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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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5/22/2018 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes I list various charities that receive money for your simply clicking. It takes me 3 minutes to click on the 27 programs I like. It make me feel good. Highly recommended.
5/22/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Alaska Airlines award sale - as low as 5,000 miles. Book by May 24, 2018.
5/22/2018 ?? FARE ALERT: Several Cities – Even West Coast – to Europe From $263 Roundtrip
5/22/2018 Credit Cards Essential Rewards Credit Card Tips for Military Families. I encourage everyone on active duty to be aware of these super deals.

Chase IHG Premier Upgrade Offers Being Sent Out – Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade

5/18/2018 Credit Cards American Express has come out with some new Hilton credit card offers
  • The free personal card now has a 75,000 points bonus.
    • Doctor of Credit says that you can get an extra $50 bonus statement credit on the no annual fee personal and business cards by doing a dummy booking. If that doesn't work, please use my referral link to apply. This helps me at no cost to you. Thanks.
    • Note: If you are one of the two people who used my referral link to the 65K offer, thank you , and sorry about that. I just found a working link to the better offer today. I suggest you immediately contact American Express at (877) 399-3083 – new accounts department - application status – personal and business, or the number on the back of your card, or that you chat online after your card is online. Ask them to honor the 75K offer, which wasn't available when you applied for the 65K offer. Be prepared to give them the URL of the better offer. In the past they have been pretty good about this. Please tell me about your experience with trying this. Thanks.
  • There is now a 125,000 points offer for the business card. The spend requirement is $5,000 in three months. Doctor of Credit says that you can get an extra $50 bonus statement credit on the no annual fee personal and business cards by doing a dummy booking. Not bad for the $95 annual fee.
  • Both of these offers expire June 27, 2018.
5/16/2018 Credit Cards List Of Hilton Honors 10,000 Point Properties, with interactive map. This means 6 free stays with some leftover if you accept the 65K credit card offer.
5/15/2018 Credit Cards As an alternate to its 60K offer, Citibank offers 50K American Airlines miles after spending $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening, plus, new cardmembers can also receive up to a $200 statement credit on eligible American Airlines purchases in the first 12 months of account opening.
5/15/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses The latest American Airlines reduced mileage awards list is out. You can save up to 7,500 miles on roundtrip MileSAAver® awards. Available only to American Airlines credit card holders.

Delta Airlines flash award sale to Europe starting at only 48,000 miles round-trip. Must book tomorrow, May 16, 2018 at 11:59pm ET and travel anytime between September 8 - November 15, 2018 or January 10 – March 15, 2019.

5/14/2018 Buying Stuff 500 United Airlines bonus miles for spending $200 at its shopping portal May 14-24, 2018. Compare to the bonuses offered by other airline shopping portals.
5/13/2018 Credit Cards Mommy Points says that a Hyatt Visa credit card can be found on Hyatt.com for World of Hyatt members who are making a reservation - 30,000 bonus Hyatt points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first three months + a $150 statement credit after your first purchase. Compare to the standard Hyatt credit card offer.
5/11/2018 Credit Cards A reader offers a negative comment on the application process for the Banco Popular American Airlines credit card offer for Puerto Ricans.

Hilton 65K offer: I has come to my attention that some of the emails I asked Amex to send containing a 65,000 Hilton HHonors point offer for its credit card were not sent or going through. You can see the offer directly using my referral link. No annual fee ever, so easy to put a charge on the card once a year to keep your points alive. The spend requirement is only $1,000. So for an opportunity cost of $20 (2% cash back card comparison), you get one or more nights at a Hilton property. I find Hiltons to be very nice for jet lag recovery the first night of a trip, or for the last night before getting up early for the return flight home.

5/11/2018 Credit Cards Banco Popular offers American Airlines miles earning credit cards with good bonuses to Puerto Ricans. If you are flying to or from there soon, you might be offered a slightly better deal on the plane

5 Non-Obvious Things to Know About the New IHG Credit Card

5/11/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to receive 2,000 Hilton Honors™ Bonus Points for each night you stay at participating Waldorf Astoria™ or Conrad® hotels & resorts through December 31, 2018.
5/9/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register by May 25, 2018, to receive 30% bonus United Airlines award miles — up to 2,000 — when you spend and/or take surveys with its participating partners - MileagePlus Shopping, MileagePlus Dining, MileagePlus X, Opinion Miles Club, Rocketmiles. This is for Chase United Airlines credit card holders only.
5/9/2018 Credit Cards 25% bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Air France Flying Blue though June 15, 2018. You must log into your Amex account to see the offer.
5/9/2018 Buying Stuff 500 Alaska Airlines miles when you spend $200 or more at its shopping portal by May 16,2018.

