End of Month Reminders – April 2021

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It's spring, summer vacations are around the corner, and the world is slowly opening! It's time to get excited about travel. Here are a few end of the month reminders of expiring credits and/or limited-time offers to consider (and possibly complete) before May 1.

American Express

  • Gold: $10 monthly dining credit; $10 monthly Uber/UberEats credit. $100 airline incidental credit through 12/31/21.
  • Platinum: $15 Uber/UberEats monthly credit; $30 PayPal credit monthly January-June 2021; $50 Saks Fifth Avenue credit by 6/30/21; $200 airline incidental credit through 12/31/21.
  • Business Platinum: [Targeted] +4x, up to 80,000 Membership Rewards per category for shipping, wireless telephone service, advertising, office supplies, and gas stations; $100 Dell Credit through 6/30/21; $200 airline incidental credit through 12/31/21.
  • Hilton Honors Card: $5 per month U.S. dining credit through 12/31/21; 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points per $5,000 spend (up to 10x) through 6/31/21.
  • Delta SkyMiles Gold: $10 per month U.S. dining credit through 12/31/21; 5x on Delta purchases through 12/31/21.
  • Marriott Bonvoy: $10 per month U.S. dining credit through 12/31/21; 7,500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after $7,500 spend (up to 10x) through 6/31/21.
  • Hilton Surpass: $10 per month U.S. dining credit through 12/31/21; 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points per $5,000 spend (up to 10x) through 6/31/21.
  • Delta SkyMiles Platinum: $15 per month U.S. dining credit through 12/31/21;5x on Delta purchases through 12/31/21.
  • Delta SkyMiles Reserve: $20 per month U.S. dining credit through 12/31/21;5x on Delta purchases through 12/31/21.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant: $20 per month U.S. dining credit through 12/31/21; 7,500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after $7,500 spend (up to 10x) through 6/31/21; $300 Marriott credit through card anniversary date.
  • Hilton Aspire: $20 per month U.S. dining credit through 12/31/21; 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points per $5,000 spend (up to 10x) through 6/31/21; $250 Hilton resort credit through card anniversary date; $250 airline incidental credit through 12/31/21.
  • Delta SkyMiles Gold Business: $10 per month U.S. wireless credit through 12/31/21;5x on Delta purchases through 12/31/21.
  • Hilton Honors Business: $10 per month U.S. wireless credit through 12/31/21; 10,000 bonus Hilton Honors points per $5,000 spend (up to 10x) through 6/31/21.
  • Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business: $15 per month U.S. wireless credit through 12/31/21;5x on Delta purchases through 12/31/21.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Business: $15 per month U.S. wireless credit through 12/31/21; 7,500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after $7,500 spend (up to 10x) through 6/31/21.
  • Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business: $20 per month U.S. wireless credit through 12/31/21; 5x on Delta purchases through 12/31/21.

Chase

  • Freedom: 5x on up to $1,500 at gas stations and home improvement stores through 6/30/21.
  • Freedom Flex: 5x on up to $1,500 at gas stations and home improvement stores through 6/30/21.
  • Sapphire Preferred:  2x on groceries each month through April 30, 2021 (up to $1,000 per month). $60 statement credit for Peloton through 12/31/21.
  • Sapphire Reserve: $60 in DoorDash credits by 12/31/21; 3x on groceries each month through April 30, 2021 (up to $1,000 per month). $120 statement credit for Peloton through 12/31/21; $300 annual travel credit through card anniversary date.
  • Most co-branded Chase Cards: [Targeted] 5x, up to $1,500 total, through 6/30/21. Check your eligibility and your specific offer here.
  • Pay Yourself BackThrough 9/30/21, use Ultimate Rewards via a CSR (1.5 cents per point) or CSP (1.25 cents per point) to redeem purchases made in the last 90 days at grocery and home improvement stores and for restaurants. CIBP (1.25 cents per point) to redeem purchases made in the last 90 days at shipping, online advertising, and charitable contributions expenses. Freedom/Freedom Flex/CFU (1.25 cents per point) to redeem purchases made in the last 90 days at limited charitable organizations.

 Discover

  • It: 5% cashback up to $1,500 spend at gas stations, wholesale clubs, and select streaming services.

Capital One

  • Venture & VentureOne: Use your miles to redeem purchases for restaurants (including takeout & delivery) and streaming services through 6/30/21.
  • Spark Miles & Spark Miles Select: Use your miles to redeem purchases for restaurants (including takeout & delivery) and eligible wireless phone service providers through 6/30/21.

 

Final Thoughts

While not everyone has all of these cards, and most cannot possibly spend enough money at the grocery store each month to maximize each limited-time bonus, it is important to weigh your options and prioritize your spend. If you have a CSR and/or a Freedom/Freedom Flex, I would maximize those cards at 3x or 5x Ultimate Rewards, which are worth 2 or more cents each (for a total return of 10% or more) over any other cards. Also, do not forget to maximize the various streaming/shipping/mobile phone credits by paying your bill with the appropriate card or splitting the bill over each card that has a credit. As always, come join us in our Facebook group to discuss more ways to earn points and save money.

 

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