American Airlines is offering a shopping portal bonus through April 14th. Simply make three separate purchases of $50 or more and you will receive 1500 bonus miles. If you were to spend exactly $50 on each purchase, that would be like an extra 10x — a nice return on your spend plus it is very easy way to extend the expiration date of your existing American Airlines point.
The Link to the offer details can be found here.
*The “3X Shop Again” bonus offer runs from 03/19/17 through 04/14/17 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”). Member will earn a one-time bonus of 1500 AAdvantage® miles when Member makes at least 3 individual “qualifying purchases” of $50 dollars or more during the Bonus Period. The bonus miles are in addition to the standard AAdvantage miles earned by shopping through the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall. “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products identified by the individual merchant. Individual merchants may have additional terms and conditions on their store details page on the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall site, which terms and conditions will apply to this bonus offer. Please see the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall site for additional details. Please allow approximately 50 days after the Bonus Period for bonus miles to post to your AAdvantage eShoppingSM account. Void where prohibited by law.
Get a $20 Staples® Gift Card after easy rebate for buying $300 or more in MasterCard® Gift Cards from Staples store.
This deal is good on 3/19/17 through 3/25/17.
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. Staples Easy Rebate Site
Those cards cannot be loaded to BlueBird/Serve card at Walmart stores but can be used as regular Visa Cards for day-to-day purchase, effectively turning any purchase into 5 points category. See post on How to set PIN number for MasterCard or Visa gift cards.
1. This time it is $20 Staples gift card.
2. Available only at the store.
3. Limit 1 per household.
4. Valid 3/19/17 through 3/25/17.
5. Subject to availability.
The Staples stores in Streetsboro and Mayfield HTS have plenty of $200 MasterCard Gifts card in stock.
One of the the benefits of American Express Business Platinum card is Gold Status with Starwood Hotels, etc. (SPG). But because of Marriott and SPG merger you can link accounts in those two programs to match status across both programs, effectively giving you Gold status in Marriott rewards program. You can read more on how to link SPG and Marriott accounts in SPG Marriott/Ritz-Carlton Rewards Points Transfer and Status Match post.
Marriott Gold Status comes with a variety of Perks that can be found on Marriott Gold Elite Benefits page.
The most valuable ones : free breakfast and guaranteed late check out. The forum on flyer talk blog keep track of all domestic/international executive lounges open/closed/weekends statuses. Check it out before booking your Marriott reservation.
This quarter, with Chase Freedom Card you can earn 5% cash back from Chase on up to $1,500 in combined purchases at Gas Stations. The cash back can be transferred to Ultimate Reward Points if you have Chase Sapphire or Chase Ink business cards. That gives an unique opportunities to earn 5 Ultimate Rewards Points at groceries stores that have its own gas stations by buying Grocery Store gift card at its gas affiliated station, but YMMV due the Gas Stations Related Exclusions: Gas Stations at Grocery Stores.
Giant Eagle at Greater Cleveland Area operate Get-Go gas station as well as Giant Eagle/World Market grocery stores. The test transaction I made shows that purchases made at Get-Go stores are qualifying as Bonus categories this quarter, and that effectively let you earn 5 Ultimate Rewards Points at Giant Eagle with Chase Freedom Card.
The next time I will check if Transactions at Get-Go gas stations with Discover Card also qualify as bonus category purchases