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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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12/6/2023 Student Programs Amazon Prime Student members can book $25 domestic flights through tomorrow, December 7, for flights through mid-January.
11/28/2023 Other Programs I Like One Dollar Fares On Megabus are Available Now Through March 11 2024 — But Hurry.
11/24/2023 ?? Today only: Alaska Airlines buy one get one free. Use discount code BFBOGO23, Offer is valid on Alaska Airlines operated flights to and from Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, and The Bahamas only.
11/23/2023 Credit Cards Bonuses for transfer of American Express Membership Rewards points:
  • Avianca: 15% bonus through December 10, 2023
"I worked as a CREDIT ANALYST for a major credit card company. I will share insights on how our underwriting works. Hope it maximizes your odds for an approval." I found this article to be quite informative and useful.
11/23/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to receive 500 IHG One Rewards points when you download the IHG app. Details.
11/23/2023 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes 10,000 Swagbucks for opening a Discover Checking account, which gives you 1% cash back on up to $3,000 in debit card purchases each month. This is the first time I have seen cash back on debit card purchases. Enter Discover Checking in the Swagbucks search field. Those 1,000 SBs are worth $100 - more if you wait for the monthy sale of Amazon or Masstercard gift cards.

15,000 Swagbucks for opening an Ally Bank checking account. Enter Ally Bank in the Swagbucks search field. Those 1,500 SBs are worth $150 - more if you wait for the monthy sale of Amazon or Masstercard gift cards.

Swabuucks is a very easy way to earn a bit of money. It offers SBs for searches, entering swag codes (found here), doing a daily one question survey, referring people to the program (you get 10% of whatever they earn, and other stuff. It has a pretty good cash back shopping program.

You may read about the program here. Using my referral link gets you and me some extra SBs. (Thanks.)

11/23/2023 ?? Get Credit Card Refund When Losing Out On Exchange Rate Fluctuation

Maximizing The New Alaska Airlines Award Chart With Negative Price Stopovers (Better Than Free)

  • I have found the free stopover feature of this program to be incredibly useful. I once used miles to fly from San Francisco to Glacier Bay, then returned using a 15 day stopover in Juneau to take a wonderful UnCruise cruise (my very favorite of small ship cruises). You may read about this (and get a discount) by clicking on Places Gary Has Visited in the menu to the left, then on Alaska on the menu to the left of the page you get.
The best and cheapest way to get from LGA airport to Manhattan
11/18/2023 Credit Cards The United Airlines Explorer card bonus was increased to 60,000 miles. The annual fee is waived the first year.
Taking advantage of these bonus offers for acquiring airline credit cards is a main reason I have been flying for almost free for many years, usually internationally in business class.
11/11/2023 ?? Two types of airport people.
I have been known to spend a few hours in the business class lounge enjoying the food and getting stuff done. How about you?
11/8/2023 ?? Fly to Maui for as low as 30,000 United Airlines miles roundtrip (plus taxes and fees starting at $11.20) when you book by today, November 8, and travel November 12 – December 16.
11/7/2023 Credit Cards A usually reliable blogger says that today is the last day for the 75,000 miles offer for the United Airlines Business credit card with the annual fee waived the first year. Grab it while you can. The 50K personal card offer is still available. Think where you can go with 125,000 miles in your account! I see no reason why you can't get both cards.
11/2/2023 ?? Marcus Bank, by Goldman Sachs, offers 4.4% APY on its money market account. Using my link will get you an extra 1% for 3 months. Then referring others will extend that 1% bonus for 3 more months each, up to 5 referrals. (Spouse, kids, grand kids, parents?) So you can get that extra 1% for up to 1 1/2 years. 5.4% is very competitive, and Marcus has a history of remaining competitive. I use this account to store investment and emergency money. Transfer into and out of investment and other financial accounts is easy and done electronically via ACH. Note that there is no minimum required, and no fees. So those referrals need only open an account (and maybe transfer $1 in to it) to get you your extra 1%. I don't think your kids would mind, and this could get them started saving.

Save Money on Rental Car Rates With This One Simple Trick

What happens to your points and miles after you die? I suggest you print this out and put it in the same place you store your will.

How Hertz Whacked One Renter $519 For Going Through A Single $1 Toll. Avoiding Hertz protects you from this and from their telling law enforcement that you stole the car when they fail to record its return. And there are probably better prices elsewhere anyway.

