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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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DATE LOCATION ITEM
10/18/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for tickets to Asia. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer. Book by October 10, 2019.
10/17/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Southwest To Increase Companion Pass Earning Requirement To 125,000 Points (& Other Smaller Changes)
10/16/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic warm weather destinations Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer. Book by October 10, 2019.

Register through December 31, 2019, to earn double Alaska Airlines miles flying nonstop coast to coast on its metal.

Register by December 15, 2019,to earn double Alaska Airlines miles on EL AL Israel Airlines nonstop flights between San Francisco and Tel Aviv October 15, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

13 Resorts Where You Can Ski for Free with Your Alaska Airline Boarding Pass

Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes offers 30% discounts on award tickets.

10/16/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Though October 20, 2019, the Air France/KLM Flying Blue program offers mega discount award tickets on its Promo Rewards Special Edition page. American Express Membership Rewards points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points, and probably points from hotel points programs transfer to Flying Blue miles, usually instantly.
10/14/2019 Credit Cards I fixed the link to the Citi Double Cash Card. I put all of my purchases on a 2% or 3% cash back card, unless I am working on a spend requirement for a bonus. My favorite is the State Department Federal Credit Union Visa credit card, because it is the only one I know about that does not have a foreign transaction fee. But you have to do the math to see if the 2% is better or worse that the miles you would get if you were to do the spending on a miles producing card instead - depends on how you would use the miles. Here is some help with that.
10/9/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn a 30% bonus for converting your hotel points to United Airlines miles through November 30, 2019. Now through November 26: Earn an additional 50% bonus when you convert Radisson Rewards points into miles.
10/8/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for North America tickets. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer. Book by October 10, 2019.
10/8/2019 Buying Stuff 500 bonus miles for spending $200 at the United Airlines shopping portal through October 20, 2019. If you prefer miles from another airline, I suggest you wait a few days to see if others compete.
10/4/2019 Credit Cards Citibank increased its bonus for the American Airlines Business Mastercard to 70,000 miles. But there is a beter 75K offer. Compare to the Barclays 65K + 10K offer. The personal card offers from both banks are still 60K. I see no reason why you can't get all four. You would end up with 278,000 miles after doing the required spends. Please tell me about your experience trying this. Thanks.
10/4/2019 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes I changed the link for Greater Good in my Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes > Good Causes section. Therein you can find numerous websites that allow you to contribute money to good causes by simply clicking. No cost to you. It takes me just a few minutes daily to do lots of them. Feels good.
10/4/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for double Amtrak points on all routes through November 16, 2019.
10/3/2019 All I am back. My ISP had a glitch for a few days. Now fixed.
10/3/2019 Credit Cards The bonus for the Delta Airlines Gold personal card from American Express was increased to 60,000 miles. The annual fee is waived the first year. The bonus for the Delta business card remains at 30,000 miles. There is a 10,000 miles offer for the Blue Delta card, which has no annual fee.
10/3/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Earn 1,000 Hilton Points For One Lyft Ride. I am unable to find a link to this offer online. You can also earn Delta and JetBlue miles.

9/28/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn bonus Lufthansa miles for paid flights on Lufthansa through December 31, 2019:
  • 5 times the miles between Frankfurt and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston or Dallas
  • 6 times the miles between Frankfurt and Austin or San Diego
9/28/2019 Credit Cards I can now refer you to an up to $600 cash back offer for reaching certain spending limits on the Plum Card® from American Express OPEN. The expensive annual fee for this business credit card is waived the first year.
9/27/2019 Credit Cards I fixed my very embarrassing errors on the opportunity costs of two of the credit card offers I listed yesterday. Would you believe I majored in Math? Getting old...
9/27/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Europe. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
9/26/2019 Credit Cards The bonus for the offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Visa personal card was increased to 100,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases, and the points for a dollar of purchase was increased to 2. But there is now a $95 annual fee. If you don't intend to use the points for hotel stays, you can transfer them for mile on a large number of airlines and a 3 points:1 mile ratio, with a 10% bonus to United Airlines. So comparing to spending $5,000 on purchases on a 2% cash back card, those 110,000 points should be worth 110,000/3*l.1 = 40,333 United miles, for an opportunity cost of .02*$5,000 + $95 = $195, or 0.483 cent/mile. I show you this math to remind you that all miles from credit cards have a cost.

