I earn affiliate credit if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard using links in this story. Bilt Rewards announced a new partnership today that should be rewarding for anyone who uses rideshare services such as Lyft and Uber. The best part of this new partnership is that you don’t need to hold the Bilt Rewards Mastercard to earn bonus points (though you can earn even more if you are a cardholder). I actually learned about this new partnership yesterday morning recording my podcast with Richard Kerr and Zach […]
Starting Today: 7 Days Worth Of 6X On Dining, 4X on Travel And 2X On Virtually Everything Else
I earn affiliate credit if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard using links in this story. If you’re not going to sign-up for a really lucrative, no annual fee card this week, when are you? For the next seven days you can earn double points on virtually all charges on the Bilt Rewards Mastercard, and that’s even if you procrastinated until today to apply for the card. That’s: 6 points per dollar on all dining charges (normally 3X) 4 points per dollar on all travel charges (normally 2X) […]
Hyatt Adds 50 New All-Inclusive Properties, 5,000 Point Bonus For 3-Night Stays
After announcing six new all-inclusive properties last month, Hyatt is back to announce another 52 properties that members can redeem points at for all-inclusive vacations. The new properties are in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and the Caribbean. Quoting from the Hyatt press release: Create Meaningful and Rewarding Experiences with More Resorts and Destinations Whether looking for quality family time or an extra measure of romance at a breathtaking location, members can enjoy earning 5,000 Bonus Points for eligible stays at participating Inclusive Collection resorts through September 15, including: Curaçao, the Caribbean: Guests […]
Hyatt Announces A New Promo For Q1 Of 2022
Hyatt has announced their first promotion of 2022. As we enter 2022 questions remain about how “normal” the travel year will be. This promotion seems to fit in the category of “normal” pre-pandemic, though it’s a bit more generous if you hold one of the Hyatt credit cards. Here are the details of the new Bonus Journey promo: World of Hyatt members can register now through March 15, 2022, to earn 2,022 Bonus Points for every two qualifying nights after registration, for up to 20 nights from January 15 through April 20, 2022. Eligible nights do not […]
The Craziest Story I Heard About Maximizing Black Friday This Year
It seems like every year I find myself in a conversation with my fellow miles and points nerds about how someone scored an incredible deal on Black Friday by stacking cash back portals and other bonuses with ridiculously low prices. Sometimes there’s FOMO, other times just appreciation from a fellow deal junkie. This year was a mostly quiet Black Friday for me. As the day wound down I texted in a group chat with some good friends who share my love for all things travel. One of the folks in […]
Earn An Extra 10,000 Points When Aeroplan Launches Their US Credit Card
As Air Canada prepares to launch their new US-based credit card there’s a great opportunity to snag 10,000 extra Aeroplan points. Aeroplan, the loyalty program of Air Canada, is a program that most US residents should be aware of and many will benefit from it. Air Canada has had a lot going on over the past year. In the midst of planning a new loyalty program, they went back to a familiar name and acquired Aeroplan. Aeroplan was Air Canada’s loyalty program for decades, being sold off as a separate […]
Quick Reminder: 50 Transactions On Your World of Hyatt Card By Tomorrow
If you’re a World of Hyatt credit card holder and you registered for the February promotion to earn up to 5,000 bonus points you have until tomorrow to get your 50 transactions. There’s not a whole lot of restrictions on what the transactions can be. They do need to be at least $1 each, but in theory could be multiple transactions at the same store if you’re really close to one of these point thresholds. Because the Hyatt award chart doesn’t stretch nearly as high as Hilton or Marriott 5,000 […]
Reader Question: Which Credit Card Should I Keep?
Credit cards can be an incredible way to earn miles and points for vacations. In many cases, people earn more miles and points from credit card spending than actual travel. But, the ability to earn miles and points comes with some caveats. Those credit cards can carry higher annual fees than a cash back credit card. That’s why you’ll hear me say frequently that you should be evaluating the credit cards you carry. Are they paying for themselves? If not, they need to go. We talk about this all the […]
Earn Up to 5,000 Bonus Points With World of Hyatt Credit Card February Spending Offer
Chase and World of Hyatt are teaming up to offer up to 5,000 bonus points. World of Hyatt credit card holders can earn points based on the number of transactions they have on their card in February.
We’re All Hoarding Points & Miles. Does That Mean They’ll Be Worth Less?
American Express points out in a recent article what most of us already know. If you’re earning points and miles via a travel reward credit card right now, you’re earning at a much higher rate than your redeeming them. That’s if you’re redeeming at all. AMEX makes the point that many folks are hoarding their points and miles until they can use them again for travel. Will that be in 2021? 2022? That’s a really good question, and it’s also where the problem comes in. Popular travel reward credit cards […]