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1. US Bank FlexPerks Visa Members Now Get 12 Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi Passes Each Year
Via Frequent Miler, folks with the US Bank FlexPerks Visa can now enjoy Wi-Fi in the sky! When you register, you’ll get 12 free Gogo passes that are valid for 12 months, good for in-flight Wi-Fi on these airlines, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta. After 12 months from the date you registered, you’ll get 12 more.
This is a terrific new perk, so be sure to sign-up if you already have the card.
The passes are valid for 1 flight segment, so if you have connections, you’ll have to use more than 1 pass.
But because you can use the passes for the duration of your flight, the best strategy is to save them for longer flights. Also keep in mind you can only use the passes for domestic flights, and it doesn’t include streaming services like Netflix.
Considering Gogo’s 1-hour passes are $5 each, this perk is worth at least $60 a year. The next type of plan is an all-day pass for $16, so these passes fall somewhere in the middle. Not bad for a card with a $49 annual fee (and waived the 1st year)!
When you sign-up for the US Bank FlexPerks Visa, you’ll also get:
- 20,000 FlexPoints when you spend $3,500 on net purchases within 1st 4 months of opening your account
- 3X FlexPoints per $1 spent on charitable donations
- 2X FlexPoints per $1 spent on either gas, groceries or air travel – whichever you spend most on each monthly billing cycle, and most cell phone expenses
- 1X FlexPoint per $1 spent on all other purchases
2. Save $10 on $35+ at Yard House With AMEX Offers
Link: Yard House AMEX Offer
Through December 9, 2015, get a $10 statement credit when you spend $35+ at Yard House in-restaurant.Log into your AMEX account to find the offer, or tweet “#AmexYardHouse” to sync the offer via Twitter.
Enrollment is limited, so if this offer shows up in your account, add it to your card right away, especially if you like a big beer selection!
If you have more than 1 AMEX card, check to see if you were targeted multiple times and save even more when you split the check!
Be sure to pay with an AMEX card that earns bonus points at restaurants! The AMEX Premier Rewards Gold card earns 2X AMEX Membership Rewards points at US restaurants, and the AMEX Hilton Surpass card earns 6X Hilton points at US restaurants. So if you have either card, be sure to sync those first!
3. Get $10 Back When You Spend $40+ at LongHorn SteakhouseI haven’t eaten meat in months, but these deals for steaks and burgers are something I would gobble up if I did!
Get a $10 statement credit on $40+ at LongHorn Steakhouse through December 6, 2015.Log into your AMEX account to find the offer, or tweet “#AmexLongHorn” to sync the offer via Twitter.
The offer is valid in-restaurant only in the US, but excludes airport locations and Puerto Rico.
Enrollment is limited, so sync the offer now if you think you’ll want a big, juicy steak before it expires!
4. Save $50 on $250+ at HP Online
Link: HP Online AMEX Offer
Link: Shop at HP Online
If you need a new computer, printer, or tech accessory, save $50 when you spend $250+ at HP Online through November 21, 2015.
You can find this offer in your AMEX account, or you can tweet “#AmexHP” to sync it via Twitter.
Folks with an AMEX small business card can save 5% or earn 2 additional AMEX Membership Rewards points per $1 spent at HP Online.
You can also earn even more miles, points, or cash back by clicking through a shopping portal. And yes, you can stack all these discounts to save even more money!
5. Citi Follows the Herd
Link: Citi Prestige
The most unique feature of the Citi Prestige is not only its growing ThankYou points program, but Citi’s decision to put the magnetic stripe (the 1 you swipe when you make a purchase) on the front of the card.
But all that’s changing. Apparently it was too confusing, and folks had to constantly explain how to swipe it. So they’ve moved the magnetic strip to the back, like every other credit card.
You never know what works until you experiment, and I appreciate whoever came up with the against-the-herd card art. Some artists just aren’t appreciated in their own time!
Let me know which of the deals today is your favorite!
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