Category: <span>Miles and Points</span>

Chase has changed 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. You can now earn a companion-pass that is good until February 28, 2025 and also gain 30,000 Rapid Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of being approved for one of these cards.

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED DEAL: Southwest Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards: Earn a companion-pass that expires Feb-28-2025 and 30,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening!

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United has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Sydney (SYD) for 75,000 miles/points, NONSTOP. 37.5k miles/points each way. Regular economy, not basic. Fare allows for carry-on bag and seat selection. Flights in February and March.

Booking flights with miles/points is worthwhile when the cost of airfare is high.

The best way to put together a round-trip itinerary with United points would be to look at both one-way calendars and then write down the available dates that have the lowest point redemptions, then plug those dates into a separate round-trip search to book. See links to calendar provided on our webpage. A laptop or a real computer will be easier to search with than a phone browser, this is because the United mobile calendar sucks, it removes fare details when the displaying the calendar.

Click for more details and booking links United MileagePlus Nonstop: Houston to/from Sydney round-trip (75,000 points +$104 tax) [Feb-Mar]

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The welcome bonus for the United Business Card is now 100,000 after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of being approved for the card. This card has an annual fee of $99. APR: (Loading APR Value).

This is a business card, but you can apply for this card as a sole proprietor. If this is the case for you, then use your personal social security number when applying instead of your Business EIN. If you don’t have a DBA, use your real name as the business name.

We’re recommending this card now because the 100,000 bonus is much higher than the previous 50,000 and 75,000 mile offerings that we’ve seen over the past 12-months.

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED OFFER: United℠ Business Card: 100,000 MileagePlus sign-up bonus after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

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EXPIRED DEAL – This deal is scheduled to end on 01/18/2024 @ 9:00 AM EST.

Chase has increased the sign-up bonus for the Inc Business Cash® Credit Card and the Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card to $900 from $750. Bonus will post to your account as 90,000 Ultimate Rewards Points after you spend $6,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. This is a great sign-up bonus for a no-fee card.

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED DEAL– Inc Business Cash® / Ink Business Unlimited®: 90,000 Ultimate Rewards sign-up bonus after you spend $6,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. $0 Annual fee.

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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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