The American Express Blue Business® Plus Credit Card offers 10,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership if you use my referral, 0% introductory APR for 12 months on purchases, 2X points for business purchases, and no annual fee. Since those points transfer to lots of airlines 1,000:1,000, this time the opportunity cost of 1 mile compared to spending a dollar on a 2% cash back card is 1 cent. And the opportunity cost of the 10,000 bonus + 6,000 points for spending for spending $3,000 on the card is points is .02*$3,000 = $60, or 60/16000 = 3/8 cent per mile.

The value of a mile depends on how you use it. Click here for help on this.

The Business Green Rewards Card from American Express now has a limited time offer: Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on your combined eligible purchases on the Card, up to the first $50,000, at U.S. restaurants, on hotel stays booked directly with hotels, and on airfare purchased directly from airlines in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 11/6/2019. But the 5,000 Memberhip Rewards Points bonus has been eliminated, and the $95 annual fee is no longer waived the first year.

9/24/2019 ?? FlixBus expands Northeast network with fares starting at $7 one-way. Flixbus operates four separate regions in the U.S.: West Coast/Southwest (starting in May 2018); Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi (March 2019); Utah mini-network (April 2019) and Northeast U.S. (May 2019). It operates routes in Europe. The Points Guy provides a positive review of his ride in Germany.
9/24/2019 Credit Cards 25% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to Hawaiian Airlines miles through October 7, 2019. Log in to see the bonus.
9/24/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airines miles award sale to Asia and Australia.

Register to earn double points for all Amtrak travel October 1 – November 16, 2019.

Earn a 20% or 30% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you fly on Air Canada or Air China between Canada and China. Bonus is awarded on both one way and round trip flights. Full details, online registration & booking. Register & Book by December 13 for travel October 11 – December 13, 2019. Frequentflyerbonuses provides cautions for this offer.

9/22/2019 ?? The best ways to get to Hawaii using points and miles. This article is of more interest that just getting to Hawaii. It discusses very useful partnerships of which you may not be aware.
9/22/2019 Credit Cards All of a Sudden the Citi Double Cash Card Becomes Essential, because its points now transfer to Citi ThankYou points.
I have never been particularly impressed with Citi's ThankYou points program. Transfers are to foreign airline miles. I find it difficult to figure out how to get miles into those programs by other means, meaning it it difficult to acquire enough to get a ticket I want. (Points do transfer to some of the airlines from American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards programs, and probably from some hotel programs, but Turkish isn't one of them.) But this change makes the program interesting for those motivated enough to use it properly.

Note that the ThankYou points cards mentioned that give bonuses for transfers have annual fees. But they offer good bonuses for initial spends. You can see them here, but you might want to reward View from the Wing for the article by using its links, which probably generate a commission at no cost to you.

Without the bonuses from the special cards, the programs still winds up giving only 1 mile/1 dollar spent. Perhaps this is OK if traveling internationally, especially on premium tickets, but for domestic flights I think it is probably best to just take the cash and buy the ticket.

Click here for help on computing the value of a mile, and here for all of the 3% and 2% cash back cards I know about.

9/22/2019 All Fifth Freedom Flights: The Day United Left Me Stranded With An Illegal Ticket
9/21/2019 All What happens to your points and miles after you die?. I printed this and put it where my heir knows to look for all papers and info needed upon my death. She knows to obtain info on what to do about my miles and points anonymously before identifying my account, and knows that if she can't transfer my miles or points to her, she can still use them for herself by booking online. She has access to all of my account numbers and passwords, plus a great deal of other essential info. Links to other useful info:
How to Pass Financial Information to Heirs Upon Death
A Letter of Instruction Can Spare Your Heirs Great Stress
https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/family/death-in-the-family/
PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR MY SURVIVORS UPON MY DEATH ... - RFFOW
9/27/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Europe. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
9/19/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register by October 30, 2019, using promo code HT925 to receive a 25% bonus for transferring hotel points to American Airines miles.

