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|7/21/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Register by 11:59 pm ET on July 24, 2018, to earn 50% extra Delta Airlines miles with eligible hotel, car and retail partners through September 30, 2018.|
|7/21/2018||??||Delta Airlines domestic flash award ticket sale. Book by July 25, 2018. Travel August – November.|
|7/19/2018||Credit Cards||I added the 65K Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Priority Card to my listing of its cards. Might be useful to those who regularly fly SWA and pay dollars for this.|
Good Delta Airlines award sale - domestic, Latin Caribbean, and Latin-America. Purchase By July 25, 2018. Travel September September 4 – October 4, 2018.
Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to China From $342 Round-Trip, Premium Economy From $885.
|7/16/2018||Credit Cards||The 30,000 points Amtrak credit card offer is back.|
|7/16/2018||Other Programs I Like||
50,000 Intercontintal Hotels Group points for booking meetings, events, or group rooms at Kimpton hotels by August 31, 2018. Stay dates: May 22, 2018 - December 30, 2018.
Must be a registered IHG® Business Rewards member. Read the terms and conditions for other restrictions.
Dining bonuses: The Delta, American, Alaska, Southwest Airlines, IHG, and Hilton - Rewards Network (iDine) and the Free Spirit new member bonuses were extended. The United Airlines bonus was changed slightly. The minimum spend for the Hilton offer was reduced to $25. Everyone who might dine at a restaurant should sign up for a Rewards Network (iDine) program. You might get a pleasant surprise - restaurants show their Rewards Network affiliation only on the Rewards Network website not on the door.
Americaan Airlines shopping portal bonus: 500 miles for spending a cumulative $150 or 1,500 miles for spending a cumulative $350 July 16 - 26, 2018. I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers. And always compare to the cash back portals. ) (My favorite is TopCashBack)
The last day to earn or use Starpoints for purchase of tickets at Audience Rewards is Tuesday, 7/31. Audience Rewards still offers United Airlines Miles, Starwood Preferred Guest points, or Amtrak points for purchase of performing arts events.
|7/15/2018||Credit Cards||I finally got around to writing up the new, improved Hyatt credit card offer.|
|7/14/2018||Credit Cards||I fixed the info on the Marriiott Business credit card. The $95 annual fee is not waived the first year.|
|7/14/2018||??||Delta Airlines award sale - domestic, Latin-America and Caribbean. Purchase By July 18, 2018. Travel September 7 – November 15, 2018|
|7/14/2018||Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes||The credits in your e-miles account should have transferred to your e-rewards account.|
|7/12/2018||Credit cards||The bonuses for both the personal and business Marriott credit cards were reduced to 75,000 points as they promised. But the points per $1 earned on all but Marriott purchases was increased to 2.|
|7/12/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Register to earn double Radisson Rewards points for stays of 2 nights or more before August 31, 2018.|
|7/11/2018||Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes||Easy 1,750 United Airlines Miles for signing up with MyPoints.|
|7/11/2018||??||Delta Flash sale on award tickets to Asia. Book today only for travel Sept 10 – Dec 10, 2018.|
Hawaiian Airlines has improved its miles for using its credit card on certain purchases: 3X miles on eligible purchases made directly from Hawaiian Airlines, 2X on gas (I think they mean gasoline, dining and grocery store purchases, and 1X miles on all other purchases. It still offers a 50K miles bonus (60K if you can get the on-board application).
