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
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards
    • Chase Sapphire Preferred: 50,000 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  (Credit card offer listing out all the hotel credit cards)
    • Ink Plus® Business Credit Card: 50,000 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: 20,000 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. You’ll also earn an additional 2,500 points (worth $25) if you add an authorized user within the same 3-month period. 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
  • 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; 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): 75,000 bonus points for new applicants after spending $2,000 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 Express: 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 U.S. 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: 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 U.S. 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 VisaReceive 60,000 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • Lufthansa

Hotel Promotions:

  • Starwood:
    • Earn a free night at a Sheraton hotel with every 5 nights (non-consecutive) at a Sheraton hotel. Must register by September 15, 2015. Expires September 30, 2015. Blog Post
    • Win one of many prizes through a quick online daily giveaway. Expires September 30, 2015. Blog Post
    • Enroll in the Platinum Challenge and stay 18 nights within a 3-month period to earn platinum status. Must call Starwood to enroll. No expiration date. Blog Post
  • Hilton:
    • Earn 2,000 bonus points after your first purchase of at least $30 or more with ScoreBig.com. No expiration date. Blog Post 
    • Earn 50,000 points after you stay four nights at a Hilton brand hotel within a 90 day period [targeted]. Expires January 9, 2016. Blog Post
    • Earn double points on all weekday stays and triple points on all weekend stays. Make sure to register prior to your stay. Expires December, 2015. Blog Post
    • Earn 1,000 bonus points after your first purchase of at least $30 or more with ScoreBig.com and up to 40 points per dollar spent. No expiration date. Blog Post 
  • Hyatt
    • Earn earn up to 65,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points this summer. Expires September 30, 2015. Blog Post
    • Earn up to 1,500 bonus Hyatt points with three stays at any of their Las Vegas properties (which includes MGM properties). Expires September 30, 2015. Blog Post
    • Diamond and Platinum Status Challenge: Stay 6 nights in a 90 day period and earn Platinum status or stay 12 nights in a 90 day period and earn Diamond status valid through February 28, 2017. No expiration date. Blog Post
    • Use the Hyatt app to book your hotel reservation and you’ll earn an extra 500 bonus points per reservation. Expires September 30, 2015. Blog Post
    • Diamond and Platinum Status Challenge: Stay 6 nights in a 90 day period and earn Platinum status or stay 12 nights in a 90 day period and earn Diamond status valid through February 28, 2017. No expiration date. Blog Post
  • InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG):
    • “Accelerate” promotion – existing members can earn up to 50,000 bonus points after completing their targeted offer and new members can earn up to 2 free nights (1 night after two stays). Expires December 31, 2015. Blog Post for New Members; Blog Post for Existing Members Existing
    • Purchase IHG points for .7 cents per point. No expiration date. Blog Post
    • Potentially earn Spire status with the points earned from the credit card sign up bonus. No expiration date. Blog Post
    • Redeem only 5,000 points a night at participating PointBreak hotels. Expires October 31, 2015. Blog Post
    • Redeem your IHG points for 50% off at hotels in Mexico, Caribbean, and Central America. Book through September 9, 2015 for stays through October 31, 2015. Blog Post
  • Club Carlson (Radisson, Park Plaza, Country Inn & Suites):
    • Earn 2,000 bonus points on every paid stay. Expires September 27, 2015. Blog Post
    • Earn 7,500 courtesy bonus points [Available to those with the Club Carlson credit card]. No expiration date. Blog Post
    • If you are a Club Carlson credit card holder, receive a free night to use at any hotel. Expires August 31, 2016. 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. No expiration date. Blog Post
  • Marriott:
    • MegaBonus – Earn bonus points based on your targeted offer. Expires January 15, 2016. Blog Post
    • Link your Marriott Rewards account to one of your Twitter or Instagram accounts and earn 25 points – while the T&C states that this will not extend your Marriott expiration date, it is worth a try. No expiration date. Blog Post
  • Wyndham:
    • None

Airline Promotions:

