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Give Your SPG Points a Boost Now That Starwood Hotels is Moving Into Cuba

By | April 8, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

Starwood Hotels & Resorts recently announced it has signed three hotel deals in Cuba, marking the first U.S.-based hospitality company to enter the Cuban market in nearly 60 years. It’s a great reason for participants in the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program to start packing their bags!

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Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms and Starwood Preferred Guest Savings in DC!

By | March 25, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

Nothing says spring like the blooming of the cherry blossoms in the nation’s capital. Whether you decide to take a midweek getaway, or want to spend a weekend – there is lots to see and do. You can maximize your savings by being a Starwood Preferred Guest and taking advantage of all this robust rewards program and DC have to offer.

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Fare Alert! Direct Flights to San Juan Starting at $246 RT and Bags Fly Free!

By | March 24, 2016| Airline Cards, Hotel Cards, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

Take advantage of these super low fares to San Juan on Southwest Airlines. Fares start as low as $123 one way from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to San Juan, PR (SJU) and you can leave as early as April 6. For a limited time you can earn 75,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points.

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Fine Hotels & Resorts: A Highly Valuable Perk that ALL American Express Platinum Card Members Should Use

By | March 23, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article | No Comments

I don’t always stay in swanky high-end resorts when I travel, but when I do I am sure to book my stay in a hotel that participates in the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program. Simply booking through this program guarantees me a much more enjoyable stay with added comforts, conveniences and savings.

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Limited Time Offer: Earn up to 55,000 Starpoints with the SPG Refer A Friend Program

By | March 15, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article | No Comments

Starwood has started the month of March with their highest Starpoints bonus offer ever – get 35,000 bonus Starpoints by applying for Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express by the 3/30/2016. In addition, SPG just launched “Refer A Friend” where you can earn 5,000 Starpoints for each referral, up to 11 referrals.

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Best Reward Credit Cards for Beginners

By | February 25, 2016| Airline Cards, Cash Back Credit Card, Credit Cards, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article | No Comments

A friend asked if I could help her choose a credit card that rewards her for all the purchases she makes every month. I just had to laugh when she confessed that currently, the only return she gets for her spending is a good argument with her husband every time the credit card statement arrives.

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The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card. It’s a Great Card for Flying Free.

By | February 22, 2016| Airline Cards, Loyalty, Travel Credit Cards Article | No Comments

My colleague Christine spent much of last year attending her friends’ weddings – and the locations were scattered across the U.S., with one outside of the country. Adding to her frequent flights, she also had a family reunion in Georgia and many trips to her parents’ home in Providence, RI. She knew that every destination was to a city that Southwest flies so she made the decision to carry the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card.

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Fare Alert! Flights to Nassau, Bahamas from $251 Round-Trip on American Airlines

By | February 8, 2016| Loyalty, Reward Credit Card, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

Spring break is rapidly approaching and there’s nothing better than planning a late winter beach vacation to Nassau, Bahamas or better yet, Atlantis on Paradise Island. American Airlines is currently offering incredible deals on flights from Baltimore (BWI) to Nassau, Bahamas airport (NAS).

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Top Deal Alert! Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Offers $625 Toward Travel

By | February 8, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article | One Comment

For a limited time, Chase Sapphire Preferred® comes with an impressive sign-up bonus of 50,000 points after spending $4,000 in your first 3 months. This is one of the highest bonus points offers we’ve seen, and the $4,000 required to spend is relatively low considering we’ve seen lower points offers that require you spend far more than $4,000.

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Here’s One of Point Savvy’s Favorite Hotel Rewards Cards, Starting with 4 Free Nights

By | February 4, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

Not every venture away from home is a full-scale vacation. Whether you’re taking a last-minute trip to the mountains with the family or driving your kids to another soccer tournament out of town, it helps to have a credit card that rewards those road trips with as many points as possible.

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Fare Alert! Flights to St. Maarten from $292 Round-Trip

By | January 21, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

The first major snow storm of the season is about to hit the Northeast so here’s a great last-minute deal to help you escape the cold temperatures by planning a beach vacation to the Caribbean. American Airlines is currently offering incredible deals on flights from New York (LGA) to Philipsburg, Saint Maarten Princess Juliana airport (SXM).

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Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard – Get 1 FREE Flight

By | January 20, 2016| Airline Cards, Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

For a limited time you can get even more from your American Airlines AAdvantage® membership with the Citi®/AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Card. Get the card and earn 50,000 bonus miles after you make $3,000 in purchases in your first 3 months. That’s 2 FREE domestic round-trip MileSAAver® awards – enough for $675 in free flights.

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Fare Alert! Baltimore to Miami from $87 Round-Trip on American Airlines

By | January 18, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

Incredible flight deals to Miami are back for travel originating in Baltimore (BWI). Round-trip fares start at just $87. I recently took advantage of a similar deal on a direct flight from Baltimore to Miami, and found it to be a better experience on American Airlines versus Southwest, even though Baltimore is a Southwest hub. If you’re looking to get out of the Baltimore/DC area, and can be a little spontaneous I highly recommend this deal.

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How Do You Reach Platinum Level in the SPG Program? By Staying at the St. Regis of Course.

By | January 18, 2016| Hotel Cards, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | One Comment

One of my favorite loyalty programs is the Starwood Preferred Guest program. Over the years I have made it my mission to reach Platinum level in the SPG program no matter how much I torture my family in the process of getting there. This past December, I was in need of three stays to reach my Platinum status.

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What Are the Best Credit Cards to Use For Free Travel to Europe?

By | December 22, 2015| Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article | 3 Comments

Traveling to Europe requires advance planning of lodging, transportation, dining, sightseeing, and choosing the best credit card to use on your trip to maximize your points and rewards along the way. The incredible credit card offers available for earning and spending right now are exceptional. But that wasn’t always the case.

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What’s the Best Hotel Rewards Credit Card for Free Nights? SPG Credit Card from American Express is offering 35,000 Bonus Starpoints!

By | December 2, 2015| Featured Article, Hotel Cards, Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

We’ve narrowed down a handful of our favorite hotel rewards credit cards that offer some of the best rewards, free lodging and extra perks for loyal cardholders. Hotel-branded cards can offer you great benefits, one being free nights from the start as long as you meet the necessary spend in the first few months. Frequent loyal guests will discover benefits that both lower your rates and add another dimension of luxury to the hotel experience.

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Our Favorite Cards for Saving Money on Cruises

By | November 23, 2015| Credit Cards, Cruise Credit Card, Reward Credit Card, Travel Credit Cards Article | No Comments

In reading feedback from our Point Savvy followers, many travelers have expressed frustration with their rewards card because they’re not allowed to redeem their points toward cruises. So the question was asked, “What’s the best card for those of us who want to earn points toward free cruises?”

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The Best Strategy for Planning your Dream Travel Using Points

By | November 20, 2015| Credit Cards, Featured Article, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Travel Credit Cards Article | No Comments

If you are thinking about getting a travel credit card it’s good to know that your everyday purchases are going to get you to free travel faster than if you continue to pay for purchases with cash or a non-rewards credit card. With a travel card, you can enjoy earning miles or points for doing what you do every day, not just when you travel.

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