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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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6/23/2021 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit says you can get a 100,000 points offer plus $50 grocery credit plus the annual fee waived the first year for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card at your branch office with the annual fee waived the first year. Be sure you are getting the 100K offer, not the 80K. Doctor of Credit says you also get a $50 credit for groceries.
The points are convertible 1,000:1,000 miles on a large number of airlines, including Star Alliance Member United.
6/23/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Amtrak discount: Save 35% on Coach and Acela Business Class. For sale June 22–June 24, 2021 for travel July 6–September 30, 2021.
6/21/2021 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping portal bonus: 500 miles for spending $125; 1,000 miles for spending $300. Ends July 4, 2021.

Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus through June 23, 2021: 500 bonus miles when you spend $200.

If you prefer miles or points from another airline shopping portal, I would wait a day to see what the competition offers. Also, compare to the offers from the cash back portals.

6/19/2021 Credit Cards The Delta Airlines personal credit card offer was greatly improved:
  • 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases, plus a $200 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase, all within your first 3 months.
  • 2X miles on Delta purchases and restaurants and U.S. Supermarkets. 1 mile/$1 spent on everything else.
  • 20% savings in the form of a statement credit after you use your Card on eligible Delta in-flight purchases of food, beverages, and audio headsets.
  • Check your first bag free for everyone on the same Delta flights itinerary.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Priority Boarding.
  • The $95 annual fee is waived the first year.
6/15/2021 Credit Cards 40% bonus for transferring your American Express Membership Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy or Hilton HHonors points through today, June 15, 2021.
You may read about the Membership Rewards program and the many ways to earn through credit card offers and transfer its points here.
6/15/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses 50% Off All Southwest Travel (Paid And Award Tickets). Book by Thursday, June 17, 2021. Applies to travel September 15 – November 3, 2021. Be sure to enter promo code SAVE50.

Book your sun destination with Air Canada and earn up to 5,000 Bonus points, or an Air Canada Vacations® package with up to 2,000 Bonus points. Travel between June 15, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Offers end June 28, 2021.

6/14/2021 Credit Cards The Alaska Airlines personal credit card now has an additional offer of a total of 67,000 miles, but no statement credit.

The Lufthansa card increased its standard offer to 60,000 miles. It has an additional offer of up to 75,000 miles for extra spending on the card within 365 days.

6/14/2021 Buying Stuff Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus through June 23, 2021: 500 bonus miles when you spend $200.

American Airlines shopping portal bonus through June 18, 2021: 500 bonus miles when you spend $200.

If you prefer miles or points from another airline shopping portal, I would wait a day to see what the competition offers. Also, compare to the offers from the cash back portals.

6/13/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Upload your COVID vaccination card into your United Airlines account by June 22, 2021, for a chance to win one of five prizes of a full year of free roundtrip flights for two (traveling together) on United Airlines and United Express, in any class of service, or one of 30 travel certificates valid for a free roundtrip flight for two to a United or United Express destination of the winner’s choice in any class of service (including United Polaris® business class). It appears that they will also give you a check for mega-dollars to help cover the income taxes for the prize. United says "the COVID-19 vaccine information uploaded will be saved to your MileagePlus profile for use with future travel. Automated tools and authorized United personnel will use the information to help facilitate meeting your destination’s requirements. The information will not be used for automated decision-making. Members can remove the vaccine information within their profile by clicking “Remove” at the end of the promotion."
6/11/2021 Credit Cards 25% bonus for transferring your American Express Membership Rewards points to Hawaiian Airline miles through June 30, 2021.
You may read about the Membership Rewards program and the many ways to earn through credit card offers and transfer its points here.

The Alaska Airlines personal credit card now offers 40,000 miles + a $100 statement credit.

There is a 20,000 points plus $200 offer for the Amtrak credit card.

