Roundup: Amex Platinum 100k, Delta 2x, Chase x Emirates, United Points Changes & More

Delta 2 Cents Per Point on Vacation Packages

Delta is running a promotion to redeem SkyMiles at a rate of 2 cents per point (CPP) when using them towards a flight + hotel vacation package. The promotion expires on Saturday, Aug 30, 2019.

Direct link to offer:

Be sure to price out the hotels and flights to see if you’re getting a good deal or not. We typically value Delta points at 1.2 CPP, so anything above that is a good deal!

For example, we found a vacation package for 177,000 SkyMiles that included one week at the Royal Hawaiian (Luxury Collection Resort) and two round trip flights.

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CardMatch: Amex Platinum 100k Offer

CardMatch is a tool that checks for pre-qualified and targeted card offers.

A few people have mentioned that they are being targeted for the Amex Platinum 100k offer via CardMatch. People who are currently not an American Express customer have a higher chance of being targeted for increased offers.

Charles Schwab Amex Platinum 100k Offer

There is a targeted 100k point offer after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months of account opening for the Charles Schwab Platinum card. An increased offer for the Schwab Platinum card is rare, so I recommend jumping on the offer if you have it.

Targeted offers were sent out via email. It seems like you need to receive the email to qualify for the promotion. If you are not targeted for the offer and apply using the link below, there’s no guarantee that Amex will honor it.

Link Schwab Platinum 100k offer:

Targeted Ask Sebby x Plastiq Offer: 1,500 FFD’s Promo

If you have signed up for Plastiq and haven’t made a payment yet, enjoy $1,500 fee free dollars until Aug 31, 2019.

Check your email for the subject “Just for You: Use Plastiq for Free!” to see you are targeted.

Qualified users had to have completed the following previously in order to receive the targeted offer:

  1. Signed up for Plastiq via an Ask Sebby Plastiq link between July 6th and Aug 28, 2019.

  2. Identified as a business user or have gone through the telephone verification process between July 6th and Aug 28, 2019.

  3. If you meet the above criteria, the Plastiq fee on up to $1,500 in payments is waived. No phone call, no verification. No hoops to jump thru. The $1,500 will be placed in your account to use until thru end of day Saturday.

>> Didn’t get targeted for the offer? Check out the 5,000 FFD small business promotion instead.

IMPORTANT: The processing date has to be on 8/31 or before to qualify for the promotion. This is the help article on how to find processing date:

Terms and Conditions:

  • Offer is exclusive only for users who completed registration for Plastiq through the referral link placed on AskSebby blog or video between July 6, 2019 at 12:01am through August 28, 2019 at 4pm PT.

  • Further, user must have indicated they were a business during sign up or completed the SMB verification process by phone between July 6, 2019 at 12:01am through August 28, 2019 at 4pm PT.

  • Eligible users will enjoy no Plastiq fee on payments up to $1,500, with a processing date on or before August 31, 2019 at 11:59pm PT. What is processing date?

  • Promotional rate can be applied to an unlimited number of times before the expiration date, but cannot exceed $1,500 in total amount across all payments. Otherwise any payment in excess of $1,500 will incur the standard Plastiq Fee.

  • Offer is non-transferrable and exclusive only for the Plastiq account registered to the same email address as the recipient of this email.

United Airlines Frequent Miles No Longer Expire

Effective immediately, United Airline Miles no longer expire! This seems like a direct response to Delta miles not expiring.

United miles can be transferred to Star Alliance partners.

Chase Adds Emirates as an Airline Transfer Partner

Emirates Skywards is now a Chase travel transfer partner. Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer to Emirates at 1:1 rate, but I suggest doing some research first.

It’s hard to use Emirates Skywards advantageously unless your departing city is in Australia, Hong Kong, or New Zealand. Any other routes have hefty taxes and fuel charges. I might do a deep dive about this in a future post.

Chase British Airways Card Adds New Surcharge Rebate Benefit

The British Airways Visa Signature® Card added a few new benefits to the card:

  1. Earn 2x miles on all direct hotel purchases

  2. Get up to $600 in statement credits for flight taxes and fees each year

The British Airways card is affected by the Chase 5/24 rule. If you have opened 5 or more credit cards or charge cards from any issuer in the past 24 months, you’ll automatically get rejected.

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