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American Airlines “Win a Sweepstakes At Sea” – Chance to Win a Cruise Plus 500,000 AAdvantage Miles

By | November 11, 2016| Airline Cards, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | No Comments

American Airlines just recently announced their Win a Sweepstakes At Sea, offering AAdvantage members the chance to win a cruise for two, plus 500,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles or be a runner-up and get 100,000 miles. You will have to sign up for the American Airlines Cruises weekly email alerts and you’ll then be automatically entered for a chance to win.

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How to Keep your Sapphire Preferred Ultimate Rewards Points Without Paying the Annual Fee

By | October 12, 2016| Airline Cards, Cash Back Credit Card, Credit Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

A decision I have started thinking about is whether I’ll keep the Sapphire Preferred card open when the first year is up in June 2017, when I’ll have to pay an annual fee of $95 to keep the card. Point Savvy wisely suggested I look into opening another Chase card so I can keep my reward points and avoid paying an annual fee. Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimited are two card that offer cash back rewards with no annual fee.

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American Express Fights Back with 5X Membership Rewards Points on Flights. Finally.

By | October 6, 2016| Airline Cards, Credit Cards, Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Product, Savvy Approved Products Article | No Comments

The news arrived just this week when American Express announced a rather lucrative enhancement to its Platinum Card, the long-standing patriarch in this space. According to American Express spokeswoman Charlotte Fuller, Platinum Card users starting Thursday will earn 5X points for every dollar spent directly with any airline.

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2 Sweepstakes: Southwest Airlines #WannaGetAway Win a Trip to a Private Island

By | September 22, 2016| Airline Cards, Everyday Loyalty Program, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

We love a good promotion and Southwest is having a fun one right now that involves its social media pages. You just have to register by October 24, 2016 and then follow @Southwestair on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and share a funny story on one of the pages with the hashtags #WannaGetAway and #contest.

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College Hacker Hits United Frequent Flyer Jackpot

By | September 21, 2016| Airline Cards, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article | No Comments

United Airlines’ Bug Bounty Program just awarded 15 million frequent flier miles to 19-year-old ex-hacker and Georgia Tech student Ryan Pickren. Just last year he almost went to jail for hacking into rival University of Georgia’s online calendar, and now he’s being rewarded for uncovering, what sources say, could be up to 15 severe bugs in their system.

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Even in a Southwest Hub – the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard gives you more travel for your money than The Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Card!

By | September 19, 2016| Airline Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

Living near a Southwest hub BWI airport in Baltimore, we could rack up 2x miles on their affordable flights with the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card. But what we found out may surprise you. You could earn more reward miles for all airlines and hotels, with the Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard. Here’s why.

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The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card: Why Bloggers Are Changing The Credit Card Market

By | September 18, 2016| Airline Cards, Reward Credit Card, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article | No Comments

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is the hottest luxury rewards credit card out there right now. Its leaked release mid-August has generated so much buzz and demand that issuing bank JPMorgan Chase ran out of the engraved metal cards in 10 days, sending temporary plastic cards to clamoring masses.

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The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard Is Back With A Big Bonus

By | September 17, 2016| Airline Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

Historically, we at Point Savvy were big fans of the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard. The rewards were pretty rich until the bank reduced the value of each point. This in turn made it more difficult to redeem your points and turned us Point Savviers off a little. But just announced is a new sign up bonus offer that has caught our attention, and we think that it’s valuable enough to share with you.

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Deal Alert: Earn 25,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles With a New Sprint Account

By | September 13, 2016| Airline Cards, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | No Comments

Are you an American AAdvantage member currently looking to switch wireless service providers? Look no further. For a limited time you can earn up to 25,000 AAdvantage Miles – that’s enough for a round-trip flight when you activate a new Sprint account with one new phone line. It’s simple to do just follow the following steps, and before you know it – you’ll be on your way to a free vacation.

