What's New?

I will attempt to list all new additions and changes on this web site here for at least the last three months or so. (But no guarantee that I won't forget to list a few.) So go ahead and use your miles to take that three month trip around the world. You can catch up when you return. (Well, at least some of the offers will still be around.)

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6/1/2020 Credit Cards Several bloggers who earn commissions from sales of credit cards indicated that the Citibank American Airlines Business Credit Card offer would have ended yesterday. Well, it didn't. It is still on Citi's website. Probably not paying commissions for it anymore, though...
6/1/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn double miles for American Airlines flights for new tickets booked by June 30 and travel by September 30, 2020.

Million Mile Secrets posts an extensive list of many domestic Delta Airlines routes offering seriously discounted award tickets, but no link to the sale is listed. The only active link I have to sale prices offers lesser discounts. Worth a look at both if you want to travel domestically.

5/28/2020 Click for Miles, Money,and Good Causes Swagbucks offers 4,000 SBs for joining the Sierra Club. Minimum donation is $15. The 4K SBs are worth at least $40. And you would be joining an organization dear to my heart. For may years I led backing and day hike trips for the club, and was very active in the administration of one of its activities sections in the San Francisco Bay Area. Swagbucks provides a very easy way to earn a few dollars just for clicking and doing normal online searches. It is also a pretty good shopping portal. Please use my referral link to join Swagbucks. This helps me at no cost to you. You may read about the program here.

Swagbucks are worth at least 1 cent each - more if you wait for sale prices on gift cards on Amazon (usually 2200 SB for a $25 card), Visa, Pay Pal, et al. If you get one gift card at a sale price, wait a month for sale prices to appear again.

5/25/2020 Credit Cards The standard offer for the normal personal Delta American Express Gold Card is 35,000 miles. But offers of up to 75K are available. One of them has no lifetime language. I list what I know about.
5/23/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes If, like me, you are stuck at home, you could spend a few minutes a day helping research on Alzheimer's disease. It's interesting and fun:
  • Stall Catchers is an online game that anyone can play. By analyzing blood vessels in a live mouse brain, you can help speed up ground-breaking Alzheimer's research at Cornell University. Stall catchers recruits an army of people to find blockages in blood vessels of the brains of mice with induced Alzheimer's disease. Such clogged vessels are found in human victims of the disease. First step in understanding this is to study same in mice. Since there are zillions of blood vessels in one brain, it would take forever for scientists to find those which are clogged. So they crowd source this, asking us to find them. Explanation and training is provided, and it is fun and interesting to help. I would start with the short videos at the fifth button from the top on the right, and then on the bottom button. It doesn't take much time to get good at it. The study is run by Cornell University. I found it via partner Cal Berkeley, my alma mater.
5/22/2020 Credit Cards Barclays American Airlines Cards: Earn 3x On All Spend. Apparently targeted, but possibly broadly. Registration required. Limit 2,500 bonus miles ($1,250).
5/20/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Thrifty Traveler says they found unadvertised domestic Delta miles award tickets for as low as 8,000 miles round trip. The best advertised ones I can find show only a slight discount from normal. Be sure to enter your preferred cities in your search to see what is actually offered.
5/20/2020 Credit Cards The United Airlines personal card has reduced its bonus to 40,000 miles. However, its United Club Infinite Card, now waives its high fee for the first year and gives lots of goodies, including free lounge access, first and second checked bags fee, up to $100 as a statement credit for Global Entry or TSA Precheck every 4 years, and increased miles for certain types of spending. Alas, it no longer offers bonus miles for a successful application.

This CNN article says "starting May 18, all American Express U.S. personal card members can get a complimentary 1-year premium membership to Calm, a sleep and meditation app. The premium membership normally costs $69.99 per year. After the first year is over, card members can get a second year at 50% off with an automatic renewal."

