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4/25/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses The IHG Points Break page is now open for booking through July 31, 2017. 5,000 points per night - super deal. One more reason to get the IHG credit card.

Get 1,500 La Quinta Hotels points when you link your Visa credit card and your mobile number to your Returns™ account, now until 06/30/17.

4/23/2017 Credit Cards Yet another Intercontinenal Hotels Group credit card offer: 50K points plus a $100 statement credit. Compare to other offers with more points, but less money. All of them waive the annual fee the first year. (Via Doctor of Credit)
4/21/2017 Credit Cards The 4 personal Chase travel cards not subjected to the 5/24 rule.
4/21/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Loyalty Lobby posts the list of IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks offers for April 24 – July 31, 2017. They will be available for booking here on Monday April 24 for stays through July 31, 2017. Stays at select properties go for only 5,000 points.
4/21/2017 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks is offering 2,000 "bucks" for donating a minimum of $25 to The Nature Conservancy. Those "bucks" are worth at least $20 in gift cards, and is tax deductible. Amazon gift cards are one of the options and are often on sale for $25 for 2250 "bucks", in addition to the regular offer of $20 worth of cards for 2,000 "bucks". Log into your Swagbucks account and do a search on Nature Conservancy. A special link to the offer will appear.
Using Swagbucks is a very easy method for earning a bit of money for doing almost nothing. It provides "Bucks" for searches, entering special easily found 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. Here you can read my full description of the program and how best to use it.
4/21/2017 Other Programs I Like The United Airlines Rewards Network (iDine) bonus for signing up and dining was improved. The Delta, Alaska, Southwest, Spirit, and American Airlines bonuses and the IGH bonus were extended. The Hilton bonus changed for the worse. Everyone who might possibly dine at a restaurant should sign up for one or more of the Rewards Network airline or hotel programs. Note that the only place that the bonus for a particular restaurant will be mentioned is on the Rewards Network website. You will not see it advertised elsewhere or on a sign on the door.
4/21/2017 Buying Stuff 500 American Airlines miles for qualifying purchases of at least $200 or more at its shopping portal through April 30, 2017. Details.
4/18/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines monthly award sale: Round-trip flights to South America start at 50,000 miles (plus taxes and fees) when you book by 11:59pm EDT April 19, 2017, and travel from August 1 through November 16, 2017.
4/17/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 30% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic miles through May 22, 2017.
4/12/2017 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks is offering 2,000 "bucks" for donating a minimum of $20 to Operation Smile. Those "bucks" are worth at least $20 in gift cards, and is tax deductible. Amazon gift cards are one of the options and are often on sale for $25 for 2250 "bucks", in addition to the regular offer of $20 worth of cards for 2,000 "bucks". Operation Smile provides surgical care for children suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate, a really awful birth defect. The surgery is life changing, easy and inexpensive, but a large number of families worldwide can't afford it. Log into your Swagbucks account and do a search on Operation Smile. A special link to the offer will appear.
Using Swagbucks is a very easy method for earning a bit of money for doing almost nothing. It provides "Bucks" for searches, entering special easily found 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. Here you can read my full description of the program and how best to use it.
4/14/2017 Credit Cards Special 40,000 Choice Privileges points offer, through May 31, 2017. The regular offer has been 32,000 points. Choice Hotels include a large number of relatively low cost lodging brands. (Via Danny the Deal Guru)
4/7/2017 Credit Cards Special 40,000 Choice Privileges points offer, through May 31, 2017. The regular offer has been 32,000 points. Choice Hotels include a large number of relatively low cost lodging brands. (Via Danny the Deal Guru)
4/7/2017 Buying Stuff Sam's club offers 1,500 - 5,000 American Airlines miles for joining. You can see the details in the Terms and Conditions. (Via View from the Wing.)
4/6/2017 Credit Cards British Airways credit card: In addition to the 50,000 bonus Avios after you make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months, Chase Bank has added an additional 25,000 bonus Avios after you spend $10,000 on purchases or 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend a total of $20,000 on purchases within your first year of account opening.
4/5/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn Up to 35,000 Bonus Points With Intercontinental Hotels' Spring Promotion. IHG is my favorite hotel program, mainly because Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express properties are most everywhere, as well as other brands. And they have a good credit card offer.

