There are no official winners in the world of elevating your travel, but there are definitely some honorable mentions. Those go to the people that seek out category bonuses, to find out which card to use for every purchase they make, those that find limited time hotel sales, and ultimately, anyone smart enough to avoid basic economy. We’ve got everything you need to receive an honorable mention today…

Chase Freedom Offering 5x Points At Restaurants + Movie Theaters July 1-September 30…

Chase Freedom is a great card because of it’s rotating 5X points each quarter. Perhaps the most lucrative part of the card- is that if you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Reserve, you can turn your cash back points into transferrable airline miles or hotel points. Earning 5X airline miles or hotel points for dining out is incredible, especially over the summer. Register your card here.

American Airlines Introducing International Basic Economy… Yikes.

American Airlines has launched it’s tester market for international basic economy: Canada. The airline just loaded in basic economy fares to Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal from roughly 20 US departure points. For now, New York to Canada has been spared, with Dallas picking up a majority of the “basic” routes. Remember, basic economy is a way to force you into paying for more expensive tickets, because airlines are tired of offering you good deals.

Great Deal: 30% Off Hilton Hotels in Hawaii…

One thing we regularly hear grumblings about from readers are the prices of hotel in Hawaii. We agree, they are fairly absurd across the board, considering how relatively low the service is compared to some Asian beach destinations. It is however, Hawaii, in all of it’s majesty. If you’re headed over there, Hilton has a very limited time sale, offering 30% off for bookings made by June 18th for travel from August-November 30th. Check out the sale here…