Last month, City National Bank updated the benefits of their Crystal Visa card to include a $30 credit to GroundLink. I decided to figure out how this all worked, and in doing so, I stumbled across these links:
GroundLink Visa Signature
GroundLink Visa Infinite
Once you enter your Visa Signature/Infinite card details into the corresponding link above, you then log into your GroundLink account, and the respective credit ($20 or $30 depending on card type) will be added to your balance. What I figured out but did not expect is that you can do this for every Visa Signature/Infinite card you have and load them all into the same account. I was able to do this 25 times before I ran out of credit cards and now have over $500 of GroundLink credit. All of my personal Visa Signature and Infinite cards worked (i.e. not business). All authorized user cards worked as long as they had unique card numbers. It did not matter that their cardholder names did not match the name on my GroundLink account.
GroundLink does have a referral program by which both the referrer and referee receive a $25 credit, so you will want to do this too.
GroundLink Referral Link
You can of course choose to use someone else’s referral if you don’t want to use mine.
The terms for these credits seem to indicate various restrictions such as not being to combine credits, having to use the specific credit card that the credit came from, etc., but as far as I can tell, none of this is actually enforced, and I have a single combined GroundLink credit in my account. I tried a test booking of over $100 on the website, and it allowed me to pay for my entire reservation with my credit balance.
For completeness’ sake, here is the full list of credit cards that I was able to confirm do work, but I’d be fairly surprised if anyone finds a personal Visa Signature/Infinite card that doesn’t:
- Alliant Cashback
- Bank of America Premium Rewards
- Bank of America Travel Rewards
- CapitalOne VentureOne Rewards
- Chase Freedom
- Chase Freedom Unlimited
- Chase Hyatt
- Chase Sapphire Preferred
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier
- Chase United MileagePlus Explorer
- Citi Costco Anywhere
- City National Crystal
- Club Carlson Premier Rewards
- Fidelity Rewards
- Priceline.com Rewards
- U.S. Bank Cash+
I tried three business cards that did not work: Chase Ink Cash, Chase Ink Plus, and Club Carlson Business Rewards.
What the title says. This promotion applies to all three Southwest cards but is for residents of California only. If you take part in this offer, you are still eligible for the current signup bonuses for all three cards, which are as follows:
A few important points to consider:
- The Companion Pass earned from this promotion will be valid through 12/31/18, regardless of when the first purchase is made. This is in contrast to earning a Companion Pass the “normal” way (see here), which, if timed properly, can get you a Companion Pass valid for nearly two years.
- The signup bonus on the personal cards has been as high as 60,000 points in the past, so even though you get a Companion Pass, you do give up a potential 20,000 points if you are signing up for one of the personal cards.
- You are not eligible for this offer if you currently hold any Southwest Rapid Rewards card or if you’ve earned a signup bonus from any one of them within the past 24 months.
- All of these cards are subject to the Chase 5/24 rule, so if you’ve opened 5 or more personal credit cards in the past 24 months, you will not be approved for any of them.
Overall though, this is still a pretty good offer and potentially worth doing if you live in California. Note the promotion ends 11/30/17, so sign up before then if you are interested.
Definitely a mistake!
Example search with Google Flights
Availability is through April 2018. You can click through your Google Flights results to book.
Do not book any non-refundable hotels or activities to accompany this until you’re sure they won’t cancel these tickets.
HT: The Flight Deal
This deal can be added via Twitter, which is the simplest and fastest method. If you’re familiar with the process, the hashtag to use is #amexhotelsdotcom.
Otherwise, this offer can be loaded onto your card 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.
$10 off $50 @ Hotels.com Gift card (Expires 2/28/17)
Valid only for gift card purchases at www.hotels.com/giftcards.
Gift cards can be combined at this link if you’d like a single card with a larger denomination.
Add promo code UBERCOHOLIDAY in the app.
Expires February 28, 2017.
Add promo code GOODFOOD20 in the app.
Expires January 3, 2017.
You can also skip the website and enter promo code GIVEADAMN in the Lyft app.
Terms and Conditions
- Limited time only and while supplies last.
- Code valid for up to $10 off one ride taken within NY, IL, CO, FL, DC, MA and PA between the hours of 10 PM and 2 AM from 12/22/16 – 12/31/16.
- Credit expires 1/1/17 at 2 am.
- Discount does not apply to tips and any tips are the responsibility of the Lyft user.
Free ride up to $10 in select cities. Currently working in Louisville, Philadelphia, Denver, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh.
First reported by Doctor of Credit, and he’s keeping his post updated. I didn’t get around to posting this before a few of the other cities expired. Follow his blog if you don’t already 🙂
Link to Doctor of Credit
This offer was available over the weekend, but I was unable to post it before it was redeemed the maximum number of times. Looks like it is available again:
Get 50% off your next 5 rides
- Set up Android Pay with an eligible credit or debit card.
- Open the Uber app and set Android Pay as your default payment option.
- Enter promo code ANDROID50 and enjoy 50% off your next 5 rides (up to $15 off per ride).
- Make sure Android Pay is selected on the confirmation screen.
- Offer ends December 31st, 2016 or while supplies last.
Link to Terms and Conditions
There is a different code for each metropolitan location where it is valid. I currently only know of the following:
San Francisco: HORNITOSSF
San Diego: HORNITOSSD
Your ride will be free if it’s <$10. Promotion expires Sunday.
If your location is not listed, try just opening the app. You might see a pop up window advertising the promotion (that’s how I found this).