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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
9/25/2012 Credit Cards The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card personal credit card offer changed to 125,000 points plus 1 free night. You may read about all of the Marriott credit card offers here.
9/23/2012 Credit Cards The no annual fee Marriott personal credit card offer increased to 60,000 points, and the annual fee business card increased to 125,000 points. You may read about them here.
9/23/2012 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes, and Finance Swagbucks offers mega swagbucks for three bank accounts: Varo (75,000 bucks), Chime (25,000 bucks), Albert (6,000 bucks), and One (7,500 bucks). Enter the name I listed in the Swagbucks search engine to see the offers.
  • Those 113,500 SBs are worth at least $1,135 - more if you wait for the monthly sale of Amazon or Visa gift cards.
  • 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.
9/19/2012 Registration and Other Bonuses Alaska Second Passengers Free October 5 – December 15, 2021 with a bunch of restrictions.
9/18/2012 Credit Cards The bonus for the Delta Airlines business credit card was increased to 70,000 miles. You cam still get 70K miles for the personal card. I see no reason why you can't get both. 140,000 miles should get you to most places in the world in comfort.
9/11/2012 Registration and Other Bonuses Residents of the state of Washington can register between September 9, 2021 and October 29, 2021, to earn Delta Airlines based on the performance of the Seattle Seahawks.
9/8/2012 Registration and Other Bonuses Two Southwest Airlines flight can get you a short term companion pass. Register, then purchase a round trip or two one-way flights by 9/9. Travel by 11/18. Companion flies free with you 1/6/2022 – 2/28/2022.
9/4/2012 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn a 30% bonus for transferring your hotel points to United Airlines miles. Ends September 30, 2021.
9/2/2012 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks offers 25,000 SBs for opening a Chime Banking account and doing a direct deposit. Search on Chime on the Swagbucks home page.
  • Those 25,000 SBs are worth at least $250 - more if you wait for the monthly sale of Amazon or Visa gift cards.
  • 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.
9/2/2012 Credit Cards The Barclays American Airlines business credit card bonus was changed to a total of 80,000 miles.

30% bonus for transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Avios at British Air, Iberia, and Aer Lingus.

9/2/2012 Registration and Other Bonuses Etihad Guest is offering 1500 free miles in honor of their 15th birthday when you register for the birthday promotion. I always accept free miles. I never know when they might become useful.
9/1/2012 Credit Cards Usually American Express Membership rewards points transfer to airline miles 1,000:1,000, and to hotel points at lesser rates. But currently 15% tp 40% bonuses are offered. They end September 30 for airlines and October 31 for hotels. Details. Log into your account to see the bonuses there.
40%: Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia
30%: Virgin Atlantic, Hilton, Marriott
25%: Air France KLM, Aeromexico, Hawaiian
20%: Air Canada, Qantas
15%: Avianca
8/30/2021 Credit Cards 30% bonus for transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to the Avios of British Air, Aer Lingus, and Iberia, September 26, 2021. Avios are especially useful for cheap short haul flights on One World Alliance members, like American Airlnes. I have used them for flights between Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls, and for domestic trips within Europe. 130,000 points Hilton HHonors points no annual fee card offer, plus links that might find a better 150,000 points offer.
8/26/2021 Credit Cards I list a 150,000 + 50,000 points offer for the Hilton Surpass credit card. The annual fee is $95. The free card is still available, so you have to do the math to see if the extra points and other goodies are worth it.

The Hilton business card added 50,000 points for an extra spend over that required for the 130,000 points.

Read about all Hilton cards here.

8/16/2021 Credit Cards In my opinion, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is the very best credit card for folks seeking airline miles. And as of today, it is even better. Many new benefits were added. You may read about them here.

Wow: 80,000 Points For New Citi Premier Card. Currently this may be the second best offer for cards that earn miles, especially since the points will be transferable to American Airlines through November 23, 2021, (meaning you would have to meet the spend requirement for the bonus right away to get the 40,000 points bonus to give the bank time to post your spending and then generating a statement which should give you the points.) But the points transfer to a variety of airlines within all of the alliances, so you may choose one and accumulate points to transfer there. Members of the alliances allow you to use its points to book flights on flights of all of the members of the same alliance. So, for example, members of the Star Alliance can book American Airlines flights.

Wells Fargo has finally entered the 2% cash back credit card market with its Wells Fargo Active Cash Card. The $200 bonus after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months is attractive, as is its 0% APR for 15 months. But then you do have to deal with Wells Fargo. Compare to the many other 2% cash back offers.

8/5/2021 Registrations and Other Bonuses Register for this Frontier Airlines bonus. Earn 10K BONUS MILES (enough for a one-way award!) for every 2 flights you fly on Frontier from August 4, 2021 - December 31, 2021. Max of 10 bonuses issued after 20 eligible flights. Bonus is NOT qualifying towards elite status and passengers must be vaccinated to be eligible for bonus miles. Offer valid on flights purchased between August 4, 2021 - August 30, 2021.
8/5/2021 Credit Cards I found a link to the Alaska Airlines business credit card that offers 60,000 miles, but no $200 statement credit, to the standard 40,000 miles bonus. You are welcome.

