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In celebration of 5 years of The Points Guy, we’re really blowing out this week’s giveaway. We have a whopping $5,000 in prizes available, including opportunities to earn miles in my favorite domestic frequent-flyer program. You have until 9am ET on Friday, June 12, to enter.

Here’s what we’ll be giving away:

  • 150,000 American AAdvantage miles
  • Four (4) $500 American Airlines gift cards
  • Five (5) pairs of tickets to next week’s amfAR afterparty in NYC

Perhaps my favorite TPG event was our TPG TO GO App launch in Los Angeles in October 2014

I love American AAdvantage, thanks to its low premium-cabin redemption rates and rewarding Executive Platinum benefits, so I’m giving away $500 American Airlines gift cards to four lucky winners who enter in the sweepstakes below. Simply click the button to log in to Facebook or enter your email to enter:

Click to enter the giveaway.
Then, I’m giving away a grand prize of 150,000 American AAdvantage miles (a $3,000 value) to one reader who comments below with their favorite travel tip that they’ve learned over the years, whether from ThePointsGuy.com or somewhere else. Note that we’ll be purchasing 100,000 AAdvantage miles for the winner, and if you respond before Friday’s bonus offer expires, you’ll receive an additional 50,000 miles.

Finally, I’m inviting five TPG readers (each with a guest) to celebrate our 5-year anniversary at next week’s amfAR event afterparty in NYC. If you’re interested in attending, please message me directly on Facebook. Note this event will be in New York City next Tuesday June 16, 2015, however travel will not be provided. I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to you all for being part of this exciting five-year journey with me. Good luck with these giveaways!

The best beginner points and miles card out there.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

The Points Guy Assessment:

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great pick for the beginner and the frequent traveler. The CSP has superb travel benefits, double points on certain purchases, and a 50,000 point sign up bonus. The $95 annual fee is waived the first year so this puts it as one of the less expensive cards, while still allowing you to earn one of the most valuable point currencies.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.74% - 24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 Intro for the First Year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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