Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Soon: American (42,500 Bonus Miles), Choice (30%), Frontier (50%), Alaska (40%) & Hyatt (30%)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your President’s Day Weekend is going well.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers ending soon.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here 5 buy miles/points promos that end this week.  First up, American Airlines is offering up to 42,500 bonus miles, depending on the number of American Airlines AAdvantage miles you purchase.  This offer expires on February 17.

Continue reading

How to Use Physical Sinemia Card to Purchase Tickets at Movie Theater

Good afternoon everyone.  After you order your physical Sinemia card and activate your Sinemia card online, it’s time to start using your physical Sinemia card to purchase movie tickets at the movie theater.  But before you get to the movie theater, you need to use the Sinemia app to load your physical Sinemia card.  To get started, open the Sinemia app and click the Watch button on the Watch tab.  Then click the top In Theater button.

Continue reading

10,000 Anniversary Points & Annual Fees Post at Different Times for Citi AT&T Access More

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day.  A quick thank you to everyone who entered my Valentine’s Day Swag Giveaway – winners will be announced soon.  I have written about the Citi AT&T Access More Credit Card many times before (Convert any Citi Card to the Citi AT&T Access More Credit Card) and I currently hold 3 AT&T Access More Credit Cards (1 original and 2 converted).  Recently, I noticed something strange regarding when the 10,000 bonus Citi Thank You Points post to your account (after you spend $10,000+ on the card) and when the $95 annual fee posts.  For all of my other credit cards, the anniversary points or free night certificate usually post the same month the annual fee is billed, thus signalling the start of a new cardmember year.  However, I noticed that the Citi AT&T Access More Credit Cards have a cardmember year (where the $95 annual fee posts at the beginning of a new cardmember year) and when the 10,000 bonus Citi Thank You Points post at the end of your “12 month spending year”.  I’m sorry if this sounds super confusing, hopefully it makes sense by the end of this post.

I have 3 Citi AT&T Access More Credit Cards and here are when the 10,000 bonus Citi Thank You Points posted to my account:

  • Card 1 (ending in 73) posted on February 6, 2019
  • Card 2 (ending in 70) posted on January 4, 2019
  • Card 3 (ending in 30) posted on June 6, 2018 (and previously on June 6, 2017)

Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Swag from BoardingArea, Travel Freely & Cash Back Monitor [Winners Announced]

Updated 6:30am PT on 2/15/19:  Thank you to everyone who entered the contest.  I have selected these winners and sent them an email asking for their shipping address.  Have a great weekend everyone!:

Pam No plans, just home alone with my dogs this year. Cashback Monitor cup or bottle would be nice.
Bruce Spending Valentine’s Day at Le Meridien Chiang Rai–beautiful resort! Socks or Travel Freely would be awesome :)
YoLaViajera Tomorrow evening is a regular work day and school day. Since we have a kid, our Valentine’s Day evening plans are to go over homework w/kiddo, feed her, off to bed, and MAYBE a Netflix movie w/hubs if we’re not too tired. All very mundane, but happy to be alive. :o) Those Boarding Area socks are the coolest. Would look good on my feet. Thanks, and Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your fiance!
Gary Steiger Playing poker on that day (I love the game). Would love the water bottle and cup. Thanks.

Good afternoon everyone, happy Valentine’s Day Eve!  Since I love my Travel with Grant readers so much, I wanted to show my appreciation with a giveaway.  I have swag from 3 of my favorite companies: BoardingArea socks, Travel Freely shirt/bandana/pens, and Cash Back Monitor cup/bottle.  Everything is brand new and never used.  Keep scrolling to learn how to enter the giveaway.

Continue reading

AMEX Old Blue Cash: How to See Cash Back for Each Transaction & Calculate $6,500 Minimum Spend

Good morning everyone.  A long time ago, I got the American Express Blue Cash Credit Card (conventionally known as the AMEX Old Blue Cash).  This credit card is no longer available, but if you have one, you earn 5% cash back at grocery stores, gas stations, and pharmacies.  The card offers no annual fee, but you have to spend a minimum of $6,500 on the credit card before the bonus categories start earning 5% cash back.  All purchases made before the $6,500 spend earn 0.5% to 1% cash back, so it is important to know how much you have spent so you can start racking up the 5% cash back.

When you sign into your American Express online account, you will see the start and end date of your Reward Year.  In my case, I need to spend $6,500 after September 13, 2018 to unlock the 5% cash back categories.  To see if previous purchases earned 5% cash back, click the View Rewards Details link.  Oh by the way, this information used to be on the credit card statements, but American Express removed the information from the statements and you now have to do additional work to see your cash back transactions and earning details.

Continue reading