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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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DATE LOCATION ITEM
8/22/2019 ?? Huge Fare Sale Several Cities: Asia and Europe in the $200s Roundtrip
8/22/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) Accelerate offer to earn bonus points for paid stays through between 1 September 2019 and 31 December 2019 (both dates inclusive). IHG is my favorite hotel points program. They have lots of properties most everywhere, especially in Europe. My points in this program have saved me lots of money in properties like Holiday Inn Express and many others. You may read about the program here.

United Airlines Mile Play Promotion: Bonus Miles For Completing Certain Requirements (Varies By Person)

8/21/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines award sale for domestic tickets. No deadline mentioned. Travel periods vary, mostly this month but a few later. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
8/20/2019 Credit Cards The no annual fee HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card I mentioned last month is still available with a 4,000 Swagbucks bonus. Usually these sort of offers disappear from Swagbucks rather quickly.
  • 3% cash back on all purchases in your first year up to $10,000 spent. After that, earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases.
  • 0% intro APR for 12 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers. The latter is not recommended because of the 4% fee.
  • No annual fee.
  • No fee for foreign transactions.
  • I show you how to get 4,000 Swagbucks (worth at least $40) for applying for the card through that website. And I tell you about the useful Swagbucks program - a very easy way to earn a few dollars just by clicking.
8/19/2019 Credit Cards Frontier Airlines has increased its credit card offer to 50,000 miles, enough for up to two domestic round trip tickets.
8/17/2019 ?? 50% off on September Amtrak travel. Book today only for travel from September 1 – 30, 2019.
8/16/2019 Credit Cards Either the 100k miles offer for the United Airlines business Visa credit card changed, or I misread them. Anyway, I think I fixed my description of the offer, especially the computation of the opportunity cost of the extra spend. Sorry about that.
8/15/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Anther good Delta Airlines award sale, this one to the Caribbean. No deadline mentioned. Travel periods vary, this month through sometime in December. Again, be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
8/15/2019 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks is offering 4,000 bucks for joining the Sierra Club at a minimum commitment of $15/month. The 4,000 bucks are worth at least $40 - more if you use them to by Amazon or Visa gift cards at frequent discount prices. This is a very good way to do some good while earning some money.
  • On the Swagbucks website search for Sierra Club. Click on Special Terms to see the offer. Must donate $15 to earn SB. Donations under $15 are not eligible for SB. Must use valid contact and payment information to earn SB. Must remain a member for 35 days to receive SB.
  • Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn a bit of money by doing almost nothing. It is also a decent shopping portal. You may read about it here. Signing up for free for the program through my referral link helps me at no cost to you, and gets you 1,000 SB (at least $10) after meeting an easy requirement. Thanks.
  • In addition to environmental advocacy, both local chapters and the national organization of the Sierra Club offer wonderful outdoor activities from local hikes to longer time backpacking trips to rafting to international trips, and much more. My local Sierra Club singles section was my main source of female company in my younger days.
8/14/2019 Credit Cards I fixed the link to the excellent 80K Ultimate Rewards points Chase Ink Business Preferred credit card offer. And they increased the limit for 3X points on travel and various business expenses from $50,000 to $150,000. Nice. I think this is the best business card offer out there. You may read about Ultimate Rewards points here and the card here.
8/14/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Good Delta Airlines miles award sale to Europe. Book by tomorrow, August 15. Travel periods vary, but all end this year. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Anther good Delta Airlines award sale, this one mostly to Latin America. No deadline mentioned. Travel periods vary, this month through sometime in November. Again, be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

8/12/2019 Credit Cards I now provide a direct link to the aforementioned IHG 125K offer plus $50. You no longer have to make a dummy booking to find this.

I corrected the opportunity cost of the aforementioned 75K Lufthansa credit card. Even though I taught high school math for 27 years, my arithmetic has always sucked. Sigh.

Speaking of opportunity cost, I notice that bloggers never mention this while touting their credit card offers. Yet it is most important to making the decision of whether or not to accept an offer, especially when the spend requirement is high. I explain the concept here, and give you some help on computing the value of a mile to you here.

