Category Archives: Credit Cards

Ebates: Amex Membership Rewards Points and Another Look at the Ebates Credit Card

The Ebates / Amex Membership Rewards new partnership offers an exciting way to rack up super-valuable Amex points, transferrable to 16 airline and 3 hotel programs. If you’ve been reading this blog long enough you know that I hate regurgitating the same old stuff you can read pretty much everywhere else. And I can’t oftenContinue Reading

I Think I’ve Cracked the IHG Devaluation 2019 Algorithm

The IHG devaluation 2019 was supposed to have gone into effect yesterday, but somebody leaked the devaluation list, and now it’s been postponed until January 25. It’s kind of funny how these leaks find their way into the public domain – if memory serves me, the IHG devaluation 2018 list was also leaked around theContinue Reading

New and Record-High US Bank Radisson Rewards 100,000 Points Bonus and How Much Hotel It Buys You

  Per View From the Wing, there is a new and improved US Bank Radisson 100,000 points sign up bonus. The previous bonus ws 85,000 points. The US Bank Radisson Rewards 100,000 Points Bonus Premier Visa Signature Card This is not a huge increase over the regular (and still available) Radisson Rewards 85,000 points offer.Continue Reading

Citi 25% Bonus for Transferring to Avianca LifeMiles Part 3: The Nitti-Gritti and Booking a LifeMiles Award

  Citi 25% Bonus for Transferring to Avianca LifeMiles Offers Fantastic Values (That Many People Miss) Part 1 Citi 25% Bonus for Transferring to Avianca LifeMiles Part 2: Combine It With the Latest Avianca Award Sale for Unicorn-Grade Values The Avianca LifeMiles program is not extremely generous on its own. Sure, it doesn’t add anyContinue Reading

Capital One News: Airline Transfers, New Higher Bonuses – and Should You Even Bother?

  The new Capital One Venture 75,000 miles and Spark  up-to-200,000 miles offers are not the only Capital One’s recent newsworthy changes. The issuer has also added airline transfer options to its Venture and business Spark cards. The transfer rate is 2:1.5, and the partner airlines are as follows: Aeromexico Air Canada Air France andContinue Reading

Is the Citi Prestige Credit Card Still Worth the Annual Fee? I’ll Help You Decide

By now, all of you must be aware that the Citi Prestige credit card will begin making some pretty drastic changes in January 2019. While every blogger out there has commented on the upcoming changes, I believe the TPG was the first. Here is the schedule. Try to guess which changes are good and bad.Continue Reading

ANA and Air Canada Remove TAP Portugal Fuel Surcharges

UPDATE: I almost hit “Publish” when it occurred to me to go ahead and do a Google search in case somebody had discovered it before me. So I entered the following string: “ana” “tap” “fuel surcharge” and lo and behold found this Prince of Travel Aeroplan post from September 5. So, even though I’ve found itContinue Reading

Blast From the Past: Good IHG PointBreaks Hotels for $50 to $75 or Less

  The latest IHG PointBreaks Hotels list has been the best since IHG introduced the new 3-tier system. I didn’t cover the latest IHG PointBreaks Deal because I wanted to test a theory. I expected that the absolute majority of the IHG PointBreaks hotels would remain available through the promotion. Since IHG went “dynamic” onContinue Reading

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

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.Continue Reading

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

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