I updated the link to the Frontier Airlines credit card. Frontier domestic tickets start at 10,000 miles one way, making its credit card offer worthwhile. For more miles Frontier will fly you to Costa Rica, Mexico, Dominican Republic, or Jamaica. See Frontier's awards chart.
|7/11/2018||Buying Stuff||Book your Intercontinental Hotels Group stay through the American Ailines AAdvantage shopping portal to earn 10 miles/$1 spent. Apparently this is in addition to the IHG points you will receive for the stay. But be sure to compare to the cash back shopping portrals. For example, TopCashBack (my favorite) is currently offering 6% cash back. Please tell me when this opportunity is gone. Thanks.|
|7/11/2018||??||Today only: Frontier Airlines fare sale. Flights as low as $20. Fly 08/13/18-11/14/18.|
|7/7/2018||Buying Stuff||900 - 1,500 miles from a selection of airlines for a $12 subscription to the Economist. Remember that you must time the cancellation properly, and that it appears that you must pay the full $12. Please tell me when this offer is gone. Thanks.|
|7/6/2018||Credit Cards||Hawaiian Airlines has a number of credit card offers with 50K or 60K miles bonuses, all with an annual fee not waived the first year. I added one for 40K, but with the annual fee waived the first year. (Via The Lazy Traveler's Handbook)|
|7/5/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Good Delta Airlines award sale, domestic, Latin America and Caribbean.. Book by July 11, 2018, fly September 7 – October 15, 2018.|
|7/4/2018||Credit Cards||The offer of 10% of when you book your British Airways flight through ba.com/Chase10 when you pay for your ticket with your British Airways credit card was extended to June 30, 2019.|
|7/3/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Delta Airlines award sale to Asia. Book today, fly September 4 through December 25, 2018.|
|7/2/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||How to Travel More for Fewer Miles With the United Excursionist Perk. Wow! This article is well worth careful study. I could save you a zillion miles on award tickets, and may cause you to expand you thinking on how you might plan your travel.|
|7/1/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Earn 500 United Miles When Joining BP Driver Rewards. Alas, not available in some states, like California.
Register to earn double Air Canada Aeroplan miles on flights with First Air when you book by July 31 for travel by September. 15, 2018. First Air is wholly owned by the Inuit people of Quebec and operates services to 34 communities in Nunavut, Nunavik, and the Northwest Territories. If you use this offer, I would very much enjoy learning about your trip. Thanks.
|7/1/2018||??||Really Good Australia Business Class Award Availability This Winter. You can book with American Airlines miles. Search the QANTAS site first, then call AA if the flight shown on QANTAS is not shown on the AA site. I highly recommend Tasmania.|
|7/1/2018||Buying Stuff||Double Avios for purchases at the British Airways shopping prortal Thursday 28th June 2018 to Sunday 8th July 2018. Compare to offers from A reader offered a caution to the other shopping portals.|
|6/29/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Good Delta Airlines award sale. Read the terms and conditions for lots of restrictions . Book by July 5, 2018.|
The standard link to excellent Alaska Airlines credit card offer of 30K miles + $100 statement credit (for a profit of $25) + free companion ticket is gone. But I show you how to find it anyway. Yesterday I used that method to successfully get the card.
The Alaska Airlines miles are quite valuable, as they can put you on flights from a large number of partner airlines, and, of course, they can get you to Alaska, containing some of the most amazing wildernesses in the world.
|6/28/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register to earn up to 5,000 American Airlines miles each for doing these activities by September 30, 2018:
For both promotions, Log in, then click on Your account in the blue box, then on the promotions tab.
|6/25/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Delta Airlines award sale to Bermuda: 12,000 SkyMiles round-trip and - available primarily from East Coast cities. Valid for flights from July 2018 through May 2019 and includes options over holidays like Columbus Day and Veterans Day. Just beware of hurricane season when considering flights through November.|
I fixed the link to the Laithwaits 2K Southwest Airlines offer for wine. Compare to all of the wine programs.
A reader offered a caution to the Vinesse wine program.
|6/24/2018||??||An interview with Randy Perterson. Randy is the guru of the free miles community. He is the founder of multiple miles & points websites, including BoardingArea (which hosts this website and many blogs on free travel, for free) and InsideFlyer. He also founded the Freddie Awards.|
|6/24/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
1,500 Free and Easy La Quinta (or Wyndham Points) With Redeem Away.
