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8/21/2017 Credit Cards The 60,000 points offers for the Plus and Premier versions of the Southwest Airlines credit cards are back. The standard offers on SWA's and Chase's websites are 40k. So these, plus the Business card, make 3 60K SWA card offers. You should be able to get both a personal and a business card. The 120K points is enough to qualify for the companion pass
8/21/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Today Only – Free Marriott Rewards Points. Members, where are you watching the #GreatAmericanEclipse? Tell us using #SolarEclipse2017 and #RewardsPoints for 50 Rewards points. pic.twitter.com/Io5FcEJEX1. More points for just connecting and following.
8/19/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses How to Save Hundreds of Dollars When Cancelling American AAdvantage Awards
8/18/2017 ?? WOW: Amazing Airfare New York – Israel $298 Roundtrip
8/16/2017 Other Programs I Like The American Airlines Rewards Network (iDine) bonus for first dine was increased to 1,500 miles. The spend requirement is still $25. But the spend requirement for the 500 miles for each of three subsequent dines was reduced to #1. (Same for United.) The IHG bonus changed for the worse.
I suggest that everyone who might dine out enroll one or more credit cards with a Rewards Network program for miles or hotel points. You may read about all of them here.
8/16/2017 Credit Cards Increased offer for the free Capital One Quicksilver credit card: $200, but with a higher $1,000 spend requirement.
8/16/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines flash sale for award travel to Asia - fares start at 80,000 miles round trip (plus taxes and fees) for Delta Premium Select and 65,000 miles round trip for Main Cabin. Book today by 11:59 pm ET.
8/13/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Head for Points reminds us that Hilton is offering a generous status match with any other hotel program. If you have the IHG credit card, you probably have Platinum status there. Hilton status is quite valuable. Please tell me when this offer is gone. Thanks.
8/12/2017 Credit Cards There is an increased offer for the JetBlue Plus Credit Card: 40,000 points instead of the usual 30,000.
8/12/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register no later than September 1, 2017, for double miles on Alaska Airlines and its partner airlines:
  • Alaska Airlines flights. Register before your first trip and no later than January 31, 2018. Fly September 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018, on select new flights.
  • Alaska Airlines partner flights. Register no later than September 1, 2017. Fly between June 1, 2017, and September 30, 2017.
Alaska Airlines extends early boarding for guests wearing Russell Wilson jersey through the end of the regular season.

Get 3 Delta Airlines miles per $1 spent on any Airbnb worldwide. Plus, new Airbnb Guests can get up to 2,000 bonus miles on their first qualifying stay. Stay must be completed by October 31, 2018. Details. Be sure to check that the price you pay is not increased because of the miles offered.

