Kevin Condon: December 1, 2017

HOLIDAY 2017 & YEAR-END SAVINGS TIPS:

Expert Advice on Maximizing Your $$$ and Taking Stock of Your Rewards for 2018

 

Kevin Condon

Preferred Rewards Executive, Bank of America

Now that turkey and pumpkin pies are (mostly) behind us, people across the country are finalizing their travel plans for the end-of-December holidays, bracing themselves for post-Black Friday holiday shopping, and even beginning to think about their New Year’s resolutions for 2018. Whether you’re traveling to a foreign tropical paradise or across a few state lines to visit family; shopping in department stores, toy stores or even grocery stores; and/or simply starting to think about what you can change in 2018…there are many ways to ensure that these wide-ranging holiday activities also earn rewards for your wallet!

With a smart strategy you can save money, get the most bang for your buck, and earn valuable rewards.

Topics Bank of America Executive Kevin Condon is available to discuss include:

  • Consolidate and Layer Together Your Loyalty Programs: Take a step back to think about all of the major categories of spending that you use throughout the year. When you have the full picture of your spending:
    • Consolidate rewards programs down to the specific companies you use most often, in order to maximize benefits.
    • Layer together your airline, hotel, grocery and banking rewards programs for the best earning opportunities.
  • Earn Rewards While Giving Back: Look for those special holiday shopping events where you can simultaneously earn rewards and make a meaningful impact to important causes – such as (SHOPATHON)RED, which is focused on raising awareness and funds in the fight against AIDS.
    • For every dollar spent during Red’s SHOPATHON on Amazon, Bank of America will contribute the cost of a day’s worth of life-saving medication, up to a total of $1.5 million through Dec. 31.
  • Planning Fun, Free Activities: Enjoy free activities that may be available at holiday vacation destinations or right in your own backyard – such as festivals, parades, concerts, ice skating and even browsing department store holiday window displays. Also, be sure to check whether your credit or debit card may have “hidden” perks. Hint: some cardholder programs offer free admission to cultural attractions across the country during certain weekends! 
  • Saving on Flights: Whether you’re booking a last-minute holiday flight or planning ahead for 2018 travel, save up to 40% on airline tickets by flying on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday (instead of Friday or Sunday). Also, if a road trip will take a reasonable amount of time – say, less than 4 hours – and your car gets good gas mileage, you may save money by driving to your destination rather than flying.
  • Maximizing Rewards & Benefits: Choose credit cards that offers the best benefits and rewards for your travel or holiday shopping situation – from extra cash back at the gas pump, wholesale clubs and grocery stores; to no foreign transaction fees for international travel. Also, some banking rewards programs offer additional perks that come in handy all year long – such as no-fee ATM transactions, credit card cash back bonuses of up to 75%, and waived fees on everyday banking services.

 

With the holiday season in full swing and 2018 rapidly approaching, Bank of America Preferred Rewards Executive Kevin Condon will offer budgeting and planning tips for shopping and travel; fun holiday activities that don’t break the bank; and strategies to get the most out of rewards programs.

  

For more information please visit www.bankofamerica.com/getmorerewards

 

MORE ABOUT KEVIN CONDON:

Kevin Condon is Senior Vice President of Relationship Products and Operations at Bank of America. He is responsible for Rewards Programs across all products for Consumer & Small Business Banking. He is also responsible for product management for Small Business & Wealth Management Credit Card, Small Business & Wealth Management Deposits and Small Business loans. Kevin joined a legacy Bank of America company, LaSalle Bank, in 2000 in Corporate Development. He was promoted to Senior Vice President and head of Corporate Development in 2002. He was appointed head of the Customer Experience team for LaSalle’s retail bank in 2004 and was promoted to director of product management and consumer marketing for the retail bank in 2006. In 2008, he joined Bank of America’s Deposits products team, holding multiple roles in Product Management across all Consumer deposit products.

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