Targeted – American Express: Spend $20 Or More at Amazon Get $20 Back!

American Express has a new “Offers” promo. Get a $20 Statement Credit with any $20+ Purchase with your enrolled card at Amazon.com! Officially this offeramexamazon1 is valid through June 6, 2015. Though these offers do have a cap and will most likely fill up before then, so as soon as you can you should check to see if you have this targeted offer in your account.

If you do have this offer in your account, you can Lock in the savings now by buying Amazon gift cards. The gift cards can be sent to yourself for later usage..

To check if you were targeted for this offer:

  1. Go to American Express.com
  2. Log-in to your account and Scroll down to where it says “Amex Offers & Benefits”.
  3. Check if you have this offer available.
  4. If available, be sure to save the offer to your card by clicking on “Add to Card”.

Note: Be sure to check under all your American Express credit cards. If you have this under more than 1 card, first open a new tab in the same browser, for each of the cards that this offer is found under. Once you have this offer open on all available accounts, only then hit “Add to Card”. This way you can claim this offer more than once, as normally, once you click “Add to Card” on one account, it invalidates the same offer on the other accounts and they will disappear from the other accounts.

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Hot! 50,000 Bonus Miles On The US Airways Credit Card – No Minimum Spend Required!

Update: This offer as of now is still available, though there’s know knowing as for how much longer… If you got this card in the past, you can churn this card by applying for it again.
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The signup bonus on the US Airways Premier World MasterCard has just been raised to 50,000 bonus miles!! What’s awesome about this offer, besides thatCapture it’s the largest ever for this card, it does not require any “minimum spend” such as $2,000 in 3 months etc;, rather you can spend as little as just $1 to get the full 50k bonus!

There are also some other great perks on this card that you can still take advantage of including:

  • First checked bag FREE on eligible bags for you and up to 4 companions on domestic US Airways operated flight.
  • One free companion certificate good for up to two guests on US Airways operated flights at $99 each, plus taxes and fees. (Certificate is sent to new cardholders 6-8 weeks after the first purchase is made on the card.)
  • Priority Boarding Zone 2 on US Airways operated flights.
  • FREE Club pass.
  • Redeem miles for award travel on US Airways and American Airlines booked through usairways.com or US Airways Reservations
  • Earn miles on every purchase with 2 miles for every $1 you spend on US Airways and American Airlines purchases and 1 mile for every $1 on purchases everywhere else
  • New! Receive a 25% savings on eligible US Airways and American Airlines in-flight purchases
  • Check in at the First Class counter for all of 2014.
  • 0% introductory APR for 15 months
  • Please see terms and conditions for complete details

With this card, you also get to see your FREE real FICO score every month.

This card is also easily churnable, so even if you have had this card in the past, you can get it again with the 50k bonus!

Now, this is from the final chances to get this card, as it will soon transition into an American Airlines AAdvantage MasterCard. Once this transition happens, the card will NOT be available for new applicants via Barclays bank, which is it’s current issuer – so this is the time to get the card, and more importantly, the 50k bonus!

The exact date this card will stop accepting new applicants is still unknown, but it can be any day now.  People who have the card will be able to keep it.

This card does come with an $89 annual fee which is not (officially) waived the first year (some have had luck getting the fee waived by simply requesting or by calling to cancel the card). Though $89 for 50,000 US Airways miles (not even taking into account the other perks) is more than worth it.

At some point next year, your USAirways miles will be combined with your American Airlines miles.

This card is issued by Barclays bank. Barclays generally only pulls from the Transunion credit bureau no matter of state you are located in, as opposed to Chase, Amex or Citi. That mean’s that Chase, Amex or Citi will not see the credit pull from Barclays or vice versa. Though do bear in mind that Barclays will see all of your recently opened cards if they are over 30 days old even if they don’t pull from Experian or Equifax. Another great thing about this is that if you are maxed applying for cards from Chase or Amex here’s another great offer you can take advantage of. You can check  your real Transunion FICO score here.

You can read some more about this card and using USAirways miles, over here.

Bottom Line:

This Barclaycard US Airways Premier World MasterCard will be discontinued very soon and this could be from your last chances to apply for it.

Once this card transitions into the new Barclays American Airlines AAdvantage card, there will be some different benefits and only existing cardholders will get the new card.  It will NOT be open to new applicants.

If you applied for this card and were denied, you can call Barclays reconsideration at 866-408-4064.

New Offer: Get A $15 Credit at Toys R Us & Babies R Us Online w/Your American Express Credit Card!

American Express has a new targeted promotion good at Toys R Us & Babies R Us! Get a $15 statement credit with your registered American ExpressCapture credit card, when you spend $75 or more online at Toys R Us or Babies R Us!  –  Valid through 12/31/2014.

To check if you were targeted for this offer:

  1. Go to American Express.com
  2. Log-in to your account and Scroll down.
  3. Click on “Offers For You” to see if you have this offer available.
  4. If available, be sure to save the offer to your card by clicking on “Save Offer”. Note: Before clicking on “Save Offer” be sure to check under all your American Express credit cards. If you have this offer under more than 1 card, first open a new tab in the same browser for each of the cards that this offer is found under. Once you have this offer open on all available accounts, only then hit “Save Offer”. This way you can get this offer more than once, as normally, once you click “Save Offer” on one account, the same offer on the other accounts disappear.

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  • Offer only valid online at toysrus.com and babiesrus.com.
  • Offer not valid in-store or on catalog purchases.
  • Orders placed online but paid for in-store are excluded.
  • Enrollment is limited.

American Express Small Business Saturday Promo Returning – Even Better At $30 Per Card!

Update: Registration is now open! You can register via this link or via twitter with your synced card #Amexshopsmall . Be sure to register all your cards, including the secondary authorized user cards. The same email address can be used for all the registrations.
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For the past 5 years American Express has been running an annual Small Business Saturday promo, where Amex cardholders receive a credit for purchases made with their American Express cards at small businesses. This year the promo is returning once again and will be taking place November 29.Capture

This time around, the  promo is much better.  Unlike last year where the credit was $10 per registered card, this year cardholders will receive up to three $10 credits on purchases of $10+ for up to a total of $30 in statement credits per registered card.

This promo works with both primary and secondary user cards! American Express allows up-to 99 additional/secondary user cards, per account. With many American Express credit cards, additional users are totally FREE. Though it is not recommended to add too many additional user cards, unless you are okay with a “Financial Review” (FR), as adding too many, is one of the risks of getting one. (A “FR” is where American Express suspends your account/s until you provide your tax documents.) Also note, even if you are only planning on adding a few such as 5 or more additional user cards, it is recommended to space them out a bit, to try to avoid a “FR”.   When adding additional user cards, AMEX asks for the users social security number. You can just say you don’t have it off hand, and you can also just ignore the requests you will get in the mail.

In the past years all American Express credit cards worked for this promotion – even from 3rd party issuers (excluding 3rd party secondary cards), such as the no annual fee Travelocity American Express credit card which is issued by Barclays bank. However, if for whatever reason you do not get the credit/s automatically, unlike with cards issued directly by American Express, where getting the credit issued manually is as simple as a phone call or chatting online, with a 3rd party issued card it will be extremely difficult.
American Express Serve and Bluebird are also eligible.

