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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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11/23/2020 Credit Cards Some bloggers are touting the excellent 140,000 points IHG (Intercontinental Hotels) card offer. But I list the same offer with a $50 statement credit. Apparently only the former offer is commissionable. You are welcome.
11/20/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Join the Agean Airlines miles program by January 12, 2020, Greek time to earn 5,000 miles. Agean is a member of the Star Alliance.
I always accept these offers, just in case I might have a use for the miles in the future. For example, I might earn flight miles on a Star Alliance carrier and credit them to Agean if that would give me enough miles for a flight on a Star Alliance carrier.
11/19/2020 ?? Rocketmiles is 7 years old and they’re doing a giveaway, 7 winners will get 7000 miles each (choose your program) just follow Rocketmiles on Instagram, like the post, then comment and tag a friend.
11/10/2020 Credit Cards Enroll Your Citi Cards to get 5% Cashback on Online Purchases

El Al is no longer a transfer partner of the American Express Membership Rewards program. Still lots of others, though.

11/10/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn 10,000 Bonus Hilton Honors Points With WorkSpaces by Hilton. Transform your routine of working from home into a memorable working vacation at your choice of thousands of participating hotel and resort properties at destinations throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom instead of being cooped up at home in a boring and stressful routine, day after day and night after night. And maybe you can drive to one. Offer is valid for first eligible WorkSpaces by Hilton day booking completed between November 5, 2020 and March 31, 2021. The offer says "To be eligible for WorkSpaces by Hilton Honors Bonus Points Offer from Hilton Honors™ you must have received this offer directly from Hilton Honors".
11/10/2020 Credit Cards The offer for the United Airlines personal credit card was increased to a very good 70,000 miles. The annual fee is still waived the first year. Lots of other goodies.
11/9/2020 Credit Cards Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewareds Points to Avios with 30% bonus. Transfer to British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, or Aer Lingus AerClub, by Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
There are several excellent Chase credit cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points and good bonuses, two of which are my favorites. You may read about them here and about the Ultimate Rewards program here. The program allows transfers of its points to lots of airlines, including United, 1,000:1,000.
11/9/2020 ?? NOW LIVE: Aeroplan’s Spectacularly Unique New Award Chart
11/8/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Register to earn bonus flight miles on United Airlines. Book and fly by January 10, 2021. Miles vary.
11/6/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks offer: Open a NorthOne bank account and make a deposit of at least $50 to earn 15,000 Swagbucks. NorthOne is a mobile business banking platform. The 15,000 SBs are worth at least $150. Enter NorthOne in the Swagbucks search box.

You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn a bit of money.

11/7/2020 Credit Cards I fixed the link to the 75K American Airlines miles bonus offer from Barclays for its Aviator business credit card.
11/6/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks offer: Open a Varo bank account and make a deposit of at least $25 to earn 5,000 Swagbucks. Varo is a mobile banking platform with no monthly service, minimum balance or foreign transaction fees. The 5,000 SBs are worth at least $50. Enter Varo in the Swagbucks search box.

You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn a bit of money. So you have something better to do while quarantined?

11/6/2020 ?? How to trick Southwest into giving you a much cheaper fare
11/6/2020 Credit Cards 1,000 Hilton Honors Base Points each time you spend $1,000 in eligible purchases on your Hilton Honors American Express Card starting from the time you complete enrollment through December 18, 2020, up to a maximum of 30,000 points. Details here, but be sure to enroll your card.
11/6/2020 Buying Stuff Up to 4,000 American Airlines miles on qualifying purchases made through its shopping portal through November 22, 2020. 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $100; 2,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $500; or 4,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $1,000 or more.

Up to 1,500 MileagePlus® bonus award miles on qualifying purchases made through the Alaska Airlines MileagePlan® Shopping mall through November 22, 2020. 300 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $100; 750 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $300; or 1,500 miles for qualifying purchases of $500 or more.

Up to 1,000 Delta Airlines miles on qualifying purchases made by November 19, 2020. 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; or ,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $300 or more.

