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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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3/18/2019 ?? Interesting article. In my younger days I had similar experiences. Why I Decided to Travel the World Solo

This could be quite useful for folks traveling with an infant. It might also apply to other airlines. The Strange Way to Ticket Infant Travel on Qantas When Redeeming American Miles (How I Saved $1800 Traveling With My Daughter)

3/18/2019 Credit Cards View from the Wing says that there is a 100% bonus for transferring CapitalOne miles to Emirates Skywards through March 24. I think there is an error in the math here, but take a look if you have CapitalOne "miles". It's Venture credit card offers a 50,000 miles bonus. CapitalOne "miles" transfer to real airline miles to a large number of airlines, usually at a ratio of 1,000:750. The bonus is good news for us, as it indicates that CapitalOne is getting into the bonus miles transfer game.

25% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards point to Air France miles, through April 29, 2019. Log into your account to see the offer.

3/13/250119 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets. Book by March 20, 2019. Fly May 1 - June 27, 2019. Remember to try your cities of interest , even if they are not on the list.

Why You Should Transfer Your La Quinta Returns Points to Wyndham Rewards Now

3/13/2019 Credit Cards I updated my section on the very interesting Virgin Atlantic credit card. They can get you to lots of places on its or its partner's miles for not many miles.
3/12/2019 Credit Cards Hawaiian Airlines now had a 75,000 miles bonus for its personal credit card.
3/12/250119 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Hawaii. Book by March 14, 2019. Fly March 15 – May 22, 2019. Remember to try your departure city and/or another Hawaiian destination, even if it is not on the list.
3/11/2019 Credit Cards Several bloggers say that the United Airlines 75k miles business card offer ends March 18. I link to 2 different pages for this offer. One of them mentions this expiration date and one doesn't. We shall see...
3/8/2019 ?? I like this article: If I Want The Comforts of Home, I Will Stay at Home.
3/7/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets. Book by March 13, 2019. Travel April 23 - May 23, 2019. Remember to check for other cities than those listed.

https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/promotion.mi?promotion=DU19Register by May 21, 2019, for double points starting with your second stay at Marriott properties March 19 - June 4, 2019.

3/6/2019 Credit Cards In addition to the 60K miles special offer for Delta Airlines personal credit card, there is a 70K special offer plus other attractive goodies for its business card. Read about both here. They both expire April 3.
3/5/2019 ?? Luke Perry Had a Charming Trick to Calm Screaming Kids on Airplanes. I think I will carry a few balloons with me in the future.
3/5/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Amtrak is offering double points after you register for Double Days. Promotion runs from March 18 – May 18, 2019.

Transfer LaQuinta to Wyndham Points Before March 31

3/4/2019 Credit Cards American Express Delta Offers – Up To 75,000 Miles + $200 Statement Credit – No Lifetime Language. Doctor of Credit says "These are available again, people who weren’t targeted before are now targeted".

Southwest Airlines is now selling tickets to Hawaii. Presumable these should be available with SWA points, thought I haven' checked. Time to get SWA credit cards, for their bonuses? Updates:

3/3/2019 Credit Cards Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade To The IHG Premier Card. Apply for it, instead, to get the mega bonus. Yes, you can have both the old and the new card.
3/3/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses View from the Wing tells us how to easily get status with Alaska Airlines: Match with another airline, or two coast to coast round trips. (Trips must occur March 6 — May 31, 2019)

30% bonus when you convert your hotel points into British Airways Avios through March 31, 2019.

3/1/2019 Credit Cards 15% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to Avianca miles through April 1, 2019. Avianca is a member of the Star Alliance.

I list the interesting Navy Federal Credit Union Flagship Rewards Credit Card special offer, which expires September 3 of this year. $500 bonus. 3% cash back on travel expenses; 2% on everything else.

2/28/2019 Credit Cards The Alaska Airlines credit cards, both personal and business, now offer a 40,000 miles bonus.

The Delta Airlines bonus for its personal credit card has increased to 60,000 miles.

The Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) credit card now offers a 120,000 points bonus. This is a super deal. It also offers a free night after you pay the annual fee for the second year, and the fourth night free if you book the same property for 4 consecutive nights. I have stayed at Holiday Inn Express properties and other IGH properties (for free, of course) more that any other brand's properties. They are most everywhere in the world.

