Discover Apple Pay Caution, Best Short Distance Mileage Redemptions, Citigold 50K Walkthrough & More!

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Best of Miles to Memories 09/28/15-10/04/15

Welcome to the weekly “Best of Miles to Memories” recap series. Here you will find links to all of the still relevant posts from the past week. This week I analyzed a lot of deals in depth including the Citigold 50K checking promotions. I also looked at 3 great programs for short distance redemptions, caution with Discover’s Apple Pay promotion and how to get up to 25% off Hyatt gift cards.

To make the posts in this recap easier to wade through, my “Editor’s Picks” in each section are in bold. If you have questions about anything you read feel free to contact me anytime. Enjoy!

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In Manufactured Spending & Deals

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In Loyalty & More

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  1. Well I hate to break the bad news but here is email spam I got from discover .

    We’re writing to let you know that your Apple Pay purchase on September 23, 2015 for $504.95 at Walgreens #9808 included a gift card. The gift card portion of your purchase does not qualify for the 10 Miles per dollar spent promotion.

    As a reminder, now through December 31, 2015, you’ll earn an extra 10 Miles per dollar spent on up to $10,000 in purchases when you shop in stores and use your Discover card with Apple Pay, excluding gift card purchases.

    If you disagree with our finding and contend that your purchase did not include a gift card or a portion of your purchase qualifies per the terms of the promotion, let us know with supporting documentation in the next 21 days. Documentation can include store receipts or invoices, but cannot include your Discover card statement. You can send documentation via email:


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