Amazon: Pay with American Express Membership Rewards Points, Get up to 40% Off (Targeted)

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(Check AmEx again to see if eligible again for this new round. Might also want to check if you have Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou, or Discover cash back. Note that Amazon links may not show up on RSS/email, please visit the website.)

If you have an American Express card with Membership Rewards (MR) points, you can redeem them to buy eligible items at Amazon.com. The redemption rate is 1 MR points = 0.7 cents to spend at Amazon, which unfortunately is less than a cent per point and thus not really the ideal use of MR points. (My base redemption is 1 cent per point minimum toward any Delta flight.) However, here are targeted promotions where you can save money after redeeming just 1 single MR point (a penny’s worth). (To see the link, you may need to visit this page on the internet if viewing this via e-mail or RSS.)

Here are some additional tips:

  • If you haven’t linked yet, you can link your Membership Rewards points balance to your Amazon account here.
  • If you have already linked your cards and aren’t targeted, you may consider removing your American Express card from your account completely, and then linking it again after a day, and then checking the offer page(s) again after another day.
  • Items must be marked as both sold AND shipped by Amazon.com.
  • Be sure to select your American Express as your payment method and redeem at least 1 point or $0.01 in value of Membership Rewards points.
  • Savings should be reflected on the final order checkout page, before you commit to purchase.

This is a recurring perk for existing American Express cardholders, which is why one of my two “keeper” consumer American Express cards is the Amex EveryDay Card (keeps my Membership Rewards points active with no annual fee, helps qualify for various Amazon promotions). The other is the Blue Cash Preferred from AmEx (6% cash back on US supermarkets, up to $6,000 annually).

You can also earn and keep Membership Rewards points active with a small business card. My favorite business American Express card is the Blue Business Plus Card – Earn 2X Membership Rewards points on all purchases, of up to $50,000/year. There is also the Blue Business Cash Card that earns a flat 2% cash back on up to $50,000 in purchases each year. Both have no annual fee.

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IKEA Family Discount: $25 off $200 (6/21 to 7/4)

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New coupon/discount. IKEA has a $20 off $200 discount valid for IKEA Family Members can save $20 when they spend $200 in-store from 6/21 to 7/4 IKEA Family is their loyalty program and is free to join. You can view the discount promotion when you scroll down on this page. Fine print:

Looking for more to celebrate? From 6/21 to 7/4, IKEA Family members can save $20 when they spend $200 pre-tax. Just scan your IKEA Family card in-store!*

*U.S. only. Valid in-store only. Must scan IKEA Family member account in order to receive offer. Minimum purchase amount must be met in a single transaction before taxes. Discount applied before tax, shipping, and handling. Not valid on delivery, installation, assembly, or tax. Offer excludes Click & Collect, Kitchen Planning and other services. Not valid in IKEA Swedish Restaurant or Bistro. Limit: one redemption per IKEA Family member number. Cannot be combined with other IKEA offers or coupons. Discount applied proportionally across items purchased, as shown on receipt. On returns, only the net purchase price as shown on receipt is refunded.

IKEA coupons are pretty rare, other than their ongoing $25 off $250 moving coupon.

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Top 10 Best Small Business Credit Card Bonus Offers – June 2022

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Updated June 2022. Do you have small business income or work as an independent contractor? Freelance, Uber/Lyft, Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Airbnb? A small business credit card separates your personal and business expenses and can build up your business credit profile. If you are not a corporation or LLC, you can apply as a sole proprietorship, with your name as the business name and your Social Security number as the Tax ID number. These are the top 10 credit card offers that I would personally apply for right now (or have already). Recent changes:

  • Added Delta 75k, Hilton 130k+$130 credit, Hawaiian 80k+$99, Barclays AA, Spark Cash Plus $1,000.
  • Removed JetBlue 80k+$99, United 150k, CapOne $3,000, Wyndham 90k, AA 80k.

This is a companion post to my Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers for personal cards. Notice that small business bonuses are on average even higher than those on consumer cards.

Business Platinum® Card from American Express

  • 120,000 Membership Rewards points after $15,000 on eligible purchases in the first 3 months.
  • HUGE list of additional perks including $400 Dell, $360 Indeed, $150 Adobe, $120 wireless phone annual credits, $200 annual airline fee credit, $189 CLEAR credit, Centurion airport lounge access, and more. See link for details.
  • $695 annual fee.

Chase Ink Business Preferred Card

  • 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points (worth $1,000 straight cash back or $1,250 toward travel when redeemed through Chase Ultimate Rewards®) after $15,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • 3X points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, shipping purchases, internet/cable/phone services, and advertising purchases with social media sites and search engines.
  • Primary rental car coverage when renting for business purposes.
  • $95 annual fee.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.*

Delta SkyMiles Gold Business American Express

  • 75,000 Delta Skymiles after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Limited-time offer expires 8/3. See link for details.
  • 75,000 Skymiles are worth at least $750 in Delta airfare with “Pay with Miles” option.
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights ($60 value per roundtrip, per person).
  • $100 Delta flight credit after $10,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year.
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $99.
  • Also: up to a 110,000 bonus miles offer on the Platinum and Reserve versions.

Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

  • Up to 130,000 Hilton Honors points + $130 statement credit. 130,000 Hilton Honors points after $3,000 in purchases in first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus up to $130 in Statement Credits on eligible purchases made on the Card at any of the Hilton family hotels in the first 12 months of Membership. Offer expires 7/6/2022. See link for details.
  • Free Weekend Night Reward certificate after you spend $15,000 on purchases in a calendar year.
  • $95 annual fee.

Hawaiian Airlines Business MasterCard

  • 80,000 Hawaiian miles + $99 statement credit. 80,000 miles + $99 statement credit after $2,000 in purchases within the first 90 days. Limited-time offer. See link for details.
  • Receive a one-time 50% off companion discount for roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii and The Mainland on Hawaiian Airlines.
  • $99 annual fee.

Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Business Card

  • 80,000 American Airlines miles + $95 statement credit. 80,000 bonus miles + $95 statement credit after $2,000 in purchases in the first 90 days. Limited-time offer. See link for details.
  • First checked bag free on domestic AA flights for you and up to 4 companions ($60 value per roundtrip, per person).
  • $95 annual fee.

Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Card

Chase Ink Business Unlimited Card

  • $750 bonus cash back after $7,500 in purchases in the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • Flat 1.5% cash back on all purchases with no limit.
  • No annual fee.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.*

Chase Ink Business Cash Card

  • $750 bonus cash back after $7,500 in purchases in the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • 5% cash back on the first $25,000 spent in combined purchases at office supply stores and on cellular phone, landline, internet and cable TV services each account anniversary year.
  • No annual fee.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.*

World of Hyatt Business Card

  • 60,000 Hyatt points after $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. See link for details and rough valuation of points.
  • Up to $100 in Hyatt statement credits – spend $50 or more at any Hyatt property and earn $50 statement credits up to two times each anniversary year.
  • $199 annual fee.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.

Bank of America Business Advantage Cash Rewards Card

  • $500 statement credit after $5,000 in purchases in the first 90 days. See link for details.
  • 3% cash back on your choice of six categories. 2% cash back on dining and unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases. The 3% and 2% cash back applies to the first $50,000 in combined category/dining purchases each calendar year, 1% thereafter.
  • No annual fee.

US Bank Business Leverage Card

  • 75,000 bonus points after $7,500 in purchases (on the Account Owner’s Card only) in first the 4 months. 75,000 bonus points can be redeemed for $750 in cash back. Plus see Visa Olympic Games Beijing 2022 Bonus Offer. See link for details.
  • Availability may be restricted to certain states.
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $95.

Capital One Spark Cash Plus Business Card

  • Up to $1,000 cash bonus. $500 once you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months, and $500 once you spend $50,000 in the first 6 months of account opening. See link for details.
  • Unlimited 2% cash back on all purchases with no limit.
  • $150 annual fee.

Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business Card

  • 50,000 miles (worth a $500 statement credit) after $4,500 in purchases in the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • Flat 2X points per dollar spent on all purchases with no limit.
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $95.

Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card (Bank of America)

  • 40,000 Alaska miles + $200 statement credit + Companion Fare Voucher after $2,000 in purchase within 90 days. See link for details.
  • Companion fare voucher is “Buy one ticket, get one for $121” ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from just $22).
  • Free checked bag on Alaska flights for you and up to six other passengers on the same reservation.
  • $50 annual fee for company, plus $25 per card.

Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card

  • 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after $3,000 of eligible purchases within first 3 months. See link for details.
  • Free night award upon card anniversary (worth up to 35,000 Bonvoy points). Earn an additional Free Night Award after spending $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
  • Annual fee is $125.

* Note: Certain Chase cards have a “5/24 rule” which is an unofficial rule that they will automatically deny approval on new credit cards if you have 5 or more new credit cards on your credit report within the past 2 years. This rule applies on a per-person basis, so if you are new, you might want to start with those Chase cards.

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Truist $300 New Checking Account Bonus (Regional Eligibility)

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Truist Financial formed from the merger of BB&T and Suntrust Banks, now roughly the 10th largest US bank with branches in 17 states and DC. Trust has a $300 new checking bonus using promo code TR2CHK22 for new checking customers that live within a state in their branch footprint: AL, AR, GA, FL, IN, KY, MD, MS, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV or DC. I don’t always list bonuses that aren’t nationwide, but this is a relatively big bonus from a decent-sized bank. Thanks to reader Clark for the heads up. Here are the steps:

  • Open an eligible Truist checking account (Dimension, Bright, or Fundamental Checking). $50 minimum opening deposit.
  • Receive at least two qualifying Direct Deposits totaling $500 or more within 90 days of account opening.
  • After we verify your direct deposits, we’ll drop $300 into that account within four weeks.
  • This offer is good until July 14, 2022.

The easiest way to avoid the monthly fees of the checking accounts while satisfying the bonus requirements is the Bright Checking account, since its $12 monthly fee is also waived when you have a $500+ monthly direct deposits (or you can maintain at least a $1,500 average balance).

It’s always tricky to say what exactly any bank will count as a direct deposit if you have trouble with redirecting your employer payroll, as their rules may change over time. But in general a funds transfer from a brokerage account like Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard, or TD Ameritrade has a better chance than one of the popular online savings accounts. Makes sense to me as my income could very well be interest and dividends from my brokerage account.

