AskMrCreditCard Daily Recap 17th August 2012
From our site
Chase will be revamping the Chase Sapphire Preferred(SM) Card. The existing 40,000 bonus points offer is still good until Monday morning. What will be the sign up bonus be like when it is “revamped”? Who knows? They went from 50,000 to 40,000. It might be lower or higher (unlikely). It might stay the same and require higher spend limits. Anyhow, if you are on the fence, then you might want to pull the trigger over the weekend.
American Airlines is having a contest now. You stand to get 200,000 AA miles and 6 nights stay at a Hilton Hotel. Better sign up.
From Around the Web
You may like it or you may find that it is not your cup of tea. But chances are that you will come away with some great photos! Check out this writeup on an Alaska cruise trip.
There are always hacks and arbitrage around. And this one is a cool one I’ve seen in a while. Availability may be limited since it is “out on the web”. But it is always good to know. And who knows, you might be lucky enough to get a seat.
This is part 2 of the previous post with an even more interesting hack to “reduce” the price for that Hawaiian getaway!
Singapore Airlines is giving away tickets for 2 to celebrate the delivery of their 19th A380 Airbus plane. You will get a behind the scenes tour at the Toulouse factory (land on 4th September 2012 with 2 nights stay) and depart for Singapore on 6th September 2012 for the “delivery”. The prize will be a pair of economy tickets from Singapore back to Toulouse. To enter, you have to sign up for a Singapore Airlines “Passport” by 28th August 2012 2359 GMT +8 (ie 2359 Singapore time). Draw will be held on 29th August 2012.