It’s Not Too Late – 1000 Free Marriott Points

As they’ve done the last several weeks, Marriott is giving away 1000 free points to all those who can answer their NFL trivia question before 8 PM ET tonight. Here’s this week’s question:

If you’ve already connected your Twitter account to your Marriott Rewards account all you need to do is to reply to their tweet with the correct answer (16 games) and include the hashtag #RewardsPoints.

If you haven’t linked your Twitter and Marriott Rewards accounts, see this post for how to do that and once they’re linked you can reply on Twitter.

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Register for US Bank Cash+ 2018 Q1 Categories

If you’re currently a cardholder of the US Bank Cash+ card, it’s time to register for bonus cash back categories for January-March 2018.  As usual you get to select one category to earn 2% back and two categories where you can earn 5% back.

This quarter’s categories seem to be the same as the 2017 Q4 categories but you need to make a selection each quarter to ensure you get the 5% back.

Make your selections, click the button and you should be taken to a second page to confirm your selections.  Click on the Confirm button and you should see this Registration Successful page:

 

You have until December 26 to change your selections if needed.

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Double Points for Hyatt Stays

From now through the end of the year, Hyatt is offering double points for each stay. If you’re a World of Hyatt member you’ve likely already received an email telling you about this promotion. If you got that email, just click on the link within it and you’ll be registered automatically.

If you didn’t get the email or if you’re not yet a WOH member, you can sign up directly on the Hyatt site (you can join WOH on this same page too).

Note that this promo is only good for stays booked on Hyatt.com or on the World of Hyatt mobile app.

If you’ll be visiting friends or family for the holiday this is the perfect time to double-up on your points!

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More Free Marriott Points!

Once again Marriott Rewards is offering 1000 points if you can correctly answer their NFL trivia question.  This week’s question is

If you know the answer, tweet it back to @MarriottRewards with the hashtag #RewardsPoints before 8 PM ET today.

If you haven’t yet linked your Marriott and Twitter accounts, see last week’s post for instructions on how to do that.

HT: Pizza In Motion

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United Miles Mystery Sale

From now through November 20th, United is offering targeted, tiered discounts on purchased miles. To see what your personal offer is, log into your account on United.com and hover over MileagePlus.

From there click on Buy, Transfer or Give Miles and you’ll be taken to this screen.

Click on the Reveal Now button, which will bring up a pop-up window for you to enter your MileagePlus number (again) and your last name. Enter that info and the next screen will show you your targeted bonus.

Mine will allow a bonus of up to 100% if I buy 30K-75K miles. United allows up to 150K miles to be purchased in a calendar year.

The drop-down menu shows the base cost of each increment of 1000 miles from 1000 to 75,000. Selecting one of the entries will then cause the calculator on the right side of the page to display the full purchase price including the taxes.

Buying 75K miles has a base purchase price of $2625. So getting 150K points for that price brings the price-per-point down to 1.75 cents each before tax. Since taxes are almost $197, that raises the price to 1.88 cents apiece.

Is it worth it?

It all depends on your needs, of course. If you’re looking to top off your miles to reach a specific award, then it might indeed be worth it. But if you’re looking to buy miles speculatively, then no, it’s probably not worth it. As noted above, the best-case scenario is about 1.88 cents apiece. Ben at One Mile At A Time values United miles at 1.4 cents each while Brian, the Points Guy, says they’re worth 1.5 cents apiece.

So I’ll be sitting this one out since I don’t have an immediate need.

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1000 Easy Marriott Rewards Points!

As they’ve done for the last few weeks, Marriott is offering 1000 free Marriott Rewards points if you answer their Twitter NFL trivia question correctly.

To get the points, first you’ll need to link your Twitter account to your Marriott Rewards account.  You can do that on this website.  Get 250 points just for linking your Twitter account. If you also link your Facebook and Instagram accounts you can get 250 points for each of those links as well.

Here is this week’s trivia question:

So Tweet the answer back to them by 8 PM ET tonight and if you Tweet the correct answer your Marriott Rewards account will be 1000 points richer!

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$50 Statement Credit for $300 Spend at Hyatt Place/Hyatt House

I’m a big fan of Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties.  The rooms are like small suites with separate sitting and bed areas.  Some properties actually have suites as well.  When you’ve got three people, none of whom want to share a bed, these properties have rooms with two queens plus a pull-out sofa that make it perfect for me and my traveling buddies.

Now Hyatt is offering a $50 statement credit  when you use your Chase Hyatt Visa card to spend $300 or more at Hyatt Place/Hyatt House properties between the time you register and the end of the year.

To sign up for the promotion, check your email inbox for a link, or you can click HERE.  This will take you to a page where you can enter your email address, Hyatt Gold Passport number and your credit card number.  Once you’ve done that, you’re registered!

Don’t have a Chase Hyatt Visa?  You can apply for one HERE and a deserving blogger (not me) will get a referral credit.

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Multiple 100K Mile Giveaways

Three different airlines are offering a chance at 100,000 miles + $2500 cash when you register through their shopping portals.  If you choose to do additional shopping through these portals you can earn more entries into the contest. Continue reading

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Q4 Bonus Categories Announced

As happens each quarter, three card issuers offer bonus categories for the following quarter.  As of today you can finally register for all three.

Discover Card

Discover is offering 5% cash back at Amazon.com and at Target.  Just log into to your account at Discover.com to register.  You must register before you’ll receive the 5% cash back. Continue reading

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Equifax Hacked – How You Can See If You’re Affected

Earlier today we learned that credit giant Equifax had been hacked leaving 143 million people vulnerable to identity theft as social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, etc. were exposed.  Greg at Frequent Miler had this post about how to see if you’re impacted so I thought I’d pass the info along.

First, visit this Equifax link and enter the data shown below:

Then Greg and his wife both got this box displayed:

He takes that to mean their data is safe.  When he clicked the ENROLL button he was taken to a page similar to this:

Unfortunately for me, I did not get the second box above but went straight to this third box.  I don’t know if that means my data was affected or not but I will be monitoring it closely and visiting the FAQ site mentioned in the link to find out more as soon as I’m allowed..

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