8/10/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Choice Privileges United Airlines Quadruple MileagePlus (1,000) Per Stay August 1 – September 30, 2019
8/10/2019 Credit Cards Barclays has added a new offer for its Lufthansa credit card. The new one offers a total of 75,000 miles. The old one offering 50,000 miles for a lesser spend requirement is still available. Lufthansa is a member of the Star Alliance, meaning you can use the miles for flights on a very large number of airlines.

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG rewards club) has added a 125,000 points offer to its list of credit card offers containing offers with various spend requirement. All of the offers include a free anniversary night every year after the first year and a free fourth award night and useful status for as long as you hold the card.

8/9/2019 Credit Cards The offer for the United Airlines business Visa credit card has changed - 50,000 miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open, plus an additional 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $25,000 total on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening. The $95 annual fee is no longer waived. The opportunity cost of the extra 75,000 miles you would receive for the spend is the $440 you would receive if you instead spend that money on a 2% cash back card. That's about 0.59 cent/mile. Not bad.
8/9/2019 Buying Stuff Delta Airlines finally decided to compete with the other shopping portals' miles bonuses with one of its own. Compare.
8/2/2019 Credit Cards Earn Amex Bonus Points With Resy between August 15 and September 30, 2019. Resy is a digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform.
8/2/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses American Airlines has released its list of flights eligible for an up to 7,500 miles discount on an award ticket through November if you own an American Airlines credit card.
8/1/2019 Credit Cards 40% transfer bonus American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways or Aer Lingus Avios. You must log in to see the bonus.

Delta Airlines has changed its bonuses for its credit cards. Now available for the personal card are a 30K bonus plus a good cash back offer for Delta purchases, and a 40K offer with a lesser cash back offer. The Business Card is available for the same 30K plus good cash back offer. Details for all of these here.

7/31/2019 Credit Cards The standard offer for the Delta Airlines business credit card is 30,000 miles. Here I show you how to find 70,000 miles offers. And you can still find a 60K offer for the personal card here. Both of these offers are supposed to expire today. We shall see if they get extended, but don't count on it. You should be able to get both cards once.

I fixed the link on the Improved Amtrak credit card offer. Doctor of credit says "... if link doesn’t work do a dummy booking and the offer should show. I found the link worked once I started a dummy booking."

7/30/2019 Credit Cards Improved Amtrak credit card offer: 40,000 points plus $100 credit, giving you a $21 profit over the $79 annual fee. Not bad if you travel on Amtrak. You may read about the Amtrak program here.
7/30/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses 40% off Amtrak fares in the Northeast. Book by August 1, 2019. Travel August 11, 2019 - January 31, 2020.
7/29/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Redeem your Wyndham Rewards points for double the United MileagePlus® miles now through August 15, 2019. Details.
7/29/2019 Buying Stuff The American Airlines shopping portal finally decided to compete with the bonuses of other airline shopping portals. Delta has not yet decided to compete. You may read about all of the shopping portals bonuses here.
7/29/2019 Telephone Swagbucks lists an offer from Verizon for a free smart phone and 3,500 Swagbucks (worth at least $35). Plus 3,000 + 3,000 more for doing other stuff. Of course, first join the Swagbucks program, then either click on the link I provided, or search in the shopping section for Verizon. Please tell me when the Swagbucks offer is no longer available. Thanks.
Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn a few dollars just by clicking. And it has become a pretty good shopping portal with frequent good offers like this one. You may read about Swagbucks here. I have been successfully using it for years with no problems. Signing up for free for the program through my referral link helps me at no cost to you, and gets you 1,000 SB (at least $10) after meeting an easy requirement. Thanks.
7/29/2019 ?? This Bus Company Will Take You Around Europe for as low as $3
7/27/2019 Credit Cards I have changed some of my links to Amex and Citi and Synchrony Bank cards to third party providers who pay me a commission if you successfully apply through them. This is and always will be at no cost to you. My main motivation for doing this project is to help you travel for cheap or free. Money paid to me is quite secondary.
In the future, some of these links may take you to offers better than those available to the general public. I will let you know on this page when that happens

Thanks for using my links.

