Travel Promotions & Credit Card Offers

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This page compiles all the current promotions from my blog posts. This will give you a one stop shop for all the point/mile/credit card promotion and deals that I write about! This page will be updated often with new promotions.

Credit Card Promos | Hotel Promos | Airline Promos | Car Rental Promos | Other


Credit Card Promotions

Flexible Credit Cards

  • American Express Membership Rewards
    • American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card: Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $2k during your first three months of Card membership; Earn 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines, 2X points at US gas stations and US supermarkets, 1X points on other purchases; $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175. Please remember that terms and conditions apply. Card application linkBlog Post
    • The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN: Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $5,000 during your first three months of Card membership; Earn 3x points on one out of five categories, earn 2x points on the 4 remaining categories, and earn 1x points on all other purchases. *The 3x and 2x points is up to $100,000 in purchases in each category per year; $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175. Card application linkBlog Post
    • American Express Platinum: 40,000 Membership Rewards points bonus when you spend $3,000 during your first three months of Card membership; Premium travel benefits: access over 600 lounges worldwide when you enroll in Priority Pass(TM)Select; No foreign transaction fees; Up to $200 in Airline Fee Credits annually to cover incidental charges on your airline of choice, including checked-baggage fees; Complimentary Companion Airfare with purchase of qualifying First- or Business-Class international ticket; 24/7 Platinum Card(R) Concierge service for assistance with reservations, travel, gifts, and more; FINE HOTELS & RESORTS Program: exclusive upgrades and amenities at over 700 boutique, resort, and luxury hotels worldwide. $450 annual fee. Card application linkRelated blog post
    • SimplyCash® Business Card from American Express: Limited Time Offer – $250 statement credit after you spend $5,000 on qualifying purchases on the Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership. Your application must be received by June 23, 2015. Get 5% cash back at US office supply stores and wireless phone providers (up to the first $25,000 spend); Get 3% cash back on a category of your choice (select one out of seven categories, up to $25,000 spend); No annual fee; *Terms and conditions apply. Card application linkBlog Post
    • American Express EveryDay: Earn 10,000 Membership Reward® points after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Earn 2x points when you shop at US Supermarkets (up to $6,000 in purchases each year) and 1x point on all other purchases; Earn a 20% bonus when you use your card to make 20 or more purchases in any billing period; No annual fee. Terms and limitations apply. Card application linkBlog Post   
    • American Express EveryDay PreferredEarn 15,000 Membership Reward® points after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Earn 3x points when you shop at US Supermarkets (up to $6,000 in purchases each year), 2x points when you shop at US gas stations, and 1x point on all other purchases; Earn a 50% bonus when you use your card to make 30 or more purchases in any billing period; $95/year fee. Terms and limitations apply. Card application linkBlog Post
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards
    • Chase Sapphire Preferred: 40,000 points for new applicants after $4,000 spend within the first 3 months plus an additional 5,000 points after adding an authorized user and the user makes a purchase within the first 3 months; No foreign transaction fees; Earn 1 point for every $1 in purchases, and double points on all dinning, airfare, and hotels; Annual fee waived for the first year then $95/year. Card application link. Blog Post; Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Chase Ink Bold post
