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Yesterday’s News: Starpoints, United Miles Bonus and More

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Were you busy traveling to exciting locations yesterday (on points or miles, of course)? Never fear — we’ve got your back with a recap of the previous day’s top stories, including news, reviews and more.

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Buy United Miles With an 80% Bonus This Week

You have until midnight tonight to take advantage of United’s latest buy miles promotion. The full 80% bonus requires a minimum purchase of 30,000 miles, and the maximum is 80,000 + 64,000 bonus miles. At a max value of 2.1 cents per mile it’s not the best deal to ever come our way, but if you have a particular redemption in mind, it could be worth it. Read more.


Credit Card Application Restrictions for the Major Issuers

How many cards can you sign up for at one issuer within 90 days? Has Citi gotten rid of its immediate denial glitch? Learn these answers and a bucket load of other usable tips. Read more.


Rewards Card of the Week: Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard

For just a few more days, you can earn 75,000 bonus AAdvantage miles after you spend $7,500 in the first three months with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard. After you earn the bonus, you’ll have enough miles for a one-way international first-class flight on American Airlines or its Oneworld partners, including Cathay Pacific.

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Using Starpoints to Book a Suite at W, St. Regis and Other SPG Hotels

There are three tried-and-true methods to use Starpoints and confirm a reservation directly into a suite, and this post walks you through each of them. Even though there’s very little consistency when it comes to availability of the suites across SPG’s portfolio, if you can hit hit that “suite” spot, you’re in for the stay of a lifetime! Read more.

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Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard®

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  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • Admirals Club® membership for you with guest privileges*
  • Complimentary Admirals Club® lounge access for authorized users
  • 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles from American Airlines after $40,000 spent on purchases every year (January through December billing statement)*
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases*
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to eight companions traveling with you on the same reservation*
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Rating
N/A 15.49% (Variable) $450 0% Excellent Credit