30 American Airlines Miles Per Dollar On FTD Valentine’s Flowers

American Airlines announced yesterday a special offer from FTD for AAdvantage frequent flyer members  which allows them to earn 30 AAdvantage miles for every dollar spent on Valentine’s Day flowers, toys and candies.

We value American miles at around two cents a piece, so that’s like getting 60 percent off your flowers. And don’t worry, we won’t tell your special someone that you got all those miles. It’ll be our little secret.

Buying the biggest version of this bouquet will get you 3,000 miles, which we value at around $60. Not too shabby at all.
Buying the biggest version of this bouquet will get you 3,000 miles, which we value at around $60. Not too shabby at all.

Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers also earn an additional 100 AAdvantage bonus miles from FTD with each transaction.

The offer is valid through Feb. 15, 2014, in case you’re one of those that likes to run a bit late.

If you’re not already an AAdvantage member, you can sign up here.

Link: Shop FTD and Earn American Airlines Miles

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Discover it: 18 Months No Interest & 5% Cash Back Make For A Great Offer

You’ve probably seen the commercials by now promoting “real person” customer service, which is the real deal and a great feature of the Discover it credit card. But here’s the best part of the Discover it: 18 months no interest on balance transfers, 6 months no interest on purchases, and 5 percent cash back in rotating quarterly categories. Getting any sort of rewards back on a no-fee card is always great, and coupling this with the 18 month no interest balance transfer period makes this a great card for carrying a balance.

However, there are a few different offers out there for the Discover it card, all of which have slightly different terms. These differing terms are important depending on how you intend to use the card.  Continue reading Discover it: 18 Months No Interest & 5% Cash Back Make For A Great Offer

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Target Credit Card Breach Suspects Arrested Near Texas Border, Local Police Claim

The Associated Press is reporting that two suspects in the Target credit card breach case may have been arrested in Mexico near the Texas border, according to local police in McAllen, Texas. Continue reading Target Credit Card Breach Suspects Arrested Near Texas Border, Local Police Claim

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Amex Offers $25 Amazon Refund On $75 Purchase

The fine folks over at Million Miles Secrets brought our attention to a deal yesterday that blows the Small Business Saturday $10 statement credit out of the water (though we truly did enjoy the nearly free pizza we had on Saturday!)

Now through the end of the year, American Express cardmembers can earn a $25 statement credit (read: refund) just by spending $75 or more on Amazon.com. Considering Amazon essentially sells everything, it shouldn’t be hard to figure out a way to funnel some holiday spend Amazon’s way and effectively get a third off your purchase.

American Express Amazon Statement Credit
A screen grab from the official Amex signup page. Be sure to register your card(s) AND make your purchases before Dec. 31, 2013!

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LAX Thanksgiving Parking: Four Points Sheraton For The Win

Maria and I are headed to fabulous Atlanta to visit my family’s pig farm* for Thanksgiving and I — in perhaps one of my less enlightened moments — put us on a 6:30 a.m. flight out of LAX. True, we will get to the East Coast before dark, unlike most eastbound flights, but as someone known to throw punches when woken before 9 a.m., getting to the airport on time could present a problem. But if there’s one thing I love as much as sleeping until 10, it’s a night in a nice, clean hotel — and a deal.

So we set out on a mission to find said deal, perhaps redeem some points for a room, or at least earn as many points as we could in the booking process. Maria has the super slick Marriott Rewards Visa, so our first thought was to hit up the LAX-area Marriotts, as booking with that card earns us 5x Marriott Rewards points, which can be redeemed for future hotel stays, and allows us to be greeted, presumably, by singing clocks and tea cups as we waltz in with the card’s automatic Silver Elite status.

Our first find was the LAX Renaissance (part of the Marriott family), which at ~$137 out the door also offered a 5,000 point bonus just for booking the room for one night. Huzzah!

But wait. What about parking? Continue reading LAX Thanksgiving Parking: Four Points Sheraton For The Win

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American Express Gift Card Free Shipping Promo Codes

We wrote earlier today about no-fee American Express gift cards and how they can help you meet minimum spending requirements, earn points for yourself and buy gifts for friends and family. One of the only drawbacks to the deal unfortunately, is that you still get stuck paying rather hefty shipping fees when you order the cards from the American Express website.

But after writing that post we stumbled across an update from Hustler Money Blog that includes free shipping promo codes for the gift cards, which makes the proposition a total win.

Continue reading American Express Gift Card Free Shipping Promo Codes

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