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.)

To easily find an offer on the indicated page, go to that page, click anywhere on it once (important), then do a word search on an obvious key word for the item.

These listings are by no means intended to completely describe the offer. Always read my writeup on each offer on the page listed, plus all of the terms and conditions of the offer, before you accept it.

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8/13/2020 Credit Cards I can now refer you to a 30,000 America Express Membership Rewards points bonus for the Everyday Preferred card. The standard offer is 15K. You are welcome.
8/13/2020 Credit Cards The two Southwest Airlines personal credit cards 65,000 points offers are now available without referral. But you might want to help someone anyway by using a referral. The business card 60K offer is still available, but I would wait a bit to see if it catches up to the personal cards.
8/13/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Join the Air Canada miles program and earn your first mile by September 30, 2020, to earn 2,500 bonus miles.

Marriott bonus: Register, then though October 18, 2020, get 2,500 bonus points on each stay, plus a one-time bonus of 5,000 additional points after three stays.

8/11/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn 3,000 Bonus Radisson Rewards Points When You Go Mobile
8/10/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses The Alaska Airlines buy one get one free offer I mentioned a few days ago extended the deadline for purchase today. The deadline for flying is still October 31, 2020.
8/10/2020 Credit Cards The Choice Privileges® Visa® Card bonus offer was increased to 50,000 points, good for a few free nights stays. $1,000 spend requirement.
8/8/2020 Buying Stuff Better late than never: Delta Airlines shopping portal bonus through August 16, 2020: Tier 1 bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; Tier 2 bonus: 1,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $300. Compare to the bonuses of other airline shopping portals. And be sure to compare to the cash back shopping portals.
8/8/2020 Registation and Other Bonuses Book an Alaska Airlines flight, you can get a second ticket on the same flight for just the taxes and fees. Buy one coach class ticket for travel through October 31, 2020, anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, and get one ticket on the same flight for just the taxes and fees. Plus, with middle seats blocked, you could get the whole row to yourselves. Ends tomorrow, August 9, 2020, at 11:59 pm PT . Details.
8/6/2020 Credit Cards All of the Southwest Airlines personal cards now offer 65,000 points, but by referral only. This link (not sure whose) seems to get you to a referral offer. Also, folks willing to refer you can be found on this flyertalk thread. Always take a screen shot of the offer you see. Apply by September 21st, 2020.
8/6/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks has increased its offer to join The Sierra Club to 5000 SBs . Enter Sierra Club in the Swagbucks search field. Those 5000 SBs are worth at least $50 - more if you wait for a monthly sale price for Amazon or Visa $25 gift certificates.
You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. It is a very easy way to earn a bit of money. So you have something better to do while quarantined?
8/5/2020 Credit Cards The personal United Airlines Explorer credit card now offers a 60,000 miles bonus after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
Have faith. We will be able to travel again. Now is the time to accumulate the miles needed to do so.
8/4/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks offers bonus SBs for online purchases from Walmart (2X), QVC (3X), Kohl's (3X), Sam's Club (4X), Macy's (4X). and Lands End (4X). SBs are worth at least 1 cent each. Be sure to compare to the bonuses of other shopping portals. Combine this with whatever your cash back, airline, or hotels points credit card gets, and the deal looks pretty good for something you are going to buy anyway. Enter the appropriate name in the Swagbucks search box to see the offer.
You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. It is a very easy way to earn a bit of money. So you have something better to do while quarantined?
8/1/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Enroll in IHG Rewards Club by September 30, 2020, then stay twice by January 31, 2021 to receive a reward night worth up to 40k points, which you must use by April 30, 2021.
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 or two nights in Zurich for free?

Usually there are excellent after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open IHG® Rewards Club credit card offers available, currently 140K.

Register to earn double British Airways Avios on up to 10 flights or holidays. Book by 31 August 2020 and travel by 31 December 2020.

