Posts That Caught My Eye
So it looks like American is retrofitting old US Airways planes with a new domestic first class seat that is similar to their new international economy plus seat. Very strange, but at least they are getting rid of that horrible US Airways first class seat.
IHG is doing some variable rate testing for their cash + points redemptions. If their track record of devaluations is any indication, I would guess that the purchase options will become more expensive. Of course the value of points keeps going down, so who knows.
Hilton is offering up to an 80% bonus on purchased points. With so many good sign-up bonuses for Hilton cards plus the ability to earn 6X at grocery stores with the Surpass I don’t ever see myself buying Hilton points at this price, but it isn’t terrible either if you have a specific redemption. As always do the math to see if it makes sense.
If you are looking to get this card then you probably want to know how to get the best deal. Unfortunately the 80K links seem to have all died, but apparently you can get the increased bonus by applying via the telephone.
- Ebates and Groupon are teaming up with a promotion. Currently you can get 9% cashback on Groupon through Ebates and also 20% off when you use the code Ebates20. I’m not sure if you can use that code with another portal or not. Max discount is $50 and the code expires 2/3/2016.
- As I wrote about earlier, eBay has a ton of gift cards on sale. You can also get up to 4% cashback through a portal, up to 6% in eBay Bucks if targeted and 5X Ultimate Rewards on some cards. You can find the full details here.
- Living Social is offering 15% off sitewide when you use the code XOXO. Don’t forget to use a portal. Maximum discount is $20 and the code expires on 2/2 at 11:59PM Pacific.
- Amex has released a new offer giving a $50 statement credit with a $250+ purchase from Virgin America. It does seem like it only works on flight purchases. “Offer valid for airline tickets purchased directly from Virgin America at virginamerica.com, through the reservation call center, or at Virgin America airport locations.” This offer is targeted and only on the American Express website as far as I know.
Have a great evening!