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First Ever Capital One Travel Sale: Up to $200 Off Flights & Up to 20% Off Hotels (October 10 Only)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  It was great weather in San Francisco over the weekend and the US Navy Blue Angels were in town as part of San Francisco’s Fleet Week.  In case you have the “Travel Fever,” Capital One is launching their first ever Travel Sale tomorrow (starting at 12:00am PT on October 10).  If you have an eligible Capital One Credit Card (like the Capital One Venture X Credit Card or Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card), you are eligible to participate.  Here is the Capital One Travel Sale landing page and countdown timer.  I crunched the numbers and there are 45 hotel deals with a total savings up to $1,155 and 40 flight deals with a total savings up to $4,250.

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Yearly Reminder: Max Out 10% Citi ThankYou Points Rebate on Citi Rewards+ Credit Card (10K Annual Limit)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I wrote a similar post in 2022 and thought I should publish a similar reminder post for 2023.  One of my favorite sock drawer credit cards is the Citi Rewards+ Credit Card.  This credit card has a pretty decent sign up bonus at the moment (20,000 Citi ThankYou Points after spending $1,500 in 3 months), but my favorite feature of this credit card is the 10% rebate on redeemed Citi ThankYou Points.  You can receive up to 10,000 Citi ThankYou Points rebated each calendar year, you just need to redeem at least 100,000 Citi ThankYou Points in a calendar year.

So why am I reminding you about this today?  The 10% rebate posts to your Citi ThankYou Points account when your statement closes.  If your statement closes on or after January 1, that will count toward your 2024 calendar year 10,000 Citi ThankYou Point limit.  Therefore, you probably only have 1 or 2 more statements between now and December 31, 2022.  I will show you how to calculate how many rebated Citi ThankYou Points you have already received this year.

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Ability to Buy / Top Up American Express Membership Rewards Points Ending December 30, 2023

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I was reviewing my recent American Express statements and spotted this small change: “Effective December 30, 2023, we are eliminating the option for Card Members to buy Membership Rewards points. The Membership Rewards Program Terms and Conditions will be updated to reflect this change.”  Did you even know you could buy AMEX MR Points??  I didn’t know either.  Here are some more details I learned about the change.

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American Express Business Gold Card Changes: New 4X Categories, $240 Flexible Business Credit & Walmart+ Subscription

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I just noticed that the American Express Business Gold Card made some changes to their 4x AMEX Membership Rewards Points earning categories, added a $240 Flexible Business Credit ($20 / month at either FedEx, Grubhub, or at office supply stores), and is offering a $12.95 / month credit to offset the $12.95 / month Walmart+ Subscription.  Let’s go through these changes so you can see if these new benefits are useful.  You can see these benefits on the Benefits tab in your AMEX online account.  Let’s look at the 4x categories first.

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Targeted Offer: Upgrade to AMEX Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business Credit Card, Get 50,000 Miles with $5,000 Spend

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  I was looking at my AMEX Offers this morning and saw an upgrade offer on my American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card to the American Express Delta Reserve Business Credit Card.  There might be a similar upgrade offer on the American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card or on the personal AMEX Delta credit cards, but I don’t have any of those cards at the moment.  I do not have Delta elite status, so the upcoming changes to the Delta elite program do not bother me.  The only reason I have this card it for the Delta TakeOff 15 Benefit (15% Award Travel Discount). Here are more details of the upgrade offer.

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