February 6th, 2012

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Realtytrac is a paid service that allows you to research real estate properties. The British Airways E-store (which is also currently running an amazing promotion with Nordstrom) is currently offering 3,000 British Airways Avios points when you sign-up for Realtytrac. Simply log-in and then search for Realtytrac in the top right search bar and you’ll see the offer.

3,000 free points for sign-ups - trial memberships included

The great thing is that this offer applies to free trials and you can currently become a Realtytrac for free for 7 days. After that point, you will be charged $49.95 per month for premium membership, so it’s critical that you cancel your membership before 7 days, unless you really want this service.

Per the promo: Special Terms: Customers earn after selecting the 7-day trial or the monthly subscription and completing the sign-up pages; customers earn after a sale is concluded.

That last statement about a sale contradicts the first part about the free trial. However, TPG reader TJ, who tipped me off about this sent me a screenshot of his pending activity and he is showing 3,000 miles for Realtytrac and he only did the free trial. During the free trial they try to sell you on a couple other products (like the magazine Foreclosure – I’m sure that’s quite the page turner!), so I guess they hope enough people buy the add-ons or forget to cancel their membership.

Overall, I think this one’s worth a shot as long as you remember to cancel before the 7 day trial runs out. It only takes a minute to sign-up and to cancel you need to call customer service at 1-877-888-8722 8AM – 5PM Pacific Time. I’m going to wait a couple days for my points to show as pending before cancelling. Will keep you all updated!

Big hat tip to TJ’s Weblog!

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.

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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.

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