    • Ink Plus® Business Credit Card: LIMITED TIME OFFER THROUGH 5/25/15. 60,000 points for new applicants after $5,000 spend within the first 3 months; Earn 1 point for every $1 in purchases, 2x points on gas and hotels, and 5x points on business spend (see post to see which categories apply). $95 annual fee.  Similar card to the Chase Ink Bold, but this is a credit card, not a charge card. The Chase Ink Plus and Chase Ink Bold are two separate products, and applicants may be able to get apply for both. Card Application link. Blog Post
    • Chase Ink Cash: LIMITED TIME OFFER THROUGH 5/25/15. 30,000 points after spending $3,000 within the first three months (worth $300). Earn 1 point for every $1 in purchases, 2x points on gas and restaurants, and 5x points on business spend (see post to see which categories apply). Card Application linkBlog Post
    • Chase Freedom: 10,000 points after spending $500 in the first three months. This is worth $100 cash back or you can transfer the points to an account that can transfer points to partner loyalty programs. Earn 5x points on rotating quarterly categories (such as a gas, grocery, dining, travel, amazon, etc.) and 1x point on all other purchases. No annual fee. Card application link. Blog Post; Maximizing Your Chase Freedom points
  • Citi ThankYou
    • Citi ThankYou® Premier (annual fee): Earn up to 50,000 bonus ThankYou points (20,000 points after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening and an additional 30,000 points after another $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of your second year of being a cardmember. 50,000 points is equivalent to $625 in airfare; Earn 3 points per dollar spent on dining and entertainment, 2 points per dollar spent on airfare and hotels, and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases. No foreign transaction fees; Annual fee waived for the first year then $125/year. Card application link. Blog Post
    • Citi ThankYou® Preferred Rewards card (no annual fee): Earn 20,000 ThankYou points after you spend $1,500 in the first three months; 20,000 points is worth $200 in gift cards; Earn 2 points per dollar spent on dining at restaurants and entertainment and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases; No foreign transaction fees; No annual fee. Card application link. Blog Post
  • US Bank Flex Perks
    • U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Select+ American Express® Card: Earn 10,000 points when you spend $1,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening; Earn 1x point on all purchases; No annual fee. Card application link.
    • U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Travel Rewards American Express® Card: Earn 20,000 points when you spend $3,500 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening – this is worth a free airline ticket up to $400. Earn 2x points on gas, grocery, or airline purchases (whichever you spend the most on each monthly billing cycle); restaurants, fast food, and most cell phone expenses, and 1x point on all other purchases; Get a $25 airline allowance reimbursements for up to $25 per air travel award ticket toward baggage fees or in-flight food and drinks; Receive 3,500 bonus FlexPoints each cardmember year you spend $24,000 in purchases; Annual fee waived the first year then $49/year. Card application link.
    • U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Travel Rewards Visa Signature® Card: Earn 20,000 points when you spend $3,500 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening – this is worth a free airline ticket up to $400. Earn 3x points on charitable donation, 2x points on gas, grocery, or airline purchases (whichever you spend the most on each monthly billing cycle) and most cell phone expenses, and 1x points on all other purchases. Get a $25 airline allowance reimbursements for up to $25 per air travel award ticket toward baggage fees or in-flight food and drinks; Receive 3,500 bonus FlexPoints each cardmember year you spend $24,000 in purchases; Annual fee waived the first year then $49/year. Card application link.
  • Discover
    • Discover it Miles: Earn double points for the first 12 months you have the card. With this card you’ll earn 1.5 miles per dollar spent which is the same as 1.5% cash back based on the fixed redemption. With the double points offer, this means you’ll earn 3 miles per dollar spent (or 3% cash back). You can redeem your miles by receiving a statement credit on travel purchases or request cash back. You get the same redemption value regardless of how you redeem your miles. This is actually one of the best cards during the first year to make money on paying your taxes! This card has no annual fee. Card application linkBlog Post

