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10,000 Hilton Points For Adding An Additional User On Your American Express Credit Card

Earn a bonus 10,000 points for just adding an authorized user on your Hilton HHonors credit card from American Express. (This offer is obviously only available to current account holders of the HHonors Hilton American Express card.)

Direct Link 

10k points

Details of the Offer

  • You must add a cardholder using the above link
  • Valid until July 20th, 2016
  • Allow 6-8 weeks for your bonus points to post
  • Additional cardholders must be at least 15 years of age Officially. But you can make up a date of birth and social and still get the cards. Use your own judgment. We do not recommend playing games or trying to game the system.

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort Hotel, Phoenix, AZ – Pool Area

You are now one step close to staying at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort Hotel, Phoenix, AZ – Pool Area (above picture) for free. As alays we love staying in hotels and vacationing for free. 10k free HHonors points is a sure good way to start the week.

If you don’t have a Hilton Credit card yet, what are you waiting for? Click on the link below to see many of the current available offers. Some special offers are the:

Chase United 75k +$50
American Express PRG 65K (incognito)
Bank Of American Alaska Air 30k

All Credit Cards 

American Express Credit Cards

Chase Freedom Is Better Then The Chase Sapphire

2,500 Bonus UR Points Chase Freedom and Sapphire Credit Cards: Adding An Authorized User

Chase Freedom Credit Card: Why We Love It

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In Summary

Get 10,000 bonus Hilton Points for adding an Authorized User

HT: S & S Worldwide

 

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How to Find Hyatt Points Plus Cash Availability

Will Run for Miles reports that it’s possible to use a special corporate rate code to more effectively search for available Points plus Cash nights on Hyatt’s website.  Without this code, it is necessary to find a specific Hyatt hotel and enter the dates you want to stay, and then click the “Show Hyatt Gold Passport Points & Awards” box to see if Points plus Cash is available:

Hyatt Points plus Cash

The corporate code trick: Search for Points plus Cash across multiple properties: Code 51440

Hyatt Points plus Cash Corporate Code Trick

With the corporate code trick, you can search across properties to look for Points plus Cash availability.  When searching for hotels within a particular city, click to enter Special Rates, select Corporate or Group Code and enter 51440, as shown above.

Hyatt Points plus Cash Corporate Code Trick Search Results

Properties that show Points plus Cash dollar amounts have Points and Cash availability.  Look for the following dollar amounts: $50, $55, $75, $100, $125, $150, $300.  You can find Hyatt’s Points and Cash chart here.

Not quite perfect

Frequent Miler  found that it usually worked, but not always.  Still, if you know you want to stay in a particular area and want to pay Points and Cash, this is a great way to help narrow your search.

HT: FM

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Chase Credit Cards: Change of Rules A.K.A. 5/24

Chase is unveiling a new policy in regards to gaming the credit card system. If you’ve opened more than five new credit card accounts in the past 24 months (hence 5/24), you won’t be approved for any new cards from Chase. Currently this rule only applies to Chase Ultimate Reward earning personal cards (e.g Chase Freedom & Chase Sapphire Preferred. We have made mention in previous posts that Chase will soon be extending their 5/24 rule to co-branded  credit cards (e.g. United, BA, ect) sometime in April.

 Chase Bank Credit Cards

Most people that read this blog apply for a lot more than five cards every two years, so this might be your last chance to grab some Chase cards. I thought it would be a good idea to have a look at the Chase application rules & best practices, the current best offers for each Chase credit card and the best current offers overall. If there will be a work around that someone will figure out – that can be possible. However there are no workarounds reported as of yet. This is almost as bad as Amex rule allowing credit cards to be opened only once per cardmember.

Chase Application Rules To The Best Of Our Research

Chase will usually approve a maximum of two new credit cards per month. (Some people got three, but this requires a reconsideration call ). An application January 31 and February 1 is not considered 2 months. You will need to wait the full 30 days.

If you’re not instantly approved for a card, WAIT. If you call reconsideration it’s more then likely that you’ll be denied, based on the 5/24 rule. Although it officially hasn’t gone into effect yet the reps are already implementing it. Our advise, and the advise of many other bloggers is to wait it out.

There is a 24 months period from the time you received the sign up bonus to get it again. This is the 24 from the 5/24 rule.

For most people the best option will be to apply for two credit cards in the same day to get the hard pulls combined (keep in mind that you can either do two business or two personal not a mix of the two). If you are not a churner do what you want. However a word of caution, the Tortoise won the race because he was slow and steady – enough said.

Tortoise wins  the race !

Best Offers For Each Card:

Visit our Credit card page to see all offers, some of them are not the best offer. I have compiled a list of the best offers taken from DoC.