Upromise shopping portal: $10 bonus cash when you spend $150; $75 bonus cash when you spend $1,250. Ends November 13, 2020. The Upromise program provides cash rebates for use of its Mastercard and for purchases through its online shopping portal. This is an easy way for you, parents, grand parents, and anyone else to contribute to your college education.

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

11/2/2020 Buying Stuff Up to 5,000 United Airlines MileagePlus® bonus award miles on qualifying purchases made through the MileagePlus® Shopping mall or from purchases made through MileagePlus® Shopping in-store offers through November 22, 2020. 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $100; 2,500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $500; or 5,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $1,000 or more.

Up to 3,500 bonus points on qualifying purchases made through the Southwest Airlines Shopping portal through November 22, 2020. 500 points for qualifying purchases of at least $100; 1,000 points for qualifying purchases of at least $500; or 3,500 points for qualifying purchases of $1,000 or more.

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

10/31/2020 Credit Cards Some bloggers are saying that the excellent Chase Sapphire Preferred 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points offer will expire November 7,2020. This may be true, or perhaps it simply be no longer available to them to earn commission. Either way, I suggest grabbing this one if you can.
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.

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 1,000:1,000, or Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, or Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group (Priority Club), Ritz-Carlton, or Marriott hotel points. Also see 5 “Secret” Unofficial Chase Transfer Partners.

10/28/2020 Credit Cards JetBlue offers a personal and a business credit card, each with up to 100,000 points bonus, for an annual fee of $99 each. Other goodies come with the cards. It also offers a free card with much lesser bonuses and goodies.
10/26/2020 Credit Cards 20% bonus when transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest Airlines. You might have to log in to see it. Expires October 31, 2020.
10/24/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes I list several good causes to which you can contribute small amounts of money simply by clicking. It takes me about 3 minutes a day to do all of those I care to support, and it makes me feel good.
GreaterGood is one of these causes. They now say "During this pandemic, we're allowing you to click up to eight times daily, once every 3 hours. Every additional click will fund disaster relief efforts, including supplies for overburdened animal shelters, protective gear for front line healthcare workers, and food for those who are struggling."
10/23/2020 Buying Stuff United Shopping Portal: Download button and get 500 or 1,000 extra miles after spending $25. 1,000 miles if you use a United Airlines credit card; 500 if you don't. Doctor of Credit says this expires October 30, 2020. I haven't found that yet. Also, he mentions terms and conditions which I have't yet found.
The bonuses from other airline shopping portals for similar button downloads have expired.
10/21/2020 Credit Cards The initial offer for the Virgin Atlantic credit card doubled to 60,000 miles. Plus
  • Up to 15,000 bonus Virgin Points every anniversary after qualifying purchases
  • Up to 5,000 bonus Virgin Points when you add additional cardholders to your account
  • Get a companion reward in the same cabin class or a cabin upgrade when you book a ticket through Virgin Atlantic. Must spend $25,000 or more in purchases annually to qualify.
  • 3 points per dollar spent directly on Virgin Atlantic purchases
  • 1.5 points per dollar spent on all other purchases
10/21/2020 ?? Alaska Airlines Up To 30% Off Depending On The Height Of The Waves In Hawaii And California.
I post this because it is weird and I am bored. I love Alaska Airlines.
10/16/2020 Buying Stuff 500 bonus miles when you spend $100 or more at the United Airlines shopping portal by October 23, 2020. Details.
If you prefer miles from another airline, I suggest you wait a few days to see what the the competition offers.
10/15/2020 Credit Cards The higher bonus for the two Radisson Rewards credit card offers was increased to 125,000 points. This is the highest I have ever seen.

The Marriott Bonvoy Business credit card bonus was increased to 100,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.

