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9/20/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Here are two excellent articles on how to save mega United Airlines miles if you are taking more than one Star Alliance trip. These require careful study - you may have to read them several times to understand the technique. But they are worth you time and patience, I think.
9/20/2018 Credit cards Bloggers are saying that the last day for the 100K IHG credit card offer is October 4.
  • We don't know if this date is for the commissionable offer for the bloggers, or for all of us. We shall see.
  • We don't know if this date is also for the one with the same 100K plus $50 statement credit.
  • I suspect that the 80K offer with a lesser spend requirement will survive, but I don't know this for sure.
  • Click here to read about all of this and to find the links you need.
JetBlue credit cards:
  • I link to a 50,000 points business card. Previously it was 40K.
  • My link to the 15K free personal card still works, even though it is listed as 10K on the websites of Barclays and JetBlue.
  • The annual fee personal card offer is still 40K
9/17/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register, then book and stay one night at a Radisson property by December 28, 2018 and earn 15,000 bonus points at any of its more than 1,100 properties.
9/17/2018 ?? Another good Delta Airlines aware sale, this time domestic and to Latin America, Caribbean, and Shanghai. Book by September 26, 2018. And another to and from Los Angeles - book by Sept 16, fly October 15 – November 16 and November 26 – December 13, 2018. And still another, domestic from 5,000 miles - book by September 25, 2018, travel October 30, 2018 through March 7, 2019.

Transatlantic Business Class From $650 One Way

9/17/2018 Credit Cards I can now refer you to the Hilton American Express credit card with a 100,000 points bonus for spending $1,000 on it in 3 months. The standard offer is 75k, and there is a 75K + $100 offer. I can also refer you to 150,000 points offers for more expensive (with more benefits) Ascend or Aspire cards. Note than my referral will get you an extra 25,000 points for the Ascend card. Read about all of this and get the referrals you need here.
9/16/2018 Credit Cards We may be able to find increased offers for the Hilton personal American Express card - a $100 credit, or 100,000 points. Read here.
9/16/2018 Credit Cards The 40% Membership Rewards transfer bonus to British Airways or Aer Lingus Avios offer I told you about could get you to Ireland for only 10,000 MR points each way.

I list the Capital One SavorOne and Savor Cash Rewards Credit Cards for those who dine out or purchase entertainment frequently (3% or 4% cash back) and those who would like a free loan for 15 months (the SavorOne offers 0% interest on purchases and balance transfers, though the latter has a 3% fee). Also good cash bonuses for getting the card ($150 or $500), and 2% cash back for grocery stores. The SavorOne has no annual fee; the Savor waives the fee the first year. Neither charges for foreign transactions.

9/16/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register by January 7, 2019, earn points for paid stays between September 26, 2018 and January 31, 2019, at all Marriott properties.
I always register for these, even if I have no intention of actually paying money for such a stay. An airline might pay for a stay there if it bumps me or tour company might put me up there. Sometimes I can get points for this.
9/15/2018 ?? Flights to Southeast Asia From $394 Round-Trip. So save your miles for something else.
9/15/2018 Credit Cards 40% Membership Rewards transfer bonus to British Airways or Aer Lingus Avios. 1,000 points > 1,400 Avios through November 15, 2018.

The bonus for getting the Korean Airlines credit card was increased to 30,000 miles after spending $3,000 within first 90 days. A couple of categories for 2X miles for spending were added.

9/14/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Click here to see if you are eligible for the United Airlines Mile Play offer. I got one that says Book and take a trip in a premium cabin 3 times by October 31, 2018 to get 93,000 bonus award miles. I received no notice of this offer, yet it seems I am eligible for it.
9/14/2018 ?? Good Delta Airlines award sale: Domestic and Latin America. Book by September 19, 2018. There is even one to Alaska.

Anther Delta Awards sale, this time to and from Los Angeles. Book by September 16, 2018.

