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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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10/28/2020 Credit Cards JetBlue offers a personal and a business credit card, each with up to 100,000 points bonus, for an annual fee of $99 each. Other goodies come with the cards. It also offers a free card with much lesser bonuses and goodies.
10/26/2020 Credit Cards 20% bonus when transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest Airlines. You might have to log in to see it. Expires October 31, 2020.
10/24/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes I list several good causes to which you can contribute small amounts of money simply by clicking. It takes me about 3 minutes a day to do all of those I care to support, and it makes me feel good.
GreaterGood is one of these causes. They now say "During this pandemic, we're allowing you to click up to eight times daily, once every 3 hours. Every additional click will fund disaster relief efforts, including supplies for overburdened animal shelters, protective gear for front line healthcare workers, and food for those who are struggling."
10/23/2020 Buying Stuff United Shopping Portal: Download button and get 500 or 1,000 extra miles after spending $25. 1,000 miles if you use a United Airlines credit card; 500 if you don't. Doctor of Credit says this expires October 30, 2020. I haven't found that yet. Also, he mentions terms and conditions which I have't yet found.
The bonuses from other airline shopping portals for similar button downloads have expired.
10/21/2020 Credit Cards The initial offer for the Virgin Atlantic credit card doubled to 60,000 miles. Plus
  • Up to 15,000 bonus Virgin Points every anniversary after qualifying purchases
  • Up to 5,000 bonus Virgin Points when you add additional cardholders to your account
  • Get a companion reward in the same cabin class or a cabin upgrade when you book a ticket through Virgin Atlantic. Must spend $25,000 or more in purchases annually to qualify.
  • 3 points per dollar spent directly on Virgin Atlantic purchases
  • 1.5 points per dollar spent on all other purchases
10/21/2020 ?? Alaska Airlines Up To 30% Off Depending On The Height Of The Waves In Hawaii And California.
I post this because it is weird and I am bored. I love Alaska Airlines.
10/16/2020 Buying Stuff 500 bonus miles when you spend $100 or more at the United Airlines shopping portal by October 23, 2020. Details.
If you prefer miles from another airline, I suggest you wait a few days to see what the the competition offers.
10/15/2020 Credit Cards The higher bonus for the two Radisson Rewards credit card offers was increased to 125,000 points. This is the highest I have ever seen.

The Marriott Bonvoy Business credit card bonus was increased to 100,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.

10/13/2020 ?? Business Class Awards Wide Open To Europe For Next Summer For The Whole Family via Swiss. Use your miles on any Star Alliance airline, including United and Air Canada. When flying to Europe (a 9 hour flight for me), we always find a way to do a one or two day stopover somewhere interesting to recover from Zurich. Recently that place was Zurich on our way to Croatia. We spent a very enjoyable day on the ferry on the Rhine river. We stayed for free at the nearby Holiday Inn Express, used its shuttle back and forth between there and the airport, and took the train from and to there to the terminal points of the ferry. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik we were fresh.
Swiss has very nice business class service from the U.S.
10/12/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Donate $15+ to the Sierra Club & earn up to up to 6,500 Swagbucks. You will earn 5,000 SB for your initial donation and 500 SB for each subsequent monthly donation. Up to 6,500 SB total. SB will not pend. Cancel at any time. Please allow up to 90 days after donating to Sierra Club for SB to be credited to your account. It appears that you must pay for 2 months at a minimum of $15/month to get the SBs. The 5,000 SBs are worth at least $50 - more if you wait for monthly sale prices for $25 Amazon or Visa gift cards. Making money while doing good is not a bad thing. After logging into Swagbucks, enter Sierra Club in the search box.
Sierra Club is dear to my heart. I chaired an activities section for two years and led backpacking, hiking, and ski trips for it for about 20 years.

You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here. Swagbucks is a very easy way to earn a bit of money. So you have something better to do while quarantined?