How To Find Award Availability With Iberia Avios. Especially useful if you did the 9,000 Avios thing.
|6/24/2018||Credit Cards||The Marriott personal credit card 100K and free night offer ends July 12, 2018.|
|6/22/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Get an additional 9,000 Iberia Avios for every flight you book (Iberia, Iberia Express or Air Nostrum) through Iberia by June 24th (this Sunday). The points automatically expire on December 1st, 2018, but they will be used before any other points are used. There is a limit of 90,000 Avios per person.
|6/21/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||The registration deadline for the Southwest Airlines double points for paid flights offer was extended to June 30, 2018.|
|6/20/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register now for this Intercontinental Hotels IHG Rewards Club bonus. The offer code is 23733.
|6/20/2018||Credit Cards||The time limit for the $4,000 spend requirement for the excellent 70K miles offer for the Citi American Airlines business card is actually 4 months. I had previously listed it at 3 months.|
|6/19/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Good Delta award ticket sale. Book by June 20, 2018; fly September 15 - November 15, 2018. Also, Miles to Memories says you can find 31k SkyMile Delta Round Trip First Class Flights to Mexico & Caribbean.|
|6/18/2018||Buying Stuff||New 500 Mile Bonus Offer to Earn United Miles for Gassing Up at BP Gas Stations. The article does not link to anything that mentions the 500 miles, but does link to the sign-up page. Here is the 200 miles offer. This is a nice way to keep your UAL account alive. Alas, not available in California.|
|6/18/2018||Help needed||For many years I have been using Change Detection (above) to notify you of any changes to this page. It has been quite reliable. But recently Change Detection was acquired by Visual Ping. Many of my readers are reporting that they are no longer receiving notices. I have written to them about this, but as yet have not received the courtesy of a response. So I am looking for a different service or method to tell you that there is a change on this page. Please tell me about any ideas you have. Thanks.|
|6/12/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Delta flash sale to Alaska and Canada starting at 14,000 miles round-trip (plus taxes & fees) in Main Cabin and 17,000 miles round-trip (plus taxes & fees) in Delta Comfort. Book with miles by June 13, 2018 at 11:59pm ET and travel from September 17 through November 15, 2018.|
|6/12/2018||Credit Cards||25% bonus on transfers from American Express Membership Rewards points to Hawiian Airlines miles through June 26, 2018. Log in to see the offer.|
|6/11/2018||??||How to Get Your Passport Photos for Next to Nothing|
|6/11/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Delta Flash sale to Mexico from 12,000 miles round trip.|
|6/11/2018||Buying Stuff||500 United Airlines bonus miles for spending $150 June 11- 24, 2018; 1,000 for spending $300. I suggest waiting a few days to see what the competition offers.|
|6/8/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
The American Airlines Reduced mileage awards page is alive for flights through September. Discounts of up to 7,500 miles are offered. You must have an American Airlines credit card to get these.
Fly to London for half the amount of British Airways Avios. Book before June 17, for travel between September 1 and May 31, 2019.
Hilton is once again offering to match your status with any other hotel loyalty program for 90 days. In the past, they matched my IHG Platinum status to Hilton's Diamond. The latter is very worthwhile.
I updated the links to Amtrak's promotions.
Delta Airlines award sale. I see some domestic round trip tickets for 11,000 miles, Latin America for as low as 12,000 miles (Book by June 13, 2018; Fly September 10 - October 22, 2018), Asia for 50,000 miles (Book by June 13, 2018; fly September 21 - November 15, 2018), and Europe for as low as 33,000 miles (Book by June 13, 2018; fly January 10 - March 15, 2019).
