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Extend The Life Of Your Starpoints With 150 Free Starpoints

A Starwood rep on flyertalk  writes that you can earn 150 Starpoints by filling out 3 security questions via this link.

This promotion is valid through 10/31 and the points will post by the end of November.

It’s only valid for Starwood accounts that were opened before today.

HT: Dansdeals and Gary.

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American Express Refer A Friend Promotion

American Express offers a referral links for card members. They limit the amount of  referrals that you can have. I believe you are also able to refer 10 people per card. You can join our SPG Conga and submit your links here. This is especially good to cash in with the limited time promo bonus of the 30k SPG card. to view that link, and all links on our site visit our credit card page here.

How does the referral system work?

With American Express it is slightly different.

  1. Visit this portal the begin
  2. Choose the card you wish to refer
  3. Enter your email address
  4. Enter your friends name and email

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What cards does American Express allow me to refer?

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card

Blue Cash Everyday

Premier Rewards Gold Personal

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card

American Express Platinum

What happens now?

Your friend will receive and email from you. Inside it will have a link to the card, as well as some information about it. Once your friend applies for the credit card you will recieve your commision.

Can I check on my referral status?

Both banks don’t offer a way to track your friends applications. You will not know if they applied or if they were declined. What you will know is when you have a bonus 7,500 points for referring the American Express Platinum card, or 5,000 bonus points for referring the Chase Sapphire card that your friend was approved.

Start by applying for cards on our main page, your support is appreciated.

In Summary:

Refer your family and friends to  American Express cards that you have.

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BRG Best Rate Guarantee: Free Hotel Stays

BRG an acronym for Best Rate Guarantee is a diamond in the rough.  Imagine sleeping in a hotel in the city in a $500 room, or some resort in the Caribbeans for free! Very few people take advantage of it, but the results can be well worth while. Everyone enjoys something for free, and that is exactly what some Best Rate Guarantees are! There are different rules for different hotel chains, so before you do a BRG make sure you know what you are doing. Read on so we can lead you with some pointers.

What is a BRG?

BRG stands for Best Rate Guarantee. It is in reference to free or reduced/ matched hotel rooms.

Why do They Offer BRG?

Hotels want you to “think” you are getting the best deal. And usually you are. As a reverse physiology game they display a “guarantee” that you got the best price, You will feel confident in booking a room much faster.

BRG’s are the cheapest option for free hotel rooms. Although they might not be so easy to find, they sure are worth your time. Staying in hotels are more fun when they are free!

What hotels Offer FREE rooms

Although many hotels offer BRG claims, many are not worthwhile. Some match the price, others match and give 10%, and Expedia give you the difference and a $50 voucher.

Currently there are 2 hotel groups that offer completely free nights

Choice Hotels

IHG

Yes, you can find other brands with BRG but they don’t compare. Take Starwood for example:

Find a lower rate and we’ll give you a 10% discount or 2,000 Starpoints.

Yes, that is nice and generous, but measly compared to a free night

New York – GEM Hotel – Chelsea, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

$389 a night value

As a matter of fact this hotel is currently available to book for FREE!

A special HT: To the best BRG Blog.

The current Rate Variation is:

Priceline – $369.00 vs ChoiceHotels.com – $389.00

How do you make a claim?

  • Find a lower price ofthe same properties on a website other teh the main booking site
  • Make sure the room types are exactly the same
  • Double check that the dates are the same
  • Book the room on the hotel properties site
  • Fill out the BRG form
  • Await for the conformation of the free room

What else is there to know?

  1. Always book a refundable room, you don’t want to be stuck with a room that the BRG isn’t honored
  2. If it doesn’t work, cancel and try again
  3. You will be told no sometimes, move on
  4. The hotel owes you nothing
  5. Use, don’t abuse
  6. Some programs have rules like only 1 night per person per area, don’t book your entire family on your account for the same place!

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to be entered into our $50 Giveaway!

In Summary

Best Rate Guarantee AKA BRG can amount to Free Hotel Stays!

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Refer A Friend Current Offers From Chase And American Express

Now you can earn for a limited time extra miles by referring a friend. Chase and American Express both offer bonuses to approved referrals. If you have an eligible card, and you refer your friend to that card, you both earn a bonus. Your friend will earn the regular signup bonus offered on that particular card, and you will earn a point bonus from the bank valued at over $50!

Advertising Disclosure: We may receive an affiliate commission on some links in this post.

What cards does the referral work with?

With Chase bank there is only 2 cards that if currently works with, the Chase Freedom and Chase Sapphire Preferred.

The Chase Freedom Card ®  currently has a limited time bonus offer that is 2X the usual offer. The Chase Freedom Card ® currently offers 20,000 points for signing up and spending $500 in 90 days. The usual bonus is only 10,000. Read more about the Chase Freedom Card $200 AKA 20,000 Increased Signup Bonus.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred card has a signup bonus of 40,000 points. In addition you are able to get 5,000 points for adding an AU (authorized user). There is a 7% bonus on all thee points earned on this card, including the signup bonus. This brings the amount of points earned to 48,000 points! Currently the signup offer requires a $3000 spending requirement in 90 days to net the bonus.

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How does one refer a friend?

As MMS said “I’ve been puzzled why more banks don’t do this.” I can’t agree with him more. The process is so simple.

  1. Go to the Chase Referral Portal
  2. Enter in your last name, last 4 digits of the card you wish to refer (Freedom or Sapphire)
  3. Enter in your friends information (name and email)
  4. Watch your UR (Ultimate Reward) points grow!

Note, there is a limit of 10 referrals per card, a potential of getting 100,000 bonus miles.

Check out some more popular Chase titles

Chase Freedom Is Better Then The Chase Sapphire

Chase Freedom Credit Card: Why We Love It

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

Chase Ultimate Reward Program: Maximizing Your Points Earnings

Referring friends to credit cards is fun and easy. Chase and American Express both offer bonus points as an incentive to refer your cards. you must be a card holder in order to refer a card.

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American Express also offers a referral links for card members. They limit the amount of referrals that you can have. I believe you are also able to refer 10 people per card. You can join our SPG Conga and submit your links here.

How does the referral system work?

With American Express it is slightly different.

  1. Visit this portal the begin
  2. Choose the card you wish to refer
  3. Enter your email address
  4. Enter your friends name and email

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What cards does American Express allow me to refer?

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card

Blue Cash Everyday

Premier Rewards Gold Personal

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card

American Express Platinum

What happens now?

Your friend will receive and email from you. Inside it will have a link to the card, as well as some information about it. Once your friend applies for the credit card you will recieve your commision.

Can I check on my referral status?

Both banks don’t offer a way to track your friends applications. You will not know if they applied or if they were declined. What you will know is when you have a bonus 7,500 points for referring the American Express Platinum card, or 5,000 bonus points for referring the Chase Sapphire card that your friend was approved.

Start by applying for cards on our main page, your support is appreciated.

In Summary:

Refer your family and friends to Chase and American Express cards that you have.

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