Roundup of Credit Card Bonuses and Promotions Ending Soon

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With summer coming to an end, I wanted to give a quick round up of credit card offers and promotions that will be ending soon.

Expiring Credit Card Offers

United 50,000

United Explorer: Ending September 2, 2014
• Earn 50,000 miles after $2,000 spent on purchases in the first 3 months.
• Earn an additional 5,000 miles when you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the first three months.
• Check your first bag for free – save up to $100 per roundtrip.
• Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club with two one-time-use passes every year.
• No foreign transaction fees.
• Earn double miles on tickets purchased from United, and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases.
• Your miles don’t expire as long as you’re a cardmember, with no limit to the number of miles you can earn.
• $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95.
*Note that there’s a better offer of 50,000 miles plus a $50 statement credit for existing United members.

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Delta Gold SkyMiles (Personal and Business): Ending September 8, 2014
• Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you use your new card to make $1,000 in purchases within your first 3 months.
• Earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new card within your first 3 months.
• 2X miles on Delta purchases and 1X miles for all other eligible dollars spent.
• First checked bag free for you and up to 8 people on your reservation.
• Priority Boarding.
• $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.

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Platinum Delta SkyMiles: Ending September 8, 2014
• Earn 15,000 MQMs and 50,000 Bonus Miles after you use your new card to make $1,000 in purchases within your first 3 months.
• Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new card within your first 3 months.
• 2X miles on Delta purchases and 1X miles for all other eligible dollars spent.
• First checked bag free for you and up to 8 people on your reservation.
• Priority Boarding.

Expiring Promotions

Amex Membership Rewards 25% JetBlue Transfer Bonus: Ending September 15, 2014
• The usual transfer ratio is 5 Membership Rewards points to 4 TrueBlue Points, but with the 25% transfer bonus, the ratio is 1:1.
• JetBlue’s new Mint business class, which is currently offered on service between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles, and between New York and San Francisco starting in October, can be booked for 69,800 TrueBlue Points roundtrip, or 34,900 one way.

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Hyatt Gold Passport 30% Bonus on Purchased Points: Ending September 15, 2014
• Earn up to a 30% bonus when you buy Hyatt Gold Passport points.
• Purchase between 5,000-19,000 points and you’ll earn a 10% bonus; purchase 20,000 to 39,000 and your bonus will be 20%; and purchase 40,000 to 55,000 points for a 30% bonus.
• This is a hard-coded bonus through points.com, so there’s no need to register for the offer. Per my August Monthly Valuations, I value Hyatt Gold Passport points at 1.8 cents apiece.

Shop via the Elevate Fly shopping portal and get 500 bonus points
Shop via the Elevate Fly shopping portal and get 500 bonus points.

Virgin America Launches Elevate Fly Store With Bonus For First Purchase: Ending September 30, 2014
• Shop at the new Virgin America Elevate Fly online shopping portal and get 500 bonus points for your first purchase.
• The bonus is a one time only offer, and there is no minimum spend to earn the bonus–you just have to buy something.
• The site has over 100 retailers, like Nordstrom, Apple Store, Target, Staples and more.

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Earn Up to 3x Hilton HHonors Points: Ending October 31, 2014
• Earn bonus points for stays at participating properties: triple HHonors points on Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights; and double HHonors points on Monday through Thursday nights.

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