400 American Airlines miles when you spend $200 or more at its shopping portal by May 16,2018.

I suggest waiting a few days to see what the competition offers.

5/7/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses 3x American Airlines AAdvantage® miles* every time you stay with IHG hotels between May 15 – July 31, 2018. Or you could choose to earn even more with 4x AAdvantage® miles* every time you stay at Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts. Just register and remember to make sure your IHG® Rewards Club Earn Preference is set to American Airlines.
5/6/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses 20% bonus when you convert your Diners Club Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles from May 01, 2018 to June 30, 2018. Visit www.clubrewardsus.com or call 1-800-234-4034 (US) for more details.
5/5/2018 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit posted an excellent article: Chase 5/24 Rule Explained In Detail – Everything You Need To Know.

Doctor of Credit posted a huge number of excellent articles on everything you need to know about each issuer of credit cards.

5/3/2018 Credit Cards The Chase Sapphire Preferred is my favorite personal card for actual spending on 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. The standard offer is 50,000 points for a spend requirement of $4,000. But there is now an offer of 30,000 additional points for spending $20,000 on purchases within your first year of account opening. Points transfer 1,000:1,000 to choice of a large number of airlines. (I like United.) Yes, the Chase Ink Business Preferred credit card gives an even better Ultimate Rewards offer with 3X points for travel expenses.

The official bonuses for the American Airlines credit cards have increased - now 60,000 miles for the personal card and 70,000 miles for the business card. But the 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles feature is gone.

JetBlue now has a 40,000 miles bonus business credit card offer. Its two personal cards are still available.

Marriott's new personal credit card has an increased 100,000 points bonus, but no longer waves the annual fee. The business card bonus is 75,000 points, but it waives the first year annual fee. Other items have changed for both cards.

5/3/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses United Airlines is offering bonus miles in its Mile Play promotion when you complete certain requirements before July 31st, 2018. Log in here to find out what you get.

FrequentMiles writes about a neat trick to get an award space listed as available on the British Airways website but not on the computers of U.S. based American airlines agents.

5/1/2018 Buying Stuff The Vinesse Wines - American Airlines 5,000 miles offer was extended. Compare to all of the many other wine offers.
5/1/2018 Credit Cards All of the Hilton credit cards for U.S. residents no longer charge a foreign transaction fee.

I can refer you to a 65,000 points offer for the no annual fee Hilton American Express card. Just ask. The standard offer is 50,000 points.

The Barclays American Airlines Aviator business credit card bonus was increased from 40K to 50K miles. So I now see an opportunity to earn 220,000 American Airlines miles for 4 cards.

To the many miles offers for the United Airlines personal card I add one for 30K miles + a $200 statement credit.

5/1/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Starwood offers 250 points per mobile check-in. The offer is listed on Starwood's website here, around the middle of the page

The previously mentioned IHG Points Break page is now live

50% off Reward Night bookings from May 1 to 7, 2018 at participating IHG hotels in Mexico, Latin America & the Caribbean. Offer is valid for stays from May 1 to June 30, 2018.

4/29/2018 Other Programs I Like Miles for Opinions offers American Airlines miles for taking surveys - 250 for first survey. I list many offers of miles or hotel points for taking surveys. I find them useful for getting an activity on my accounts to keep them alive, and to earn a few points if I have nothing better to do, or if I do have something better to do that I am avoiding.
4/28/2018 Credit Cards Bloggers are saying that during National Small Business Week April 29-May 5, 2018, Chase will make the 100K offer for its excellent Ink Business Preferred credit card available to everyone, but in branch only.
4/28/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Intercontinental Hotels Group:
Million Mile Secrets tells of an IHG 50% Off Reward Nights Sale for Mexico, Central America & Caribbean April 30, 2018, at 8 pm Eastern Time to May 7, 2018, at 11 am Eastern Time.