6/7/2021 Credit Cards 10 best ways to use 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points. The excellent Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is now offering 100,000 points, convertible 1,000:1,000 miles on a large number of airlines, including Star Alliance Member United.
6/4/2021 Credit Cards The excellent Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is now offering 100,000 points, convertible 1,000:1,000 miles on a large number of airlines, including Star Alliance Member United. Those points should be enough to get you at least one international or two domestic trips.
This card is my favorite personal card for 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.
6/4/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn a 25% bonus for transferring your Intercontinental Hotels or Hyatt points to American Airlines miles by Jun 30, 2021.
5/29/2021 Credit Cards The Southwest Airlines personal credit cards now offer 65,000 points. The Plus card has a low annual fee of $69.
5/27/2021 Credit Cards There is now a 150,000 points offer for the IHG credit card. The annual fee is waive the first year. The offer at the Chase Bank website is 125,000 points with the annual fee not waived the first year. You are welcome.
IHG has lodging properties most everywhere. My favorite properties are the Holiday Express ones, with free breakfast. 150,000 points should get you lots of free stays at expensive places.
5/26/2021 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes In my Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes section I am suspending listing of Solar Site. Alas, according to my Norton Antivirus software, Solar Site is suffering from the same virus as GreaterGood: Rig Exploit Kit Redirection 13. I can find no way to contact those who run the site.
5/23/2021 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes You can subscribe to email or text notices of swagcodes at Swag Codes Spoiler. Sign up at its notifications page. Enter the code by hovering on the number of points you have on the Swagbucks home page and clicking on Redeem Swag Code. I am finding that the code works even after Swag Codes Spoiler says it has expired.
You may read about the Swagbucks program here. It is a very easy way to earn a bit of money, and a pretty good shopping portal.
In my Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes section I am suspending listing of GreaterGood. My Norton Anti Virus software told me it blocked an attack from Greater Good. I notified Greater Good, suggesting that I might be from one of its advertisers. The said they would investigate. As of today, Norton was still notifying me of the attack.
5/17/2021 ?? Why You Should Never Book Airline Codeshares. I would add this to this excellent article: I often end up on one or more partner airlines different from the airline whose miles I used to get the flight. I always, always get the reservation code and the ticket number of the airlines on which I are flying. Then I use that info to keep track of your reservation from the website and customer service of those airlines, not the airline whose miles I used. Sometimes those numbers are available on the website of the airline whose miles I used; sometimes I have to call. And be double sure you have a ticket number, thus guaranteeing that a ticket has actually been issued to you. Sometimes the airline whose miles I used will say you have a ticket when actually all they have done is request that the airline on which you will be flying issue a ticket. Make sure this actually gets done.
5/17/2021 Credit Cards I list a 180,000 points offer for the Hilton business credit card. The standard offer is for 130,000 points. You are welcome.
5/17/2021 Other Programs I Like Some of the dining program first use offers were extended. The Delta offer was changed. I added a dining program from Marriott with good first time bonues.

Everyone who might dine out (even take-home) should register for an airline or hotel dining program to earn miles or points. The restaurants do not advertise their membership in the programs, not even on their front door. You find out about them on the Rewards Network websites, or (as I did) by pleasant surprise.

5/12/2021 Credit Cards Chase Cards: Earn 5x On Purchases During May – August, Up to $1,500 Spend (Southwest, United, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG, Avios Cards, Disney, AARP, Starbucks, Amazon)
5/10/2021 Credit Cards The Choice Hotels credit card offer added an extra 25,000 points for spending an extra $1,000, giving a total of 75,000 points for spending $2,000. It has no annual fee.
5/8/2021 Buying Stuff American Airlines shopping portal bonus through May 14, 2021: Spend $50, earn 500 bonus miles; spend $300, earn 1,000 bonus miles.

Compare to what the competition offers. Also, compare to the offers from the cash back portals.

5/7/2021 Credit Cards The 125,000 bonus points offer for the IHG personal card added a free night.
5/6/2021 Credit Cards The standard offer on Hilton's website for its free personal credit card seems to be 80,000 points. I show you how to get 130,000 or possibly 150,000 points. You are welcome.
5/5/2021 Credit Cards The bonus for the jetBlue Plus credit card was increased to 60,000 points.
5/3/2021 Credit Cards I updated the Intercontinental Hotels Group credit card offers. The bonus points for the premier card were reduced to 125,000 points, with an annual fee of $89. But there is a no annual fee offer for a card with a 75,000 points bonus. This makes the card a keeper, as using it keeps your points from expiring.
IHG is my favorite hotel chain. Their credit card offers are usually excellent,and their properties are most everywhere in the world. How about my free 5 nights stay in expensive Paris? The brands include Holiday Inn Express (free breakfast), Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts (best view ever from my riverside room in Budapest), and several others.

I updated my description of the 50K or 100K British Airways credit card offer.

  • British Airways is a member of the OneWorld alliance. This means you can get to a very large number of places in the world by using Avios for flights on partner airlines.
  • Short haul trips on British Air and its partners cost as little as 7,500 points. This is a super deal for domestic trips on American or Alaska Airlines, for example. I have used them for short trips in Europe and South America (like Buenos Aires to not to be missed Iguasu Falls).
  • Although British Airways charges very high fees for award tickets on its own metal, it does not charge those fees on several of its partners. This makes its Avios (points) especially useful for non-trans Atlantic flights on American Airlines (great for the Caribbean and for Central and South America), and for Alaska Airlines tickets, for example. They can also get you trans Atlantic trips on Air Berlin with no fuel charges and Aer Lingus with very low fuel surcharges. And if you have an Iberia Avios account that's been open for 90 days and has some activity in it, you can move British Airways Avios over to Iberia, and use points in the Iberia account to redeem for Iberia flights without fuel surcharges.
Alaska Airlines is now member of the oneworld alliance. This means you can get to a very large number of places in the world by using its miles for flights on partner airlines. And you can credit flight miles on those partner miles to Alaska Airlines.