5/19/2020 Credit Cards I fixed the link to the excellent 100,000 points Chase Ink Business Preferred Credit Card offer.
5/18/2020 Click for Miles, Money,and Good Causes Since we are stuck at home with not much to do, we might as well make a bit of easy money doing not much of anything. Here are some of those opportunities from Swagbucks. First log into your Swagbucks account.
  • 500 Swagbucks for getting an auto insurance quote from Savvy. Enter "Savvy Insurance" in the search box.
  • 1,200 Swagbucks for joining AARP. $12/year (normally $16). Plus a free gift. Enter "AARP" in the search box. This organization has saved me a lot of money. You need not be retired to join. The organization is designed for those of us over 50 years of age.
  • Once you have joined AARP, get 65 Swagbucks for signing up for AARP Rewards. Enter "AARP" in the search box.
  • 3,000 Swagbucks for opening a Varo checking account and funding it with at least $25. Enter "Varo" in the search box. I haven't looked at this very carefully. Be sure to understand how you get your money.
  • 300 SBfrom Liberty Mutual. I think all you have to do is get a quote, but I am not sure. Enter "Liberty Mutual" in the search box.
Swagbucks provides a very easy way to earn a few dollars just for clicking and doing normal online searches. It is also a pretty good shopping portal. Please use my referral link to join Swagbucks. This helps me at no cost to you. You may read about the program here.

Swagbucks are worth at least 1 cent each - more if you wait for sale prices on gift cards on Amazon (usually 2200 SB for a $25 card), Visa, Pay Pal, et al. If you get one gift card at a sale price, wait a month for sale prices to appear again.

5/18/2020 Credit Cards Some of the Hilton cards with annual fees have increased their bonuses. For example, there is a 150K offer for the business card.
5/17/2020 Credit Cards I updated the expensive United Airlines Club card. The bonus is now 100,000 miles, and there are many bonus miles and cash offers. However the $525 annual fee makes this unattractive to all but a few travelers. You might be able to get this card with that fee waived the first year at your local Chase Bank office. A blogger says this offer expires today. This may mean only that he will no longer earn a commission on it. He does not say what the replacement card offer will be.
5/15/2020 Buying Stuff How To Force Getting Targeted For American Express / Chase / Citi / Discover / Wells Fargo Amazon Promotions
5/14/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses JetBlue TrueBlue members will earn double base points on qualifying bookings for JetBlue-operated flights booked May 14, 2020 - June 15, 2020, for travel May 14, 2020–January 1, 2021.
5/12/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to receive double Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points for flights between May 12 and August 31, 2020.
5/11/2020 Buying Stuff Register to receive up to 2020 Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, or American Airlines miles for shopping at their shopping portals through May 19, 2020. Since you are probably shopping online as much as possible, you might as well get something for it. Compare to other airline shopping portals and to cash back portals. And if you wait a few days, other airlines might choose to compete.
5/11/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Register, then book an American Airlines flight by May 18, 2020, for future travel between July 1 – December 31, 2020 to earn 500 bonus miles after completing each eligible flight, with a maximum reward of 5,000 total bonus miles. You can see the offer by clicking on Registration details in the Book now, fly later and earn bonus miles listing.
5/5/2020 Credit Cards Crazy: Best Miles Purchase Deal Ever? Air Canada Will Sell Miles For Just 1 Cent Apiece Starting Thursday. You might have to be quick and early to get this one. I think this is a good deal for any non-domestic flights, and a super deal for anyone flying business or first class, especially internationally. Air Canada is a member of the Star Alliance, which includes United and other major airlines. So you can use Air Canada miles for flights on any of the alliance members.
5/1/2020 Credit Cards Some good bonus for specific types of spending on credit cards you may have. Amex listed first, then others below. I list many of these cards.
4/30/2020 Buying Stuff Quick & easy bonuses: 3 ways to use Cashback Monitor to always find the best shopping portal for your purchase. Also try WebFlyer Mileage Mall Search: Search by mall, merchant, or category. Powered by evreward.
4/26/2020 Other Programs I Like Take One American Airlines Flight, Get A Free Roundtrip. June 30, 2020. You may find links to all of the airline business travel programs here.
4/21/2020 All Two videos explaining some of the reasons why we do what we do: Trailer Released For New Frequent Flyer Documentary
4/16/2020 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping portal bonus: 500 miles for spending $100 by April 20, 2020. Since you are probably shopping online as much as possible, you might as well get something for it. Compare to other airline shopping portals and to cash back portals. And if you wait a few days, other airlines might choose to compete.
4/15/2020 Buying Stuff American Airlines shopping portal bonus: 500 miles when you spend $125 by April 20, 2020. Since you are probably shopping online as much as possible, you might as well get something for it. Compare to other airline shopping portals and to cash back portals. And if you wait a few days, other airlines might choose to compete.
4/13/2020 Buying Stuff Mystery Bonus. Through April 17, 2019, click here to find your mystery bonus for shopping at the Alaska Airlines shopping portal. I got an offer of 500 miles for spending $100. Since you are probably shopping online as much as possible, might as well get something for it. Compare to other airline shopping portals and to cash back portals. And if you wait a few days, other airlines might choose to compete.
4/12/2020 Credit Cards Chase and American Express Automatically Extending Minimum Spend Period For Some Cardholders. But ask anyway, just to be sure. And ask the rep to record the answer in your records, or save it if by secure message.
4/8/2020 Credit Cards Battle of the Credit Card Concierge Services… Finding Toilet Paper Edition. Or, you could just time your showers appropriately...
4/7/2020 Other Programs I Like American Airlines Rewards Network (iDine)50,000 bonus miles sweepstakes through May 31, 2020. (Since many of us are using restaurant take-out.)
4/5/2020 Other Programs I Like The bonuses for joining the dining programs of Delta, American, Alaska, Southwest and Spirit Airlines and IGH Rewards Club, Hilton HHonors were extended. Remember that many restaurants are still selling take-out food.
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 even if you don't want to bother finding iDine restaurants, go ahead and register a credit card with them anyway and be surprised.
4/4/2020 ?? Negative feelings about credit card and other miles offers are beginning to creep into blog comments. I disagree. I think we will be traveling again and should plan for this. Having miles in our accounts will be most helpful when the airline industry first starts to try to fill its planes again. I would expect to see excellent discounts for miles award travel during that time. But we need miles in our accounts to benefit from them.
4/4/2020 Credit Cards The Alaska Airlines 40K + $100 offer can still be found via a referral link found here.

