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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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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 whatthe 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 2% cash back card, 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.
6/25/2021 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit says that for the Delta Airlines personal credit card you can get a 90,000 miles plus $200 offer by doing a dummy booking. Also, US Credit Card Guide says you can see a 70k+$400 offer by doing that dummy, and says that The chance to see both is higher if you “Shop by Miles”.
6/23/2021 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit says you can get a 100,000 points offer plus $50 grocery credit plus the annual fee waived the first year for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card at your branch office with the annual fee waived the first year. Be sure you are getting the 100K offer, not the 80K. Doctor of Credit says you also get a $50 credit for groceries.
The points are convertible 1,000:1,000 miles on a large number of airlines, including Star Alliance Member United.
6/23/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Amtrak discount: Save 35% on Coach and Acela Business Class. For sale June 22–June 24, 2021 for travel July 6–September 30, 2021.
6/21/2021 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping portal bonus: 500 miles for spending $125; 1,000 miles for spending $300. Ends July 4, 2021.

Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus through June 23, 2021: 500 bonus miles when you spend $200.

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

6/19/2021 Credit Cards The Delta Airlines personal credit card offer was greatly improved:
  • 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases, plus a $200 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase, all within your first 3 months.
  • 2X miles on Delta purchases and restaurants and U.S. Supermarkets. 1 mile/$1 spent on everything else.
  • 20% savings in the form of a statement credit after you use your Card on eligible Delta in-flight purchases of food, beverages, and audio headsets.
  • Check your first bag free for everyone on the same Delta flights itinerary.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Priority Boarding.
  • The $95 annual fee is waived the first year.
6/15/2021 Credit Cards 40% bonus for transferring your American Express Membership Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy or Hilton HHonors points through today, June 15, 2021.
You may read about the Membership Rewards program and the many ways to earn through credit card offers and transfer its points here.
6/15/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses 50% Off All Southwest Travel (Paid And Award Tickets). Book by Thursday, June 17, 2021. Applies to travel September 15 – November 3, 2021. Be sure to enter promo code SAVE50.

Book your sun destination with Air Canada and earn up to 5,000 Bonus points, or an Air Canada Vacations® package with up to 2,000 Bonus points. Travel between June 15, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Offers end June 28, 2021.

6/14/2021 Credit Cards The Alaska Airlines personal credit card now has an additional offer of a total of 67,000 miles, but no statement credit.

The Lufthansa card increased its standard offer to 60,000 miles. It has an additional offer of up to 75,000 miles for extra spending on the card within 365 days.

6/14/2021 Buying Stuff Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus through June 23, 2021: 500 bonus miles when you spend $200.

American Airlines shopping portal bonus through June 18, 2021: 500 bonus miles when you spend $200.

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

6/13/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Upload your COVID vaccination card into your United Airlines account by June 22, 2021, for a chance to win one of five prizes of a full year of free roundtrip flights for two (traveling together) on United Airlines and United Express, in any class of service, or one of 30 travel certificates valid for a free roundtrip flight for two to a United or United Express destination of the winner’s choice in any class of service (including United Polaris® business class). It appears that they will also give you a check for mega-dollars to help cover the income taxes for the prize. United says "the COVID-19 vaccine information uploaded will be saved to your MileagePlus profile for use with future travel. Automated tools and authorized United personnel will use the information to help facilitate meeting your destination’s requirements. The information will not be used for automated decision-making. Members can remove the vaccine information within their profile by clicking “Remove” at the end of the promotion."
6/11/2021 Credit Cards 25% bonus for transferring your American Express Membership Rewards points to Hawaiian Airline miles through June 30, 2021.
You may read about the Membership Rewards program and the many ways to earn through credit card offers and transfer its points here.

The Alaska Airlines personal credit card now offers 40,000 miles + a $100 statement credit.

There is a 20,000 points plus $200 offer for the Amtrak credit card.