8/10/2017 Credit Cards The Chase Sapphire Preferred and Ink Business Preferred Visa credit cards are my favorites for spending on travel, The former gives 2X and the latter gives 3X for this. Both give other bonuses for spending in other categories. The former has a 50K bonus and the latter an 80K bonus after spending a specified amount on the cards. After getting the card, you could then refer others to it for 10,000 points per successful referral, up to 50,000 points, which, of course, is why I hope you will allow me to refer you to it. (Thanks.) The cards generate valuable Ultimate Rewards points, which can be transferred to a large number of airlines, including United, at a 1,000:1000 ratio. You may read about all of this here.
8/8/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Update on Alaska Airlines' Dash for Services program: I attempted a survey at The Opinion Terminal. Did not qualify, but received the standard 5 miles for trying. Miles posted the next day. So did the 1,000 miles for the Dash for Services bonus. Easy.
8/8/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses IHG's Accelerate program offers bonus points, usually for stays. Register to see what you get.
8/7/2017 Buying Stuff Alaska Airlines Back to School bonus August 7 through August 18, 2017. 300 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $125; or 1,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $350 or more.
8/7/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register, then score 1,000 bonus Alaska Airlines miles for each partner you earn with through September 30, 2017. Bonus Miles will be awarded within six weeks of the last qualifying transaction posting to a member's account.
8/6/2017 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes MyPoints is running a program called Find the Absent Apple. Find it, click on it, maybe get some points. This flyertalk thread should tell you the location of the apple.
MyPoints is a very easy way to earn free United Airlines miles or gift cards from a large selection by simply clicking on stuff. You may read about it and join the program here.
8/5/2017 Credit Cards Alaska Airline credit card alternate offer. Instead of 30,000 miles + $100, get 31,000 miles, but no money.
8/5/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register before your first trip and no later than January 31, 2018 to receive double miles on a large number of Alaska Airlines flights September 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018.
8/4/2017 ?? Tips for Booking Business Class Awards to Europe for Summer 2018
8/4/2017 Credit Cards The bonus for the Cathay Pacific Visa credit card was increased to 50,000 miles. Extra miles for flight, dining, and international purchases. The $95 annual fee is not waived the first year. Offer expires October 31, 2017.
Cathay Pacific is a One World member. This means you should be able to use its miles on American and Alaska Airlines, British Air, and flights of many other partners. View from the Wing gives a pretty good explanation of the program. Travel is Free has an excellent article on the various best ways to use Cathay Pacific miles. Here is the award chart.
American Express Membership Reward Points Transfer to Virgin America Ending October 31
8/3/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses IHG Rewards Club sale: Book from August 6th to August 12th and get 50% off Reward Nights at participating resorts in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Valid for stays from August 7th to October 27th, 2017.
8/2/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn Up to 45,000 Marriott Rewards Points Per Year Free Via Social Media
8/2/2017 Credit Cards I updated my info on the United Airlines credit cards. Best I can find for the personal card is 70K with the $95 annual fee not waived the first year and 40K with that fee waived. The 50K and 50K + $50 statement credit offer for the business card with the annual fee waived the first year is still available. All cards require spending $3,000 on them within the first 3 months.
8/1/2017 Other Programs I Like A reader told me about another survey program: Opinion Rewards Panel. Wyndham Rewards points - 500 for first survey. I added it to my lists.

The Rewards Network (iDine) bonus for American Airlines was extended and slightly improved. The bonus for the IHG® Rewards Club Dining were extended and much improved. The bonus for the Hilton program was extended. You may read about all the dining bonuses here.

7/31/2017 Buying Stuff American Airlines miles for joining Sam's Club.
7/31/2017 Other Programs I Like The Intercontinental Hotels Points Break page is now open for reservations through October 31, 2017. A large number of properties worldwide (including Holiday Inn Express properties) are now available for 5,000 points. So the 80,000 you received for the credit card could be worth 16 free nights. You are welcome.

Take surveys for miles:

  • OpinionMilesClub. United Airlines miles. 600 award miles when you join and complete your first survey.
  • The Opinion Terminal. Alaska Airlines miles. at least 400 Mileage Plan miles when you join & complete your first survey.
  • Opinions Take Flight. Hawaiian Airlines miles.
  • Valued Opinions. Southwest Airlines points. My link to the SWA website listing of this program says you can get SWA points for surveys. But the front page of Valued Opinions does not mention this. Perhaps you get the option later. Please tell me whether or not you find this to be true. Thanks.
  • PointsForSurveys. Jet Blue points - 400 for first survey.
  • Opinion Check-in. IHG Rewards Club points.
  • Opinion Rewards Panel. Wyndham Rewards points - 500 for first survey.
  • Miles for Thoughts. Spirit Airlines miles - 400 for first survey.
  • AskingCanadians. Air Canada miles.
  • E-Rewards. Lots of choices of airlines and hotels.
7/30/2017 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit provides one more way you might get the 75K American Express Business Gold card.
7/28/2017 Buying Stuff 1,000 Bonus Alaska Miles for first Groupon local purchase. Sign up through the above link, enter your Alaska Mileage Plan number, and then use the discount code ALASKAVIP at checkout.
7/28/2017 Credit Cards The 75,000 miles offer for the Virgin Atlantic credit card is back.

Apparently the 60K Delta Airlines credit card offers are gone. Please tell me if you can still find them. Thanks. The standard offers for the personal and business cards are 30k, but you might qualify for a 40K personal card. I show you how to find out and and describe the current offers here.

