Churning the 100k Amex Hilton Upgrade Offer! [No lifetime language]

American Express currently has an opportunity for Amex Hilton Honors cardholders with accounts greater than a year old to upgrade to an Amex Hilton Surpass. The upgrade offer gives you 100,000 Hilton points after spending $3,000 in 90 days and DOES NOT contain language that prohibits previous cardholders from receiving the upgrade bonus. The $75 annual fee is not waived the first year, and no…
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Maximizing Compensation When Things Go Wrong in Flight

While overbooking and involuntary denied boarding compensation have been in the news a lot recently, airlines also offer compensation when their service and equipment falls short in other ways.  Recently, my wife and I were flying on paid British Airways Club World (business class) tickets from London to the West Coast of North America when we ran into a couple…
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Chase Ink Preferred Business Credit Card (2017.5 Update: Successful Match to the 100k Offer!)

Chase Ink Preferred Business Card‎ Review 2017.5.19 Update: I was matched to the 100k offer described on Reddit after completing the minimum spend, calling the number on the back of my card, and requesting the match by referencing the 100k mailer below. I was declined on three previous attempts via secure message. If you recently signed up for the Chase Ink Preferred, pick…
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AmEx Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card (2017.5 Updated: 70k+$100 Offer!)

Platinum Delta SkyMiles from American Express Review 2017.05.18 Update: Now there’s 70k+$100 public offer (landing page), and it expires on 2017.07.05. HT: reddit. Application Link: AmEx Platinum Delta SkyMiles Features: 70k Miles+10kMQM+$100 offer: earn 70,000 Miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM) after spending $4,000 in first 4 months (Note that MQMs are not the kind of miles to redeem for…
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AmEx Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card (2017.5 Updated: 60k+$50 Offer!)

Gold Delta SkyMiles from American Express (AmEx Delta) Review 2017.05.18 Update: Now there’s 60k+$50 public offer (landing page), and it expires on 2017.07.05. HT: reddit. Application Link: AmEx Gold Delta SkyMiles Features: 60k+$50 offer: earn 60,000 Miles after spending $3,000 in first 4 months. Earn $50 after using your card to make a Delta purchase in the first 4 months, and if…
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Chase Marriott: Get $15 by Using Samsung Pay

Direct link: https://www.chase.com/digital/digital-payments/samsungpay-offer-campaign Details: To receive your $15 statement credit, use Samsung Pay to make 5 purchases with your Marriott Rewards Credit Card from May 15 to June 15, 2017. Please allow up to 8 weeks after the qualifying purchase(s) post(s) to your account for the statement credit to post to your Ritz-Carlton Rewards credit account. Chase also have similar promos for…
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Chase Marriott/Ritz-Carlton: Get $15/$25 by Using Apple Pay!

I found this small promo on my Chase Ritz-Carlton credit card when I login to my Chase account, but then I found the promo page is public: https://www.chase.com/digital/digital-payments/ritz-applepay-offer-campaign. Chase Marriott credit card has a similar promo as well: https://www.chase.com/digital/digital-payments/applepay-offer-campaign. Details: To receive your $25 statement credit, use Apple Pay to make 5 purchases with your Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card from May 15 to June…
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CSR is going to change the definition of “annual” for its $300 annual travel credit to card member year?

We know that, the definition of “annual” of the CSR $300 annual travel credit is 12 months from every December statement (basically calendar year). By this definition, we can get the $300 travel credit TWICE during the first year. But very likely, after May 21, 2017, the definition of “annual” will be changed to card member year, i.e. 12 statements…
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Merrill + Visa Signature Credit Card (2017.5 Updated: 50k Offer Is Still Available Via Phone!)

MERRILL+ Visa Signature Credit Card Review 2017.5 Update: According to the data points from reddit threads (1, 2) and the comments, the 50k offer is still available via phone! Phone number: 866-751-1257. You should verify the sign-up bonus during the call, if the CSR says it’s not 50k, you can try to provide this offer code: BAABZX. Please report data points if you tried…
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Citi AAdvantage Platinum Credit Card (2017.5 Updated: 65k Targeted Offer & 60k Public Offer! )

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard (Citi AA) Review 2017.5 Update: Recently some people received a 65k targeted offer by mail: spend $4,000 in your first four months of account opening and earn 55k AA miles, and earn an additional 10k AA miles after spending a total of $6,000 within the first 12 months of opening your account. And no 24 months…
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