Hotel Credit Cards

  • Marriott
    • Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card: Available to those with elite status (Silver, Gold, Platinum) – 70,000 Marriott points for new applicants after spending $2,000 on the card in the first three months + 1 free award night (category 1-4); Free night (category 1-5) upon annual account renewal; Earn 1 Marriott point/$1 for every day spend; 2 Marriott points/$1 for dining, air, and rental car; 5 Marriott points/$1 on Marriott hotel spend; No foreign transaction fees; 15 nights towards status annually; Annual fee waived for the first year then $85/year. Card application link. Blog Post
    • Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card: Available to those without elite status – 50,000 Marriott points for new applicants after spending $1,000 on the card in the first three months; Free night (category 1-5) upon annual account renewal; Earn 1 Marriott point/$1 for every day spend; 2 Marriott points/$1 for dining, air, and rental car; 5 Marriott points/$1 on Marriott hotel spend; No foreign transaction fees; 15 nights towards status annually; Annual fee waived for the first year then $85/year. Card application linkBlog Post
    • Chase Marriott Rewards Visa Signature: 30,000 Marriott points for new applicants after spending $1,000 on the card in the first three months + 2 free award night (category 1-4); Earn 1 Marriott point/$1 for every day spend; 2 Marriott points/$1 for dining, air, and rental car; 3 Marriott points/$1 on Marriott hotel spend; No foreign transaction fees; 10 nights towards status annually; Annual fee waived for the first year then $45/year. Card application link. Blog Post
  • Club Carlson:
    • Club Carlson Visa: Earn up to 85,000 points depending on which of the four cards you apply for (there are three personal cards and one business card); Points earned varies depending on the card you apply for; With some of the cards earn yearly bonus points for account renewal; Earn a free night with EVERY stay booked with points! This is the biggest perk of the card (included on all four cards), so if you have a two night stay, your 2nd night is free! The free night benefit is ending May 31, 2015. Annual fee varies based on the card you apply for. Card application link. Blog Post
  • Hyatt
    • Hyatt Rewards Credit Card: 2 Free nights at any Hyatt hotel after you spend $1,000 on the card within the first three months. Earn 3 Hyatt Gold Passport points for every $1 spent at Hyatt properties; Earn 2 Hyatt Gold Passport points for every $1 spent on airfare and at restaurants; Earn1 Hyatt Gold Passport point for every $1 spent on all other purchases; Annual category 1-4 free night; No foreign transaction fees; Automatic Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum status. $0 introduction annual fee, then $75/year thereafter. Card application link. Blog Post (you also might be able to find a better available offer by following the directions outlined in this blog post)
  • Hilton:
    • Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card (no annual fee): 40,000 bonus points for new applicants after spending $1,000 within 4 months; complimentary Silver elite status each year you keep the card; Earn 6 points per $1 spent at Hilton Hotels; Earn 3 points per $1 spent at supermarkets, drug stores, gas stations; Earn 2 points per $1 spent on all other purchases; no annual fee. Card application link.
    • Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card (annual fee): 2 free weekends nights to use at any Hilton portfolio hotel (excludes all-inclusive resorts, Hilton Grand timeshare properties, and Waldorf Astoria hotels with no standard rooms offered) – must spend $2,500 in 4 months to earn this bonus; Gold elite status each year you keep the card and Diamond elite status if you spend $40,000 in a calendar year; Earn a free weekend night annually if you spend $10,000 on the card during your cardmembership year (rolling 12 months, not calendar year); Earn 10 points per $1 spent at Hilton Hotels; Earn 5 points per $1 spent on airlines and car rental purchases; Earn 3 points per $1 spent on all other purchases; $95 annual fee. Card application link. Blog Post
    • Hilton HHonors Card from American Express40,000 points for new applicants after spending $750 within 3 months; complimentary Silver elite status each year you keep the card; Gold elite status after spending $20,000 in a calendar year; Earn 7 points per $1 spent at Hilton hotels; Earn 5 points at supermarkets, restaurants, gas stations; Earn 3 points per $1 spent on all other purchases; no annual fee. Card application linkBlog Post Comparing all Hilton credit cards
    • Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express: Earn 50,000 points after spending $3,000 within 90 days; Complimentary Gold status annually; Earn Diamond elite status after spending $40,000 in a calendar year; Earn 12 points for $1 spent at Hilton hotels, 6 points per $1 spent at supermarkets, restaurants, gas stations; Earn 3 points per $1 spent on all other purchases; $75 annual fee (not waived the first year). Card application link.
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
    • IHG Rewards Club Select VisaExpires May 31, 2015. Receive 70,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first three months; free night annually starting with your first anniversary; Earn 5 points per $1 spent at IHG hotels, 2 points per 1$ spent on gas, groceries, and dining, and 1 point per $1 on everything else; Get a 10% points rebate on any redemptions; No foreign transaction fees; First year annual fee waived, then $49/year. Card application linkBlog Post