Chase Southwest Premier: 50,000 points after $2,000 in spend. The $99 annual fee is not waived

Chase Southwest Plus: 50,000 points after $2,000 in spend. The $69 annual fee is not waived.

Chase United MileagePlus Explorer: 30,000 miles after $1,000 in spend and an additional 5,000 for adding an authorized user and making a purchase. (The AU does not need to make the purchase to get the bonus miles.)Try to get 55,000 miles + $50 statement credit by making a dummy booking, or you can try this method.

Chase British Airways: 50,000 Avios after $2,000 in spend, an extra 25,000 after $10,000 in spend or an extra 50,000 after $20,000 in spend (first year). The $95 annual fee  is not waived.

Keep in mind, the following cards already have the 5/24 rules in effect:

Chase Sapphire Preferred: 50,000 Chase Ultimate Reward points after $4,000 in spend. $50/5,000 Chase Ultimate Reward points after adding an authorized user.

Chase Freedom: $150/15,000 Chase Ultimate Reward points after $500 in spend. $25/2,500 Chase Ultimate Reward points after adding an authorized user.

Chase Slate: 0% Introductory APR for 15 months on purchases & balance transfers and 0% balance transfer fee for the first 60 days.

Hotel Cards

Chase Hyatt: 2 free nights at any Hyatt property worldwide after $1,000 in spend and 5,000 Hyatt points for adding an authorized user and them making their first purchase. Sometimes it is possible to get the same offer with a $50 statement credit when making a dummy booking on the Hyatt website.

Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa, Da Nang, Vietnam

 

Chase IHG: 80,000 points after $1,000 in spend or 60k link

Chase Marriott Premier: 80,000 points after $3,000 in spend and 7,500 points for adding an authorized user and them making their first purchase. The $75 annual fee is not waived on this card.

Ritz Carlton: 2 free nights at any participating Tier 1-4 Ritz-Carlton hotel after $4,000 in spend.The $395 annual fee is not waived for the first year, but comes with a bunch of other benefits like $300 annual airline credit.

Chase Fairmont: 2 free nights after $3,000 in spend. The annual fee is waived first year

Business Cards

Chase Ink Plus: 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after $5,000 in spend. Annual fee of $99 is not waived. (You may be able to get the same offer with the annual fee waived in a branch YMMV.)

Chase Southwest Business Premier: 50,000 points after $2,000 in spend. Annual fee of $99 is not waived first year.

Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Business: 50,000 points after $2,000 in spend.

Chase Marriott Business Premier: 80,000 points after $3,000 in spend. Annual fee of $99 is not waived the first year.

Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa| Kyushu-Okinawa Japan

HT: DoCReddit and PWAC

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In Summary:

Chase is changing their structure on how they accept new credit card applicants. You will only be allowed to apply for five credit card every two years 5/24.

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American Express Hilton Surpass 85,000 Point Bonus Offer: Should You Apply?

American Express have increased the sign up bonus on the Hilton HHonors Surpass card to 85,000 points if you spend $3,000 or more within three months of account opening.

View all our credit card offers here.

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Marketing Bullets

  • Annual fee of $75 is not waived
  • Welcome bonus is not available to those who have or who have had this card in the past.
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 12x points per dollar on purchases with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio
    • 6x points per dollar U.S restaurants
    • 6x points per dollar at U.S supermarkets
    • 6x points per dollar at U.S gas stations
    • 3x points per dollar on all other purchases
  • Card comes with complimentary gold status, if you spend $40,000 or more in a calendar year you will receive HHonors Diamond status through the end of next year
  • Free priority pass membership

Ponce, Puerto Rico Hotels | Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort

 

One More Thing!

The standard bonus is 60,000 points, but this card has peaked at 80,000 points a few times. The 85,000 is the highest public bonus for the Surpass card I’ve ever seen, so if you’re in need of Hilton points it’s probably a good bet. However, if you are a Avid Credit Card Joint reader you will know there is a way to get 50,000 HHonors points with this Surpass credit card without getting a credit pull.

True 50k isn’t 85k, but 50,000 with a credit pull is work 35,000 points.

What is this 50k you keep mentioning?

Originally posted here:

Upgrade to the Hilton HHonors Surpass® Card from American Express

We found this link, that upgrades your credit card WITHOUT a credit pull.

LINK

So all you need to do is have an existing card that is eligible, I had a HHonors regular card, so that worked. I didn’t apply for the HHonors card, rather I downgraded the Amex Delta Platinum card that I got last month with 60k.  For those that read our blog frequently, they would have nabbed that card as well. now it is really putting my credit pull to good use with this bonus 50k on the Surpass card.

What else do you need to do?

There is a spending requirement of $3,000 in 90 days, like all credit card signups.

HT: DoC and Uscreditcardguide

Everything you need to know about American Express Cards

In Summary:

Apply for the Hilton Surpass card for 85,000, or just upgrade for 50,000 bonus points.

