News You Can Use: Discount Hotel Stays, Targeted Hilton & United Airlines Deals, and an Excellent Apple Pay Bonus!

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Here’s a round-up of recent deals you should be aware of.  Citi ThankYou members can save $50 off certain hotel stays through April 30, 2018.  And until April 5, 2018, IHG is discounting the cash portion of their cash & points rate by 15% on stays through April 15, 2018.

There are also some good targeted promotions from Hilton and United Airlines, in case you have any travel plans coming up with them.  And folks with Apple devices might have a great opportunity to earn bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards points with Apple Pay!

Daily Deals March 29 2018
Today’s Deals Include an Easy Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Bonus for Certain Apple Pay Users!

1.   IHG Cash & Points Discount

Link:   IHG 15% Cash & Points Discount

IHG is discounting the cash portion of their cash & points rate by 15%.  The sale is running until April 5, 2018, for stays through April 15, 2018.  Just click this link to book.

This sale is a good opportunity to “buy” IHG points at a discount!

2.   United Airlines Mile Play Promotion [Targeted]

Link:   United Airlines Mile Play Promotion

Some folks are being targeted for bonus United Airlines miles through the United Airlines Mile Play promotion.  So check your email, or just click the promotion link and enter your United Airlines account number to see if you qualify.

If you are targeted, be sure to read the terms of your deal.  Because you’ll only earn the bonus after completing certain tasks.

3.   $50 Off a 2-Night Hotel Stay With Your Citi ThankYou Card!

Until April 30, 2018, certain Citi ThankYou members can get $50 off any 2+ night hotel stay booked through the Citi ThankYou Travel Center when you use the code “CITI50” at checkout.

Daily Deals March 29 2018
Citi ThankYou Members Can Save on Hotel Stays of 2+ Nights When They’re Booked Through the Citi ThankYou Portal

You must have either a qualifying Citi bank account, Citi Prestige, Citi Premier Card, or Citi ThankYou Preferred card to be eligible for the deal.  And you should be able to combine this discount with the Citi Prestige’s 4th night free benefit!

4.   Earn 1,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points With Apple Pay

Folks with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve card holders (and possibly Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimited card members too) should be eligible to earn 1,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after making 5 purchases with their card through Apple Pay!  It seems to be targeted, but if you didn’t get an email with about the offer, folks have had success messaging Chase and asking if they qualify for the deal.

There is NO minimum amount required for each purchase, so 5 purchases of any size should get you the bonus!  Purchases made between April 1 to April 30, 2018 will be eligible!

Hat Tip:   Mommy Points

5.   Earn 5,000 Hilton Bonus Points [Targeted]

Link:   Hilton Promotion

Hilton is offering targeted members up to 5,000 bonus Hilton points after completing only 2 stays.

If you qualify, you’ll get:

  • 2,000 Hilton points after 1 qualifying stay
  • 3,000 Hilton points after your 2nd qualifying stay

You can see if you’re targeted by going to the promotion page and logging into your account.  Eligible paid stays between now and July 29, 2018, will count earn the bonus.

Jason Stauffer was a writer for Million Mile Secrets where he covered points, miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels and general travel. His work has appeared in The Points Guy and NextAdvisor.

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