The new IHG points break offers for stays April 30, 2018 – July 31, 2018, post April 30, 2018. Mega discounts if you happen to be going to the right destination.

4/27/2018 Credit Cards The 100,000 Avios offer for the British Airways credit card has returned, and the points/purchase has changed.

Similar 100K offers are available from the credit cards of Iberia and Aer Lingus. Avios from all three programs can be combined in either program. All have the same partners. Taxes and fees for flights are usually lower on Iberia award tickets than on British Air tickets.

Chase's 5/24 rule will not stop you from getting this card, though getting it will count towards the 5.

Doctor of Credit provides an excellent description of Chase's 5/24 rule.

4/25/2018 Credit Cards I list a 70,000 miles offer for the American Airlines business credit card. The standard offer is 60K.
4/25/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Get money for your (worthless) airberlin Topbonus miles. I was unable to find USA on the pulldown for the country. Please tell me if you found a fix for this. I chose Canada in hopes that they will contact me by email to fix this.
I think this company is handling the process. Note the email address at the bottom of the page.

Ah! Try Vereinigte Staaten, which translates to United States.

Delta Airlines flash sales:
10,000 Miles Round Trip To Mexico & Caribbean
Round Trip To Zurich For 38,000 Miles + $59
4/21/2018 Credit Cards The points bonuses for the Starwood Hotels Credit Cards are gone. They were replaced by $100 + $100 cash bonuses (yawn). They still earn Starpoints, transferable to many airlines at a ratio of 25,000 points:30,000 miles.

The Intercontinental Rewards Club credit card has been replaced by 2 cards. Of course, the offers are worse than before, but may still be valuable. We have not yet been told the fate of the old card we still hold for the annual free night.

4/21/2018 Credit Cards The points bonuses for the Starwood Hotels Credit Cards are gone. They were replaced by $100 + $100 cash bonuses (yawn). They still earn Starpoints, transferable to many airlines at a ratio of 25,000 points:30,000 miles.

The Intercontinental Rewards Club credit card has been replaced by 2 cards. Of course, the offers are worse than before, but may still be valuable. We have not yet been told the fate of the old card we still hold for the annual free night.

4/21/2018 Telephone The Sprint - American Airlines was extended to end of this year, but the initial bonus was reduced to 20,000 miles. The Verizon - United Airlines is now 3,200 miles, and the AT&T offer is 2,600 miles. You may read about cellphone offers here.
The offers bring back memories of the days when we could switch long distance carriers for land lines every 6 months for mega miles. This was one of the most lucrative ways to get miles at the time. The companies finally figured out that they were offering too much for new accounts and abruptly canceled the programs, but not before one of the big 3 (MCI) went out of business.

The best of the mega- miles offers tend to disappear after the companies figure it out. Some of the examples of long gone past mega-offers include stock brokerage offers, getting miles from purchasing money orders on debit cards, buying U.S. Savings bonds, buying dollar coins from the Mint, and opening bank accounts (only a few of the latter still available, all at greatly reduces bonus). This is starting to happen with credit cards now. But other programs have tended to replace the ones that disappear.

I see this as motivation to grab the deals as they occur to accumulate enough miles for a lifetime of travel. I have over 3 million now, almost none of them from miles earned from paid flights.

4/18/2018 Credit Cards If you or a friend are flying to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines, there is a 60,000 miles Hawaiian Airlines credit card offer, paper only. The best online offer is 50K.
4/18/2018 Finance Quicken Loans offers 50,000 Choice Privileges points when you close a new purchase or refinance loan. Compare to other home loan offers.
4/18/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn double Hilton HHonors points for paid hotel stays May 1 - August 31, 2018. Presumably you have already registered to earn bonus points for paid hotel stays January 1 - April 30, 2018.
4/17/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses 25% bonus for converting points from certain hotel points to American Airlines miles. Starwood points are included. Now - May 31, 2018.
4/17/2018 Credit Cards Update: After trying each in Firefox, I am getting offer not available or am getting a lesser offer. However, I did successfully apply for the Starwood card and the Premier Rewards card using an IE InPrivate window. When I called Amex to confirm the offers, I was told that they can't see it until 24-48 hours after approval, and then I should be able to see it online. Please tell me about your experiences with these. Thanks.

