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Amazon Shop with Points offers: Chase, Amex

This holiday season Amazon offering several Shop with Points offers:  Redeeming your credit card points for merchandise.  Although paying with points isn’t a good use of your points normally, paying with just one point can unlock excellent value during targeted promotions.

Here’s how to link each type of card with Amazon:

Chase Ultimate Rewards: Get $15 off when you redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards (targeted).

Click here to see if you are eligible.  Click on the button to activate the offer. Use 1 point to get $15 off on $60+ purchase of merchandise sold by Amazon.

Terms and Conditions:

  • This promotion starts at 12:00 am PST on November 22nd, 2018 and ends on the earlier of (i) at 11:59pm PST on 12/13/2018, or (ii) when 104,666 offers have been redeemed, or (iii) when Amazon elects to end the promotion.
  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer while supplies last.
  • Offer only applies to products sold by Amazon.com (Look for “sold by Amazon.com” or “sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC” 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 Amazon.com” or “Prime Eligible”.
  • Offer does not apply to digital content.
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted promotional items.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $15 off a purchase of $60 or more.
  • Offer applies only to the purchase of items made with an eligible Chase Card, where Ultimate Rewards points are used for at least a portion of the purchase and the promotion code is activated. When you click on the ‘Click to activate’ button your Chase Ultimate Rewards points will be temporarily set as default payment method at checkout for a duration of six hours, unless you manually update your payment option. The promotion remains valid even after the temporary default setting lapses, until the end of the promotion period.
  • Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
  • Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.
  • 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.
  • Promotional discount may not be redeemed for Amazon.com Gift Cards.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

American Express: Save up to $100 on Amazon Using 1 Amex Point (Targeted)

Click here to see if you are eligible.  Click on the button to activate the offer. Use 1 point to get 20% off (up to $100) a purchase of merchandise sold by Amazon using your linked American Express Card that earns American Express points.

Terms & Conditions

  • This promotion starts at 12:00 am PST on November 22nd, 2018 and ends on the earlier of (i) at 11:59pm PST on 12/23/2018, or (ii) when Amazon elects to end the promotion.
  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time.
  • Offer only applies to products sold by Amazon.com (Look for “sold by Amazon.com” or “sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC” 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 Amazon.com” or “Prime Eligible”.
  • Offer does not apply to digital content.
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted promotional items.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $100.
  • Offer applies only to the purchase of 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 activated. When you click on the ‘Click to activate’ button your Membership Rewards points will be temporarily set as default payment method at checkout for a duration of six hours, unless you manually update your payment option. The promotion remains valid even after the temporary default setting lapses, until the end of the promotion period.
  • Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
  • Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.
  • 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.
  • Promotional discount may not be redeemed for Amazon.com Gift Cards.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

 

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New Rule for New Credit Card Applications with Bank Of America

Bank Of America has a new rule for approvals of new Credit Cared applications. The rule went into effect in October 2017.

According to this new rule, you will only be approved for a maximum of:

  • 2 new Bank of America cards within a 2-month period
  • 3 new Bank of America cards within a 12-month period
  • 4 new Bank of America cards within a 24-month period

The new rule unofficially called: BOA 2/3/4

Unlike the Chase 5/24 rule, this rule does not appear to consider cards from other banks. If your application goes pending and needs manual review, it is always possible that a human might additionally consider the number of accounts you have opened with other banks. Interestingly, business cards do not count towards this rule.

For a complete list of rules for approvals of new Credit Cared applications see the Unofficial Limitations for New Credit Card Applications blog post.

Earn 5 Ultimate Rewards Points at Giant Eagle with Chase Freedom Card

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.

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

Get 50% more Avios when you transfer Membership Rewards points through 10/10/2016

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From now till 10/10/2016 you can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Executive Club with 50% bonus:

200 300 Avios = 250 undefined Membership Rewards points. Membership Rewards points must be transferred in increments of 250.

Transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Executive Club

Citi ThankYou Points digest

ThankYou by Citi

Here is a digest about using Citi ThankYou points:

Combing ThankYou Points:

  1. Different ways of combing points between your ThankYou accounts: Should you avoid pooling ThankYou accounts? by FrequentMiler. This blog is about
    few advantages and disadvantages of pooling different ThankYou accounts and the best method of Pooling points: Sharing. More on Sharing  can be found at How to Share or Transfer Citi Thank You Points to Another Account blog post by Travel with Grant.
  2. How to Share Your Citi ThankYou Points with your Spouse by Million Miles Secrets
  3. How to Prevent Losing Citi ThankYou Points When Closing Your Card by Million Mile Secrets

Booking using ThankYou Points:

  1. How to Book American Airlines Flights with Citi Thank You Points (1.6 Cents Per Point Value) by Travel by Grant
  2. Redeeming Citi ThankYou Points For Travel On American by One Mile at a Time
  3. Citi ThankYou Points Can Be Redeemed for 1.6 Cents Each on 20 Airlines by MileValue
  4. How to Get 1.25 Cents per Point Towards Cruises, Hotels, & Car Rentals With Citi ThankYou Premier by Million Mile Secrets

Transferring ThankYou Points To Airlines:

  1. How to Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Airlines by Million Mile Secrets
  2. How to Maximize Domestic Award Redemptions: ThankYou Points by MileValue
  3. How To Redeem Citi ThankYou Points On Singapore Airlines by One Mile at a Time
  4. Series of posts by One Mile at a Time about how to maximize value when transferring your Citi ThankYou Points to airline partners:

Earn 2 Southwest points per $1 spent at restaurants between July 15, 2016 – September 30, 2016

Earn 2 Southwest points per $1 spent at restaurants between July 15, 2016 – September 30, 2016

Earn 2 Southwest points per $1 spent at restaurants between July 15, 2016 – September 30, 2016

If your have one of the 3 Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit card you can earn 2 Southwest points per $1 spent at restaurants between July 15, 2016 – September 30, 2016.

  1. Visit www.chasebonus.com/swa32 before September 30, 2016 and register for the offer providing Last Name, Last for digits of your Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit card, and zip code.
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  2. Use your card when you dine out
  3. Earn 2 Rapid Rewards points per $1 on up to $2500 spent at restaurants

To maximize number of points earned with this promotion register you card with Rapid Rewards Dining Program. Right now there is, for a limited time, 500 Rapid Rewards bonus points for joining Rapid Rewards Dining and spending $25 in the first 30 days.

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