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|3/18/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Club Carlson is now Radisson Rewards.
United Airlines new member shopping bonus. Bonus miles when you make qualifying purchases within two weeks of signing up for the MileagePlus Shopping program for the first time. 500 miles for $125 in purchases; 1,000 miles for $150.
United Airlines mystery shopping bonus through March 23, 2018. Log in to find your bonus.
|3/17/2018||Credit Cards||Diners Club: 30% Transfer Bonus To British Airways|
|3/17/2018||Buying Stuff||British Airways credit card holders will receive 1,000 Avios for making a purchase on its shopping portal between 00:01 Tuesday 20 February 2018 and 23:59 Tuesday 15 May 2018. Details.|
The personal United Airlines credit card bonus was indeed reduced to 40,000 miles. The spend requirement was reduced to $2,000. The 50K bonus for the business card is still available. Details.
A reader tells me that the 2% cash back PenFed Power Cash Rewards Visa Credit Card does not have a foreign transaction fee, but also describes other considerations. This could be a really good card for some.
|3/16/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Ten Delta Award Flights Available for Less Than 10,000 Miles. Delta usually charges way to many miles for its award flights. But then some gems occasionally appear. For example, I recently found a business class ticket on China Air from San Francisco to Hanoi for a reasonable miles cost using the Million Mile Secrets super description of a trick to book hidden Delta award flights. And not too far back I found a ticket from San Francisco to Buenos Aires for a reasonable miles cost. I always include Delta in my searches for award tickets, and I always acquire Delta miles when they are free.|
St. Patrick’s Day Bonus. 500 American Airlines miles for cumulative qualifying purchases of at least $150 or more March 16 - 16, 2018.
St. Patrick’s Day Bonus. 500 Alaska Airlines miles for cumulative qualifying purchases of at least $200 or more March 16 - 16, 2018.
Ibera Visa credit card for U.S. residents.
|3/15/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Delta Airlines award sale to Hong Kong, Japan and China. As low as 50,000 miles or $490 round trip. Book by March 20, 2018. Outbound travel from the U.S. through May 24, 2018. Maximum stay 3 months.|
If you are denied a credit card, be sure to find out why, as you might be able to fix the problem. Closing a card or lowering a credit limit on a card are possibilities. Call the reconsideration department for the issuing bank. Here are the ones I know about. Please tell me of others you know, or of any that no longer work. Thanks.
I updated the My Favorite Cards section.
|3/13/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Two Day Only United Award Sale to Hawaii. Plus even better options.|
|3/12/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
25% bonus for converting hotel points to Aeroplan miles before April 16,2018.
Delta Airlines award ticket sale: as low as 36,000 miles round-trip when you book by March 14, 2018, and travel from August 15 through October 31, 2018.
|3/12/2018||Buying Stuff||Doctor of Credit says that 3X JetBlue points for purchases at Amazon ends March 27, 2018, unless you’re logged into Fly-Fi during JetBlue flights.|
|3/12/2018||Credit Cards||Doctor of Credit posts an excellent article on how to find out if you are pre-approved for a credit card. Also check with your local branch. Pre-approved offers often bypass restrictions like Chase's 5/24 rule that would otherwise block you from approval of a card application. And sometimes they provide a better offer than otherwise available. For example, my Chase branch gave me a 100,000 points offer for its excellent Ink Business preferred card, even though was beyond 5/24. The normal offer is 80K. All I had to do was ask the business card person. Bloggers generally will not tell you about such offers, as they don't earn a commission for them.|
|3/12/2018||Other Programs I Like||LoyaltyLobby posts an excellent list of current hotel promotions. I have LoyaltyLobby as a go to resource for hotel points bonus offers in each of my hotel listings. Always check the resources I list for each hotel chain before reserving a stay. It would be a mistake to rely on me to tell you about hotel offers that require actually paying for a room. I tell you about them only when I feel like it and have nothing better to do.|
|3/12/2018||Other Programs I Like||Super easy 100 Marriott points.|
|3/9/2018||Other Programs I Like||In my Blogs section I list The Points Guy - a blog frequently offering excellent ideas for acquiring miles and points. But I caution: It is well known that his Credit Cards list often does not mention the best offers. The blog is the author's primary business. Yesterday I verified that caution. He posted 50K offers for the American Airlines credit cards. I listed the URLs for 60K offers, in his comments section. My post was marked pending approval. Apparently it was disapproved, as it is not there. Apparently his blog is successful, though I don't see how it can be if its readers can't trust it.|
A blogger's link to the 50K United Airlines personal credit card goes to a page that says the offer expires March 15. But my link does not show an expiration date. We shall see if the offer really disappears, or simply becomes non-commissionable. But it you want the offer, best to accept it now. But first try my methods for to find a better offer.