The Frontier Airlines credit card offer has improved. Still 50,000 miles, but the spend requirement was lowered to $500, and the annual fee is now waived the first year.

5/3/2021 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping portal bonus: Spend $40, earn 140 140 bonus miles; spend $100, earn 540 bonus miles; spend $300, earn 1040 bonus miles.

Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus through May 12, 2021: 500 bonus miles when you spend $50, 1000 bonus miles when you spend $300.

If you prefer miles or points from another airline shopping portal, I would wait a day to see what the competition offers. Also, compare to the offers from the cash back portals.

5/1/2021 Credit Cards The standard offers for the Delta Airlines personal credit card reverted to 40,000 miles. But I provide links to offers than might get you 75K or 70K miles. Hurry, they will probably disappear soon. You are welcome.
4/30/2021 Credit Cards The Hawaiian Airlines personal credit card offer has increased to 70,000 miles.
I see this program as promising. In terms of miles, getting to Hawaii is cheap,especially from the west coast (for example, its award chart say you can get from the west coast to Hawaii for as little as 17,500 miles), and inter-island flights cost only 7,500 miles. With its partners it seems to be expanding into the far east. For example, its partner award chart says that you can get from North America to Japan on JAL for 45,000 miles, or round trip to Korea for 100,000 miles. It has a pretty good 60,000 miles credit card offer.
4/28/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Amtrak Sale Fares: 50% off with a Maximum $50 per Segment. For sale: April 28–May 5, 2021. For travel: June 2–November 13, 2021.
4/27/2021 Credit Cards I fixed the link to the 60K American Airlines miles AAdvantage® AviatorTM Red World Elite MasterCard from Barclay Bank offer. The up to 75K business card offer is still available.
4/23/2021 Credit Cards The bonus for obtaining the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card was increased to 100,000 points for spending $3,000 on the card within 3 months. Also, the 100,000 points bonus for the business card is still available. You should be able to get both. Since free nights start at 5,000 points, the cards are well worth the annual fees if you can find a Marriott property where you are going.
4/22/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Residents of the Seattle area can join Skymiles by June 30, 2021, and receive a limited-time $50 eCredit. Plus, they can even claim the miles they have earned on any flights they have taken with Delta in the past 9 months at delta.com/mileagecredit.
4/20/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses I reader told me he just received 4,000 miles for playing I have been playing the the American Airlines game. I have been playing this game since it started, because it is easy. I have won 400 miles, 40 miles, and some discounts on rental cars. Note: You can shortcut waiting for the globe to spin by clicking on the appropriate link.

Frontier Airlines is giving away $250 vouchers to the first 750 people with the surname of Green or Greene who sign up here.

4/19/2021 Buying Stuff Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus. Click here to see your mystery bonus. I was offered 500 Alaska Airines miles for spending $100 by April 23, 2021.
4/17/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses I have been playing the American Airlines game daily through May 3, 2021, because it is easy. I have won 400 miles, 40 miles, and some discounts on rental cars. Note: You can shortcut waiting for the globe to spin by clicking on the appropriate link.
4/16/2021 Credit Cards The Southwest Airlines credit card offers have changed - one a bit better and one a bit worse. Check them out here.

The Cathay Pacific 40K offer for its credit card was extended.

4/15/2021 Buying Stuff 500 miles bonus for spending at least $125 at the American Airlines shopping portal by April 17, 2021.
4/14/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Now through April 30, 2021, get double the miles when you redeem your Wyndham Rewards points for MileagePlus miles. If you don't think you will be using the points for award lodging, might as well get some use out of them.
4/12/2021 Buying Stuff Click here to see your bonus for buying something at the United Airlines shopping portal. I was offered 500 miles for spending $65.
4/12/2021 ?? As of today, Hawaiian Airlines miles never expire. I see this program as promising. In terms of miles, getting to Hawaii is cheap,especially from the west coast (for example, its award chart say you can get from the west coast to Hawaii for as little as 17,500 miles), and inter-island flights cost only 7,500 miles. With its partners it seems to be expanding into the far east. For example, its partner award chart says that you can get from North America to Japan on JAL for 45,000 miles, or round trip to Korea for 100,000 miles. It has a pretty good 60,000 miles credit card offer.
4/11/2021 Credit Cards The excellent Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa credit card is now offering an 80,000 bonus points bonus after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening plus up to $50 in statement credits towards grocery store purchases. US Credit Card says the same offer is available in your branch office with the $95 annual fee waived the first year.
4/10/2021 Finance All of the major tax preparation software companies are listed with Swagbucks, with good rebates in the form of SBs. Enter Taxes in the search box. You may read about the Swagbucks program here. It is a very easy way to earn a bit of money, and a pretty good shopping portal.
4/10/2021 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks: The box for entering Swag Codes has been hidden away. Move your cursor onto the number of SBs you have, in the upper right corner. Then click on Redeem Swag Code to see the box.
You may read about the Swagbucks program here. It is a very easy way to earn a bit of money, and a pretty good shopping portal.
4/6/2021 Credit Cards The Chase Ink business cards increased their bonus offers. The two free ones offer 75,000 Ultmate Rewards points. The one with an annual fee offers 100,000 points. The Ink Business Cash Credit Card offers some nice bonuses for certain types of spending. Ultimate Rewards Points transfer 1,000:1,000 to many airlines and hotels, including United Airlines.
4/6/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Play a game through May 3, 2021, to get gifts from American Airlines. Note: You can shortcut waiting for the globe to spin by clicking on the appropriate link.
4/3/2021 Credit Cards Chase Cards: Earn 5x On Purchases During April – June, Up to $1,500 Spend. To be eligible for this bonus offer, you must activate by 06/30/21 11:59 p.m. E.T.