Doctor of Credit says you can find the 50K Amtrak credit card offer with an additional $100 credit by doing a dummy booking on Amtrak.

8/4/2021 Credit Cards Amtrak offers two credit cards, one free, and one with an annual fee of $79. The annual fee card offers 50,000 points. The free one offers 12,000 points.
8/2/2021 Credit Cards I found a link to the Alaska Airlines business credit card that adds a $200 statement credit to the standard 40,000 miles bonus. You are welcome.
8/2/2021 Buying Stuff Delta Airlines finally offers a bonus of up to 1,000 miles for shopping at its portal through August 11, 2021.

Compare to the bonuses of other airline shopping portals. Also, compare to the offers from the cash back portals.

7/29/2021 Credit Cards The standard personal Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card offer was reduced to 40K miles. But you can find a 70K offer by using a referral link, and you might even find a better offer by doing a dummy booking. And the 50K business card is still available. Also, there is still a no annual fee 10K offer for the Delta SkyMiles Blue American Express Card. Details for all of this.
7/29/2021 ?? One Dollar Fares On Megabus are Available Now Through January 10 2022 — But Hurry
7/26/2021 Buying Stuff The American Airlines shopping portal finally caught up with the other shopping portals. Through August 15, 2021: 500, 1,000, or 2,000 bonus miles. Details.

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

7/22/2021 Credit Cards The Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express.
  • 15,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 2X Membership Rewards® points on everyday business purchases such as office supplies or client dinners. 2X applies to the first $50,000 in purchases per year, 1 point per dollar thereafter.
  • 0.0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months from the date of account opening, then a variable rate, 13.24% - 19.24%, based on your creditworthiness and other factors at account opening.
  • No annual fee.
  • Compare to the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express.
  • $150 back after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first 6 months, leaving you a $55 profit over the $95 annual fee.
  • 20% back on Amazon.com purchases within the first 6 months, up to $200 back
  • 6% at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases
  • 6% at select U.S.streaming services<
  • 3% at transit services (including tolls!).
  • 3% at U.S. gasoline stations
  • 1% on other purchases.
  • Low intro APR: 0% for 12 months on purchases from the date of account opening, then a variable rate, 13.99% to 23.99%

Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express

  • $100 back after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • 20% back on Amazon.com purchases on the Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership, up to $150 back.
  • Earn Cash Back: 3% at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases, 2% at U.S. gas stations & select U.S. dept stores<, 1% on other purchases.
  • No annual fee
  • 0% intro APR on purchases for 15 months.
7/21/2021 Other Programs I Like The United Airlines Dining Challenge Bonus: By August 4, 2021, spend $25 or more on each dine and receive
  • 500 bonus miles for 2 dines
  • 1,000 bonus miles for 4 dines
  • 3,000 bonus miles for 6 dines
The T&Cs specifically say "This bonus is combinable with other offers". So new members should be able to get this offer and the New Member Bonus.

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.

7/20/2021 ?? I found this to be really interesting: Excess baggage jacket by Bruno's Originals: New Zealand fashion designer creates travel coat for trip home

Don't go to Rwanda with a plastic bag

7/20/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Hilton Honors cost of 5,000 & 10,000 Points Per Night Hotels (July 2021)
7/19/2021 Buying Stuff Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus: Up to 1,200 miles.

United Airlines shopping portal bonus: Up to 2,500 miles.

Southwest Airlines shopping portal bonus: Up to 2,000 points.

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

7/17/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Join Qatar Airways Privilege Club using promo code OALSMH121 and receive 2,500 bonus Qmiles right away. When you take your first flight as a Privilege Club member, fast-track your tier status with 50 bonus Qpoints, and you'll also enjoy an additional 5,000 bonus Qmiles.

Invite your friends to join Qatar's Privilege Club by 31 December 2021. Once they join, 1,000 Qmiles will be credited to their membership account instantly on successful enrolment. They will also receive 4,000 more Qmiles once they take their first flight with Qatar Airways as a Privilege Club member by 30 April 2022. As soon as your family or friends take their first flight, we will top-up your Qmiles balance with 2,000 bonus Qmiles for a maximum of 10 new members.

7/17/2021 Credit Cards The no annual fee Hilton personal credit card offer was increased to a very nice 100,000 points, plus a credit of up to $100 for purchases at Hilton properties.

Possible 30% bonus through August 15, 2021, for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to Air France/KLM.

Wyndham has doubled its offers for its personal and business credit cards. Now 60K, 90K, and 90K.

Register to receive by May 2021 to August 15, 2021, 9 total points at IHG® Hotels and Resorts and 5 total points for every $1 you spend on other travel purchases and at gas stations on up to $1,500 in total combined purchases with your IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card.

