Targeted AMEX Offer (Up to $600 or 60,000 Points), New Benefits Coming to the Citi American Airlines Card, and a Preview of Marriott’s Award Category Changes!

We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.

Targeted AMEX Offer (Up to $600 or 60,000 Points), New Benefits Coming to the Citi American Airlines Card, and a Preview of Marriott’s Award Category Changes!

JasonTargeted AMEX Offer (Up to $600 or 60,000 Points), New Benefits Coming to the Citi American Airlines Card, and a Preview of Marriott’s Award Category Changes!Million Mile Secrets Team

We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.

Jason:  Here’s a round-up of today’s miles & points news.

1.   Marriott Releases a Taste of New Award Chart

Link:   Marriott Unveils New Award Categories for 100 hotels

We don’t yet know what categories all the Marriott, Starwood, and Ritz-Carlton hotels will fall into when the new award chart goes into effect on August 1, 2018.  But today, they released a list of changes coming to 100 hotels in 5 top destinations:   Bali, New York City, Paris, Mexico and the Caribbean, and Dubai.

You can see the complete list here.  If you have any stays coming up in those destinations, check to see whether you should book your awards now or wait until after August 1, 2018.  One area where you can save big is at the top end of the chart.  Marriott won’t have category 8 pricing for their hotels until 2019!  So you can get some great deals on the top-tier hotels if you book after August 1, 2018, and before 2019!

Targeted AMEX Offer Up To 600 Or 60000 Points New Benefits Coming To The Citi American Airlines Card And A Preview Of Marriotts Award Category Changes
Later This Year You’ll Be Able to Get Some Great Deals at High-End Marriott Hotels, Like the St. Regis Bali!

Marriott has promised “more hotels moving down in redemption rates than up,” but I’d take that statement with a grain of salt.  I’m just as interested to see how much the increase and decrease will be for each hotel as I am to see the overall number of locations that change categories.

2.   HUGE Targeted AMEX Business Card AT&T Offer Earn up to $600 or 60,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points!

Some folks are being targeted for an excellent AMEX Offer for paying your AT&T business internet bill.  If you qualify, you can get a $200 statement credit (or 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points, depending on your offer) for making a $200+ payment with your targeted AMEX card in one or more transactions.  There is a limit of $600 in statement credits (or 60,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points).  So you can get the deal up to 3 times.

Targeted AMEX Offer Up To 600 Or 60000 Points New Benefits Coming To The Citi American Airlines Card And A Preview Of Marriotts Award Category Changes
AT&T Business Internet Customers Need to Check Their AMEX Offers for This Spectacular Deal!

The deal expires on August 24, 2018.  If you’re targeted, be sure to read the offer terms because it doesn’t look like personal AT&T services will qualify for the offer.

This is an amazing deal!  You’re earning the equivalent of a good credit card welcome bonus for paying your AT&T business internet bill a few times.  I didn’t have the offer on any of my AMEX cards.  But I have Comcast internet service, so it doesn’t really matter.

3.   New Benefits Coming to the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select Card

If you’re planning on getting the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®, you might want to hold off.  According to Frequent Miler, there are some new benefits and a new sign-up bonus that will be introduced on May 3, 2018.  We don’t know what the new bonus will be, but my hope is that it’s bigger than the current offer.

If you apply for the card on or after May 3, 2018, you’ll get 2 new benefits:

  • 2 American Airlines miles per $1 spent at gas stations and restaurants
  • $100 American Airlines flight credit when you renew the card and spend $20,000+ within a cardmember year

The annual fee will also be increasing from $95 to $99 per year.  The card will still have its old great perks like free checked bags, priority boarding, and 10% rebate on redeemed miles (up to 100,000 American Airlines miles per year).  So the $4 increase in the fee isn’t a big deal to me.

If you currently are a cardholder, your card won’t have these new benefits until July 22, 2018.

4.   New Hyatt Promotion

Link:   Bonus Hyatt Points Promotion

Between May 7 and July 31, 2018, you’ll earn 20% more Hyatt points on stays at Hyatt Place Las Vegas and participating MGM Resorts in Las Vegas.  Participating resorts include:

  • Bellagio
  • ARIA
  • Vdara
  • MGM Grand
  • The Signature at MGM Grand
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Delano Las Vegas
  • The Mirage
  • Monte Carlo
  • New York-New York
  • Luxor
  • Excalibur

There’s no limit to the number of bonus Hyatt points you can earn!  So the more you spend, the more you’ll earn.

If you’re both a Hyatt and Mlife loyalty member, you qualify for this deal!  Just register by July 31, 2018.

If you liked this post, why don’t you join the 25,000+ readers who have signed-up to receive free blog posts via email (only 1 email per day!) or in an RSS reader …because then you’ll never miss another update!

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

More Info

Editorial Note: We're the Million Mile Secrets team. And we're proud of our content, opinions and analysis, and of our reader's comments. These haven’t been reviewed, approved or endorsed by any of the airlines, hotels, or credit card issuers which we often write about. And that’s just how we like it! :)

Add comment

E-mail is already registered on the site. Please use the Login form or enter another.

You entered an incorrect username or password

Sorry that something went wrong, repeat again!

4comments

by Newest
by Best by Newest by Oldest

Got the AT&T offer on the Biz Plat and I use AT&T business internet. The bill isn’t quite $200, but it allows you to login and pre-pay. Basically $600 of free internet. Not quite sure why they targeted me as I pay my bill every month using this card, but a win is a win.

Author

That’s awesome! It’s like getting a free sign-up bonus.

Staying at NYNY in a couple months. But no Hyatt card. But do have a MLife membership. How can I be sure I’m getting the best deal?

Author

I would sign-up for a World of Hyatt membership (it’s free) if you don’t already have one and then you can register for this promotion to earn 20% bonus points.

https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/en/wohpromotions/mgm-bonus.html