Finally! Friday is here! Happy Independence Day weekend, everyone.
If you’re flying Southwest tomorrow, enjoy a free cocktail on board.
The airline extends this offer on various holidays but doesn’t advertise it much, so you’ll likely have to speak up and ask for your free drink.
But at least you can’t complain about the price. 🙂
Triple Hilton HHonors points
Hilton is offering triple HHonors points at participating properties in the Americas through January 30, 2016.
Be sure to read the terms. Also note you must book the triple points rate (see example below) and the stay must be at least two nights.
$15 off $50+ on Amazon when paying with American Express Membership Rewards points
This is a nice offer, but it’s targeted and requires having an American Express card that earns Membership Rewards points.
Receive $15 off a $50+ purchase when you use Membership Rewards points to pay.
If targeted, you’ll see a banner at checkout. Click on the “learn more” button then find the box to link your Amex card. It looks like this:
After following the prompts to link your card, you’ll see the option to pay for your order by redeeming Membership Rewards points.
Here’s the catch: the redemption rate is 1.43 points to 1 cent. That’s a terrible conversion rate.
I value a Membership Rewards point at 1.7 cents, yet this offer only yields about 0.7 cents of value.
So the trick is to redeem just one point on your order (which is all it takes to qualify for the $15 off). The remaining balance is billed to your Amex card.
Don’t forget to use promo code SWP07AXP15.
Note there are also offers for Chase and Discover cardholders. I wasn’t targeted for those, but if interested keep an eye out when logged in to your Amazon account.
Bonus Amazon tip
If you’re a Prime member but have yet to use the Subscribe & Save service, Amazon is offering $10 Subscribe & Save credit with promo code TRYSNS10.
Offer ends July 31, 2015.
Free museum admission
Finally, don’t forget this weekend Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders receive free admission to over 150 museums, science centers, and botanical gardens.
Enjoy the long weekend.