To take part in this promo you will need to register your American Express credit cards. Each card will need to be registered separately. Registration can be done starting at 12:00 A.M. MST (Mountain Standard Time) on 11/16/14 through 11:59 P.M. MST on 11/29/14, unless the registration limit is reached sooner. You can register via www.shopsmall.com, on Facebook at amex.co/facebook or on Twitter by tweeting #AmexShopSmall .

You are able to use the same email address for all registrations. Registration is limited.

To get the credits, you will need to spend $10 or more in a single in-store transaction at a qualifying small business that appears on the Small Business Saturday Map. Online transactions do not qualify.

Have A Citi Thank You Card? Get $10 Off At Amazon (YMMV)

Very similar to the Amazon/American Express $20 promo (since expired), Amazon is now running also a somewhat targeted promotion with Citibank. Amazon is offering $10 off your order when you pay any portion of your order with Citi TCapturehank You reward points. The great thing is that just the like the Amex promo, you can use as little as just 1 point to trigger the $10 off!

Purchase must be placed by Nov. 23 2014.

To get this deal:

  1. Link your Citi Thank You rewards account to your Amazon account via this link.
  2. Add any item/s that are sold and shipped by Amazon.com totaling $10 or more to your cart. – Note this does not work on Amazon gift cards, though it does work for other merchant gift cards such as Staples, Starbucks, Nordstrom and loads of others!
  3. At checkout, select the Citi Thank You reward point credit card that that you linked with your Amazon account and choose pay with points.
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  5. On the next page, enter promo code SWP10TYP and hit apply.                             Capture
  6. $10 discount will be reflected on the final order checkout page!

Note: This offer only works on Citibank cards which are part of the Thank You Rewards program. This does not work on other Citibank credit cards.

Get $20 at Amazon With American Express Pay With Points Promo – Can Use As Little As 1 Point! (YMMV)

American Express is running a somewhat targeted promotion for $20 off an order of $20 or more at Amazon, when you pay any portion of your order with Americaamam2n Express Membership reward points. The great thing is that you can use as little as just 1 point to trigger the $20 promo!

To check if you are eligible for this promo and to receive the $20 discount:

  1. Link your American Express Membership rewards account to your Amazon account via this link.
  2. Add any item/s that are sold and shipped by Amazon.com totaling $20 or more to your cart. – Note this does not work on Amazon gift cards, though it does work for other merchant gift cards such as Staples, Starbucks, Nordstrom and loads of others!
  3. At checkout, select the American Express (Membership Rewards) credit card that that you linked with your Amazon account and choose pay with points.
  4. Choose the amount of points you wish to pay with.amam
  5. On the next page, enter promo code SWP20AMR and hit apply.amam1
  6. $20 discount will be reflected on the final order checkout page!

Note: This offer only works on American Express cards which are part of the Membership Rewards program such as the American Express Premier Gold Rewards Card, Platinum Card, Everyday Card etc;. This offer does NOT work with cards such as the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Blue Cash, Hilton Honors, Starwood Card etc;.

1-Year Of FREE Credit Monitoring/Identity Theft Protection

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In response to it’s recent payment data systems breach, The Home Depot is offering one year of FREE credit monitoring, identity theft protection and an identity theft insurance policy.

Anyone who shopped in Home Depot stores using a credit/debit card from this past April and on, are eligible for this free service.

Get A $25 Statement Credit on $250 Spend at Best Buy w/Your American Express Credit Card!

Update: For those that have already registered for this offer, this offer is set to expire today.
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…And American Express does it again! Get a $25 statement credit with your registered American Express credit card when you spend $250 or more in-store and online at Best Buy. Valid through 9/2/14.Capture

(Related: Apple iPad Mini With Wi-Fi On Sale Today For Just $199 Shipped From Best Buy!)

To register for this promo:

  1. Sync your American Express card to your Twitter account Here
  2. From your Twitter account, tweet #AmexBestBuy to add the offer to your synced Amex Card.
  3. Make a purchase totaling $250 or more with your synced card at BestBuy by September 2, 2014.
  4. Receive the $25 statement credit within 90 day after your purchase, though usually much quicker.
    You can view full T&C’s here.

Note: Make sure that you’ve received a “@ reply” message from @AmexSync stating that this offer has been added to your synced Card.

Have more than 1 American express card? You can register all of them for this offer to get the $25 on each card – including the user cards! You can do this with a separate Twitter account for each card, or you can just unsync and resync your cards to your Twitter account via this link.
Just note that If you do unsync and resync a few cards for the same Twitter account, you will need to change the tweet slightly each time for the new card to be registered. For example:
#AmexBestBuy
#AmexBestBuy 1
#AmexBestBuy 2
etc;

When resyncing a credit card, all you need to do is fill out the first half of the form with your name, email, and credit card number. There is no need to fill out the billing address card expiration, and the 4 digit code. You can use the same email address for all of your cards.

Alternatively, If you do not have twitter, you can also possibly get this offer by checking on your online American Express account. Once logged in, Scroll down and click on “Offers For You” to see if you have this offer available. If available, be sure to click on “Save Offer”.

Note: Be sure to check under all your American Express credit cards. If you have this under more than 1 card, first open a new tab in the same browser, for each of the cards that this offer is found under, and once you have this offer open on all available accounts, only then hit “Save Offer”. This way you can get this offer more than once, as normally, once you click “Save Offer” on one account, the same offer on the other accounts disappear.

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57,000 Miles + $50 Bonus On The Chase United Explorer — $500 With The Barclaycard Arrival World Elite Card!

View Additional Limited Time Offers here!

Update: This offer is set to expire within the next 24 hours.

Chase has officially increased the sign-up bonus on the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer credit card from 30,000 bonus miles to 50,000 miles. This offer was always unofficially Captureavailable via “Secure Message“,  but is now available through September 2nd as a public offer.

In order to get the 50,000 mile sign-up bonus, you will need to spend $2,000 within the first 3 months after account opening.

You’ll also get an additional 5,000 bonus miles when you add a free additional user card on your account. All in all, after the minimum spend and additional user card, you’ll have 57,000 miles!

Additionally, you’ll also get a $50 statement credit to boot, after your first purchase!

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SPG Cards With Lower Minimum Spend Requirements

Through the links below, you’ll get 10,000 bonus SPG points after $1 spend, and an additional 15,000 points after you spend $3,000 within the first 3 months of card opening, for a total of 25,000 points.

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SPG Consumer Card – Link
SPG Business Card – Link

These are unofficial links. With the regular official public offer, the bonus is the same, but instead of a $3,000 spend requirement, you need to spend $5,000 within the first 6 months to get the full 25,000 point bonus.

Take into account that $3,000 is obviously a total lower spend requirement than $5,000, but works out to more required spend per month, ($1,000 vs $834 with the regular public offer).

Other than the minimum spend requirement and time frame, these cards are exactly identical.

