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American Express Delta Platinum Credit Card Sign Up Bonus Posts Fast (70K SkyMiles + 10K MQMs)

Good afternoon everyone.  A few days ago, I wrote Unboxing American Express Delta Platinum SkyMiles Credit Card: Card Art, Welcome Documents & Benefits.  In that post, I mentioned that the sign up bonus for the American Express Delta Platinum Credit Card was 70,000 Delta SkyMiles and 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) after spending $3,000 in 3 months.  I am happy to report that the sign up bonus posts really fast after you complete the minimum spending requirement.  After logging into my American Express online account, I found out that the 70,000 Delta SkyMiles posted to my Delta account (I had less than 5,000 Delta SkyMiles a week ago, now I have 74,564 Delta SkyMiles).

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Unboxing Citi Premier Credit Card: Card Art, Welcome Documents & Active with Citi Mobile App

Good morning everyone.  Last week, I did my July App-O-Rama and was instantly approved for the Citi Premier Credit Card.  This credit card offers 60,000 Thank You Points after spending $4,000 in 3 months.  This is my second Citi Premier Credit Card, the other Citi Premier Credit Card was opened 4+ years ago and is still open.  Based on Citi’s 24 month churning rules, I needed to wait 2+ years after getting the last sign up bonus and make sure not to open/close/convert my existing “family” of Citi Thank You Point earning credit cards. The new credit card arrived yesterday.  In this post, I will show you the card art, the welcome documents and show you how to activate the credit card on the Citi Mobile App.  Here is the front and back of the credit card:

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Mystery Solved! How I Bought 9,500 IHG Rewards Club Points for $28.80 (0.30 CPP)

Good afternoon everyone.  Through a combination of the current IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Promo and a 20% discount on Cash and Points bookings (offer now expired), I was able to buy 9,500 IHG Rewards Club Points for $28.80 (or 0.30 cents per point).  The standard price for cash and points booking is 0.72 cents per point.  Let me explain what happened.

I was looking at my IHG Rewards Club Accelerate offers and saw an offer to earn 4,500 bonus IHG Rewards Club Points with a Cash and Points booking.  Since I can use Cash and Points to purchase a minimum of 5,000 IHG Rewards Club Points, I figured I would complete this offer and get another step closer toward completing all of my Accelerate offers.

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Unboxing Wells Fargo Propel World Credit Card: Card Art, Welcome Documents & Benefits Guide

Updated at 6:15pm PT on 7/23/19: I just got a letter today with my credit card PIN.  I added the letter to the bottom of this post.


Good morning everyone.  A few days ago, I did my July App-O-Rama and was approved for the Wells Fargo Propel World Credit Card.  This credit card offers 40,000 GoFar Rewards Points (worth $400) after spending $3,000 in 3 months and also a <:em>$100 airline incidentals reimbursement.  This credit card also has no annual fee the first year and you can use AMEX Offers with this credit card because it runs on the American Express network.  Yesterday, I received my new credit card and I took a bunch of photos of the unboxing process.  I will share the card art, welcome documents, and benefits guide.  Let’s get started with the card art of the front and back of the credit card:

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Track Hotel Free Night Certificates & Credit Card Annual Fees with my Spreadsheet

Good afternoon everyone.  Last month, I was reading an article by Nick at Frequent Miler called Almost #Bonvoyed: a cautionary tale on free night certs.  In that post, Nick shared that after cancelling a Marriott stay booked with a free night certificate, the free night certificate did not automatically redeposit into his Marriott account.  He had to track down the cancelled reservation and call Marriott to get the free night certificate redeposited into his Marriott account.  Bonvoy!  Toward the end of the article, Nick stated, “You shouldn’t need a spreadsheet to track the history of your Marriott free night certs — but the reality is that you do need to stay organized with them.”

That’s when the idea hit me, I should create a spreadsheet to track my Marriott category 1-5 free night certificates… as well as my Hilton free weekend night certificates, Hyatt category 1-4 free night certificates, IHG 40k free night certificates, and Radisson Rewards anniversary points.  Here is my Hotel Free Night Certificate Tracker, maybe it will help you stay organized too.

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