2/28/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets - as low as 10,000 miles round trip. Book by March 6, 2019 . Travel March 20 - April 10, 2019. Remember to check for other cities than those listed.
2/27/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale - 128,000 miles round trip to Europe in business class. Book by March 1, 2019. Travel August 7 through September 5, 2019. Remember to check for other cities than those listed.
2/26/2019 Credit Cards I now list two cards from CapitalOne that have 50,000 CapitalOne "miles" bonuses, which transfer to real airline miles to a large number of airlines, usually at a ratio of 1,000:750. One of these is a personal card. The other is a business card.
2/25/2019 ?? How Military Service Automatically Qualifies You For TSA PreCheck
2/25/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses The Intercontinental Hotels Group Points Break page is live. 5,000, 10,000, or 15,000 points per night for bookings through May 31, 2019. I see lots of opportunities for Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, and Crown Plaza, and a few for higher end properties. Remember that most bookings are cancellable (check the offer for the specific property), so if you are not quite sure, do it now before the offer for the property that interests you disappears.

Get 15,000 American or United Miles Booking Your Next Trip With the Free ETA App through March 31, 2019.

2/24/2019 Credit Cards A reddit post provides more links to 50K offers for Southwest Airlines credit cards (for both the Plus and the Premier cards). Remember that these plus the business card offer will get you the coveted companion pass through the end of next year.

But Travel Codex says that Capital One doesn't quite yet have its act together transfer of its points to airline miles..

2/22/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic flights. Book by February 27, 2019. Travel May 1 - June 30, 2019. Remember to search for the domestic flight you want, even if it is not listed on the sale page.
2/21/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Japan and South Korea. 70,000- 80,000 miles round trip. Purchased no by February 25, 2019. Travel from March 4 through May 2, 2019.

Choice Hotels free night promotion. Register, then stay two separate times between February 26, 2019 and April 26, 2019, and you can earn enough points to redeem for a future FREE night at more than 1,000 hotels worldwide. Participating brands:


Ascend Collection
Cambria Hotels and Suites
Clarion
Comfort Inn
Comfort Suites
EconoLodge
MainStay Suites
Quality Inn
Rodeway Inn
Sleep Inn
Suburban
2/19/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register by March 31, 2019, to earn 1,000 or 1,500 bonus points per stay at Hyatt properties through May 15, 2019. Maximum 50,000 Bonus Points may be earned during Promotion Period.
2/18/2019 Buying Stuff Up to 1,200 miles for subscribing to The Economist for 12 weeks for $1/week.
2/18/2019 Credit Cards I list the 2 Avianca credit cards. Both offer bonus miles, but at a high annual fee. Both offer a 0% interest balance transfer option, but with a 2% fee. Avianca is a Star Alliance member serving destinations south of the border.
2/15/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta miles award sale for domestic flights, including Hawaii. Purchase By February 22, 2019. Travel Period May 1 - June 30, 2019. There are many cities not listed in this sale that are discounted anyway: Amtrak offer: Get a free companion fare: buy one, get one free, from February 14 - 18 and valid for travel March 25 - July 29, 2019.

New memebers of the Marriott Envoy program can earn a Free Night Award (worth up to 25,000 points) after just two paid stays at Marriott Hotels now through June 28, 2019.

2/13/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Western U.S. cities. Purchase by tomorow, February 14, 2019. Travel Period April 1 – June 8, 2019.
2/13/2019 Credit Cards I describe the new Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Business Card 100,000 points offer. It waives the annual fee for the first year. Remember that Marriott points transfer to most airlines 3 points:1 mile, with a small bonus for United Airlines miles. I refuse to describe the Amex personal card, as it has a $450 annual fee, not waived the first year. Note the first word of the title of the website you are now reading. But I do describe the more reasonable Marriott personal Visa card with a 75,000 points bonus. You may read about both of these cards here.
2/12/2019 ?? When Do Airlines Open Award Seats?. Note: It is easy to use a spreadsheet to compute the date for any number of days from now. Just format 2 cells for date, then put today's date in the first cell, and in the second cell add the number of days you want to the first cell. For example, after formatting the two cells for dates, I put 2/12/19 in the first cell (A1), then entered the formula =A1+355 into the second cell. That cell showed the result Sunday, February 02, 2020.
2/12/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses 500 Singapore Airlines Krisflyer miles for joining the program by February 15, 2019. Use Promo code KFLY. This offer is on the Korea version of Singapore's website, but it appears to accept US addresses.

