New Grocery Bonuses: Making Sense of the Changes to Maximize Your Return
Grocery bonuses are all the rage, right now. But with so many credit cards rewarding you for buying your fruits and veggies, it’s getting harder and harder to know which one to grab at the checkout counter. In this post, we crunch the numbers to rank the credit cards and tell you which is best.
AA Adds GOL Airlines as a Mileage Earning, Redemption Partner
American Airlines has just added GOL Airlines—Brazil’s largest domestic carrier—to its AAdvantage partner airlines, opening the door to earning and redeeming AAdvantage miles on GOL itineraries. But now that you can use AA miles for flights with GOL, the question is: should you?
American Express Adds a Slew of New Perks For Travelers Stuck at Home
American Express offers one of the largest collections of travel-oriented credit cards—some of which involve a significant annual fee. With travel at a standstill, many cardmembers are debating whether their travel cards are still worth the annual fee. In response, Amex just released the most comprehensive list of cardmember benefit updates we’ve seen yet.
Earn up to 6x Points From Grocery Spending on Chase, Marriott Credit Cards
With the travel industry at a standstill, travel brands and card-issuing banks are doing everything possible to recapture cardholder spending. Recognizing how essential grocery stores are to cardmembers right now, Chase and Marriott are temporarily bonusing purchases there. We’re taking a closer look to decide if these bonuses are deals or duds.
United Eliminates Partner Award Chart, Makes It Harder to Earn Elite Status When Flying Partners
Over the last few days, United has made earning elite status harder and removed partner award charts from its website. Both without any notice whatsoever. They say bad things come in pairs. In this case, they were right. In this post, we go through what this means for you.
American Airlines Adds Automatic Mileage Refunds on Certain Award Cancellations
Canceling an award trip is not something that anybody enjoys doing, especially when the process can be challenging and complicated. American Airlines seems to have recognized this and has recently made the process of canceling (some) award trips much simpler—now no longer requiring a phone call.
Incredible Deal: Book AA International Flagship First Awards Starting at Only 55k Miles
You can jet off to Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, São Paulo, and more in AA’s best first-class product for as little as 55,000 AAdvantage miles each way. While most people probably aren’t planning to travel anytime soon, with availability stretching into 2021, these fares could be the perfect opportunity to re-launch your travel in style.
Limited Time Offer: Rakuten Increases Welcome and Referral Bonuses
Considering many of us have been doing a bit more online shopping than usual, Rakuten (formerly known as Ebates) has devised a promotion to reward its current customers for spreading the word. For two weeks only, Rakuten is increasing the welcome and referral bonuses to $30 or 3,000 Amex Membership Rewards Points per referral.
‘Capital One Offers’ Launched in Beta for Select Cardmembers
Capital One has launched Capital One Offers in beta to select cardmembers, offering between 10-15% back with a variety of retailers. While details are still slim, it appears to be a similar format to that of Chase Offers and Amex Offers. If Capital One Offers end up being similar, the program could add a lot of additional value to Capital One’s portfolio of credit cards.
Southwest Airlines Extends Companion Pass and Elite Status, Makes Earning Both Easier in 2020
Southwest has announced that it’s extending elite status and Companion Pass validity in response to COVID-19. It’s also going to be easier to earn both in 2020. Plus, in addition to their extending their validity, you’ll soon be able to convert Southwest Travel Funds to points.