The spend requirement on the free version of the Capital One Venture card was reduced to $500. The bonus is still 20,000 miles. The 100,000 miles offer is still available.

4/2/2021 Credit Cards Chase Cards: Earn 5x On Purchases During April – June, Up to $1,500 Spend
4/2/2021 Financial 500 United Airlines miles or 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.

1,000 American Airlines miles for using H&R Block's Tax Software.

4/1/2021 Registration and Other Programs Join the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards program between April 1 and May 31, 2021, book, and fly two round trips or 4 one-ways from April 1-May 31, 2021 to earn 5,000 bonus points.
3/31/2021 Credit Cards A reader told me that you can earn up to 75,000 Bonus Ultimate Rewards Points per year - that's 15,000 Bonus Points when a friend you refer gets approved. You may read about this excellent Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa credit card, now offering an 80,000 bonus points bonus after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. US Credit Card says the same offer is available in your branch office with the annual fee waived the first year. This card is my favorite personal card for 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. Plus it offers lots of other goodies. Points transfer 1,000:1,000 to many airlines and hotels, including United.
    Update: That reader now says "The signup bonus is 65,000 if referred. The referrer gets 15,000. I called my Chase branch and the AF is waived the first year, too. You do get 80,000 via the public link per DofC: https://www.doctorofcredit.com/chase-sapphire-preferred-80000-public-online-signup-bonus-50-grocery-credit-begins-march-21/"

Some bloggers are touting the lower bonus with much higher fee Chase Reserve card, probably because they earn a good commission on it. I see no reason to get this card, as you can't get both the Reserve and the Sapphire card. You are welcome.

3/31/2021 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Some Swagbucks offers of interest:
  • Current Bank, 10,000 swagbucks - worth at least $100. Enter Current in the search box.
  • BBVA online checking account, 5,000 SB, worth at least $50. No monthly fees. Deposit only $25. Enter BBVA in the search box.
  • Sierra Club. $15 minimum donation required to earn 5,000 SB and 500 SB for each subsequent monthly donation, up to 6,500 SB, worth at least $65. Enter Sierra Club in the search box.

Swagbucks provides "Bucks" for searches, entering special SwagCodes (I tell you how to easily find them), doing a daily one question survey (often fun), shopping, referring others, interacting on Swagbuck's Facebook page, commenting on Swagbucks's blog, and other stuff. Bucks can be redeemed for a very large selection of gift cards and other goodies. I value one buck at 1.3 cents each when I wait for the monthly sale of Amazon or Visa gift cards. Very easy small amount of money. Read my write-up on the program here.

3/31/2021 Other Programs I Like Xoom Energy offers 5,000 AAdvantage® miles after 2 months as a XOOM Energy customer and 2 miles for every $1 on the supply portion of your natural gas bill. Available to qualifying customers in California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Virginia. Compare to the many other energy programs offering miles or points. And be very careful of these. Sometimes the higher cost of the energy makes the miles not cost effective. But other times the energy cost gives you a lower cost.
3/26/2021 Other Programs I Like Guest Opinion Rewards offers Hilton HHonors points for surveys. There is a 10,000 points bonus for joining and completing your first survey.
There are lots of survey opportunities to earn mile or points. All offer good bonuses for the first survey. After that, the amount of time to find and complete a survey is quite onerous. But some give you 5 points or miles for trying to qualify for a survey and failing. This can be a good way to keep your miles or points alive.
3/26/2021 Buying Stuff American Airlines shopping portal Flash Bonus: Earn 500 bonus miles when you spend $100+ through March 28, 2021.

If you prefer miles or points from another airline shopping portal, I would wait a day to see what the competition offers. Also, compare to the offers from the cash back portals.

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