Fine print:

Clients with an existing personal checking account or who have closed a personal checking account on or after 4/1/21 with BB&T or SunTrust now Truist and/or Truist are not eligible. Account holder must be 18 or older at the time of account opening. Truist employees are not eligible. Offer available only to US residents with a valid US taxpayer identification number. The qualifying checking account must be opened in a Truist branch in one of the following states, or online, and have a mailing address in: AL, AR, GA, FL, IN, KY, MD, MS, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV or DC.

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Coinstar Bitcoin ATM Review: Buy $100 BTC, Get $15 BTC Promo, But Still a Pass

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Coinstar kiosks count your physical coins for you and take a pretty big 11.9% cut, unless you redeem for a gift card (where they still get a cut from the retailer). Walmart and Amazon are my favorite options, although I usually save up my coins for their occasional bonus promos. I just received this peculiar $15 BTC promo from them:

Curious about crypto? Try purchasing at a Coinstar Bitcoin ATM powered by Coinme. Through June 30, 2022, when you create a new Coinme account and purchase $100 or more of crypto at a Coinstar Bitcoin ATM you’ll get $15 in bitcoin!* Use the promo code CoinstarBTC and be sure to use the same email address when you create your new Coinme account.

Purchasing crypto at a Coinstar Bitcoin ATM is simple:

– Create a Coinme account
– Find a Coinstar Bitcoin ATM
– Purchase a crypto voucher with cash (coins are not accepted for crypto transactions)
– Redeem your voucher to instantly claim crypto with Coinme

Did you catch that? You can’t buy Bitcoin with physical metal coins. Even at a Coinstar kiosk, of all places! Why not? How are paper bills somehow different??

*Terms apply. Valid for new Coinme accounts only. The $100 crypto purchase must be made in a single transaction at a participating Coinstar location using your Coinme account. This offer begins May 16th and ends June 30th, 2022. If a qualifying purchase is made during the offer period, $15 in BTC will be deposited to your Coinme wallet within seven (7) business days of purchase. See Official Rules for more details.

In addition, there are some serious fees:

Each crypto purchase carries a transaction fee of 4% and a cash exchange fee of 7%.

So you put in $100 in paper bills (don’t even get to return coins back into circulation), only get $89 of Bitcoin plus $15 of bonus Bitcoin, but then when you sell you have to pay another fee. All this along with BTC high price volatility. And you have to sign up for another crypto broker. Pass.

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Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers – July 2022 (Updated)

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Updated and checked July 2022. That space in your wallet or purse is valuable, and you should be the one to get that value. By being smart and picky, you can find offers worth $500+ for a single card, all to encourage you to apply and try it out. We participate in various financial offers for thousands of dollars in extra income (over $5,000 in 2021). These are the top 10 credit card offers that I would personally apply for right now (or have already). Notable recent changes:

  • Added IHG 140k+FreeNight, Citi AA 75k, Delta 70k, Premier 80k, Marriott 5 Free Nights, Southwest 75k, Hilton 100k no AF.
  • Removed IHG 120k no AF, Sapphire 80k, Aeroplan 100k.

This is a companion post to my Top 10 Best Business Card Offers. Small business bonuses are on average even higher than those on consumer cards.

Citi Premier Card

  • 80,000 points (worth $800 in gift cards, or transferrable to miles) after $4,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • 3X points for every $1 spent on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • Must not have gotten bonus from or closed a Citi Rewards+, ThankYou Preferred, Premier, or Prestige card in the past 24 months.
  • $95 annual fee.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card

  • 5 Free Nights (each night valued up to 50,000 points, for a total of 250,000!) after $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Limited-time offer. See link for details.
  • Free Night after each account anniversary year (valued up to 35,000 Marriott points).
  • $95 annual fee.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.

IHG Rewards Club Premier Card

  • 140,000 bonus points + Free Night (40k) after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Free Award Night valued at up to 40k points (or pay the difference above 40k). See link for details.
  • Additional Free Night after each account anniversary year (valued up to 40,000 IHG points).
  • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck® fee credit up to $100 every 4 years.
  • $99 annual fee.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.

Gold Delta Skymiles Card from American Express

  • 70,000 Delta Skymiles after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Limited-time offer expires 8/3. See link for details.
  • 70,000 Skymiles are worth at least $700 in Delta airfare with “Pay with Miles” option.
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights ($60 value per roundtrip, per person).
  • $100 Delta flight credit after $10,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year.
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $99.
  • Also: up to a 110,000 bonus miles offer on the Platinum and Reserve versions.

Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Mastercard

  • 75,000 American Airlines miles after $3,500 in purchases in the first 4 months. See link for details.
  • First checked bag free on domestic AA flights ($60 value per roundtrip, per person).
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $99.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

  • 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points (worth $750 minimum towards travel and more) after $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5x on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards(R), 3x on dining and 2x on all other travel purchases.
  • $95 annual fee.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.*
  • Upgrade pick: Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. Higher travel perks including airport lounge access, higher annual fee.

