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$1 for 1,300 Bonus AA Miles – Barron’s Subscription (Multiple Purchases Allowed?) President’s Day Sale

Barrons Deal

2/11/16 update: this Barron’s deal has now expired there is still a $1 for a WSJ 3 month subscription offer available. It says $1 per week on the AA portal, but $1 for 3 months when you click through to the signup page.  Good luck to those who had placed multiple orders.   The AA Shopping…

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Citi’s 8/65 Day Rule & 18 Month Bonus Rule Explained for Citi Credit Cards

Citi 8/65 Rules for Credit Card Applications

Citi’s 8/65 Day Rule & 18 Month Bonus Rule – Overview CitiBank has implemented 2 rules within the past ~2 years, dubbed the “8/65 day” rule and the “18 month” rule, that may end up declining your credit card application or disqualify you from the signup bonus. This topic has come up many times so this post…

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Amex Airline Fee Credit Tips & Tricks ($200 American Express Platinum & $100 Premier Rewards Gold Charge Cards)

American Express Amex $200 Airline Fee Credit

Amex $200 / $100 Airline Fee Credit Tips & Tricks – Overview Friends and readers have asked about what they should do with their Amex $200 / $100 Airline Fee Credit benefit. I find it quite tough to spend $200 annually on airline incidental fees such as checked bags and in flight refreshments.  I try…

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Confirmed Hilton Diamond Status Match (via SPG Platinum + Hyatt Diamond)

hilton diamond status match

Hilton Status Match – Diamond and Gold Last week, HiltonHHonorsRepresentative noted that Hilton was offering a status match. Details were not clear what the criteria was to gain either Diamond status or Gold status. I submitted my request as soon as I caught wind and after patiently waiting, I have finally received a response from HHonorMyStatus@hilton.com welcoming me…

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Hilton Status Match – Get Gold / Diamond Elite Till March 2017

hilton diamond status match

EASY HILTON STATUS MATCH Via Milestomemories, Hilton has just opened up an elite status match similar to Hyatt’s Diamond status match which recently flooded Hyatt with over 10,000 requests. Hurry…in case the rules change! 12/1/15 Update: Hilton Diamond status confirmed! It’s simple, just email proof of elite status with a competing program to Hilton and they’ll…

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Citi Application Status Check + Tips Reconsideration Phone Line / Number

Check Citi Application Status Online

Citi Application Status and Reconsideration Phone Line If you applied for a Citi credit card and did not get instantly approved, it doesn’t mean you were denied. You can easily check the status of your application. If you were denied, the Citi reconsideration department can reverse the denial over the phone! How to Check Your Citibank Credit Card Application Status Similar to Bank…

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$200 / $100 Amex Airline Fee Credit Works for Amazon Gift Cards (via United Mileage Plus X)

Amazon 200

Using Amex Airline Fee Credit for Airline e-Gift Certificates There is a $200 & $100 airline fee credit offered by American Express for the Platinum, Business Platinum, and Premier Rewards Gold. By now, you have probably heard that many are getting reimbursed for electronic gift certificates for certain airlines such as American Airlines. Not long ago many…

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Dumb BA Avios Award Search Error / Glitch & How To Fix

Avios Error

BA Avios Award Search Error / Glitch 10/28/15 Update: Glitch fixed If you have been trying to use the British Airways Avios award search tool lately, you will notice it has been displaying the BA Avios Award Search Error above.  I thought “oh great, another BA glitch” and patiently waited, and waited.  But today I stopped…

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