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I will attempt to list all new additions and changes on this web site here for at least the last three months or so. (But no guarantee that I won't forget to list a few.) So go ahead and use your miles to take that three month trip around the world. You can catch up when you return. (Well, at least some of the offers will still be around.)

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1/22/2021 Credit Cards I can refer you to a no annual fee 100,000 points Hilton HHonors personal card. Click here in a private window. This should get you at least one night in a Hilton property. I find these properties most useful for recovering from jet lag the first night, before moving on to more charming and/or less expensive places.
1/20/2021 Finance Interesting financial ploy: AARP members can earn a rate on a Marcus by Goldman Sacks account that is 0.10% higher that the stated APY on marcus.com for 24 months. That stated rate is currently 0.5%, giving 0.6%, a 20% increase, to those accepting the AARP offer. This is an FDIC insured account
  1. If you are not currently a member of AARP, join via Swagbucks to earn 1500 SBs. Enter AARP in the Swagbucks search box. Those SBs are worth at least $15. You may read about the Swagbucks program here.
  2. Then open an account at marcus.com/aarp-rate-bonus.
  3. If you are not an AARP member, you can still get a Marcus account with an additional 0.20% Annual Percentage Yield (APY) on your Online Savings Accounts for 3 months by using my referral link. I don't see a way to combine the two offers, but once you have an account you may refer others to it, giving both of you that additional 0.20%.
The Marcus account works the same as other bank money market accounts. You can access it via ACH transfers. Interestingly, if you initiate the transfer from Marcus, you start to earn interest on the day you initiate the transfer, giving an extra day's interest. The current regular 0.50% Marcus rate is equal to or better that those of most of the other good online money market accounts like those of Ally Bank, CIT Bank, PNC Bank, and SallieMay Bank. I would expect this to last, even as rates go higher.

I find AARP to be super valuable for travel and many, many other discounts.

1/15/2021 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Possibly very good Swagbucks offer. Enter Home Chef in your Swagbucks search box. Home Chef is a weekly meal delivery service featuring chef-prepared recipes, fresh ingredients & step-by-step instructions delivered straight to your door. Earn 3,500 SB when you subscribe.* Plus, by clicking on the offer the $90 off code, PRODEGEJAN, will automatically be applied to your order! That's $30 off your first box, $30 off your second box, and then $15 off your third and fourth boxes.

Please tell me about your experience with this offer, especially about the economics of it.

Swagbucks provides "Bucks" for searches, entering special SwagCodes (I tell you how to easily find them), doing a daily one question survey (often fun), shopping, referring others, interacting on Swagbuck's Facebook page, commenting on Swagbucks's blog, and other stuff. Bucks can be redeemed for a very large selection of gift cards and other goodies. I value one buck at 1.4 cents each when I wait for the monthly sale of Amazon or Visa gift cards. Very easy small amount of money. Read my write-up on the program here.

01/14/2021 Buying Stuff Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus through January 22, 2021. Spend $300, earn 1,000 miles. Spend $150, earn 500 miles.

If you prefer miles or points from another airline shopping portal, I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers. Also, compare to the offers from the cash back portals.

01/14/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to receive 2,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points with every stay of a minimum of two consecutive nights at participating hotel and resort properties at a qualifying rate whose total spend exceeds $30.00 per night between Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
01/11/2021 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping portal bonus and American Airlines shopping portal bonus through January 19, 2021. Spend $300, earn 1,000 miles. Spend $150, earn 500 miles.

If you prefer miles or points from another airline shopping portal, I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers. Also, compare to the offers from the cash back portals.

