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About Grant

Grant is an expert in frequent flyer miles, hotel loyalty points, credit card rewards, and cash back deals. He also has a pretty cool travel blog. Find him on Twitter @travelwithgrant.

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Targeted Spending Offer: Uncapped 4.5% Cash Back on Bank of America Business Advantage Unlimited Cash Rewards Credit Card

Good evening everyone.  I just received an interesting spending offer in the mail on my Bank of America Business Advantage Unlimited Cash Rewards Credit Card (direct link).  From July 1 through September 30, I can get an extra 3% cash back on top of the standard 1.5% cash back on all purchases, for a combined total of 4.5% cash back (any category with no cap in spending or earning).  Unfortunately, this is a targeted offer with a unique QR code and registration code.  The offer also states that you will not earn addition rewards if you are enrolled in Preferred Rewards for Business.

For background context, I received this credit card in October 2022 when there was a $500 sign up bonus.  After receiving the sign up bonus, I didn’t use the credit card at all, so I decided to close this credit card in November 2023.  During the call, the rep offered me a $50 statement credit if I kept the credit card open.  I accepted the retention offer and that was the last activity on this credit card since November 2023.  This offer might be targeted to cardholders who have not spent on this credit card in the last 6+ months.

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Calling All Readers, Help Me Reach 500 Email Newsletter Subscribers!

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.  I am trying to reach 500 email newsletter subscribers and I need your help.  I am currently at 476 subscriber and have added 10 new subscribers in the last 1.5 months.  My newsletter goes out everyday at 4pm PT, but only on days when I have a new blog post (usually 2-3 times per week).  For comparison, I have 4,790 followers on Twitter, 659 followers on Facebook, and 228 followers on Instagram (and I have never posted anything on Instagram).

I really appreciate my long time newsletter subscribers and I hope that I can add a few more subscribers to the team.

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InKind National Best Friend Day $50 Referral Promo + Stack with $15 Off $100 Citi Merchant Offer

Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is going well and happy National Best Friend Day!  InKind wants to share the love, so they have doubled the referral bonus from $25 to $50 if your referral signs up and spends $50 with InKind by 6/30/24.  If they do not make the deadline, you should still receive the standard $25 referral bonus once they spend $50 with InKind.  There is no special referral link for this promo, so you can keep using your existing referral link.  If you want to be my best friend use my InKind referral link, you will receive a $25 bonus after you spend $50 or more with InKind.  But wait, there’s more…

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Preferred Hotels & Resorts Devaluation: Top Rate Hits 87K Choice Hotels Points / Night (Previously 55K)

Good afternoon everyone, I have some bad news if you are / were a fan of Preferred Hotels & Resorts properties.  It appears that the top rate has increased from 55K Choice Hotels Points / night up to 87K (a 58% increase).  My friend alerted me to this devaluation and I was able to verify it by going to the Preferred Hotels & Resorts search page (after signing into my Choice Hotels account), and then sorting prices from high to low.  As you can see, the new top rate is now 87K points / night.

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Discounted Cirque du Soleil Tickets in Las Vegas, InKind & Resy Credits, and Redeeming 60K Caesars Rewards Points Toward Paid Hotel Stay

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  Yesterday, I wrote about My Las Vegas Casino Status Matches: Caesars Diamond > Wynn Platinum > Fontainebleau Gold > MGM Gold > Unity by Hard Rock Icon.  In today’s post, I will cover riding the Las Vegas Monorail, getting 20% off Cirque du Soleil tickets, using InKind and Resy credits for the same restaurant, and redeeming 60,000 Caesars Rewards Points toward my paid hotel stay at the Paris Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Monorail (save more with multi trip passes)

After walking from the Paris Las Vegas up to the Fontainebleau, we didn’t want to walk all the way back, so we decided to take the Las Vegas Monorail back to our hotel.  Since we had dinner reservations back at Don’s Prime (inside the Fontainebleau) in a few hours, we decided to get a 1 Day Pass (unlimited rides within 24 hours) for $15 / ticket.  It was about a 13-15 minute walk from the Fontainebleau to the Westgate Monorail Station, then only a 10-12 minute ride back to the Paris Las Vegas.  If you have a prepaid commuter debit card, you can use it on the Las Vegas Monorail.

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