|6/8/2018||Credit Cards||If you want the excellent Intercontinental Hotels Group 80K offer, please use my referral link to get the normal 80K offer. This helps me at no cost to you. Thanks. For hotel stays, especially in expensive places in Europe, I have found that using the points for award stay is much more lucrative. There are Holiday Inns most anywhere in the world. The Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest was outstanding.|
I think that the Chase Ink Business Preferred credit card has the best signup offer and is the best business card for earning miles available. It offers 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points for getting the card, plus 3X points per $1 on the first $50,000 spent in combined purchases at travel, shipping purchases, Internet, cable and phone services, advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines each account anniversary year, and 2X points per $1 on the first $50,000 spent in combined purchases at gas stations and hotel accommodations when purchased directly with the hotel each account anniversary year. Ultimate Rewards points are transferable 1,000:1,000 to the miles of many airlines. My favorite is United.
I now have a new referral link for the 80K offer. Using it helps me at no cost to you. Thanks. But first stop by your local Chase Bank to see if you qualify for a better offer. You may have to actually go into your local branch to see this - they may not discuss it with you over the phone. Ask for the rep handling business credit cards. This worked for me in November of 2017. I was given a 100,000 points offer.
|6/6/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||You’ll Want to Be a Hyatt Member for Free Breakfast. Also, must book at Hyatt directly.|
|6/6/2018||??||US to Spain on Full-Service Carriers from $363 Round-Trip|
|6/5/2018||Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes||The eMiles program will end June 15. You can move your miles out of the program before then. Or, if you have an eRewards account with the same email address, your eMiles points will transfer to there. So be sure you have or get such an account, and be sure the email addresses match.|
|6/5/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Transfer your La Quinta points to Wyndham Rewards points. The two recently merged programs. You can also match your Wyndham status to your La Quinta status.|
|6/5/2018||Credit Cards||Earn 20,000 American Express Membership Reward Points on your next Skyteam flight (Delta, Air France, KLM, and many others). Be sure to compare to what you would earn using a 2% cash back card or your Ink Business Preferred or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card.|
|6/1/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Join Air Canada's Aeroplan and get 1,000 bonus miles after your first transaction. Air Canada is a Star Alliance member. (Via rewardscanada)|
|6/1/2018||Credit Cards||The standard 40K United Airlines personal credit card offer has added a $200 credit for first purchase, and 2X miles for tickets purchased from United, at restaurants, and at hotel accommodations. I show you how you might be able to get a larger up front bonus. Note: If you recently accepted a lesser offer for this card, call the number on the back of the card and ask for the better one. Have the URL of the better offer in hand.|
Redeem Just 11,000 Miles to Europe – Book in June for August/September Travel
Did you redeem British Airways Awards 2006-2013? Get Some of Your Fuel Surcharges Back or Free Points.
Mommy Points offers some good suggestions on What to do with Membership Rewards Points, including how to use them to access Star Alliance award tickets, even though MR points do not transfer to United Airlines or U.S. Airways.
The 9 Best Ways To Use Your AMEX Points, from MillionMileSecrets.
|5/26/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Kimpton Secret Password Returns for Summer 2018: Three Words to Unlock Freebies before September 3rd. Kempton is part of IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group).|
|5/25/2018||Credit Cards||Doctor of Credit added another link to his write-up of [YMMV] American Express Delta Gold 60,000 Miles + $50 Statement Credit, No Lifetime Language [Personal & Business]|
|5/25/2018||??||Frontier Airlines sale, starting at around $15. Through June 20, 2018.|
|5/24/2018||Buying Stuff||Subscribe to the Wall Street Journal for $1, receive 750 - 1,200 miles, through June 7, 2018.|
|5/24/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Register, book, and fly from April 6 – June 13 for double Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® points on all your flights.|
|5/22/2018||Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes||I list various charities that receive money for your simply clicking. It takes me 3 minutes to click on the 27 programs I like. It make me feel good. Highly recommended.|
|5/22/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Alaska Airlines award sale - as low as 5,000 miles. Book by May 24, 2018.|
|5/22/2018||??||FARE ALERT: Several Cities – Even West Coast – to Europe From $263 Roundtrip|
|5/22/2018||Credit Cards||Essential Rewards Credit Card Tips for Military Families. I encourage everyone on active duty to be aware of these super deals.|
American Express has come out with some new Hilton credit card offers
|5/16/2018||Credit Cards||List Of Hilton Honors 10,000 Point Properties, with interactive map. This means 6 free stays with some leftover if you accept the 65K credit card offer.|
|5/15/2018||Credit Cards||As an alternate to its 60K offer, Citibank offers 50K American Airlines miles after spending $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening, plus, new cardmembers can also receive up to a $200 statement credit on eligible American Airlines purchases in the first 12 months of account opening.|
|5/15/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
The latest American Airlines reduced mileage awards list is out. You can save up to 7,500 miles on roundtrip MileSAAver® awards. Available only to American Airlines credit card holders.
