A New Amex Offer And A Great Portal Offer On A Current Amex Offer

I love seeing Amex Offers expire (the ones I have no need for!) because it typically means that we will start seeing new offers coming down the pike. With one round of offers expiring, we haven’t seen a rush of new offers but there have been a few. The one I noticed today is a repeat vendor with a smaller spending requirement to get the smaller cashback option. That is very good for those who may not want to put a lot of money out on a camera at this time. Amex Offer: Showcase Photo and Video The vendor is Showcase Photo and Video. They are located in Atlanta but you can also make use of this offer online at showcaseinc.com making this a very good offer for all photographers. The last offer had been for $500 spend to get $100 back. This time, the spend is $250 to get $50 back – exactly half of what it was before. That should be no problem for customers who have multiple Amex cards... ...

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“More Deals Than Black Friday” – Amazon’s Upcoming Prime Day

As miles and point hobbyists, part of the draw is getting great deals on travel and getting to go places that we may never have thought possible because of the miles and points we accrue. So, along with that comes the desire by many to snag great deals when they come up. For us, the Black Friday season is one of those great times to do that. Prime Day – “More Deals Than Black Friday” – July 15   – Amazon Page About Prime Day While Black Friday does not have as many of the great deals as the day once had for shoppers, there are still many great deals to be had. So, when we see the giant online Amazon claim that they have an upcoming one day sale that will be “more deals than Black Friday,” they certainly got my attention! To celebrate their 20th birthday, Amazon is rolling out sales globally and is making these available only to Prime members (but don’t worry – check below how you can... ...

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Marriott Cards Offering 80,000 Points, But May Not Be The Best Offer

There is simply no other co-branded credit card that offers so many different offers on the same cards as Marriott does. Basically, you can pick from a variety of point offerings with different minimum spending requirements on the same Marriott card! Read more: Sorting The Marriott Credit Cards – Which Is Best? Marriott Cards Offering 80,000 Points Disclaimer: None of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you would like to support the site, you can visit this page and check out the links found there. Thank you! When I wrote the post above, a reader e-mailed me to tell me about a targeted 80,000 point offer that he had received. Others wrote to tell me of that as well. Other than being able to find the terms and conditions page, I was unable to chase down a non-targeted landing page for the 80,000 point offer. However, that offer is now public and can be found at the link below. The question still remains, though – which Marriott offer is... ...

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Last Day To Book Discounted United Awards To Hawaii

Since late last year, United has started releasing award sales to various regions around the world. In some cases, they are in premium cabins and actually bring the award price closer to what it used to be before the great United devaluation of 2014. To be honest, I actually like it when United releases these awards. For one thing, it gets me thinking about possible destinations to use my miles on and gets me thinking in ways I may not have before. It has also prompted me to use United miles for something when I was going to book it using other miles – at a greater inconvenience. So, while it would be nice to have actual off-peak awards from United, these surprise award sales are pretty nice too. Save Up To 25% On United Awards To Hawaii – Book By Midnight Tonight! The current award sale is for up to 25% off in miles for travel to Hawaii from the US or Canada. If you have the United co-branded credit... ...

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How To Get Even More Value From The SPG Bonus Transfer To American Airlines

Last week, I wrote about the nice promo bonus that American Airlines has for transfer of points from the SPG program. In addition to the normal 5,000 mile bonus on 20,000 points transferred to an airline, for a limited time, you will also receive a 20% bonus on the transferred miles. That means, if you transfer 20,000 SPG points, you will receive a total of 30,000 American Airline miles! Using Nights & Flights For More Value From The SPG Bonus Transfer To AA While that is a good value by itself, there is another little way that you can make use of this transfer using a program by SPG to get even more value while you are at it. It is to take advantage of SPG’s Nights & Flights packages. SPG Nights & Flights is where you are able to use one of two specified block of points to get flights and hotels. It is a nice way to swing a vacation package with just one set of award points. In... ...

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Deal of the Day: Samsung NX30 Camera On Sale

Today’s Amazon Deal of the Day is for another camera – the Samsung NX30 with kit lens. The sale price for today is $499 which is about $300 less than the other retailers for the same camera. If you wanted a camera in this range, this is a great deal to get! This was designed as Samsung’s flagship mirrorless camera so you are getting one of their best. – Samsung NX30 Digital Camera Reviews on this camera seem to be pretty good (I have not personally used it) and it seems like it would be a great camera to get some nice photos on your trips or at home. It comes with Smart WiFi and NFC capabilities to sync up with your smartphone for transfers as well as having a 3″ touchscreen. Since this is sold by Amazon, you have a great return policy if it does not work out for you. *If you buy this using the link above, I will get a small referral. Thank you for your... ...

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A 75,000 Point Offer w/ Amex Business Gold, AA Mile Offers, A Possible New Manufactured Spending Method, and More!

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Summary as we look at the posts from the week. I cannot believe we are in the 2nd half of 2015 – unbelievable! Here in Greece, this week has been full of turmoil and we are now entering a week that is filled with uncertainties, to be sure. If you have upcoming travel to Greece, feel free to contact me to get the American perspective of travel here and maybe some tips how to still enjoy yourself while being safe. Pick Up Almost 3,000 UR Points And $10 Using This Staples Deal And Ink Card Deal Expired – This was a nice fast and easy way to grab points at a bit of a profit. Make sure you follow the blog to get deals like this. Finding Money In Greece – Tips For Travelers Greece has had a very difficult week. It has even been difficult for Americans as we also searched for ATMs that had cash. It took me 10 ATMs to find cash.... ...

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Apple Pay Peer-to-Peer – A New Manufactured Spending Method?

When Apple Pay was announced last year, there was still some curiousity at the time as to what would work for valid payments and how the system would work for those of us interested in generating miles and points. For me, I had hopes that they would actually let you load your Apply Pay account with iTunes gift cards. With iTunes gift cards available through various sales for at least 20% off (and sometimes 50% off or more), that would have been awesome! Apple Pay Peer-to Peer However, that was not to be. But, now a patent has been applied for by Apple for a peer-to-peer payment system that would utilize the Apple Pay system. Apple Pay does not allow for the addition of prepaid gift cards so that is currently not an option, but using credit cards certainly is a big part of the Apple Pay system. Other peer-to-peer payment systems have popped up and all charge payment processing fees that eliminate them as viable manufactured spending options. But, Apply has... ...

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Runs Around The World: First 100 Mile Week

Happy Independence Day to all of you in the US! This has always been one of my favorite holidays and always a great day to get a fun race in before the grilling started. The one race I did every 4th was a 10K that went through a beautiful (hilly) park. Always a lot of fun and even some age group prizes for me! Any of you run a race today? Which one and where? Always on the lookout for great race recommendations! Runs Around the World: First 100 Mile Week For those that may not know, in September, I will be setting out to run 6 marathon distances (26.2 miles) on 6 continents in 4.5 days. Of course, the whole trip around the world is being taken care of with miles – and in business/first the whole way! To read more about it, check out this post. Building It Up I have been slowly building up my training for this event. Having previously run 5 marathons/5 continents/5 days, I... ...

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