7/15/2021 Credit Cards The Southwest Airlines Credit Card offers will probably change for the worse, perhaps by tomorrow. The Chase website still has them at 65K, but the SWA website has them at 40K.
7/10/2021 Other Programs I Like The new member bonuses for the dining programs of Alaska, Southwest, and Spirit Airlines, and for the IHG, Hilton hotels group were extended to January 6, 2022. The Hilton bonus was reduced to a feeble 1,000 points. The United Airlines program was extended to October 4, 2021. The Marriott program was extended to December 31, 2021.
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.
7/10/2021 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Apparently Greater Good fixed its virus problem, so I reinstated it. It is the first listed of several websites I list on which you may simply click to support good causes. Takes me just few minutes a day, and makes me feel good
7/7/2021 Credit Cards The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card offer has changed. I don't know if for the better or the worse.
7/5/2021 ?? 9 of the best destinations for women to travel solo — now or in the future. I would add Iceland to this list. Also, I recommend any trip run by Overseas Adventure Travel, my favorite travel company for people over 50 years old. Many women, single or married traveling sans husband (good for them!), travel with them. They are very well cared for. You may read my comments about this company and get a discount here. Also read OAT's 101+ Tips for Solo Women Travelers.
7/5/2021 Credit Cards Register to see if you will receive extra miles for purchases on your United Airlines credit card between July 1 and August 15, 2021. One more reason to get one or more of these cards with excellent bonus offers.
7/4/2021 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes If you are using Swag Codes Spoiler to get almost daily notices of Swag Codes, (sign up at its notifications page), do not believe it when they tell you the code has expired. Often they will give you the Swagbucks anyway, either because you qualify for a code extension, or for no apparent reason at all.
To enter the code, hover on the number of points you have shown on the upper right corner of the Swagbucks home page and then click on Redeem Swag Code.

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.

7/2/2021 Credit Cards The 75,000 miles offer for the United Airlines business card has added 75,000 more miles after $20,000 total on purchases in the first 6 months. That's an extra $15,000. That extra 75,000 miles (plus the normal 20,000 miles for the spend) has an opportunity cost of $300 compared to spending it on a , so we have to decide if the 95,000 miles are worth the money.

The United Airlines personal card offer has changed: 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open, plus 10,000 more bonus miles after you spend $6,000 on purchases in the first 6 months. Opportunity cost is $60 for the extra spend of $3,000.

The no annual fee United Airlines Gateway card increased its bonus to 30,000 miles after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.

7/1/2021 ?? Can’t find a rental car? Why you should try Turo instead.
  • I have not tried this. I would be very careful about insurance issues. If you damage the car you rent or you damage someone else's car or property, who pays?
7/1/2021 Credit Cards The offers for the credit cards of British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Iberia have been greatly improved: 100,000 Avios for spending $5,000 in three months.
  • These airlines are a members 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 these airlines 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).
  • While these are all separate frequent flyer programs, you can transfer Avios between all three programs for free, assuming your frequent flyer accounts have been open for at least 90 days. 300,000 Avios will comfortably get you to lots of places in the world.
7/1/2021 Other Programs I Like Earn 25,000 Points For Joining Southwest’s Business Portal, Taking One Trip. Register by September 30, 2021.
6/28/2021 ?? How ATM Can (AND WILL) Trick You When Traveling. This is pretty good. Some comments:
  • You can skip the adds after 5 seconds.
  • I have much better luck with a machine that is owned by a bank.
  • The Charles Schwab checking account will reimburse you for fees charged by the currency issuing bank. It will not reimburse you for any markup on the currency.
  • As he suggests, I always opt to pay with a credit card that does not charge a foreign transaction fee (most of them now). But be sure in advance that the merchant understands that you want to be charged in the local currency, not US dollars, thus avoiding the dynamic currency conversion rip off. When he quotes the price, I always tell him that I want to see than exact number at the bottom of the receipt, and I will (and have) refuse to sign it if I see that line quoting US dollars instead. Yes, he can fix this if he does it wrong.
6/27/2021 ?? A Convenient & Low-Stress Way To Fulfill The US Reentry Covid Test. I have not verified this.

Common mistakes when visiting China. I would carry a fork. There is no way I could look like anything but a tourist in China, anyway. And I find myself completely unable to use chopsticks.

How To Get A Room At A Sold-Out Hotel. I have has great success using Booking.com to find the lodgings I like, especially B&B's and small family owned hotels.

6/27/2021 Credit Cards There is now an offer for the Delta Airlines business credit card of 75,000 Bonus Miles after spending $4,000 in eligible purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Plus a $200 Statement Credit after you make a Delta purchase on your Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends July 28, 2021. This matches the current standard offer for the personal card, though there are 90K offers available for that one. 165,000 miles could get you to a lot of places in the world in comfort.

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