Delta Airlines flash award sale to Europe starting at only 48,000 miles round-trip. Must book tomorrow, May 16, 2018 at 11:59pm ET and travel anytime between September 8 - November 15, 2018 or January 10 – March 15, 2019.
|5/14/2018||Buying Stuff||500 United Airlines bonus miles for spending $200 at its shopping portal May 14-24, 2018. Compare to the bonuses offered by other airline shopping portals.|
|5/13/2018||Credit Cards||Mommy Points says that a Hyatt Visa credit card can be found on Hyatt.com for World of Hyatt members who are making a reservation - 30,000 bonus Hyatt points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first three months + a $150 statement credit after your first purchase. Compare to the standard Hyatt credit card offer.|
A reader offers a negative comment on the application process for the Banco Popular American Airlines credit card offer for Puerto Ricans.
Hilton 65K offer: I has come to my attention that some of the emails I asked Amex to send containing a 65,000 Hilton HHonors point offer for its credit card were not sent or going through. You can see the offer directly using my referral link. No annual fee ever, so easy to put a charge on the card once a year to keep your points alive. The spend requirement is only $1,000. So for an opportunity cost of $20 (2% cash back card comparison), you get one or more nights at a Hilton property. I find Hiltons to be very nice for jet lag recovery the first night of a trip, or for the last night before getting up early for the return flight home.
|5/11/2018||Credit Cards||Banco Popular offers American Airlines miles earning credit cards with good bonuses to Puerto Ricans. If you are flying to or from there soon, you might be offered a slightly better deal on the plane|
|5/11/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Register to receive 2,000 Hilton Honors™ Bonus Points for each night you stay at participating Waldorf Astoria™ or Conrad® hotels & resorts through December 31, 2018.|
|5/9/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Register by May 25, 2018, to receive 30% bonus United Airlines award miles — up to 2,000 — when you spend and/or take surveys with its participating partners - MileagePlus Shopping, MileagePlus Dining, MileagePlus X, Opinion Miles Club, Rocketmiles. This is for Chase United Airlines credit card holders only.|
|5/9/2018||Credit Cards||25% bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Air France Flying Blue though June 15, 2018. You must log into your Amex account to see the offer.|
500 Alaska Airlines miles when you spend $200 or more at its shopping portal by May 16,2018.
400 American Airlines miles when you spend $200 or more at its shopping portal by May 16,2018.
I suggest waiting a few days to see what the competition offers.
|5/7/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||3x American Airlines AAdvantage® miles* every time you stay with IHG hotels between May 15 – July 31, 2018. Or you could choose to earn even more with 4x AAdvantage® miles* every time you stay at Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts. Just register and remember to make sure your IHG® Rewards Club Earn Preference is set to American Airlines.|
|5/6/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||20% bonus when you convert your Diners Club Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles from May 01, 2018 to June 30, 2018. Visit www.clubrewardsus.com or call 1-800-234-4034 (US) for more details.|
Doctor of Credit posted an excellent article: Chase 5/24 Rule Explained In Detail – Everything You Need To Know.