The 30% bonus for transferring hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan miles was extended to September 25, 2019.

9/18/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Asia and Australia. Book by tomorrow, September 19. Travel dates are all in the first quarter of 2020. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Nationwide Delta Flash Sale: Fly to Europe from 18K+ SkyMiles RT. Travel September through May.

Register for double British Airway Avios for up to ten flights on all domestic flights in the UK and within southern Africa, as well as British Airways flights operated by its partners, American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair, when traveling between Europe and North America. Register and book by 13 December 2019 and travel by 30 June 2020.

9/17/2019 Buying Stuff VIVEDSEATS offers 3+ American Airlines miles/$1 spent on sports and performing arts tickets. Compare to the miles offers from other ticket agencies.
9/15/2019 Credit Cards New CapitalOne 33.3% Bonus Transferring Miles to Qantas, and why you might want to do that. You may read about the CapitalOne miles program here.

You Can Still Fly to Europe in Iberia Business Class for 25,000 Amex Membership Rewards Points; and Award Space Is Fantastic — Plus Cheap Nonstop Flights to Barcelona. I was not impressed with my Iberia business class trip from Madrid to San Francisco several years ago. The food was not edible, but the bed was flat, so I could sleep. So good deal for 25,000 points.

9/14/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to China from Just 40K RT
9/12/2019 ?? How a Twitter DM saved a very tight United connection in Zurich. I can confirm the reliability of the Swiss train system. I have traveled on a great many Swiss trains. Only one was ever late more than a minute, when a hail and lightening storm caused a tree to fall on the tracks. What happened after the authors' train arrived at the airport is very interesting and potentially quite useful for any airline at any airport.
9/12/2019 Credit Cards As anticipated Citibank is competing with the Barclays American Airlines credit card offer. 60,000 bonus miles after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Apply by October 7, 2019. Compare to the other AA offers with lesser spend requirements. Note that the Barcalys offer has no spend requirement.

Doctor of Credit tells us how we might be able to get the Southwest Airlines Plus or Premier cards with a 50K bonus for a spend requirement of only $2,000. Use at your own risk. Compare to the regular offers for these card offering more points for much larger spend requirements.

9/10/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Redeem Avianca Lifemiles for award tickets September 10 - October 18, 2019, and get up to 31% discount in some Star Alliance flights
9/9/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, and various islands in the Atlantic. Travel dates vary- most are for this year. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

30% bonus for transferring hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan miles through September 22, 2019. Aeroplan is a member of the Star Alliannce, meaning you can use its miles to book flights on a choice of large number of airlines, including United.

9/10/2019 Credit Cards British Airways is infamous for its high fees for transatlantic flight award tickets. It has mitigated this by adding to its credit card offer a $100 statement credit for an economy booking or $200 statement credit for a business or first class booking, up to 3 times/year. The offer includes 50K or 100K Avios for various purchase requirements, plus other goodies. You may read about all of this here.

The offers for the two personal Southwest Airlines credit cards have added an additional 20,000 points after you spend $12,000 on purchases in the first 12 months of account opening. The opportunity cost of the extra 31,000 points for doing the extra $11,000 vs. spending that $11,000 on a 2% cash back card is $220.

9/9/2019 Buying Stuff American Airlines shopping portal bonus: Up to 2,000 miles shopping bonus: Spend $75 in a single purchase to earn 500 bonus miles—and if you want more, make up to four separate purchases of $75 or more to earn a total of 2,000 bonus miles. Shop four times thru 9/16 to make the most of this limited-time opportunity.. If you prefer miles from another airline, I suggest you wait a few days to see if others compete.
9/9/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, and various islands in the Atlantic. Travel dates vary- most are for this year. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

30% bonus for transferring hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan miles through September 22, 2019. Aeroplan is a member of the Star Alliannce, meaning you can use its miles to book flights on a choice of large number of airlines, including United.