6/7/2021 Credit Cards 10 best ways to use 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points. The excellent Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is now offering 100,000 points, convertible 1,000:1,000 miles on a large number of airlines, including Star Alliance Member United.
6/4/2021 Credit Cards The excellent Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is now offering 100,000 points, convertible 1,000:1,000 miles on a large number of airlines, including Star Alliance Member United. Those points should be enough to get you at least one international or two domestic trips.
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.
6/4/2021 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn a 25% bonus for transferring your Intercontinental Hotels or Hyatt points to American Airlines miles by Jun 30, 2021.
5/29/2021 Credit Cards The Southwest Airlines personal credit cards now offer 65,000 points. The Plus card has a low annual fee of $69.
5/27/2021 Credit Cards There is now a 150,000 points offer for the IHG credit card. The annual fee is waive the first year. The offer at the Chase Bank website is 125,000 points with the annual fee not waived the first year. You are welcome.
IHG has lodging properties most everywhere. My favorite properties are the Holiday Express ones, with free breakfast. 150,000 points should get you lots of free stays at expensive places.
5/26/2021 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes In my Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes section I am suspending listing of Solar Site. Alas, according to my Norton Antivirus software, Solar Site is suffering from the same virus as GreaterGood: Rig Exploit Kit Redirection 13. I can find no way to contact those who run the site.
5/23/2021 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes You can subscribe to email or text notices of swagcodes at Swag Codes Spoiler. Sign up at its notifications page. Enter the code by hovering on the number of points you have on the Swagbucks home page and clicking on Redeem Swag Code. I am finding that the code works even after Swag Codes Spoiler says it has expired.
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.
In my Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes section I am suspending listing of GreaterGood. My Norton Anti Virus software told me it blocked an attack from Greater Good. I notified Greater Good, suggesting that I might be from one of its advertisers. The said they would investigate. As of today, Norton was still notifying me of the attack.
5/17/2021 ?? Why You Should Never Book Airline Codeshares. I would add this to this excellent article: I often end up on one or more partner airlines different from the airline whose miles I used to get the flight. I always, always get the reservation code and the ticket number of the airlines on which I are flying. Then I use that info to keep track of your reservation from the website and customer service of those airlines, not the airline whose miles I used. Sometimes those numbers are available on the website of the airline whose miles I used; sometimes I have to call. And be double sure you have a ticket number, thus guaranteeing that a ticket has actually been issued to you. Sometimes the airline whose miles I used will say you have a ticket when actually all they have done is request that the airline on which you will be flying issue a ticket. Make sure this actually gets done.
5/17/2021 Credit Cards I list a 180,000 points offer for the Hilton business credit card. The standard offer is for 130,000 points. You are welcome.
5/17/2021 Other Programs I Like Some of the dining program first use offers were extended. The Delta offer was changed. I added a dining program from Marriott with good first time bonues.

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.

5/12/2021 Credit Cards Chase Cards: Earn 5x On Purchases During May – August, Up to $1,500 Spend (Southwest, United, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG, Avios Cards, Disney, AARP, Starbucks, Amazon)
5/10/2021 Credit Cards The Choice Hotels credit card offer added an extra 25,000 points for spending an extra $1,000, giving a total of 75,000 points for spending $2,000. It has no annual fee.
5/8/2021 Buying Stuff American Airlines shopping portal bonus through May 14, 2021: Spend $50, earn 500 bonus miles; spend $300, earn 1,000 bonus miles.

Compare to what the competition offers. Also, compare to the offers from the cash back portals.

5/7/2021 Credit Cards The 125,000 bonus points offer for the IHG personal card added a free night.
5/6/2021 Credit Cards The standard offer on Hilton's website for its free personal credit card seems to be 80,000 points. I show you how to get 130,000 or possibly 150,000 points. You are welcome.
5/5/2021 Credit Cards The bonus for the jetBlue Plus credit card was increased to 60,000 points.
5/3/2021 Credit Cards I updated the Intercontinental Hotels Group credit card offers. The bonus points for the premier card were reduced to 125,000 points, with an annual fee of $89. But there is a no annual fee offer for a card with a 75,000 points bonus. This makes the card a keeper, as using it keeps your points from expiring.
IHG is my favorite hotel chain. Their credit card offers are usually excellent,and their properties are most everywhere in the world. How about my free 5 nights stay in expensive Paris? The brands include Holiday Inn Express (free breakfast), Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts (best view ever from my riverside room in Budapest), and several others.

I updated my description of the 50K or 100K British Airways credit card offer.

  • British Airways is a member 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 British Air and its partners 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).
  • Although British Airways charges very high fees for award tickets on its own metal, it does not charge those fees on several of its partners. This makes its Avios (points) especially useful for non-trans Atlantic flights on American Airlines (great for the Caribbean and for Central and South America), and for Alaska Airlines tickets, for example. They can also get you trans Atlantic trips on Air Berlin with no fuel charges and Aer Lingus with very low fuel surcharges. And if you have an Iberia Avios account that's been open for 90 days and has some activity in it, you can move British Airways Avios over to Iberia, and use points in the Iberia account to redeem for Iberia flights without fuel surcharges.
Alaska Airlines is now member of the oneworld alliance. This means you can get to a very large number of places in the world by using its miles for flights on partner airlines. And you can credit flight miles on those partner miles to Alaska Airlines.

The Frontier Airlines credit card offer has improved. Still 50,000 miles, but the spend requirement was lowered to $500, and the annual fee is now waived the first year.

5/3/2021 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping portal bonus: Spend $40, earn 140 140 bonus miles; spend $100, earn 540 bonus miles; spend $300, earn 1040 bonus miles.

Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus through May 12, 2021: 500 bonus miles when you spend $50, 1000 bonus miles when you spend $300.

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

5/1/2021 Credit Cards The standard offers for the Delta Airlines personal credit card reverted to 40,000 miles. But I provide links to offers than might get you 75K or 70K miles. Hurry, they will probably disappear soon. You are welcome.
4/30/2021 Credit Cards The Hawaiian Airlines personal credit card offer has increased to 70,000 miles.
I see this program as promising. In terms of miles, getting to Hawaii is cheap,especially from the west coast (for example, its award chart say you can get from the west coast to Hawaii for as little as 17,500 miles), and inter-island flights cost only 7,500 miles. With its partners it seems to be expanding into the far east. For example, its partner award chart says that you can get from North America to Japan on JAL for 45,000 miles, or round trip to Korea for 100,000 miles. It has a pretty good 60,000 miles credit card offer.

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