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Chase IHG Card Now with 120k Bonus: The Chase IHG Card bonus is now 120,000 points (most recent offer was 80k). You get 80,000 points after spending $2000 in the first three months and 40,000 after spending a total of $5000 within the first six months. This non-affiliate link also has a $50 statement credit (our affiliate link does not have statement credit). This card is subject to 5/24, and you can’t get the bonus if you’ve received it within the past 24 months.
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless 100k Offer: This card has a higher offer of 100k points after spending $5000 in the first three months (previous offer was 75k points). The annual fee is $95, and you get a free night certificate on your anniversary good for any hotel up to 35,000 points. Be aware that in order to get approved for this card and get the bonus, there are a lot of restrictions. The card is subject to 5/24. You won’t get the bonus if you’ve had the bonus on this card, the premier version or the Amex versions within the past 24 months, or if you have had the old SPG card within the last 30 days, or if you’ve been approved for the business versions in the last 90 days. Whew! Is anyone still eligible for this one? Newbies!
Increased Offers on Delta Cards: The Amex Delta Gold card bonus is back up to 60,000 miles, and the Amex Delta Platinum card is back up to 75,000 miles. We’ve seen these same bonus offers in the past. Amex has a once-per-lifetime rule for getting the bonus on each card. See our Hot Deals page for more info.
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Amex Platinum 100k Targeted Offers through CardMatch: Numerous sources are reporting that people are finding 100k offers for the Amex Platinum through CardMatch. Neither I nor my husband had that offer when I checked.
Etihad Joining Star Alliance? Rumors are swirling that Etihad will be joining Star Alliance in March. Currently, Etihad isn’t in an alliance but has a partnership with American Airlines. If you were planning on using AA miles for Etihad, consider booking soon. See this post for more details.
Hyatt Adds More Small Luxury Hotels to Award Chart: This week, Hyatt added 57 more Small Luxury Hotels to its award chart, bringing the total up to 167 SLH hotels in the partnership. Only 5 of the 167 are in the U.S., with the majority in Europe. SLH has over 500 total hotels, and Hyatt expects to add more to its award chart throughout the year.
Changes to Barclay AAdvantage Card: Barclay announced changes to its AA cards beginning May 1. The biggest bummer is that there will no longer be 10% rebates on points redemptions. See this post for more details.
Buy trip insurance for a cruise, every time! This couple got off easy. Their out-of-pocket expenses could have been much worse.
Disney Cruise Line Announces Summer 2020 Itineraries: See all the details on Disney Cruise Line Blog. If money were no object, I’d love to cruise around the Greek Isles or do a 9-night Southern Caribbean cruise.
Have a great weekend!
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.