I have added an interesting Sam's Club Mastercard offer.

  • Get $45 back. Paid as a statement credit when you open an account online and make a $45 purchase today. Offer ends January 15, 2020.
  • 5% cash back on gasoline on the first $6,000 per year, then 1% after.
  • 3% cash back on travel and dining.
  • 1% cash back on everything else
  • No annual fee
  • Doubles as your membership card

Costco has both a personal and a business Visa credit card. They offer cash back for various types of purchases. The most intriguing to me are 3% cash back on travel and restaurants, and 4% cash back on gasoline up to $7,000/year. Also 2% for Costco purchases.

The American Airlines business credit card offer changed its 25% discount from inflight food and beverage to inflight wifi. Still 60,000 miles, and still free for the first year. Plus other goodies, including 2X miles on some purchases, and first checked bag free.

I updated the Marriott credit card offers. Note that The 50K points from the free card could get you several nights stays, and the 75K offers might be worth the annual fee for the same reason.

I list an improved 50K offer for the United Airlines personal credit card. The standard offer is 49K

The standard offer for the Delta Airlines Amex business credit card now waives the $95 annual fee for the first year. I may be mistaken, but as I remember it, this is new. Still 30,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months and 0% interest offer, plus other goodies.

7/25/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses LAST CALL: IHG Rewards Club Elite Status Match Promotion – Sign Up By July 26, 2019
7/25/2019 Credit Cards I list the no annual fee HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card.
  • 3% cash back on all purchases in your first year up to $10,000 spent. After that, earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases.
  • 0% intro APR for 12 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers. The latter is not recommended because of the 4% fee.
  • No annual fee.
  • No fee for foreign transactions.
  • I show you how to get 4,000 Swagbucks (worth at least $40) for applying for the card through that website. And I tell you about the useful Swagbucks program - a very easy way to earn a few dollars just by clicking.
Compare to the Chase Freedom Unlimited® credit card, which also offers 3% cash back, up to a higher limit. But it charges a 3% fee for foreign transactions and offers no bonus for getting the card.

A number of bloggers have recent articles on a very sneaky process some merchants in foreign countries are using called Dynamic Currency Conversion. I tell you about it and how to avoid getting ripped off by it here. Basically, in foreign countries, always use a card that does not charge a foreign currency conversion fee (I list lots of them), and always insist that a charge on that card be in local currency.