10/12/2020 Buying Stuff Download shopping portal button browser extensions and spend $25 to earn 500 - 1,000 miles. American, Alaska, Delta. Ends October 16, 2020.
10/12/2020 ?? The BBC’s farewell to the British Airways Boeing 747. Sad. I enjoyed may flights in the upper deck business class compartment.
10/10/2020 Other Programs I Like Earn 10,000 Hilton Honors Points For Completing a Survey 2020. Brian Cohen of The Gate tells us about his experience with this offer. He says for about 10 minutes of work he received enough points to get one or two nights at a choice of a few Hilton properties. Combine these with excellent Hilton credit card offers for lots more free stays. The best free one I have found is for 100,000 points. Others offer up to 130,000 points with an annual fee, which could be worthwhile, depending on how you plan to use the points.
I use Hilton points for peaceful stays at Hilton properties the first night after a long flight to recover from jet lag, and sometimes to save a lot of money, though I usually prefer to stay in smaller, more charming places.(Example: How about 5 free nights in expensive London?)

Lots of airlines and hotels offer miles or points for surveys. I list them here. Most give 5 or 10 miles or points, even if you do not qualify for a survey. I use them to generate an activity in my accounts to keep my miles or points alive.

10/9/2020 Credit Cards The best credit cards for active duty military, mainly because they permanently wave the very expensive annual fee for active duty military service members. Yes, this is an article by The Points Guy, so his links may not take you the best offers. But I have no links to them at all - note the first word of the title of this website.
10/8/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn 1,000 Hilton Honors Points on Your Next Ride by Lyft 2020
10/8/2020 Buying Stuff I added a link to the Cathay Pacific shopping portal. Compare to all the other airlines portals, and to cash back portals.
10/6/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses British Airways award flight sale: Use as much as 50% fewer Avios on any Reward Flight booked before 13 October 2020. Book a Reward Flight in World Traveller, World Traveller Plus, Club World or First cabins for 50% off the Avios required. Alternatively, if you prefer to stay closer to home, you can book a Reward Flight for 25% fewer Avios in Euro Traveller or Club Europe cabins. Book before 13 October for travel between 6 October 2020 and 30 June 2021.
10/6/2020 Credit Cards How you can easily earn 10,000+ United miles for $15 by using your UAL credit card along with the United MileagePlus X cell phone app, witch is an app for your smart phone that earns you miles for shopping.
10/5/2020 Credit Cards The already excellent 140,000 points Intercontinental Hotels Group credit card offer was improved with a $50 statement offer. Details. A reader of Doctor of Credit says to try a dummy booking for a possible $150 credit.
10/2/2020 Credit Cards I can refer you to a 25,000 Membership Rewards points offer for the American Express Everyday credit card and to a 30,000 Membership Rewards points offer for the American Express Everyday preferred credit card. Amex points transfer to miles of many airlines, usually at a ratio of 1,000:1,000. Since the Everyday card as no annual fee, I find it quite useful to keep my Membership Rewards points alive.

View from the Wing says you can Earn Minimum Of 4 Points Per Dollar On All American Express Spending For 3 Months if you refer someone to one of its credit cards.

The Cathay Pacific 40,000 miles offer for its credit card was extended to the end of the year.

The United Airlines business credit card sign-up bonus was increased to 75,000 miles.

Introducing the United Airlines Gateway credit card: No annual fee, 20,000 miles bonus, and 2X miles for travel and UAL purchases.

Through October 31, 2020, there is a 20% bonus for transferring your Chase Ultimate Rewards bonus to Southwest Airlines points. Log into your Ultimate Rewards account to see it.