9/12/2018 Other Programs I Like IHG Business rewards offers a Booker Bonus of 50% EXTRA IHG® Rewards Club points for booking a meeting with them between September 1 and November 30, 2018, for meetings, events and stays taking place from September 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019. Business owners: Take a look at my Business Programs section for earning extra miles and points.
9/12/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn 2X points on Amtrak® trips September 17 – November 17, 2018.
9/11/2018 Credit Cards The standard bonuses for the Hilton American Express cards were increased - 75,000 points for the personal card, and 125,000 points for the business card. The spend requirement for the business card was reduced to $3,000. For that card, try doing a dummy booking on Hilton's website first for and extra $50 credit (don't log in).
9/11/2018 ?? Lufthansa award sale: Round-trip long-haul business starting at 55,000 miles. Economy between U.S. cities and Europe for 30,000 miles round-trip. But this is on Lufthansa metal, so beware of high fees. Book by September 30. Valid for travel between January 1 and February 15, 2019. You can transfer your Marriott/SPG points to Lufthansa.
9/10/2018 ?? US to Iceland From $169 Round-Trip.

Good deal: US to Mexico for 12,000 Delta Airlines miles round trip. Travel Dates: September-November. Purchase by September 12

9/10/2018 Credit Cards I posted alternate offers for the Starwood personal and business cards - fewer points, but a $100 statement credit after your first SPG or Marriott Rewards purchase on the Card within the first 6 months. I would grab (and have grabbed)any Starwood cards I can get before Starwood merges into Marriott.
9/9/2018 Other Programs I Like The IHG - Rewards Network (iDine) new member bonus was extended. If you dine out, be sure your credit cards are registered with an airline or hotel Rewards Network dining program.

I added another Australian blog to my list of blogs I like.

9/9/2018 ?? Award Flights to Europe From 24,000 Delta Miles Round-Trip
9/8/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses 750 Bonus Air Canada Aeroplan Miles with an Economy fare. Register and book by October 3, 2018, for travel until December 14, 2018.
9/8/2018 ?? From $199 Round Trip to Iceland from many US Cities via WOW Air
9/8/2018 Credit Cards Alaska Airlines added a free companion ticket to both its 30,000 and 32,500 business credit card offers. This makes the $75 annual fee much more palatable.
9/7/2018 ?? Good Delta Airlines award sale. Domestic, Europe, Latin America, Soul, Australia, Caribbean. Book by September 12, 2018.

Business class to Australia/New Zealand for 120,000 miles round trip.

9/6/2018 ?? Good Air France/KLM award sale. Book by September 30 for travel November 1 - December 31 2018. Miles transfer from American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards and maybe your hotel points.
9/6/2018 Credit Cards I added a link to an offer for the United Airlines business credit card that ads a $50 statement to the standard 50,000 miles offer. But first check out possibly better offers.

If you recently accepted the IHG 80K offer, Travel with Grant says you can successfully send Chase a secure email requesting the 100K + $50 offer. In my experience, this option has always been available (but not well advertised) for about 30 (maybe 60) days after you successfully get a credit card offer from Chase and then see a better one.

Log into your American Express Membership Rewards account to find a 10% bonus for transferring points to Cathay Pacific. Milenerd says the bonus you see might be up to 30%. View from the Wing tells us why this might be useful.

9/5/2018 ?? Deal Alert: Award Flights to Hawaii From 19,000 Delta Airlines Miles Round-Trip. No info on how long this will last.

Hawaiin Airlines discounted flight awards are available to Hawaiian Airlines® Mastercard® cardmembers, and Pualani Platinum, Pualani Gold, and Premier Club Members Travel on Hawaiian Airlines using Hawaiian Air miles. Discounted Awards are available online for select Neighbor Island (7,500 miles) and North America (17,500 miles) flights, based on availability. See my section on Hawaiian Airlines credit cards to find how easy it is to get those miles.

9/5/2018 Credit Cards There is an improved 32,500 miles offer for the Alaska Airlines business card. The standard offer is 30,000 bonus miles. See also the better offer for the personal card.
9/5/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Washington state residents can register to earn one Delta Airlines mile for every yard the Seahawks throw on the field at both home and away games during the 2018 NFL Season. I wonder how Alaska Airlines will respond to this. Washington residents: Please tell me. Thanks.
9/3/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for Double Points plus additional opportunities to earn even more. Stay at any IHG® hotel from 16 September to 16 December to earn Double Points on every stay, up to 15,000 points total, starting after your second stay.

New members of the Marriott program can earn either a free stay or bonus points for joining and staying. Read about this here. So if you have a Starwood account, but not a Marriott one, consider accepting one of these offers before they combine the accounts.

9/3/2018 ?? Amazing $63 Fare From the US to Europe With Cheap Deals from New York/DC/Boston.

