Monday, February 17, 2020

Chase latest business card: 80000 points!

Chase Bank is stepping up it's points to compete with some of the competition by offering a whopping 80000 bonus points to new applicants of the Chase Ink Business Preferred Card.

Here is what Chase has to offer.


Earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent in combined purchases in the following categories each account anniversary year:same page link to offer details*

Redeem for flexible and rich rewards

25% MORE

Points are worth 25% more when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 towards travel.same page link to offer details*


1:1 Point Transfer to leading frequent travel programs


Redeem for travel, cash back, gift cards, experiences, and more through Chase Ultimate Rewards – your points don't expire as long as your account is opensame page link to offer details*


Shipping purchases

Internet, cable and phone services

Advertising purchases with social media sites and search engines


Earn 1 point per $1 on all other purchases — with no limits to the amount you can earn.same page link to offer details* 

 In conclusion, 80000 points can go a long way, but spending $5,000 in the first three months is on the high end. This offer would be more appealing if the spending requirements were around $3,000. 

Leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Earn Marriott Reward Points Now!

Hey guys, ther are many ways to earn a ton of points with the new Marriott Bonvoy Program. Marriott has been aroind for a while, and to keep in step with the competition, they started a rewards program for its loyal customers.

Marriott points can be redeemed. for:

  • Free hotel/resort stays
  • Room upgrades
  • Discounts off room rates
  • Vacation packages
  • Car rentals
  • Gift cards
  • Donations to charity
  • Airline purchases
  • Hotels and more!

We will look at a plethora of ways you can earn Marriott points. Let’s get started.

One of the most popular ways to earn Marriott Reward points is to open up a Marriott Rewards credit card account. The following graph shows the current bonus points offer for opening up a Marriott credit card account.

Book Marriott Vacation Packages

Vacations by Marriott runs ongoing specials that offer bonus Marriott points for booking vacation packages in addition to the points earned on the purchase price.

As an example, one recent promotion offered 10,000 Marriott points for booking a 4-night stay or longer at a Westin property. You can check out the Vacations by Marriott site to see their current bonus point specials.

Earn Marriott Points for Car Rentals Through Hertz

Marriott partners with Hertz to offer Marriott Bonvoy members up to 35% off base car rental rates and unlimited miles.

Members enjoy the benefits of reserving now, paying later, and even canceling their reservation for free. Use code 154080 during booking for discount and benefits.

Best of all, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn up to 3,000 Marriott points for Hertz car rentals of 2 days or more.

Book Your Cruise Through

With over 500 trained cruise experts on staff and a 110% money-back price guarantee, popular discount cruise agency CruisesOnly is a Marriott partner as well.

Receive special pricing, bonus amenities, and 2 additional Marriott points for every $1 you spend at Earn even more (up to 60,000 Marriott points!) when you book a balcony or suite stateroom.

Another way to earn Marriott Reward points is to go green! 

When you check in to a Marriott collection property, you’ll be offered the option to receive bonus points in exchange for forgoing daily housekeeping. You can earn 500 points per day at most properties and up to 5,000 points per stay. You can opt-out of housekeeping for up to 3 consecutive days in a row.

(Some hotels like Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, and SpringHill Suites only offer 250 bonus points/night.)

Gold Elite members or higher also have the option to select 500-1,000 Marriott points (depending on the property) in lieu of breakfast or a welcome amenity.

Purchasing Marriott Points

If you’re just short of enough points for a particular redemption option, you may want to purchase a small number of Marriott points to top off your account.

Another reason you might purchase points is to keep your points from expiring, since Marriott points expire after 24 months of inactivity on your account.

Members may purchase a maximum of 50,000 points per calendar year in increments of 1,000 at a rate of $12.50 per 1,000 points.

Earn 10 points per dollar spent at these Marriott brands. Image Credit: Marriott

Bottom line: there are so many ways to earn Marriott points towards free night stays. However, Marriott should take some time and examine their program while looking at it's competition to find better ways to reward loyal customers.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Best place to stay in Chicago during all-star weekend and other special events -2020. Earn points while you stay!

One of the best places to stay during All-Star Weekend or other specials events while in Chicago will be the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Bensenville, Illinois.
 This particular hotel is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Chicago in decent traffic. The one thing I like about this particular hotel is that it was very clean. The room prices are not too bad and the staff was great. The parking lot is huge. Furthermore,  as I walked in the main entrance, I had a comfortable feel about the hotel.

And of course, you can I earn points. At this hotel. One way to earn points this to have a IHG membership. You can learn 500 points per reservation. So for example, if you're staying for three days, make three separate reservations, for a chance to earn 1500 points. You can are additional points by going green. Simply just contact the front desk and informed them that you prefer not to have room service. They will give you additional points for going green.

You can save money by using a AAA card, or if your a government employee use the Government rate. Here are a few examples of the possible rate change by using AAA or a government discount.

Without  AAA or Government rate
with AAA rate
With Government discount 
So in review, this is a great hotel if you're trying to save money and not break the bank. It's family friendly and the location is not too bad.

Bensenville Holiday Inn Express and Suites

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Earn Free Hotel Stays with IHG® Rewards Points

IHG Rewards Club is one of the largest hotel loyalty programs in the world and allows members to earn points for stays at more than 5,000 IHG properties. These points can be redeemed for reward hotel stays and other awards.

Here are some great strategies for maximizing your IHG points!

1. Join IHG Rewards Club
Sign up for the IHG Rewards Club to start earning points immediately. In fact, if you enroll during your stay, you get an automatic 1,000 points for that stay! You can also enroll for free on the IHG Rewards Club website or by contacting the service center. Then earn 5x or 10x base points per $1 for future hotel stays depending on the property.

The chart below shows how many points you can earn per $1 spent at each hotel:

ihg rewards chart

2. Complete Surveys With eRewards and Opinion Check-In

(Update, January 2020) Opinion Check-in is no longer available as of January 1, 2020, but you still earn IHG reward points via eRewards. I earned a plethora of points by taking consumer surveys with Opinion Check-In. Unfortunately, they are no longer partnering with IHG. But Wait! There is still good news on earning rewards points. You can still earn reward points with eRewards

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3. IHG Credit Card

Chase offers two co-branded IHG Rewards Club credit cards, both of which include generous sign-up bonuses and great reward rates on IHG hotel stays. If you are hoping to multiply your rewards earning, you might consider signing up for one of these offers. Sign up bonuses are subject to change!

4. Stay Green

If you stay at a participating IHG hotel for at least two consecutive nights, you can earn bonus points for declining housekeeping services. As part of the greener stay program, IHG Rewards Club members earn 500 points for conserving water and energy.

5. Eat and Earn

What could be easier than earning IHG® Rewards Club points just for enjoying a delicious meal? You now have three great ways that make it convenient and easy to earn while you dine.

Final Thoughts

If you are saving up IHG Rewards Club points for a longer stay or a free night at a luxury hotel, consider other options for racking up IHG points. Sign up for an IHG rewards card and start earning.
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