1/7/2021 Credit Cards Alaska Airlines has a new 50K offer for its personal credit card. The 40K + 25K offer is still available. So is the 40K + $200 offer for the business card. Details.
1/4/2021 Finance If you had a baby on December 31, Ally Bank will give your child $250. Ally generally offers competitive rates on its savings accounts. Currently most online money market savings accounts without onerous conditions, including Ally's, offer 0.5%. SallieMay offers 0.55%
12/26/2020 ?? Seven Avios secrets you probably don’t know. I didn't know some of them.
12/26/2020 Credit Cards If you have a large expense coming up, this could be of interest: The top no-annual-fee credit cards with a 0% intro APR. No miles, but big savings if you would otherwise borrow the money.
12/22/2020 ?? Why you should NEVER book Avios flights on Iberia via ba.com
12/22/2020 Credit Cards The PenFed Pathfinder Rewards Visa Credit Card is interesting for PenFed Honors Advantage Members (to be eligible for this you must be a military member or holder of PenFed’s Access America checking account) for its offer of 50,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 on the card in the first 90 days. It appears that those points are worth $425. Also 4x points on all travel purchases for PenFed Honors Advantage Members, 3x Points on on all travel purchases for regular members, and 1.5x Rewards on everything else. You would be better off with a 2% cash back card for those everything else purchases. Doctor of Credit does a good job of describing this card and provides a link to it.
12/18/2020 Other Programs I Like Guest Opinion Rewards offers 1,250 Hilton HHonors points for joining and completing your first survey. There are many survey programs for airlines and hotels that offer good bonuses for first use. After that, I find them too time consuming for what they offer, unless I am disparate for a few miles or points to keep my account alive. But beware using these for that purpose: It can take up to 3 months for credit to post for some of these. Others can post overnight.
12/17/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks members should click on Member Recognition in the left menu to get extra worthwhile goodies, like an extra 2 hours to grab a swagcode, or extra points for redeeming for a gift card. Very easy. Swagbucks provides "Bucks" for searches, entering special SwagCodes, doing a daily one question survey (often fun), shopping, referring others, interacting on Swagbuck's Facebook page, commenting on Swagbucks's blog, using its Visa credit card (could be of value to you - read my write-up on it), and other stuff. Bucks can be redeemed for a very large selection of gift cards and other goodies. I value one buck at 1.4 cents each when I wait for the monthly sale of Amazon or Visa gift cards. Very easy small amount of money.
12/16/2020 Finance The Bask Bank offer was extended to June 30, 2021. 5,000 American Airlines miles for opening an account by June 30, 2021, with a minimum of $1,000 and maintaining at least that amount for 90 days. I am keeping $20 in the account, generating 2 miles/month, thus easily keeping my AA account active.
12/11/2020 Credit Cards Southwest Companion Pass Tips & Tricks – Everything You Need to Know
12/5/2020 Credit Cards Southwest Cardholders: Register To Get 500 Points Each Month You Have 1,000 Credit Card Points Earnings. Targeted. Log into your credit card account at Chase. Register if you are eligible.
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12/3/2020 Credit Cards Southwest Airlines credit cards: Both the Plus and the Premier cards increased their bonus offers to 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening plus, an additional 30,000 points after you spend $10,000 on purchases in the first 9 months from account opening. The Perfomance Business Card still offers 70,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening, plus, an additional 30,000 points after you spend $25,000 total on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening. The Premier Business card still offers 60,000 points.

American Express is offering a 40% bonus for Hilton through January 31 and a 30% bonus for Marriott through December 31 for transferring Membership Rewards points to hotel points. Log into your Membership Rewards account and click on Transfer Points to see the offers.

12/1/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses AAdvantage members get gifts & promotions. I got 100 miles.
11/28/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn up to 5,000 bonus Alaska Airlines miles when you join Mileage Plan™. Join and register by December 31,2019. Fly before February 28, 2021.

Register and take one qualifying roundtrip on Amtrak Acela December 1, 2020 – February 10, 2021 and you’ll get one free roundtrip to use now through March 15.

11/26/2020 ?? A cringe worthy mistake: I missed out on $1,615 in travel because I forgot one simple rule. Learn this if you are applying for a Chase credit card that you have held before.

Get a free hotel stay, meal and transportation with Emirates Dubai Connect

11/26/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Transfer your Membership Rewards® from American Express to LifeMiles and get a 15% bonus miles from November 23rd to December 15th, 2020. LifeMiles is the miles program of the South American airline Avianca. Avianca is a member of the Star Alliance.
11/23/2020 Credit Cards Some bloggers are touting the excellent 140,000 points IHG (Intercontinental Hotels) card offer. But I list the same offer with a $50 statement credit. Apparently only the former offer is commissionable. You are welcome..
11/20/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Join the Agean Airlines miles program by January 12, 2020, Greek time to earn 5,000 miles. Agean is a member of the Star Alliance.
I always accept these offers, just in case I might have a use for the miles in the future. For example, I might earn flight miles on a Star Alliance carrier and credit them to Agean if that would give me enough miles for a flight on a Star Alliance carrier.
11/19/2020 ?? Rocketmiles is 7 years old and they’re doing a giveaway, 7 winners will get 7000 miles each (choose your program) just follow Rocketmiles on Instagram, like the post, then comment and tag a friend.
11/10/2020 Credit Cards Enroll Your Citi Cards to get 5% Cashback on Online Purchases

El Al is no longer a transfer partner of the American Express Membership Rewards program. Still lots of others, though.

11/10/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn 10,000 Bonus Hilton Honors Points With WorkSpaces by Hilton. Transform your routine of working from home into a memorable working vacation at your choice of thousands of participating hotel and resort properties at destinations throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom instead of being cooped up at home in a boring and stressful routine, day after day and night after night. And maybe you can drive to one. Offer is valid for first eligible WorkSpaces by Hilton day booking completed between November 5, 2020 and March 31, 2021. The offer says "To be eligible for WorkSpaces by Hilton Honors Bonus Points Offer from Hilton Honors™ you must have received this offer directly from Hilton Honors".
11/10/2020 Credit Cards The offer for the United Airlines personal credit card was increased to a very good 70,000 miles. The annual fee is still waived the first year. Lots of other goodies.
11/9/2020 Credit Cards Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewareds Points to Avios with 30% bonus. Transfer to British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, or Aer Lingus AerClub, by Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
There are several excellent Chase credit cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points and good bonuses, two of which are my favorites. You may read about them here and about the Ultimate Rewards program here. The program allows transfers of its points to lots of airlines, including United, 1,000:1,000.
11/9/2020 ?? NOW LIVE: Aeroplan’s Spectacularly Unique New Award Chart
11/8/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Register to earn bonus flight miles on United Airlines. Book and fly by January 10, 2021. Miles vary.
11/6/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks offer: Open a NorthOne bank account and make a deposit of at least $50 to earn 15,000 Swagbucks. NorthOne is a mobile business banking platform. The 15,000 SBs are worth at least $150. Enter NorthOne in the Swagbucks search box.