How to earn Avios when flying United Airlines – at higher rates than BA for Economy.

9/3/2018 Gary's Cheap Travel Hints Many years ago we used hostels for lodging. We still might do this if the hostel is really special. (Places like the Yosemite Bug Hostel come to mind.) Hosteling can be really fun. We met lots of interesting people, mostly but not all, young. These are the very same people I hope to reach with this website. The New Zealand hostels were especially enjoyable.

The quality of hostels has mostly improved over the years. Here is an article on Swanky & Affordable American Hostels to give you an idea of what might currently be available in the U.S.

My page Gary's Cheap Travel Hints > Cheap Lodging was written in those years ago days and has not been updated since, and probably will not be in the future. But most of the listings should still be good, or should give you a good idea on what to search for when looking for cheap lodging (hostels and other) world wide.

9/3/2018 Credit Cards Cathay Pacific increased its initial bonus for its personal credit card to 40,000 miles, but eliminated the bonus for spending an additional $7,500,
9/2/2018 Credit Cards After you get the Hyatt credit card (60K offer currently), you can earn points for referring others to it - 10,000 points per successful referral, up to 50,000 points max.

I fixed the link to the Wyndham 45K offer for its credit card.

9/1/2018 Credit Cards Citibank offers a 75,000 miles bonus its American Airlines business card if you spend $5,000 on it in the first 5 months. Compare to the same card with a $4,000 spend requirement, and to all the other cards with AA bonuses.

Barclalys now offers 60,000 miles for its American Airlines Avaiator business card, matching its offer for its personal card. Compare to the other American Airlines cards. I see the potential for an easy 245,000 miles here, which should get you to wherever you want to go, and back.

Doctor of Credit tells us how we might find a 75,000 miles offer for the United Airlines business credit card. The standard offer is 50K.

Doctor of credit says you can get a 75,000 points offer for the Hilton personal card and a 125,000 points offer for its business card by making a dummy booking. Also, each offers a $50 statement credit. The standard offers are for 50,000 and 100,000 points respectively, though you may ask me for a referral to a 65K offer for the personal card. Read about all of this here.

Chase Ultimate Rewards points can now be transferred to JetBlue. Of course, there are many other transfer partners, my favorite being United. Alas, Korean Air has been dropped from the list.

Ultimate Rewards points are earned via certain chase credit cards. The bonuses for these are some of the best in the business.
9/1/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register, then stay 2 nights at different Choice Hotels properties with arrival between September 12 2018 and November 9, 2018, to receive enough points for a third night.

Register to earn 2X or 3X points for paid Hilton stays September 10, 2018, through January 3, 2019.

8/31/2018 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit found a link to the Virgin Atlantic 90,000 miles bonus offer for its credit card. The standard offer is 20K.
8/31/2018 ?? 20% savings for United Airlines award ticktets. Book by September 7, 2018, for travel between September 17, 2018 and April 30, 2019.

Super Delta Airlines award sale, domestic, Hong Kong, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Book by September 5, 2018.

Delta miles have had a terrible reputation for its usual super expensive awards. But every once in awhile, especially recently, they offer super deals for your miles. So the miles are well worth collecting. For example, recently we snagged the best business class seats I have flown for San Francisco to Hanoi via Taipei for 90,000 miles plus $10 on China Air.
8/29/2018 ?? I have just returned from a really good trip to England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, including a 10 day cruise on a small Grand Circle Cruise Lines ship (around 90 passengers) visiting tiny islands near the coasts of England, Wales, and Scotland. This was not your usual cruise with thousands of passengers and wherein the focus is on the ship. They kept us very busy with very interesting land tours, plus very interesting talks and entertainment on the ship from locals. The food and service on board were excellent. We did before and after explorations on our own (London and Edinburgh. Grand Circle caters to folks over 50, as does its smaller trip sized (16 people max) Overseas Adventure Travel subsidiarity. The latter is one of my favorite tour companies (10 trips so far), and the Grand Circle Cruise line has earned very high marks from me. Both companies always have excellent guides and trip managers. On the cruise, we were divided into grops of around 20 people each. Except for meals, we were kept out of each other's way throughout the trip. My only advice is to avoid greedy British Airways. The business class flights were fine, but the fees were amazing. If you book on either tour companies' tours, mention my name, Gary Steiger, for a discount on your first trip with them (at least $100).