 

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IHG PointBreak List Is Out Valid Now Thru APRIL 30, 2016!

IHG PointBreakers are from the cheapest hotel rooms in the world. We are not talking about a motel 6. Some of these hotels are really nice, and cost a pretty penny for a nights stay. IHG brand hotels include the following sub properties Candlewood SuitesCrowne PlazaHoliday InnHoliday Inn ExpressHotel IndigoIntercontinental Hotels & Resorts, and Staybridge Suites hotels.

Crown Plaza in Orlando Florida – I have stayed here!

Book IHG rooms here LINK

IHG PointBreaker List LINK

Rooms cost 5,000 points, that it equivalent to $35. That is almost free! The room rates are usually 10,000 – 50,000 points so you are getting a really good discount.

How to earn IHG points?

If you don’t have IHG points then there are a few ways to get those 5,000 points into your account.

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  1. Apply for the IHG credit card. The card has  a 60k signup bonus. It used to have a 80k offer, you can try to SM for the better offer. According to this post there still is a 80k Link.
  2. Transfer points from your Chase Ultimate Rewards account.
  3. Buy IHG miles for $.07 by fooling the system.
  • Book a night using cash and points ($70 and 5,000 points)
  • Make sure it is a refundable booking
  • Refund it and you will get 10,000 points instead of the $70

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Current properties Available

United States

ALABAMA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ENTERPRISE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MOBILE WEST – I-10
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SYLACAUGA
HOLIDAY INN GUIN

ARIZONA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES NOGALES
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES FLORENCE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES WILLCOX

ARKANSAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES NORTH LITTLE ROCK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES EL DORADO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PINE BLUFF/PINES MALL
HOLIDAY INN TEXARKANA ARKANSAS CONV CTR

CALIFORNIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CLOVIS-FRESNO AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES EL CENTRO
HOLIDAY INN SACRAMENTO RANCHO CORDOVA

COLORADO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES PARACHUTE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES COLORADO SPRINGS NORTH

CONNECTICUT
CROWNE PLAZA DANBURY

DELAWARE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SEAFORD-ROUTE 13

FLORIDA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PERRY

GEORGIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES COLUMBUS-NORTHEAST
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DOUGLAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MOULTRIE

IDAHO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BOISE – TOWNE SQUARE

ILLINOIS
CROWNE PLAZA LOMBARD DOWNERS GROVE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CRESTWOOD
HOLIDAY INN QUINCY

INDIANA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES INDIANAPOLIS NORTHWEST
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LOUISVILLE NORTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS RENSSELAER
STAYBRIDGE SUITES FORT WAYNE

IOWA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SIOUX CITY – SOUTHERN HILLS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CLINTON

KANSAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES EMPORIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MANHATTAN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PRATT

KENTUCKY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GLASGOW
HOLIDAY INN OWENSBORO RIVERFRONT
STAYBRIDGE SUITES LEXINGTON

LOUISIANA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES HOUMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BATON ROUGE DOWNTOWN
STAYBRIDGE SUITES COVINGTON

MASSACHUSETTS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WEST SPRINGFIELD

MICHIGAN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES NILES
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DETROIT-BIRMINGHAM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GAYLORD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MARSHALL

MINNESOTA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES ST. PAUL NE – LAKE ELMO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES ROCHESTER – COMMERCE DR NW

MISSISSIPPI
CANDLEWOOD SUITES FLOWOOD, MS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BROOKHAVEN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NEW ALBANY

MISSOURI
CANDLEWOOD SUITES COLUMBIA HWY 63 & I-70
CANDLEWOOD SUITES JEFFERSON CITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES FARMINGTON

MONTANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BROWNING

NEBRASKA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LINCOLN SOUTH
STAYBRIDGE SUITES OMAHA 80TH AND DODGE

NEVADA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PAHRUMP

NEW JERSEY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES WOODBRIDGE
HOLIDAY INN PHILADELPHIA SOUTH-SWEDESBORO

NEW MEXICO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ALBUQUERQUE SOUTH – BELEN
HOLIDAY INN ROSWELL

NEW YORK
CANDLEWOOD SUITES EAST SYRACUSE – CARRIER CIRCLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ROSLYN – MANHASSET AREA

NORTH CAROLINA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HILLSBOROUGH (DURHAM AREA)
HOLIDAY INN GREENSBORO AIRPORT
STAYBRIDGE SUITES NORTH JACKSONVILLE

NORTH DAKOTA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DICKINSON
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MINOT

OHIO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CARROLLTON
HOLIDAY INN CANTON (BELDEN VILLAGE)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES NEWARK-HEATH
STAYBRIDGE SUITES CINCINNATI NORTH, OH