7/29/2020 Credit Cards Because of several data points posted on this Flyertalk thread, I tried a charge of $10 (of a much larger bill) on my American Express card registered for the Small Business offer, this for a bill from my dentist who is not on the Amex list, yet clearly is a small business. I received an email saying the charge qualified for the $5 credit. So, if it is a business that is small, it's worth a try. This business, like many others, was quite willing to split the payment onto two cards, the second of which was a 2% cash back card.
The deadline for registering for this offer was extended to 8/23/20. Offer still expires for usage on 9/20/20. Log in to your Amex account, The offer should appear with your card. Click on highlighted word "enroll".
7/28/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks offers 4000 SBs to join The Sierra Club. Enter Sierra Club in the Swagbucks search field. Those 4000 SBs are worth at least $40 - more if you wait for a monthly sale price for Amazon or Visa $25 gift certificates.
You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. It is a very easy way to earn a bit of money. So you have something better to do while quarantined?
7/27/2020 Buying Stuff Better late than never: American Airlines shopping portal bonus through August 17, 2020: Tier 1 bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; Tier 2 bonus: 1,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $300; or Tier 3 bonus: 2,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $500 or more. Compare to the bonuses of other airline shopping portals. If you can wait a few days, Delta Airlines might choose to compete, or at least keep up. And be sure to compare to the cash back shopping portals.
7/26/2020 Credit Cards The deadline for enrolling in the American Express Small Business offer ($5 statement credit for spending $10 at a small business) was extended to 8/23/20. Offer still expires for usage on 9/20/20. Log in to your Amex account, The offer should appear with your card. Click on highlighted word "enroll".
7/25/2020 Credit Cards I updated my info on the United Airlines Credit Cards. Both the personal and the business card offer now waive the annual fee for the first year. 100,000 miles total bonus for both.
7/25/2020 Buying Stuff Register your American Airlines credit card or any other Mastercard with the American Airlines SimplyMiles program to earn extra miles for purchases for purchases on that card at certain retailers. The list isn't very large, but it does include CVS, Best Buy, IGH, and some restaurant chains. So it's worth a few minutes to see if any of the retailers are of interest to you.
7/23/2020 Credit Cards The bonuses for the two Marriott cards have improved - 50K for the free card and 100K for the annual fee card.
7/21/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn up to 150% bonus flight miles and up to a 40% rebate on miles award tickets on all Air Canada flights. After registering, book by August 4, 2020 and travel by September 30, 2020
7/20/2020 Buying Stuff Nice bonuses, since you are buying more online anyway:
  • United Airlines shopping portal bonus through August 16, 2020: Tier 1 bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; Tier 2 bonus: 1,500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $350; or Tier 3 bonus: 2,500 miles for qualifying purchases of $600 or more.
  • Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus through August 9, 2020: Tier 1 bonus: 300 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; Tier 2 bonus: 750 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $300; or Tier 3 bonus: 1,500 miles for qualifying purchases of $500 or more.
  • Southwest Airlines shopping portal bonus through August 16, 2020: Tier 1 bonus: 250 bonus points for qualifying purchases of $125 - $299.99; Tier 2 bonus: 900 bonus points for qualifying purchases of $300 - $549.99; or Tier 3 bonus: 2,000 bonus points for qualifying purchases of $550 or more.
If you prefer points from another airline, you might wait a few days to see what the other airline shopping portals offer. And be sure to compare to the cash back shopping portals.
7/15/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Whenever a Swagbucks member successfully refers someone, that member earn 10% of the Swag Bucks they earn for life, plus the member and the person referred gets a 300 SB Bonus when your referral earns 300 SB within their first 30 days. Click on Refer and Earn $3 at the top of the home page. This, of course, is why I hope you will use my referral link to join the program. Thanks.