Capital One Venture X Rewards Card

  • 75,000 miles (worth $750 towards travel) after $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • $300 annual travel credit. Get up to $300 in statement credits when booking through Capital One Travel.
  • Priority Pass airport lounge access.
  • Up to $100 credit towards TSA PreCheck or Global Entry application fee.
  • $395 annual fee.

Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Card

  • 75,000 Rapid Rewards points. Earn 75,000 points after $5,000 in purchases in first 3 months. This can be redeemed for over $1,000 in “Wanna Get Away” airfare with no blackout dates.
  • Southwest still gives everyone two free checked bags.
  • More than halfway to Companion Pass. If you can sign up for this one and also the small business version, you can qualify for a Companion Pass in 2022/2023.
  • $69 annual fee.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.

The Platinum Card from American Express

  • 100,000 Membership Rewards points after $6,000 in purchases in the first 6 months. Plus 10X points on eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide and when you Shop Small in the U.S., on up to $25,000 in combined purchases, during your first 6 months. See link for details.
  • $200 Hotel Credits, $240 Streaming Credits, $200 Airline Fee Credits, $200 Uber Cash, $189 CLEAR Credit, $300 Equinox credit, $100 Shop Saks credit and more annually!
  • $100 Global Entry or $85 TSA PreCheck fee credit.
  • Premium airport lounge access through the American Express Global Lounge Collection®.
  • $695 annual fee.

Chase United Explorer Card

  • Up to 70,000 bonus United miles. 60,000 bonus miles after $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months + additional 10,000 miles after $6,000 total on purchases in the first 6 months. See link for details.
  • Free first checked bag for both you and a companion (a savings of up to $120 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your United ticket.
  • Expanded award availability. Having this card makes it easier to find that saver award economy ticket.
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.

U.S. Bank Altitude Connect Visa Signature Card

  • 50,000 bonus points (worth $500 in statement credits) after $3,000 in purchases within 120 days. See link for details.
  • 4X points on travel and gas stations, 2X points on dining and grocery stores.
  • Up to $100 statement credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.
  • $30 annual streaming bonus.
  • $0 annual fee the first year, $95/year thereafter.

Hilton Honors American Express Card

  • 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, you can earn up to $100 Statement Credits on eligible purchases made on the Card at any of the Hilton family hotels in the first 12 months of Membership. See link for details.
  • No annual fee.

Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard

  • 60,000 Hawaiian miles after $2,000 in purchases within 90 days. See link for details.
  • Free first checked bag for primary cardmember.
  • One-time 50% off companion discount for roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii and The Mainland on Hawaiian Airlines.
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $99.

American Express® Rose Gold Card

  • 60,000 Membership Rewards points after $4,000 in purchases in first 6 months. Limited-time offer. See link for details.
  • $120 in Uber Cash annually (good towards Uber Eats or Uber rides in the US).
  • $120 in annual dining credit at Grubhub, Seamless, and more.
  • 4X points at at restaurants.
  • 4X points at US supermarkets, on up to $25,000 per year.
  • $250 annual fee.

Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red Card

  • 50,000 American Airlines miles after first purchase (any amount) and paying $99 annual fee in full, both in first 90 days. See link for details.
  • First checked bag free on domestic AA flights ($60 value per roundtrip, per person).
  • $99 annual fee.

Bank of America Premium Rewards Card

  • 50,000 points (worth $500 towards travel) after $3,000 in purchases within the first 90 days. See link for details.
  • 2 points for every $1 spent on travel and dining purchases and 1.5 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • $100 annual Airline Incidental Statement Credit.
  • Up to $100 credit towards TSA PreCheck or Global Entry application fee.
  • $95 annual fee.

If you pay off your balances every month, then you can join me and many others in funding a huge chunk of your annual travel budget with cash credits, points, and miles. I mostly use my rewards points on family trips – domestic economy flights, mid-range hotels, and cheap car rentals. If you have credit card debt, you should focus on paying that off first as the interest charges could offset most of the perks.

* 5/24 Rule? Certain Chase cards have a “5/24 rule” which is an unofficial rule that they will automatically deny approval on new credit cards if you have 5 or more new credit cards from any issuer on your credit report within the past 24 months (2 years). This rule applies on a per-person basis, so if you are new, you might want to start with those Chase cards.

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Delta SkyMiles American Express Cards – Up to 110,000 Bonus Miles + Reserve 747 Metal Card

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New limited-time offers across the board. Delta Airlines American Express cards offer various special perks like free checked bags, priority boarding, and the ability to earn Delta Skymiles with card purchases. As you can only get the welcome offers once on each of these cards per person per lifetime (each card is considered different), I recommend waiting until a limited-time offer to maximize your benefit. Here are the current offers:

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer ends 8/3/2022..
  • $100 Delta flight credit after $10,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year.
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights – that’s a savings of up to $240 per round trip for a family of four ($30 each way, per person).
  • Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding.
  • 2X miles at Delta purchases, at U.S. Supermarkets and at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery in the U.S. Earn 1 miles per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases.
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $99. (See Rates and Fees)
  • Terms Apply.

