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Let's crowd source things that have counted towards travel redemptions that are not so obvious

Successful
  • NS Hispeed Train Tickets (nshispeed.com)
  • Capitaine Train Tickets (capitaine.com)
  • Eurostar Train Tickets (eurostar.com)
  • DB Bahn Trains Germany (bahn.de)
  • Super Shuttle (mixed, worked in SF when (billed SUPERSHUTTLE EXECUCARS), worked in Boston (SUPERSHUTTLE BOSTON), failed in LA (SUPERSHUTTLE)
  • rail europe on travelocity
  • New York City MTA Subway Cards
  • Boston MBTA Charlie Card reload & Commuter Rail passes & tickets
  • San Francisco Clipper Card public transit (autoload from website)
  • Norwegian Cruise Line purchase made from telephone order from vacationstogo.com
  • rail JR Rail in Japan, load as tourist attraction, call in to get it credit (Post#938)
  • Alaska Airlines checked baggage fee $25 charge
  • Southwest Early Bird Check-in (billed separately from airfare charges)
  • cheaptickets.com hotel
  • Amtrak train ticket >$25 (ALB-NYP)
  • Amtrak train ticket >$25 (unknown destinations)
  • Buying Lifemiles from Avianca
  • Primetime Shuttle (Worked from LAX-SNA)
  • Orbitz.com purchase
  • Priceline
  • Las Vegas Show Booked through hotel
  • Hotels.com
  • WMATA (Washington DC Metro) Weekly pass

Successful - Plus Only
  • Uber
  • NYC Taxi
  • Empire State Building tickets
  • SF Taxi (coded as "YELLOW CARD SERVICES I")

Unsuccessful (please mention the amount redeemed - important as anything under $25 cannot be reimbursed)

  • Amtrak (possibly due <$25 charge)
  • IHG points and cash hotel redemption
  • www.b-europe.com (SNCB rail)
  • Description: ZERVE *CA WHALES Merchant Category: THEATRICAL PRODUCERS (EXCEPT MOTION PICTURES), TICKET AGENCIES...Tickets to whale watching tour purchased over the phone.
  • Car2go
  • Hostelbookers.com deposit (maybe the charge which is >$25 will count?)
  • Thello train (France-Italy night train, codes as rail-freight)
  • Trenitalia (both online and in stations, posts as rail-freight)
  • Brazil airline GOL booked online codes as DIRECT MARKETING/DIRECT MARKETERS--NOT ELESWH ..
  • Blue Water Rafting. Merchant category "Recreation Services -- Not elsewhere classified"
  • Parking at IAH (Houston Intercontinental - on airport) -$76 (PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES)
  • Parking at SNA (John Wayne Airport)
  • Skyjump at Stratosphere Hotel LV $150 (01/14) - not charged by hotel.
  • Gotobus.com Long Distance Buses, ~$100
  • Global Entry

Don't forget travel purchase needs to be > $25 charge for 2,500 mile redemption
Partial redemptions are possible - however you cannot redeem against that charge again. So if you have a $500 charge and you spend 40K points against it, you cannot redeem 10K points for the remaining $100 of that charge.

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Old Mar 17, 13, 12:08 pm   #31
 
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I wanted to clarify.. can I sign up for $89 Barclay's World Arrival and call to match to 50K offer? I don't have any personal codes or anything.
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Old Mar 31, 13, 3:08 pm   #32
 
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40K Points offer

Just noticed that the Standard Offer, though for a "Limited Time," is a 40,000 points offer:
http://www.barclaycardarrival.com/pr...&cellNumber=24
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Old Mar 31, 13, 10:35 pm   #33
 
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Does anyone know if purchasing an airline gift certificate would qualify as a travel charge for the purposes of redeeming the $400? Nice find gm9928, I might app for this tomorrow.
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Old Apr 3, 13, 2:20 pm   #34
 
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New Barclay travel credit cards with 40k and 20k points

As posted by thepointsguy:

http://www.barclaycardarrival.com/premium-travel/

Earn 40,000 bonus miles if you make $1,000 or more in purchases in the first 90 days after account opening. 40,000 bonus miles equates to $400 off your next trip!
0% intro APR on purchases for the first 12 months after account opening. After that, variable APR, currently 14.99% or 18.99% depending upon your creditworthiness.
Earn 2X miles on all purchases
No mileage caps and no foreign transaction fees
Get 10% of your miles back when you redeem for travel
Use miles for a statement credit toward any airline purchase to any destination with no restrictions and no blackout dates
Easily redeem your miles for statement credits toward flights, cruises, car rentals, hotels and more
Complimentary Triplt Pro subscription – the mobile travel organizer that helps make traveling easier (an annual $49 value)

