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Amex Delta SkyMiles Limited Time Offer: 50k – 60k Points

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - In the latest round of American Express limited time offers, the Delta Sky Miles Gold and Platinum (personal and  business) cards are now offered with 50,000 and 60,000 bonus points respectively. If you do not have interest in elite status, the Gold card is probably best for you as it is offered with no annual fee, a $50 statement credit, and a similar point offering.  To max out on this promotion, you could apply for both the personal and business to take home 100,000 SkyMiles. For those looking for elite status, the SkyMiles Platinum card is the best choice with an offering 60,000 points, 1

35k Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Offer – Best We Have Seen

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - The Starwood Preferred Guest Amex is currently offered with the best signing bonus we have seen, 35,000 points for $3,000 of spending in three months. The SPG card historically has been regarded as a staple in the industry, offering great conversions with solid redemption options.  Unlike many other branded hotel cards, the airline benefit is actually quite attractive.  For each 20,000 points you transfer to an airline partner, Starwood adds 5,000 extra points. Rewards 5 points per dollar at participating SPG hotels. 2 Starpoints for which you may be eligible as a Card Member in addition to t

How to Match Rental Car Elite Status

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - Matching elite status at competing rental car companies is easier than you think and can yield some great benefits (upgrades, lower rates, higher point earn rates, etc).  All you need is proof of membership at a competitor and you’re on your way! Proof of membership typically accepted. Monthly Statement Copy of Welcome Letter Membership Card Typically award status is granted for a trial period of one year but varies by carrier To start a status match, just click on the corresponding link below and follow the instructions. Avis: https://statusmatch.avisservices.com/StatusMatch Matched st

How to Get 100k Citi Prestige Sign Up Bonus

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - I spend hundred of hours each year scouring the internet looking for extraordinary sign up bonuses.  One of the best ways (and a huge time saver) is by card matching with the individual credit card issuers. This is how I received my 100k sign up bonus for the Citi Prestige card: As with any strategy, maintain a strong credit profile. Card match with Citi Credit Cards: https://www.citicards.com/cards/credit/application/flow.action?isInvitation=N# Although my initial matches did not show anything special, two months later I received a targeted offer with a 100,000 sign up bonus of the Citi Pres

Hey NYC… Get 5x Points or 5% Cash Back on Transportation

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - New York City, cash in on a great opportunity to earn 5x points or 5% cash back on transportation with the Chase Freedom card.  Just follow the steps below. Activate the benefit with Chase: https://creditcards.chase.com/freedom/activate Use your card on the following transportation expenses between January 1 and March 31 Examples: MTA New York City Transit NYC Yellow Cab Uber Local commuter ferry tickets and many more That’s it! This benefit is not exclusive to just NYC, but is valid for transportation costs across the US.  For a full list of eligibile charges goto: https://creditcards.

Best Credit Card Offer of December

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - There are a wide array of credit card offers going into year end.  The one that we particularly like is the Chase Sapphire Preferred with a 50,000 point sign-up bonus.  We value this bonus at $625-$1500. Why we like it: Great sign up bonus for this card 10,000 more introductory points than the standard offering. This card is a staple and one of the few we hold year after year due to its solid earning categories. 2x points at restaurants and all travel Excellent conversion options Transfer at a 1 to 1 ratio to a variety of partners (great way to get maximum value for your points) British Airwa

2016 American Airlines AAdvantage Award Chart Changes

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - There are quite a few changes coming to the Americans Airlines AAdvantage program on March 22, 2016.  In this article, we’re going to focus on the American Airlines AAdvantage award chart. The good: American has added a short haul reward (less than 500 miles). Redemptions in the Main Cabin and Business/First will be 40% less. US domestic flight conversions remain unchanged. Flights to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America will be 14%-17% lower (in two cabin aircraft). The Bad: In a three cabin aircraft, First Class seats cost 41% additional miles on average than in 2015. Trips to C

Why You Need to be Using Shopping Portals

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - If You’re Shopping Online, Using Shopping Portals is a Must. Many wonder how I earn hundreds of thousands of points each year with relatively light spending and credit card churn.  Shopping portals are key. Some have the misconception that you must shop on your credit card, airline, or hotels website for goods.  That is not the case.  You simply use the shopping portals link to redirect you to the same exact shop/website you would visit anyway, yet you earn a multiple of points, sometimes up to 50x rewards.  Typically results are 2x-5x bonus points, but it’s still many times what you would ot