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Weekly Review: January 23, 2021
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I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

On the points & travel front this week, the US added new international travel restrictions, Lufthansa revealed the details of an awesome Falkland Islands charter flight, it was revealed that a Ritz-Carlton is coming to Zermatt, and more.

With that out of the way, here’s a recap of this week on the blog:

Featured Stories

Exclusive: 80K Points With Brex Business Cash Account

The Brex Card for Startups has been around for a while now. Its offer was unique: a corporate credit card, but tailored to newly launched startups and tech companies, without requiring a personal guarantee.

Bottom line up front? You can get up to 110,000 bonus points as a welcome bonus for opening a no-fee business cash management account.

Here’s how.

Citi Premier Card Bonus Categories: What’s Included?

The $95 annual fee Citi Premier® Card (review) is the mid-range credit card with the best bonus categories, in my opinion. Not only does the Citi Premier offer generous rewards for spending, but it’s also offering an incredible welcome bonus of 60,000 ThankYou points after spending $4,000 within three months.

In many ways this is a competitor to the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (review). While there are pros and cons to both cards, a huge advantage of the Citi Premier is the superior bonus categories. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at how those bonus categories work.

Guide To Maximizing Starbucks Rewards Stars

A few days ago I wrote a detailed review of the Starbucks® Rewards Visa® Card. I briefly talked about how to redeem Starbucks Rewards Stars, though after publishing the post, a colleague of mine made me aware of the fact that there was so much more I could be doing to maximize my Stars.

For example, did you know you a caffe misto with 12 shots of espresso, six pumps of syrup, and cocoa powder, costs the same number of Starbucks Stars as a plain cup of coffee? Okay, the former admittedly sounds horrifying, but the point is that the possibilities are endless.

One Week at a Time

TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

Guide To Maximizing Starbucks Rewards Stars
Which Credit Card Should You Use At Hotels?
Hilton Honors Selling Points With 100{d54a1665abf9e9c0a672e4d38f9dfbddcef0b06673b320158dd31c640423e2e5} Bonus (0.5 Cents Per Point)
Which Credit Card Is Best For Airline Tickets?
Choice Privileges Selling Points For 30{d54a1665abf9e9c0a672e4d38f9dfbddcef0b06673b320158dd31c640423e2e5} Off
Chase Sapphire Preferred Vs. Citi Premier: Which Is Better?
Hilton Honors Card From American Express Review (2021)
World Of Hyatt Selling Points With 30{d54a1665abf9e9c0a672e4d38f9dfbddcef0b06673b320158dd31c640423e2e5} Bonus
Buy Alaska Mileage Plan Miles With 60{d54a1665abf9e9c0a672e4d38f9dfbddcef0b06673b320158dd31c640423e2e5} Bonus
Exclusive: 80K Points With Brex Business Cash Account
IHG Rewards Club Selling Points With 75{d54a1665abf9e9c0a672e4d38f9dfbddcef0b06673b320158dd31c640423e2e5} Bonus
How To Earn Amex Points With Rakuten Shopping Portal
Best Credit Cards For Uber Rides (2021)
Citi Premier Card Bonus Categories: What’s Included?
8 Reasons To Get The British Airways Visa
Chase Ink Bonus Categories: How They Work
American Airlines’ Intriguing “AAdvantage Tailwind” Promotion
Radisson Rewards Promo: Earn Double Points

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Citi AAdvantage Executive Card Review (2021)
Citi Rewards+ Card Review: Round Up Points With No Annual Fee (2021)
AAdvantage MileUp No Annual Fee Card Review (2021)
Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Review (2021)
Hilton Honors Amex Business Card Review (2021)
Chase Sapphire Preferred Review With 60K Bonus (2021)
Details: New Spirit Airlines Free Spirit Loyalty Program (It’s Kind Of Awesome)
Southwest Airlines Performance Business Card Review (Huge 100K Bonus)
6 Reasons To Get The Citi Premier Card

NEWS & Updates

Man Scared Of Coronavirus Lived At Chicago O’Hare Airport For Months
Delta Threatens Lifetime Ban For Rude Passengers
Will Boom Bring Back Supersonic Passenger Flights?
Leaked: American Airlines Planning For New CEO
Not So Fast: Trump Travel Bans Unlikely To End
Mango House Seychelles: New Hilton LXR Hotel
What Could Biden’s New International Travel Restrictions Be?
IAG Slashes Air Europa Purchase Price In Half, Will Pay In Six Years
Lufthansa’s Awesome Falkland Islands Charter Flight
Ritz-Carlton Coming To Zermatt, Switzerland
Hah: American Airlines’ New At-Home Wine Experience
I’m Confused: Did A Plane Nearly Collide With A UFO?
US Will Require International Travelers To Quarantine
Details: American Airlines’ New York To Tel Aviv Flight
Hah: Aeromexico Pilot’s Amsterdam Flyover Request Rejected
New Theories Emerge About “LAX Jetpack Guy”
United Airlines Wants To Make Vaccine Mandatory For Employees
Alaska Airlines Adjusting Mileage Earning & Fare Classes

I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!