Register for the Triple Points on all Stays April 3, 2017 through June 30, 2017 + a 5K bonus for every Sunday and Monday stay up to 100,000 bonus points. Carlson Hotels includes Raddison Hotels, Park Plaza, park inn, and Country Inns and Suites.

4/5/2017 Credit Cards Special limited time offer for the Korean Airlines credit card: 15,000 miles, plus 15,000 more after spending $2,000 on the card in the first 90 days.

If you are thinking about opening a Fidelity account, perhaps to get its 2% cash back Visa credit card (currently with a $100 bonus), first call 800-544-5315 to inquire about any special offers. Usually they have both free trades and cash bonus offers available.

American Airlines credit card holders can fly to select destinations on American Airlines operated flights for up to 7,500 fewer AAdvantage® miles with Reduced Mileage Awards. The list of flights available for this discount April through July is out.

4/5/2017 Buying Stuff Alaska Airlines shopping bonus through April 12, 2017: Spend $150, get 300 miles. Spend $350, get 1,000 miles.
4/2/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to receive double JetBlue base points on all flights March 23 - April 30, 2017.
4/2/2017 Buying Stuff Shopping bonus: 300 United Airlines miles for cumulative qualifying purchases of at least $150 or more - 1,000 miles for $350, April 2- April 14, 2017.
4/2/2017 Finance 250 United Airlines miles for filing your taxes, possibly for free, via TurboTax, between Tuesday, January 3, 2017 and Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

1,000 Southwest Airlines points for filing your federal return online with TurboTax. Filing must be made between Tuesday, January 3, 2017 and Tuesday, April 18, 2017 after clicking through this offer on Rapid Rewards Shopping® and logging in to be eligible. Read the terms and conditions to understand which TurboTax programs are eligible.

4/1/2017 ?? 11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Airplanes
4/1/2017 Finance It's over. For years we were able to receive mega-miles for opening new accounts and transferring assets between accounts at various stock and bond brokers, including at one time or another TD Ameritrade, Fidelity, Schwab, E-Trade, and OptionsHouse. One by one these companies dropped out of these offers, until today, the last of them, Fidelity, was gone. Sad loss. It was very good while it lasted.

I updated the link to the American Airlines miles offer from UFB Direct bank for its debit card.

3/31/2017 Credit Cards The limited time 35,000 points offers for the Starwood American Express personal and business card are scheduled to expire April 5, 2017. I expect that they will revert to the standard 25K offer.
These are my favorite cards for earning miles for actual spending in all categories, because 20,000 points convert to 25,000 miles for a large number of airlines (alas, not United Airlines but transferring Starpoints to Marriott points can get you United miles at a reasonable price), giving essentially 1.25 miles/$1 spent. Also, the points are quite valuable for hotel stays. 7,000 points got me a free night in Munich, for example.

A short time ago I had 5 links to a 50,000 miles American Airines business credit card offer when the standard offer had been reduced to 30K. Now I am down to 1. Grab it while you can.

3/31/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to receive up to 30,000 American Airlines bonus miles for flights to select destinations in Asia March 30 - May 31, 2017. Valid for travel on American Airlines marketed nonstop flights operated by either American Airlines or Japan Airlines. This may be targeted as the T&Cs say that the offer applies only to AAdvantage® members who receive an email from American Airlines. But it your are going to do one of these flights anyway, go ahead an register.

10 Unusual Ways to Earn Southwest Airlines Points

3/30/2017 ?? Rental car companies need to move their cars out of Florida to other locations where they are more likely to be able to rent them during the summer. Alamo is offering rentals for as low as $4.95 per day for doing this. Rental pick up must be between April 1-May 31, 2017. So how about an open jaw award ticket to Florida and returning from elsewhere in the country? (Via milenerd)
3/30/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn 1,000 bonus Delta Airlines miles for each new participating SkyMiles partner you earn miles with from March 24, 2017 through June 30, 2017. "New" means a partner the member has not earned miles with during the period from March 24, 2016 to March 23, 2017. Dining and shopping would be quite easy. And the 30K (maybe 60K) credit card offers are still available. For shopping, I would wait to see if they come up with a shopping bonus competitive with those of United and American, and perhaps future ones from other airlines.
3/28/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to receive double points April 1 – June 30, 2017 on eligible stays at Hyatt hotels worldwide and participating M life Rewards destinations, starting with your second eligible stay.