Bear in mind, that back in May, American Express changed their terms that makes anyone who ever had one of their personal cards, ineligible to receive the sign-up bonus again – ever. For the business versions, their terms state that the sign-up bonus is not available only to applicants who have or have had the product within the last 12 months. If it’s been over 12 months for your business card, you are eligible for the sign-up bonus again.

— Applying for credit cards: All credit card offers can be viewed and applied for by clicking here or on the credit cards tab above. On the credit cards page, you can click on the “Credit Cards By Issuing Bank” link, to view all credit card offers offered by any specific credit card issuer. Just scroll down and click on the logo of the bank issuer of your choice.

New Hawaiian Airlines Credit Card With 35,000 Bonus Miles or 52,500 Hilton Points!

Recently Barclays Bank has taken over as the issuer for the The Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard. Up until a few months ago, the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard was issued by Bank of America.

With this transition, a number of new benefits have been added to the card including  a nice initial 35,000 bonus miles after $1,000 spend within the first 3 months, a one-time 50% discount on coach roundtrip companion airfare between Hawaii and North America on Hawaiian Airlines, and a free checked bag when flying Hawaiian.

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  • Earn 35,000 bonus miles when you make $1,000 in eligible purchases in the first 90 days
  • Enjoy a Complimentary Checked Bag for the primary cardholder when you use your card to purchase tickets directly from Hawaiian Airlines
  • Receive a one-time 50% Off Companion Discount for roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii & North America on Hawaiian Airlines
  • Discounted award travel (5,000 miles off roundtrip award fares from North America to Hawaii).
  • 2X miles per $1 on direct purchases from Hawaiian Airlines, 1X miles on everything else
  • Earn up to 10X miles per $1 with participating partners
  • Every membership year you spend $10,000 or more on the card, you get 5,000 bonus miles
  • Primary Cardholders are eligible to earn a $100 discount off one coach companion ticket for roundtrip travel between Hawaii and North America on each credit card account anniversary.
  • Share miles for free. Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard cardholders can receive HawaiianMiles from friends and family online at HawaiianAirlines.com up to 10 times per calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • SmartChip technology
  • $89 annual fee

Award seats on Hawaiian start at 20,00 miles each way from North America to Hawaii in coach class, and 40,000 in first. Though cardmembers do get a 5,000 point reduction on round trip award redemption’s from North America to Hawaii, which would mean that the round trip would only cost you 35,000 miles.

Hawaiian airlines, is not a member of the 3 major airline alliances, but they do partner with several different airlines which you can also redeem your points on, including: American Airlines, ANA, Korean Air, JetBlue, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia.

Hawaiian airlines is also a partner of the Hilton hotels loyalty program ‘HHonors’ and their points transfer at a 1:1.5 ratio. That means if you choose to convert your miles, the 35,000 signup bonus will net you 52,500 Hilton points. 52,500 Hilton points is more than you’d receive with any of the Hilton co-branded credit cards themselves!

Hawaiian is also a transfer partner of American Express membership rewards, so if you need to top off your account, you can always transfer some American Express points toy our Hawaiian account. You can also combine points from other family members or friends into one account for free up to 10 times per year.

This card is issued by Barclaycard, A great thing about Barclaycard, is that they generally only pull from the Transunion credit bureau, Now, depending on your location, Chase, Citi, or American Express may be pulling from Experian or Equifax (including NY, NJ). That means that if you recently applied for a credit card from any of those 3 major banks, Barclays will not see the credit pull! You can check your real Transunion credit score here.
Also, if you are maxed out applying for credit cards with any of the 3 major banks, Barclays has other awesome offers that you can take advantage of.

You can apply for the The Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard here.

Get $5 Back on $25+ Spend at Carter’s Children’s Clothing with American Express!

Get a $25 statement credit with your registered American Express credit card when you spend $5 or more at Carter’s in-store. Valid through 10/01/2014.

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  1. Go to American Express.com
  2. Log-in to your account and scroll down.
  3. Click on “Offers For You” to see if you have this offer available.
  4. If available, register by clicking on “Save Offer”. Note: Before clicking on “Save Offer”, be sure to check for this offer under all your American Express credit cards. If you have this under more than 1 card, first open a new tab in the same browser, for each of the cards that this offer is found under, and once you have this offer open on all available accounts, only then hit “Save Offer”. This way you can get this offer more than once, as normally, once you click “Save Offer” on one account, the same offer on the other accounts disappear.

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  • Offer valid in-store only.
  • Excludes Oshkosh standalone stores.
  • Enrollment limited.
  • Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 10/1/14,

IHG Credit Card w/80k Bonus Points + USAirways 40k Bonus Ending Soon

A great credit card with a lucrative sign-up bonus which is seldom talkedindex about, is the IHG Mastercard credit card from Chase. With this card, you can “unofficially” get an 80,000 point sign-up bonus after you spend $1,000 within the first 90 days.

You can apply for this card here – Note: This link takes you to a landing page where it does not state any terms of the bonus offer, hence the reason it’s “unofficial”. However, you should get the 80k bonus, and once you receive your card you can call up to confirm the bonus and terms.

The points from the credit card, can be redeemed at IHG locations worldwide which include the following hotel brands: Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza,  Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, and Staybridge Suites Hotels.

One of the options where at times you can get seriously lucrative value, is redeeming them for IHG’s “Point Breaks“. With “Point Breaks”, hotel rooms go for just 5,000 points per night. That means with the 80,000 bonus you can potentially get 16 free nights!

(Bear in mind that there is also a trick to buy Priority Club points for just 0.7 cents per point, which you can read about over here)

One of the great benefits of this this card, is that every year on your card anniversary, you get a free night, good at any IHG hotel worldwide – including the expensive Intercontinental hotels! The free night certificate is valid for one year from when it is issued.

This card does have a $49 annual fee which is waived for the first year. If you do not want to pay the annual fee but want the free anniversary night, you can just cancel your card once the free night hits your account as you have 60 days with Chase to get your annual fee reimbursed.

Other benefits of this card include top-tier Platinum status with IHG, no foreign transaction fees and a 10% rebate on IHG points redeemed during the year.

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The 40,000 bonus on the US Airways Premier World MasterCard is still available as of now, but this card will soon transition into an American Airlines AAdvantage MasterCard. Once this transition happens, the card will NOT be available for new applicants via Barclays bank, which is it’s current issuer – so this is from the last chances to get the card, and more importantly, the 40k bonus!

What’s awesome about this bonus is that it does not require any “minimum spend” such as $2,000 in 3 months etc;, rather you can spend as littler as just $1 to get the full 40k bonus!