9/9/2019 Finance The Charles Schwab checking account is very useful to travelers. It reimburses ATM fees from machines worldwide and charges no foreign transaction fees. You may read about it and find out how to get a $100 - $500 bonus here.
9/9/2019 Credit Cards Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card special offer: 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $5,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Plus a 0% introductory APR for 6 months on purchases. The standard offer is 75K with no special APR. Expensive $125 annual fee.

Bank of America is offering an Alaska Airlines credit card with a 30K miles + $200 bonus. I prefer the 40K miles + $100 bonus. You may read about the Alaska Airlines credit cards here.

9/8/2019 Credit Cards I fixed the code info for the 60K American Airlines Aviator MasterCard from Barclays with the annual fee waived the first year. This super offer has no minimum spend requirement.

Bloggers have been saying that the 60K Hawaiian Airlines offer for its Barclays credit card would disappear. It didn't. Perhaps the bloggers simply lost the ability to earn a commission from it...

9/7/2019 Other Programs I Like The Rewards Network (IDine) new member bonuses for all programs are now extended.
Everyone who might dine out should join one or more of the dining programs. A restaurant's membership in these programs is advertised only on the Rewards Network website. You won't even see a sign on the door. So go ahead and register a credit card with them and be surprised.
9/7/2019 Credit Cards Virgin Atlantic has doubled its credit card bonus to 60,000 miles. That should get you to lots of places on its metal or that of one of its many partners.

The annual fee for the the 60,000 miles offer for the American Airlines Aviator MasterCard from Barclays can now be waived for the first year. I show you how. The Citibank 50K offer for its card for the same is still available. Its annual fee can also be waived for the first year. I would wait awhile for this one to see if Citi boosts its bonus to compete. I see no reason why you can't get both cards. Also, business credit cards are available from both banks - 60K and 65K. 235,000 AA miles will get you to lots of place in comfort on American metal and that of its partners.

9/6/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Asia. Travel dates vary- all are for this year. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
9/5/2019 Credit Cards There is an improved 42,000 miles offer for the Alaska Airlines business credit card. The standard offer is 40K. Also, all of the Alaska cards have added this: 50% off Alaska Lounge day passes and 20% back on inflight food, beverage and Wi-Fi purchases when you pay with your card. Read about the cards and find links to the offers here.
9/5/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to the U.K. Book by 11:59 pm ET tomorrow, September 6, 2019. Travel dates vary- all are in the first quarter of next year. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Register to earn 50% - 250% bonus Air Canada Aeroplan flight miles for Air Canada flights within Canada or from Canada to the U.S. Aeroplan Miles will be awarded for eligible flights flown for new bookings only made between September 4, 2019, and October 2, 2019, by 19:59 Eastern Time inclusively, for travel on eligible flights between September 4, 2019, and December 13, 2019. Air Canada is a member of the Star Alliance, meaning you can use its miles for flights on United and many other airlines.

50% bonus miles when you redeem your Radisson Rewards points for Air Canada Aeroplan Miles between August 30 - September 30, 2019. Details.

9/4/2019 ?? 21 Ways You Could Get into Trouble as a Tourist in Italy. I would add driving. Don't drive in Italy. Italian drivers, especially truck drivers, are crazy, and traffic fines are sneaky.
9/3/2019 Credit Cards 40% bonus Avios when you convert Diners Club Club Rewards points to British Airways Executive Club. (For both of you who held onto your Diners Club card. It is no longer available.)
9/1/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register: Best Western Rewards® members who register on by September 4, 2019, book an eligible stay online between September 1, 2019 and September 15, 2019, and complete their eligible stay before January 19, 2020 will earn 3000 Bonus Points.
8/31/2019 Credit Cards Chase Ultimate Rewards has added Emirates as a transfer partner. You made read about this excellent credit card program here. I have used it extensively to earn United Airlines miles for shopping in the most efficient way possible. It has 13 airline and hotel transfer partners.
8/30/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Legal residents of the state of Washington, 18 or older, can register until Sunday, February 2, 2020, to receive one mile for every Seahawks passing yard, plus other goodies. If you registered for this promotion last year, you must re-register again.
8/29/2019 Credit Cards The no annual fee version of the Hilton HHonors credit card now offers a bonus of 100K points.

