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 Programs

  • 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 15K points after you spend $30,000 within one calendar year; Earn 3X points for flights booked 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 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 airfare purchased from airlines, 2x points on US purchases for advertising in select media, shipping, at gas stations, 2x points on US purchases made directly from select computer hardware, software, and cloud computing providers (up to $100,000 in purchases in each category per year), and 1x point on all other purchases; $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
    • American Express SimplyCash Business Credit Card: 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; No annual fee. Card application linkBlog Post
    • American Express EveryDay: Earn 10,000 points when you spend $1,000 within the first 90 days of card membership. 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. Card application linkBlog Post
    • American Express EveryDay Preferred: Earn 15,000 points when you spend $1,000 within the first 90 days of card membership. 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. Card application linkBlog Post
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • 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

Hotel Programs

  • Marriott
    • Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card: 70,000 Marriott points for new applicants after spending $1,000 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
    • 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! 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 your first spend on the card + $75 statement credit; Diamond members get 2 free nights in a suite at any hotel (free night expires 1 year after opening the card and are not transferable); Earn 3 Hyatt Gold Passport points for every $1 spent at Hyatt properties; 1 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. $75 annual fee (not waived the first year). Card application link. 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 Visa: None publicized offer which gives you 60,000-80,000 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. FlyerTalk thread to read more about this enhanced offer. Blog Post

Airline Programs

  • 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 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
    • 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 Express: Earn 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 onDelta purchases; $195 annual fee. Card application linkBlog Post
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards:
  • British Airways:
    • British Airways Visa Signature Card: 50,000 Avios points for new applicants after $1,000 in spend in the first 90 days; $95 annual fee; earn 1.25 miles per $1 spend on all purchases and 2.25 miles per $1 on all British Airways purchases; free companion pass valid for 2 years after spending $20,000 annually on your card; no foreign transaction fees. Card application link. Blog Post
  • United
    • United MileagePlus® Explorer Card: Earn 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 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 
  • US Airways
    • US Airways Premier World Mastercard: Earn 40,000 miles after your first purchase on the card; Earn 2 miles per $1 on US Airways purchases, and 1 mile per $1 on purchases everywhere else; Get a 5,000 mile discount on award flights; Get an annual companion certificate good for up to 2 companions at $99 each, plus taxes and fees; $89 annual fee. Card application link.
      • Typically there are better promotions for this card with more points and the first year annual fee waived. To check out the best current offer, sift through out this FlyerTalk thread

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
  • Hilton:
    • Earn triple or double points at participating Hilton hotels from August 1 through October 31, 2014 – must register prior to check out. Blog Post
  • Hyatt:
    • Through December 30, 2014 earn up to 3,000 bonus points for every three night stay at M life hotels in Las Vegas (as well as the Hyatt Place in Vegas) – M life properties include: Luxor, Excalibur, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, THEhotel, The Signature, Vdara, Monte Carlo, New York New York, Bellagio, ARIA. Blog Post
  • InterContinental Hotels Group:
    • Make sure to register for the many “hidden” IHG promotions. Blog Post
  • Club Carlson (Radisson, Park Plaza, Country Inn & Suites):
    • None
  • Marriott:
    • Fall “MegaBonus” will run from September 15, 2014 and January 15, 2015 – promotions differ per account, but make sure to register by November 15, 2014. Blog Post
    • Earn up to 2,000 Marriott points a month with social media. Blog Post
  • Wyndham:
    • None

Airline Promotions

  • Southwest:
    • Earn 300 bonus Rapid Reward points by joining the Rapid Rewards Dining program; Receive 500 Rapid Reward points for signing up for Southwest Airline emails. Blog Post
  • US Airways:
    • None
  • American Airlines:
    • Earn 2,000 miles by signing up for their dining program and spending $25+ at a participating restaurant by September 30. Blog Post 
  • British Airways:
    • None
  • United:
    • None
  • Virgin America:
    • None
  • JetBlue:
    • Through September 15, 2014, you can transfer your Amex Membership Reward points to JetBlue with a 25% bonus. Blog Post
    • Fly three roundtrips you’ll earn 5,000 bonus points. Flights must be flown January 1 – December 31, 2014 and it does not matter when you made your reservation. Blog Post
    • Fly seven roundtrip flights you’ll earn 7,000 bonus points. Again, this is available for fights flown January 1 – December 31, 2014 and does not matter when you made your reservation. Blog Post
  • AirTran:
    • None

Car Rental/Train/Car Service Promotions

  • 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
  • Hertz: 
    • $10 off a 2+ day rental: Use promotion code PC# 192964; valid through December 31, 2014
    • Free upgrade on a weekly or weekend rental: Use promotion code PC# 156332; valid through December 31, 2014
    • Save $5 a day, up to $25 on a weekly or weekend rental: Use promotion code PC# 156321; valid through December 31, 2014

Other

  • Uber: New Uber members can get 1 free ride by signing up (up to $30 in credit) and the person referring them can also get 1 free ride if the referee signs up – you can sign up hereBlog Post
  • 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
  • TripAlertz: Earn $5 in Trip Cash for every friend who simply just joins the site. You can invite as many friends as you want – and then you can travel for FREE (your friends do not even have to book a trip, simply just sign up to receive emails)! 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

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. 

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