9/30/2020 Credit Cards I post a much improved bonus of 140,000 points for the Intercontinental Hotels (IHG) credit card. The annual fee waived the first year. This is be best offer I remember seeing for this card. The standard offer is 125,000 points. (You are welcome.) Also, there is a 100K offer with no annual fee. 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?
9/29/2020 Credit Cards The offers for the Wyndham Hotels credit cards have greatly improved. The free card offer is for 30,000 points, enough for up to 4 nights lodging. Others have larger bonuses and points for spending, but have an annual fee.
9/24/2020 Credit Cards The standard offer for the no annual fee Hilton American Express personal credit card has increased to 80,000 points. This is being touted by several bloggers, presumably because they earn a commission on it. But I show you how you might find a 100,000 points offer. Details. You are welcome.
9/22/2020 Credit Cards There is now a 100,000 "miles" bonus for the Capital One Venture Rewards credit card. It offers 2 "miles" per $1 on every purchase. CapitalOne "miles" transfer to real airline miles to a large number of airlines (currently 14), usually at a ratio of 1,000:750. This means you would be earning 1.5 airline miles per $1 spent, which is better than most airline cards.
9/22/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses I do not want to encourage anyone to get on an airplane during the Covid 19 panic. I much prefer that you stay alive to travel again later. But if you must fly, register, then book a revenue ticket on Southwest Airlines by Thursday, September 24, 2020 and fly by November 15, 2020 to earn a companion pass valid from January 6, 2021 through February 28, 2021.
9/18/2020 Credit Cards I show you how to find an American Express Blue Cash offer of $300 cash back with the annual fee waived the first year. It also offers 6% and 3% cash back in several categories.
9/16/2020 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit tells us how we might find a 125,000 points + a $100 credit offer for the Hilton business credit card. Compare to the 130,000 points offer with no cash added.
9/15/2020 Credit Cards The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card now offers an 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points bonus for acquiring the card and spending $4,000 in the first three months.
  • 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.
  • No foreign transaction fee.
  • New benefits:
    • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by December 31, 2021.
    • Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That's 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
Points transfer 1,000:1,000 to a large number of airlines, including United, and to various hotel programs. There is no foreign transaction fee. I think is is well worth the $95 annual fee.
9/14/2020 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Swagbucks offers 3,500 SBs for Ollie dog food. 50% 0ff is also mentioned. Enter Ollie in the Swagbucks search field. Those 3,500 SBs are worth at least $35 - more if you wait for a monthly sale price for Amazon or Visa $25 gift certificates. You may also (or instead) earn 6,200 MyPoints for same. The Ollie website indicates that their dog food is very high quality. But I wouldn't know - I serve two cats. (Dogs have masters, cats have staff.) Also, it appears that you might be signing up for a subscription (not sure), so be sure to understand this, especially cancellation restrictions.
You may read about and sign up for Swagbucks here and MyPoints here. Both are very easy ways to earn a bit of money. So you have something better to do while quarantined?
9/10/2020 Credit Cards The Hilton Business Card offerM was increased to 130,000 points. The personal card still offers 75,000 points.
9/9/2020 Credit Cards Some American Express cards are showing this offer: Spend $100 or more at Amazon.com, get $10 back. Up to 2 times (total of $20). You must register for this. Log into your account and scroll to see all of the special offers. I do this often anyway, as there a lots of them.
American Express cards of interest are listed here. Some have very good bonuses. Some are otherwise quite useful.
9/1/2020 Credit Cards The Alaska Airlines credit card offers have improved to the best I can remember. The personal card adds 40,000 miles for additional spending to its initial 25,000 miles. The busines card adds a $200 statement credit to its initial 40,000 miles.
8/30/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses How To Transfer Avios Between Programs For Free. (British Airways, Iberia & Aer Lingus).You might want to do this for several reasons. For example, Iberia often charges significantly lower fees than does British Airways. Or, you might have Avios in more than one of these airline accounts and need to consolidate to get an award ticket.
The airlines are partners with each other. British Airways and Iberia are members of the OneWorld alliance. Their Avios are especially useful for short haul tickets. They can be really good for domestic American Airlines flights. I have used them for short haul flights within South America - between Buenos Aires and Iquazu in Argentina, for example, and for tickets from London to Central Europe.
8/29/2020 ?? I am too old for this: There’s a new bus service planned between India and London: 12,000 miles, 70 days, crossing 18 countries
8/29/2020 Shopping Vinesse has added Amtrak to its wine club offers and has improved its American Airlines offer. Compare to the many other wine offers.
8/29/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for double points plus Double Night Credits for stays at Hilton properties September 8 through December 31, 2020.

