Shopping through online portals can be a great way to boost a loyalty account balance, save some cash, or to prevent a loyalty balance from expiring. Right now a number of shopping portals are offering improved earnings rates for purchases made with Apple so this may be a good time to buy any Apple products you have been considering.
Hyatt has been at the vanguard of the various incentives we've seen introduced to keep us all engaged at a time when travel hasn't been at the forefront of most people's minds, and now it's back with three more ways to tempt us out of our homes and into its properties in the next few months.
For pretty obvious reasons we're not seeing very may travel-related offers being targeted to people's Amex accounts, but this offer comes pretty close. American Express is targeting holders of various Membership Rewards cards for a very nice offer on Rimowa luggage and the deal can be made even better by using one of the many shopping portals offering additional miles or points.
Back in the middle of April, American Airlines announced a series of measures that it was taking to (mostly) try to stop its more frequent flyers from defecting to other airlines. These measures included elite status extensions, Admirals Club membership extensions, and, amongst other things, a promise of future American Airlines Vacation credits. Details of these credits are now being emailed out to AAdvantage elite status holders.
Amazon and Amerian Express have joined forces to offer a very nice deal in which holders of all American Express consumer cards are being given $20 off a future Amazon moments store purchase when they spend $50 or more in a single purchase and use their American Express credit card. This promotion is not targeted so all holders of US American Express issued consumer credit cards should be able to make the most of this.
Amazon and Citi are running a targeted promotion in which shoppers can use a single ThankYou point (earned through a Citi ThankYou credit card) to get a 20% discount on their purchases. The maximum discount available is $30 but as it can be earned on a wide variety of third party gift cards as well as on all the goods that Amazon sells, this is an offer not to be missed.
It's probably not an exaggeration to suggest that the number of people buying Priority Pass memberships has plummeted in recent months while a lot of people remain grounded and unable to travel. That's why it's not much of a surprise to see Priority Pass offering some interesting deals which, on a price per month basis, are better than any other Priority Pass deal I've seen in the past few years...and that includes last year's Black Friday sale.
Rakuten is a portal I write about reasonably frequently because it offers miles & points fans a very easy way to collect bonus American Express Membership Rewards points when they shop at a large variety of well-known online retailers. Right now, and for a limited time, Rakuten is offering new members a very easy path to 3,000 bonus Membership Rewards points.
Through 24 June 2020, Etihad is selling travel vouchers with a 50% bonus as it looks to boost its cash reserves to help it ride out the current storm, but considering the state of the airline industry right now, is this an option people should be considering?
If you were planning to do any shopping in the next couple of days it may be a good idea to hold off making any purchases for now and waiting to see what the weekend brings. For Memorial Day weekend, Rakuten will be offering elevated levels of cash back which, in turn, lead to elevated Amex Membership Rewards points earnings for those who choose to cash out their earnings that way.