There are also some other great perks on this card that you can still take advantage of including:

  • First checked bag FREE on eligible bags for you and up to 4 companions on domestic US Airways operated flight.
  • One free companion certificate good for up to two guests on US Airways operated flights at $99 each, plus taxes and fees. (Certificate is sent to new cardholders 6-8 weeks after the first purchase is made on the card.)
  • Priority Boarding Zone 2 on US Airways operated flights.
  • Earn 2X miles on all US Airways purchases and 1X miles on all other purchases.
  • Check in at the First Class counter for all of 2014.
  • One complimentary US Airways Club day pass each year.
  • Redeem flights for 5,000 fewer miles on US Airways.
  • 10,000 Preferred-qualifying miles every year you spend $25,000 or more on your card.
  • 0% introductory APR for 15 months

This card is also easily churnable, so even if you had this card in the past, you can get it again with the 40k bonus.

This card does come with an $89 annual fee which is not (officially) waived the first year (some have had luck getting the fee waived by requesting or by calling to cancel the card). Though $89 for 40,000 US Airways miles (not even taking into account the other perks) is more than worth it.

Bottom Line:

This Barclaycard  US Airways Premier World MasterCard will be discontinued very soon and this could be from your last chances to apply for it.

Once this card transitions into the new Barclays American Airlines AAdvantage card, there will be some different benefits and only existing cardholders will get the new card.  It will NOT be open to new applicants.

You can read some more about this card over here.

If you applied for this card and were denied, you can call Barclays reconsideration at 866-408-4064.

$25 Citi Statement Credit on $25+ Spend at Select Merchants

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Citibank is joining the “statement credit” fray. They are now offering a one time $25 statement credit when spending $25 at select merchants and checking out with “Citi Wallet”.

Offer valid through September 14, 2014.

To get this offer:

  1. Login to Citi Wallet with you Citibank login, and link a Citi Mastercard.
  2. Spend $25 or more at select merchants that have “MasterPass” checkout by 09/14/14.
  3. At checkout, just click the “Buy with MasterPass” icon, and checkout with citi wallet.
  4. Voila’, a $25 statement credit should appear no later than 2 billing cycles (probably much quicker) after your qualifying purchase.

Sample merchants include:  Newegg, LivingSocial, TigerDirect, Rakuten & more

Get $50 Back at Dell w/$599+ Purchase With American Express!

Get a $50 statement credit with your registered American Express credit card, when you spend $599 or more at Dell by 9/15/14.

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To register for this promo:

  1. Sync your American Express card to your Twitter account Here
  2. From your Twitter account, tweet #AmexDell to add the offer to your synced Amex Card.
  3. Make a purchase totaling $599 or more with your synced card at Dell by September 15, 2014.
  4. Receive the $50 statement credit within 90 day after your purchase, though usually much quicker.
    You can view full T&C’s here.

Note: Make sure that you’ve received a “@ reply” message from @AmexSync stating that this offer has been added to your synced Card.

Have more than 1 American express card? You can register all of them for this offer to get the $50 on each card – including the user cards! You can do this with a separate Twitter account for each card, or you can just unsync and resync your cards to your Twitter account via this link.
Just note that If you do unsync and resync a few cards for the same Twitter account, you will need to change the tweet slightly each time for the new card to be registered. For example:
#AmexDell
#AmexDell 1
#AmexDell 2
etc;

When resyncing a credit card, all you need to do is fill out the first half of the form with your name, email, and credit card number. There is no need to fill out the billing address card expiration, and the 4 digit code. You can use the same email address for all of your cards.

Alternatively, If you do not have twitter, you can also possibly get this offer by checking on your online American Express account. Once logged in, Scroll down and click on “Offers For You” to see if you have this offer available. If available, be sure to click on “Save Offer”.

Note: Be sure to check under all your American Express credit cards. If you have this under more than 1 card, first open a new tab in the same browser, for each of the cards that this offer is found under, and once you have this offer open on all available accounts, only then hit “Save Offer”. This way you can get this offer more than once, as normally, once you click “Save Offer” on one account, the same offer on the other accounts disappear.

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Convert your Starwood Starpoints into AAdvantage Miles & Earn 20% Bonus Miles

From now through July 31, 2014, when you convert 20,000 Starpoints to American Airlines AAdvantage miles you’ll earn a 20% bonus. Usually you would earn 25,000 AAdvantage miles on a 20,000 Starpoint transfer, now with this offer, you’ll earn 30,000 AAdvantage points.

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One can transfer up to 79,999 of their Starpoints per transaction per program within a 24-hour period to the American Airlines AAdvantage program. Though, in order to maximize this promo, you won’t want to transfer more than 60,000 per 24 hour period, which with the current promo, will transfer to 90,0000 American Airline AAdvantage miles.

Note that the extra 20% bonus (5,000 points per 20,000) will not initially show when making the point transfer, as this bonus is provided by American Airlines.

Also note that Starwood hotel points do not transfer instantly to American Airlines and can take up to a week for the transfer to post.

You can also pick up an easy 40,000 USAirways miles, which come 2015 will convert into AAdvantage miles, with the US Airways Premier World MasterCard. With this offer, there is no crazy minimum spend that you need to do in order to get the 40k bonus. Spending just $1 will net you the 40,000 bonus. You can read more about this card here.

You can also earn 100,000 AAdvantage miles with the Citi Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard, though this requires $10,000 spend within in the first 3 months and has a $450 annual fee.

Get $10 Off Purchase Of $200 American Express Gift Card = Easy FREE $10!

Here’s another American Express offer. Get a $10 statement credit with your synced American Express credit card when you purchase $200 or more of American Express gift cards! Valid through 7/30/2014.Capture

Note that American Express e-Gift cards do not have any shipping charges + Promo code DGPCM gets rid of any activation fees = Easy FREE $10!

To register for this promo:

  1. Sync your Amex card to your Twitter account HERE
  2. From your Twitter account, tweet #AmexGiftCard to add the offer to your synced Amex Card.
  3. Purchase $200 or more of American Express gift cards with your synced cards by July 30 2014.
  4. Receive the $10 statement credit within 90 day after your purchase, though usually much faster.
    You can view full T&C’s here.

Note: Make sure that you’ve received a “@ reply” message from @AmexSync stating that this offer has been added to your synced Card.

Alternatively, If you do not have twitter, you can also get this offer by checking on your online American Express account, under “Offers For You” to see if you have this offer available. If available, be sure to click on “Save Offer”.

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Barclaycard Once Again Increases Sign-Up Bonus On Miles & More To 50,000 Miles!

Update: This offer will be ending imminently! As long as the landing page shows 50,000 bonus miles, that’s what you’ll get. If the minimum spending is hard to reach, look into getting the USAirways credit card, as it offers 40,000 bonus points w/no minimum spend requirement.
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Barclaycard has once again for a limited time increased the sign up bonus on the Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard credit card to 50,000 bonus miles!

Full terms:

  • Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase or balance transfer
  • Earn an additional 30,000 award miles when you spend $5,000 in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening
  • Earn 2 award miles per $1 on ticket purchases directly from Miles & More integrated airline partners and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
  • Cardholders receive a companion ticket after first use of the account and annually after each account anniversary
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases made outside the U.S.
  • Redeem miles for flight awards and upgrades on Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, SWISS, Star Alliance member airlines and other partners
  • $79 Annual Fee.