Doctor of Credit posted a huge number of excellent articles on everything you need to know about each issuer of credit cards.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is my favorite personal card for actual spending on travel expenses, as it gives double points for such things as airline tickets, cruises, hotels, and dining (even locally, and even MacDonald's). It even gives 2X points for local and other toll charges. The standard offer is 50,000 points for a spend requirement of $4,000. But there is now an offer of 30,000 additional points for spending $20,000 on purchases within your first year of account opening. Points transfer 1,000:1,000 to choice of a large number of airlines. (I like United.) Yes, the Chase Ink Business Preferred credit card gives an even better Ultimate Rewards offer with 3X points for travel expenses.
The official bonuses for the American Airlines credit cards have increased - now 60,000 miles for the personal card and 70,000 miles for the business card. But the 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles feature is gone.
Marriott's new personal credit card has an increased 100,000 points bonus, but no longer waves the annual fee. The business card bonus is 75,000 points, but it waives the first year annual fee. Other items have changed for both cards.
|5/3/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
United Airlines is offering bonus miles in its Mile Play promotion when you complete certain requirements before July 31st, 2018. Log in here to find out what you get.
FrequentMiles writes about a neat trick to get an award space listed as available on the British Airways website but not on the computers of U.S. based American airlines agents.
|5/1/2018||Buying Stuff||The Vinesse Wines - American Airlines 5,000 miles offer was extended. Compare to all of the many other wine offers.|
All of the Hilton credit cards for U.S. residents no longer charge a foreign transaction fee.
The Barclays American Airlines Aviator business credit card bonus was increased from 40K to 50K miles. So I now see an opportunity to earn 220,000 American Airlines miles for 4 cards.
To the many miles offers for the United Airlines personal card I add one for 30K miles + a $200 statement credit.
|5/1/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Starwood offers 250 points per mobile check-in. The offer is listed on Starwood's website here, around the middle of the page
The previously mentioned IHG Points Break page is now live
50% off Reward Night bookings from May 1 to 7, 2018 at participating IHG hotels in Mexico, Latin America & the Caribbean. Offer is valid for stays from May 1 to June 30, 2018.
|4/29/2018||Other Programs I Like||Miles for Opinions offers American Airlines miles for taking surveys - 250 for first survey. I list many offers of miles or hotel points for taking surveys. I find them useful for getting an activity on my accounts to keep them alive, and to earn a few points if I have nothing better to do, or if I do have something better to do that I am avoiding.|
|4/28/2018||Credit Cards||Bloggers are saying that during National Small Business Week April 29-May 5, 2018, Chase will make the 100K offer for its excellent Ink Business Preferred credit card available to everyone, but in branch only.|
|4/28/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Intercontinental Hotels Group:
Million Mile Secrets tells of an IHG 50% Off Reward Nights Sale for Mexico, Central America & Caribbean April 30, 2018, at 8 pm Eastern Time to May 7, 2018, at 11 am Eastern Time.
The 100,000 Avios offer for the British Airways credit card has returned, and the points/purchase has changed.
Similar 100K offers are available from the credit cards of Iberia and Aer Lingus. Avios from all three programs can be combined in either program. All have the same partners. Taxes and fees for flights are usually lower on Iberia award tickets than on British Air tickets.
Chase's 5/24 rule will not stop you from getting this card, though getting it will count towards the 5.
Doctor of Credit provides an excellent description of Chase's 5/24 rule.
|4/25/2018||Credit Cards||I list a 70,000 miles offer for the American Airlines business credit card. The standard offer is 60K.|
|4/25/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Get money for your (worthless) airberlin Topbonus miles. I was unable to find USA on the pulldown for the country. Please tell me if you found a fix for this. I chose Canada in hopes that they will contact me by email to fix this.
I think this company is handling the process. Note the email address at the bottom of the page.Delta Airlines flash sales: