October 12th, 2011

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Update: The referral amount is now $1, making this much less lucrative.

I’ve seen other bloggers write about tripalertz.com and I never thought much about it. However, after talking to a couple people recently who have scored big with their current referral bonus offer and signing up for the service myself, I’ve come to realize this is a pretty sweet deal.

This is awesome because it’s easy. All you have to do is set up an account (here is my referral link if you feel so inclined, but feel free to post yours in the comments section below), which takes 10 seconds. No lengthy registration – all you do is enter in an email address and then confirm it and then the person who referred you gets $10 in credit towards a vacation package. No purchase necessary or anything.
So while you get nothing for signing up, once you have an account you will get a referral link that you can easily post on your Facebook/Twitter/email d-list and if you get enough people to simply enter their email addresses, you could have a free trip.

They’ve got some decent stuff too. One of the current deals is 3 nights at the Renaissance Aruba with breakfast and all taxes and fees for $465, which would be free if you get 47 people with email addresses to sign up using your link!

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at americanexpress.com/hc. Terms apply.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
N/A
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.