Iberia Airlines offers 25% off on award tickets for flights purchased until 11th April 2017 for flying between 27 March 2017 and 15 June 2017 and between 1 October and 15 December. View from the Wing says:

If you have an Iberia Avios account that has been open 90 days and has earned at least 1 point, you can transfer British Airways Avios over to Iberia Avios. Or you can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points directly to Iberia.

Iberia has lower-priced transatlantic awards than British Airways does — and they don’t add the level of exorbitant fuel surcharges onto the price of awards as long as you’re flying Iberia metal.

3/28/2017 Credit Cards Today I logged into my United Airlines account and found on the front page a 70,000 miles offer for its personal credit card, $3,000 spend requirement, and with the $95 annual fee not waived the first year. Compare to other offers with a lesser spend requirement and fewer miles, but where the fee is waived the first year.
3/28/2017 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping bonus: 500 miles for cumulative qualifying purchases of at least $200 or more March 28 - April 1, 2017. through its shopping portal.
3/26/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Join the Alaska Airlines miles program before April 30, 2017, and complete your first flight with them by September 30, 2017, to earn 5,000 bonus miles. Award travel starts at 5,000 miles, so that might be enough for the one-way award ticket you want.
The Alaska Airlines miles program is one of my favorites. It has a large number of partners and an inventory of award flights different than those of those partners. All award tickets are one way, and each allows a stopover. This means you could do two stopovers and two open jaws on one round trip. For example, I did a one way from San Francisco to Glacier Bay, Alaska, then a return trip with a 15 day stopover in Juneau, where I took an excellent UnCruise through the bays, sounds, and fjords of Southeast Alaska, seeing glaciers, spectacular mountains, and wild wilderness where whales, Dall's porpoises, Mountain goats, bears (species brown and black), seals and sea lions, salmon, bald eagles, cute sea otters, and an abundance of creatures under rocks when the tide is out. (Have you ever kissed a Slug? No, not the human kind. Probably should be no more than a once in a lifetime experience, for both types.) This was the best of all the organized travels I have experienced.

To read my write-up of the trip, and to receive a discount for any UnCruise adventure, click on Places Gary Has Visited in the left menu, then on Alaska.

3/25/2017 Credit Cards The bonus for the Marriott personal credit card was increased to 100,000 points. It charges an $85 annual fee, not waved the first year. If you recently accepted the 80K offer, call or use secure email to ask to be changed to the 100K one. Be prepared to give them the URL of the latter.

The wording on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® now says that the 50,000 points bonus can now be used for a $500 bonus on travel purchases. Same points, so I guess they changed the conversion ratio. The $89 annual fee is still waived the first year. Sorry, I haven't been following this card very carefully.

