A Few Random Items Of Interest
While today was a slow news day for the most part, I have a few things for you including positive changes to a popular credit card, a new Amex offer and an update on a recent Chime card offer.
$50 off $250 Hilton Amex Offer
I use Wandering Aramean’s Sync Assist program to automatically load Amex Offers to my Serve cards. This morning I awoke to an email confirming my enrollment in a new Hilton Amex Offer. Naturally I was intrigued and found the offer was available on the American Express website as well.
The offer gives $50 back on payment of $250+ at Hilton Hotels & Resorts. According to the terms, this offer covers all room charges including the nightly rate.
I wonder if this will work like other recent hotel Amex Offers where you can purchase a gift card to trigger the credit. Since I don’t have use for a gift card, I won’t be experimenting, but if you do let me know. You can find the full terms here.
The other day I wrote about a new Chime offer for $5 off at most major cell phone providers. I am a T-Mobile customer and thankfully their system is pretty easy for making a small payment so I used my Chime card to pay $5 towards my monthly bill.
Within a minute of making the payment I received a message from Chime indicating I would receive a $5 credit. While I doubt they will be able to keep this up, I keep enjoying more and more free money from Chime.
Citi Premier Card Changes
The other day I wrote about my recent credit card churn. As part of that churn I picked up the Citi ThankYou Premier card in order to delve a little deeper into the ThankYou rewards program.
As a new cardholder I am excited to hear about some of the changes that Citi will be reportedly making to the card. Starting on April 19, 2015, the card will undergo some (mostly positive) changes.
As you can see above, the bonus categories are switching around a bit. Also, the travel category has been expanded to include gas. Finally, the annual fee is reportedly going down from $125 to $95. Sounds good to me!
Since dining is dropping from 3x to 2x, I could see this being a negative for some people, but overall I think this is an improvement. Either way, the card is still pretty attractive, especially considering ThankYou points can now be transferred to travel partners.
You can see a full list of the changes here.
HT: Doctor of Credit