The 100K British Airways credit card bonus is back, but you may find that the second half of those Avios is not worth their opportunity cost. I explain. Also, they added a 2X bonus for hotel accommodations.

8/29/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Europe. Book by 11:59 pm ET on August 30, 2019, and travel between January 7, 2020 – March 31, 2020. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
8/28/2019 ?? Many bloggers are saying that United Airlines miles no longer expire. But rule 28 of the rules for the program still say they expire in 18 months. I would no rely on the bloggers until the rule changes.
  • Update 8/19/2019: The rules still say 18 months, but the front page of the Mileage Plus program now says that the miles do not expire. Also, when I log into my account,where it use to give me an expiration date for my miles, it now says my miles will not expire. I suppose they will get around to updating the rules page eventually.
8/28/2019 Credit Cards The Chase Freedom 1.5% cash back card increased its bonus to $200 after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Compare to its 3% cash back card with no bonus. I compute the break even point to be $13,333.33.

The Wyndham Rewards® Visa® Card offer was increased to 45,000 points, with the annual fee waived the first year. That could get you up to 6 free nights. The standard offer today on Wyndham's website is 30K. You are welcome.

8/28/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domsesic flights. Book by August 30, 2019 and travel between January 15 and March 7, 2020. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
8/27/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Today only: United Airlines is offering award flights to Hawaii travel September 9 – December 15, 2019, from as low as 25,000 miles + taxes & fees. The price you pay depends on your elite status and if you have a United credit card.

Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Asia, mostly for dates in October and November. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

The IHG® Rewards Club's PointBreaks page has been updated to deals through October 31. It lists opportunities to book award nights for only 5,000 points per night. Usually these are realy good deals.

If you must actually pay money for a stay at a Hilton property, register for double or triple points for those stays completed between September 9-January 5.

8/26/2019 ?? Best ways to fly to Hawaii from the US mainland
8/26/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses I regularly log into my IHG account to check on my balance, because I was told that points can get stolen to be used for some other greedy person's stay. Today found that I have Spire Elite status. I have no idea why. When I clicked on "You have 2 award(s) available!", I found that they would give me 25,000 points and a Hertz status for doing nothing. I accepted the former. The points posted. So take a look. Maybe you got lucky, too.
8/25/2019 Other Programs I Like I finally got Guest Opinion Rewards to work. It offers Hilton HHonors points for surveys - 1,250 for the first one. There are many other surveys available to earn points and miles in my Surveys section.
8/22/2019 ?? Huge Fare Sale Several Cities: Asia and Europe in the $200s Roundtrip
8/22/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) Accelerate offer to earn bonus points for paid stays through between 1 September 2019 and 31 December 2019 (both dates inclusive). IHG is my favorite hotel points program. They have lots of properties most everywhere, especially in Europe. My points in this program have saved me lots of money in properties like Holiday Inn Express and many others. You may read about the program here.

United Airlines Mile Play Promotion: Bonus Miles For Completing Certain Requirements (Varies By Person)

