Transfer MR points to Virgin Atlantic with a 30% Bonus: American Express runs transfer bonuses every once in awhile that could really stretch your points when redeeming for award flights. Now through May 22, 2017 you can transfer Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic with a 30% bonus. Although sometimes there are fees and surcharges to deal with, there are a few sweet spots that one could take advantage of. You may want to take a look at this promotion for premium economy seats to Europe!
New Starwood Elite Status Challenge: Elite status with hotel chains can be very useful. Aside from room upgrades and treats, some loyalty programs offer free breakfast for having elite status. I think this is a huge perk as it can help lower food costs while on a trip. Starwood is currently offering an elite status challenge to help you reach either Gold or Platinum status. Platinum status with SPG is very nice! Considering the requirements for this challenge, you might be tempted to try it since the requirements for Platinum aren’t too outrageous.
Have You Used Rome2Rio: This is a pretty useful site to help you get information on getting from point A to point B. You enter in where you will be traveling from and where you will be traveling to, and the website gives you different options that will take you to your destination. Whether it’s a combination of car rides, flights, metro and even ferries, this website will show you the different ways to get to your destination. It’s pretty useful and I’ve used it several times in the past.
Save $50 with HotelStorm: If you’re looking for a good deal on a hotel stay, you may consider this Amex Offer. You can earn a $50 credit after spending $200 at HotelStorm. This is a good deal on top of whatever discounted rate you may find on HotelStorm. Keep in mind that if you’re working towards building hotel stay credits, booking through third party sites won’t help. However if you’re not concerned with that, this could help get you a cheap stay!
Some Plastiq Payments Coding as Travel: According to this article, some have reported that paying rent or mortgage have coded as travel when using Plastiq to make your payments. Many folks use Plastiq in order to use their credit cards for payments, where credit cards aren’t accepted. You can use Plastiq for your utility bill payments, rent, mortgage, etc. There are fees associated with using Plastiq, but many find it useful to help meet minimum spend on new cards. Make sure to do your research before diving in to using new payment methods.