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Reminder: Chase Sapphire First Friday 3X Points on Dining Today

March 7, 2014

It’s almost lunchtime on the east coast, which means you’re probably thinking about where to eat and hopefully which credit card to use to maximize the points on your dining purchase, so I wanted to post a reminder that today is the first Friday of March and you can earn 3X points per $1 at […]

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Reminder: Chase First Friday 3X Points on Dining Tomorrow, February 7, 2014

February 6, 2014

Last year, Chase launched a program called First Friday where cardholders of the Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire cards would earn 3X points per $1 at restaurants on the first Friday of every month (instead of the normal 2X points per $1). Then in January, they announced that First Friday would be extended throughout 2014 as […]

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Chase Sapphire First Friday 3X Points on Dining Extended Through 2014

January 3, 2014

Back in April 2013, Chase announced that Sapphire and Sapphire Preferred cardholders would earn 3X points per $1 on dining purchases on the first Friday of every month through 2013. However, now that it’s the first Friday of 2014, it looks like that benefit has been extended through 2014 as well per the Chase Sapphire […]

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Reminder: Chase Sapphire First Friday 3X Points on Dining December 6

December 5, 2013

It’s already December! And that means that tomorrow is the last first Friday of the month for earning 3X points per $1 on dining when you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire cards at restaurants, where they would normally only earn 2-2.14X points per $1. The bonus works at any restaurant you’d normally earn […]

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Reminder: Chase Sapphire First Friday 3X Points on Dining October 4

October 2, 2013

I can’t believe it’s already October and Halloween is right around the corner! It seems like much of the country is enjoying an Indian summer of gorgeous weather, so hopefully many of you are taking advantage by getting out and about, but don’t forget that wherever you are, Friday, October 4, is the first Friday […]

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Earn Up To 3,000 Bonus United Miles By Joining The MileagePlus Dining Program

September 16, 2013

Dining rewards programs can be a great way to double dip on your points and miles earning by accruing points not only by using a points-earning credit card to pay for meals out, but also to link it to your airline or hotel program of choice and earn multiple points or miles on top of […]

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Reminder: Chase Sapphire First Friday 3X Dining Points August 2

August 1, 2013

Summer is flying by and I can’t believe that August is here already! I hope many of you have been having a great time and gotten to travel to sunny places near and far, but don’t forget that wherever you are, tomorrow is the first Friday of the month, and that means 3X points per […]

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Maximize Dining Spend: Updated List of Current Dining Rewards Programs Bonuses

July 25, 2013

Dining programs can be a great way to double-dip with miles or points. Not only can you earn the points or miles you would normally earn on a points-earning credit card like the Starwood Amex, or even the category spending bonus points on a card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2.14X per $1) or the Citi Forward […]

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Triple Dip On Points With NYC Restaurant Week

July 22, 2013

Now through Friday, August 16, nearly 300 restaurants are participating in New York City’s Summer 2013 Restaurant Week. Not only is this a great chance to try new restaurants at a significant discount, but it’s a good opportunity to triple dip on your dining spend and rack up tons of bonus points. This time around, […]

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Get Half-Price Meals In Europe This Summer With The Fork

July 11, 2013

As Americans head to Europe in droves for the usual summer high-season, Madrid-based TPG contributor Lori Zaino fills us in on a great website both for finding authentic, quality meals in Spain and France, as well as getting huge discounts off your bill. Ever have that experience where you are traveling in Europe, your kids […]

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Reminder: Chase Sapphire First Friday 3X Dining Points July 5

July 5, 2013

Hopefully many of you spent the holiday out and about in the sunshine, hanging out with friends, grilling on the barbecue and all those other fun things that make summer great. But just because it’s a holiday weekend, don’t forget that today, Friday, July 5, is the first Friday of the month, and that means […]

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Earn Bonus Points and Miles with the Thanks Again Rewards Network

June 12, 2013

The Thanks Again Network is a program you can sign up for by registering a credit card which then earns you bonus points and miles for your everyday spending. The program is a combination of a shopping portal and dining network where consumers who register their credit card can earn a variety of reward options. You […]

