👶🏼 A New Baby and Lots of Deals!
All the Hacks 6/17/22: Upgrade Your Life, Money & Travel
👋 Hi all, Chris here! In case you missed it on the podcast, we finally welcomed our second daughter Cameron into the world last week. She and Amy and both doing great and we’re all adjusting to a world with two kids (and much less sleep).
Given all that’s going on, I didn’t have the time to write my typical long newsletter. However, there are a ton of deals to share below, so I hope they make up for it!
As always, please reply and let me know what you think of this email or if you know anyone that likes a deal, please consider sharing this with your friends, colleagues or family!
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💬 Please Send Me Questions
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💰 Latest Deals
Each newsletter I’ll pull together the top deals from the last two weeks so you don’t have to dig around online to find them yourself.
💳 Citi Premier 80k Bonus + 3x Gas, Dining, Travel & Groceries
80,000 points is the highest bonus Citi has ever offered on the Premier card. You’ll also get 3x on Gas, Restaurants, Airlines, Hotels and Supermarkets, which might be the best lineup of bonus categories out there. As for Citi ThankYou points, you can transfer them to 14 airline and 2 hotel transfer partners or spend them on flights/hotels (at 1¢/point). You can find the offer here or with the link below
📦 Easy $10 for Amazon Prime Members
Until Prime Day (July 12-13), Amazon has easy promotion for Prime members to earn a free $10. You just need to visit this page, activate your “Stampcard” and collect four stamps by completing these four tasks: 1) Make a Prime-eligible purchase 2) Stream a show on Prime Video 3) Listen to a song with Prime Music and 4) Borrow an eBook on Prime Reading.
☕️ Chase Freedom 5x Categories for Q3
If you have the Chase Freedom or Freedom Flex card, Chase just announced the 5x bonus categories for July-September: Gas Stations, Rental Car Agencies, Movie Theaters and Select Live Entertainment. You can activate the Q3 bonuses here.
🛫 Southwest Sweepstakes / Giveaway
For their 51st birthday, Southwest has a sweepstakes this week and you can enter every day until Saturday to win a bunch of prizes (2,500-10,000 Points, 2x Round Trip Tickets and Companion Pass + 25k Points) at wannagetawayday.com (you have to click the tiny red text that says “Play Today’s Game”. Good luck!
🛒 Free Instacart+ with Chase Cards
Chase has partnered up to offer free Instacart+ to cardholders, which gets you $0 delivery fees (orders >$35), 5% back on pickup and lower service fees. The length of free membership depends on your card: Sapphire Reserve (12mo), Sapphire Preferred (6mo), Freedom/Freedom Flex/Freedom Unlimited (3mo). Learn more and signup here.
🐕 100+ New Capital One Lounges
Capital One has expanded its Partner Lounge Network, so if you have a VentureX Card, you’ll now get access to 100+ Plaza Premium Lounges around the world. That’s in addition to 1,300+ Priority Pass lounges and the one (soon to be three) Capital One Lounges. If you don’t have the Venture X, you can still get a 75,000 point signup bonus, when you sign up here.
🏨 Amex Offer: $100 off $500 at Marriott Luxury Hotels
If you have an Amex card, you should see an offer on your dashboard to get a one-time $100 statement credit by using your card to spend a minimum of $500 in one or more charges at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, EDITION, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels & or JW Marriott by 6/30. Sorry I didn’t share this earlier, but hopefully at least one reader has a stay booked in the next two weeks that can get a quick/free $100.
🎙 Recent Episodes
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Entrepreneur and author Jen Glantz discusses turning your passions into your primary source of income, three ways to maximize success in your business, lessons learned about grit, resilience, and confidence and how she started Bridesmaids for Hire. Thanks to Fabric and Inside Tracker for sponsoring this episode!
#60: An Entrepreneur Who Loves Traveling and Optimizing Money: The Story of All the Hacks
In this episode, I share my personal and professional story, including how all my life experiences, previous jobs, and passion as an optimizer and entrepreneur inspired the creation of All the Hacks. Thank you to Vuori, Athletic Greens, TrueBill and Daffy for sponsoring this episode!
💭 Parting Thoughts
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Chris Hutchins works at Wealthfront. All opinions expressed by Chris and his guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of Wealthfront. This newsletter is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for investment decisions.