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My Citi Prestige In-Branch Application Experience with PDF Paperwork and Brochure

Good morning everyone, last Saturday, I went to my local Citibank Branch to apply in person for the Citi Prestige Credit Card.  By applying in-branch, you receive a different (better?) version of the Citi Prestige with a larger sign up bonus and a lower annual fee.  Read this post to learn more about the difference: Citi Prestige: 50,000 ThankYou Points Online or 60,000 TYP In-Branch Offer?  Without further ado here is my experience…

Citi Prestige Outside Citibank Branch

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AMEX Offer: $25 Statement Credit on $50 Smart & Final Purchase (Pics of Gift Card Rack)

(Hat Tip to Shawn @ Frequent Miler)

Good evening everyone, I know I am super late to the party, but better late than never.  This morning, AMEX released a few new AMEX Offers and there was 1 in particular that got a massive amount of attention.  There is a Smart & Final offer where you can get a $25 statement credit after spending $50+.  You can get the offer 3 times per enrolled AMEX card!

Smart Final AMEX Offer

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Many New AMEX Offers (Legal Zoom, Jelly Belly, Extra Space Store, etc.) and Paper Deals from Staples

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your Monday is off to a great start.  I wanted to quickly mention the Sacramento Meetup from last Saturday.  After a short hour drive from Walnut Creek to Sacramento, I saw some familiar faces and met some new people.  Even though the group was only 7-8 people, everyone in attendance was very knowledgeable about MS and award redemptions.  We chatted for almost 3.5 hours and had a great lunch at In-N-Out.  I personally think these smaller meetups are better than larger FTU travel conferences since most deals are region/city specific and these smaller meetups give you a chance to meet other locals and bounce ideas off each other.

With that said, here are a bunch of AMEX offers (some from last week that I forgot to post) and a few new one from this morning.  There are offers for Legal Zoom, Jelly Belly, Extra Space Storage, Chewy, Diesel, Babett, Maison Birks, Red Door Spas, and Seasons 52.

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CleverLayover Search Engine: Find Cheap Flights and Really Long Layovers

(Hat Tip to Paul for finding this CN Traveler article)

Good morning everyone, I just learned about a new search engine for finding cheap flights.  But there is a catch… you usually end up with a long really long layover/stopover at 1 or more airports.  According to the article: “Launched last month by students at Harvard Business School, the new site searches routes to and from the world’s 500 largest airports—in Europe and beyond—to ‘combine two round trip tickets from non-partner airlines to find the cheapest fares.’ ”  Some people might see layovers/stopovers as a waste of time, while others see it as an added bonus where they can explore the city for a few hours/days.  Without further ado, let me show you how CleverLayover works…

Enter your round trip flight details into the search box.  As of right now, you can only search for round trip flights, no one ways or multi-city searches.

Clever Layover Home Page

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Reminder: Sacramento Meetup Today at In-N-Out (12-2pm)

Good morning everyone, I just wanted to remind everyone (in the Sacramento area) that today is the Sacramento meetup (aka “meat”-up) at In-N-Out.  I am heading to my local Citi Branch this morning to apply for the Citi Prestige Credit Card and get the in-branch offer.  Learn more here.

  • When: Saturday, April 11 from 12-2pm
  • Where: 3501 Truxel Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834 (Google Maps)

In-N-Out Sacramento

I look forward to meeting some of you this afternoon for some burger, fries, milkshakes, and top secret MS tricks!   Have a great weekend everyone!