Note: In the past, it was pretty simple to get the annual fee removed. All you had to do was once you received the card, and the annual fee posted to your account, you would then call up and request the fee be removed. If the agent denied the request, you would ask to speak to an account specialist. This may or may not still be the case.

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US Airways Credit Card 40k Sign Up Bonus, Now Adding Bonus Miles + Targeted Bonus + Refunding Fees

The Barclays US Airways Premier World MasterCard currently has an awesome sign-up bonus of 40,000 miles, which requires no minimum spend! You can spend as little as $1 and you’ll get 40,000 bonus miles – What could be better than that!

The new news is, that from July 1 – August 31, 2014 Barclaycard will also be offering a 20% bonus on all earned miles!

Barclaycard will also be sending out targeted 30% bonus offers via email, to some, so be sure to keep an eye out on your email.

Additionally, Barclaycard will also be refunding all foreign transaction fees on this card from July 1 – August 31, 2014.

This card does have an annual fee of $89 which is not (officially) waived the first year. Though some have had luck getting the fee waived by requesting or by calling to cancel the card.

Official Benefits:

  • 40,000 Bonus Miles after your first purchase.
  • First checked bag FREE on eligible bags for you and up to 4 companions on domestic US Airways operated flight.
  • One free companion certificate good for up to two guests on US Airways operated flights at $99 each, plus taxes and fees. (Certificate is sent to new cardholders 6-8 weeks after the first purchase is made on the card.)
  • Priority Boarding Zone 2 on US Airways operated flights.
  • Earn 2X miles on all US Airways purchases and 1X miles on all other purchases.
  • Check in at the First Class counter for all of 2014.
  • One complimentary US Airways Club day pass each year.
  • Redeem flights for 5,000 fewer miles on US Airways.
  • 10,000 Preferred-qualifying miles every year you spend $25,000 or more on your card.
  • 0% introductory APR for 15 months for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening.

Now, some of these benefits will be changing come 2015, when the US Airways American Airlines merger is complete, and this card is turned in an American Airlines credit card. Some of the changes will be include the elimination of the $99 companion pass and First class check in, will also go. Though for mileage junkies, this shouldn’t really make to much of a difference at this point, as this card is easily churnable, and you can very well be on your 4th-5th card by 2015!

If you applied for this card and were denied, you can call Barclays reconsideration at 866-408-4064.

Click here to apply for the US Airways Premier World MasterCard.

Amex – Select Card Members: Up To $30 Back w/Purchase At Supermarkets in NY, NJ or CT!

American Express has got a new awesome offer for select card members. You can get a $10 statement credit when using an enrolled American Express Card to make a single purchase of $50 or more in-store at a supermarket in NY, NJ or CT! This offer can be done 3 times for a total saving of $30. Purchases must be made by 7/14/14.

To check if you are eligible for this offer and to add this offer to your account:

  1. Login to your online American Express account at Americanexpress.com.
  2. Scroll down and click on “Offers For You”
  3. Check available offers, If the offer shows, click on “Save Offer.

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Terms:

  • Offer valid in-store in NY/NJ/CT only.
  • Enrollment limited.
  • Excludes online purchases.
  • For purposes of this offer, “Supermarket” means a store whose primary business comes from the sale of a variety of foods such as meat, fresh produce, dairy, canned and packaged goods, but also sells items such as household products, pharmacy products and pet supplies.
  • The following are NOT considered supermarkets: specialty food stores, small grocery stores, gourmet shops, convenience stores, drug stores, natural food stores and superstores including warehouse clubs, big box stores, and hypermarkets.
  • Statement credit(s) will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 7/14/2014, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase.
  • Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled.

US Airways Mastercard w/40,000 Bonus Miles & No Minimum Spend Requirement!

Update: There will be some changes coming to this card in 2015. The card itself will become an American Airlines AAdvantage MasterCard from Barclaycard, and with that there will be some tweaks to the benefits of the card.

  1. The Annual $99 companion pass will be eliminated.
  2. First class check in, will also go.
  3. The 5,000 mile rebate on award redemption’s will cease and will be replaced by a 10% discount on redemption’s.

Ultimately,  you may want to get this card now, for 1.) to maximize the option to use the companion pass before the benefits change. and 2.) so that you can double dip and churn this card before the current card becomes obsolete in 2015.
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The Barclaycard US Airways Premier World MasterCard offer just got better. Up until now it had a 30,000 bonus mile offer + up to an extra 10,000 bonus miles, only after you made a balance transfer, at 1 point per dollar.

As of now the offer is for 40,000 bonus miles after your first purchase, which can be as little as only $1 and there is no need for a balance transfer. This is a solid offer, especially since there is no minimum spend requirement as most of the other cards have.

Full Benefits:

  • 40,000 Bonus Miles after your first purchase.
  • First checked bag FREE on eligible bags for you and up to 4 companions on domestic US Airways operated flight.
  • One free companion certificate good for up to two guests on US Airways operated flights at $99 each, plus taxes and fees. (Certificate is sent to new cardholders 6-8 weeks after the first purchase is made on the card.)
  • Priority Boarding Zone 2 on US Airways operated flights.
  • Earn 2X miles on all US Airways purchases and 1X miles on all other purchases.
  • Check in at the First Class counter for all of 2014.
  • One complimentary US Airways Club day pass each year.
  • Redeem flights for 5,000 fewer miles on US Airways.
  • 10,000 Preferred-qualifying miles every year you spend $25,000 or more on your card.
  • 0% introductory APR for 15 months for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening.

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There is an $89 annual fee which is not waived the first year, but 40,000 bonus points are more than definitely worth the $89.

US Airways:

US Airways is now part of the Oneworld alliance which includes the following airlines:

American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, US Airways, Qantas, Qatar Airways, and Royal Jordanian Airlines. You can redeem US Airways award flights on any of the Oneworld airlines.

US Airways allows one free stopover or one open-jaw on award redemption’s. On international tickets, it’s only considered a stopover, if your stop is for 24 hours or more. If it’s less than 24 hours it will not use up your free stopover, it’ll just count as a transfer. An open-jaw means you can fly into one city and fly out of another city on the same award ticket.

Also, USAirways is currently not collecting any fuel surcharges for travel on partner airline British Airways. Most British Airways partner airlines are required to collect BA’s fuel charges which can be pretty hefty at times. USAirways is currently not collecting any of these fuel charges. Though this may very well be a glitch or something, and may not last foreverUpdate: US Airways has updated their pricing system and has now started collecting fuel surcharges for British Airways awards.

With USAirways miles

  • Domestic round-trip awards on USAirways are normally 25,000 miles. With the US Airways Premier World MasterCard credit card, your total round-trip will be only 20,000 miles, as this card offers a 5,000 mile discount on all awards. 40,000 miles = 2 free round trip domestic flights.
  • Round-trip to Australia in first class is only 140,000 miles. In Business it’s just 110,000 miles.
  • Round-trip to North Asia (including China, Hong Kong, Japan), with this card is just 55,000 miles round-trip in coach, 105,000 miles round-trip in Business and just 115,000 miles round-trip in First class.
  • To Israel, It’s normally 80,000 miles for a round-trip coach class ticket, 120,000 miles in Business, and in First it’s 180,000 miles. Again with this card, your total will be 5,000 miles less. So in coach it will be just 75,000 miles for a free round-trip ticket to Israel and 115,000 for a free business class round-trip ticket.
  • Off-peak award flights to Europe or South America is only 30,000 miles round-trip with this card when flying USAirways metal.