Below is my first attempt at catching up on offers for this website (all posts labeled with today's date). Please remember that I am tired and jet lagged (8 hours), so I request your patience. Thanks. Give me a week or so to get truly caught up.

8/29/2018 Credit Cards The new American Airlines MileUp credit card. No annual fee. 10,000 miles plus a $50 statement credit for a $500 spend requirement. 2X miles on groceries and on American Airlines purchases. Compare to the other American Airlines cards which have much higher miles bonuses.

I can now refer you to a 15K American Express Everyday Card offer, and to the 75K Starwood personal card offer. See my write-ups for these.

If you are having difficulty with the Starwood - Marriot merger, call 800-535-4028. When I did so today, I found out that I have a new Starwood number, and that in order to merge the accounts, the names on both must be exactly the same.

8/29/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses JetBlue 20% discount on award tickets booked today only, for flights September 17–November 6, 2018, not on Friday and Sunday.

Register by October 15, 2018, to earn bonus points for paid stays at Hyatt properties September 1 - November 30, 2018.

Register for bonus points for paid stays at Hilton properties September 10, 2018 - January 3, 2019.

8/6/2018 Travel notice I will be traveling out of the country until late this month (on miles and points, of course). Vacation is vacation, so I will not be posting during that time. My house sitter does not know how to do this work, and he prefers to sit in front of the TV all day, anyway. My cats certainly do know how (they sit and watch me enough), but the lazy bums refuse. So please give me to early next month to catch up. Do keep writing to me about your miles ideas, though. I will get to them eventually.
8/6/2018 Buying Stuff The Vinesse Wine Club - American Airlines miles offer was extended. Compare to all of the wine programs.
8/6/2018 Credit Cards The JetBlue Rewards Network (iDine) program increased its dining offer to 3 points/$1. Still no bonus for signing up, though. I would wait.
8/6/2018 Credit Cards American Express Adding Aer Lingus as a Membership Rewards Points Transfer Partner
8/5/2018 Credit Cards The standard offer for the no annual fee Hilton HHonors personal credit card reverted to 50,000 points. But using my referral link will get you a 65,000 points offer for the same card. Also, this help me at no cost to you. Thanks. There are other Hilton credit card offers with larger bonuses, but all have an annual fee.
I find Hilton hotels to be quite useful for recovery from jet lag the first nights after arrival.
8/4/2018 Other Programs I Like The Southwest Airlines dining program was extended. Everyone who might dine at a restaurant should sign up for a Rewards Network (iDine) program for airline or hotel group miles or points. You might get a pleasant surprise - restaurants show their Rewards Network affiliation only on the Rewards Network website not on the door.
8/3/2018 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit tells us how to get an extra 500 miles for the 60K American Airlines miles for the personal AAdvantage® Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard from Barclay Bank.
8/3/2018 ?? Good American Airlines award sale for its credit card holders for domestic routes through November.
8/2/2018 ?? Good Delta Airlines award sale, domestic, Australia, Latin America, and Caribbean. Purchase by August 8, 2018. Travel dates vary.
8/2/2018 Other Programs I Like 500 American Airlines Business Extra points for taking 2 minute survey. Business owners probably should sign up for airline business programs.
8/2/2018 Credit Cards The bonus offer for the personal AAdvantage® Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard from Barclay Bank was increased to 60,000 American Airline miles. Compare to other American Airlines cards. probably You could get American Airlines cards from both Barclay Bank and Citibank.

The bonus for the Intercontinental Hotels Group credit card was increased to 100,000 points. This is looking really good. If you recently got the 80K offer, ask Chase via secure message to upgrade to the 100K offer. Give them the URL of the latter. handy.

8/1/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses 30% bonus for transferring your hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan miles before August 20, 2018.
8/1/2018 ?? Good Delta Airlines award sale, domestic, Latin America, and Caribbean. Purchase today. Travel September 4 – October 21, 2018.

Good Delta Airlines award sale: U.S. to London for 48,000 miles round trip. Book by tomorrow, August 2. Travel may begin on or after September 24, 2018 and all travel must be completed by December 11, 2018 or travel may begin on or after January 10, 2019 and all travel must be completed by March 15, 2019.