10/13/2020 ?? Business Class Awards Wide Open To Europe For Next Summer For The Whole Family via Swiss. Use your miles on any Star Alliance airline, including United and Air Canada. When flying to Europe (a 9 hour flight for me), we always find a way to do a one or two day stopover somewhere interesting to recover from Zurich. Recently that place was Zurich on our way to Croatia. We spent a very enjoyable day on the ferry on the Rhine river. We stayed for free at the nearby Holiday Inn Express, used its shuttle back and forth between there and the airport, and took the train from and to there to the terminal points of the ferry. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik we were fresh.
Swiss has very nice business class service from the U.S.
10/12/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Donate $15+ to the Sierra Club & earn up to up to 6,500 Swagbucks. You will earn 5,000 SB for your initial donation and 500 SB for each subsequent monthly donation. Up to 6,500 SB total. SB will not pend. Cancel at any time. Please allow up to 90 days after donating to Sierra Club for SB to be credited to your account. It appears that you must pay for 2 months at a minimum of $15/month to get the SBs. The 5,000 SBs are worth at least $50 - more if you wait for monthly sale prices for $25 Amazon or Visa gift cards. Making money while doing good is not a bad thing. After logging into Swagbucks, enter Sierra Club in the search box.
Sierra Club is dear to my heart. I chaired an activities section for two years and led backpacking, hiking, and ski trips for it for about 20 years.

You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn a bit of money. So you have something better to do while quarantined?

10/12/2020 Buying Stuff Download shopping portal button browser extensions and spend $25 to earn 500 - 1,000 miles. American, Alaska, Delta. Ends October 16, 2020.
10/12/2020 ?? The BBC’s farewell to the British Airways Boeing 747. Sad. I enjoyed may flights in the upper deck business class compartment.
10/10/2020 Other Programs I Like Earn 10,000 Hilton Honors Points For Completing a Survey 2020. Brian Cohen of The Gate tells us about his experience with this offer. He says for about 10 minutes of work he received enough points to get one or two nights at a choice of a few Hilton properties. Combine these with excellent Hilton credit card offers for lots more free stays. The best free one I have found is for 100,000 points. Others offer up to 130,000 points with an annual fee, which could be worthwhile, depending on how you plan to use the points.
I use Hilton points for peaceful stays at Hilton properties the first night after a long flight to recover from jet lag, and sometimes to save a lot of money, though I usually prefer to stay in smaller, more charming places.(Example: How about 5 free nights in expensive London?)

Lots of airlines and hotels offer miles or points for surveys. I list them here. Most give 5 or 10 miles or points, even if you do not qualify for a survey. I use them to generate an activity in my accounts to keep my miles or points alive.

10/9/2020 Credit Cards The best credit cards for active duty military, mainly because they permanently wave the very expensive annual fee for active duty military service members. Yes, this is an article by The Points Guy, so his links may not take you the best offers. But I have no links to them at all - note the first word of the title of this website.
10/8/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn 1,000 Hilton Honors Points on Your Next Ride by Lyft 2020
10/8/2020 Buying Stuff I added a link to the Cathay Pacific shopping portal. Compare to all the other airlines portals, and to cash back portals.
10/6/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses British Airways award flight sale: Use as much as 50% fewer Avios on any Reward Flight booked before 13 October 2020. Book a Reward Flight in World Traveller, World Traveller Plus, Club World or First cabins for 50% off the Avios required. Alternatively, if you prefer to stay closer to home, you can book a Reward Flight for 25% fewer Avios in Euro Traveller or Club Europe cabins. Book before 13 October for travel between 6 October 2020 and 30 June 2021.
10/6/2020 Credit Cards How you can easily earn 10,000+ United miles for $15 by using your UAL credit card along with the United MileagePlus X cell phone app, witch is an app for your smart phone that earns you miles for shopping.
10/5/2020 Credit Cards The already excellent 140,000 points Intercontinental Hotels Group credit card offer was improved with a $50 statement offer. Details. A reader of Doctor of Credit says to try a dummy booking for a possible $150 credit.
10/2/2020 Credit Cards I can refer you to a 25,000 Membership Rewards points offer for the American Express Everyday credit card and to a 30,000 Membership Rewards points offer for the American Express Everyday preferred credit card. Amex points transfer to miles of many airlines, usually at a ratio of 1,000:1,000. Since the Everyday card as no annual fee, I find it quite useful to keep my Membership Rewards points alive.