You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn a bit of money.

11/7/2020 Credit Cards I fixed the link to the 75K American Airlines miles bonus offer from Barclays for its Aviator business credit card.
11/6/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks offer: Open a Varo bank account and make a deposit of at least $25 to earn 5,000 Swagbucks. Varo is a mobile banking platform with no monthly service, minimum balance or foreign transaction fees. The 5,000 SBs are worth at least $50. Enter Varo in the Swagbucks search box.

You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn a bit of money. So you have something better to do while quarantined?

11/6/2020 ?? How to trick Southwest into giving you a much cheaper fare
11/6/2020 Credit Cards 1,000 Hilton Honors Base Points each time you spend $1,000 in eligible purchases on your Hilton Honors American Express Card starting from the time you complete enrollment through December 18, 2020, up to a maximum of 30,000 points. Details here, but be sure to enroll your card.
11/6/2020 Buying Stuff Up to 4,000 American Airlines miles on qualifying purchases made through its shopping portal through November 22, 2020. 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $100; 2,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $500; or 4,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $1,000 or more.

Up to 1,500 MileagePlus® bonus award miles on qualifying purchases made through the Alaska Airlines MileagePlan® Shopping mall through November 22, 2020. 300 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $100; 750 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $300; or 1,500 miles for qualifying purchases of $500 or more.

Up to 1,000 Delta Airlines miles on qualifying purchases made by November 19, 2020. 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; or ,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $300 or more.

Upromise shopping portal: $10 bonus cash when you spend $150; $75 bonus cash when you spend $1,250. Ends November 13, 2020. The Upromise program provides cash rebates for use of its Mastercard and for purchases through its online shopping portal. This is an easy way for you, parents, grand parents, and anyone else to contribute to your college education.

If you prefer miles or points from another airline shopping portal, I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers. Also, compare to the offers from the cash back portals.

11/2/2020 Buying Stuff Up to 5,000 United Airlines MileagePlus® bonus award miles on qualifying purchases made through the MileagePlus® Shopping mall or from purchases made through MileagePlus® Shopping in-store offers through November 22, 2020. 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $100; 2,500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $500; or 5,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $1,000 or more.

Up to 3,500 bonus points on qualifying purchases made through the Southwest Airlines Shopping portal through November 22, 2020. 500 points for qualifying purchases of at least $100; 1,000 points for qualifying purchases of at least $500; or 3,500 points for qualifying purchases of $1,000 or more.

If you prefer miles or points from another airline shopping portal, I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers. Also, compare to the offers from the cash back portals.

10/31/2020 Credit Cards Some bloggers are saying that the excellent Chase Sapphire Preferred 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points offer will expire November 7,2020. This may be true, or perhaps it simply be no longer available to them to earn commission. Either way, I suggest grabbing this one if you can.
This card is my favorite personal card for travel expenses, as it gives double points for such things as airline tickets, cruises, hotels, and dining (even locally, and even MacDonald's). It even gives 2X points for local and other toll charges.

Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to United or Singapore Airlines or British Airways or Iberia or Aer Lingus or Air France KLM’s Flying Blue or Emirates miles 1,000:1,000, or Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, or Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group (Priority Club), Ritz-Carlton, or Marriott hotel points. Also see 5 “Secret” Unofficial Chase Transfer Partners.

10/28/2020 Credit Cards JetBlue offers a personal and a business credit card, each with up to 100,000 points bonus, for an annual fee of $99 each. Other goodies come with the cards. It also offers a free card with much lesser bonuses and goodies.
10/26/2020 Credit Cards 20% bonus when transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest Airlines. You might have to log in to see it. Expires October 31, 2020.
10/24/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes I list several good causes to which you can contribute small amounts of money simply by clicking. It takes me about 3 minutes a day to do all of those I care to support, and it makes me feel good.
GreaterGood is one of these causes. They now say "During this pandemic, we're allowing you to click up to eight times daily, once every 3 hours. Every additional click will fund disaster relief efforts, including supplies for overburdened animal shelters, protective gear for front line healthcare workers, and food for those who are struggling."
10/23/2020 Buying Stuff United Shopping Portal: Download button and get 500 or 1,000 extra miles after spending $25. 1,000 miles if you use a United Airlines credit card; 500 if you don't. Doctor of Credit says this expires October 30, 2020. I haven't found that yet. Also, he mentions terms and conditions which I have't yet found.
The bonuses from other airline shopping portals for similar button downloads have expired.

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