How To Get The New Lower Spending Offer On The SPG Business Card

As I mentioned before, Amex has lowered the spending requirements on the SPG personal card from $5,000 in 6 months to $3,000 in 3 months. Not only that, but they have done away with the tiered bonus structure – instead of getting the 25,000 point bonus in two parts, it all comes together after meeting the spending. Now, you can get that with the business card as well! How To Get The New Lower Spending Offer On The SPG Business Card In my previous post, I wrote how I was not a big fan of that new spending structure but there are obviously a lot of people who are going to appreciate the lower spending threshold for the bonus points. So, because of that, I wanted to show you how you can get the same lower spending requirement for the SPG business card. The SPG business card’s current public offer is the same as the older offer for the personal card – get 10,000 points after your first purchase and... ...

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Earn Up To 55,000 SPG Points Through Referrals

SPG’s Starpoints are certainly some of the most valuable points around thanks to their great flexiblity. Not only can you use them for many wonderful hotels in a variety of redemption methods but you can also transfer them to a host of airlines, many at a rate of 1:1 with a bonus of 5,000 miles for every 20,000 points transferred. It is a great points system and the SPG Amex cards are the best way to get those points. Earn Up To 55,000 SPG Points How To Earn Up To 55,000 Points Disclosure: These are not my referral links and you must login to those links with your account information to receive the referral form. - Referral Link For Personal SPG Card - Referral Link For Business SPG Card To get these Starpoints for referrals, you will need to refer people to sign-up for this offer and with each successful conversion, you will receive 5,000 Starpoints up to 55,000 points in a calendar year. Here are the details: The personal... ...

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A Great Way To Give Back This Weekend

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the US, a time when we memorialize our nation’s service members who have given the “last full measure of devotion” on behalf of the United States of America. A Great Way To Give Back This Weekend I know that it is also considered the kick-off of summer holiday travel and activities as well since it stands as a holiday but it is always good to have a reminder of what this day really is – a day of memory that has been set aside to honor the fallen heroes of our military. Take some time this weekend to thank any military people that you know or see for their service and be thankful that we have them around with us still. I know it is a time of remembering those who died, but we are so thankful that many of you that served are still around with us as well. To those of you readers who have served or currently serve, I thank you from the... ...

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Is IHG Gold The Most Unrewarding Elite Status?

Hotel elite status is something that can vary widely across the various chains and brands. It is also something that does not even have a fixed level of value within the same chain in many instances (such as certain room upgrades being at the discretion of the hotel managers, etc). But, it is always nice to have some type of hotel status sitting next to your name on the reservation! Hotel Elite Status But what does it take to earn that hotel status? In most cases, it is possible to earn hotel status by simply holding the hotel’s co-branded credit card. Many hotels will actually give those cardholders mid-level elite status, effectively valuing cardholders at the same level as someone who spends double digit nights in their hotels in any given year (at least in the rewards program). Read More: How To Get Hotel Mid-Tier Status – and Why You Want It Earning Hotel Elite Status – IHG Gold Many people still earn hotel status by, you know, actually staying at hotels! And the hotel... ...

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Want To Interview To Fly A 747? This Airline Will Let You For A $5,000 Contribution***

It is amazing to think how much crowdfunding has changed the world of innovation. It has allowed people with ideas, concepts, inventions, and more to pitch all of that to potential backers – even if they have no money to start with themselves. Crowdfunding Campaigns  There are some pretty great devices that have come from these campaigns – think about the Pebble Smartwatch – and there have been some pretty wild campaigns that have been presented as well. My personal favorite “wild” campaign was for the guy who wanted to make potato salad because, well, he had never done it before and thought “why not!” Crowdfunding An Airline - Aviator Airlines Website This campaign is one of those “interesting” ones for sure. It is for an airline, Aviator Airline, that has launched a crowdfunding campaign to get their airline in the skies. They want to fly the Boeing 747-400 aircraft (with almost 600 seats) on routes across the US and Hawaii with everyday fares starting at $19 – and that... ...

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Attention Space Fans: A Marathon For You Is Opening For Registration Soon

I have always loved all things of space and space travel. While I did not get to visit the NASA Kennedy Space Center until a few years ago, I could not wait to do that! After the Kennedy Space Center, other places of interest would be Houston’s Johnson Space Center, Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Rocket City Marathon – A Marathon For Space Fans I ran the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville several years ago and really enjoyed it (you can read my report here). The Rocket City Marathon is a special kind of marathon in that it does not allow any headphones (even though most marathons had backtracked on that ruling) and it is a smaller town marathon that only features the marathon distance – no other races take place that day. It is a favorite of runners who are seeking to qualify for the Boston Marathon as the course is fast and the weather is perfect since the race is... ...

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Get Many Awards On Singapore Air For 50% Fewer Miles

Singapore Airlines is running a 50th anniversary sale on a variety of routes and passing the savings on to their Krisflyer members. Get Many Awards On Singapore Air For 50% Fewer Miles For the next couple of months, you can save 50% of the miles on many routes in economy class. So, this sale does not give you a discount in business or first class, but you can still get the normal 15% discount on those awards for booking the award flights online. There is only one US city that is involved in this sale and it is unfortunate it is not JFK! That would be excellent – 10,000 mile awards one way to Frankfurt! Instead, the city pair is the Houston to Singapore route. With this sale, that flight only costs 18,750 miles one way! That is a great price. Sale Details All bookings must be made between May 20 – July 10. Travel must also be completed during that time. The 50% sale is on miles, not taxes/fees Link to... ...

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Deal Roundup: 20% Off Luggage and Clothing, 15X AA Miles At eBags, and Transfer Bonus

Good morning and here is a deal roundup of some of the latest deals of interest. Deal Roundup 20% Off Luggage and Clothing - Amazon 20% Off Link  Amazon has a Memorial Day sale on luggage. It offers 20% off luggage, some of it already reduced. This code works on all kinds of brands, including on Briggs & Riley. I have been a Briggs & Riley fan for a long time (though my current carry-on is a Tumi bag from another great deal) and the carryon I had from them was fantastic. Great build quality and warranty. To take advantage of this 20% off sale, use code FUN20SUN at checkout. 15X AA Miles At eBags - AAdvantage Shopping Portal Last week, there was a 10X AA mileage offer with eBags. Today, that is now at 15X AA miles! When combined with the 15% off code of SALUTE and the Amex Offer of $15 back on $75 purchase, you can save some great money! To read more in-depth about the combination of these deals, check... ...

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Get A Great Deal On These Garmin GPS Watches – And A Deal Case Study

A little while ago, I wrote about an Amex Offer for City Sports. After diving in a little more into the deals available, I found some pretty great deals on these Garmin GPS watches. Last week when I asked about how to share tips and deals (this is not one of the ones I was referring to), a wise reader suggested that I do not share them but show how to find some. I still want to share some of them because it is a little hard to explain how to look without telling anyway, but I do like the idea of showing how to find certain deals. Get A Great Deal On These Garmin GPS Watches – A Deal Case Study Step 1 – The Deal Kicker The first step for me in locating and building a deal involves some type of a kicker – something to get me started. There are a lot of deals around but we may not think to check at a particular store unless there... ...

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