Episode 19: A Rare Chase Shutdown Reversal, Airport Lounges, 75k Hawaiian Offer, BOS-NYC Ride-Sharing & More

0:37 Chase Hyatt Offer: 2 Free Nights + $50 Statement Credit (link)

  • Unclear whether this is limited to Category 1-7 (30,000 category) -or- 1-8 (40,000 category)
  • Alternate offer of 50,000 points remains available (an eligible for 10,000 point referral)
  • Card is subject to 5/24

1:48 3x Fuel Rewards on VCGs at Stop & Shop/Giant/Martin (link)

  • 3/15-3/21

2:22 Amex Acquires Lounge Buddy (link)

  • Google Map of Lounges posted on Award Travel 101 Facebook group (link)

3:52 Hawaiian Airlines 75k Offer. (link)

  • $6,000 minimum spend requirement
  • Miles have use beyond Hawaii
  • Barclays is involved.

5:10 $10 Off $300 Visa Gift Cards at OfficeMax/Depot (link)

  • 3/10-3/16
  • Visa often are followed by MCGC deals

5:37 Bound: New ride-share service Boston-NYC from $99 pp one-way (link)

  • Tesla SUVs
  • Scheduled pick-up point & time
  • Up to 4 people + driver in the car
  • What do you think of this conceptually?
  • Reminds me of Tesloop out here, started by a kid 4-5 years back, bought out and killed. Famously put 400,000+ miles on a Model S
  • Teslas come with unlimited mileage warranties? This is a brilliant way to take advantage of that policy.

7:26 Update on Chase shutdown story we discussed in Episode 17 (link)

  • Recap: Friend shutdown after applying for personal (approved) + business card (pending)
  • Filed CFPB complaint
  • Chase called and re-opened her personal account!
  • Business card was not approved, citing lack of a business relationship with Chase (?)
  • Caution about filing CFPB complaints–can result in broader examination of your relationship with a company.

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