Category: <span>Budget Travel</span>

Chase has increased the sign-up bonus for the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card to 75,000 points. Bonus will post to your account after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

If you’re going for a Companion Pass, the best timing for meeting the spend requirement is right after the start start of next year. Doing so will get you a Companion Pass that lasts all of that current calendar year, and all of the NEXT calendar year. A companion pass will require earning 135,000 points.

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED DEAL – Southwest Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards: New 75,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards bonus-offer after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

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We update our list of the best limited time offers every week, but we only send out this recap when there have been significant additions to the list. In this post we list coupon codes, discount codes, gift card discounts, and we watch for increases in credit card offers. 

Click for more details and booking links Recap: Southwest $500 gift-card for $399, Southwest 75,000 point, United 60,000 point, and Amazon Prime $200 gift-card welcome-offer / +25% Point transfer bonus for Air France, KLM, JetBlue via Chase / Hopper Coupons: $50 off Hyatt, $50 Fiji Airways, +more

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Chase has increased the sign-up bonus for the United℠ Explorer Card. It is now a 60,000 point bonus instead of 50,000. The bonus offer applies after spending $3,000 in the first 3-months of being approved for the card. This card has an annual fee of: $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95. We recommend this card for those of you who fly United because your first standard checked-bag for you and your companion is free, you get priority boarding, two United Club passes per year, and you get a 25% discount on inflight purchases on United-operated flights. 

The checked-bag perk will probably be the main draw for those of you who fly on the cheaper “Basic Economy” fares on United. Basic Economy fares on United don’t include a free checked-bag and this perk can save you from paying additional bag fees. 

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED DEAL – United℠ Explorer Card: Sign-up bonus increased to 60,000 United MileagePlus points

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The Amazon Prime Visa Card has a new $200 gift card welcome-offer for existing Prime members. This offer is the best that we’ve seen for this no-annual-fee card.

We’re highlighting this card due to several reasons: the 5% cash-back on Chase Travel, Amazon, and Whole Foods purchases is really good, the $200 Amazon gift card welcome-offer is the best we’ve seen for this card, the 2% cash-back on restaurants, gas stations, and local transit is also an added bonus, and to top it off there is no-annual-fee.

The catch is that the $200 gift card welcome-offer is only for existing Amazon Prime members.

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED DEAL – Prime Visa Card: New $200 Amazon gift card welcome-offer for existing Amazon Prime members that get approved for the card (expires 12/4) [no annual fee]

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Flying Blue is the combined points program of KLM and Air France. At the start of each month they discount select routes. This month, Houston long-haul economy flights to Amsterdam and Paris are about are -11,250 cheaper due to this discount. It’s a good idea to check the promo landing page at the start of each month to see if anything worthwhile pops up.

This time KLM has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam or Paris (AMS, CDG) for 30,000 to 33,750 points + $241 tax/fees, NONSTOP. Fare allows for carry-on bag and seat selection. Promotional ends 10/30/2023. Flights between October and March. Promo awards are refundable (with a €50 Euro fee) and changeable (with a €50 Euro fee + fare price difference).

Leave the departure date blank to pull up a fare calendar. If you enter in dates, it will give you only a week-long list of fares near the dates you selected.

Click for more details and booking links Flying Blue Points Nonstop: Houston to Amsterdam or Paris round-trip (less than 33,750 points +$241 tax/fees) [15,000 to 16,875 points each way] [Oct-Mar] – KLM / Air France / Flying Blue

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There are several new 90,000 point credit card sign-up offer on cards with a $0 annual fee. If you are a sole proprietor or small business owner we feel this sign-up offer is excellent due to the 0% 12-month introductory-APR and $0 annual fee. The ongoing APR after the introductory period is variable: 18.49% – 24.49%.

There are some new Hopper coupons: $50 Fiji Airways. $25 off Hyatt Hotels. $50 off Abu Dhabi, and more.

Alaska Airlines and Southwest have their gift-cards on sale again at Costco and Sam’s Club for -$20 to -$50 less than the total redeemable value. If you’re planning on booking flights on those airlines, you may be able to get some additional savings by buying a discounted gift-card.

Click for more details and booking links New 90,000 point credit card offers with $0 annual fee and 0% intro-APR / Coupons: $25 off Hyatt / $50 off Fiji Airways / $50 off Abu Dhabi / Gift-Cards: $50 off SWA / $50 Alaska Airlines

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Chase has decreased the spending requirement to earn a 100,000 Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus to $8,000 in the first 3-months of being approved for the card. (It was $15,000 / 3-months previously). This change will make it more likely that new applicants will be able to hit the requirement for the large sign-up bonus available on this card and it is the best sign-up offer we’ve seen for this card so-far.

Click for more details and booking links Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card: Spending requirement for 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points decreased to $8,000 after 3-months of being approved

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We update our list of the best limited time offers every week, but we only send out this recap when there have been significant additions to the list. In this post we list coupon codes, discount codes, gift card discounts, and we watch for increases in credit card offers.

Current standout offers are a new 120,000 card sign-up offer which is almost enough points to qualify for a Southwest Companion Pass, some new Hopper coupons: $50 off Portugal, $50 off Panama City Florida, $50 off Savannah flights, and more.

We didn’t find any worthwhile gift-card discounts that were better than the “-10% off” threshold.

Click for more details and booking links Our updated list of coupon codes, discount codes, gift card discounts, and credit card bonuses as of 07/15/2023

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Chase has recently increased the offer on their Southwest® Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card. You can now earn up to 120,000 Rapid Rewards points; (60,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months of being approved for the card and an additional 60,000 points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 9 months). This is the highest potential earnings we’ve seen offered for this card.

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED DEAL – Southwest® Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card: You can now earn up to 120,000 Rapid Rewards points

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