Here are the most important recent news regarding miles, points and cash back rewards:

Staples Selling Fee-Free Visa Gift Cards This Week

fee free $200 staples visa gift cards

Staples is selling fee-free $200 Visa gift cards from March 5-11, 2023. Offer is valid in-store only. You can find a link to the weekly ad here.

The best cards to use are those that earn 5% in office supply stores (like Chase Ink credit cards).

Discover 2nd Quarter 5% Bonus Categories Released

Discover released the 5% Cashback Bonus categories for the 2nd quarter (April 1-June 30, 2023) which will be restaurants and wholesale clubs. You can activate now here.

Earn Southwest Companion Pass with Only One Credit Card Approval

southwest airlines companion pass 2023 and 2024
All 3 versions of the personal Southwest credit card (our referral link) are offering a limited time promotion where you can easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass with just one credit card approval.

Here are the details:
– Earn Companion Pass through 2/28/2024 plus 30,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
– Offer ends 3/19/2023 and the Promotional Companion Pass is valid through 2/28/2024

While the Companion Pass is only valid through 2/28/2024 (instead of the end of 2024), it is much easier to earn than it normally is. You only need to be approved and meet the minimum spending requirements on 1 personal Southwest credit card instead of having to also apply and be approved for a business Southwest Credit card or finding a way earn the remaining points needed.

Find out more and compare all Southwest credit cards here.

World of Hyatt Devaluation to Take Effect on March 28

World of Hyatt announced their annual award chart updates which will take effect on March 28, 2023.

These charges are considered a devaluation since many properties will require more points for free award nights. 214 hotels are moving up one or more categories (requiring more points for a free night) and 158 hotels are moving down (requiring fewer points).

If you are planning a future stay at one of the hotels that will require more points make sure to book your award stay ASAP but before March 28.

Reservations booked before March 28 will follow the current free night award chart found here. Existing reservations for nights on or after March 28 will receive a refund for the point difference if the hotel moved to a lower category.

The full list of hotels changing categories can be found here.

Current Transfer Bonuses

In case you missed our previous post, there are also 4 current transfer bonuses. Three of them are ending this month.


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