Points and Deals Update

1) Get a $20 rebate on purchase of $300 Visa gift cards from Staples. In-store only, valid through June 21st.  Access to the rebate form HERE (H/T Big Habitat) 2) There is a 20% transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines miles until June 23, 2014. Not a spectacular deal, but could be useful…

The Battle of Amex and Chase Sapphire Preferred

Well, there are actually more than just 2 cards involved. But I gotta optimize my title for Google. This Points Gal has  big plans, namely: To take down The Points Guy blog! So, I’ve said several times that I consider Amex Everyday Preferred  a game changer when it comes to everyday spending for a middle-class…

Miles and Points, My Affiliate Program Quirks

1) United will copy Delta and move to a revenue program in 2015. This is a non-event for me, as I don’t get my miles through flying. The redemption side should stay the same for now, with some new options added. Read the whole story HERE 2) 3,000 bonus miles from Rocketmiles (my link) for…

When Is a Deal Big Enough?

If you have been reading my blog for some time, you have probably noticed a recurring theme that can be summarized by the  KISS philosophy (keep it simple, stupid). Not to suggest that any of you are! Au contraire, I’ve interacted with some readers and wonder what you can possibly learn from my blog. The…

Points and Deals Update

1) As I’ve mentioned last week, Chase Freedom’s sign-up bonus is currently increased to $200 after spending $500 in 3 months. The card pays me commission. If you have a friend who currently has Chase Freedom, let them refer you instead, so they can get 5,000 bonus points. Valid till June 20th, and you can…

Don’t Put All Your Miles in One Basket

This topic has been discussed   before on numerous blogs. However, it’s become to feel much more personal when I recently faced a prospect of having to fly to Europe last minute.  Thankfully, everything worked out just fine and I didn’t have to do it. But the whole thing made me reevaluate my preparedness for…