American Express Extends Welcome Bonus Spending Period—Including for New Applications
American Express has taken a bold step to help their cardmembers qualify for new welcome bonuses during this difficult time. If you’ve recently applied—or are planning to apply—for a new Amex consumer or small business credit card, you’ll now have an additional three months to meet the minimum spending requirement.
Get up to 30 Elite Nights Annually With Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards
One of the best benefits of having a Marriott Bonvoy credit card just got even more lucrative. Marriott just updated the terms and conditions for its co-branded credit cards. Bonvoy members can now receive up to 30 elite qualifying nights per year just from having Marriott credit cards!
Earn 10x Bonus Miles When You Donate to Support Coronavirus Relief Efforts
It’s safe to say that COVID-19 is on everybody’s mind right now. One of the best things you can do—aside from practicing social distancing—is to donate money to organizations helping those suffering. And now, thanks to American Airlines’ partnership with the American Red Cross, you can earn 10X bonus miles per dollar on all donations of $25 or more.
Hilton Extends Elite Status, Suspends Points Expiration Due to COVID-19
Hilton is continuing to do the right thing for its customers. Hilton recently extended the terms of free weekend night certificates. Now, Hilton has announced even greater flexibility for Hilton Honors members in three categories: status, points, and reservations.
Choice Hotels Suspends Points Expiration, Provides Flexible Cancellation Policies
COVID-19 continues to create chaos in the travel world. To help, Choice Hotels is offering travelers flexible cancelation policies—both for existing and new reservations—and pausing points expiration. However, there’s no word yet on how the hotel loyalty program will adjust elite status for 2020.
Airline, Hotel Programs Begin Limiting Non-Travel Redemption Options
Three loyalty programs have now suspended the ability to redeem points for most non-travel-related rewards, blaming circumstances resulting from COVID-19. More airline and hotel loyalty programs may follow suit with similar restrictions in the coming days/weeks as travel companies try to preserve cash.
Activate 5% Cash Back Earnings on Your Chase Freedom Now
You can now activate your 5% quarterly bonus category with the Chase Freedom card. Starting April 1, you’ll earn 5% cash back at grocery stores, select streaming services, fitness clubs, and gym memberships. But, to take advantage of the promotion, you need to activate your card.
Hyatt, American Airlines Offer Reciprocal Shortcuts to Elite Status
Hyatt and American Airlines have launched a new round of reciprocal fast track elite challenges. With this promotion, elites of both programs will have the opportunity to quickly earn elite status with the other by completing qualifying activity.
Hilton Extends Free Night Certificate Validity Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Hilton is extending all active free weekend night certificates as a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. While you wait for the all-clear to start traveling again, here’s how to plan to double (or triple) up on free weekend nights once things return to normal.
Hyatt Suspends Points Expiration, Delays Peak Award Pricing, Provides Cancellation Options
Hyatt is rolling out policy changes that can help with existing travel plans and provide flexibility around future reservations. Peak and off-peak pricing is postponed, most category changes are on hold, and some World of Hyatt elites are getting a status extension.