8/21/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines award sale for domestic tickets. No deadline mentioned. Travel periods vary, mostly this month but a few later. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
8/20/2019 Credit Cards The no annual fee HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card I mentioned last month is still available with a 4,000 Swagbucks bonus. Usually these sort of offers disappear from Swagbucks rather quickly.
  • 3% cash back on all purchases in your first year up to $10,000 spent. After that, earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases.
  • 0% intro APR for 12 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers. The latter is not recommended because of the 4% fee.
  • No annual fee.
  • No fee for foreign transactions.
  • I show you how to get 4,000 Swagbucks (worth at least $40) for applying for the card through that website. And I tell you about the useful Swagbucks program - a very easy way to earn a few dollars just by clicking.
8/19/2019 Credit Cards Frontier Airlines has increased its credit card offer to 50,000 miles, enough for up to two domestic round trip tickets.
8/17/2019 ?? 50% off on September Amtrak travel. Book today only for travel from September 1 – 30, 2019.
8/16/2019 Credit Cards Either the 100k miles offer for the United Airlines business Visa credit card changed, or I misread them. Anyway, I think I fixed my description of the offer, especially the computation of the opportunity cost of the extra spend. Sorry about that.
8/15/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Anther good Delta Airlines award sale, this one to the Caribbean. No deadline mentioned. Travel periods vary, this month through sometime in December. Again, be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
8/15/2019 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks is offering 4,000 bucks for joining the Sierra Club at a minimum commitment of $15/month. The 4,000 bucks are worth at least $40 - more if you use them to by Amazon or Visa gift cards at frequent discount prices. This is a very good way to do some good while earning some money.
  • On the Swagbucks website search for Sierra Club. Click on Special Terms to see the offer. Must donate $15 to earn SB. Donations under $15 are not eligible for SB. Must use valid contact and payment information to earn SB. Must remain a member for 35 days to receive SB.
  • Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn a bit of money by doing almost nothing. It is also a decent shopping portal. You may read about it here. Signing up for free for the program through my referral link helps me at no cost to you, and gets you 1,000 SB (at least $10) after meeting an easy requirement. Thanks.
  • In addition to environmental advocacy, both local chapters and the national organization of the Sierra Club offer wonderful outdoor activities from local hikes to longer time backpacking trips to rafting to international trips, and much more. My local Sierra Club singles section was my main source of female company in my younger days.
8/14/2019 Credit Cards I fixed the link to the excellent 80K Ultimate Rewards points Chase Ink Business Preferred credit card offer. And they increased the limit for 3X points on travel and various business expenses from $50,000 to $150,000. Nice. I think this is the best business card offer out there. You may read about Ultimate Rewards points here and the card here.
8/14/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Good Delta Airlines miles award sale to Europe. Book by tomorrow, August 15. Travel periods vary, but all end this year. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Anther good Delta Airlines award sale, this one mostly to Latin America. No deadline mentioned. Travel periods vary, this month through sometime in November. Again, be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

8/12/2019 Credit Cards I now provide a direct link to the aforementioned IHG 125K offer plus $50. You no longer have to make a dummy booking to find this.

I corrected the opportunity cost of the aforementioned 75K Lufthansa credit card. Even though I taught high school math for 27 years, my arithmetic has always sucked. Sigh.

Speaking of opportunity cost, I notice that bloggers never mention this while touting their credit card offers. Yet it is most important to making the decision of whether or not to accept an offer, especially when the spend requirement is high. I explain the concept here, and give you some help on computing the value of a mile to you here.

8/10/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Choice Privileges United Airlines Quadruple MileagePlus (1,000) Per Stay August 1 – September 30, 2019
8/10/2019 Credit Cards Barclays has added a new offer for its Lufthansa credit card. The new one offers a total of 75,000 miles. The old one offering 50,000 miles for a lesser spend requirement is still available. Lufthansa is a member of the Star Alliance, meaning you can use the miles for flights on a very large number of airlines.

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG rewards club) has added a 125,000 points offer to its list of credit card offers containing offers with various spend requirement. All of the offers include a free anniversary night every year after the first year and a free fourth award night and useful status for as long as you hold the card.

8/9/2019 Credit Cards The offer for the United Airlines business Visa credit card has changed - 50,000 miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open, plus an additional 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $25,000 total on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening. The $95 annual fee is no longer waived. The opportunity cost of the extra 75,000 miles you would receive for the spend is the $440 you would receive if you instead spend that money on a 2% cash back card. That's about 0.59 cent/mile. Not bad.
8/9/2019 Buying Stuff Delta Airlines finally decided to compete with the other shopping portals' miles bonuses with one of its own. Compare.
8/2/2019 Credit Cards Earn Amex Bonus Points With Resy between August 15 and September 30, 2019. Resy is a digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform.
8/2/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses American Airlines has released its list of flights eligible for an up to 7,500 miles discount on an award ticket through November if you own an American Airlines credit card.
8/1/2019 Credit Cards 40% transfer bonus American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways or Aer Lingus Avios. You must log in to see the bonus.

Delta Airlines has changed its bonuses for its credit cards. Now available for the personal card are a 30K bonus plus a good cash back offer for Delta purchases, and a 40K offer with a lesser cash back offer. The Business Card is available for the same 30K plus good cash back offer. Details for all of these here.

