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A few interesting deals and news items came up this week so I wanted to put them into a tidy wrap-up this Saturday.
$10 Small Business Amex Credits
American Express is giving cardholders in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia a $10 statement credit when they spend $10 or more in a single purchase at a qualifying small businesses through July 4th. If you live in one of those cities or if you will be visiting soon, then be sure to take advantage of it, because it’s basically getting $10 for free.
While I couldn’t find a specific list for which merchants are considered small businesses, you can find eligible small businesses (that accept Amex) in your zip code by using this tool so those all should work.
Terms and Conditions:
Note: This is the Boston T&C, but it is the same as the other two cities. Limit one per Card across platforms; Cardmembers who have already received a Shop Small Boston statement credit through Facebook, Twitter, or Foursquare are not eligible. Registration is limited. Spend $10 or more in a single purchase by 7/4/12. Offer valid in-store at qualifying small businesses in the Boston metro area. Payments using Square are not eligible for this offer. Prepaid and Corporate Cards are not eligible. Offer not valid at government agencies, charities, non-profits, trade associations, shopping property management firms, political, religious or educational organizations, and some franchise locations. Refer to the Shop Small Map and Directory for qualifying businesses. Statement credits are generally issued within 3-5 business days after your qualifying purchase, but may take up to 2 billing periods to post to your account. If your registered Card is replaced during the promotional period, please call the customer service number on the back of your Card for assistance.
Hat tip: TPG reader Joey.
10,000 Bonus American Miles On Cathay Pacific
American Airlines AAdvantage members can earn up to 10,000 bonus miles when they fly premium classes on Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong this summer. Reservations must be booked between June 15-July 31 for travel between June 15-August 15. Passengers can fly Cathay Pacific roundtrip from Chicago, LA, New York, San Francisco or Vancouver. Passengers who fly business class (J, C, D or I fares) earn 8,000 bonus miles, while first-class passengers (F or A fares) will earn the full 10,000 bonus miles in addition to the standard base miles and class-of-service bonus. Just remember when booking your travel on aa.com that you must use the code CXS12 to qualify for the bonuses.
3,000 Bonus Miles To Join Admirals Club
Another quick bonus for American Airlines members. If you register for this promotion with the promo code QPM12 and join the Admirals Club with an annual membership by June 30, you can earn 3,000 bonus miles. Admirals Club membership ranges from $350-$500 depending on your elite level.
1,000 Delta SkyMiles For Using FedEx
Delta SkyMiles members can earn over 1,000 bonus miles with FedEx. Link your Delta number with your FedEx number and you’ll earn 500 bonus miles with your first shipment, and 500 more miles with your fourth shipment, plus 1 mile per dollar spent on FedEx shipments…in addition to the 2 miles per $1 you can earn with FedEx purchases through SkyMiles Shopping.
50% US Airways Bonus On Hotels And Cars While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.
US Airways Dividend Miles members can earn a 50% bonus on hotel stays or car rentals booked through USAirways.com from now through August 12, 2012. All Dividend Miles hotel and car partners are eligible for this offer. Bonus miles don’t count toward Preferred status.
While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.