7/25/2019 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes I list a large number of charities and good causes that receive money just for my clicking. Today I did the 26 of them I care to support in about 3 minutes. Doing this daily makes me feel good, and helps the causes a bit. Now if we all were to do this... (So how about you?)
If you find other good causes I might want to list, please tell me about them. Thanks.
7/23/2019 Credit Cards Bank of Hawaii has improved its offer for its Hawaiian Airlines credit card to a total of 75,000 miles. It will be interesting to see if Barclays improves its offer because of this. The Bank of Hawaii card has a $99 annual fee. The Barclays card waives its fee the first year. Read about both here.
I see Hawaiian Airlines as an up and coming airline. Not only will it get you to Hawaii, it has several partners who will fly you to interesting places, especially Asia, for Hawaiian Airline miles. I have no experience with the Hawaiian Airlines miles program. But wouldn't it be nice to have a stopover for a few days in Hawaii during a trip to Asia? If nothing else, it would help with the jet lag. Please let me know about this if you know for sure whether or not this is possible.
7/22/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses New Airbnb Hosts Can Earn British Airways Avios, Virgin Atlantic Miles.
7/22/2019 Buying Stuff The shopping portals of United, Alaska and Southwest Airlines are offering bonuses for meeting certain spending limits. These offers end on various dates in August. If you are not in a hurry or prefer miles from other airlines, I suggest that you wait a few days to see what the competition has to offer.
7/22/2019 Credit Cards Introducing the Blue Business CashTM Card from American Express. 2% cash back on all eligible purchases up to $50,000 per calendar year, then 1%. 0% interest on purchases for a year, no annual fee. This is fine if you want an Amex business card or the 0% fee (free loan for a year). But the more usable 2% cash back cards with no upper limit or the 3% cash back card with an upper limit from Visa and Mastercard seem preferable to me for most people. The Amex Simply Cash card is no longer available.
7/20/2019 Other Programs I Like The Rewards Network (IDine) new member bonuses for Delta and Southwest Airlines were extended to January 3, 2019.
Everyone who might dine out should join one or more of the dining programs. A restaurant's membership in these programs is advertised only on the Rewards Network website. You won't even see a sign on the door. So go ahead and register a credit card with them and be surprised.
7/20/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses You can convert Wyndham points to the miles of many airlines. There is a double miles offer to United Airlines expiring August 15, 2019. Such conversions might be useful if you have no use for the points for stays, but do have a use for the miles.
7/19/2019 Credit Cards I can now refer you to the aforementioned standard Hilton personal credit card with a 90K bonus. Using it will help me at not cost to you. Thanks.
I find Hilton properties quite useful for recovery from jet lag after arriving in major cities and for that last night before departing for home. Also, recently I had lots of points which I used for a free 5 night stay in expensive London. Those 90K points should be good for a few nights somewhere.
7/19/2019 Buying Stuff You can earn HawaiianMiles automatically by downloading the MileFinder, found near the bottom of this page.

The 5,000 Hawaiian Airline miles offer from Vinessee Wines was official extended. Compare to all the many other wine offers. Most say they have expired, but are probably still available. Ask.

7/18/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Good Delta Airlines award sale to lots of places. If the listed places don't suit you, try the ones that do.
7/18/2019 Credit Cards American Express has increased its bonuses to the Hilton credit card. The no annual fee personal card is now 90,000 points, and the business card is 130,000 points and a free weekend night. Also, you might like the Hilton Surpass card 130,000 points offer with a free weekend night after large spending on the card plus other goodies for a $95 annual fee. (Offers end August 28, 2019.) I list Hilton cards here. Be sure to compare.

The Cathay Pacific credit card offer for U.S. residents has changed to a max of 50,000 miles.

I can refer you to a Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express offer with a $200 bonus. The standard offer is $100. No annual fee.

7/17/2019 ?? New Airbnb Hosts Can Earn British Airways Avios or Virgin Atlantic Miles
7/16/2019 All The wachete service I mention above, the one that supposedly tells you when I post something here, is sporadic at best. I suggest you simply click on my website daily to avoid missing anything.
7/16/2019 Credit Cards Avianca offers 2 credit cards for U.S. residents. The standard bonuses are 20,000 and 40,000 miles. But bloggers are saying that through through September 30, 2019, if you add SB4060 in the promo code box under additional information at the bottom of the application you will receiver an extra 20,000 miles. Avianca is a Star Alliance member. They offer award tickets on partner airlines for considerably fewer miles than those required from the partner's miles program. For example, they offer domestic US flights from just 3,500 miles, and transatlantic awards for as little as 13,500 miles. And American Express Membership Rewards points transfer to Avianca miles 1,000:1,000.
7/14/2019 ?? AA AAdvantage Sweet Spots That Are Still With Us. South America, intra Europe. How about Galapagos from the U.S. for 40K in Economy and 60K in Business per RT? Galapagos is a fascinating place. Go!

Adding a Hawaii Stopover on Your Way Home From Asia and the South Pacific

Score Excellent Value Award Nights Through Choice Promotion. My link to the Choice Privileges Visa credit card (I earn nothing from it) gets you to a 50,000 points bonus, better than the 32K bonus (probably commissionable) mentioned in the article.