The Citi Double Cash credit card offer now includes $100 cash back after $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. The card offers 1% cash back for all purchases, plus another 1% if you pay your bill in full on time. It has no annual fee. Compare to the other 2% cash back cards I list in my Cash Back Cards section. Consider: Are each of the miles you receive from purchases on miles earning cards after you meet the minimum spend for their bonuses worth 2 cents each? (Maybe, but probably not.)
Southwest Airlines credit cards: Both the Plus and the Premier Southwest Airlines personal credit card bonuses are back to 50,000 points. The business card bonus of 60K is still available. I updated the link to it.
|3/8/2018||Other Programs I Like||The Delta, Southwest and Alaska Airlines and the IHG and Hilton Rewards Network (iDine) new member bonuses were extended. Everyone who might dine out should register one or more credit cards with one or more iDine programs. The offers are advertised only on the iDine website, not on the doors of the restaurants. So prepare to be pleasantly surprised.|
|3/8/2018||Credit Cards||There are now 60,000 miles offers for both the personal and the business American Airlines credit cards. $3K spend for each. Both waive the annual fee the first year.|
|3/7/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Receive an additional 10,000 IHG points with your next Kimpton® Hotels stay by April 30, 2018. The offer.|
|3/6/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Iberia Airlines Award Sale: Europe Business Class 25,500 Miles Each Way (and Coach From 3200 Points). Book by March 18, 2018, for flights October 1 - December 15, 2017. Fly through Madrid.
If you are having difficulty registering for the Amtrak Double points promotion, try this:
|3/5/2018||Other Programs I Like||
Members of the American Airlines BusinessExtrAA program can
register by May 31, 2018, with the promotion code BXP1UP18, then complete one qualifying flight between February 27, 2018 and May 31, 2018 for for 100 bonus points.
All business travelers should join one or more of the Airline and Hotel Programs for Small Businesses Travel for extra goodies.
|3/5/2018||Buying Stuff||Receive 1,000 United Airlines miles for purchasing a $1 2- month Wall Street Journal subscription. The trial subscription purchase must be made between March 5, 2018 at 12:01am Eastern Time through 11:59 pm Eastern Time on March 9, 2018 and must remain active (i.e., may not be canceled) for at least 45 days. There are no refunds of the $1.00 trial subscription fee. If the Member does not cancel the trial subscription by the end of the two month trial subscription period, Member’s subscription will automatically convert to a monthly subscription, and Member’s credit card will be charged based on the terms found on the WSJ offer page.|
|3/5/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Register to earn 2X Amtrak points for travel on Amtrak® March 19 – May 19, 2018.|
|3/5/2018||Credit Cards||Doctor of Credit says you might find a Delta Airlines personal credit card offer of 50,000 miles for spending $2,000 in three months, plus a $150 credit after making your first Delta credit by making a dummy booking. Compare to the 60K offers I mentioned a few days ago.|
|3/4/2018||Credit Cards||American Express now offers another card with no annual fee - the Business Blue Rewards Card. This one offers 10,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $3,000 in 3 months, pus 2X points for the first $50,000 spent. Note that can still refer you to a 15,000 points offer for the free EveryDay Credit Card, which I use to keep my points alive. Of course, there are much better Amex offers with large annual fees, waived the first year.|
|3/4/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
35% Bonus When You Convert Hotel Points To British Airways Avios (SPG Excluded) 1 - 31 March 2018.
Register to earn bonus British Airways Avios for 4 or more short haul flights within Europe from the UK. Fly before 30 June 2018. Miles to Memories gives us the details.
Delta has increased the bonus for both its personal and its business cards. 50,000 miles for spending $2,000 in 3 months, then an additional 10,000 miles for spending another $1,000 in the first 3 months.
The offer for the Starwood American Express business card increased to 35,000 points, but you must spend $7,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Offer ends March 38, 2018.
Milenerd says that you might be eligible for a bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to JetBlue. Log in here to find out.
Chase has introduced a 60K offer for its Sapphire Preferred card, but the $95 annual fee is not waived the first year. The 50K offer with the annual fee waived the first year is still available. If that is the one you want, consider grabbing it now, as the 60K offer might replace it.
|2/24/2018||Buying Stuff||TopCashBack bonus: Make a purchase via Topcashback of $10 or more by February 25th, 2018 23:59 PT and get a $2.50 bonus. Before trying to register, first join and log in. TopCashBonus is my favorite cash back shopping portal. Using my link to join gets us both a bit of money. Thanks.|
|2/23/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
United Airlines award sale to Portugal, Iceland, Singapore or Australia. 48,000 award miles round trip. Book by March 2, 2018. Fly May 23 (Iceland) or 4 (the others) through June 17, 2018.