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Why British Airways and the “Avios and Cash Option” is the Place For All of Your Misfit Points

By | September 9, 2016| Airline Cards, Reward Credit Card, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article | No Comments

Any points junkie worth his or her weight will tell you to sign up for any and all loyalty programs that cross your path. They are generally free, and it takes little time and energy to answer a few questions. So if you’re like us you have a member number for every hotel chain, airline frequent flyer program, and car rental company – but not necessarily tens of thousands of points with each. What do you do with…

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Get $1,500 Toward FREE Travel With The Chase Sapphire Reserve

By | September 9, 2016| Airline Cards, Hotel Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

The Chase Sapphire Reserve and Platinum Card from American Express are now contending for top position of the luxury card category in the U.S. Both come with high annual fees and appear to be similar. What you need to do is determine which card is worth paying the $450 annual fee. There are many less expensive choices, so let us help you narrow down which is a better choice.

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How to Save a Bundle on ATM Fees When Traveling Abroad

By | September 8, 2016| Airline Cards, Credit Cards, Hotel Cards, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article | No Comments

Be careful the next time that you leave the country. Without a few key insights, that handbag that you bargained over in Florence could end up costing you more than you ever thought, and with every swipe of your credit card or ATM cash withdrawal your travel budget could easily get out of hand. But it doesn’t have to. We’ve identified the best ways to avoid banking fees while traveling, and have hopefully made it easier for you to travel knowing about all of those annoying fees.

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Travel to London in First Class with British Airways for (almost) FREE

By | September 7, 2016| Airline Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

I made the British Airways Visa Signature card top of wallet with plans of flying first class directly out of Baltimore (BWI) to London. When I signed up for the credit card, 100,000 Avios were enough for a first class round trip flight across the pond so I immediately started planning. What I quickly found out was that finding a first class seat from BWI became almost impossible – even a year in advance. Read how I finally flew first class.

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Move Over Platinum Card from American Express – Chase Sapphire Reserve Has Arrived

By | August 24, 2016| Airline Cards, Hotel Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

In our opinion, the Platinum Card from American Express has firmly held the position as the exclusive travel benefits and rewards fixture for almost 3 decades. For the person that carries the card, it conveys a sense of financial accomplishment coupled with the expectations of premium service and travel savvy- until maybe now. Enter Chase Sapphire Reserve.

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The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard Pays You For A Flexible Family Vacation

By | August 4, 2016| Airline Cards, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

With limited days available to leave the office and specific openings in kids’ sports schedules, staycations and short trips are often the best option for a busy family’s vacation. Because these types of trips are more affordable than, say, a European vacation, you can pay for a big chunk, if not all, of your family’s vacation with points.

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6 Assumptions About Frequent Flyer Programs That Will Keep You Grounded

By | July 12, 2016| Airline Cards, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article | No Comments

The changes that have occurred since Frequent Flyer Miles were introduced in 1981 are endless. Long gone are the days when you could call a representative on the phone that would help you navigate the system and find you a free seat on a non-stop flight to the destination of your choice at the last minute without fees. With consumers now smarter, technology more advanced, and fuel prices higher, the airlines have made the process of free travel more difficult to achieve – unless you know how to navigate the system.

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What Are the 5 Best Airline Credit Cards?

By | June 25, 2016| Airline Cards, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

Savvy reader LeeAnn asked me for my opinion on how to choose an airline credit card. “What’s the best credit card that will get me a free vacation in the next three months?” The basic answer is what airline hub works for you. If you live close to major airport then you’re probably already signed up for a frequent flyer program that is tied to an airline that you already fly frequently.

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Top Father’s Day Gift Comes With Earning Up To 20X AAdvantage Miles

By | May 31, 2016| Airline Cards, Credit Cards, Everyday Loyalty Program, Everyday Loyalty Programs Article, Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

Stop! Don’t just click on an online retail site to shop for a Father’s Day gift. Take the extra step to enter through your favorite airline or hotel rewards portal.

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