3/24/2017 Credit Cards The Hilton American Express credit card offer was increased to 80,000 points through May 31,2017. The 75K Visa card is still available. You may read about Hilton cards here.
3/23/2017 Buying Stuff American Airlines shopping bonus - 1,500 miles when you make at least 3 individual qualifying purchases of $50 dollars or more through its shopping portal during the Bonus Period. Through April 14, 2017.
3/22/2017 Credit Cards American Express offers 10,000 Membership Rewards Points for enrolling your charge card in its Extended Payment Option, a feature that gives you the flexibility to carry a balance with interest or pay in full each month. You do not actually have to use that option (which, of course, you shouldn't, only enroll in it. This may be a targeted offer, and it applies only to charge cards, the kind that requires that you pay your balance in full each month. Click here and sign in to see the offer. If there is no link on that offer, call the number on the back of your card or 1-866-280-4438 and ask if your are eligible. You may need to use offer code CF2O:0008. (I think that first round thing is the letter oh, not zero.) The offer ends May 13, 2017. You can see my list of Amex charge cards here. Probably there are many others.
3/19/2017 Finance Sad loss: For many years we have been receiving 50,000 American, United, or Delta miles per year for opening or adding funds to Fidelity brokerage accounts. It appears this opportunity will end March 31 of this year. All deadlines listed on the offers have been changed to this date from much later dates that were different from each other. True, Fidelity does have a habit of extending deadlines at the last minute, but they have never before shortened a deadline, let alone to the same date. So I suggest that you do it now if you can. It is a very easy 50K. You need not fund the account with cash to get the deal. A transfer of assets from another brokerage also works. Transfer is easy. Fidelity will do it for you after you fill out and sign their form.
3/16/2017 Credit Cards Click here and log in to see if you are eligible for a 60,000 miles + $50 Delta Airlines credit card offer. You may read about the other offers here.
3/15/2017 Other Programs I Like The SunPower Affiliate Solar Program reduced its Hawaiian Airlines miles offer to 50,000. 40,000 miles will get you a round trip between the mainland and the islands. Nice bonus to sunny Hawaii for when the sun is not shining on your solar system.
3/15/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register your United Airlines credit card by March 31, 2017, to earn 100 miles for yourself plus 100 award miles to the American Red Cross for every $1,000 you spend between March 15 and April 15, 2017. There are some excellent 50K offers for United's credit cards. (Via DansDeals)
3/10/2017 Finance Quicken Loans offers 25,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles when you close a new purchase or refinance loan. Compare to other miles loan offers.
3/10/2017 Buying stuff American Airlines shopping bonus - up to 1,000 miles through March 17, 2017. Usually other airlines will compete with this type of offer within a few days, and usually Mommy Points will tell us about it. Patience...
3/10/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for double Amtrak points for travel between March 20 and May 20, 2017.

1,000 miles for enrolling in Vietnam Airlines' Lotus Miles program. I have an email that promises this, but no link to the offer. But it worked for me, though it took a few days for the miles to post. I join all airline programs that offer miles for doing so, as I never know when those miles might be useful - perhaps with a merger with another airline, for example.

Points with a Crew says that you will receive 500 miles when you enter the promo code JOINKF2017 when you join the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program online. I enrolled today. The miles did not immediately post. We shall see.

3/8/2017 Click for Miles, Money, or Good Causes MyPoints is running a promotion where you find the Shamrock, click on it, then see if you get some points. The location of that Shamrock is posted daily on this Flyertalk thread. MyPoints is a very easy place to earn points towards United Airlines miles or gift cards for a choice from a very large number of merchants. Just opt to receive emails and click on them - usually 5 points/click. Also, you can answer the one click Daily Poll for a point/day, do surveys, and use its shopping portal, among many other ways to earn points. You can read more about the program here.
3/5/2017 Credit Cards I updated the link to the 50,000 miles Lufthansa credit card offer. The 35K offer with a lesser spend requirement is also still available.
3/3/2017 Buying Stuff eharmony is offering 130 British Airways Avios/$1 spent until May 3,2017. So even if your spouse won't let you actually use the service, purchasing a 1 year subscription for $241.40 gets you 32,682 Avios. That would get you a lot of short haul flight on American and other partners, as well as on British Air. They start at 7,500 Avios.
3/3/2017 Credit Cards The American Airlines 50K offes for its personal and business credit cards usually have the language saying that American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have had any Citi® / AAdvantage® card (other than a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card) opened or closed in the past 24 months. Here are links to the personal and businss cards that do not have this language:
Personal card
Business card
There are still offer pages available for the 50K bonuses with the restricting language, but they are starting to disappear. If you want this offer, don't delay.
3/3/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses JetBlue has flash sales, sometimes lasting only a few hours. They are listed here, but best to follow @JetBlueCheeps.

