Episode 26: AA Mobile Award Space, New MR Transfer Partner, Historic Delta Sign Up Bonuses, Speedway, Safeway & Stop & Shop Deals


0:35 [Sam] AA Showing More Award Space on Mobile? (link)

  • Seems to be that there’s a new search interface and a legacy one
  • They sometimes show different results
  • TPG post


2:33 [Robert] Speedway: $15 voucher for Speedway gas GC when purchasing $100 3rd party GC

  • Slickdeals
  • DoC
  • Lowe’s, Home Depot and others (Texas Roadhouse, Netflix, Cabellas, Dominos, Bass Pro Shops and Google Play)
  • Through 6/30


4:43 [Sam] Rakuten closing accounts buying GC in-store(link)

  • Bed Bath Beyond likely the issue now
  • Was also a problem with office Max for some commenters
  • Better play? 3pgc online?


6:30 [Robert] Amex Membership Rewards now transfer to Qantas (link)


8:29 [Sam] Amex Priority Pass No Longer Work at Airport Restaurants (link)

  • Effective August 1, 2019
  • Doesn’t affect Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, CNB Crystal [yet]


10:17 [Robert] Amex Delta Sign Up Bonuses at All-Time Highs

  • Referral links not yet updated, but will likely follow
  • Guidance here is to wait and position for spousal referral
  • Breaking: I got a targeted offer in the mail for the Delta Reserve card with no lifetime language across all Amex Delta cards
  • Check: http://delta.com/75reserve to see if you’re targeted (if it malfunctions out after entering your Delta account number, you’re not targeted)
  • Affiliate (DansDeals), public, referral, targeted w/no lifetime…inflationary trend?


14:19 [Sam] Barclays Asking for Proof of Business After Credit Card Approval (link)

  • Unheard of.
  • Has Anyone been affected?


15:53 [Robert] Hertz Devalues Award Chart (link)

  • Ex: 1 week rental 3,750 (was 2,750)
  • 1 day 750 (was 550-750)
  • Hard to earn Hertz rewards
  • They’re still rather valuable per-point but since they’re hard to earn without actually renting from Hertz it amounts to a rather weak rebate


19:08 [Sam] $10 off of $100 or more in visa GC at Safeway stores through 6/8

  • Confirmed working on variable load $500s
  • Great time to test multiple designs for fuel points. Don’t buy single designs.
  • Just 4 U coupon must be linked
  • Erases the $5.95 fee
  • One per account
  • Strong reason to start putting together more j4u accts.
  • Do not work on plastiq, don’t buy if you don’t have a good liquidation method for them.


19:59 [Robert ] 3x Fuel Rewards on Mastercard GCs at Stop & Shop

  • 5/31-6/6/2019

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