70,000 Skymiles is worth at least $700 in Delta airfare. Delta offers a minimum value out of your Skymiles via the “Pay with Miles” option. That means 70,000 Skymiles can reduce the price of your Delta ticket by $700 at the very least. (5,000 mile = $50 minimum redemption.) You can still book the traditional award tickets and possibly get better value.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer ends 8/3/2022.
  • Earn up to 20,000 Medallion(R) Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost(R) per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs up to two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion(R) Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion(R) Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • Up to $100 Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck. Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck(R) after you apply through any Authorized Enrollment Provider. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA PreCheck.
  • Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $80 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights – that’s a savings of up to $240 per round trip for a family of four ($30 each way, per person).
  • Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide including takeout and delivery in the U.S., and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • $250 annual fee. (See Rates and Fees)
  • Terms Apply.

The Platinum version can be a worthy upgrade from the Gold version if you can take advantage of the annual Companion Certificate (i.e. book two tickets together on Delta at least once a year). I’ve used it several times in the past and it is easy to use while booking tickets online at Delta.com. My savings from using the companion certificate has ranged from $200 to $500.

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer ends 8/3/2022.
  • Earn up to 60,000 Medallion(R) Qualification Miles (MQMs) With Status Boost(R) per year. After you spend $30,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 15,000 MQMs up to four times per year, getting you closer to Medallion(R) Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion(R) Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • When you apply for a Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card, you can choose your Card’s design: limited edition Boeing 747 metal*, classic metal or 70% reclaimed plastic. *The Boeing 747 design is made with 25% metal from a retired Boeing 747 aircraft.
  • Delta Sky Club access. Complimentary access into the Delta Sky Club(R) for you when travelling on a Delta flight.
  • Centurion Lounge access. Enjoy complimentary access to The Centurion(R) Lounge or Escape lounges -The Centurion(R) Studio Partner when you book a Delta flight with your Reserve Card.
  • Up to $100 Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck. Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck(R) after you apply through any Authorized Enrollment Provider. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA PreCheck.
  • First Class Main Cabin domestic round-trip companion certificate. Receive a domestic First Class, Delta Comfort+(R) or domestic Main Cabin round trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card.*Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $80 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights – that’s a savings of up to $240 per round trip for a family of four ($30 each way, per person).
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases.
  • Earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases.
  • $550 annual fee. (See Rates and Fees)
  • Terms Apply.

The Reserve version can be a worthy upgrade for frequent Delta fliers. Enjoy Delta Sky Club and/or Centurion Lounge access on your Delta flights, that First Class companion certificate can be worth thousands, earn additional MQMs on your purchases, etc.

BUSINESS Card Versions

Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card

  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 75,000 Bonus Miles after spending $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 8/3/2022.
  • $100 Delta flight credit. Additionally, receive a $100 Delta Flight Credit to use toward future travel after you spend $10,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights – that’s a savings of up to $240 per round trip for a family of four ($30 each way, per person).
  • Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding.
  • Earn 2 Miles on every dollar spent on eligible purchases made directly with Delta, on every dollar spent on eligible U.S. purchases for advertising in select media, on every dollar spent on eligible U.S. shipping purchases, on every eligible dollar spent at restaurants. Earn 1 Mile on every eligible dollar spent on other purchases.
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $99. (See Rates and Fees)
  • Terms Apply.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card

  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 Bonus Miles after spending $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 8/3/2022.
  • 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after $25,000 in purchases in a calendar year, up to two times per year. This helps get you reach elite Medallion Status, but does not earn you miles towards reward flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck. Worth up to $100 towards Global Entry (which includes TSA PreCheck).
  • Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate. You can receive a domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. Take a friend or family member when you fly Delta. Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $80 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights – that’s a savings of up to $240 per round trip for a family of four ($30 each way, per person).
  • Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding.
  • Earn 3 Miles on every dollar spent on eligible purchases made directly with Delta and on every eligible dollar spent on purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn more miles on big purchases with 1.5 miles per dollar on single eligible purchases of $5,000 or more (that’s an extra half mile per dollar), up to 50,000 additional miles per year. If your purchase qualifies for a category that has a higher mileage accelerator, only the higher accelerator will apply (ex. you would earn 3X miles on purchases made directly with Delta and Hotel Stays instead of 1.5X).
  • Delta Sky Club(R) Access – enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • With Status Boost(R), earn 10,000 Medallion(R) Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year, up to 2x per year getting you closer to Medallion Status.
  • $250 annual fee. (See Rates and Fees)
  • Terms Apply.

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card

  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 110,000 Bonus Miles after spending $6,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 8/3/2022.
  • The limited edition Boeing 747 design is made with 25% metal from a retired Delta Boeing 747 aircraft.
  • Status Boost(R) earns 15,000 Medallion(R) Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $30,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to 4x per year getting you closer to Medallion Status.
  • Delta Sky Club access. Complimentary access into the Delta Sky Club(R) for you when travelling on a Delta flight.
  • Centurion Lounge access. Enjoy complimentary access to The Centurion(R) Lounge or Escape lounges -The Centurion(R) Studio Partner when you book a Delta flight with your Reserve Card.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck. Worth up to $100 towards Global Entry (which includes TSA PreCheck).
  • First Class Main Cabin domestic round-trip companion certificate. Receive a domestic First Class, Delta Comfort+(R) or domestic Main Cabin round trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card.*Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $80 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights – that’s a savings of up to $240 per round trip for a family of four ($30 each way, per person).
  • Plus enjoy 3X miles per dollar on all eligible Delta purchases.
  • After you spend $150,000 on your Card in a calendar year, you earn 1.5 Miles per dollar (that’s an extra half mile per dollar) on eligible purchases the rest of the year. If your purchase qualifies for a category that has a higher mileage accelerator, only the higher accelerator will apply (ex: you would earn 3X miles on purchases made directly with Delta instead of 1.5X).
  • $550 annual fee. (See Rates and Fees)
  • Terms Apply.