Singapore Airlines's opportunities to earn miles are listed here. It is a member of the Star Alliance, so it has its uses.

Lufthansa promotion: Frequent Flyer Italia says that until December 31, 2019 will be possible to get 6 miles for every euro you spend on long-haul flights in Economy Class on Lufthansa. Click on the appropriate flag to get the language you want.

2/12/2019 Credit Cards Changes in the Southwest Airlines credit card offers: The Plus and Premier cards increased the bonus points to 40,000. The spend requirement for each was reduced to $1,000. The bonus for the business card is still 60,000 points. It's annual fee was reduced to %99. As of a few days ago, the 50K bonus for the Plus card was still available. The companion pass for the individual cards has been eliminated, but, as always, you can still get that pass for earning 110,000 points. That can be achieved by getting both a personal and the business cards.
2/11/2019 ?? How to deal with bedbugs in a hostel (or anywhere else).
2/11/2019 Credit Cards A reader of Doctor of credit (search on 702337) says that you can get $100 cash bonus offer for the Fidelity 2% cash back Visa credit card with a lesser $500 spend requirement by calling them at (888) 551-5144.
2/10/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses I have mentioned this before. Service members transitioning to civilian life can receive 100,000 Hilton Honors Points for free. This was written in October 2017. Please tell me if it is still valid. Thanks.
2/9/2019 Buying Stuff Mile redemptions for Wall Street Journal subscriptions are live again.
2/9/2019 ?? American Airlines Miles: 7 Little-Known Tips to Using Them Effectively

Get 2p per point using ‘Part Pay With Avios’ for five days only

2/8/2019 Credit Cards The standard offer for the United Airlines business credit card is now 75,000 miles. The one for the Ink Business Preferred card is 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points, or maybe 100,000. Those points transfer to United and many other airlines 1,000:1,000.
2/8/2019 Buying Stuff Earn 400 United, Alaska, or American Airlines bonus miles for spending $200 at its shopping portal through February 17, 2019. Details. If you prefer miles from another airline, I suggest waiting a few days to see if they respond to these offers.
2/7/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Hilton's Points Explorer allows us to chose the number of points we care to spend to find which properties will allow us to stay for those points. We can search all locations, or just those to which we want to travel.
  • Update: Alas, Frequent Miles tells us it doesn't work.
2/7/2019 Credit Cards The Least Talked About Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner Is a Hidden Gem (Virgin Atlantic). Also true for American Express Membership Rewards. But be sure the award you want is available before transferring the points. Membership Rewards transfer instantly (while you are on the phone). So do Ultimate Rewards points.
  • You may read about Ultimate Rewards points here and Membership Rewards points here.
2/6/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic cattle class tickets. Purchase by February 13, 2019. Fly April 1 - May 18, 2019.
2/5/2019 Credit Cards Amex Delta Offers with NO Lifetime Restriction Are Back. Plus an improved 50,000 miles for each of the personal and business cards. These are targeted offers sent out by email. But I qualified for both without receiving the email, and even though I already have the personal card. Click here to see if you have the offers. But heed my caution below about 1099s. You may end up owing taxes on the miles you get.
I suggest that after you receive the card, you call the number on the back of it to confirm that you have the offer.

I received an IRS form 1099 for Hilton HHonors points I received for referrals to its credit card. It valued the points at .67 cent/point, which is way to high. I sent a letter to them at the address on the form showing that the points are worth around .45 cent/point, by mentioning many properties that go for points at that rate. Ask me for those properties if you need them. I also told them

Usually a 1099 is not sent for anything valued less than $600. So why did you choose to send this? And

Your terms and conditions (#18) say “Accrued Points and Reward Certificates and Confirmations do not constitute property of the Members”. So if you gave me no property, how can you say I received anything?

If you also received such a 1099, I encourage you to protest.

I will no longer be doing referrals to the Hilton card.

2/5/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register by February 15, 2019, to earn 10,000 Delta Airlines miles when you book and fly 2 round-trip qualifying flights between Los Angeles and anywhere in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada or Alaska before May 15, 2019.

Register to earn 2,000 Bonus Points per stay, plus 10,000 Bonus Points every 5 stays or 10 nights (whichever comes first) at Hilton properties from January 4 - May 5, 2019.

Register to receive Le Club bonus points for says at Accor Hotels properties. Book by February 28, 2019 and then stay between February 15, 2019 and June 11, 2019. Accor Hotels encompasses many brands. Here is the list of those offering Le Club points.