11/2/2023 Finance For a limited time, you can earn 50,000 Amex Membership Rewards points for opening a business checking account that potentially doesn't have any fees (thanks to Doctor Of Credit for flagging this). It pays interest and earns one MR point per $2 you spend on an eligible Business Debit Card purchase. MR points can be transferred to a large number of airline miles and hotel points programs, usually 1,000:1,000. Points are combined with your points from Amex credit cards that earn them. Some of these have excellent offers for acquiring them.
11/2/2023 Credit Cards 20% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to Marriott through November 30, 2023.
11/1/2023 Buying Stuff Up to 1,500 Alaska Airlines bonus miles for shopping on line or in store through November 17, 2023. I don't know how you get the miles for shopping in store. Click here.

Up to 5,000 United Airlines miles for shopping at United Airlines' shopping portal by November 20, 2023.

Up to 2,000 Delta Airlines miles for shopping at its shopping portal by November 17, 2023.

Up to 4,000 American Airlines miles for shopping at its shopping portal by November 17, 2023

Up to 4,000 Southwest Airlines points for shopping at its shopping portal by November 22, 2023.

10/27/2023 Credit Cards The Amtrak credit card with an annual fee of $99 now offers 30,000 points. The free card still offers 12,000 points.
10/26/2023 Credit Cards Both Southwest Airlines personal credit cards now offer 75,000 points each for their acquisition.
10/25/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to receive double British Air flight Avios. Book your flights and vacations by 21 November 2023. Complete all flights and vacations before 14 January 2024.
10/25/2023 Credit Cards The Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card now offers 125,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $8,000 in purchases within the first 6 months.
10/21/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for this promotion and receive bonus award miles equal to 5x the fare on qualifying United Airlines flights when you book and fly in United Economy® between the U.S. and London (LHR), Amsterdam (AMS) or Paris (CDG) before December 13, 2023.
10/19/2023 Credit Cards The Hilton personal credit card now offers 100,000 points for its acquisition. Although not particularly charming, I do find Hilton properties useful in large cities for my arrivals and departures. They are always quite comfortable.
10/17/2023 ?? How to disembark from your cruise ship before everyone else.
Another good reason to travel light.
10/17/2023 Credit Cards The bonus for acquiring the American Airlines business credit card was increased to 75,000 miles after spending $6,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of account opening.
10/16/2023 Buying Stuff Install the Mileage Plan Shopping button available for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge by October 25, 2023, and spend $25 to earn 1,000 Alaska Airlines miles. Plus users earn 2X more miles on average than those who do not use the button.
10/15/2023 ?? Norse Atlantic Flash Sale: USA – Europe from $129 (Economy)/$229 (Premium) OW. Sales dates: 12 October 2023 10:00 CET – 17 October 2023 06:00 CET, unless sold out prior. Travel dates: Varies by route
10/12/2023 ?? Another Delta SkyMiles Deal: Fly to New Zealand from 42K SkyMiles RT.
10/11/2023 Credit Cards 25% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to JetBlue.
10/6/2023 Credit Cards The United Airlines bonus for its business credit card has increased to 75,000 miles.
10/4/2023 Credit Cards The standard offer for the Hawaiian Airlines personal credit card is now 60,000 miles. But Hawaiian Air flight attendants are offering a 70,000 miles offer with no minimum spend requirement. Try putting a bunch of zeros in the 6-digit Promotional Code space (worked for me), and then please tell me about your experience trying to getting this offer. Thanks.
  • Flight awards areas low as 7,500 miles one-way for travel within Hawaii, or 20,000 miles between Hawaii and the West Coast. Go for it.
10/3/2023 ?? Europe awards starting at 11,250 miles: This month’s Air France Flying Blue Promo Rewards.
  • Flying Blue lets you add a free stopover on your connection(s).
  • You can transfer points at a 1:1 ratio from American Express Membership Rewards, Bilt Rewards, Capital One, Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards. You can also transfer Marriott Bonvoy points at a 3:1 ratio, with a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points you transfer.
10/1/2023 ?? Score round-trip flights from San Francisco to Tahiti for just $460

Round-trip flights to Mexico and the Caribbean starting at $267 this fall and winter

10/1/2023 Credit Cards The Barclays American Airlines personal credit card offer is now up to 75,000 miles. The no annual fee MileUp card offer is now 15,000 miles. The Barclays AA business card offer seems to be gone. Please tell me when it returns. Thanks.
10/1/2023 Buying Stuff 500 United Airlines miles for qualifying purchases of $150 or more at its shopping portal by October 8, 2023.