7/11/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Mexico and the Caribbean. Book by July 13. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
7/10/2019 Credit Cards The no annual fee Citi® / AAdvantage MileUp card added a $50 credit to its 10,000 American Airlines miles offer. Compare to the other American Airlines cards with much larger miles, but much larger spend requirements and annual fees (waived the first year).
7/9/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Amtrak regularly runs sales for its tickets, which can be found here. One of these is 40% off. Start Date: Jul 09 2019 End Date: Jul 12 2019. Travel August 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020. Restrictions apply.
7/8/2019 ?? SSSS on Boarding Pass? What Does It Mean & How to Avoid It. This happened to one of us on the international leg of our return from Iceland, but not on the domestic leg. The extensive search was bearable, and, since the moved me near her when I asked what they were doing to her, both of got on the plane first. But we would prefer that this not occur again, so she has applied for a redress number.

Short People Problems: We Tried 4 Products That Promise a Better Flight. Our so called first class seat on our American Airlines flight from Dallas to San Francisco didn't even have a food rest. So perhaps some of these products would also be useful for people who are not short.

Where to Find Award Flight Space – The Basics. No, the website of the airline you want to use is not always the best place to find the award flights you want.

7/8/2019 Credit Cards 11 Strategies to Get the Most From Avianca LifeMiles During the Capital One Transfer Bonus.
  • Avianca is a Star Alliance partner, making its program quite valuable.
  • I believe Taca and Avianca are one and the same, giving you more options to travel from the U.S.
  • Choose your Garys. Using my links to the Capital One miles earning card offers helps me at no cost to you. Presumably using the links on the View from the Wing page helps that other Gary.

Once you have a Southwest Airlines credit card, wait awhile and then refer friends to any SWA card. You'll get 10,000 bonus points for each friend who gets the card. 50,000 points is the most you can earn for all Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier referrals per year. You can find your personal referral links after you log into your account, or here. But be aware some Southwest referral offers have lower sign-up bonuses than the best publicly available offer, so do that only to an enemy.

7/5/2019 Finance If you are a Venture cardholder, Capital one offers a bonus of 50,000 Venture miles when you open a 360 Money Market account by July 31, 2019, and meet certain conditions.

Citibank offers 40,000 American Airlines miles for opening a checking account by July 31, 2019, and meeting certain conditions.

Caution: There has been a lot of publicity about Citibank sending out a 1099 for their value of AA miles given for opening an account (2.5 cents/mile!) The IRS has made at least one statement that this is correct for bank account bonuses (but not credit card bonuses).
7/5/2019 Credit Cards The free Choice Privileges Visa Credit card now offers a 50,000 points bonus for getting the card.

View from the Wing says provides an up to date list of transfer partners for Capital One "miles", and tells us of a 25% bonus for transferring them to Avianca LifeMiles. Here are the credit cards earning these "miles".

Marriott has added the Marrott Bonvoy Bold Visa Card to its list of credit cards - 50K points and no annual fee.

Intercontinenal Hotels (IHG Rewards) added a 60K points offer with a lesser $29 fee to its lineup of cards.

I added the Chase Freedom Student Visa Card to my listings of no annual fee student cards. Students starting out in the credit world can search my Free Cards page on the word "student" to find several student card offerings.

7/4/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Europe. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
7/4/2019 Buying Stuff Triple Dip: How to Earn Tons of Extra Travel Rewards (Like United Miles) From Your Online Shopping. Shopping portals are listed here.
7/3/2019 Credit Cards The American Airlines AAdvantage® AviatorTM Red World Elite Personal MasterCard from Barclay Bank increased its sign-up bonus to 60,000 miles. The Citi cards are still available. I see the potential to earn 250,000 American Airlines miles from two personal and two business AA cards. That should be enough to get you to most anywhere in the world in comfort.

The standard offers for the Delta Airlines credit cards were severely reduced to 30,000 miles. But I tell you how you might find offers of up to 60,000 miles. You are welcome.

7/3/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses The American Airlines reduced miles award list is now available through September -7 ,500 mile discount (flights 500+ miles) or 2,000 mile discount (flights under 500 miles). You are eligible for these if you hold an American Airlines credit card.
7/2/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn bonus United Airlines miles for completing various activities by August 4, 2019. The required activities are different for each person.