JetBlue lists its points promotions here. Here are some of interest I found today:

  • Register for double JetBlue base flight points on all flights Book by March 23, 2017 and fly by April 30, 2017.
  • Register for triple JetBlue points for flights to Cuba. Book by March 18, 2017, for travel through March 18, 2017.
  • Register for triple JetBlue points for flights between Long Beach, CA (LGB) and San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK), Reno (RNO), Las Vegas (LAS) or San Jose, CA. Book and fly by May 22, 2017.
  • Register for bonus JetBlue points for flights between Boston and Atlanta. Purchase by June 30, 2017; Fly March 30 – June 30, 2017.
3/3/2017 Finance Lending Club offers 1 American Airlines mile per $1 borrowed, up to 20,000 miles. They say "Rates from 5.99% to 35.89%* APR. Best APR is available to borrowers with excellent credit." Not sure if you can borrow for a very short period of time to get the miles. This thread in flyertalk discusses the offer. Note that there may be an up front fee for taking out the loan, making the miles expensive. But if you need the loan and they give you a good rate... Compare to the Best Egg offers for 50,000 JetBlue points or 50,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles.
3/3/2017 Click for Miles, Money, or Good Causes Use this link to join Swagbucks by March 31, 2017, to earn 300 Swsgbucks immediatly, plus 200 more if you spend $25 or more through Shop & Earn this month. I described this program last month. The 300 SBs are worthwhile. The 200 are worth $2, returning 8% on your purchase.
3/1/2017 All Yes, the server hosting this website was down for a day. They just fixed it. Whew!
3/1/2017 Credit Cards Update on the American Airlines 50,000 miles credit card offers: All but one of my links to these offers for both the personal and the business card still work. But the fact that one of them (for the business card) reverted to a 30K offer indicates to me that Citi might indeed be in the process of eliminating them. Do do it now if you are going to do it at all.
2/28/2017 Buying Stuff TopCashBack offers some interesting discounts for travel. Click on Travel in the green stripe near the top of their home page. Here are some of my favorites:
Marriott - up to 7% cash back
Hotels.com - up to 9% cash back
IGH - 8% cash back
Hilton - up to 12% cash back
Travelocity - up to 7% cash back
Europcar - 10% cash back
Accor Hotels - 6% cash back
Booking.com - 5% cash back (I use this one frequently)
In addition, the website often lists discounts for each business.

I highly recommend that before you buy anything relating to travel (or anything else, for that matter), you look at TopCashBack and/or other cash back shopping portals to find very good discounts. These portals are quite easy to use. Once you sign up for an account with them, just sign in, then enter the name of the business from which you want to make a purchase. The sites then take you directly to that business's website and you shop there normally. The cash back portal records your purchase and credits your account with the discount. After you meet a minimum threshold (usually very small, like $10 or so), they send you the money.

2/28/2017 Credit Cards Bloggers are saying that today is the last day for both the personal and the business versions of the American Airlines credit cards 50,000 miles bonus offers. I have links to lots of different offer pages for these offers, none of which mention this deadline. So I suspect that the offers will no longer be commissionable to bloggers, but will still be available to us. We shall see.
2/27/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Join the JetBlue TrueBlue points program, then book a flight and travel by April 16, 2017, to earn 5,000 TrueBlue points. Via frequentflyer bonuses.

Register for bonus JetBlue points for flights between Boston and Atlanta. Purchase 2/24 – 6/30/17; Fly 3/30 –6/30/17.

2/25/2017 Credit Cards Correction: The link to an American Airlines 50K offer for its credit card that does not have the language saying that American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have had any Citi® / AAdvantage® card (other than a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card) opened or closed in the past 24 months is probably for its business card, not its personal card. The details of the application indicate that its wants info for your business, but the title of the card does not say business.
2/24/2017 Credit Cards The Blue for Business Credit Card from American Express now has an improved 25,000 points offer. There is no annual fee. There is an 30% annual bonus on the points you earn for purchases. You would probably want to first get The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, with a 50K or 75K bonus. Its annual fee is waived the first year. Also consider the Starwood card for actually spending.

Miles to Memories found a link to the American Airlines 50K offer for its personal credit card that does not have the language saying that American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have had any Citi® / AAdvantage® card (other than a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card) opened or closed in the past 24 months.

Correction: The details of the application indicate that its wants info for your business, but the title of the card does not say business.

A usually reliable blogger says that those 50K American Airlines offers will be gone March 1. It is not clear if they will be gone for everyone or just for bloggers earning commissions on them. We shall see.

Doctor of Credit says that the bonus for the Chase Ink Cash® Business Card will be $500 for applications in Chase branch offices only starting March 12, 2017, at least for some customers. The current bonus is $300.

