Citi Prestige Card Lounge Access and other benefits

Citi Prestige Card Lounge Access

I have a love/hate relationship with my Citibank Prestige World Elite MasterCard.  I love the Citi Prestige Card lounge access that comes with the included Priority Pass Select and Admiral Club access (and additional benefits I will explain below).  I hate the Citi Prestige Card for it’s idiotic design.  Check out my comparison of the Citi Prestige … Read more

Bank of America Checking Account Offer

Bank of America Checking Account Offer

Today I received a Bank of America checking account offer for 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles if I open a new Bank of America Interest Checking or Bank of America Core Checking account before July 31, 2015.  The offer also mentions you must receive at least two direct deposits, each of $2,000 or more, within 90 days of opening the account.

The offer seems to be targeted to Bank of America customers with an Alaska Airlines Visa card.  However, it seems that all you have to do is go to bankofamerica.com/alaskaoffer to sign up (Note: I do not receive any payment or compensation for you signing up).  You may have to connect an Alaska Airlines Visa card to the account to verify that you are eligible.

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BankAmeriDeals Cash Back Offers

If you have an Alaska Airlines Visa through Bank of America (and possibly other credit cards through BoA), you can sign up for BankAmeriDeals cash back offers.  These are similar to Amex Offers.  You load them to your card and then when you shop at a particular retailer you get a percentage back.  Check out … Read more

Using the Citi Price Rewind Benefit

Citi Price Rewind I recently applied, and was approved, for a Citi Prestige MasterCard.  The card has some great perks including airport lounge access, Global Entry application fee credit, and reimbursement for airline tickets.  One of the lesser known but powerful perks is the Citi Price Rewind benefit. The Citi Price Rewind benefit is a … Read more

Centurion Lounge Seattle Opening This Summer

Centurion Lounge Seattle

The Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle at SeaTac is set to open sometime this summer.  It is actually a scaled back Lounge, technically called a Studio.  Amex Platinum card holders will have free access to the Studio while other Amex cardholders (non-Platinum) will be able to enter the Studio for a fee.

UPDATE: An astute reader alerted me that for Studio locations ONLY those with Platinum or Centurion cards may enter (and may bring in family or one guest).  While at the standard Centurion Lounge other Amex card holders may purchase a day pass, day passes are not available at the Studio.

UPDATE x2: The new Studio is now open!  The first day of operation is June 30, 2015.  If you go, please send me some photos and I’ll update this article.  info at singleflyer dot com

I was recently at SeaTac on my way back from Long Beach, CA and decided to check out how the construction is going.

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Best Credit Cards for Single Travelers

Credit Cards

I should put a couple of big asterisks after the title: Best Credit Cards for Single Travelers*****  These are actually just the credit cards that are currently in my wallet.  And they work for me, some better than others.  Please take these with a grain of salt, I am not a financial expert.  I do not get paid if you get one of these — no referral links here.  You’ll have to just google them if you want to sign up.  And of course, if you don’t have good financial history or you don’t trust yourself with a credit card, then don’t get these.

With that said, here is what is currently in my wallet and why I find them useful.

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