Register to earn both Hyatt points and 1,000 American Airlines miles for stays between February 20 and June 30, 2018.
1. Register your Hyatt Credit Card by February 28, 2018.
2. Spend $300 on in-store purchases at grocery stores or drug stores in the U.S. by February 28, 2018.
3. Get a $30 credit on your Hyatt Credit Card statement.
Doctor of credit tells us how to get increased 40K AND 60K offers for Avianca's credit cards. He says that Avianca has short haul domestic flights starting at 7,500 miles. Not sure what domestic means. Avianca is a Star Alliance member.
The 35K Cathay Pacific offer for its credit card now waives the annual fee for the first year.
I updated the link to the Alaska Airlines 30K + $100 + free companion ticket credit card offer. So it's still a $25 profit plus the miles. Good deal. Alaska has one of my favorite miles programs, as it has a large number of partners spanning multiple alliances. All of its award tickets are one way with a stopover allowed, meaning the equivalent of a generous 2 stopovers and 2 open jaws round trip.
|2/20/2018||Buying Stuff||Earn Double Miles Through The Avios Portal Feb. 23-25|
|2/20/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register by March 6 for bonus points for paid stays through at Accor Hotels properties.
IHG Rewards Club has teamed up with Viator and is offering 1,000 points whenever you book activities directly with them. Details and considerations.
|2/20/2018||Credit Cards||I updated my section on American Airlines credit cards. The Citibank 50K offer for the personal card and 60K offer for the business card are still available. But given that the personal card was recently reduced, I would grab these now. The Barclays offer for the personal card was reduced to 50K. Its business card offer is still 40K.|
|2/19/2018||Credit Cards||Doctor of Credit says that there is a 25,000 points offer for the aforementioned American Express Everyday credit card using an incognito mode window, but I and many others are having great difficulty getting this to work.|
|2/17/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
American Airlines reduced miles award sale for its credit card holders.
Awards may be booked effective February 1, 2018- March 31, 2018
|2/18/2018||Credit Cards||United Airlines now offers 50,000 miles and other goodies after spending $3,000 on its personal credit card within 3 months. No annual fee. Expires March 15, 2018. The 50K business card offer is still available.|
|2/18/2018||??||Overseas Adventure Travel is my favorite tour company. They specialize in soft adventure tours for folks over 50, with emphasis on understanding and interacting with the cultures visited. They are currently offering discounts of $500 to $1100 for some tours (maybe all of them - can't tell from the write-up). Reserve by March 2, 2018. This offer is probably limited to first time customers, though it doesn't say this. Please ask me if you want the required info for the referral.|
|2/17/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Alaska Airlines award sale. Tickets as low as 5,000 miles through Feb 19.
Bonus points for stays:
Hyatt: Register and stay between February 15 March 31, 2018. Bonus applies even to award stays.How to Game American’s New Connecting Flight Award Availability to Get the Ticket You Want. I consider this to be a must read article.
Million Mile Secrets posts a super description on how to book hidden award tickets on Delta's website. In late 2017 I used the China Air trick do get an award business class ticket to Hanoi, Vietnam, for 95,000 miles. The award was not listed when I did the standard search for SFO to Hanoi. The China Air business class for this trip was outstanding. (Note: China Air, Taipei, not Air China through mainland China. I have no experience with the latter.)
Looking for a free loan? The American Express Everyday card now offers a $0 Balance Transfer Fee. Balance transfers must be requested within 60 days of account opening. Then 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, then a variable APR, 14.24% to 25.24%. No Annual Fee. So go ahead and put that large purchase on another card that gives better miles or cash back, then transfer it, then pay it off before 15 months.
Note that the Chase Slate card also has a similar offer.
|2/17/2018||??||I have returned from a Vantage tour of the Mekong River in Cambodia and parts of Vietnam. If you want to travel with Vantage for the first time, you can get a discount of at least $100 by mentioning my name, Gary Steiger, and my customer number, 3100903.|
|1/25/2018||All||I will be traveling through mid-February, mostly in the boonies. So I will not have internet access most of the time, and anyway, vacation is vacation. My house sitter doesn't do web pages. My cats certainly do (they have watched me do this project for all of their selfish little lives), but they flat refuse, and anyway, they are somewhat pissed that I am leaving them again. So no posts until next month. Give me until late February to catch up. But please continue to tell me about new and changed offers, etc. This website would not survive without your contributions to it. Thanks.|
Marriott now offers 75,000 points for spending $3,000 in 3 months for both its personal and its business cards. This is 5,000 points less than before, but the $85 annual fee is now waived the first year. Good deal. Free is free. For this reason I moved the Marriott offers to my free cards page.