Doctor of Credit says the sign-up bonus for the Chase INK Preferred card will be increasing to 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points March 12, 2017, but for in-branch applications only.

2/24/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register, then take 2 separate qualifying trips to earn enough points to redeem for a free night at over 1,500 Choice Hotels.

Register for 650 bonus points from the American Airlines BusinessExtra program between February 23 and March 31, 2017. Company must complete a minimum of one qualifying flight within 30 days of registering for the promotion. Business owners - consider joining one or more of the programs for businesses to receive extra goodies for flying and staying at hotels.

2/21/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses I fixed the links and details for the airline and hotel dining programs. Sorry about that.
2/19/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses The Delta Airlines, Spirit Airlines, IHG, and Hilton bonuses for first time dines through Rewards Network (iDine) were extended. The American Airlines Rewards Network bonus was increased to 2,000 miles for three dines. The Southwest Airlines Rewards Network 1,000 points bonus now requires three dines. Everyone who might possibly dine at a restaurant should register for one or more airline or hotel dining programs. Free miles are free miles. There are advertised only on the Rewards Network website. You won't see any mention of them at the restaurants. So go register and be surprised.
2/18/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Be sure to tell Intercontinental Hotels your birthday. Today I received an email from them giving me 1,000 points for this.
2/17/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Save 5,000 United Miles on round trips awards to Mexico if you want to travel from April 29, 2017 – May 26, 2017.
2/17/2017 Credit Cards DIRECTV offers 5,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles for subscribing for its service. But its offer of 30,000 United Airlines miles is still available, and that of 25,000 Airlines miles is still online and may still be available. See my section on Satelite TV offers for details of and cautions for all of these.
2/16/2017 Credit Cards The Starwood personal and business cards added An extra 10,000 bonus Starpoints® after you make an additional $2,000 in purchases within the first 6 months to its standard 25,000 points offers, for a total of 35,000 points each. Offer ends April 5, 2017. The Starwood cards are among my favorites for earning miles for actual spending, as every 20,000 points convert to 25,000 miles on a large selection of airlines.
2/15/2017 Credit Cards This offer for the United Airlines credit card gives the 50K miles, but does not waive the annual fee the first year and does not offer the $50 statement credit. It is being touted by bloggers because it earns them a commission. First try all of the other methods I list. You are welcome.

Bloggers are now touting the 50K Southwest Airlines Plus card offer, I suspect because it has become commissionable. I have listed it for a quite awhile. Same for the American Airlines 50K offer.

2/14/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta flash sale: Awards between Los Angeles and many cities within the 48 states starting at 5,000 miles each way. You need to book by February 15, 2017, for travel from April 19 through May 24, 2017.
2/14/2017 Credit Cards There is a new offer for the no annual fee Hilton Visa credit card with a 75,000 points after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. This competes with the American Express card offer with the same bonus. You should be able to get both. Read about the Hilton cards here.
2/13/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Ethiopian Airlines offers 3,000 miles for joining its miles program by February 15. After that, 1,000 miles. Remember the international date line - do this now. Ethiopean is a member of the Star Alliance. I always accept all offers for joining any airline program. I never know when this might be useful. For example, the program might merge with another, as did Virgin America with Alaska, giving me some valuable Alaska miles. (Via milenerd)
2/13/2017 ?? AirAsia Is Selling $99 One-Way Flights Between Honolulu & Asia.
2/13/2017 Credit Cards

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union offers a 2% cash back for all purchases Visa credit card. There is no annual fee. Doctor of Credit provides a good description of it. Compare to the USAA 2.5% cash back card, if you can get it, and to the other 2% cash back cards from Fidelity and Citibank.

Cathay Pacific offers a new credit card for U.S. residents. View from the Wing does a nice analysis of this offer, pointing out that it could be a good choice for those who frequently travel in foreign countries.