2/4/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards: 1,000-7,000 Miles Discount. Must have an American Airlines credit card. Awards may be booked effective February 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019. Awards are valid for travel February 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019. Awards must be claimed by March 31, 2019.

Register now. Best Western Rewards® members who register and complete 2 eligible stays between February 4, 2019 and April 14, 2019 at a Best Western® branded hotel in the United States, Canada or Caribbean will get a Free Night Voucher.

2/3/2019 ?? One Dollar Fares On Megabus are Available Now Through April 30, 2019 — But Hurry. Also, other very low fares are available. For example, I found one for San Francisco to Los Angeles for $24.99.
2/2/2019 ?? Here is a potentially really useful tool for finding miles award availability. But don't count on it to be up to date. It's just a starting point for an award search.
2/2/2019 Credit Cards I received an IRS form 1099 for $375 for the 75,000 Delta Airlines bonus miles I received for meeting the spend requirement, valuing them at 1/2 cent/mile. I have written a protest letter to Amex at the address on the 1099. Never has Amex or any other credit card issuer issued a 1099 for bonus miles for meeting a spend requirement. Also read this post on View from the Wing, and this one describing how to object to this to the IRS.

They also sent a 1099 for Membership Rewards point I earned for referrals to cards that earn MR points. It values those points at 1 cent/mile. Yet those points convert to Delta miles at 1,000:1,000. Thus they are saying definitively that the Membership Rewards points have the same value as Delta miles, or ½ cent per point. Also, the only way I can find to convert the points to anything resembling cash is to use them to buy American Express gift cards. They sell them at a price of ½ cent per point, thus saying definitively that the value of a point is ½ cent.

Usually a 1099 is not sent for anything valued less than $600. So I cannot imagine why they chose to send these.

Here is an excellent article from Travel Codex on how to deal with this from someone who says he is a licensed tax professional.

I encourage everyone to protest to American Express about these 1099s. Use the address on those forms.

2/2/2019 ?? A reader offers this caution on travel insurance:
I moved my frail and wheelchair bound father in law across the country a month ago. This one way move involved bringing suitcases full of medical supplies. I purchased travel insurance thru my carrier UAL. By Murphy's law, the one critical suitcase went somewhere else for a day before UAL delivered it. Filing a claim on my travel insurance for expenses incurred for 24 hour rental of medical equipment was denied due to some small print that I suspect 99% of your readers would assume WOULD be covered.

The bottom line is "if you are flying one way, do not assume travel insurance is worth it."

1/31/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses This Flyertalk post says to check bonus offers in your Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards account. 15% bonus on all points earned 2/1 to Apr 30.
1/30/2019 Credit Cards Some of the bloggers are posting offers for the British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Iberia cards. I noticed that this is a bad deal (except for the bloggers who make a commission on it). Doctor of Credit gives us a good explanation why, so being lazy, I link to him rather than writing it myself. I refuse to add the offer to my website. Use the current standard offers instead. One blogger actually says that this offer is gone. It isn't, but perhaps it is no longer commissionable? Sheeze.
1/30/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic flight from Seattle. Purchase By February 6, 2019. Travel Period April 8 - May 18, 2019.
1/27/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for bonus points for paid stays at Radisson properties by March 31, 2019.
1/26/2019 ?? 9 of the Best Destinations for Women to Travel Solo.
    My favorite travel company is Overseas Adventure Travel, which offers excellent active (but not too active) small group (16 or less) tours in many places in the world for people over 55. There is an emphasis on interacting with the local people. Home visits and meals are always featured. I have traveled with them 13 times.

    I have noticed that many of the tours are frequented with women traveling either solo or in pairs. The company provides guides and assistance from airport arrival to airport departure, so everyone feels quite safe. Fellow travelers are almost always pleasant company, and the groups are large enough to be able to avoid the very few who aren't. You may read more about this company (and others I like) by clicking on Places Gary Has Visited in the menu to the left. You can get a discount (at least $100) by mentioning my name, Gary Steiger. If they can't find me for the referral, ask me for help.

