Good morning everyone, it’s been a while since I did a random news post, so I have accumulated quite a bit of random news. So much news, that I will have to do a random news afternoon special. Check back at noon for that. In the meantime, here is the morning edition of the random news. My first Citi Prestige statement closed and I received the full $250 airline travel credit.
The airline travel credit is automatic and works on any airline. I bought a ticket to Dallas for FTU Advanced DFW in September and a ticket to Chicago for Chicago Seminars in October. There is also a note on the bottom of my statement that says my airline travel credit will reset after my December 2015 statement closes.
In other news, I was approved for a Citi Premier Credit Card last Thursday. Apparently I already have a statement ready to view. The only problem is that I have not even received the credit card yet. Citi seems to be very slow at mailing out Premier credit cards.
Last week, I wrote Remember to Enroll your Non-AMEX Issued AMEX Cards in AMEX Sync Offers and I followed my own advice with my US Bank FlexPerks AMEX. The $25 statement credits posted just as fast, maybe even faster than normal AMEX statement credits. I’m working on a post about the Sam’s Club AMEX Offer as well.
My retention offer for my US Bank Club Carlson Personal Credit Card just posted. I was only given 2,500 Club Carlson points at the time. Doctor of Credit reports people have been offered up to 7,500 Club Carlson points. I think I might call back in a few days.
My Chase British Airways Credit Card statement just closed and my 50,000 Avios sign up bonus posted. Time to book my DUB-SFO flight on Aer Lingus for 25,000 Avios in economy :)
I used my Chase IHG Credit Card to book 3 one night stays using cash and points (10,000 IHG + $70). It looks like the cash portion of the booking is now earning 5x. Previously, the cash portion was only earning 1x.
Last but not least, Chase is sending out targeted offers. I received a 4x offer on my Chase Southwest Airlines Plus Credit Card for hotel and rental cars. I probably won’t take advantage of this offer though.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone