Good afternoon everyone. About a week ago, there was a new AMEX Offer for InKind, which is an app that you can use to pay your restaurant bill / tab at participating restaurants. The AMEX Offer gives you a $50 statement credit after you spend $50 with InKind, so you can basically get $50 in free InKind credit. The best way to trigger the $50 statement credit is to go to the link in the AMEX Offer (http://pass.inkind.com/amex-special) and purchase a $50 InKind eGift Card. I added the InKind AMEX Offer to my card, made the $50 InKind eGift Card purchase on November 22, and received the $50 statement credit 2 days later on November 24. You can also stack the $50 credit with the $25 referral credit, giving you $75 in free InKind credit. I will also show you how to use the app to pay a restaurant bill.
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Yearly Reminder: Max Out 10% Citi ThankYou Points Rebate on Citi Rewards+ Credit Card (10K Annual Limit)
Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I wrote a similar post in 2021 and thought I should publish a similar reminder post for 2022. 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 calendar year 2023 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.
What Should I Do with my Stash of 200K Radisson Hotels Americas Points?
Updated at 8:45am PT on 5/4/22: Fixed a few cents per point typos and added info about the speed of the Global Points Transfer.
Good afternoon everyone. A few weeks ago, I wrote Reminiscing About and my Plan for my US Bank Radisson Rewards Premier & Business Credit Cards. In that post, I covered the history of events from Club Carlton to Radisson Rewards to Radisson Hotels Americas and all the major changes in between. I also covered the upcoming credit card changes and ultimately decided to keep my current credit cards as is and let the product changes occur (to get the prorated annual fee refunds). But the next big question to answer is: What should I do with my stash of 200K Radisson Hotels Americas Points? I don’t have an exact answer, but I will share some of the best options that are currently available.
First off, I have both a personal and business Radisson Hotels Americas account with a combined point balance of around 200K points. Remember, you can easily move points between accounts, just call the customer service number (888-288-8889).
The easiest option would be to redeem your points for an award stay within the Americas. Here is the award chart for all hotels in the Americas. Most of the best properties in the Americas are in the 60K – 75K range per night, so I should be able to get about 3 nights in a nice Radisson Blu property. If you are not interested in an award stay in the Americas, keep reading to find out what other options are available.
Travel with Grant Turns 9 Years Old & My 9 Favorite Posts from the Last Year
Good afternoon everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. 9 years ago today (back on May 1, 2013), Travel with Grant was born! Even though I am not a full time blogger and writing this post from a tropical beach, I’m still very happy and grateful to still be writing and sharing my thoughts with my readers. Every year (when I remember), I like to write a birthday / blogiversary post about TWG. If you want to reminisce through the years, check out these old posts: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, no Year 7 (I forgot about it during the pandemic), and Year 8.
I cover a wide variety of travel topics and don’t tend to follow the travel blogging crowd (I think of myself as Dory from Finding Nemo, just swimming around doing my own thing). Some of these posts were very popular and got lots of pageviews, but others didn’t get as much love as I thought they would. But without further ado, here are my 9 favorite posts from the last year (May 2021 – April 2022) in chronological order. Continue reading
PSA: Register ASAP for Chase IHG Premier Personal & Business Credit Card $50 United Airlines TravelBank Credit
Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday! I hope you have exciting Easter, Passover, and Ramadan plans this weekend. A few weeks ago, the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card and Chase IHG Rewards Premier Business Credit Card started offering cardholders $50 United Airlines TravelBank Credit each calendar year. The TravelBank Credit is split into two $25 credits that appear in your United Airlines account twice a year. I recently booked a United Airlines flight and was excited to use one of the $25 credits to save a few bucks, but it didn’t quite work out for me. Long story short, you need to register for the benefit first and then wait up to 2 weeks for the first $25 credit to post to your United Airlines account. Don’t make the same mistake as me and wait until you are ready to book your next United Airlines flight to sign up for the credit.
To get started, go to the IHG / United registration page and click the Sign In button. As you can see, it says “it may take up to 2 weeks for your registration to take effect.”