Get 10 Free fridge magnets in the app with code APPONLY

Get 10 FREE magnets on the Phone app with code APPONLY


Earn Free Rental Day coupons easily with National Rent A Car ONE TWO FREE® promotion

National Car Rental currently running ONE TWO FREE® promotion that allows you with every 600 points earned, automatically receive one Free Rental Day. Just keep renting and earning now through February 28, 2018. Emerald Club members can register here.

With ONE TWO FREE® promotion and you’ll earn a Free Rental Day* with every two qualifying rentals through February 28, 2018. In addition to earning 300 points for every qualifying rental, ONE TWO FREE® lets you quickly accumulate points by taking advantage of your bonus opportunities on this page. Each opportunity has its own point value and helps you earn Free Rental Days faster by completing the following activities:

MOBILE APP RENTAL: 75pts (multiple times)
TAKE OUR SURVEY: 50pts (ones)
COMPLETE 3 RENTALS: 100pts (ones)
REFER-A-FRIEND: 300pts (multiple times)
WEEKEND RENTAL: 100pts (ones)
WEEKLONG RENTAL: 200 pts (ones)
NEIGHBORHOOD RENTAL: 200pts (multiple times)
RENT IN EUROPE: 300 pts (ones)
EMERALD RESERVE SERVICE: 25 pts (multiple times)

To check your activity, coupons earned and track your points visit the My Activity Page. Free Rental Day coupons you have available to use on Compact to Fullsize vehicles through June 15, 2018.

Additional Promotions:

It all adds up to a great deal: Take $30 off any size car when the base rate is at least $180. Offer valid at participating National® locations in the U.S. and Canada.

$20 Off Weekly Rentals: Available on an Economy through Full-size car.

$20 Off Weekend Rentals: Available on a Compact through Fullsize car, Minivan, SUV or Convertible.

Last Minute Specials.

Happy rentals!

Remember to register for Q1 2018 Credit Card Category Bonuses

Bonus Categories

Many Credit card offer 5% Cashback/5 pints for $1 spend in different categories of spending each quarter. The 1st quarter of 2018 starts on January 1 and it is time to register for those promotions:

Citi® Dividend Card:

Sign up for 1st quarter 2018 and get 5% cash back at drugstores and fitness clubs
including favorites like:

  • Gas Stations
  • Car Rentals

Department stores are larger merchants that sell a general line of apparel, home furnishings, furniture, electronics, cosmetics, housewares and major appliances. They have several departments that usually have separate checkout counters.

Chase Freedom Card:

Sign up for 1st quarter of 2018 and earn 5% cash back from Chase on up to $1,500 in
combined purchases from  January 1 – March 31, 2018 at:

  • Gas Stations
  • Internet/Cable/Phone Services
  • Chase Pay®, Android Pay™, Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay


  • earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in this quarter’s bonus categories
  • List of included merchants can be found here.

Discover Card:

Sign up for the 1st quarter of 2018 and earn 5% Cashback Bonus on up to $1,500 in purchases at:

  • Gas Stations
  • Wholesale Clubs

List of included merchants can be found here.

Google Express Promotions

  • Shop through the Google Express app and save 20%, up to $20. Just use code APPANDSAVE20 at checkout.

  • Free shipping on orders of $15 or more

  • Amex Promotion: Spend $50 or more, get $20 back



30% Off at Amazon select categories when paying with 1 Amex Membership Rewards point

There is a new offer out to get 30% off in select categories at when paying with at least 1 Amex Membership Rewards point. The maximum discount is $15 (max order total of $50). This is a targeted promotion. Enroll your American Express card with Rewards point into Amazon Shop With points and  Check if you are targeted.

How to redeem your promotional discount:

  1. Choose a product category below and add one or more eligible items from that category to your shopping cart. This item must be sold and shipped by to qualify.
  2. Check out with your American Express Card and use Membership Rewards points for at least a portion of your order.
  3. Enter the promotion code from the product category below that corresponds to your purchase.
  4. To redeem another promo code from a category below, place an additional order in that category and apply the corresponding promo code.

Remember that you have to use at least 1Amex Membership Rewards point. You’ll then need to pay the balance with an American Express card. I wouldn’t recommend using more than one point as you only get 1 cent per point in value — and you can do much better with Amex transfer partners.

Here are the discount codes for different categories:

Baby Products: Enter promo code AMEXBABY at checkout. Shop in Baby Products.

CDs & Vinyl: Enter promo code AMEXMUSIC at checkout. Shop in CDs & Vinyl.

Major Appliances: Enter promo code AXPAPPLIANCE at checkout. Shop in Major Appliances.

Tires: Enter promo code AMEXTIRES at checkout. Shop in Tires.

Terms & Conditions:

  1. This is a limited time offer. All promotional codes expire at 11:59 p.m. (PT) June 30, 2018.
  2. Offer applies only to the purchase of eligible items made with a Membership Rewards eligible American Express card, where Membership Rewards points are used for at least a portion of the purchase and the promotion code is applied at checkout.
  3. Offer applies only to a first-ever purchase in a product category on products sold by (look for “sold by” on the product detail page). Products sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for this offer, even if “fulfilled by” or “Prime Eligible”.
  4. The maximum benefit you may receive from each promo code is $15.
  5. Offer is available by invitation only, is non-transferable, is not redeemable for cash, and may not be resold.
  6. Offer does not apply to digital content.
  7. Offer good while supplies last.
  8. Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted and free promotional items. Items must be purchased in a single order and shipped at the same speed to a single address.
  9. Offer limited to one per customer and account and may not be combined with other offers.
  10. Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.
  11. If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies. Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.
  12. Promotional codes may not be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards.
  13. If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

Other Amazon and Pay With Points Promotions:

Targeted: Save $15 off a $60+ Amazon Purchase With 1 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point! /$15 Free to Amazon for Chase Ultimate Reward Customers (No Category restrictions)

30% Amazon categories when paying w/ 1 Citi ThankYou point [Targeted] (Select Categories)

Hyatt Introduces 48-hour Cancellation Policy

Hyatt is changing its cancelation policy from 24 hours to 48 hours on all reservations made on or after On January 1, 2018. The news release published on 12/22/2017 and can be found here.

It brings Hyatt cancellation policy in line with other major hotel chains. The summary of the cancellation policies for major hotel chains can be found in Cancellation Policy for Hotel Stays Booked by Points blog.

Buy $300 worth of American Express Gift Cards at Staples, Get $20 Staples Card Cart by Rebate. Valid 12/3/17–12/9/17.

WARNING: There have been reports of fraudulent transactions appearing on the gift cards after purchase. I would recommend “liquidating” the gift cards as soon as possible after purchase. For example by buying the gift card to your grocery store.

Get a $20 Staples®  Gift Card after easy rebate for buying $300 or more in American Express® Gift Cards from Staples store.

This deal is good on 12/3/17–12/9/17.
To maximize Miles/Points earnings use your Chase Bold/Ink credit card to buy 2 $200 cards. You will earn 2000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points using your Bold/Ink Business Card.

The offer can be found in the current Staples Weekly Ad and rebate can be submitted online using Staples Easy Rebate Site

Those cards can be used as regular American Express Cards for day-to-day purchase effectively turning any purchase into 5 points category. American Express Gift Cards do not allow to set up PIN. See post on How to set PIN number for MasterCard or Visa gift cards.

Please remember:
1. This time it is $20 Staples gift card.
2. Available only at the store.
3. Limit 1 per household.
4. Valid 12/3/17–12/9/17.
5. Subject to availability.

The Staples stores in Streetsboro and Mayfield HTS have plenty of $200 American Express Gifts card in stock.