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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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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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Which is Worth the $450 Fee: Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, or American Express Platinum?

By | September 27, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Product, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

With the major fanfare of Chase’s Sapphire Reserve and its 100,000-point sign-up bonus, we think it’s the perfect time to find out which premium travel card is really worth paying the high annual fee and adding the most value to your wallet.

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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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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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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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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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DC to NYC for $49 on Amtrak Takes a Big Bite Out of a Big Apple Getaway

By | September 2, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Product, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Program | No Comments

Amtrak tickets for it’s Northeast Corridor can be very pricey, and can make a trip to New York City extremely pricey – until now. To save the most when booking Amtrak we suggest taking the Northeast Regional Saver and start your booking at least two weeks in advance. There are many options to travel on Northeast Regional trains to enjoy a $49 fare.

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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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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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Sweepstakes Alert: What Would You Do With 350,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles?

By | May 12, 2016| Airline Cards, Reward Credit Card, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards Article | No Comments

American Airlines is celebrating their 35 year anniversary by giving away 350,000 miles to 35 lucky people. This sweepstakes is happening now so you have to act fast and enter your information by June 1, 2016. To enter the contest, you’ll need to provide your name, email address and AAdvantage number at the giveaway site by 11:59 p.m. CDT on June 1, 2016.

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Shop For Mother’s Day and Earn Up to 15X Rapid Rewards Points With Southwest

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

This Mother’s Day, we believe that shopping through Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards portal, filled with hundreds of partner deals, is the best way to buy mom a great gift, save money, while taking the quickest route to free travel.

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Turn Your Kids Summer Camp Into Free Travel for You With the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard

By | April 20, 2016| Reward Credit Card, Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards | No Comments

Over 7 million U.S. kids will be sent off to sleep away camp this summer. We agree that camp is valuable and irreplaceable experience. It’s rich in purpose and builds lifetime friendships, but it can also be draining on a parent’s wallet.

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Is AARP Membership Worth $16?

By | February 26, 2016| Discount Article, Discounts, Savvy Approved Product, Savvy Approved Products Article | No Comments

The minute I turned 49, the mail started pouring in asking me to join AARP. So when I turned 50, I decided why not give it a try? The price of AARP membership was only $16 and my husband’s membership comes free with mine, so I thought $1.30 a month was a reasonable price to join. Plus, the free spouse counts as the first discount.

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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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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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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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Point Savvy’s Pick for Best Balance Transfer Card – Chase Slate

By | December 10, 2015| Non-Rewards Credit Cards Article, Savvy Approved Product | One Comment

Transferring balances from high-interest cards can be a smart move if you choose the right card offering the best balance-transfer benefits. Many cards offer a 0% intro APR for a year or more when you move a balance over. Of these cards, our favorite right now is one that offers the best combination of savings on interest and fees – Chase Slate®.

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