Again, Delta offers a minimum value out of your Skymiles via the “Pay with Miles” option. That means 100,000 Skymiles can reduce the price of your Delta ticket by $1,000 at the very least. (5,000 mile = $50 minimum redemption.) You can still book the traditional award tickets and possibly get better value.

In my opinion, the Delta Gold is still the best for most casual Delta customers because of the free checked bag, new $100 flight credit, and relatively big sign-up bonus. The main draw of the Platinum is the MQMs for those that want to achieve status (and thus free upgrades), along with the Main Cabin companion certificate. The main draw of the Reserve cards is MQMs, the airport lounge access and the First Class companion certificate. I have used the companion certificate several times in the past and have gotten good value out of it.

During a limited-time offer, I will add these to my list of the Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers.

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Axos Invest Brokerage: $150 Bonus with $1,000 Deposit

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Axos is another financial app that combines banking, investing, and borrowing services. Right now, they are offering a $150 bonus when you open a new Axos Invest brokerage account, fund it with $1,000, and keep it there for 90 days. You can choose Self-Directed Trading or their Managed Portfolio (robo-advisor) option, but the Self-Directed option has no advisory fees and offers $0 stock and ETF trades. Options cost $1 per contract.

Transfer fee reimbursement. If you move $50,000+ of assets over, they will reimburse transfer fees up to $300.

Relatively straightforward promo with a solid return on cash locked up. Keep in mind that if you buy something and want to transfer it out later, you may have to pay an $75 outgoing transfer fee (see their fee schedule). If I want to avoid that, I usually either stay in cash, plan an exit to another broker that will reimburse that fee, or buy something that I plan on selling and just withdrawing cash without fees.

* Valid for one new Axos Invest accounts per person, and only open to U.S. residents. Current and former Axos Invest account holders who closed accounts within the past 90 days are not eligible. This offer is non-transferrable. Other restrictions may apply. This offer is not valid anywhere Axos Invest is not authorized to offer services. An Axos Invest Managed Portfolio or Self-Directed Trading application must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. PT on 6/30/2022 to qualify. You must open each new account and have qualifying direct deposit(s) that total at least $1,000.00 within 45 days during the first three (3) calendar months your account is open, including the month in which your account was opened. Direct deposit funds must be new to bank from a third-party source (not originated from another Axos Bank brand account) to receive bonus credit. All eligible awards will be delivered to your account or email address within 30 days following the 90-day waiting period. Terms and conditions subject to change without notice. New account holders are limited to opening one taxable Managed Portfolio or one taxable Self-Directed Trading account. The eligible award will be delivered into the first account opened. Subsequent market fluctuations and/or trading losses do not impact qualification.

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Amazon Prime: Complete 4 Stampcard Activities, Get $10 Amazon Credit

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Amazon Prime Days are approaching on July 12/13, and they have a new Stampcard promotion for Prime members: Complete 4 activities and get a $10 Amazon credit. (Link may not show in e-mail or RSS, please visit website.) The activities aren’t too hard:

  • Make a Prime-eligible purchase: Use your Prime shipping benefit to purchase a Prime-eligible item of at least $5 to collect this stamp
  • Stream a show on Prime Video: Choose any video and stream to collect this stamp. It may take up to 48 hours for this stamp to appear. The newest Bond movie No Time to Die was just made available.
  • Listen to a song with Prime Music: Listen to any song included with Prime to collect this stamp
  • Borrow an eBook on Prime Reading: Choose from a selection of Prime reading or Kindle Unlimited titles and read to collect this stamp. The excellent book on behavioral psychology Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman is currently included.

Collect all 4 stamps by 23:59 ET on July 13, 2022 to receive your $10 reward. Your Amazon credit will appear in your account within 24 hours of completing your Prime stampcard.

Go back to your Stampcard page to view your stamp collecting progress:

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Chase IHG Rewards Club Traveler Card Review: 800,000 Points Offer, No Annual Fee

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The Chase IHG Rewards Club Traveler card is the IHG hotel card that includes special IHG perks but with no annual fee. Here are the highlights:

  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
  • Earn 15X points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel.
  • Earn 2X points at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Fourth Reward Night Free when you redeem points for any 4+ night stay.
  • No annual fee.

Note the following:

This product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of any IHG® Rewards credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of any IHG® Rewards credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this credit card within the last 24 months. This does not apply to cardmembers of the IHG® Rewards Premier Business credit card.