Earn British Airways Avios by staying with Airbnb or by Hosting your home. Details.

7/2/2019 Buying Stuff The Wyndham Rewards shopping portal offers 2X points through July 15, 2019. You could probably do better elsewhere.
7/2/2019 Credit Cards The standard offer for the Hilton credit card is 75K points. But I show you how you might get 95K or 100K points. And the Hilton business card offer is 125K points. Hilton points are quite valuable for stays in expensive cities. I usually use them for first nights stays to help me recover from jet lag before moving on to more interesting lodging. But recently I did use them for 5 free nights in expensive London.

Register, then when you have at least 10,000 points post to you Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® account between July 1 and October 31, 2019 under the category of “Credit Card,” you’ll be eligible for a 25% bonus (up to 10,000 bonus points).

American Express Transfer Bonus: 40-50% to JetBlue (250:280). No end date listed. It says "If you return to redeem points later, this offer may no longer be available". Please tell me when this bonus is gone. Thanks.

6/30/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register by September 2, 2019, for 1,500 bonus points for paid stays of two nights or more at most Marriott properties between July 2 and September 16, 2019.
6/29/2019 Finance Southwest Airlines was added to SoFi's student loan offers. Earn 50K miles or points from SWA, JetBlue, or Alaska Airlines.
6/29/2019 Credit Cards Southwest airlines now has businness card offer: Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card. 80,000 points when you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. $199 annual fee, not waived the first year. So you have to do the math to see if the extra the extra 20,000 points over the regular business card are worth the $100 fee plus the extra $40 opportunity cost (vs. a 2% cash back card).
6/28/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Europe. Purchase no later than tomorrow, June 29, 2019. Travel August 1 through October 31, 2019. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Delta Airlines miles award sale to the Caribbean and Mexico. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

6/27/2019 ?? I just returned from an amazing trip to Iceland. Spectacular scenery. Volcanoes, glaciers, glaciers on top of volcanoes, waterfalls, and pristine beauty. I have seen a Blue Whale, straddled the Arctic Circle, and been attacked by Arctic Terns. (Hint: Hold up your walking stick. They will attack it instead of you.) The population of the entire country is only about 360,000 people, so most of it is quite rural. GO!.
6/27/2019 Credit Cards The Citibank American Airlines miles bonuses for its credit cards were reduced a bit, but so were the spend requirements. I added a flight attendant code for an extra 500 miles for the Barclays American Airlines cards. Note that although the Barclays cards charge and annual fee (the Citi cards waive that the first year), they offer a $99 companion fare after first spend.
6/10/2019 All I will be traveling for awhile (on miles for flat bed business class seats, of course) and will not be posting during that time - vacation is vacation. My cats could do it - they spend enough time watching me. But the lazy bums refuse. My house sitter loves them, but he can't do websites. So, please give me to the end of the month to catch up. Do continue to write to me with your updates and comments. I will get to you eventually. Thanks.
6/10/2019 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping portal bonus: 1 bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; or Tier 2 bonus: 1,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $300 or more. Through June 23, 2019.

American Airlines shopping portal bonus: 500 miles for purchases of $200 or more through June 16, 2019.

If you prefer miles from other airlines, I suggest you wait a few days to see what the competition offers.

6/10/2019 Credit Cards Points Transfer Bonus Offers: American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways/JetBlue 50% Bonus (Targeted)
6/7/2019 Credit Cards Even though Doctor of Credit says that this 70K offer for the Barclays American Airlines Aviator credit card was being pulled yesterday, it is still online today. Note that the annual fee is waived the first year. Grab it now.
6/6/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Don’t Try to Transfer Points to Lufthansa, They Just Go Into Limbo

6/5/2019 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit says that this 70K offer for the Barclays American Airlines Aviator credit card is being pulled today.

Alaska Companion Fares Need To Be Paid For Using The Alaska Credit Card For Tickets Issued on or after October 1,2019. So don't close the card before you buy the ticket.

