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Transfer Times from Citi ThankYou Points to American Airlines: Miles Posted 12-13 Hours Later

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  Yesterday morning, Frequent Miler wrote You Can Now Transfer Citi ThankYou Points To American Airlines, But Only For A Limited Time.  I decided to do a sample transfer of 1,000 Citi ThankYou Points (TYPs) to American Airlines to test the transfer times and see if the transfer was instant.  I submitted the transfer request at 9:19am and checked my American Airlines account a few minutes later.  Unfortunately, the transfer was not instant, so I set up an AwardWallet “Balance Watch” alert to see when the miles posted, so I could calculate the transfer time.  From my experience, the transfer took 12-13 hours to post.

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Award Wallet Feature I Wish Existed: Keep Checking for Account Balance Changes

Good afternoon everyone.  I dreamed this up a few days ago and thought it was worth sharing to see if anyone else would find this feature useful.  If you guys like this idea, I will share it with my friends Howie and Alexi at Award Wallet (sign up for your free Award Wallet account here).  Here is an example use case:  I needed to book a Singapore Airlines (SQ) award ticket for travel on United Airlines (UA).  I needed 35,000 SQ miles, but only had 744 SQ miles in my account.  Luckily, I have plenty of transferable point currencies, so I decided to transfer 25,000 Citi Thank You Points and 10,000 American Express Membership Reward Points to my Singapore Airlines account.  As I wrote in July 2015, transfer times from Chase UR, Citi TYP, AMEX MR, and SPG to SQ are not instant – most take ~24 hours to complete.

With that said, I made the transfers from Citi Thank You Points and American Express Membership Reward Points and then occasionally checked Award Wallet to see if the SQ miles posted.  Insert cheesy infomercial “THERE HAS GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY!”  Here is what the process currently looks like:

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10 Award Wallet Plus 1 Year Upgrade Code Winners (10 Great Ideas to Improve the Service)

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  Thank you to everyone who participated in my giveaway yesterday for 10 Award Wallet Plus 1 year upgrade codes.  I asked you to tell me what feature would make Award Wallet even better.  I carefully reviewed every comment and I had a very hard time narrowing down the list to my top 10 favorite comments.  Several comments mentioned the same feature, so in fairness, I went with the comment that was posted first.  Here are the 10 winners, based in order of posting.

1 – Itineraries to share with friends/family members without prices, points used & reservation codes.

José Luis Domingo Fuster It would be nice to have the possibility of generating a, let’s say “sterile” itinerary, to give to your family or friends, with timetable, and all contact data but without paid/due amounts nor reserve codes.

2 – Transaction history showing recent miles/points/cash back changes (most popular response).

SL It would be great if awardwallet could also include transactional history (kinda like mint) to provide greater context of the balances.

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10 Award Wallet Plus 1 Year Upgrade Codes Giveaway: What Feature is Missing?

Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I am writing this post at the Peet’s Coffee inside the SF Ferry Building before I head to the office.  Long story short, I was inspired by Frequent Miler’s post from yesterday (Should you lock in AwardWallet Plus for $10 per year?) that I decided to purchase 10 Award Wallet Plus 1 year upgrade codes and give them away to my readers.  I have been a huge fan of Award Wallet for a very long time and have been a partner with them for a few years (they even reached out to me to become a partner when I was first starting out).  If you are not an Award Wallet user, please read my introduction post: What is Award Wallet? and sign up for your free account.

To participate in the giveaway, please leave a comment below stating which feature you think Award Wallet is missing.  Essentially, what would make Award Wallet even better than it is now? My hope is that my readers will come up with some great ideas and maybe Award Wallet will implement those new features in the future.  To be eligible for the giveaway, your comment must be submitted by 11:59pm PT tonight (1/26/2017).  I will pick my favorite responses tomorrow morning (1/27/2017) and email the 1 year Award Wallet Plus upgrade codes to the 10 winners.  Good luck to everyone who participates!


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Random News: Chime Card Walmart Deal, Evolve Money Backpedals on Discover Credit Cards, Visa Savings Edge Breaks Up with Staples, and Award Wallet App Updates

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Random News: Chime Card Walmart Deal, Evolve Money Backpedals on Discover Credit Cards, Visa Savings Edge Breaks Up with Staples, and Award Wallet App Updates

Good afternoon everyone, here are some old and new stories to share.  First off, Chime Card’s 25 Days of Chime has a Walmart deal today.  Spend $50 or more at Walmart or Walmart.com and get a $5 statement credit.  This deal is only for today and there is a limited number of offers remaining.  If you are new to Chime, please read this post.

Walmart Chime Card Offer 12-20-2014

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