Swagbucks members can get an extra 100 SB when someone they refer adds the SwagButton on their laptop or desktop. Here is my referral link. The SwagButton gets you notified when you're on a site with Sales, Coupons, and Cash Back Offers. Members can download it and get 25SBs. Click on SwagButton near the bottom of the left menu.

7/15/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Redeem 25 Percent Fewer Points 2020 With Amtrak Guest Rewards. Book by tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, 2020. Seem that travel must be through this summer, but check your route of interest to be sure.
7/15/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks offers 1200 SBs to join AARP and 200 SBs more for completing certain activities. Enter AARP in the Swagbucks search field. Those 1400 SBs are worth at least $14 - more if you wait for a monthly sale price for Amazon or Visa $25 gift certificates. AARP is designed for us older folks over 50. It offers huge discounts on lots of stuff. It has been quite profitable to me. For example, many lodging chains offer AARP discounts.
You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. It is a very easy way to earn a bit of money. So you have something better to do while quarantined?
7/15/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Again, if you have nothing better to do (and even if you do), why not daily click on the charities you chose from my list to give them a bit of money for just clicking. It takes me about 3 minutes a day to click on the ones I chose to support. Makes me feel good, too.
I deleted The Sloan-Kettering Institute from the list. Apparently that opportunity to support them defunct.
7/15/2020 ?? Speaking of old age: Estate Planning and Your Miles. I printed this out in my Upon my Death file, with a note suggesting calling first to find out the policy without telling them I am dead. Then, if they won't do the transfer, just log into my account and book something, and enjoy.
7/15/2020 ?? Even if you are so pessimistic that you think you will never be able to fly again, your kids might be able to. So you might want to read this article on how to get your kids started on collecting miles. The individual procedures for many airlines are described. Delta is now the easiest.
7/13/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for this promotion before booking and paying for your eligible flight, then book by August 13, 2020, with your AAdvantage® Aviator® Mastercard® (that's the one from Barclays) for travel between July 13 – September 30, 2020. Earn an additional 3 miles per dollar spent after completing each eligible flight, up to 5,000 total bonus miles.

Join Qatar Airways Privilege Club using promo code JOIN2020 and receive 2,500 bonus Qmiles right away. When you take your first flight by 10 December 2020 as a Privilege Club member, fast-track your tier status with 50 bonus Qpoints, you’ll enjoy 5,000 bonus Qmiles too. Qatar is a member of the OneWorld alliance. So you might be better off crediting your flight miles to a member of that alliance for which you are regularly earning miles, like American Airlines or British Air.

7/12/2020 ?? Visit Machu Picchu before its too late. I highly recommend seeing this place.
  • Stay in Aguas Calientes. Lots of places to stay in this small town. In Septemeber 2001 we stayed at Gringo Bill's Boutique Hotel, a charming place near the square and not a very long walk from the train and bus station. And yes, we found ourselves there on 9/11/201. The people of the town were very kind.
  • Take the very first bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to beat the crowds.
  • Be sure you see the place with a licensed guide. Else you will miss most of what there is to see and know.
  • For some info from my personal experience in Lima (a necessary evil) in 2001, click on Places Gary Has Visited in the left menu, then on Peru.
7/11/2020 ?? The Best Piece Ever Written On Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Very interesting. (Thanks to View from the Wing)
7/9/2020 Credit Cards Amtrak offers a $100 statement credit and 20,000 bonus points after you make $1,000 or more in purchases on your new card within 90 days of account opening for its no annual fee Mastercard. Doctor of Credit suggests waiting for a better offer.
7/7/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Join Air Canada's Aeroplan and complete your first mileage earning transaction by July 31, 2020, to earn 1,000 bonus miles.
7/6/2020 Credit Cards Register and earn up to 25,000 bonus Southwest Airlines points this year. When you have at least 6,000 points post to your Rapid Rewards® account between August 1, 2020, and October 31, 2020, under the category of “Credit Card,” you’ll be eligible for a 30% bonus (up to 25,000 bonus points).
I have read comments that an error message occurs when trying to register. Perhaps we must wait until August 1. I leave it to you to put this on your calendar. But if someone tells me that reg is open, I will say so on this page.