It is possible to upgrade your regular Hilton Honors credit card by July 16, 2019, to the Ascend or Aspire cards and Get 150,000 Bonus Points. Since the regular card is free and helps me maintain my Hilton points account, I would first try to get the Ascend or Aspire card without closing my regular card, as the Ascend or Aspire cards will charge a fee annually. Links to all here.

6/5/2019 ?? Act Fast: Amazing British Airways First Class Award Space Between London and North America. I wonder if this also applies to American Airlines award tickets to England on British Air flights. Also, check Iberia to see if fees are lower for the flight you want on British Air. You can transfer Avios between the two airlines.
6/5/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Up to 50% bonus miles when you convert hotel points to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles through June 30, 2019.
6/5/2019 Credit Cards 20% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to QANTAS through June 30, 2019. Qantas is also a transfer partner of Capital One and Citibank.
6/4/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses 25% bonus miles when transferring Citi ThankYou, Hilton Honors, IHG Rewards or Marriott Bonvoy points to Avianca LifeMiles. Details. Ends July 5, 2019. Avianca is a member of the Star Alliance, thus allowing you to use its miles for award flight on many airlines, including United. Avianca LifeMiles is an Amex, Citi, and Capital One transfer partner.
6/4/2019 Buying Stuff Tickmaster: Earn 3 Delta Airlines SkyMiles per dollar spent at Ticketmaster until August 31, 2019 and 1 SkyMile thereafter.
6/4/2019 Credit Cards I can refer you to a 25K offer for the American Express Everyday card. Details here. This card is quite valuable, as it has no annual fee, and your Membership Rewards point will not expire as long as you hold the card. Membership Rewards points a transferable to many airline miles, including Delta.

You may be able to get a 25K Membership Rewards offer for the American Express Green card. If that doesn't work, I can refer you to a 15K offer. Details here.

The Barclays Hawaiian Airlines personal credit card offer now includes 60,000 bonus miles and now waives the annual fee the first year.

40,000 miles gets you a round trip ticket to Hawaii from various place in North America. Also note that Hawaiian is expanding to flight to Asia and Australia. I believe that your card gets you discounted award travel. I believe that this is 2,500 miles off each way, but I can no longer find the specifics of this. Call Hawaiian Airlines to ask before counting on this. Also note Hawaiian's expanding list of partner airlines, useful for flights from the US and for flights to Asia and Australia.

The Delta Airlines personal credit card off has added a $50 statement credit. It still offers 60K miles. The business card still offers 70K miles and the same $50. You may read about both here.

I usually, but not always, reliable blogger says that the excellent Southwest Airlines 60K points offers for its credit cards will end in less than a week. But this may mean only that he will not longer earn a commission for these. We shall see.

6/1/2019 Finance Chase Sapphire Banking. Open an account worth at least $75,000 and maintain it for 90 days - get 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Best I can tell, that $75K can be in cash or securities. Ask. One comment I read says that one of the cash accounts earns 2%. Customers must have a Chase Sapphire® or Chase Freedom® credit card that is open and not in default at the time of enrollment and at points fulfillment, and be the primary cardmember on the account. Chase will probably send out 1099's for the bonus points. In the past they have valued these points at 1¢ each. I have seen this offer for quite awhile. This one says it ends August 8, 2019.
Ultimate Rewards points are quite valuable. They transfer to a large number of airlines, including United, 1,000:1,000. You may read about them here.
6/1/2019 Credit Cards Qantas now an Amex transfer partner (instant transfers). Cards earning American Express Membership Rewards points can be found here.

How to Prevent Your Southwest Rapid Rewards Points From Expiring.

How to Avoid Mandatory Arbitration With Chase & Why You Should. Accepting arbitration precludes you from participating in class action suits.

6/1/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses New Capital One Transfer Bonus To Air France/KLM Flying Blue. Capital One "miles" transfer to the miles of many airlines. To find the credit cards that offer these miles, please to to my Credit Cards > Free Cards page, click on that page, then do a search on "Capital". Using my links to these cards helps me, never at a cost to you. Thanks.

Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

5/30/2019 ?? Radisson Gold: A super fast status match success
5/30/2019 Credit Cards The 70,000 miles Delta Airlines business credit card and the 60K personal card offers are back. Plus 0% introductory APR for 6 months on purchases for the business card. The annual fee is still waived the first year for both cards. There might be a better offers (up to 75K) for both cards. Details and links.

[YMMV] American Express Blue Business Plus 20,000 Point Offer with $3,000 Spend Requirement. If you are not eligible for this offer, I can refer you to a 10K offer.

5/28/2019 ?? No American Airlines Business Class Seats Appearing on Your Computer? Switch to Mobile for Hidden Results. This is really weird, and potentially incredibly useful. And there is a way to do it from your computer.
5/28/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses The Intercontinental Hotels Points Break page is now up for stays through August 31, 2019. Lots of locations worldwide for 5k, 10K, or 15K points. Mostly Holiday Inn Express (free breakfast!) and Crown Plaza, but a few others. Remember that most reservations can be cancelled, so if you are not quite sure...
5/27/2019 Credit Cards Delta personal credit card: The standard offer is 30,000 miles. I can refer you to a 40,000 miles offer + $50 at no cost to you. There are ways you might get even better offers. Click here for details.
5/27/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Register to earn 3,000 Radisson Rewards bonus points per night beginning with your second stay when you register and stay May 27–August 31, 2019.

5/26/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Staying At A Kimpton This Summer? Don’t Forget The Secret Social Password. Kimpton is part of the aforementioned Intercontinental Hotels Group.
5/26/2019 Buying Stuff Get up to 1,000 Miles with $1 Subscription to Wall Street Journal or Barron’s
5/26/2019 Credit Cards I updated the Intercontinental Hotels Group Credit Card offers. Current best are 80,000 points, or 50,000 points + $150. Both offer other valuable goodies, including a free night every anniversary, and fourth night free. This is favorite hotel chain card. It has given me many free nights at expensive properties in Europe and Asia. Holiday Inns and other IHG properties are found most everywhere in the world.
5/25/2019 ?? Re my previous post: Cheapest Places To Get Passport Photos + Visa Photos Taken. A reader writes:
Before our recent trip to Cambodia this April, we had to provide digital “passport” photos to receive our e-visas through their official site https://www.evisa.gov.kh/. We used our iPhones to take the photos of ourselves against our off-white bedroom wall. We then used the US Department of State recommended tool https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/passports/content-page-resources/FIG_cropper.swf to crop and zoom the photos to the passport requirements. There seem to be two sites that links to the tool: https://identix.state.gov/qotw/Upload.aspx?offLwnJFx%2FOumH2xn6Soo8lNVlRk16hizA1xIEl3dutddsxd%2BGOwpxTnbdWO6xcv and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html Total cost to take the digital photos for our family of four was $0. You could follow the same process and then print the photos at a local CVS store’s Photo center to renew a US passport. The printing cost at CVS is very low if you need to submit physical photos.
5/25/2019 ?? Great New Zealand Business Class Award Availability, Just 49,000 Points Each Way. I highly recommend visiting New Zealand.

Money-Saving Memorial Day Deals and Travel Perks for Military and Veterans

I have been a veteran for 49 years, but it took me this long to find Veterans Advantage, which offers discounts (sometimes super discounts) to active duty personal and veterans. Better late than never, I suppose. I am particularly interested in its very inexpensive $50,000 MedEvac Insurance. Please tell me about your experience with it. Thanks.

5/25/2019 Credit Cards Bloggers are touting the 50K and 60K offers for the personal and business versions of JetBlue's credit cards. They say these offers are new. But I have posted them for quite awhile now. I don't understand. Perhaps they just became commissionable?

Chase 5/24 Rule Explained In Detail – Everything You Need To Know

All You Need to Know about Credit Reporting on Business Cards

5/23/2019 ?? Cheapest Places To Get Passport Photos + Visa Photos Taken. I would appreciate someone telling me how you get two identical photos on a a single 4×6 print. Thanks.

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