News You Can Use – British Airways Card Changes, New AMEX Charles Schwab Cards, 15% Off at La Quinta, & More!

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1.   British Airways Spending Bonus Changes!

According to The Points Guy, Chase is making some changes to the British Airways card.

You currently earn 2.5 British Airways Avios points per dollar spent with British Airways and 1.25 points per dollar spent everywhere else.

But notices have been sent out to some cardholders that starting April 30, 2015, you’ll earn 3X points at British Airways and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.

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You Won’t Earn as Many Points on Everyday Spending With the Chase British Airways Card

While this notice has only been sent to some folks, this change is likely taking place for all cardholders.

2.   TopCashBack Money Maker (Today Only!)

Deals We Like writes, TopCashBack is offering $20 in cash back to new customers who buy a gift card at Raise through their portal.  This deal is limited to 1 per person.

To get the rebate, spend at least $1 at Raise by March 19, 2015, (today!) at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

However, the lowest gift card value I found available is ~$5.  You can purchase $5 gift cards to AMC.  But check to see what you can find for under $20!

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You Should Receive Your $20 Credit Within 14 Days!

Not new to TopCashBack?  There are some other great deals open to everyone including:

  • 8% back and 20% off clothing, home, and jewelry at Macy’s
  • 7% back at Nordstrom
  • 5.25% back on most purchases (excludes electronics, books, movies, and photo) at Walmart
  • $100 back per new line activation at T-Mobile

3.   Save 15% at La Quinta Hotels

Via FatWallet, you can get 15% off the standard rate at La Quinta hotels.  Just enter promotional code “AMX15” at check-out and pay with an American Express card such as:

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Enter Promotional Code “AMX15″ and Pay With Your AMEX Card to Save 15% at La Quinta

This deal ends June 15, 2015.

This is discount is good at all La Quinta locations in the US, Canada, and Mexico, except in Manhattan where you’ll only save 10%.

Remember, you can get 5% cash back at La Quinta hotels with a Visa business card such the Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Business Cash Credit Card with Visa SavingsEdge.

Here’s my list of the ways you can save with Visa SavingsEdge.

4.   New Charles Schwab AMEX Cards!

American Express will be releasing 2 new Charles Schwab co-branded cards sometime in early 2016.

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AMEX and Charles Schwab Are Teaming Up

These cards may be similar to the AMEX Fidelity card which offers:

  • 2% cash back on all purchases
  • NO annual fee

I love the Charles Schwab’s High Yield Investor Checking Account because you can use it overseas to withdraw money and pay NO ATM or currency conversion fees.  So I’m excited to find out more about the new American Express cards!

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