OKLAHOMA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BARTLESVILLE EAST
CROWNE PLAZA OKLAHOMA CITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GUTHRIE NORTH EDMOND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TULSA NE – CLAREMORE

PENNSYLVANIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SAYRE
CROWNE PLAZA READING
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES HARRISBURG S – NEW CUMBERLAND
HOLIDAY INN WARREN (KINZUA DAM-ALLEGHENY)

RHODE ISLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SMITHFIELD – PROVIDENCE

SOUTH CAROLINA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES COLUMBIA-FT. JACKSON

SOUTH DAKOTA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES VERMILLION

TENNESSEE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES COVINGTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SWEETWATER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MEMPHIS EAST I-240

TEXAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES COLLEGE STATION AT UNIVERSITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES COTULLA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES EAGLE PASS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES HOUSTON INTERCONTINENTAL ARPT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES HUTTO
HOLIDAY INN HOUSTON EAST-CHANNELVIEW

UTAH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HEBER CITY

VIRGINIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CHESAPEAKE/SUFFOLK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LEBANON
HOLIDAY INN RICHMOND-I-64 WEST END

WEST VIRGINIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LOGAN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ELKINS

WISCONSIN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES MILWAUKEE BROWN DEER
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MILWAUKEE WEST-OCONOMOWOC

WYOMING
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BUFFALO
HOLIDAY INN RIVERTON-CONVENTION CENTER

PointBreak from IHG is the easiest way to snag a cheap getaway. With rooms rates only 5,000 points a night it is extremely affordable. Rooms are grabbed pretty quickly so you would want to book fast.

Some IHG properties

Holiday Inn Resort Goa

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando-Lake Buena Vista – Orlando, FL

Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach: Daytona Beach Hotels

IHG also added this clause:

Due to the limited availability, each member may only book two PointBreaks® Reward Nights reservations per hotel during the special offer time period. Offer and participating hotels are subject to change at any time, valid for booking through April 30, 2016. All other Reward Night terms and conditions apply. To view participating properties, simply click one of the regions below.

And look at this one!

Please note that Reward Nights booked through PointBreaks® may not be sold or used for commercial gains. Doing so is a program violation and may result in the freezing of your account, the forfeiture of all point transfers, rewards, vouchers, or merchandise issued pursuant to point redemption's and any accrued points or miles in your account, as well as cancellation of the account and your future participation in the Program.

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In Summary:

The new Pointbreak list is out, rooms can be booked for as low as 5,000 points.

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Status Match: Hilton HHonors Will Match Your Hotel Status

Hilton HHonors will match your status

Signup Link

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort: Tulsa, AZ

What proof is needed?

Acceptable forms of validation include a screenshot of your current account status or your membership card. We accept jpg files only. Please do NOT send us any personal information (including your phone number, address, social security number, date of birth, user name, passwords, or credit card information).

What is this good for?

Having a top tier status is good for many reasons. If you will ever stay at a HHonors property having a status with that property will give you many additional amenities. Some can be as small as a free drink to a full blown free suite upgrade!

Kona Coast Resort Suite

 

Having a status with a HHonors will allow you to status another hotel possibly in the future. There was an Accor status match a few years ago that I got for free. I used that to match my status to Hyatt Diamond. As a Hyatt diamond member I applied for the Hyatt Credit card from Chase. The signup bonus for a Diamond member is 2 free Suite nights instead of 2 free standard award rooms. Signup for the Hyatt Credit Card here.

Hotel Hilton Papagayo, Costa Rica

How long is this going on for?

Apply by January 11, 2016 and get a status match with Hilton HHonors™, valid through March 31, 2017.

Terms and Conditions

Offer is valid for recipient only. Invitation and offer is non-transferable. To match your status with Hilton HHonors Silver, Gold or Diamond status, you must provide your Hilton HHonors account number and proof of current tier status with Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott Rewards, IHG Rewards Club, Hyatt Gold Passport, Choice Privileges, or other hotel loyalty program by January 11, 2016. Do not send any personal information (including your phone number, address, social security number, date of birth, user name, passwords, or credit card information). Must be a Hilton HHonors member to participate in the promotion. After registering and tier status is validated, Hilton HHonors elite tier status will be valid through March 2017, thereafter; standard tier requirements must be met to maintain elite status. Please allow up to 5 business days for your upgraded elite status to be reflected in your HHonors account profile. HHonors Silver, Gold and Diamond status members may choose from a variety of on-property benefits, which vary by hotel and are subject to availability. For additional information on tier benefits and qualifications, please visit www.HHonors.com

Ponce, Puerto Rico Hotels | Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort

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In Summary

Hilton will be matching other Hotel Loyalty programs statuses. Get yours matched today!

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