View from the Wing says you can Earn Minimum Of 4 Points Per Dollar On All American Express Spending For 3 Months if you refer someone to one of its credit cards.

The Cathay Pacific 40,000 miles offer for its credit card was extended to the end of the year.

The United Airlines business credit card sign-up bonus was increased to 75,000 miles.

Introducing the United Airlines Gateway credit card: No annual fee, 20,000 miles bonus, and 2X miles for travel and UAL purchases.

Through October 31, 2020, there is a 20% bonus for transferring your Chase Ultimate Rewards bonus to Southwest Airlines points. Log into your Ultimate Rewards account to see it.

9/30/2020 Credit Cards I post a much improved bonus of 140,000 points for the Intercontinental Hotels (IHG) credit card. The annual fee waived the first year. This is be best offer I remember seeing for this card. The standard offer is 125,000 points. (You are welcome.) Also, there is a 100K offer with no annual fee. Read about IHG cards here.
IHG is my favorite hotel chain. Lots of properties world wide, my favorite being the Holiday Inn Express brand (free breakfast!). I have stayed in many expensive properties for points only. How about 5 days in Paris for free?
9/29/2020 Credit Cards The offers for the Wyndham Hotels credit cards have greatly improved. The free card offer is for 30,000 points, enough for up to 4 nights lodging. Others have larger bonuses and points for spending, but have an annual fee.
9/24/2020 Credit Cards The standard offer for the no annual fee Hilton American Express personal credit card has increased to 80,000 points. This is being touted by several bloggers, presumably because they earn a commission on it. But I show you how you might find a 100,000 points offer. Details. You are welcome.
9/22/2020 Credit Cards There is now a 100,000 "miles" bonus for the Capital One Venture Rewards credit card. It offers 2 "miles" per $1 on every purchase. CapitalOne "miles" transfer to real airline miles to a large number of airlines (currently 14), usually at a ratio of 1,000:750. This means you would be earning 1.5 airline miles per $1 spent, which is better than most airline cards.
9/22/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses I do not want to encourage anyone to get on an airplane during the Covid 19 panic. I much prefer that you stay alive to travel again later. But if you must fly, register, then book a revenue ticket on Southwest Airlines by Thursday, September 24, 2020 and fly by November 15, 2020 to earn a companion pass valid from January 6, 2021 through February 28, 2021.
9/18/2020 Credit Cards I show you how to find an American Express Blue Cash offer of $300 cash back with the annual fee waived the first year. It also offers 6% and 3% cash back in several categories.
9/16/2020 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit tells us how we might find a 125,000 points + a $100 credit offer for the Hilton business credit card. Compare to the 130,000 points offer with no cash added.
9/15/2020 Credit Cards The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card now offers an 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points bonus for acquiring the card and spending $4,000 in the first three months.
  • 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.
  • No foreign transaction fee.
  • New benefits:
    • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by December 31, 2021.
    • Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That's 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
Points transfer 1,000:1,000 to a large number of airlines, including United, and to various hotel programs. There is no foreign transaction fee. I think is is well worth the $95 annual fee.
9/14/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks offers 3,500 SBs for Ollie dog food. 50% 0ff is also mentioned. Enter Ollie in the Swagbucks search field. Those 3,500 SBs are worth at least $35 - more if you wait for a monthly sale price for Amazon or Visa $25 gift certificates. You may also (or instead) earn 6,200 MyPoints for same. The Ollie website indicates that their dog food is very high quality. But I wouldn't know - I serve two cats. (Dogs have masters, cats have staff.) Also, it appears that you might be signing up for a subscription (not sure), so be sure to understand this, especially cancellation restrictions.
You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here and MyPoints here. Both are very easy ways to earn a bit of money. So you have something better to do while quarantined?
9/10/2020 Credit Cards The Hilton Business Card offerM was increased to 130,000 points. The personal card still offers 75,000 points.
9/9/2020 Credit Cards Some American Express cards are showing this offer: Spend $100 or more at Amazon.com, get $10 back. Up to 2 times (total of $20). You must register for this. Log into your account and scroll to see all of the special offers. I do this often anyway, as there a lots of them.
American Express cards of interest are listed here. Some have very good bonuses. Some are otherwise quite useful.
9/1/2020 Credit Cards The Alaska Airlines credit card offers have improved to the best I can remember. The personal card adds 40,000 miles for additional spending to its initial 25,000 miles. The busines card adds a $200 statement credit to its initial 40,000 miles.
8/30/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses How To Transfer Avios Between Programs For Free. (British Airways, Iberia & Aer Lingus).You might want to do this for several reasons. For example, Iberia often charges significantly lower fees than does British Airways. Or, you might have Avios in more than one of these airline accounts and need to consolidate to get an award ticket.
The airlines are partners with each other. British Airways and Iberia are members of the OneWorld alliance. Their Avios are especially useful for short haul tickets. They can be really good for domestic American Airlines flights. I have used them for short haul flights within South America - between Buenos Aires and Iquazu in Argentina, for example, and for tickets from London to Central Europe.
8/29/2020 ?? I am too old for this: There’s a new bus service planned between India and London: 12,000 miles, 70 days, crossing 18 countries
8/29/2020 Shopping Vinesse has added Amtrak to its wine club offers and has improved its American Airlines offer. Compare to the many other wine offers.
8/29/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for double points plus Double Night Credits for stays at Hilton properties September 8 through December 31, 2020.

