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Should You Apply for the New Barclays 64,000 Choice Privileges Points Offer? Part 3: Points Plus Cash, Luxury Options, and Free 1,000 Points

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Choice 64000

First things first: Choice has a 1,000-point promo for new members.

The 1,000-point promo is hidden on the Choice Vacation Rental page. Scroll down and you’ll see the image above.

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Should You Apply for the New Barclays 64,000 Choice Privileges Points Offer? Part 2: Around the World

  Should You Apply for the New Barclays 64,000 Choice Privileges Points Offer? Part 1: Scandinavia In my previous installment, I covered use of Choice points in Scandinavia. My “investigation” revealed that to get the best value out of Choice points you have to go to Sweden, where there is an abundance of 8,000-to-12,000-points hotelContinue Reading

7 Core Principles to Finding the Best SkyMiles Deals on Delta

  Every time Delta runs one of its SkyMiles deals it reminds me what a weird program it is. SkyMiles is perplexing and fascinating at the same time. After dealing with and writing about Delta for the last 5 years, I’ve come to the conclusion that its Jekyll/Hyde personality is not a quirk, but aContinue Reading

American Express Gold Card 50,000 Points Link and a Personal Story

  You have a choice where to apply for the 50,000 points offer, but I’ll appreciate it if you use my referral link. A few months ago I received an offer to upgrade my American Express Green Card to the Gold Premier Rewards. The offer wasn’t all that great – for one thing, it didn’tContinue Reading

Should You Apply for the New Barclays 64,000 Choice Privileges Points Offer? Part 1: Scandinavia

  Folks have long believed that the Choice Privileges points and, by extension, Choice Privilege credit card are mostly good for Scandinavia. I have shared that belief for years until I’ve done my own more thorough research. After I did, I’ve found it not necessarily to be the case. Having said that, it’s true thatContinue Reading

Update 9.30: Hilton Honor Points Devaluation in Asia, Africa and the Middle East — Are There Any Deals Left?

  Previous posts: New Hilton American Express Credit Cards FAQs: Points Bonus, Elite Status, Lounges, and More Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 1: $250 Resorts Credit Detailed Review Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 2: What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth in the Americas and Europe? For theContinue Reading

Update 9.30: Hilton Honor Points Devaluation in the Americas and Europe, Are There Any Deals Left?

UPDATED 9.30.2018 This post has been thoroughly updated. Look for the red font. When you see it — it means BAD. Hilton has stealthily raised redemption levels on most of its Category 1-2 hotels. Sometimes you still have decent values despite the rate hike, but in many cases, these sweet spots are gone. We canContinue Reading

Delta SkyMiles Deals Are Making the Program Relevant Again

  Delta is anything but boring. I believe I’ve written more about Delta since 2013 than any other airline. First, there was a SkyMiles award chart. That chart was infamously (and most of us believe intentionally) broken, not in theory, but in practice. In theory, you were able to take a free stopover on aContinue Reading

Virgin Atlantic Miles: Citi ThankYou 30% Transfer Bonus: Business Class for 39K Points to Europe, 35K to South America, 97K to New Zealand, or First Class for 85K (RT) to Japan

  UPDATED: The AMEX MR 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic is gone. A lot of people don’t take Virgin Atlantic miles seriously and I used to be one of them. Virgin Atlantic is not everyone’s cup of tea. It adds god-awful scamcharges to award redemptions and its Upper Class is not all that awesome.Continue Reading

Credit Card Bonuses: Latest News, Blues, and a Tightened Noose

  I’m in Brazil now. Rio → São Luís → Santo Amaro → Rio. The output will be limited for the next 10 days. Credit card bonuses: the news Both AMEX SPG cards, personal and business, now have new sign-up bonuses. The Personal card is 75,000 and the Business 100,000 Marriott points after spending $3,000Continue Reading

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