Update 2: I now see on the offers "Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product." Sigh.

My links to various American Express cards have gone crazy. In addition to the increased points, I see no language prohibiting our getting these or any other American Express cards I list if we have had them before. I am surprised, too. I have not seen any announcement for these offers. I suggest you grab them while you can and take screen shots of everything.

Consider getting the 25K Starwood personal and business cards now (maybe 30K for the personal one), as they will go away with the merger. The 75K Marriott personal and business cards are also still available. End result would be (25+25)*3+75+75=300,000 Marriott points. Even if you never stay at a Marriot, those points convert to miles of many airlines(at various ratios). Or the 50K Starpoints convert to 60K miles of many airlines.

New 100,000 Point Offer Coming: Details of New Marriott Cards From Chase and American Express

4/15/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Reduce Delta one-way award cost by adding a throw-away return.
4/16/2018 Buying Stuff United Airlines Shopping Portal Spring Bonus. 300 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; 1,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $350 or more. Plus an extra 100 miles if you make a purchase at one of the featured stores. I would wait a few days to see what the competition will offer.
4/15/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses You can refer a friend to the Choice Privileges program to earn 500 points for each of you. But, of course, you would not do that to a friend if the 1,000 points offer is still available.
4/14/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses 100 free Copa Airlines ConnectMiles. You can change the language in the upper right corner.

Huge Fare Alert: Many US Cities to Paris From $149 Each Way

4/13/2018 Credit Cards Previously I mentioned the State Department Federal Credit Union 2% cash back Visa credit card. It is just like other 2% cash back cards, except it does not charge a foreign transaction fee. In order to qualify, I first joined the American Consumer Council (for free, using consumer as a promo code). It asked me to open an account (not sure if this was required). The interest rates for its accounts are not very competitive (I am getting 1.65% from SallieMay Bank), but they allow up to $500 to be funded from a credit card. So I opened a regular savings account (minimum $1) for $500 and will receive 500 miles for this. I could have received $10 instead from another 2% account I have, but, alas, I am maxed out on this after paying taxes on it. (Yes, that is slightly profitable via Pay1040).
4/13/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register by July 17, 2018, for bonus miles for United Airlines ticket purchases. Fly through July 31, 2018. Tickets purchased in Basic Economy (N fare class) are not eligible. See the T&Cs for other restrictions. This may or may not work for you.

Register to receive bonus points for stays at IHG® hotels around the world from May 1 to July 31, 2018.

Look to Greyhound for hotel deals (yes, Greyhound)

4/11/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Join the Choice Hotels' Choice Privileges points program to earn 1,000 points. Scroll to near the bottom of the page. I don't see an expiration date for this offer. Please tell me when it is gone. Thanks.
4/10/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Travel to Hawaii for as little as 35,000 Delta Airlines miles. Book by Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:59pm ET, and travel anytime between August 14 and November 14, 2018.
4/9/2018 Credit Cards Southwest Airlines credit cards: The 50K Southwest Airlines Plus personal card is still available with the old language. The only offer for the Premier card is for 40K, with the new, more restrictive language. So you might be able to get the 40K Premier, then, very quickly (simultaneously?) get the 50K plus card. I doubt that this situation will last long.
4/7/2018 Credit Cards Hawaiian Airlines credit card: Post #242 on this flyertalk thread (4/6/2018)says "flight attendants were hawking a 60k in-flight offer earlier this week. Supposed to be available until some time in June (I missed exact date)."
4/6/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn double Southwest Airlines points for flights April 6 and June 13, 2018. Go to Southwest.com, log in, then click on the My Account link, then on the National Double Points Promotion banner.
4/5/2018 Credit Cards Correction: The newer 40K offers for the personal Southwest Airlines credit cards have the more restrictive language disallowing qualifying for both personal card offers. But the older 50K offers has the old language permitting qualifying for both cards. Those offers are still available. I provide the links in the appropriate section to which I link above. But grab the now if you want them. They are probably on their way out.
4/5/2018 Enjoy Hilarious Story of How Pepperoni Got a Guy Banned From a Fairmont Hotel
4/5/2018 Credit Cards Southwest Airlines credit cards:
  • It is no longer permitted to get the bonuses for both the Plus and the Premier personal cards. You can still get the bonus for one personal card and one business card (total of 110K - enough for the coveted Companion Pass).
  • A search on Chase.com shows the two personal cards with bonuses of 40K each. I list 50K bonuses (you are welcome), but I suspect they will be gone soon.
4/4/2018 Credit Cards The 50K offers for the personal and business Delta Airlines credit cards end April 11.
4/3/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Flash Sale: Book a round trip flight from the US to select cities in Mexico from 12,000 SkyMiles.
4/3/2018 Credit Cards How and When to Use a Credit Card to Pay Your Taxes. I will be using my 2% cash back card to pay this quarter's estimated tax and my 2017 tax via Pay1040, for a small profit and an almost 2 months delay in having to pay it. For the latter, I schedule the payment for 1 day after my credit card closes, on the 13th of the month. It is possible to call your credit card company to change the closing date, which I did awhile back, specifically for tax payments.
4/2/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register by June 30 for bonus points for paid stays at Starwood or Marriott properties April 16 through July 20, 2018.
4/2/2018 Credit Cards I list the State Department Federal Credit Union 2% cash back Visa credit card. It has a $200 bonus. Everyone can get this card with no annual fee. This appears to be the best of the seven 2% cash back cards I list, as it does not have a foreign transaction fee and never charges an annual fee.