What can you get with IHG points? The best redemption value for IHG points is for free hotel nights. The other options offer significantly less value. While the points don’t translate directly to a dollar value, I would use a conservative estimate of 0.50 cents of value per point, which would make 120,000 IHG points worth an estimated $600 value. Not bad for a no annual fee card. You can perform the calculations for hotels that fit your needs. I tried a bunch of other various combinations and got between 0.5 cents and 0.8 cents per point equivalent value.

IHG stands for Intercontinental Hotel Group which has over 5,000 hotels including the following brands:

  • Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Kimpton
  • Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express
  • Staybridge Suites
  • Candlewood Suites
  • Hotel Indigo
  • EVEN Hotels

IHG points expire after 24 months of inactivity, which is relatively long so with occasional activity you can easily save up these free nights for later. Chase Ultimate Rewards points also convert to IHG points.

The 4th Reward night free perk can be very valuable and nice to see on a card with no annual fee.

Total of 15x points per $1 spent when you stay at IHG. Here’s how this breaks down: Earn 5X points per $1 spent as an IHG® Rewards Club Traveler credit cardmember + 10X points per $1 spent from IHG® for being an IHG® Rewards Club Member, for a total of 15X points total at any of their 5,400+ IHG® hotels & resorts.

Given my 0.5 cent per IHG point valuation, I would book my IHG nights on this card, but not my everyday purchases on an ongoing basis. I would just put a little spending on there to keep my IHG points from expiring.

  • 2 IHG points per $1 spent at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants.
  • 1 IHG point per $1 spent on all other card purchases

Upgrade to Premier? Downgrade to Traveler? If you can reliably use a anniversary night certificate (40,000 point value) and get $99 value out of it, you should consider going with the IHG Rewards Premier credit card mentioned on the same application page. The Premier card also adds some other small perks like Platinum Elite status and a TSA Precheck fee credit.

If you already have the Premier card and don’t want to pay for those added perks, you may consider asking if you can downgrade to this Traveler now without any annual fee.

Bottom line. The Chase IHG Rewards Club Traveler credit card now comes with no annual fee and a boosted sign-up bonus. As with most of these co-branded cards, the best value is obtained if you can redeem for IHG hotel nights.

During the limited-time offer, I will be adding this to the Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers.

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Citi Premier Card: 80,000 ThankYou Points (Highest Ever Offer, Worth $800 in Gift Cards, $640 at Amazon, More)

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The Citi Premier Card is an improved rewards credit card with the ability to transfer points to airlines miles as well as an added $100 annual hotel savings benefit. Right now, they have a highest-ever limited time offer of 80,000 bonus points (redeemable $800 in gift cards at thankyou.com) Here are the highlights:

  • 80,000 bonus ThankYou points after $4,000 in purchases in the first 3 months
  • 3X points at Supermarkets
  • 3X points at Restaurants
  • 3X points on Gas Stations, Air Travel, and Hotels
  • 1X points on all other purchases
  • $100 Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • Points Transfer allows you to transfer points to participating airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $95 annual fee.

Note the following fine print which mentions other ThankYou-related Citi cards:

Bonus ThankYou® Points are not available if you received a new cardmember bonus for Citi Rewards+®, Citi ThankYou® Preferred, Citi ThankYou® Premier/Citi Premier® or Citi Prestige®, or if you have closed any of these accounts, in the past 24 months.

$100 Annual Hotel Savings Benefit details.

Once per calendar year, enjoy $100 off a single hotel stay of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, when booked through thankyou.com or 1-800-THANKYOU (powered by cxLoyalty) and subject to the additional requirements stated below. For speech or hearing impaired TTY: Use 711 or other relay service. To receive the $100 annual hotel savings, you must pre-pay for your complete stay with your Citi Premier Card, ThankYou Points, or a combination thereof. If you choose to use the benefit, the $100 annual hotel savings will be applied at the time of booking.

Note: In 2020, the Citi Premier card eliminated the 25% points bonus when redeemed for travel booked at Thankyou.com.

80,000 ThankYou points = $800 in gift cards. You can view your redemption options at ThankYou.com. I took a quick look and it takes 10,000 ThankYou (TY) points to redeem for a $100 gift card to retailers like Target, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Gap, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Bath and Body Works, Bed Bath & Beyond, Cabelas, Kohl’s, Land’s End, LL Bean, Sears, and Zappos. So with 80,000 TY points, you could get eight $100 gift cards from different stores (handy for gifts), or all from the same store. You may also be able to find options to send a check towards your mortgage payment and/or student loan payment.

Personally, my default redemption is for Home Depot and/or Lowe’s. As an owner of an older house, there is always an appliance or home-improvement purchase around the corner. Target is another useful option.

Hotel points and airline miles transfer options. Citi ThankYou points are also now available to transfer to certain airline mileage programs on a 1:1 basis including JetBlue TrueBlue, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, Etihad, Flying Blue by Air France and KLM, and Thai Airways.

For example, 80,000 ThankYou points can be transferred to 80,000 JetBlue TrueBlue points, which can then be redeemed free airfare at a ratio that varies between 1.1 cents per point and 1.6 cents per point. Even if you are conservative, this still works out to over $880 in JetBlue airfare.