  • Southwest:
    • Rent a Thrifty or Dollar car rental and earn 1,200 Southwest Rapid Reward points. Expires September 30, 2015. Blog Post
    • Earn 500 bonus Rapid Reward points by joining the Rapid Rewards Dining program. No expiration date. Blog Post
    • Earn bonus Southwest Rapid Reward points by purchasing live event tickets through ScoreBig.com. No expiration date. Blog Post
    • Fly business or first class and earn up to 12,000 bonus miles per flight. Expires December 31, 2015. Blog Post
  • United:
    • Fly to Hawaii on points and get a discount of 20-25% off the normal amount. If you are a United credit cardholder, it will cost you just 33,750 points roundtrip (25% off) and if you are not a credit cardholder, it will cost you 36,000 points roundtrip (20% off). Valid for travel on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. For flights between August 18 and December 25, 2015. Blog Post
  • American Airlines:
    • Fly business or first class and earn bonus points based on the distance of your flight. Expiration December 31, 2015. Blog Post
    • Review hotels and earn American Airline miles! No expiration date. Blog Post
  • JetBlue:
    • Purchase JetBlue points with a 50% bonus. Expires September 17, 2015. Blog Post

Car/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. No expiration date. Blog Post
  • National Car Rental: “One Two Free” promotion where you can receive a free rental after every two rentals of 2+ days. Expires January 31, 2016. Blog Post
  • Hertz: Double points on your first rental and triple points on every rental thereafter. Expires December 31, 2015. 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 hereNo expiration date. Blog Post
    • Take the on-demand car service in Manhattan (south of 96th street) for a flat $10. No expiration date. Blog 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 link. No expiration date. Blog Post.
  • Lyft: Take the on-demand car service in Manhattan (south of 97th street) for a flat $5. No expiration date. Blog Post

Miscellaneous Promotions:

  • Amex Statement Credit Offers: Check all of the current offers on this page, but here are some of the better, more popular offers:
    • Spend $20+ at Sam’s Club online, receive a $20 statement credit. Through Sam’s Club you can purchase a Sam’s Club gift card which can be used at Walmart, a Visa gift card, and many other merchant gift cards. Tweet #AmexSamsClub. Expires September 30, 2015. Blog Post
    • Spend $600+ with an AmexTravel hotel reservation, receive a $100 statement credit. Expires September 30, 2015. Blog Post
    • Spend $50+ at Diapers.com, Wag.com, Soap.com, Yoyo.com, Beautybar.com, Afterschool.com, Winemarket.com, Look.com, and Casa.com, receive a $10 statement credit. Tweet: #AmexDiapers. Expires September 30, 2015. 
    • Spend $50+ at West Elm, receive a $10 statement credit. Tweet: #AmexWestElm. Expires September 30, 2015. 
    • Spend $50+ at William-Sonoma receive a $10 statement credit. Tweet: #AmexWS. Expires September 30, 2015.
    • Spend $50+ at Pottery Barn, receive a $10 statement credit. Tweet: #AmexPotteryBarn. Expires September 30, 2015.
    • Spend $150+ at Smith & Wollensky, receive a $30 statement credit. Tweet #AmexSM. Expires October 31, 2015. 
    • Spend $125+ at Madewell, receive a $20 statement credit. Expires September 15, 2015.
    • Spend $15+ at Amazon, receive a $15 statement credit. [Targeted]. Expires September 30, 2015. Blog Post
    • Spend $50+ at NYC Restaurants, receive a $10 statement credit. Expires September 30, 2015. Blog Post
  • ShopRunner: Get a free 1 year subscription if you are an Amazon Prime customer. No expiration date. Blog Post
  • TravelPony.com: Get $35 in free hotel credits by signing up. No expiration date. Blog Post
  • Reserve.com: Get $20 in free credits towards dining out at a nice restaurants. No expiration date. 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. No expiration date. 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. 

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.

  3. Hi. We will be traveling to Europe and Israel soon and would like to get a credit card with no foreign transaction fee, 0% balance transfer fee, no annual fee. Thanks!

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