Barclaycard credit cards are fully churnable, so you can earn the bonus again even if you’ve had this card in the past.

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In light of the recent USAirways / American Airlines merger, this card which is offered by Barclaycard will cease to be offered to new applicants at some point in the future. The new post merger card will be issued by Citibank. So this may just be the opportunity to get in on this mega offer before the card ceases to exist (especially if your looking to churn this card).

All USAirways miles will eventually be converted int AAdvantage miles. If you still have this card at that point, you will earn AA miles instead of the USAirways miles you earn now. This won’t stop you from double dipping and applying for the new issued card by Citibank.

If you applied for this card and were denied, you can call Barclays reconsideration at 866-408-4064.

Click here to apply for the US Airways Premier World MasterCard.

Amex Offers: $20 Statement Credit at Macy’s (Targeted)

American Express has released a new targeted promotion where you will receive a $20 statement credit on a $100+ purchase at Macy’s.  Capture

This offer is good both for online and in-store purchases. Good through June 15, 2014.

This offer is also good for Macy’s gift card Purchases! This means that even if you do not plan (or are not sure) any Macy’s spending between now and June 15, you can still lock in the savings by purchasing a gift card and using it at a later date. Of course you can also just probably sell the gift card for more than $80 you paid for it, at such places like ebay or Raise.

To check if you qualify and to sign up for this promotion:

  1. Sign into your AmericanExpress.com account
  2. Scroll down and click on the “Amex Offers For You” tab
  3. Check to see if the Macy’s offer is there.
  4. Select the “Save Offer” button

This offer is not (as of yet) available through Twitter.

Now Earn An Extra 2,500 Points w/Authorized User On New Chase Freedom

All credit card offers can be viewed via the links in the credit cards tab. After clicking on the links, be sure to scroll down and click “show more results” to view all the card offers.
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As of today, Chase starting offering an extra 2,500 bonus points when adding an authorized user on to a new Chase Freedom account. The new Freedom Captureaccount will still earn the 10,000 bonus points after $500 spend within the first 3 months. The authorized user will also have to make a purchase of any amount within 3 months to get the extra 2,500 points.

Taking into account the extra 2,500 bonus points, this is a 12,500 bonus point offer for opening a new Chase Freedom credit card.

 — Just note that this promotion is only for new accounts that are now opened and not existing accounts. Though, if you recently applied for a new Freedom account, you can always try requesting a match to this new offer via a Secure Message.

The full Freedom card benefits and terms:

  • Earn a $100 Bonus after you make $500 in purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn a $25 Bonus after you add your first authorized user and make a purchase within this same 3-month period
  • 5% Cash Back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases between April 1 and June 30, 2014 at restaurants and Lowe’s® home improvement stores
  • You’ll enjoy new 5% categories every 3 months like gas stations, restaurants and Amazon.com. It’s free and easy to activate your bonus each quarter!
  • Unlimited 1% Cash Back on all other purchases
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers.
  • No annual fee and rewards never expire

Also, If you have a Chase checking account, The freedom will earn you a 10% annual point dividend every February on all points earned during the previous calendar year.

One of the great benefits of the Freedom card is where you can rack up nice bonus points. The Freedom offers 5x category bonus points, where you earn 5 points per dollar spent on up-to $1,500 per quarter. There are 4 quarters per year, with each quarter offering different categories where you can earn the 5x points. This is similar to the Discover it card (read review here).

For example, this quarter you can get 5 points on every dollar at restaurants and Lowe’s home improvement stores. Lowe’s sells merchant gift cards to a slew of other merchants including Amazon. That means even if you do not plan on making any home improvement purchases, you can still maximize the 5x spend by buying gift cards to merchants where you will be shopping.

If you maximize the $1,500 spend per quarter on the 5x category spend (which is $6,000 in yearly spend) you will get 30,000 Ultimate Rewards points. Normally 30,000 Freedom Ultimate Rewards points equals $300 in cash-back, but if you have the Sapphire Preferred and/or Ink Plus/Bold cards, you can then transfer the points into your Sapphire/Ink accounts (read step by step instructions on how to do that, here).

Once the points are in your Sapphire/Ink accounts they can then also be transferred out to more lucrative options where the value per point can many times exceed the 1 cent value per point if you were to just redeem them for cash-back. Transfer options (in addition to cash back or gift cards) with the Sapphire/Ink cards are:  United Airlines, British Airways, Southwest, Korean, Virgin Atlantic, Hyatt Hotels, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Priority Club and Amtrak.

** For those just starting out with credit cards, the Chase Freedom card has been one of the easier cards to get approved, for those with no credit history, though it’s not guaranteed.

Applying for credit cards: All credit card offers can be viewed and applied for by clicking here or on the credit cards tab above. On the credit cards page, you can click on the “Credit Cards By Issuing Bank” link, to view all credit card offers offered by any specific credit card issuer. Just scroll down and click on the logo of the bank issuer of your choice.

Discover it Credit Card Review + Activate Q2 5% Cash Back Categories

Discover has upped their ante lately, and is starting to more aggressively compete in the credit card market. They have instituted many positive chanindexges in direct response to the competition.

They are now only marketing the Discover it card. This card comes in 3 different versions.

  1. Discover it 14 – 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 14 moths.
  2. Discover it 6/18 – 0% APR on purchase for the first 6 months and 0% APR on balance transfers for the first 18 months
  3. Discover it Student – 0% APR on purchases for the first 6 months.

They no longer promote the Discover More, Motiva, Open Road, Escape, and Miles cards.

One of the great benefits of the Discover it card is the 5% cash back categories. This is similar to the Chase Freedom card.

You can now activate the Discover it card 2nd quarter 5% cash back categories. Quarter 2 (April-June 31) cash back categories are Home Improvement Stores, Furniture Stores, and Bed Bath & Beyond. You can earn 5% cash back per dollar on up-to $1,500 spend per quarter.

You can also earn 5% cash back at a slew of other merchants including Amazon! Here’s how: You can buy gift cards to other merchants at Home improvement stores.  For example, Lowe’s sells a slew of merchant gift cards such as to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Marriot, Kohl’s, Marshall’s and many more. These gift cards can then be used throughout the year, and you’ve maximized your 5% cash back and have essentially saved 5% at those merchants. Of course you can also by Bed Bath & Beyond gift cards for future purchases etc;.