Alternatively, 60,000 TY points can also get you 60,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles. If you know how to redeem these points wisely and like to fly in international business class, you can get a lot of value. For example, Singapore Airlines has some very nice award options and great customer service.

Amazon and Best Buy. You can also use the “Pay with Points” features at Amazon and Best Buy, but you will only get 0.8 cents per ThankYou points in value at Amazon. For example, 80,000 ThankYou points will offset $640 in Amazon.com purchases.

Airfare booked through Citi ThankYou Travel Center. You can also redeem ThankYou points for 1 cent per points value towards airfare booked through the Citi ThankYou Travel Center at ThankYou.com. For example, 80,000 ThankYou points will offset $800 airfare booked through the Citi ThankYou Travel Center at ThankYou.com. This is a travel portal similar to other airfare comparison sites, so you can book basically any seat on any airline using this method and still earn frequent flier miles on the flight.

Mortgage and student loans. You can also redeem ThankYou points for 1 cent per points value towards a check made out to your mortgage lender and/or student loan provider.

Bottom line. The Citi Premier Card is a rewards travel card with 3X points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels, along with a $95 annual fee. Currently, new cardholders can get a sign-up bonus of 80,000 ThankYou point that can be redeemed in a variety of ways.

I have applied for this account as part of my Free IRA Goal for 2022. I will be adding this to the Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers.

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Webull Broker: New Account 6 Free Stocks, $600 Account Transfer Promotion

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Updated 6 free stocks for new account, $600 transfer promos. Webull is a brokerage app (PC and web version also available) that has $0 stock trades, $0 options trades with $0 per contract fees, free real-time quotes, and no minimum balance requirement. (Fidelity, Schwab, E-Trade, and TD Ameritrade all still charge $0.65 per contract.)

Compared to Robinhood, Webull is more of a full-featured traditional brokerage shrunk down into an app. Robinhood has a sleeker minimalist feel, while Webull has a ton of options for real-time stock quotes, technical indicators, charting, etc.

New account bonus details. Right now, WeBull is offering new accounts up to 6 free shares of stock:

  • Open an account with Webull and get 2 free stocks valued between $3 and up to $300 each.
  • Link your bank and deposit any amount to receive 4 additional free stocks valued between $7 and up to $3,000 each.

Here is my Webull 6 free stocks referral link. Let’s be upfront and realistic here. The theoretical max total might be $12,600 but this is essentially a scratch-off lottery ticket where most people will get the minimum payout in the $34 range, but you also have a small shot at various larger prizes. The referrer gets some free shares as well, and I have received shares of TEVA, SNAP, SBUX, VG, and even one AAPL (pre-split, now worth $568) so some folks do get lucky. Thanks if you use it! After you get the new user bonus, you can refer other people as well.

Here are the full odds for the initial deposit bonus:

$7 to $30 value, odds are ~1:1.02
$31 to $100 value, odds are ~1:52.63
$101 to $1,000 value, odds are ~1:1111.11
$1,000 to $1,600 value, odds are ~1:10,000

Once you receive the stock and it settles, you can just sell it if you don’t want to keep it. Webull is a legit SIPC-insured broker, and the required information is the same as other brokers (name, address, SSN, work questions, investing experience questions, etc). 1

The nice thing about this bonus is that it doesn’t tie up any cash. You could open and fund with $1 and get your free scratch-offs.

Account transfer bonus details (both new and existing customers). WeBull is also running an account transfer promo, where if you transfer assets from another brokerage firm over to WeBull, they will offer the following bonus structure:

  • Transfer fee reimbursement up to $75 with ALL transfers of $2,000+ in new assets
  • $80 of fractional AAPL shares with $5,000 to $24,999 in new assets
  • $200 of fractional AAPL shares with $25,000 to $249,999 in new assets
  • $600 of fractional AAPL shares with $250,000+ in new assets

Fine print on “Net Incoming Account Value”:

Net Incoming Account Value = Only transfers added to your account between 6/1/2022 12:00AM ET – 6/30/2022 11:59PM ET will be considered as your net incoming account value. If you were to withdraw or transfer out any amount between 6/1/2022 12:00AM ET –8/29/2022 11:59PM ET, it will be deducted from your total net incoming account value. The net incoming account value you have in your account on 8/30/2022 12:00AM ET will determine which tier’s reward you will receive.

This promotion is open to new and existing customers (grab the new account bonus above first, then activate this promo). However, note that if you have already transferred an account over to WeBull in the past, you are not eligible to participate in this promotion.

In comparison with historical brokerage transfer promos, these are pretty good numbers for the respective asset sizes. (Again, just sell the Apple shares if you don’t want to keep them.) I have done multiple transfer promos and as long as your broker has your cost basis correctly stored (download a copy for yourself beforehand just in case) and you don’t hold certain mutual funds (if so, just do a partial transfer instead), the transfers have all gone smoothly via the ACAT system. Works very well for buy-and-hold type investors of individual stocks and ETFs.

Bottom line. Webull is a brokerage app with free stock trades and free options trading with no contract fees. The feel is more of a full-featured traditional brokerage account shrunk into your smartphone. New users can earn free shares of stock and you can earn an additional bonus for transferring over assets from another brokerage firm.

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