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Reminder: Chase Sapphire First Friday 3X Points on Dining June 7

June 6, 2013

On the first Friday of every month, Chase Sapphire partners with OpenTable to offer 3X points per $1 on dining when you pay for a meal with your Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire cards, which normally earn 2X per $1 at restaurants. Since tomorrow is the first Friday of June, I wanted to post a little […]

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Reminder: Chase Sapphire 3X Dining Bonus On First Friday

May 3, 2013

Last week, Chase Sapphire announced it was partnering with OpenTable to offer 3X points per $1 on dining on the first Friday of each month now through the end of 2013 when you pay for a meal with your Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire cards, which normally earn 2X per $1 at restaurants.  Since today is […]

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Chase Sapphire Preferred 3X Points On Dining First Friday Monthly

April 23, 2013

One of the reasons the Chase Sapphire Preferred is one of my all-round favorite points-earning travel credit cards is the fact that it earns 2X Ultimate Rewards points per $1 on dining (as does the Chase Sapphire). But for all your foodies out there, dining out just became even more lucrative because Chase Sapphire has […]

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Maximizing Points on Dining Spend With OpenTable Rewards

October 31, 2012

TPG Contributor Nick gives us the in and outs about the dining reservation program OpenTable and how you can rack up the points with this program. Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? When it comes to points and miles, one of the easiest ways to maximize value is to take advantage of earning […]

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2,500 Bonus Delta Miles With Dining Rewards

September 19, 2012

Dining programs can be a great way to double-dip with miles or points. Not only can you earn the points or miles you would normally earn on a co-branded card like the Starwood Amex, or even the double category spending bonus points on a card like the Sapphire Preferred, but you can also earn 3-5 […]

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Targeted Offer: Up To 10,000 Bonus American Miles for Dining Out

July 31, 2012

American Airlines launched a targeted new promotion for existing members of its dining rewards network called “10,000 Reasons to Party” where members can earn 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles every time they spend a combined total of $250 at participating restaurants and complete dining reviews within 30 days of the meal now through December 31, 2012. […]

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Be Smart on Valentine’s Day: Earn a Side of Miles With Your Dine

February 14, 2012

Chances are many of you will be dining out this Valentine’s Day, so I wanted to remind everyone to sign-up for a dining program. These are free, easy ways to earn miles and you get them in addition to the points/miles you get from your credit card. Here are the main programs and their current […]

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18 American Miles Per Dollar and 90% Off Restaurant.com Gift Certificates

December 27, 2011

Dining out is expensive, but most of us already know that we can maximize our miles and double dip on dining out by taking advantage of dining programs. However, you can maximize your savings and miles a step further by taking advantage of restaurant.com gift certificates. Restaurant.com sells discounted dining certificates for thousands of restaurants […]

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Reminder: Get Points and Miles From Everyday Dining

November 8, 2011

Dining programs are free, easy ways to earn miles. Every single one of your debit and credit cards should be registered to a participating program–if not, take a couple minutes and sign-up for some. Once your credit cards are linked to a program, you’ll automatically earn miles every time you visit a participating restaurant. I […]

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Current Dining Bonuses, including 1,000 free AA, United, US and Delta Miles for New Members

August 17, 2011

If you aren’t currently enrolled in the AAdvantage Dining program, now may be a great time to join. I’ve long extolled the benefits of dining programs – in fact I see no reason not to participate. It’s free miles for doing something we all do – eat. And remember, if you use your Chase Sapphire […]

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And the Winner of Dine With TPG is …

August 11, 2011

Kris who was the only reader to choose Adour by Alain Ducasse at the St. Regis. “I’m going with Adour because it’s one of the 3 listed as ‘Top Class’… TPG strikes me as the type to enjoy ‘the finer things’ in life :)” Well, I do certainly like the finer things in life, but […]

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Reminder – Join a Mileage or Points Dining Program

June 29, 2011

I’ve gotten a bunch of new credit cards recently (thanks to some amazing sign-up bonuses) and it dawned on me the other day that I hadn’t registered them all to a dining program. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, Rewards Network is a company that will automatically give you miles […]

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