ICYMI: Earn 5% back at department stores, 150k welcome bonuses and more

Sep 15, 2019

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Each Sunday, we round up the top deals you might have missed on TPG this week. From flight deals to limited-time bonus offers, here’s what you need to know.

Chase Freedom Q4 bonus category announced

(Photo by Isabelle Raphael)
(Photo by Isabelle Raphael)

If the Chase Freedom (No longer open to new applicants) holds a place in your wallet, you may be excited to hear that the Q4 bonus is 5% back on department store purchases made with PayPal or Chase Pay. If you have an Ultimate Rewards earning card, you can transfer the earnings as 5x points. This bonus category is valid Oct. 1 — Dec. 30, 2019, just in time for the holiday shopping madness.

Fly to Africa in Economy from $413 and Premium Economy from $1,093 round-trip

This week we saw two deals to various cities across the continent from $413 in economy and $1,093 in premium economy.

Elevated bonuses on Amex Biz cards up to 150,000 points

Starting Sept. 12, new Amex Business Green cardholders can earn up to 150,000 bonus points after the first three months. There’s also a targeted welcome bonus on the Amex Business Platinum card for 110,000 points. The information for the Business Green Rewards Card from American Express has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Earn bonus Amtrak points when you book hotels and car rentals

If you have any upcoming hotel stays or plan to rent a car, Amtrak will reward you with up to 13,000 Guest Rewards points if you book through them. All you have to do is complete the reservation or rental by Oct. 20, 2019.

Alaska Airlines is running a 50% bonus on miles and it’s pretty awesome

Alaska Airlines Russel Wilson livery. (Image courtesy of Alaska Airlines)
Alaska Airlines Russel Wilson livery. (Image courtesy of Alaska Airlines)

Alaska Airlines is currently running a special where you’ll be rewarded with 50% more miles when you buy them. This is awesome because Alaska has some of the highest valued points on our list. Let’s just say you could fly biz class to Asia on Cathay Pacific if you take advantage of this promo the right way.

Points and cash deals on flights to the Caribbean and Mexico

Playa Los Muertos - beach and pier in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Aerial view.
Playa Los Muertos — beach and pier in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Aerial view.

This week Delta offered flights to the Caribbean and Mexico from 16,000 SkyMiles whereas JetBlue offered deals on Mint fares from $331 one-way.

Earn up to 3x points on Hyatt bookings

This fall special is valid on stays between Sept. 15 — Dec. 15, 2019. All you have to do is register before Oct. 31, 2019.

Dine with Citi and help fight child hunger

Citi has teamed up with No Kid Hungry to donate healthy meals to kids in need. All you have to do is register your eligible Citi card and then spend $5 or more dining out from now until Dec. 1 and Citi will donate $1 on your behalf. They are matching spending up to $2 million, which is enough for 20 million meals for kids.

Flights to Asia in economy from $478 and biz from $1,572 round-trip

Hainan business class (Photo by Javier Rodriguez / The Points Guy)
Hainan business class (Photo by Javier Rodriguez / The Points Guy)

This week we saw round-trip deals to Asia from various U.S. cities from as low as $478 in economy and $1,572 in biz class.

The trick to scoring $62/night hotel rooms

From now until Sept. 17, you can stay at select Choice Hotel’s for just $62 when you take advantage of their points promo.

Buy LifeMiles with up to a 145% bonus

With that bonus, you could be flying Lufthansa first class.

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Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 90,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card in the first three months of card membership. Offer ends 11/10/2021.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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More Things to Know
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer expires 11/10/2021.
  • Earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$250
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
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