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Via Doctor of Credit and The Points Guy, the signup bonus on the Citi Prestige Card has increased to 75,000 ThankYou points after $7,500 spend in 3 months.
- Annual fee of $450 is not waived
- Points are worth 1.25 cents each toward airfare or can be transferred to travel partners
- $250 annual air travel credit
- 4th night free hotel benefit (based on average cost per night over four nights and does not include taxes or fees)
- $100 fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓
- Priority Pass select membership
- No foreign transaction fees
While the annual fee is not waived, it is effectively $200 after the air travel credit, and you can technically get two credits your first year (the credit goes by calendar year, sort of — it resets after your December statement) for a net profit of $50. $100 fee credits for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓, Priority Pass memberships, and no foreign transaction fees are dime-a-dozen these days, so I don’t value those benefits very much at all.
This card is certainly worthwhile for the signup bonus, but it is only worth keeping long-term if you can get a lot of use from the 4th night free hotel benefit.
While this card does earn 3x points on Air Travel & Hotel and 2x points on Dining & Entertainment, the Chase Sapphire Reserve is better. So, meh, as far as earning more points is concerned.
80,000 points after $1,000 spend in 3 months.
Annual fee of $49 is waived the first year.
I have and keep this card because of the free anniversary night every year you pay the annual fee.
Update: Via Doctor of Credit, after you are approved, you may be able to match to this targeted higher offer if you send Chase a secure message via their website.
Via OMaaT, the Chase Hyatt Card’s signup bonus will be changing from two free nights anywhere to 40,000 World of Hyatt points on June 29, 2017.
40,000 WoH points is equivalent to two nights in a Category 5 property.
Points won’t expire as long as you have activity in your account. The two free night certificates from the current signup bonus need to be used within a year.
Two free nights are more valuable if you are redeeming for a Category 6 or 7 property.
In related news, Plastiq is no longer accepting VISA card payments for mortgage (and possibly rent) payments. It looks like most of the 3x avenues using Plastiq are dying if not already dead.
The easiest way to redeem this offer is to load $50 into your gift card balance (link). I have confirmed that it does trigger the success email.
This offer is targeted. Look for it by logging into your American Express account and checking your Amex Offers at the bottom. Make sure you open each account in a separate tab before adding this offer if you want it on multiple cards.
All of these offers are the highest ever. Note that none of these annual fees are waived the first year. Easy companion pass if you are approved for two of the Southwest cards.
Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus Card – 60,000 points after $2,000 spend in 3 months; $69 annual fee
Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card – 60,000 points after $2,000 spend in 3 months; $99 annual fee
Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Business Card – 60,000 points after $3,000 in spend 3 months; $99 annual fee
Barclaycard A – 50,000 miles after first purchase; $95 annual fee
Via Laptop Travel, Office Depot / Max are offering a promotion for $10 of $50 in Mastercard gift cards.
The way the register works, you can purchase a single $100 (or $200) Mastercard gift card and receive two “$10 off $50” discounts for a total of $20 off. The limit is supposed to be two discounts per household, but you may have luck with the cashier letting you purchase more. If so, they will need to be rung up one at a time for you to receive multiple $20 discounts. The deal is valid through 4/15/17.
Samsung Pay currently has a promotion for 20% off gift cards. It started a couple of days ago, but I didn’t find the gift card lineup to be too interesting. Today, they’ve added Ebay to the mix, so I thought it was worth a post.
To purchase, open the app, click Gift Cards, Add, and Buy Gift Cards.
I could not find the terms and conditions, but the typical restrictions are no more than two gift cards per 24 hours and no more than $500 in face value purchased during a promotion.
Other gift cards on sale include Applebee’s, Domino’s, Famous Footwear, Gymboree, Miguel’s Restaurants, Overstock.com, Regal Entertainment Group, rue21, and Toys R Us.
Wait 5 minutes between purchases if you’d like to earn Samsung Rewards on both orders.
Edit: Oops, title.
Samsung Pay is having a 20% off gift card promotion for Valentine’s Day. To purchase, open the app, click Gift Cards, Add, and Buy Gift Cards.
There are various limits in the terms and conditions, but the short version is that you can purchase two $50 gift cards per day up to five times during this promotion, for a total face value of $500.
This deal ends 2/14/17, so you have plenty of time to purchase your $500. ABC Gift Cards is currently paying 80% for GameStop and allows electronic submission.
This is a good way to rack up some spend for a signup bonus or to earn Samsung Rewards. Samsung Pay does throttle how quickly you can earn rewards, so you must wait 5 minutes between purchases if you’d like to earn Samsung Rewards on both orders.
Note that both the bonus and spending requirement are new.
Previous: 50,000 miles after spending $2,000 in 3 months
Current: 60,000 miles after spending $3,000 in 3 months
The change is well worth it, as you can now get a Southwest Companion Pass with just $5,000 of spend if you also apply for either of the personal cards that has a 50,000 mile bonus.
HT: Doctor of Credit