No denying this has been a big year for change in the credit card landscape. Hyatt changed its policy on how cash and points nights are determined, the Citi Prestige 4th night free benefit is fading into the sunset, and Amex updated the Gold card benefits. Just when you’re catching your breath, ouch, American Express strikes yet again with an annual fee increase on the Business Platinum credit card.
Good morning everyone. Since Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner, several hotels are running buy points promos now. I wrote about 7 airline buy miles / points promos yesterday and I have all the latest offers on my Buy Miles & Points Page. Always check the math to make sure that buying points makes sense for you. Do not buy points speculatively unless you have a use in mind. With that said, here are the 6 promos that are ending soon. First up, Choice Hotels is offering a 25% discount when you purchase Choice Privileges points. This offer expires on November 26.
Hotel points are ours for the taking if we qualify for offers or spend a few minutes of our time gathering them up. And it’s best to have hotel points across a few different programs, too. Make sure you take a look at these two promotions. Here’s an offer for some Hilton Honors points in exchange for credit card spend. Ian at PWAC explains it here. Marriott’s latest “game” can be worth it, so check this promotion out as well. It’s detailed here at PMTTP. Have a great Sunday, everyone!
I guess it’s time for a true confession. I’m a coffee snob. And when I travel, I have a passion for supporting local roasters and coffee houses. Let’s just say I’ve BEAN Around the World and I’m feeling like now is the time to start sharing the love… and caffeine, one city at a time. Recently, I had a wonderful holiday in Stockholm, Sweden. And though it was hard to tear myself away from the sites and all the bakeries, I did explore the coffee houses, and I’m glad I did. I drank plenty of coffee, talked with baristas, and I’ve got lots to share with you. Let’s open the TWG cafe society doors and talk coffee, Stockholm style.
I’ll say right up front that Scandinavia gets a lot of buzz for having the current “happening” coffee scene. Part of planning this trip was actually based on wanting to experience the scene myself and see what all the hoopla was about. My impressions in Stockholm, as they did in Copenhagen, run the gamut from being thrilled to being disappointed. Continue reading
Good morning everyone. A few days ago, Doctor of Credit noticed increased referral sign up bonuses for the American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card (my referral link) and American Express Hilton Honors Ascend Credit Card (my referral link). Both credit cards offer 150,000 Hilton Honors Points when you complete the minimum spending requirement. At the time, the no annual fee American Express Hilton Honors Credit Card and American Express Hilton Honors Business Credit Card were still offering 100,000 Hilton Honors Points via referral links. But it looks like the American Express Hilton Honors Business Credit Card (my referral link) has increased the referral sign up bonus to 125,000 Hilton Honors Points. As a referrer, you can earn up to 80,000 Hilton Honors Points per calendar year (20,000 Hilton Honors Points per referral). Thank you for using my referral links if you decide to apply for any of these credit cards.