An interesting promo to convert usually-not-too-great Marriott points into American Airlines miles. It’s a 20% bonus in October on either regular transfers or travel packages. If you have a big pile of Marriott points, I’d definitely take a look.
A few deals to close out the week:
- The latest batch of Reduced Mileage Awards is out if you have an American Airlines card. As always, these are pretty damn great.
- Thanks to Steve for sending this status match link from Avianca Brazil (Star Alliance). A lot of translating looks necessary on that page. Who has the energy to do it right now? Not this guy.
- This Sunday (10/4) through Saturday (10/10), the $20 Staples gift card deal is back when you buy $300 in Mastercard gift cards. In-store only.
- A 30,000-point offer on the American Express EveryDay card (pretty strong bonus on a good card).
- Another fresh $50 from Gett, a competitor of my beloved Uber, in Manhattan.
And with that my nerds, au revoir until Monday!
Edit: Courtesy of Adam, the translation is below. You guys are awesome…
Oh stewardess, I speak Portuguese…”
I haven’t gotten word of any other issues with Plastiq, so I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume things have gotten better.
Here are some highlights from an email with an interesting promo:
- For one-time, scheduled or recurring payments, each individual payment must be at least $500.
- Payment must be made or scheduled within the promotion timeframe for promotional rate to apply.
- Promotion is automatically available to all accounts – no promotion code or sign-up required.
- IMPORTANT: Please know that all payments are subject to review and additional information may be requested to complete your transaction.
- Editing a payment after the promotional period will cause you to lose the promotional rate for that payment.
What are some example payments?
- Car payments
- Rent (to your landlord only), HOA/condo fees
- Professional services that charge invoices, but don’t take cards (lawyers, accountants, PR)
- Business can also use Plastiq
- To pay vendors
- For payroll
Are gift cards allowed?
Are debit cards allowed?
What payments are not allowed?
- Peer to peer payments; you can only pay someone for exchange of goods or services.
- 529 Education Savings Programs
- Credit card bills
- Payments to Self/Own Company
- Recipients outside Canada and US
- Savings accounts
- Trust accounts
- Escrow Accounts
- Retirement accounts
- Health savings accounts
- Alimony, child support
- Charitable donations
Readers have questions?
Here’s a shocker…we have a devaluation happening.
It’s the last day to get a 1-to-1 ratio on transfers from American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios points.
Like many of you, I built up a nice pile of British points with transfer bonuses from American Express every few months. Those bonuses are about to get significantly less valuable. Starting tomorrow, 1,000 Amex points will be worth just 800 Avios.