue Removes Free Checked Bag, New Club Carlson Promotion, & More!

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Update:   The “CITIWALLET” promotion code has reached the maximum number of redemptions and no longer works.  Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader avi for letting me know!

1.   Buy or Gift Choice Hotel Points for up to 30% Off

Via Loyalty Lobby, you can buy or gift Choice Hotel points for up to 30% off through July 28, 2015

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Buy or Gift Choice Hotel Points for up to 30% Off Through July 28, 2015

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.

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The More Choice Points You Buy, the Bigger the Discount

50,000 Choice Hotel points cost $385 with this promotion.

Remember you can transfer Choice Hotel points to Southwest.  This can help folks who are close to earning a Southwest Companion Pass!

2.   JetBlue Now Charging for Checked Bags, Adds Wi-Fi and New Fare Options

News 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:

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You’ll Have to Purchase a “Blue Plus” Fare If You Want a Checked Bag Included in the Price

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. 

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The Wi-Fi Speeds Are Fast!

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+ Purchases

Update:  The “CITIWALLET” promotion code is no longer valid.

Via Credit Card WatcherCiti 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.

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Sign-Up for Citi Wallet and Get $20 Off at NewEgg.com

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

Via Frequent Flyer Italia, you’ll get 5,000 bonus Club Carlson points when you book and stay at a Radisson hotel through August 31, 2015.  This deal is for these hotels in the Western Hemisphere.

5,000 points are more than halfway toward a free stay at a Category 1 Club Carlson hotel.

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Get 5,000 Bonus Club Carlson Points at Select Hotels This Summer

To get the bonus points, book with the “Summer5K” promotion code.

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Make Sure You Book Using the “Summer5K” Promotion Code to Get the Bonus Points!

You must be a Club Carlson member (free to join!) to take part in the promotion.

Remember, you can use your points at any Club Carlson hotel including Country Inns and SuitesRadissonRadisson BluPark Inn by Radisson,  and Park Plaza.

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.

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Stack the BJ’s $30 Off $100+ AMEX Offer With In-Store Coupons to Save Even 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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The 5K bonus points rate is higher than the advance purchase rate, but same as the best available rate.

I have had the Discover card for years. Called about the it card and transferred to this card after hearing added benefits. When I got my card I asked again about the end of the year bonus and was informed it is only for new card holders.

I don’t see the option to transfer Choice Points to airlines on their new site.

CITIWALLET promo code is expired..FYI