20% bonus for transferring your Marriott points to Virgin Australia points 7-20 September 2020.

8/29/2020 Other Programs I Like Amtrak offers points for surveys via the SurveyPointsClub. 250 points for first survey. There are many other opportunities to earn miles or points for surveys.
8/29/2020 Finance California Casualty offers up to 20,000 United Airlines miles for the purchase of an auto insurance policy.
8/29/2020 Credit Cards Fidelity Wealth Management clients can earn more than 2%cash back on the Fidelity Visa credit card, up to 3%. Details.
8/27/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Marriott elite status match: Get elite status faster than ever. All you have to do is show proof of your Elite membership in another loyalty program and a stay within the last 12 months to get upgraded. Then, stay a reduced number of nights within 90 days to keep your new status until February 2022.
8/25/2020 ?? 50% discount with Iberia Avios on your next flight until 30 August 2020. Flight period from 1 September until 15 March 2021. Exclusive promotion for Iberia Plus members residing in Spain and the USA. Remember that you can transfer your Avios from British Air to Iberia. I like the Million Mile Secrets write-up on this.

A Trick To Knock 67% Off British Airways Award Fuel Surcharges Right Now

Fare Alert: Several US Cities To Tokyo In 2021 From $162 Roundtrip October 2020 through April 2021.

8/24/2020 ?? The Honest Pre-flight Safety Demonstration Video That Airlines Are Afraid to Show You - YouTube

Cheap Car Rentals – 5 Ways to Add an Additional Driver for Free

8/22/2020 Credit Cards Log into you Hilton credit card to see if you have this offer:
    1,000 Hilton Honors Base Points each time you spend $1,000 in eligible purchases on your Hilton Honors American Express Card starting from the time you complete enrollment through December 18, 2020, up to a maximum of 30,000 Hilton Honors Base Points. Additionally, you will earn one Free Night Reward from Hilton Honors after you spend $5,000 on eligible purchases on your Hilton Honors American Express Card during the Purchase Period. Although not particularly charming, I find Hilton properties to be quite useful for that first night after arrival from a jet-lagged flight. Details here, but be sure to enroll your card.

    Caution: A reader wrote: "After seeing your notice about the AMEX offer I immediately added it to my card and got the full offer. I then went to my wife's Surpass card and added it before realizing that it only offered the bonus points, not the free night. I guess the difference is that I have the free annual card vs. the Surpass card."

    You may read about and apply for Hilton credit cards here.

8/16/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn double HawaiianMiles on Neighbor Island flights. Residents of Hawaii only. Book: Now – Aug. 24, 2020 | Travel: Aug. 10 – Aug. 31, 2020.
8/15/2020 Other Programs I Like The Southwest Airlines Rewards Network (iDine) dining out program extended its bonus for joining.
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.
8/15/2020 Credit Cards

Air France/KLM World Elite Mastercard $150 Statement Credit + 50,000 Bonus Miles. Simply make $2,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening.

  • 3 Miles per $1 spent directly on Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and SkyTeam member airlines purchases
  • 1.5 Miles per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • 5,000 Miles every year on your account anniversary after you spend $50 or more on purchases within the anniversary year
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Annual fee of $89, not waived the first year.
  • Note: If this link no longer works, try finding it by making a dummy booking online at AirFrance.com
Air France and KLM are member of the Sky Team alliance, giving you access to award tickets on many airlines, including Delta.
8/14/2020 Registration and Other Bonuses Now through August 31, 2020, get double United Airlines miles when you redeem your Wyndham Rewards points for MileagePlus miles. Details.
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".

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