Airline Credit Cards

  • American Airlines
    • Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard®: Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership; Your first eligible checked bag is free (up to 4 passengers on the same itinerary); Priority Boarding with Group 1 privileges and 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases; Earn a $100 American Airlines Flight Discount every cardmembership year with qualifying purchases and cardmembership renewal (must spend $30,000 annually); Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles back – up to 10,000 AAdvantage(R) miles each calendar year; Earn 1 mile/$1 spend on the card; Earn double AAdvantage miles on eligible American Airlines purchases; Annual fee: $95, waived for first 12 months. Blog Post. There are many “unofficial” better links for the American Airlines personal and business cards, check out this blog post to learn more.
  • Delta
    • Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 30,000 miles after you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months + $50 statement credit after your first Delta purchase within three months; First checked bag free for up to 9 passengers on the same itinerary; Zone 2 priority boarding on Delta flights; 20% In-Flight Savings on food and entertainment. Earn 1 mile/$1 spent on the card; Earn 2 miles/$1 spent onDelta purchases; $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95. Card application linkBlog Post
    • Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express: Earn 30,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000 on the card within the first three months + $50 statement credit after your first Delta purchase within three months; First checked bag free for up to 9 passengers on the same itinerary; Zone 2 priority boarding on Delta flights; 20% In-Flight Savings on food and entertainment. Earn 1 mile/$1 spent on the card; Earn 2 miles/$1 spent onDelta purchases; $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95. Card application linkBlog Post
    • Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American ExpressEarn 35,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000 on the card within the first three months + 5,000 MQMs after meeting the minimum spend requirements + $100 statement credit after your first Delta purchase within three months; Earn 10,000 miles and MQMs for the first $25,000 in spend during the calendar year, and then another 10,000 miles and MQMs after you spend $50,000 total in the calendar year; Annual companion certificate; First checked bag free for up to 9 passengers on the same itinerary; Zone 2 priority boarding on Delta flights; 20% In-Flight Savings on food and entertainment. Earn 1 mile/$1 spent on the card; Earn 2 miles/$1 spent on Delta purchases; $195 annual fee. Card application linkBlog Post
  • British Airways:
    • British Airways Visa Signature Card: 50,000 Avios points for new applicants after $2,000 in spend in the first 90 days; $0 intro annual fee the first year, then $95; earn 1 point per $1 spend on all purchases and 3 points per $1 on all British Airways purchases; free companion pass valid for 2 years after spending $30,000 in a calendar year on your card; no foreign transaction fees. Card application link. Blog Post  
  •  United
    • United MileagePlus® Explorer Card: OFFER EXPIRES JUNE 2, 2015. Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in the first three months; first checked bag is free; priority boarding and two one-time-use passes every year to the United Club; no foreign transaction fees; earn double miles on United ticket purchases, and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases; miles do not expire as long as you are a cardmember; $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95. Card application linkBlog Post There is also a potential offer for a $50 statement credit which you can find out more about here.
  • Lufthansa


Hotel Promotions

  • Starwood:
    • Enroll in the Platinum Challenge and stay 18 nights within a 3-month period to earn platinum status. Must call Starwood to enroll. Blog Post
    • There is a targeted offer out there where SPG members can earn up to 4,000 bonus points through May 31, 2015. Blog Post
    • Check to see if you’ve been targeted for an SPG “exclusive offer” where you an earn bonus points or free nights – valid through July 31, 2015. Blog Post
    • Through May 31, 2015, you can purchase SPG points with up to a 25% bonus – this is a great promotion and many times can be cheaper than paying the regular rate at the hotel. Blog Post
  • Hilton:
    • Earn 2,000 bonus points after your first purchase of at least $30 or more with ScoreBig.com. Blog Post 
    • Earn double points or miles on all eligible stays between March 1 and May 31, 2015. Blog Post
  • Hyatt
    • Get 20% back on all points redeemed through July 31, 2015. This is only for those who have a Hyatt credit card. Blog Post
  • InterContinental Hotels Group:
    • Purchase IHG points for .7 cents per point – this is not a limited time offer just a roundabout method for always purchasing them for less! Blog Post
    • “Share Forever” promotion – runs through September 7, 2015 where you can earn up to 174,000 bonus points although you’ll have to check your account for your targeted offer. Blog Post
  • Club Carlson (Radisson, Park Plaza, Country Inn & Suites):
    • Through June 28, 2015 you can earn triple points at all Club Carlson stays. Blog Post
    • If you are a Club Carlson credit card member, you can earn 30,000 bonus points by completing a paid stay by August 30, 2015. Blog Post
    • If you have the Club Carlson credit card you can get 7,500 points by making a quick phone call to US Bank. Blog Post
    • Book a Club Carlson hotel in May for a stay in June or July and receive a 5,000 point bonus. Blog Post
    • On June 1, Club Carlson will be altering the hotel categories for 329 of their properties – many more desirable hotels are going up significantly, so make sure to book before then! Blog Post
  • Marriott:
    • Earn up to 2,000 Marriott points a month with social media. Blog Post
  • Wyndham:
    • None
  • Best Western:
    • Through May 18, receive a $20 statement credit on a $100+ purchase with Amex Offers. Blog Post
    • Through May 25, get a $50 Best Western gift card after two stays. Blog Post


