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"Other" transferable points programs

There are many MR and UR enthusiasts (I like both), and even a few like Citi TY and Marriott (for rooms or airline transfers). But has anyone here been getting decent value by focusing spend on one of the lesser-known transferable points programs like:

 

-Venture?

-Arrival Premier?

-Diners Club?

Spend: BofA PR + WWFCR, BBP, Schwab Platinum, Freedom x 2, Costco, Discover
Perks: IHG49, Hyatt75, Delta Platinum, "Old" SPG95
SD/AAoA Ballast: Arrival, CFU, DC
Upgrade/downgrade games: BCP, EDP
Mostly earning MRs and cash back as I use up hotel and airline points spread across several programs.
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Re: "Other" transferable points programs


@wasCB14 wrote:

There are many MR and UR enthusiasts (I like both), and even a few like Citi TY and Marriott (for rooms or airline transfers). But has anyone here been getting decent value by focusing spend on one of the lesser-known transferable points programs like:

 

-Venture?

-Arrival Premier?

-Diners Club?


I haven't tried Venture and don't have Arrival Premier.   However, as far as Diners Club Premier or Elite, there are a variety of decent promotional offers that run from time to time.  Unfortunately, most airlines listed via their portal (typically 1:1 ratio) have a tax offset fee (7.5%) that's not very appealing from the onset.  Hotels-wise, there can be some lucrative ones, IHG for example. 

 

The most recent limited-time promotion I've seen is with BA, which isn't too shabby:

 

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<Mod note: Edited to enlarge image.  Smiley Happy  --UB>

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