Pacific added and additional 25,000 miles when you spend an additional $7,500 in the first 12 months to its credit card offer for U.S. residents. This makes a total of 60,000 miles for the card, or a minimum of 70,000 miles after doing the spend requirement. But the $95 annual fee is no longer waived the first year. View from the Wing does a nice analysis of this offer, pointing out that it could be a good choice for those who frequently travel in foreign countries. Cathay Pacific is a member of the One World alliance, meaning it should be able to put you on American Airlines flights, among many others.

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has placed a limit on the free night bonus on its current card. For new certificates issued May 1 onward these certificates will only be good for hotels that normally cost 40,000 points per night or less. Still a good deal for the $49 annual fee (still waived the first year). We should still be able to use the certificate for the ubiquitous Holiday Inns and the like, though many of these are excluded, too.

4/1/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Be Nice to Alaska Airlines Phone Rep; Get 1,000 Free Miles
4/1/2018 ?? How to Claim EU Compensation If Your Flight is Delayed
3/30/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Frontier Airlines sale: $20 to various destinations around the US valid for travel on select dates in April and May 2018.

How to Use Air France as a Strategic Points Transfer Partner

3/30/2018 Other Programs I Like Points with a Crew posted a nice article on switching energy provider to get miles. Be sure to read his cautions and how he deals with this. I believe I list all of the energy companies that offer miles for switching here.
3/30/2018 Credit Cards Details on the New IHG Credit Card Sign Up Offer
3/28/2018 Credit Cards Applied for the IHG credit card? Don’t Forget To Ask For A Match To 80,000 Points. Details from Doctor of Credit.
3/27/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Marriott Rewards Gold & Platinum Status Match & Challenges 2018 Update from LoyaltyLobby
3/26/2018 ?? Passport Fees Increase $10 on April 2. Less than half of Americans have a passport. I am trying to change that with this website. If you are hooked on miles, but do not yet have a passport, you will probably eventually need one. Passports will continue to be valid for getting on an domestic flight after the new I.D. rules come into effect in 2020. And I like being able to leave the country at a moments notice without having to be concerned about getting a passport quickly (and expensively). So the time to get one is now.
3/26/2018 Credit Cards Milenerd suggests that the excellent IHG credit card might be disappearing or changing for the worse. He suggests getting one now. Intercontinenal Hotels Group is my favorite hotel program. It includes Holiday Inns and other brands found most everywhere worldwide. The card always has a mega bonus that gets me a few free nights. It waives the annual fee the first year, and then offers a free night certificate annually after you pay that fee. (Such a deal for $49, especially for rooms in pricey locations in places like Europe. I used my last one in Budapest. Combined, my spouse and I receive two of these annually.)
3/26/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses

Register to earn double Delta Airlines miles on eligible transactions with new participating Delta partners, from March 20 through May 31, 2018. A “new” partner is one you did not earn miles with during 2017.