2/12/2017 Other Programs I Like I added Head for Points to my list of Blogs I like section. It tracks frequent flyer deals in the UK.
2/12/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 25% Iberia Avios discount for some Iberia flights to and from Madrid booked by Feburary 14 and flown by June 14, 2017. Fuel charges are minimal. US departures and destination include Miami, New York, Boston, and Chicago. Not sure what happens if you travel beyond Madrid. Remember that if you have an Iberia Avios account that has been open 90 days and has earned at least 1 point, you can transfer British Airways Avios over to Iberia Avios. View from the Wing reminds us to be sure to "check award availability before transferring points" - "while Iberia does offer generous award space for 2 passengers between the US and Madrid that’s often only in the month following schedule open and pickings won’t be super generous". (Via the UK website Head for Points)
2/11/2017 Credit Cards I updated the link to the 75,000 points no annual fee Hilton American Express credit card.
2/9/2017 Buying Stuff TopCashBack offers 8% cash back on Intercontinenal Hotel Group reservations. TopCashBack very often provides the best cash back for your online purchases. I list all of my favorite cash back portals here.
2/9/2017 Other Programs I Like Earn 350 Hawaiian Airlines Miles by joining Opinions Take Flight and completing your first survey. You will then be awarded HawaiianMiles for each additional survey you complete. Also see my list of other ways to earn miles from surveys.
2/9/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Book with the Hilton Honors app and get 500 more Points for each completed stay through December 31, 2017. Combine with other Bonus Points offers this year to earn even more. So it appears to me that this should combine with the previously mentioned 2,000 points bonus and the other more specific bonuses I list.

Amtrak riders might be interested in this offer. But do your own math for the rides you take.

Some Starwood properties will change categories on March 7, 2017, - some for the better, some for the worst. Since most reservations can be cancelled, you can make even speculative reservations now for those properties that will become more expensive later.

This summer: Flat bed business space west coast <> Dublin for only 46k British Air Avios.

2/8/2017 Credit Cards If you are displeased by the actions of our government against travel and civil liberty and are looking for a way to meet a spend requirement for a credit card bonus, please consider a donation to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). There are two ways to do this, one of which is tax deductible. That tax deductible donation (to the ACLU Foundation) mainly supports the original work of the organization - suing in court on behalf of civil liberties. I love the fact that the government with which I disagree is paying for a big chunk of my opposition to it. What a great country we live in!
2/7/2017 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit reports a rumor that he considers pretty firm that the Chase Ink Preferred sign-up bonus will be increasing to 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points sometime in the next five months.
2/7/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses FrequentMiler suggests that the current Southwest Airlines sale gives us a chance to check your current reservations, as we can sometimes re-book the same flights for less money/fewer points if they have decreased in price.
2/6/2017 ?? I like this Turkish Airlines Superbowl ad.
2/6/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 35% bonus British Airways Avios when you convert selected Hotel Loyalty Points into Avios 6 February 2017 - 8 March 2017. Participating hotel partners are:
Carlson Hotels
Hilton Hotels
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Intercontinental Hotel Group
Marriott
Shangri-La
Starwood
Note that this offer appears on the Great Britain British Airways website. I see no mention of any restriction on your location in the T&Cs.

Double or triple La Quita points for your stays at select U.S. properties with check-in February 6, 2017 to March 2, 2017.

2/6/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses I have an email that says that TopCashBack will give you $5 after you spend $10 by February 27, 2017, via its shopping portal. TopCashBack very often provides the best cash back for your online purchases. I list all of my favorite cash back portals here.
2/5/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn an extra 5 miles/$1 on your Delta or Virgin Australia flight through May 31, 2017, between Los Angeles and Sydney, Brisbane, and on new Melbourne flights starting April 4, 2017.
2/4/2017 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit tells us that we might be able to get the 60k offer for the Intercontinental Hotels Group credit card, then get an extra 20k by secure messaging to Chase. He also tells us of an offer for the 60K card plus 2K just for applying. (But I think the 60K plus $50 statememt credit offer is better.)