1/26/2019 Credit Cards Swagbucks is offering the points equivalent of $75 or $50 for some of the CapitalOne Credit cards. Alas, the Capital One Spark Miles for Business credit card with its 200,000 miles bonus isn't one of them. (A usually reliable blogger says that offer ends Monday, January 28, 2019.) Remember that Capital One miles transfer to many airline frequent flyer programs.
Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn a few dollars by clicking, searching, and doing other easy stuff. Some like it as a cash back shopping portal. You may read about it here.
1/26/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses 1,000 Southwest Airlines points for using TurboTax. It appears that you must use their online system. I prefer to keep my tax info on my computer, where it is more private.
1/25/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale - domestic (including Hawaii), Caribbean and Latin America. Book by January 30, 2019.
1/23/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic First Class tickets. Book by January 29, 2019. Travel April 17 to April 27, 2019.
1/22/2019 Credit Cards Citibank has improved its offer for its American Airlines personal credit card - still 60,000 miles, but without the extra spend requirement. But its offers for the American Airlines business cards got worse - now 65 and 60K totals, but with an expensive spend requirement for the miles over 50K.
    Oops: Flytalk lists this 70k offer with a $4,000 spend requirement for the business card. It still works.
1/19/2019 Credit Cards A usually reliable blogger says that the 200,000 miles offer for the Capital One Spark Miles for Business credit card will end January 28. But this possibly means only that he will no longer earn a commission on it. We shall see. Miles transfer to a list of partner airlines that could get you on flights on most of the major airlines of the world through their partner programs.

Log into your American Express Membership Rewards points account to find a 25% bonus for transferring your points to AeroMexico. Aeromexico is a member of Skyteam.

1/18/2019 Other Programs I Like The new member bonuses for the Rewards Network (iDine) programs were extended for Delta, Alaska, and Southwest Airlines, and IHG, and the dining program of Spirit Airlines. Everyone who dines out should register one or more credit cards with a Rewards Network program. You might get surprised with some miles you didn't expect. Restaurants advertise their membership with these programs only on the Rewards Network websites. Those websites have indeed introduced me to some very good restaurants.
1/17/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Good Delta Airlines miles award sale -domestic and Latin America. Book by January 23, 2019.
1/14/2019 Credit Cards Previously I mentioned the new Southwest Airlines credit card that offers a free Companion Pass. That pass would last to the end of this year. But getting both the 50K personal card and the 60K business card would get you that pass valid through 2020. I explain all of this here.

United Airlines business credit card offer: 75,000 miles after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months your account is open. (Via Doctor of Credit)

1/13/2019 Credit Cards The Fidelity 2% cash back Visa card now offers $100 cash back, again. Compare to other 2% cash back cards. My favorite and the one I use regularly is the State Department Credit Union one. Remember that you can make a small profit and get a 1 -2 month free float by using one of these cards to pay your federal taxes.

Chase United Visa: Get 1,000 United Bonus Miles by Linking Card in MPX App. It's a shopping app. Ends March 31, 2019.

1/12/2019 ?? Delta Taps Inflight Entertainment Screens to Raise Awareness for Human Trafficking. Please watch, learn, and help.
1/12/2019 Other Programs I like I added Points to be Made, a "European blog on maximising loyalty programmes", to my list of useful blogs. (Gee, guess where its author is located. Two nations divided by a common language.)
1/12/2019 Credit Cards Hawaiian Airlines improved its credit card offers - now 60,000 miles for spending $2,000. $99 annual fee. Both Barclays. Barclays and Bank of Hawaii have the same offer for their cards, but the Bank of Hawaii offer says you are applying via Bardlays. It would be interesting to see if you can get both cards for a total of 120,000 miles. (Probably not, but perhaps worth a shot.) The inflight offer that has no minimum spend requirement may still be available.Take a look at Hawaiian's award chart. Round trip between North America and Hawaii is as low as 40,000 miles. (But 60K is the award more likely to be available). So get the card and spend $2,000 on it, and you are on your way to Hawaii.
1/10/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Good Delta Airlines miles award sales;
1/10/2019 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes In my Good Causes section I list a large number of websites where you can support good causes simply by clicking. You click, someone else donates. It takes me about 4 minutes daily to support the 25 programs I like. Easy and feels good.
1/10/2019 Credit Cards Southwest Airlines now offers a Companion Pass and 30,000 points for spending $4,000 in the first 3 months for its personal credit cards. The older official offers were replaced. The 50K employee referral offer may or may not still be valid. The 60K business card offer is still available.

You Might Regret Transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Airlines If You Miss This Important Step. Ultimate Rewards are quite valuable. You can read about them and how to get them here.