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  • 5% cash back on rotating categories. This is an awesome feature. You’ll get 5% cash back on rotating categories each quarter. From April to June 2014, you’ll get 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in purchases in Home Improvement Stores, Furniture Stores, and Bed Bath & Beyond.
  • 1% cash back on all other purchases. This is nice, though not nearly as nice as the Barclaycard Arrival.
  • Free FICO score every month. You get a free real FICO score, not FAKO, updated every month, shown on your billing statement.
  • No annual fee, No overlimit fee and also No late fee on your first late payment, and paying late won’t raise your APR.
  • 0% Intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 14 months via this link or 0% Intro APR on balance transfers for the first 18 months via this link –  Afterwards the variable purchase APR applies, currently 10.99% – 22.99%.  A fee of 3% applies for each balance transferred.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees If you travel overseas every so often and don’t want to pay the 3% foreign transaction fee that most other credit cards charge – The Discover IT is for you. It can lay around until you are ready to travel without charging any fees.
  • Up To 20% Cash back via the Discover Shopping Portal –  You can make many of your online purchases through Discover’s shopping portal and get an extra 5%-20% cash-back on your purchase! – Nothing to sneeze for a fee free card.
  • FREE Collision car rental insurance – This card gives you Free Collision insurance on car rentals – including in Israel for up-to 25,000 in damage.
  • Human. 100% U.S.-based customer service available any time.  Instead of a complicated robot phone tree (think citi), you can now select at any time to go straight to a human.
  • Return Protection and Extended Warranty Protection.

Additionally, Discover sends out throughout the year targeted promotions to it’s cardholders for additional cash back opportunities.

The cash back on this card can be redeemed in the form of a statement credit, direct deposit to your bank account, gift cards or you can shop at Amazon and pay with your points. When redeeming your points for gift cards, discover many times has promotions where they offer you a bonus on your redemption.

If you do have one of the old plain Discover cards or Discover ‘more’ cards, you may want to call Discover up, and request that your card get switched over to the Discover it card, as this card is definitely better over the old ones (when switching over, you still get to keep the same card number and your credit history). On the other hand, If you have one of those Discover annual fee miles-type cards, it may be worth it for you to keep your card/s, though there’s nothing stopping you from getting the Discover it card in addition.

Bottom line: While Discover has still got a way to go to compete fully with the likes of American Express, Chase and Citi, this card without doubt has some pretty nice benefits. It offers a nice 5% cash back on rotating categories, up to a whopping 20% cash-back through the shopping portal, no foreign transaction fees and and no annual fee!
It is definitely a worthwhile addition to your wallet, though it probably shouldn’t be the only card in your wallet.

Activate Your 5% Q2 Chase Freedom Cash Back = 5% Cash Back at A Slew Of Merchants!

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Chase Freedom credit card holders can now activate their Q2 2014 5% cash back categories. Even though they are called “5% categories”, in essence, you really actually get 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent. The 5 UR points can then either be cashed chase freedom out for 5% cash back, or if you or your spouse have the Chase Sapphire Preferred or the Chase Ink Bold or Ink Plus credit cards you can combine the points into the Sapphire or Ink accounts (read more about how to combine points here) and then transfer those points at a 1:1 ratio into more valuable airline or hotel miles/points.

Quarter 2 (April 1-June 30, 2014) 5% cash back categories are Restaurants and Lowes.You can earn 5 points per dollar on up-to $1,500 which translates into 7,500 bonus points.

Additionally, If you have a Chase checking account you will also earn a 10% bonus on all points earned on all your spending during 2014. That means you’ll earn 5.5 points per dollar spent in these categories or 8,250 points!

 – – –  You can also maximize your 5% categories by buying gift cards to other merchants at Lowe’s. Lowe’s sells a slew of merchant gift cards such as to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Marriot, Kohl’s, Marshall’s and many more. These gift cards can then be used throughout the year, and you’ve maximized 5% cash back or 5 UR points on their purchase. You can also by gift cards at your favorite restaurants for future dining.

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Chase Freedom – Benefits: 10,000 ($100) Bonus points when you spend $500 within the first 3 months, 1% cash back  for every dollar spent, 5% rotating cash back categories every 3 months, up to $1,500. If You have the Chase “Sapphire Preferred”, or Chase “INK” credit cards, the Chase Freedom points can be transferred to the “Sapphire” or “INK” cards making the points transferable to airlines and hotels, and hence more valuable. There is no annual fee for this card, and there is a 0% Intro APR for the first 15 months, on purchases and balance transfers.

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Back Again! Get $25 back on $100+ Spend at Staples with Amex – Includes Gift Cards!

Update: Last chance…this offer is set to end in just a few days.

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American Express is once again offering a $25 statement credit on staples purchases, for select card members! Though unlike last time where the promo was on purchases of $75 or more, this time the promo is on purchases of $100+.

Get a one-time $25 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $100 or more at Staples by 3/17/14″.

This $25 credit offer works for anything sold by Staples excluding e-gift cards. Regular Gift cards are included in this promo. That means that if you for instance purchase a $100 Visa gift card the total after credit will be just $81.95 with shipping! If you purchase a $100 regular merchant gift card, such as to Marshalls, Amazon etc, the total will be just $75 – $76.99 after credit! Of course you can also purchase “regular” items at staples too.

Be sure to add all of your American Express credit cards. 3rd party Amex cards, such as the Barclays Travelocity card, are not included in this promo.

To see if you are targeted, and to register for this offer,

  1. Log in to your American Express account at. americanexpress.com ,
  2. Click on Recent Activity, under a card that you have.
  3. Click on the “Offers For You” tab and see if the offer is there. Be sure to check under each of your cards.
  4. Once you spot the offer, simply click on “save offer” – That’s it, you are registered.

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  • Offer valid in store or online at www.Staples.com.
  • Purchases from StaplesAdvantage.com & E-Gift Cards not included.
  • If you order an item during the offer period but it is not sent to you until after 3/17/14, it may not count towards determining whether your purchase qualifies for the offer.
  • Gift Cards are eligible.
  • Enrollment for the offer is limited. Limit 1 statement credit per American Express Card across all American Express offer channels.
  • Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 8 weeks after American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase.
  • Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled.

American Express Launching 2 New Credit Cards

American Express announced that they are launching two new credit cards. The new credit cards will be called the EveryDay card and the EveryDay Preferred card.

The new cards will be credit cards, with a credit line and the option to carry a balance, img-29802as opposed to “Charge cards” that have no credit limit and must be paid in full each month.

With these cards, you will be able to earn full Membership Rewards points, that are transferable to partner programs such as Delta, British Airways, etc;. – Which is new for a consumer credit card product from American Express. As of of now, the only cards that the points are transferable out,  are the premium charge cards such as the Platinum and the Gold. The consumer cards such as the Blue Cash, only have the option to redeem the points for merchandise or gift cards etc;.

The EveryDay card will have no annual fee and the EveryDay Preferred card will have a $95 annual fee which is similar to the Barclaycard Arrival ($89 annual fee – waived for the first year)

— The EveryDay card will earn an initial $10,000 bonus points after $1,000 spend in 90 days.
You’ll earn 2 points per dollar at US Supermarkets on up to $6,000 annual spend and 1 point per dollar everywhere else.
Also, if you use the card to make 20 or more purchases within any one billing period,  you’ll get an extra 20%  points on all those purchases.
There will be an initial 0% APR on purchases and balance transfer for the first 15 months.
The card will also have the Smart Chip technology.