7/31/2019 Credit Cards The standard offer for the Delta Airlines business credit card is 30,000 miles. Here I show you how to find 70,000 miles offers. And you can still find a 60K offer for the personal card here. Both of these offers are supposed to expire today. We shall see if they get extended, but don't count on it. You should be able to get both cards once.

I fixed the link on the Improved Amtrak credit card offer. Doctor of credit says "... if link doesn’t work do a dummy booking and the offer should show. I found the link worked once I started a dummy booking."

7/30/2019 Credit Cards Improved Amtrak credit card offer: 40,000 points plus $100 credit, giving you a $21 profit over the $79 annual fee. Not bad if you travel on Amtrak. You may read about the Amtrak program here.
7/30/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses 40% off Amtrak fares in the Northeast. Book by August 1, 2019. Travel August 11, 2019 - January 31, 2020.
7/29/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Redeem your Wyndham Rewards points for double the United MileagePlus® miles now through August 15, 2019. Details.
7/29/2019 Buying Stuff The American Airlines shopping portal finally decided to compete with the bonuses of other airline shopping portals. Delta has not yet decided to compete. You may read about all of the shopping portals bonuses here.
7/29/2019 Telephone Swagbucks lists an offer from Verizon for a free smart phone and 3,500 Swagbucks (worth at least $35). Plus 3,000 + 3,000 more for doing other stuff. Of course, first join the Swagbucks program, then either click on the link I provided, or search in the shopping section for Verizon. Please tell me when the Swagbucks offer is no longer available. Thanks.
Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn a few dollars just by clicking. And it has become a pretty good shopping portal with frequent good offers like this one. You may read about Swagbucks here. I have been successfully using it for years with no problems. Signing up for free for the program through my referral link helps me at no cost to you, and gets you 1,000 SB (at least $10) after meeting an easy requirement. Thanks.
7/29/2019 ?? This Bus Company Will Take You Around Europe for as low as $3
7/20/2019 Other Programs I Like The Rewards Network (IDine) new member bonuses for Delta and Southwest Airlines were extended to January 3, 2019.
Everyone who might dine out should join one or more of the dining programs. A restaurant's membership in these programs is advertised only on the Rewards Network website. You won't even see a sign on the door. So go ahead and register a credit card with them and be surprised.
7/20/2019 Credit Cards I have changed some of my links to Amex and Citi and Synchrony Bank cards to third party providers who pay me a commission if you successfully apply through them. This is and always will be at no cost to you. My main motivation for doing this project is to help you travel for cheap or free. Money paid to me is quite secondary.
In the future, some of these links may take you to offers better than those available to the general public. I will let you know on this page when that happens

Thanks for using my links.

I have added an interesting Sam's Club Mastercard offer.

  • Get $45 back. Paid as a statement credit when you open an account online and make a $45 purchase today. Offer ends January 15, 2020.
  • 5% cash back on gasoline on the first $6,000 per year, then 1% after.
  • 3% cash back on travel and dining.
  • 1% cash back on everything else
  • No annual fee
  • Doubles as your membership card

Costco has both a personal and a business Visa credit card. They offer cash back for various types of purchases. The most intriguing to me are 3% cash back on travel and restaurants, and 4% cash back on gasoline up to $7,000/year. Also 2% for Costco purchases.

The American Airlines business credit card offer changed its 25% discount from inflight food and beverage to inflight wifi. Still 60,000 miles, and still free for the first year. Plus other goodies, including 2X miles on some purchases, and first checked bag free.

I updated the Marriott credit card offers. Note that The 50K points from the free card could get you several nights stays, and the 75K offers might be worth the annual fee for the same reason.

I list an improved 50K offer for the United Airlines personal credit card. The standard offer is 49K

The standard offer for the Delta Airlines Amex business credit card now waives the $95 annual fee for the first year. I may be mistaken, but as I remember it, this is new. Still 30,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months and 0% interest offer, plus other goodies.