8/1/2018 Credit Cards The bonus offer for the American Express Business Gold offer was increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points. I would be most interested to hear from you about whether or not the special methods for getting a 75K offer work.

The bonuses for the Starwood personal a card is now 75,000 points. (These are really Marriott points.) The annual fee is waived the first year. The bonus for the Starwood business card is now 100,000 points, and there is a 4X points bonus for spending in certain categories. The bonuses are the same for the Marriott cards, though the annual fees for these are not waived the first year. You should able to get all 4 cards, depending on whether or not you have had them before, and when. But that possibility will end August 26, 2018.

The bonuses for the Delta Airlines personal and business credit cards were increased to 60,000 miles. Ends September 19, 2018.

Lufthansa now has a 60K offer for its credit card. (Via Doctor of Credit)

8/1/2018 Credit Cards and Registration and Other Bonuses 30% bonus for transferring your American Express Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic through September 12, 2018.

25% bonus for transferring your American Express Membership Rewards points to JetBlue through October 1, 2018.

7/31/2018 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Join The Nature Conservancy for free, or maybe even at a small profit. Swagbucks is offering 2,500 Swagbucks for joining The Nature Conservancy. Log into your Swagbucks account, then enter nature conservancy it the search field.
Those Swagbucks are worth $25 (the minimum for joining The Nature Conservancy) if you redeem them via PayPal, and a bit more if you redeem then for an Amazon gift card via the monthly sale for that card.

Also, that $25 is probably tax deductible, if you can still do that after the changes in the tax code.

Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn a bit of money for doing not very much. It also operates as essentially a cash back shopping portal, popular with a few of my readers. Read the details of the program here.
7/29/2018 Credit Cards I list the Blue BusinessSM Plus Credit Card from American Express. 10K Membership Rewards points bonus, 2x points on purchases, 0.0% introductory APR on purchases, no annual fee. Not bad.
7/25/2018 Buying Stuff 5,000 American Airlines miles for subscription to Motley Fool. Not clear if this is for $19 or $38. I have a negative view of Motley Fool, but the miles might be worth more than the subscription price.
7/25/2018 Credit Cards I now have a direct link to the 80K + $50 offer for the Intercontinental Hotels Group credit card offer. Previoiusly you had to do a dummy booking to find it. The standard offer does not include the $50 credit. Both include an annual free night offer. (I just booked mine for a $305 room in Edinburgh.) IHG properties include Holiday Inns and other brands. They are most everywhere in the world.
7/24/2018 Credit Cards One popular blogger says that the 60K American Airlines personal credit card offer has been reduced to 50K. But my link to the 60K offer still works. Perhaps the blogger no longer earns a commission for it. The 70k business card offer is still available.
7/24/2018 Buying Stuff Delta Airlines shopping portal bonus: 500 bonus miles when you spend $150 July 23-29, 2018.
7/23/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses The Intercontinental Hotels Group Points Break page is alive. Rooms are listed for Holiday Inn and other brands through September 30th, 2018 for 5,000, 10,000, and 15,000 points. This, of course, is one of the many reasons why you have the IHG credit card, right?
7/23/2018 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping portal Back to School shopping bonus July 23 - August 19, 2018. 500 miles for spending a cumulative $150; 1,500 miles for $350; 3,000 for $600.

Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus July 23 - August 10, 2018. 500 miles for spending a cumulative $150; 750 miles for $300; 1,500 miles for $500.

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards shopping bonus July 23 through August 19, 2018: 250 points for spending a cumulative $125; 900 points for $300; and 2,000 points for $550.

I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers. And always compare to the cash back portals. (My favorite is TopCashBack)

7/21/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register by 11:59 pm ET on July 24, 2018, to earn 50% extra Delta Airlines miles with eligible hotel, car and retail partners through September 30, 2018.
7/21/2018 ?? Delta Airlines domestic flash award ticket sale. Book by July 25, 2018. Travel August – November.
7/19/2018 Credit Cards I added the 65K Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Priority Card to my listing of its cards. Might be useful to those who regularly fly SWA and pay dollars for this.
7/19/2018 ?? Good Delta Airlines award sale - domestic, Latin Caribbean, and Latin-America. Purchase By July 25, 2018. Travel September September 4 – October 4, 2018.

Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to China From $342 Round-Trip, Premium Economy From $885.