Airline Promotions

  • Southwest:
    • Earn 500 bonus Rapid Reward points by joining the Rapid Rewards Dining program. Blog Post
    • Rent a Thrifty or Dollar car rental and earn 1,200 Southwest Rapid Reward points. Blog Post
    • Through May 17, Atlanta residents have an amazing opportunity to earn the Companion Pass – you must complete three roundtrips between now and then and the pass is yours! Blog Post
  • US Airways:
    • If you currently have the US Airways MasterCard, you can get a 50% bonus on all purchases made between now and June 30, 2015. Blog Post
  • American Airlines:
    • Check to see if you are eligible for a challenge to earn American Airlines Gold, Platinum, or Executive Platinum status – you have until May 15, 2015 to earn this status [Targeted offer]. Blog Post
    • Fly business or first class for all of 2015 and get a bunch of bonus points! Blog Post
    • Review hotels and earn American Airline miles! Blog Post
  • British Airways:
    • None
  • United:
    • None
  • Virgin America:
    • None
  • JetBlue:
    • JetBlue is giving new JetBlue TrueBlue members the opportunity to earn 7,000 bonus points after their first flight through June 18, 2015! Blog Post
  • Emirates: 
    • Get a $100 statement credit with a $500+ Emirates purchase with Amex Offers. Expires June 30, 2105. Blog Post


Car Rental/Train/Car Service Promotions

  • Amtrak: Between March 16 and May 17, 2015 you can get double points on all train rides. Blog Post
  • Amtrak: Receive an additional 25% off trips on the Acela on Saturdays between NYC and Washington, D.C. Blog Post
  • Enterprise: Through May 18, 2015, you can rent a car through Enterprise for $9.99/day at participating off-airport locations. Blog Post
  • GroundLink: Get 1,000 bonus points by using promotion code POINTS. This is for your first car service, then earn 1 points per $1 spent there afterwards. Blog Post
  • Uber: New Uber members can get 1 free ride by signing up (up to $20 in credit) and the person referring them can also get 1 free ride if the referee signs up – you can sign up hereBlog Post
  • Gett: A new-ish car service (this Uber) where you can get a ride for a flat $10 to many places in Manhattan! You can also get a $20 sign up bonus for signing up via a referral linkBlog Post.


Other

  • ShopRunner: Get a free 1 year subscription if you are an Amazon Prime customer. Blog Post
  • TravelPony.com: Get $35 in free credits by signing upBlog Post
  • Raise.com: Get $20 towards a free meal. Blog Post
  • Bank Direct: Earn American Airline miles when using Bank Direct as your online checking account; Earn up to 22,000 miles as a first customer bonus. Note: Starting January 1, 2012, Bank Direct is charging $12/month for mileage earning accounts. Blog Post
  • American Express: “Link, Like, Love” Facebook promotion. Blog Post
  • American Express: Twitter promotion where you can earn statement credits from shopping at select merchants. Blog Post
  • Chime Card: If you like to save money and receive statement purchases on many common merchants, make sure to look at the Chime card – they are also offering a $10 credit for opening the card and funding it with at least $50 (this will not affect your credit store). Blog Post

If you have any questions on the best credit card for your personal situation, feel free to email me at dealswelike@gmail.com. I will help you figure out the one that works best for you! My goal is for you to get the best card based on your spend and travel habits. 

The information for the Chase Ink Bold, Chase Hyatt Rewards Credit Card, and Chase Freedom have been collected independently by Deals We Like. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Comments

  1. I received mail from you regarding MileagePlus United. I want to apply for 50,000 bonus miles after I spend $2,000 on purchases in the first three months my account is open. I do not see it at this website. I want to apply for it today, it expires 3/15/2015. Mrs. Esquivias

    • @Alacia – Unfortunately the public offer as of today (3/14/15) is 30,000 points after meeting the minimum spend requirement. I am not sure what mail you are referring to.

  2. I just got an offer from AMEX for an Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card with 75,000 Membership rewards points if I spend $5000 in first three months. What’s the catch? Can I cancel it after 4 months? Can I move the Membership rewards to my Delta skymiles account?

    • @Lisa Sanders – There is no catch. However, I suggest waiting closer to the year to cancel. Amex Membership Reward points can be transferred to Delta at a 1:1 conversion.

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