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Saturday Summary: 50,000 Lufthansa Miles, 30% American Express Transfer Bonus, And More!

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Here’s a summary of this week’s miles and points offers, deals, and specials:

Credit Cards

  • 20% American Express transfer bonus to Avios.  You can transfer your Membership Rewards Points to Avios and get a 20% bonus.  A 20% bonus isn’t the greatest but it’s better than nothing and if you need/want to bulk up your Avios account.
  • 30% American Express transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic.  You’ll get a 30% bonus when you transfer Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic.  Virgin Atlantic points transfer on a 2:1 ratio to Hilton points so this is a good way to get additional Hilton points.
  • 50,000 Miles from Lufthansa. You get 20,000 miles after your first purchase and 30,000 additional miles after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months when you sign up for the Lufthansa Mastercard.  25,000 miles will get you a roundtrip economy ticket in the US;0,000 miles gets you to Europe.

Airlines

  • 35% Bonus When Buying Southwest points.  You’ll get a 35% bonus when you buy Southwest points.  Southwest points are a fixed value, which will change next year. I wouldn’t buy points unless you need to redeem for award tickets soon.

Hotels

 

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is the best card to get started in the world of miles and points. It is the first card you should get to start traveling for free because the welcome offer is 75,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first three months.
 
My favorite perks about this card are earning 5X points on travel when booked through the Chase portal (2X if direct purchase), 3X points on dining, $50 yearly credit on hotels booked through the Chase portal, no foreign transaction fees, and transferring points to 13 airline and hotel partners like Hyatt, United, and Southwest.
 

Chase Freedom Unlimited®

The Chase Freedom Unlimited® is one of my favorite cards for earning cash back card and travel rewards. It offers a welcome offer of an additional 1.5% cash back on all your purchases up to $20,000 your first year.
 
My favorite perks about this card are earning 5% cash back on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal, 3% cash back at drugstores and restaurants (including delivery and takeout), 1.5% cash back on all other purchases and no annual fee. When paired with cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card or Ink Business Cash® Credit Card, you can use your points to travel for free.
 

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