7/16/2018 Credit Cards The 30,000 points Amtrak credit card offer is back.
7/16/2018 Other Programs I Like 50,000 Intercontintal Hotels Group points for booking meetings, events, or group rooms at Kimpton hotels by August 31, 2018. Stay dates: May 22, 2018 - December 30, 2018. Must be a registered IHG® Business Rewards member. Read the terms and conditions for other restrictions.

Dining bonuses: The Delta, American, Alaska, Southwest Airlines, IHG, and Hilton - Rewards Network (iDine) and the Free Spirit new member bonuses were extended. The United Airlines bonus was changed slightly. The minimum spend for the Hilton offer was reduced to $25. Everyone who might dine at a restaurant should sign up for a Rewards Network (iDine) program. You might get a pleasant surprise - restaurants show their Rewards Network affiliation only on the Rewards Network website not on the door.

7/16/2018 Buying Stuff American Airlines shopping portal bonus: 500 miles for spending a cumulative $150 or 1,500 miles for spending a cumulative $350 July 16 - 26, 2018. I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers. And always compare to the cash back portals. ) (My favorite is TopCashBack)

The last day to earn or use Starpoints for purchase of tickets at Audience Rewards is Tuesday, 7/31. Audience Rewards still offers United Airlines Miles, Starwood Preferred Guest points, or Amtrak points for purchase of performing arts events.

7/15/2018 Credit Cards I finally got around to writing up the new, improved Hyatt credit card offer.
7/14/2018 Credit Cards I fixed the info on the Marriiott Business credit card. The $95 annual fee is not waived the first year.
7/14/2018 ?? Delta Airlines award sale - domestic, Latin-America and Caribbean. Purchase By July 18, 2018. Travel September 7 – November 15, 2018
7/14/2018 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes The credits in your e-miles account should have transferred to your e-rewards account.
7/12/2018 Credit cards The bonuses for both the personal and business Marriott credit cards were reduced to 75,000 points as they promised. But the points per $1 earned on all but Marriott purchases was increased to 2.
7/12/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn double Radisson Rewards points for stays of 2 nights or more before August 31, 2018.

Triple Air Canada miles for Radisson stays through August 31, 2018. (Via Rewards Canada)

7/11/2018 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Easy 1,750 United Airlines Miles for signing up with MyPoints.
7/11/2018 ?? Delta Flash sale on award tickets to Asia. Book today only for travel Sept 10 – Dec 10, 2018.
7/11/2018 Credit cards Hawaiian Airlines has improved its miles for using its credit card on certain purchases: 3X miles on eligible purchases made directly from Hawaiian Airlines, 2X on gas (I think they mean gasoline, dining and grocery store purchases, and 1X miles on all other purchases. It still offers a 50K miles bonus (60K if you can get the on-board application).

I updated the link to the Frontier Airlines credit card. Frontier domestic tickets start at 10,000 miles one way, making its credit card offer worthwhile. For more miles Frontier will fly you to Costa Rica, Mexico, Dominican Republic, or Jamaica. See Frontier's awards chart.

7/11/2018 Buying Stuff Book your Intercontinental Hotels Group stay through the American Ailines AAdvantage shopping portal to earn 10 miles/$1 spent. Apparently this is in addition to the IHG points you will receive for the stay. But be sure to compare to the cash back shopping portrals. For example, TopCashBack (my favorite) is currently offering 6% cash back. Please tell me when this opportunity is gone. Thanks.
7/11/2018 ?? Today only: Frontier Airlines fare sale. Flights as low as $20. Fly 08/13/18-11/14/18.
7/7/2018 Buying Stuff 900 - 1,500 miles from a selection of airlines for a $12 subscription to the Economist. Remember that you must time the cancellation properly, and that it appears that you must pay the full $12. Please tell me when this offer is gone. Thanks.
7/6/2018 Credit Cards Hawaiian Airlines has a number of credit card offers with 50K or 60K miles bonuses, all with an annual fee not waived the first year. I added one for 40K, but with the annual fee waived the first year. (Via The Lazy Traveler's Handbook)
7/5/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Good Delta Airlines award sale, domestic, Latin America and Caribbean.. Book by July 11, 2018, fly September 7 – October 15, 2018.
7/4/2018 Credit Cards The offer of 10% of when you book your British Airways flight through ba.com/Chase10 when you pay for your ticket with your British Airways credit card was extended to June 30, 2019.
7/3/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines award sale to Asia. Book today, fly September 4 through December 25, 2018.
7/2/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses How to Travel More for Fewer Miles With the United Excursionist Perk. Wow! This article is well worth careful study. I could save you a zillion miles on award tickets, and may cause you to expand you thinking on how you might plan your travel.
7/1/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn 500 United Miles When Joining BP Driver Rewards. Alas, not available in some states, like California.