You may read about the SWA credit cards and the airline's excellent companion pass offer here,

7/3/2020 Credit Cards Intercontinental Hotels (IHG) offer: On June 30, 2020, a reader told me he found an offer of 75K points + $250 statement credit by going way into a booking, or dummy booking at ihg.com. Waived annual fee first year. 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?
7/2/2020 Finance Reminder: Tax payment are finally due July 15. You can actually make a small profit by paying your federal taxes online (2019 taxes and 2020 estimates) using a 2% cash back credit card. You pay a fee of less than the 2%, and you get the use of your money for a month or two. Details. You could also use a miles or points earning card to generate the minimum spend requirement required for a big bonus.
7/2/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles awards sale for domestic flights. Be sure to search for flights of interest to you, even if they aren't on the list.
  • I have discovered that opening a link to a Delta Airlines award sale page in a private window often can produce a different list of cities than when simply using the link in a regular window, perhaps because they know where I live. If doing neither works for you, then simply try for a award ticket on cities that interest you when you know award tickets are on sale.
7/1/2020 Credit Cards The Cathay Pacific 40K miles offer for its credit card for U.S. residents was extended. Cathay Pacific is member of oneworld, a world wide alliance of 13 airlines. American Airlines is one of these. And Alaska Airlines is a partner of Cathay Pacific. So the 40K miles should be enough for one or two domestic flights. Not bad for the $95 annual fee.
6/29/2020 Credit Cards American Express small business offer: Enroll by 7/26/20. Get a $5 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to make a single purchase of $10+ at a US business location on the Shop Small Map (or Online Directory) by 9/20/20. Limit of 10 statement credits (total of $50). Terms apply.
  • Update: Post #6 on this Flyertalk thread says "DO NOT depend on the results when you do a location search, always try to use the merchant name that you are accustomed to seeing on your card statements. I find many merchants this way that don't show as dots on the region search map." Subsequent posts confirm this.
  • You must actually enroll your card to get the bonus. Log into your account. The offer should appear with your card. Click on highlighted word "enroll".
  • Should work for any Amex card, but for only one. See my list of the ones I like here. Also see the Amex cards from Delta Airlines or Marriott Bonvoy Business Card Hilton Hotels, and some Amex cash back cards of interest. Some offer good enrollment and purchase bonuses and other useful goodies.
  • My local grocery is on the list. Search the map via zip code to find out which businesses will work for you.
  • You should also get whatever else the card offers for the purchase.
6/28/2020 ?? Want to visit somewhere really, really remote? Try this.
6/28/2020 Other Programs I Like I updated the section on dining. All of the Rewards Network (iDine) bonus offers that were to expire this month were extended. Some were improved for bonuses for extra dines. All now state that if you created your account between February 15, 2020 and June 30, 2020, you now have 90 days to complete your dine to get the bonus. All of the rest still expire at the end of this month. I expect this to change.
Everyone who might dine at a restaurant (including take-out) should register for one or more airline or hotel chain dining programs. The restaurants' participation in these programs are never advertised or mentioned by the restaurants. So you can deliberately seek these restaurants via the programs website, or you can just be surprised when you use the registered credit card at one of them, even if you don't know it participates.
6/25/2020 Finance You can now earn an extra 5,000 American Airlines miles for using my referral link to open a Bask Bank account and then meeting certain conditions. Once you have opened an account(hopefully you already have, receiving a mega bonus for doing so), you can then refer friends (spouse?) for more miles. You may read about all of this here, including all of the mega regular and bonus miles offered by Bask Bank.
6/22/2020 Buying Stuff Receive 500 bonus Alaska Airlines miles for spending $200 at its shopping portal through July 1, 2020. Compare to other airline shopping portals and to cash back portals. And if you wait a few days, other airlines might choose to compete.