Many fliertalkers insist that you can get all three of the Southwest Airlines cards. That's a total of 140,000 points, more than enough for the coveted companion pass. Read the discussion, starting on post #3912.
|1/23/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Alaska Airlines flash sale. Book today only from $$39.
Amazing Fare: Many US Cities to New Zealand From Just $239 Roundtrip February through June. I highly recommend New Zealand, especially the South Island.
|1/22/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Book today only: Frontier Airlines flights from $20.
I updated the Hilton credit card section.
How to make a bit of money paying taxes.
|1/11/2018||??||American Airlines – Starting $408: United States – Europe. Roundtrip, including all Taxes|
|1/10/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register to earn bonus points for stays at Starwood properties January 16 through April 15, 2018.
|1/9/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Southwest (From $40), JetBlue From $39 & Alaska (From $49) Sales. Book by tomorrow.
Take 3 Amtrak Rides, Earn a Free Ride. Registration required.
|1/8/2018||Other Programs I Like||The Rewards Network (iDine) new member bonus for United Airlines was extended. Compare to the other dining programs.|
|1/8/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Delta Airlines award deals - domestic round trip tickets from 6,500 SkyMiles. Book by January 16, 2018; fly from January 30 through March 7, 2018.
Delta Airlines award sale to Central America and the Carribbean starting at 16,000 miles round-trip (plus taxes and fees), when you book by 11:59 pm (Eastern) on January 10, 2018 and travel from April 8 through June 1, 2018.
|1/5/2018||Other Programs I Like||The Rewards Network (iDine) new member bonus for American Airlines miles was changed for the worse. The feeble Hilton offer was extended. I suggest that everyone who might dine out enroll one or more credit cards with a Rewards Network program for miles or hotel points. You may read about all of them here.|
|1/5/2018||Credit Cards||There is now a direct link to the Southwest Airlines 50K offer for its Premier Card that also does not require that you go through a referral link. The standard offer for this one is also 40K. I discuss the extra benefits of the more expensive Premier card.|
The 60K JetBlue credit card offer was scheduled to end December 31, but it is still online. Please tell me when it is gone. Thanks.
I post a direct link to the Southwest Airlines 50K offer for its Plus Card. This one does not require that you go through a referral link. The standard offer is 40K. You are welcome.
|1/3/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
The offer to residents of California of 500 miles for joining Alaska Air's miles program says it ended December 31, but it is still online. Worth a shot. The program is one of my favorite miles programs.
Southwest, JetBlue, and Alaska airlines super sales, from $39. Do it now.
|1/2/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Point Increases and Decreases 2018 for IHG Rewards Club Hotel and Resort Properties. The decreases are in green. If you booked one of these, you should be able to re-book at a lower cost.
Southwest Airlines sale. Flights from $40. Book by January 25.
50,000 points offers for both Southwest Airlines personal credit cards are available via referral here. If you get an offer not available message, wait a bit for that to change to the offer page. The standard offer is 40,000 points.
|1/1/2018||Registration and Other Bonuses||Start 2018 Booking Business Class to Europe from 25,500 Miles|
|12/31/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||1,000 free and easy Marriott Rewards points. Answer What year was the first @NFL Pro Bowl held? on twitter here. The expected answer is 1951 #RewardsPoints|
|12/29/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||5X or 2X Delta Airlines miles for Airbnb bookings by Feb 28, 2018.|
|12/24/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Register to earn bonus points for paid hotel stays:|
|12/23/2017||??||Some IHG Rewards Accounts Hacked, Points Stolen.|
|12/23/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||Hilton is offering a generous status match with any other hotel program. You must upload proof of status and proof of a stay within the last 12 months with the other hotel program. If you have the IHG credit card, you probably have platinum status there. Hilton status is quite valuable. It will probably get you an upgraded room, a free breakfast, and access to the top floor for food, beverages, and internet access. Please tell me when this offer is gone. Thanks.|
|12/21/2017||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Alaska Airlines flash sale, today only. Flights for as low as $39 for travel between January 8 and March 7, 2018.
2X miles on select Alaska and Virgin America Airlines flights. Register your Mileage Plan number before your first trip and no later than January 31, 2018. Then travel on qualifying nonstop flights September 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018.