— With the EveryDay Preferred card ($95 annual fee), you’ll get an initial $15,000 bonus points after $1,000 spend within the first 90 days.
You’ll earn 3 points per dollar at US Supermarkets on up to $6,000 annual spend, 2 points per dollar at US stand alone gas stations and 1 point everywhere else.
Also, if you use the card to make 30 or more purchases within any one billing period,  you’ll get an extra 50%  points on all those purchases.
This card will also get the 0% APR for 15 months and the Smart Chip.

Another interesting feature that both these cards will have, is a mobile App which will help keep track of purchases, so you can know when you are close to earning the 20% or 50% extra points respectively.

Applications for the new cards will open April 2, 2014.

Bottom Line: With these new cards, you can potentially earn 2.4 – 4.5 Membership Reward points per dollar, capped at $6,000 per year.

It’s also a nice way to park Membership Reward points for free (with the EveryDay card), that you earned with a nice signup bonus on one of the other American Express charge cards.

Bank of America Credit Card Holders – Free Museum Admissions This Weekend

The first full weekend of every month, Bank Of America credit card holders, get free admissions to 150 museums nationwide.

This coming month, the Free admissions will be on March 1st and 2nd.

Some of the participating museums, include:

Click here for more promo details.

TurboTax Federal + eFile FREE – Or TurboTax Deluxe Federal & State for $39.99 + Get Extra 10% Back Of Refund and/or $20!

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Alternatively, Amazon has the TurboTax Deluxe Fed, Efile and State 2013 with Refund Bonus Offer for only $39.99!  Also, with this offer, you can use some (or all) of your federal refund to purchase an Amazon Gift Card from TurboTax and TurboTax will tack on an extra 10%. Example: $500 would become $550!
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American Express Serve, has an offer, if you move all or a part of your tax refund to serve, you’ll automatically get a $20 credit! (Once it’s moved to Serve, you can just move it out to cash or pay bills) This is in addition to the FREE $50 credit after you make just 2 direct deposits of $250 or more! Amazon Payments or Paypal work just fine as direct deposits.

American Express Serve is a reloadable prepaid account (American Express Serve is not a credit card.)

With Amerx serve, even though it’s not a credit card, you get all the awesome American express card benefits, such as return protection, price protections and all the special promotions etc;!

There is no credit check. no minimum balance and no hidden fees. Even if you have bad credit, you’ll still be able to get Amex Serve!

Cashing Out The 40,000, $440 Bonus On The Barclaycard Arrival Credit Card

View Additional Limited Time Offers here!

Update 02/20/14: The Minimum spend requirement to get the 40,000 point bonus, has now gone up to $3,000 spend within the first 90 days. The 20,000 bonus point offer on the no annual fee version of the BarclayCard Arrival, still only requires $1,000 spend within 90 days.

Update 02/17/14: This awesome offer is still available! Though, according to our contacts at Barclaycard, The minimum spend required, will soon increase to $3,000 spend within 90 days. There is no better time to get in on this easy $400 + $40 offer, than now!!
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The Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard is one of the best cash back credit cards out there. It offers a nice 2 percent cash-back (in the form of points) on ALL purchases, Barclays-Arrivalplus an additional 10% back upon redeeming your points, so effectively you are getting a nice 2.2% back on all purchases.

Plus, it also offers 40,000 bonus points for spending $1,000 within the first 90 days. Upon redeeming those 40,000 bonus points you will get the 10% bonus which will be 4,000 points which in essence means that you are really getting 44,000 bonus points or in dollar terms, $440 free. This is being advertised as a limited time offer, the end date is unknown.

The way to redeem the points at full value though is to redeem them for “Travel Expenses”. That means any time you charge travel to your card you will have the option of paying for the travel with your points at 1 cent value per point (+ you’ll get the 10% back).

The travel can be booked via any booking site or straight from the agency etc;. Airlines, Travel Agencies & Tour Operators, Hotels, Motels & Resorts, Cruise Lines, Passenger Railways and Car Rental Agencies are all considered travel expenses. Once the charge shows up on your account you can the simply go online to your Barclays account (see below) and request that the purchase be refunded using your points.

For example if you spend $420 dollars on a plane ticket and have 42,000 points from the bonus from opening the card and spending the $1,000, you’ll be able to get a $420 cash refund. Plus, you’ll also get 4,200 points redeposited to your account worth $42.

This card also doesn’t charge any foreign transaction fees. The annual fee is waived for the first year. After the first year is up, if you do not want to pay the $89 annual fee, simply call up Barclays and downgrade to the no annual fee version of the BarclayCard Arrival World Mastercard. The main differences between the Annual fee version and the no annual fee version is that the no annual fee version only gives a 20,000 point signup bonus and you only get 2 points on travel and dining purchases. The no annual fee version also gives a 10% point refund with every redemption and has no foreign transaction fees.

Also a nice perk about Barclays, is that they generally only pull from Transunion no matter your location, as opposed to Chase, Amex or Citi. That mean’s that Chase, Amex or Citi will not see the credit pull from Barclays or vice versa. Though, Barclays will see all of your recently opened cards if they are over 30 days old. Another great thing is that if you are maxed applying for cards from Chase or Amex here’s another great offer you can take advantage of. Click here to get your real Transunion score for free .

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Reminder: Chase Sapphire First Friday Of The Month Earn 3x Points On Dining

It’s that time again…On the first Friday of every month, Chase offers 3x Ultimate Reward points for dining purchases, when you pay with your Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card. Normally the Sapphire earns you 2x points on dining.

Even if you do not plan on makiSapphire1ng any dining related purchase this Friday, you can still maximize this benefit by purchasing gift certificates to the restaurants that you do plan on eating at in the future.

Dining on the Sapphire Preferred card includes all sit-down restaurants, fast food, coffee shops, catering, lounges etc;

The bonus works at any restaurant, internationally as well as within the US. Chase Sapphire Preferred cards do not charge any foreign transaction fees.

Chase Ultimate Reward points can be redeemed as cash back or for gift cards at a 1 cent value per point. However, if you have the awesome Chase Sapphire Preferred or either the Chase Ink “Bold” or Chase Ink “Plus” credit cards you can redeem the Ultimate Reward points at a rate of 1.25 cents each for travel using pay with points, or – where the most value is – you can transfer your Ultimate Rewards points to one of the program’s travel transfer partners which includes: United Airlines, Hyatt Hotels, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Korean Air, Southwest Airlines, Marriott Hotels, Priority Club, Ritz-Carlton and Amtrak.

American Airlines AAdvantage Discounted Award Travel To Los Angeles & Vegas

American Airlines is running a promo on award travel to LA & Vegas. Through February 27th you can book award travel from anywhere in the US to either Los Angeles or Las CaptureVegas for 2,500 miles less each way! That means a round trip will be 20,000 miles as opposed to the 25,000 miles that it usually costs.

Promo is valid on travel through April 4th, and must be booked by February 27th.