6/18/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses 50% of your miles back after you travel on an Air Canada™ domestic flight reward. Travel within Canada, and even between Canada and the USA. Offer valid on new bookings only, made between June 17 and July 1, 2020, for travel from July 1 to October 15, 2020.
  • Air Canada is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards.
  • Let's hope that this and the Delta offer leads the industry. Stay tuned.
6/18/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks money maker: Help protect yourself from identity theft and download the LifeLock app to manage fraud alerts from the palm of your hand. Install, register for a LifeLock plan, and click "GO TO ACCOUNT" to earn 8,000 SB, worth at least $80 (more if you wait for a sale price of 2,200 SBsfor a $25 Amazon gift certificate or 2,175 SBs for a Visa gift certificate) Enter "LifeLock" in the Swagbucks search engine. SB will appear as Pending for 32 days . Available on iOS only. Free trials are not eligible for SB. The use of promo codes and/or cancelling your subscription before 40 days may void your eligibility to earn SB - so you might have to pay the $9.98 twice before cancelling. Must be a new user of LifeLock app and a new Lifelock customer to earn SB. You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. It is a very easy way to earn a bit of money.
6/17/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses I have discovered that opening a link to a Delta Airlines award sale page in a private window often can produce a different list of cities than when simply using the link in a regular window, perhaps because they know where I live. If doing neither works for you, then simply try for a award ticket on cities that interest you when you know award tickets are on sale.
6/17/2020 Buying Stuff The shopping portal Rakuten (formerly eBates) now offers $10 cash or 3,000 American Express Rewards points for joining and making at least $25 in purchases within the first 90 days. Click here for details. And be sure to compare to airline shopping portals and to other cash back portals before using this portal for regular purchases.
6/15/2020 ?? Ryan of Miles to Memories tells us why he no longer tells friend and family about his miles and points travel hobby. I have similar feelings.
6/15/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles awards sale for domestic flights. Be sure to search for flights of interest to you, even if they aren't on the list.
6/13/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks is offering 5500 SBs for opening a Current checking account. Install, open the app, create a personal checking account, & connect a payroll direct deposit of $200 or more. Those 5500 SBs are worth at least $55. Enter "current" in the Swagbucks search engine. You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. It is a very easy way to earn a bit of money.
6/11/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks is offering 2500 SBs for opening an Aspiration free checking account with a minimum of $10. Those 2500 SBs are worth at least $25. Enter "aspiration bank" in the Swagbucks search engine. You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. It is a very easy way to earn a bit of money.
6/11/2020 Buying Stuff Receive 500 or 1,000 bonus United Airlines miles for spending $125 or $300 at its shopping portal through June 24, 2020. Compare to other airline shopping portals and to cash back portals. And if you wait a few days, other airlines might choose to compete.
6/11/2020 Finance Alaska airlines offers 30,000 miles plus a $200 credit for making purchases of $2,000 or more within the first 90 days of opening your credit card account. Compare to other offers of more miles, but less cash.
6/7/2020 Finance Bask Bank has increased its bonuses of American Airlines miles for larger balances deposited within 60 days of account opening. Ends June 30, 2020. Bask Bank still offers 5,000 miles for maintaininf a minimum daily account balance of $5,000 for ninety (90) consecutive days out of the first one hundred and twenty (120) days following the initial account opening. and 1 mile/$1 deposited and held for a year. But they pay the miles monthly. So after I received my initial bonuses, I reduced my balance to $20 ($12 will probably do). So now I receive at least a mile a month, thus automatically keeping my AA account active (at least until Bask figures this out).
6/7/2020 Buying Stuff Receive 500 bonus American Airlines miles for spending $200 at its shopping portal through June 15, 2020. Compare to other airline shopping portals and to cash back portals. And if you wait a few days, other airlines might choose to compete.
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.

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