20% bonus for transferring your Marriott points to Virgin Australia points 7-20 September 2020.

8/29/2020 Other Programs I Like Amtrak offers points for surveys via the SurveyPointsClub. 250 points for first survey. There are many other opportunities to earn miles or points for surveys.
8/29/2020 Finance California Casualty offers up to 20,000 United Airlines miles for the purchase of an auto insurance policy.
8/29/2020 Credit Cards Fidelity Wealth Management clients can earn more than 2%cash back on the Fidelity Visa credit card, up to 3%. Details.
8/27/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Marriott elite status match: Get elite status faster than ever. All you have to do is show proof of your Elite membership in another loyalty program and a stay within the last 12 months to get upgraded. Then, stay a reduced number of nights within 90 days to keep your new status until February 2022.
8/25/2020 ?? 50% discount with Iberia Avios on your next flight until 30 August 2020. Flight period from 1 September until 15 March 2021. Exclusive promotion for Iberia Plus members residing in Spain and the USA. Remember that you can transfer your Avios from British Air to Iberia. I like the Million Mile Secrets write-up on this.

A Trick To Knock 67% Off British Airways Award Fuel Surcharges Right Now

Fare Alert: Several US Cities To Tokyo In 2021 From $162 Roundtrip October 2020 through April 2021.

8/24/2020 ?? The Honest Pre-flight Safety Demonstration Video That Airlines Are Afraid to Show You - YouTube

Cheap Car Rentals – 5 Ways to Add an Additional Driver for Free

8/22/2020 Credit Cards Log into you Hilton credit card to see if you have this offer:
    1,000 Hilton Honors Base Points each time you spend $1,000 in eligible purchases on your Hilton Honors American Express Card starting from the time you complete enrollment through December 18, 2020, up to a maximum of 30,000 Hilton Honors Base Points. Additionally, you will earn one Free Night Reward from Hilton Honors after you spend $5,000 on eligible purchases on your Hilton Honors American Express Card during the Purchase Period. Although not particularly charming, I find Hilton properties to be quite useful for that first night after arrival from a jet-lagged flight. Details here, but be sure to enroll your card.

    Caution: A reader wrote: "After seeing your notice about the AMEX offer I immediately added it to my card and got the full offer. I then went to my wife's Surpass card and added it before realizing that it only offered the bonus points, not the free night. I guess the difference is that I have the free annual card vs. the Surpass card."

    You may read about and apply for Hilton credit cards here.

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