Special Offer for the American Express SimplyCash®Plus Business Credit Card You can find the standard offer here on the American Express website. If you don't see the offer, clear cache and cookies and/or open the page in a private or InPrivate window. But last I looked the Special Offer included

  • A $200 statement credit after you spend $5,000 in qualifying purchases on your Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Plus, earn an additional $200 statement credit after you spend an additional $10,000 or more in qualifying purchases on your Card within the first year of Card Membership.
  • 5% at U.S. office supply stores and on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers
  • 3% on the category of your choice
  • 1% on other purchases
  • 5% and 3% apply to purchases up to $50,000 per rebate year then 1% thereafter. Cash back earned is automatically credited to your statement.
  • No annual membership fee.
2/4/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Download the Club Carlson mobile app - you'll earn 1,000 Bonus Gold Points when you use the app to book and complete your first stay. (Via frequent flyer bonuses)
2/3/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses All Year - 4+ Transatlantic Flat Bed Seats per Flight
30,000 miles one way in economy from the USA to Europe
70,000 miles one way in Business from the USA to Europe

Ethiad Airways is offering 500 miles for joining its miles program, by using this link, which embeds promo code EYGCARDS. You can find the offer on Ethiad's front page. This came from a post on View from the Wing, which explains why this program is valuable. I always accept all offers for joining any airline program. I never know when this might be useful. For example, the program might merge with another, as did Virgin America with Alaska, giving me some valuable Alaska miles.

2/3/2017 Buying Stuff I added the latest 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles offer from Vinessee Wine Clubs. Compare to all the other wine club offers I list.
2/3/2017 Click for Miles, Money, or Good Causes Join Swagbucks and earn 300 total SB before 3/1/17 to get both you and me a 300 SB bonus. Swagbucks provides very easily earned "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. My favorites are the Amazon gift cards and the Pay Pal credits. Each converts the Swagbucks for 1 cent per Swagbuck. Some of the Amazon and Pay Pal offers are now on sale.
2/2/2017 Buying Stuff TopCashback has some very good discounts on tax preparation software. I plan to use the 20% one for H&R Block. Compare to what you get from other cash back or airline shopping portals.
2/2/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn 2,000 Points per night when you stay at Hilton properties between February 1 and April 30, 2017.
1/31/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Rewards Canada tells us to check our Air Canada Aeroplan accounts when we log in for a banner that states you can get 500 Aeroplan miles for adding your email. We have until March 31, 2017 to do this.
1/31/2017 Buying Stuff American Airlines shopping bonus: 500 miles for spending $125 or 1,000 miles for spending $500 at American's shopping portal. Valid today through February 13, 2017. Cumulative.
1/30/2017 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping bonus: 500 miles for spending $125 or 1,000 miles for spending $500 at United's shopping portal. Valid today through February 14, 2017. Cumulative. I would expect to see competing offers from other airines soon, so wait if you can.
1/30/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses The new IGH Hotels Points Break list is out. Stay for 5,000 points at your choice from a list of a large number of properties worldwide. Most are properties from Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. Valid for booking through January 31, 2017, but hurry these go fast. Remember that most reservations can be cancelled a day before the arrival, so you can do a speculative reservation after you review the cancellation policy for that property.

Register for 5,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points when you stay at least two nights at participating Waldorf Astoria or Conrad hotels & resorts through December 31, 2017.

1/29/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn 1,000 Intercontinental Hotels Elite qualifying bonus points for each night on your next trip at select properties.

Starwood Resorts offer: Escape to Hawaii and French Polynesia and get every fifth night free, along with 35% off room rates, spa services, dining and rental cars from AVIS in Hawaii. Plus earn double Starpoints® for travel through June 30, 2017.

1/29/2017 Finance A Complete Guide To Paying Your Federal Taxes With A Credit Card, Updated For 2017.

Best Egg as added Hawaiian Airlines to its bonus offers for personal loans. Up to 50,000 JetBlue points or 50,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles for getting a personal loan from Best Egg.

  • Years ago, people were getting mega-miles for taking out loans on their homes, then immediately paying them off. I don't know how this might work here. I leave it to you to ask the questions and do the math.
1/29/2017 Buying Stuff Trick to Earn Miles Using “Pick Up in Store”. Usually if you order something online through an airline or cash back shopping portal, you pay shipping charges. But many stores will give you the miles or cash bonus and not charge you for shipping if you ship to your local store.
1/29/2017 Credit Cards Military Folks Save $450 Fee With AMEX Business Platinum & Other Cards.