Introducing a New Partnership -Hawaiian Airlines & Japan Airlines. JAL Mileage Bank and HawaiianMiles members will be able to earn miles on the codeshare flights. Further opportunities for accrual and redemption of mileage will be expanded at a later date.

This is good news. Slowly Hawaiian has been expanding its program. It already partners with China Airlines, Korean Air, Japan Airlines, JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia. I have been slowly acquiring Hawaiian miles. Here are some suggestions.
3/25/2018 Credit Cards The Barclaycard Arrival Plus card is no longer offered. I have removed it from my favorite cards list. I also removed the Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card, as it offers only 1.5% cash back. It does have a nice upfront $150 bonus, though, and 0% APR for purchases for 9 months.
3/24/2018 Credit Cards The online bonus offer for the Ink Cash Business card is now $500 bonus cash back after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after account opening. It still offers 5% cash back for certain business purchases and 2% cash back for gas stations and restaurants and 0% introductory APR for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers. (The latter is not recommended, due to high fees.) It has no annual fee. Compare to the excellent Ink Business Preferred credit card's 80,000 and 100,000 points offers.
3/22/2018 Buying Stuff Swagbucks offer 5 bucks/$1 spent at Amazon.com in a large number of categories. That's 5% cash back - more (5.68%)if you use you bucks for Amazon gift cards. It addition to this, Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn small amounts of money. It provides "Bucks" for searches, entering special SwagCodes, doing a daily one question survey (often fun), shopping, referring others, interacting on Swagbuck's Facebook page, commenting on Swagbucks's blog, using its Visa credit card (could be of value to you - read my write-up on it), and other stuff. Bucks can be redeemed for a very large selection of gift cards and other goodies. Read my full write-up on the program here on my Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes page.

Be sure to compare to cash back from other cash back portals. Some offer larger rebates in some categories, and smaller rebates in others. TopCashBack is my favorite.

3/22/2018 Credit Cards Register to receive a minimum of 5,000 and maximum of 8,000 bonus points, depending on the number of base points earned from the two (2) separate qualifying stays, for every 2 stays at Choice Hotels properties between April 2 and May 25, 2018.
3/20/2018 Credit Cards The excellent 35K points offer for the Starwood Business American Express card ends March 28, 2018.
3/20/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses $20 Frontier Airlines Flights April 3 through May 9, 2018 for Mondays-Saturdays. Book now - 2 day sale.
3/18/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Club Carlson is now Radisson Rewards.

Download the Radisson Rewards mobile app - you'll earn 3,000 Points when you use the app to book and complete your first stay.

Register now and book between March 12 - April 15, 2018, to earn on stays from March 12 - June 30, 2018 at over 1,100 Radisson Hotel Group properties worldwide.

Book & stay 2 nights: Earn 5,000 bonus points
Book & stay 5 nights: Earn 15,000 bonus points
Book & stay 10 nights: Earn 50,000 bonus points
Book & stay 20+ nights: Earn 120,000 bonus points
Plus, earn an additional 500 bonus points for every booking you make using our Radisson Rewards mobile app.
Via Frequent Flyer Italia
3/18/2018 Buying Stuff 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.
3/16/2018 Credit Cards 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.
3/16/2018 Buying Stuff 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.

3/15/2018 Credit Cards Ibera Visa credit card for U.S. residents.
  • 50,000 Avios after $3,000 spend within first 3 months plus 25,000 Avios after $10,000 spend within your first year.
  • 3X Avios for Iberia purchases. 1X for others.
  • Discount voucher of $1,000 to use toward two tickets on the same flight for each year you make purchases of $30,000 on your card.
  • Use your Iberia Visa Signature Card to book your flight on iberia.com/chase10, and you will receive a 10% discount.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • $95 annual fee, not waived the first year.
  • Remember that Iberia Avios can be combined with British Airways Avios, in either program. Both have the same partners. Taxes and fees for flights are usually lower on Iberia award tickets.
  • Like the similar offer for the British Airways card, the offer may not be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule. Remains to be seen.
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.
3/14/2018 Credit Cards 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.
3/9/2018 Credit Cards 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:

  1. Go to amtrakguestrewards.com/
  2. Log in
  3. Click on My Account at the top of the page
  4. In MY PROMOTION SUMMARY, click on See All.
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.

3/1/2018 Credit Cards 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.

2/27/2018 Credit Cards 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.

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