I fixed the link to the 30K Asiana Airlines credit card offer.

4/3/2020 Credit Cards The Citibank American Airlines business credit card increased its bonus offer to 70,000 miles. The annual fee is still waived the first year. The other goodies are still included, except I no longer see the 25% discount for inflight wi-fi purchases. Compare to the many other AA credit card offers.

The bonus for acquiring the Intercontinental Hotels Group no annual fee card was increased to 75,000 points. The 140,000 points bonus for the card with an annual fee and more valuable goodies is still available. Details for both here.

The no annual fee Chase Freedom Student credit card is now available online. It used to be available at Chase Bank branches only. 1% cash back, plus other cash bonuses. Compare to other student cards. Search on "student" on my free cards page.

4/2/2020 Credit Cards Amex extending time to meet welcome bonuses (applies retroactively also). But call first to be sure.

As the bloggers said, the Delta Airlines credit cards offers have changed. I updated the info on them here.

The Cathay Pacific 40K credit card offer was extended to June 30.

The 10% discount for using your British Airways credit card for BA tickets is now restricted to fights between the U.S. and London. And the offer code was changed. The card still offers 50K and 100K Avios bonuses.

4/2/2020 ?? You can’t renew your passport right now without a life-or-death emergency
3/30/2020 Credit Cards Several bloggers are saying that tomorrow is the last chance to get the mega bonuses for the Delta Airlines Credit Cards. We shall see if this is true, or if the only change is that they no longer earn commissions for them.
3/29/2020 Credit Cards I updated the links to many credit cards, all with good bonuses. Something to work on for when we start traveling again. Chase Is Extending Timeline For Minimum Spend Requirement for some. (YMMV)

Amex waiving interest, late fees on accounts requesting COVID-19 relief. But you may not want to do this: Several (Reward) Credit Cards Are Offering Coronavirus Payment Relief But Should You Use It?