AND/OR

http://www.barclaycardarrival.com/travel/

Start by earning 20,000 bonus miles if you make $1,000 or more in purchases in the first 90 days after account opening. 20,000 bonus miles equates to $200 off your next trip!
0% intro APR on purchases for the first 12 months after account opening. After that, variable APR, currently 14.99% or 18.99% depending upon your creditworthiness.
Earn 2X miles on travel and dining purchases
Earn 1X miles on all other purchases
No mileage caps and no foreign transaction fees
Get 10% of your miles back when you redeem for travel
Use miles for a statement credit toward any airline purchase to any destination with no seat restrictions and no blackout dates
Easily redeem your miles for statement credits toward flights, cruises, car rentals, hotels and more
Complimentary Triplt® Pro subscription for one year – the mobile travel organizer that helps make traveling easier ($49 value)

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Old Apr 3, 13, 2:35 pm   #35
 
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As posted by thepointsguy:

My comments: the no-fee card is the first free rewards card with no foreign transaction fees, AFAIK.
Not the first, Capital One already has two cards: VentureOneSM Rewards and Cash Rewards.

I guess introduction of these cards has something to do with US-AA merger. These look like cards to replace US Airways cards after the merger (in the likely case that Barclays is no longer a credit card issuer for the merged airline).
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Old Apr 3, 13, 2:37 pm   #36
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My comments: the no-fee card is the first free rewards card with no foreign transaction fees, AFAIK.
There's also the Cap1 and BOA cards.
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Old Apr 3, 13, 2:50 pm   #37
 
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Not the first, Capital One already has two cards: VentureOneSM Rewards and Cash Rewards.
Both of these cards have annual fees. I was thinking of fee-free cards.
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Old Apr 3, 13, 2:58 pm   #38
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Both of these cards have annual fees.
There is a free version of the Bank of America card. See this thread:

New BoA Travel Rewards Credit Cards, up to 2.1% travel credits.

No Capital One card assesses foreign transaction fees, and many have no annual fee.
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Old Apr 3, 13, 3:03 pm   #39
 
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Both of these cards have annual fees. I was thinking of fee-free cards.
There are no annual fee versions of both.
https://application.capitalone.com/i...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

https://application.capitalone.com/i...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
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Old Apr 3, 13, 3:26 pm   #40
 
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Thanks guys!
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Old Apr 3, 13, 5:36 pm   #41
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There must be a new affiliate link for this card.

I think it's funny how all the blogs are suddenly featuring this card, even though it's been out for several months now (granted, with an inferior sign up bonus). Plus, the return on this card isn't too different from the BofA Privileges Travel Rewards card (the one with the annual fee), which has been out for almost a year now.
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Old Apr 4, 13, 9:59 am   #42
 
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Not sure if I fully understand how to use this card:
It gives you a statement credit on purchases of travel. So if I buy a first class ticket, ie. $8000, then I would need 800,000 points for it be free. Is this logic correct? Don't know how this will be beneficial in comparison to the Sapphire, but I guess it's an alternative card. I definitely like 2x points for any purchase. Any points limits to this?
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Not sure if I fully understand how to use this card:
It gives you a statement credit on purchases of travel. So if I buy a first class ticket, ie. $8000, then I would need 800,000 points for it be free. Is this logic correct? Don't know how this will be beneficial in comparison to the Sapphire, but I guess it's an alternative card. I definitely like 2x points for any purchase. Any points limits to this?
This card is definitely not for taking first class flights. Use it for cheap trips in Economy where you want to earn flown miles and status.

There is no point to compare it to Sapphire, they are different beasts.
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Old Apr 4, 13, 11:59 am   #44
 
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Thanks for the clarification. That's what I thought!

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This card is definitely not for taking first class flights. Use it for cheap trips in Economy where you want to earn flown miles and status.

There is no point to compare it to Sapphire, they are different beasts.
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Old Apr 4, 13, 2:30 pm   #45
 
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Two months ago, I got my 2nd Barclays US Airways credit card. How long do I have wait between applications?
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