1/9/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Super Delta Ailines miles award sale to London - as low as 32,000 miles round trip. Book by tomorrow, January 10. Fly February 1 – April 30, 2019.

Choice Privileges® Says Thanks with Lifetime Gold Status and 2,500 Points for Our Military. Simply fill out the form.

1/8/2019 Credit Cards One usually reliable blogger says that the 200,000 miles Capital One Spark Miles for Business credit card offer will end January 28 of this year. This may mean only that that blogger will no longer receive commissions for it. We shall see. The card offers 2X miles for all purchases. Remember that the Capital One miles transfer to many airline frequent flyer programs from any of its miles earning credit cards.
1/8/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Good Delta Airlines mile award sale for domestic tickets. Book by January 14, 2019. Fly January 29 to April 3, 2019.

Fly round trip from Washington, DC to Sydney, Australia from 44,000 Delta Airlines SkyMiles (plus about $113 in taxes) in economy class

Changes to the IHG Award Chart Coming in Only 7 Days – Book Now Before Prices Increase. Remember that most reservations are fully cancelable, so even if you are not sure... And if the price goes down, you probably would be able to cancel and re-book.

Comprehensive Military Airline Benefits and Discount Guide

1/6/2019 Buying Stuff 2,000 bonus American AAdvantage miles and 1 mile per dollar with dog sitting service Rover
1/6/2019 ?? Flights to Barcelona as low as $130 with a stopover and a full carryon
1/4/2019 Credit Cards Bank of America was the last to become wise to us. It now has nestled in the terms and conditions of all of the Alaska Airlines credit card offers I list "This card will not be available to you if you currently have or have had the card in the preceding 24 month period. This does not apply to the business credit card product." It was good while it lasted. The super offer found by doing a dummy booking is still available. 30K miles plus a profit of $25.

One Mile at a Time describes the restrictions of all of the banks for churning credit cards. We caused these, I think. Sigh.

1/4/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for Intercontinental Hotels Group Free Nights Faster to earn at least 40,000 bonus points for doing various tasks, which are different for everyone, but always include paid stays January 15 to April 15, 2019. IGH Rewards Club is my favorite hotel points program.

Delta flash sale: 60K RT to Tokyo econ, 90K prem, 140K One (tons of cities)

1/2/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register now and take three round trips on Amtrak Acela or Northeast Regional between January 2 and February 28, 2019, to earn one free roundtrip to take this summer.
1/2/2019 Buying Stuff Bonus shopping portal offers through January 10, 2019: 500 miles for spending $150. 1,000 miles for spending $300. Through January 10, 2019.
United Airlines
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
Delta and Southwest Airlines sometimes compete. So if you prefer miles from these, I suggest you wait a few days.

Buy or lease a new MINI at participating dealers in Alaska, Washington, Oregon or California and earn 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles. Offer says by December 31, 2018, but it was still online January 2, 2019. Ask. Restrictions apply. Details.

12/31/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Hilton will match your status with any other hotel chain. In the past, this has worked for me for my Platinum Status with Intercontinental Group (IHG), which you probably have, because you have been taking my advice on getting its credit card. Hilton status is quite valuable, often receiving room upgrades, free breakfasts, and access to the top floor business center for free internet access and free food. Time this right, as the status lasts only 90 days.
12/29/2018 ?? Enjoy
12/27/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Good Delta miles award sale for domestic tickets. Book by January 7, 2019. Fly January 21 - March 7, 2019.

Register now and take three round trips on Acela or Northeast Regional between January 2 and February 28, 2019 to earn one free roundtrip to take this summer.

12/22/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Fly Alaska Airlines. Ski Free. Winter 2018-2019.

United Airlines flash sale to ski destinations and Hawaii. Book your trip in United Economy® by December 22, 2018, for travel between January 9, 2019, and March 6, 2019.

12/20/2018 What's New? Change Detection morphed to Visual Ping. Apparently Visual Ping is unable to track this page, probably because it is nested in a frame. Visual Ping won't talk to me. So I have added above instructions to subscribe for free to Wachete, which will send out an email to you whenever I post anything here. The only thing I don't like about it is that they have no system to tell me how many notices they sent out. If you know of something better that is free to me, please let me know about it. Click on Contact Gary in the left menu. Thanks.
12/20/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Good Delta Airlines miles award sale to Europe. Book by December 26, 2018. Fly January 14 - March 6, 2019.

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