I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers. Also check out the cash back portals.

9/28/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses JetBlue Airways Offers Elite Status Match To Disgruntled Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Medallion Members
9/27/2023 ?? Fly to Europe from 30,000 United miles one-way: Book by Friday
9/27/2023 Credit Cards The standard offer for the Alaska Airlines personal credit card now seems to be 60,000 miles. But I list a 70K offer. You are welcome.
9/26/2023 Credit Cards The Fidelity® Rewards Visa Signature® Card now has no foreign transaction fee and still offers 2% cash back on all purchases. There is a $150 cash offer for acquisition of the card.
9/26/2023 ?? 50% Off Southwest Airlines Tickets, Both Paid And Award Travel. Book by September 28. Travel October 24 – March 6.

Super cheap fares to Hawaii, from $62 one way on Hawaiian Airlines.

9/25/2023 ?? Alaska Airlines will match your status with Delta Airlines if you have an open Alaska Airlines Visa® card. Better yet, if you have Delta status through 2024, they will raise your status another level.

Act fast: United Polaris business class to New Zealand for 80K miles one-way, 120K miles round-trip

I highly recommend visiting New Zealand. But be sure to drive with someone else in the car yelling "LEFT! LEFT!"
9/22/2023 Credit Cards You can now earn up to 125,000 Avios for each of the personal credit cards of British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Ibera. I see no reason why you can't get all three. British Airways and Iberia are members of the oneworld alliance, which includes American and Alaska Airlines and others. Aer Lingus partners with British Airways and Iberia. There is a way to combine at least some of these accounts into one of them, but I haven't kept up with this.

The no annual fee Chase Ink Business Cash Credit Card offer was increased to $900. But look at the 100,000 points offer for the Business Preferred Credit Card.

    Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to United or Singapore Airlines or British Airways or Iberia or Aer Lingus or Air France KLM’s Flying Blue or Emirates miles or Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, or Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group (Priority Club), Ritz-Carlton, or Marriott hotel points, 1,000:1,000. Also see 5 “Secret” Unofficial Chase Transfer Partners.
9/21/2023 Credit Cards The cash + miles offer for the American Airlines personal credit card is now $250 + 40,000 miles. Compare to the 50K miles offer. The cash + miles offer for the American Airlines business credit card is now $250 + 40,000 miles. Compare to the 65K miles offer. All waive the annual fee the first year. You may read about these here.
9/21/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn double points for Amtrak travel through October 31,2023.
9/16/2023 I need some technical help When I click on the link for Credit Cards in the left index of this website I get the same index and starting page as before. But when I click on that link again, I get the Credit Cards starting page I intend to get. The does not occur for any other links on my index. I am unable to figure this out. I would most appreciate any help you can provide on this problem. Thanks much.
9/16/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses Air Canada: Save up to 25% on your next flight miles redemption within Canada, to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Panama and Belize. Book by September 29, 2023. Travel between September 15, 2023 and March 31, 2024,
9/15/2023 Credit Cards The bonus for acquiring the Delta Airlines business credit card was increased to 75,000 miles.
9/13/2023 Buying Stuff Southwest Airlines shopping bonus through September 18, 2023: 400 bonus points when you spend $100; 2,000 miles when you spend $400.
I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers. Also check out the cash back portals.
9/9/2023 ?? It is controversial whether or not to visit Maui now. They need the economic support for tourism, but do not need the drain on resources. Anyway, Alaska Airlines offers one way fares from the mainland starting at $99 or 10,000 miles. Book by September 11, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PT for travel from October 8, 2023—November 15, 2023.
Perhaps you could use those discounted fares to get to Maui, then immediately fly to another island.
How To Upgrade American Flights With AAdvantage Miles
9/9/2023 Credit Cards The Alaska Airlines personal credit card has increased it bonus to 70,000 miles.

The Air Canada Aeroplan credit card offer has changed to 75,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open, plus 25,000 points after you spend $20,000 on purchases in the first 12 months your account is open. Air Canada is a member of the Star Alliance.

9/8/2023 ?? Aer Lingus offering round-trip flights for less than $500 from the US West Coast to Europe
9/7/2023 Credit Cards The Hyatt business credit card now offers 60,000 Bonus Points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening, plus earn 15,000 Bonus Points after you spend $12,000 in the first 6 months.

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