I seriously cannot believe that 2017 is now over half over! It certainly went by quickly. As we tend to do at this point of the calendar, I have taken a look at the elite status levels I have and what I plan to requalify for this year and I have either already qualified or I’m on track so I am happy about that! I hope you are happy with your status levels as well!
This is a two week summary as I skipped last week. Due to how some of these deals do pop up often, I am putting a special section at the bottom for expired deals so you can see what you may have missed and be prepared for it when it comes back!
Miles, Points, and Travel
- The Best Hotel Points For All-Around Use – If you are looking for hotel points that give the greatest amount of flexibility, these points may just be the ones to collect.
- How to Get the Southwest Companion Pass With Just One Card Bonus & Minimal Spending – This is partially expired since the Southwest cards have dropped to 40,000 points but the principle is still there if you want to get the Southwest Companion Pass with minimal spending.
- 3 Great New Amex Offers To Earn Up to 43 Membership Reward Points Per Dollar [Targeted] – I am a big fan of the Amex Offers that give Membership Reward points and these 3 offers do just that in a big way!
- New Club Carlson Promo: Free Friday Night or 10K Points Every 2 Stays – If you have some Club Carlson stays (or potential stays) coming up, this is a great promo!
- How One Airport Handles Liquids At Security – This airport handles liquid security in a much friendlier way for flyers!
- Inside the Real Qatar Qsuites Business Class – The Only Business Class Cabin with a Double Bed – Want to see what the latest and greatest in business class looks like? Check it out here as I had a chance to go on the actual Qatar 777 with QSuites.
- This Great Hotel Check-In Experience Made The Hotel Seem Better – Even a hotel that has issues can have an experience elevated by how the hotel staff handles you. This agent was fantastic!
- The High-End Miraval Resort Is Now Redeemable With Hyatt Points + Big Promos – This is the only Hyatt property that requires over 30,000 points – and it is a lot more than 30,000 points per night!
- What I Miss Most From American Airlines Top Tier Elite Status – There is a lot to like about top-tier elite status but this is the thing I miss the most from my American Airlines Executive Platinum status.
- Target Redcard: The One Store Card I Keep – See why the Target RedCard is a good card to hold on to.
- The SPG Cards May Be Around A Lot Longer Than Many Thought! – Many people thought the SPG cards may disappear this year as the Marriott/SPG deal continues forward. But, this little date may give some hope for those who would like to take advantage of maybe one more increase.
- The Popular Chase Hyatt Card Is Dropping The Free Night Sign-Up Bonus – This moved quickly as the card has already officially dropped the free night bonus (but there is still a link).
- Why You May Want to Wait for the New Hyatt Card Offer! – You still have a choice to decide which Hyatt card offer to pick and this offer may help you decide which one may be for you.
- How To Still Get 20K Points With the Great Amex Blue Business Plus Card – [Expired] This card is a great one to get but, unfortunately, the link in this post is no longer active to give you 20,000 points as a sign-up bonus.
- Battle of 2 American Airline Cards – Check out these 2 American Airline cards and see which one wins.
- Did American Express Finally Create A Winner They Didn’t Even Anticipate? – American Express has had some issues lately but their latest card may have been even more of a winner than they thought!
- The New Hyatt Card Offer Is Here – And Better For Most People – Here is the best Hyatt offer on the new, public offer. Here are some reasons why this card offer is strong for many people.
- Best Wyndham Offer Returns: 3 Free Nights (45,000 Point Offer) – There are over 8,000 Wyndham properties around the world and this latest offer gives you enough points for 3 nights at any of them.
- Still Alive! 2 Free Hyatt Nights on the Hyatt Card (Good for the Miraval Resort – 130,000 Points Normally!) – If you still want the 2 free night offer from the Hyatt card, here it is!
- New Amex Offer: 5,000 Membership Reward Points for $250 Spend At Ashford – If you have a Membership Reward earning card, check it for this offer!
- Use Your Starpoints To Play Softball at the Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field – Starpoints are incredibly flexible and this is one of those great uses – playing softball at the World Series Champion’s stadium!
- New Amex Offer for Hotels: Save $40 on $200+ With Caesers Hotels – A new Amex Offer that can give you some good savings at these Las Vegas hotels – it essentially could wipe out those pesky resort fees.
- Details About the 2017 Amazon Prime Day – The Black Friday of July – Amazon Prime Day is coming and it is rumored to be much better than last year!
- Play Basketball with Dwyane Wade, Get Hotel Stay, & Bunch of Swag! – If you are a basketball fan, Dwyane Wade fan, Chicago, or Miami fan, this package could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for you!
- Roundup: 8 Amex Offers to Save You Money at Hotels – There are a lot of great deals with your Amex cards to save on your hotel stays.
- Use This Deal To Buy Any Amount of Alaska Miles for 2 Cents Each – Alaska miles continue to be some of the most valuable miles around given how amazing their partners are so if this comes back, you should check it out!
- Deal of the Day: Up to 40% Off Luggage Gear – Including Some Briggs & Riley! – Don’t worry if you missed this one as Amazon’s Prime Day should have a lot of good travel deals.
- Save Up to 15% On Your Southwest Flights With This Sale – This is a gift card sale that pops up often on eBay. If it does, you may want to grab a few of these gift cards to save more on Southwest.
- New Southwest Sale – Fly From $42 Through December! – As you should know by now, these expire and then pop up again a week or two later! In fact, there is one going on now if you want to grab some cheap flights.
- Save Big With This Combo Southwest Sale and Gift Card Sale!
- Flash Sale: Hyatt Gift Cards for 22.7% Off!
- Get $100 Uber Gift Card for $90 + 5X UR Points
- Expiring Soon: Southwest 60,000 Point Bonuses On These Cards
That is it for this week! I hope you have a great July 4th, wherever you are celebrating it! If you are running any of the hundreds of races tomorrow, good luck! There are some great ones out there!
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