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Free Money From Amex, up to 45,000 Marriott Points, and More!

1.  Free Money From Amex

Small Business Saturday, American Express

Free money from Amex on Small business Saturday returns

More opportunities for free money from Amex when Small Business Saturday returns on November 28, 2015.

Last year you got $10 back for every registered American Express card up to $30 per card.

Remember with American Express, authorized users cards have a separate card number.  This means the more authorized users you have, the more free money from Amex.

So if you haven’t signed up your children as authorized users on your American Express cards, do so now.

2.  Up to 45,000 Marriott Points

45000 Marriott points, Marriott MegaBonus

Stay at Marriott hotels from September 15, 2015 to January 15, 2016 and earn up to 45,000 Marriott points

You can get up to 45,000 Marriott points in the Marriott MegaBonus fall promotion when you stay at participating Marriott hotels worldwide between September 15, 2015 and January 15, 2016.

Offers vary so sign into your Marriott account to check out your offer.  And remember to register by November 15, 2015.

3.  Free Transportation to Catalina Island

Catalina Express, free ride on your birthday

Ride for free on the Catalina Express on your birthday

Here’s how you can get free transportation to Catalina Island.

Register online with Catalina Express and you’ll get a promotion code that’s valid on your birthday.

On your birthday, you get a free boat ride on the Catalina Express to Catalina Island.  Your return trip can be anytime within 30 days.

Thanks to PatMikeL for letting me know about this offer.

4.  250 Virgin America Points and a Chance to Win a 3 Night Hawaii Vacation

Make Your Hawaiiscape, Virgin America

Enter to win a 3 day Hawaii vacation

You can get 250 Virgin America points and be entered to win a Hawaii vacation in Virgin America’s Hawaiiscape contest.

Deadline to enter is 8:59 p.m. EST on September 30, 2015.
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