7/25/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses LAST CALL: IHG Rewards Club Elite Status Match Promotion – Sign Up By July 26, 2019
7/25/2019 Credit Cards I list the no annual fee HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card.
  • 3% cash back on all purchases in your first year up to $10,000 spent. After that, earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases.
  • 0% intro APR for 12 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers. The latter is not recommended because of the 4% fee.
  • No annual fee.
  • No fee for foreign transactions.
  • I show you how to get 4,000 Swagbucks (worth at least $40) for applying for the card through that website. And I tell you about the useful Swagbucks program - a very easy way to earn a few dollars just by clicking.
Compare to the Chase Freedom Unlimited® credit card, which also offers 3% cash back, up to a higher limit. But it charges a 3% fee for foreign transactions and offers no bonus for getting the card.

A number of bloggers have recent articles on a very sneaky process some merchants in foreign countries are using called Dynamic Currency Conversion. I tell you about it and how to avoid getting ripped off by it here. Basically, in foreign countries, always use a card that does not charge a foreign currency conversion fee (I list lots of them), and always insist that a charge on that card be in local currency.

7/25/2019 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes I list a large number of charities and good causes that receive money just for my clicking. Today I did the 26 of them I care to support in about 3 minutes. Doing this daily makes me feel good, and helps the causes a bit. Now if we all were to do this... (So how about you?)
If you find other good causes I might want to list, please tell me about them. Thanks.
7/23/2019 Credit Cards Bank of Hawaii has improved its offer for its Hawaiian Airlines credit card to a total of 75,000 miles. It will be interesting to see if Barclays improves its offer because of this. The Bank of Hawaii card has a $99 annual fee. The Barclays card waives its fee the first year. Read about both here.
I see Hawaiian Airlines as an up and coming airline. Not only will it get you to Hawaii, it has several partners who will fly you to interesting places, especially Asia, for Hawaiian Airline miles. I have no experience with the Hawaiian Airlines miles program. But wouldn't it be nice to have a stopover for a few days in Hawaii during a trip to Asia? If nothing else, it would help with the jet lag. Please let me know about this if you know for sure whether or not this is possible.
7/22/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses New Airbnb Hosts Can Earn British Airways Avios, Virgin Atlantic Miles.
7/22/2019 Buying Stuff The shopping portals of United, Alaska and Southwest Airlines are offering bonuses for meeting certain spending limits. These offers end on various dates in August. If you are not in a hurry or prefer miles from other airlines, I suggest that you wait a few days to see what the competition has to offer.
7/22/2019 Credit Cards Introducing the Blue Business CashTM Card from American Express. 2% cash back on all eligible purchases up to $50,000 per calendar year, then 1%. 0% interest on purchases for a year, no annual fee. This is fine if you want an Amex business card or the 0% fee (free loan for a year). But the more usable 2% cash back cards with no upper limit or the 3% cash back card with an upper limit from Visa and Mastercard seem preferable to me for most people. The Amex Simply Cash card is no longer available.
7/20/2019 Other Programs I Like The Rewards Network (IDine) new member bonuses for Delta and Southwest Airlines were extended to January 3, 2019.
Everyone who might dine out should join one or more of the dining programs. A restaurant's membership in these programs is advertised only on the Rewards Network website. You won't even see a sign on the door. So go ahead and register a credit card with them and be surprised.
7/20/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses You can convert Wyndham points to the miles of many airlines. There is a double miles offer to United Airlines expiring August 15, 2019. Such conversions might be useful if you have no use for the points for stays, but do have a use for the miles.
7/19/2019 Credit Cards I can now refer you to the aforementioned standard Hilton personal credit card with a 90K bonus. Using it will help me at not cost to you. Thanks.
I find Hilton properties quite useful for recovery from jet lag after arriving in major cities and for that last night before departing for home. Also, recently I had lots of points which I used for a free 5 night stay in expensive London. Those 90K points should be good for a few nights somewhere.
7/19/2019 Buying Stuff You can earn HawaiianMiles automatically by downloading the MileFinder, found near the bottom of this page.

The 5,000 Hawaiian Airline miles offer from Vinessee Wines was official extended. Compare to all the many other wine offers. Most say they have expired, but are probably still available. Ask.

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