February 8th, 2012

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Update: A rep from Realtytrac just contacted me to let me know this promotion was unauthorized and they are working to shut it down via the British Airways EShopping Mall. I do not know what this means or whether the points will be honored. Something similar happened with Stamps.com and the Chase Ultimate Rewards Shopping mall and the Chase portal honored the points. Just FYI, this may not turn out as planned. Stay tuned.

Just a quick update that I currently show 3,000 pending Avios points for my free sign-up to Realtytrac through the British Airways Estore. I wrote about this the other day, so I’d recommend getting in on it sooner than later. Just remember to cancel within 7 days or else you’ll be hit with a $49,95 monthly fee! You can cancel your account by logging into Realtytrac.com -> My Account -> Cancel Free Trial.

To check your pending points, login to the Estore and then click “My Shopping History” on the top right.

Remember, you can pool the miles with up to 5 other accounts within your “household”. To read up on that benefit, check out this post.

It’s been a good month for racking up Avios points!

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
N/A
Regular APR
N/A
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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