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You DO have to pay with your Prestige card for 4th Night Free. Here’s...

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UPDATE 6/26/2015 3PM EST: Please see my new results here: You DON’T have to pay with your Prestige card for 4th Night Free. Among its many other perks, the Citi Prestige card has an interesting...

100% bonus on purchased IHG points. Is it worth it?

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Through June 30th, 2015, IHG is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points. You can purchase up to 60,000 points, which will result in 120,000 points after the 100% bonus.  Is it worth it? IHG...
Club lounges and free breakfasts

Amex business cards increasingly trump personal cards

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The latest changes to the American Express SPG cards (as reported here, by Doctor of Credit) have me thinking about the way Amex handles the differences between their personal and business cards.  Most of...
One day in Beijing

One day in Beijing. Fewer words, more photos

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When I booked my flight to Beijing, many thought I was crazy.  My flight was scheduled to arrive in Beijing Wednesday evening and returning home Friday morning.  In other words I was flying to...

My failed (but profitable) Prestige 4th Night Free experiment, and an accidental redo

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One of the Citi Prestige card’s many perks is its 4th Night Free hotel benefit.  Cardholders can book a four night (or longer) stay through the Citi Prestige Concierge, and about four weeks after...
SPG vs

SPG vs. Amex, Chase, and Citi transferable points programs. Which is best?

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In a recent post, I compared each of the major credit card transferable points programs: Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Rewards.  There I found that each program has certain areas...

Citi Prestige 4th Night Free benefit does not allow government (or conference) rates

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This morning I posted the good news that the Citi Prestige card’s 4th Night Free benefit now allows booking AAA, AARP, and military rates.  Several people asked me about government rates.  I had already...
Citi Prestige 4th Night Free

Citi Prestige 4th Night Free benefit now offers AAA, AARP and military rates

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The Citi Prestige card somehow keeps getting better.  I bet that many get scared off by its advertised $450 annual fee, but I believe that the card is suited to just about every frequent...
Half way to Necker Island

Half way to Necker Island

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Late last week, a 150,000 point offer for the American Express Business Platinum card was published on a number of blogs, including Frequent Miler’s Quick Deals.  This was intended to be a targeted offer,...
hyatt diamond

Bet You Didn’t Know: Two tricks for chasing Hyatt Diamond status (and 1 that...

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  Hyatt Diamond is one of the better, if not the best, hotel chain elite status available. Just the 4 annual confirmed suite upgrades alone (or as I call them, "sweet"...

9-13; A minor mystery solved; and why I paid foreign transaction fees in London…...

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Star MegaDO 6 took place May 9-13. It was an opportunity for aviation geeks to get together and geek out about all things aviation related.  The “Star” part of the title indicates that this...

This may be the single best current signup offer

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25,000 points after $3,000 spend in 3 months.  That doesn’t sound like a great offer.  Credit card issuers routinely offer 40,000 points or more with similar spend requirements.  But, this one is special… This offer,...

Prestige 4th night free on AAA rate?

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Yep, another post about the Citi Prestige 4th Night Free benefit…  Other recent posts include: Using the Citi Prestige 4th night free benefit Prestige 4th night free benefit, take 2 Overall, my experience has been that the...

Club Carlson’s 30,000 point bonus may be easier to get than expected

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As a reminder, Club Carlson is dumping the Bonus Award Nights feature of their credit cards as of June 1, 2015.  Shortly after I reported this change, Club Carlson sent emails to cardholders titled...

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