3/29/2020 ?? Cancel a Flight for an Airline Voucher? 5 Things You Need to Know. The biggie: they expire.
3/28/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Hilton Offers 90 Days Of Free Gold Status, Fast Track To Keep Gold Or Diamond. I have used this offer several times. It is very worthwhile. Free breakfast, better room, and free access to the top floor, where there is internet access and free food. I use Hilton properties for my first and last nights stays when they are free on points, the former for recovery from jet lag, and the latter for easy access to airports for early morning flights. There are several very worthwhile Hilton credit card offers available. Nab them now while they last, then use them later when we can travel again. But be sure to time it right: The free upgrade lasts only 3 months.
3/27/2020 Finance The minimum deposit at Bask Bank for earning the 5,000 + 1,000 American Airlines miles bonus was increased to $5,000. Still a good deal. The bonuses for large deposits held for a year changed. These are not so interesting. The offers are currently scheduled to expire April 30, 2020. Read all about it here.
After I received my initial bonuses, I reduced my balance to $20 ($12 will probably do). So now I receive at least a miles a month, thus automatically keeping my AA account active (at least until Bask figures this out). deposits.
3/20/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes If, like me, you are stuck at home, you could spend a few minutes a day clicking on my Good Causes links. Each click generates a small amount of money to a charity. Easy, and someone else pays for it. What's not to like?
3/17/2020 Credit Cards The Chase Bank Ink Business PreferredSM credit card increased its bonus to 100,000 Ultimate Rewards Points for spending $15,000 on it in the first 3 months after account opening. The annual fee is $95, not waived the first year. That plus the opportunity cost for not spending the money on a 2% cash back card is .02*15000+95=$395 or a cheap 0.395 cent/mile. Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred 1,000:1,000 to many airlines, including United, and to many hotel programs.

Amex Waiving Fees And Interest for Cardholders. But you may not want to do this: Several (Reward) Credit Cards Are Offering Coronavirus Payment Relief But Should You Use It? Also 10K Membership Rewards points for being put on hold for a long time.

3/16/2020 Buying Stuff American Airlines shopping portal bonus: 250 miles for every 2 purchases, up to 1,000 miles. Purchases must be for a minimum of $5 each. Yes, if it weren't for shipping charges, this could be effectively gamed. You don't want to go to a store anyway, so here is an additional incentive to shop at home. Ends March 27, 2020. If you prefer miles from another airline shopping portal, I suggest you wait a few days to see what is offered.
3/11/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Southwest is holding a sale, flights start at $49 ($39 for interisland Hawaii). Book by tocay 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
3/11/2020 Credit Cards First Hawaiian Bank offer 25,000 United Airlines miles for its personal credit card when you spend $1,500 within the first 3 months after account opening. $99 annual fee, waived the first year. Other goodies. The chase bank offer is for more miles, but I see no reason why you can't get both a Chase Bank and a First Hawaiian Bank card. Details on United Airlines credit card offers here.
    UPDATE: on March 12, 2020, a reader told me "Unfortunately you can't proceed unless you select: HI, Guam or CNMI." Sigh...
3/9/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses American Airlines offer discounts of up to 7,500 miles on roundtrip MileSAAver® awards to its credit card holders.
3/9/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks offers 4,500 SB (worth over $45)for signing up with Trans Union for credit monitoring. The program costs $24.95/month. I am told that the SBs post promptly, and you can then cancel if you don't want to continue with it. But, to avoid giving yourself a bad reputaton with Swagbucks, I recommend that you wait until at least near the end of that month before canceling. That way Swagbucks sees that you at least gave the program a try. Please use my referral link to join Swagbucks. This helps me at no cost to you. You may read about the program here. It is a very easy way to make a bit of money. Also, it is a decent shopping portal.
3/8/2020 Credit Cards The United Airlines Club Card now offers a 75,000 miles bonus. But the card is still way too expensive. I list it only because you might be able to get it for free from your Chase Bank branch office.
3/7/2020 Credit Card I updated the info on Marriott Credit Cards.
3/3/2020 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.

Register by May 31, 2020 to earn 2,000 bonus points on each stay*, starting with your second stay at Marriott properties— no bonus point limit. Choose from more than 7,200 participating hotels and resorts worldwide between March 17 and June 14, 2020. Not much, but register anyway before you forget, just in case you actually have to pay money for a Marriott stay.

3/3/2020 ?? Alaska Airlines 3 Day Hawaii Sale (Fares Starting at $99 One Way). Expedia offers round trip tickets for $189,
3/2/2020 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit found a 3% cash back Mastercard for residents of Florida. I know of only two other 3% cash back cards, the Chase Freedom Unlimited® credit card and the HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card. The former has no limit on purchase earning the 3%; the latter two have limits and ar for only the first year. Neither has an annual fee.

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