Register to earn double Air Canada Aeroplan miles on flights with First Air when you book by July 31 for travel by September. 15, 2018. First Air is wholly owned by the Inuit people of Quebec and operates services to 34 communities in Nunavut, Nunavik, and the Northwest Territories. If you use this offer, I would very much enjoy learning about your trip. Thanks.

7/1/2018 ?? Really Good Australia Business Class Award Availability This Winter. You can book with American Airlines miles. Search the QANTAS site first, then call AA if the flight shown on QANTAS is not shown on the AA site. I highly recommend Tasmania.
7/1/2018 Buying Stuff Double Avios for purchases at the British Airways shopping prortal Thursday 28th June 2018 to Sunday 8th July 2018. Compare to offers from A reader offered a caution to the other shopping portals.
6/29/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Good Delta Airlines award sale. Read the terms and conditions for lots of restrictions . Book by July 5, 2018.
6/29/2018 Credit Cards The standard link to excellent Alaska Airlines credit card offer of 30K miles + $100 statement credit (for a profit of $25) + free companion ticket is gone. But I show you how to find it anyway. Yesterday I used that method to successfully get the card.
The Alaska Airlines miles are quite valuable, as they can put you on flights from a large number of partner airlines, and, of course, they can get you to Alaska, containing some of the most amazing wildernesses in the world.
6/28/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn up to 5,000 American Airlines miles each for doing these activities by September 30, 2018:
  • Shop: Make a purchase with AAdvantage eShoppingSM
  • Eat: Dine in or carry out with AAdvantage DiningSM
  • Stay: Book and stay at a hotel through bookaahotels.com
  • Drive: Rent and drive a car through aa.com/cars
  • Fly: Fly on an American Airlines marketed and operated flight
Earn 50 bonus miles when you install the AAdvantage® eShopping℠ button Register by Sep 28, 2018

For both promotions, Log in, then click on Your account in the blue box, then on the promotions tab.

6/25/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines award sale to Bermuda: 12,000 SkyMiles round-trip and - available primarily from East Coast cities. Valid for flights from July 2018 through May 2019 and includes options over holidays like Columbus Day and Veterans Day. Just beware of hurricane season when considering flights through November.
6/25/2018 Buying Stuff I fixed the link to the Laithwaits 2K Southwest Airlines offer for wine. Compare to all of the wine programs.

A reader offered a caution to the Vinesse wine program.

6/24/2018 ?? An interview with Randy Perterson. Randy is the guru of the free miles community. He is the founder of multiple miles & points websites, including BoardingArea (which hosts this website and many blogs on free travel, for free) and InsideFlyer. He also founded the Freddie Awards.

Why You Should Smile in Your Passport Photo.

8 x US Passport Photos - nine cents @ Walmart $0.09

6/24/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses 1,500 Free and Easy La Quinta (or Wyndham Points) With Redeem Away.

You can match status or transfer your Wyndhnam points points to La Quinta or visa versa.

How To Find Award Availability With Iberia Avios. Especially useful if you did the 9,000 Avios thing.

SPG To Amtrak Transfers To End On July 31st, 2018

6/24/2018 Credit Cards The Marriott personal credit card 100K and free night offer ends July 12, 2018.
6/22/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Get an additional 9,000 Iberia Avios for every flight you book (Iberia, Iberia Express or Air Nostrum) through Iberia by June 24th (this Sunday). The points automatically expire on December 1st, 2018, but they will be used before any other points are used. There is a limit of 90,000 Avios per person.
  • Mommy Points shows us how we might acquire these points very cheaply without actually flying.
  • Head for Points lists several possible problems with this offer. There is some risk with the process Mommy Points describes.

US Cities to Cape Town From $575 Round-Trip

6/21/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses The registration deadline for the Southwest Airlines double points for paid flights offer was extended to June 30, 2018.

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