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Reminder: Points with a Crew & Travel with Grant Travel Meetup in San Francisco (Sunday April 2 @ 7pm)

Good morning everyone.  I hope your weekend is going well.  This is a friendly reminder to everyone in the SF Bay Area that Dan from Points with a Crew and I are hosting a miles and points travel meetup tonight in the Bay Area.

  • When: Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 7-10pm
  • Where: Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport, 1350 Huntington Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066 (Google Map)

StayBridge Suites Near SFO

The hotel is a short drive away from SFO or a short 2 minute walk from the San Bruno BART Station.  This is a free, very informal travel meetup.  I will bring some name tags, wear my infamous Travel with Grant shirt, and bring some snacks.  If you are interested in attending, please go to Dan’s post and fill out the Evite registration so we can let the hotel know how many people are planning on attending.  The only request that Dan has is that every should bring some snacks or drinks that we can share with the group.

I’m looking forward to seeing a few Bay Area travel hackers tonight.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  Have a great weekend everyone!

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Targeted Q2 Credit Card Offers Part 2: 10,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points & US Bank Club Carlson $25 Statement Credit

Good evening everyone.  After going 0 for 3 with good targeted credit card offers this morning (Targeted Q2 Credit Card Offers: 4,000 Hyatt Points, 3,000 IHG Reward Points & 2,500 Lufthansa Miles), I have 2 fairly decent offers to share.  Up first, I have the Barclay JetBlue Credit Card with 10,000 bonus TrueBlue Points after spending $750 in April, May, and June.  10,000 TrueBlue Points is worth ~$150 to me, so that represents a return of 6.67% ($150 / $2,250).  This is a pretty good offer, so I will probably go for this offer.

Targeted Barclay JetBlue Credit Card Q2 Offer

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Targeted Q2 Credit Card Offers: 4,000 Hyatt Points, 3,000 IHG Reward Points & 2,500 Lufthansa Miles

Good morning everyone.  As we wrap up Q1, the targeted credit card offers for Q2 are just now arriving.  Here are 3 offers that I have received in the last 2 days and I will share my logic with you on whether or not they are worth pursuing.  Up first, I have the Chase Hyatt Credit Card with 4,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 between April 1 and June 30.  4,000 Hyatt Points is worth $60-$80 to me, but I am not excited to spend $4,000 to get up to $80 in return (2% bonus).  I could get 4,000 Hyatt Points by generating 4,000 Chase Ultimate Reward Points on my Chase Ink Plus.  That would only require $800 of 5x spending and I can do that in 1 day with gift card purchases from PayPal Digital Gifts on eBay.  I am going to pass on this offer.

Targeted Chase Hyatt Credit Card Offer Q2

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How to Redeem your World of Hyatt Free Anniversary Night Certificate

Good morning everyone, I had a great weekend in Portland, full of hikes, Voodoo Donuts, craft brews, and Trail Blazers basketball.  Enough about me, let’s talk about how to redeem your World of Hyatt free anniversary night certificate that comes every year when you pay the Chase Hyatt Credit Card $75 annual fee.  If you have the credit card, you can see the free night award in your World of Hyatt account by clicking the My Awards tab.  This is my dad’s Hyatt account and his award night was expiring in mid June and he didn’t have any Hyatt stays planned before then, so we decided to use it for a night near the Portland Airport (thanks dad!).

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Travel Meetup: Points with a Crew & Travel with Grant in San Francisco (Sunday April 2 @ 7pm)

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  I am heading to Portland tonight for a quick weekend trip with my brother, but I wanted to get the word out that Dan from Points with a Crew (yeah, that guy that has 6 kids) and me (the guy that sometimes acts like a 6 year old kid) will be co-organizing a miles and points travel meetup in the Bay Area.

  • When: Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 7-10pm
  • Where: Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport, 1350 Huntington Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066 (Google Map) <– Dan picked this location, I would have gone with the usual In-N-Out…

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