7/26/2017 Credit Cards Guide to Credit Card Application Rules at Major Banks. Many card issuers have restrictions on how many cards you can have and how many applications you may make over specified time limits.
7/26/2017 Student Programs Earn up to 50,000 JetBlue points or 50,000 Alaska Airlines miles when refinancing your student loans through SoFi. The Alaska offer is new. Be sure to compare rates to other offers. You may find that you would be paying too much for the points.
7/25/2017 Student Programs How Students with No Income Can Get a Credit Card. Apparently student loans are considered income by most CC companies.
7/25/2017 Buying Stuff Delta Airlines Back to School bonus.
  • 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150.
  • 1,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $350 or more.
7/24/2017 Buying Stuff Southwest Airlines Shopping Bonus July 24, 2017 through August 18, 2017:
  • 250 points for qualifying purchases of at least $125
  • 900 points for qualifying purchases of at least $300
  • 2,000 points for qualifying purchases of $550 or more
Compare to bonuses from other airline shopping portals, and to actual cash from the cash back portals (especially TopCashBack, my favorite).
7/24/2017 Credit Cards I updated the links to the 45K and 18K Wyndham Rewards credit cards. The former offers enough points for 3 free nights for the $75 annual fee. These cards are from Barclays, so they are not subject to the 5/24 rule.

I mentioned a number of times on this website the Chase reconsideration telephone number. A reader pointed out that this number is no longer in use. He provided the new number: 800-453-9719. This is the number to call if you are denied a credit card from Chase. They will tell you why there. Then often you can negotiate to get the card, perhaps by offering to lower your credit limit on other Chase cards, or by offering to close some of them.

Yes, I am very dependent on you, my readers, to help me keep this project up to date. Thank you.
7/23/2017 Buying Stuff American Airlines Back to School offer for its shopping portal July 17 through August 18, 2017:
  • 2,000 bonus miles when you spend $500
  • 1,000 bonus miles when you spend $300
  • 500 bonus miles when you spend $150
7/23/2017 Credit Cards If you are subject to the Chase 5/24 restriction and have any kind of account with Chase Bank, try this. It worked for both me and my S.O. this month for the excellent 50K Sapphire Preferred card offer..
  • Sign into your account.
  • In Account management > Profile & settings > Income, tell them your income.
  • Wait a week a so, then stop by your local branch. Ask what credit cards for which you are pre-approved. Any of those waive the 5/24 rule for you if you apply in-branch.
7/22/2017 Credit Cards Southwest Airlines credit cards update: The best offer I can find for the Premier card is 40,000 points. The Plus and Business cards are still 60K. The only reason I can find for applying for the Plus card is the lesser spend requirement. The standard offers for all three cards is 40K each. So I would grab the 60K ones now, as they may disappear soon.
7/21/2017 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping portal bonus. Spend $150, earn 500 miles. Spend $350, earn 1,500 miles. Spend $600, earn 3,000 miles. Those purchases are cumulative July 21, 20717 through August 18, 2017. If you can, wait for bonuses from other airline to appear, for comparison.
A caution for these bonuses. Be sure to compare the bonus with the cash back you could receive from one of the cash back portals. For example, although spending $150 on United's website would get you 500 miles, a typical 4% cash back at say, TopCashBack (my favorite) would get you $6 cash, pricing those miles at 1.2 cents/miles. It all depends on how you would spend those miles. For me, for part of a domestic cattle class award, the cash would be better. But for part of an international business class award, the miles clearly win.
7/21/2017 Credit Cards Improved 30K offer for the Amtrak credit card. The standard offer is 20K.
7/19/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 35% discount on award nights at certain luxury Starwood resort properties through March 5, 2018.

If you must actually pay money for a stay at a Holiday Inn Express property, register for triple or double points for 3+ night stays August 1 - September 30, 2017.

7/19/2017 Credit Cards The Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card increased its bonus offer to $150 after you spend $500 on purchases within 3 months from account opening. It offers
  • Unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase
  • 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 9 months. Balance transfers are not recommended due to high fees.
  • No annual fee
  • No annual fee
Double Membership Rewards Points at Many Retailers until Year’s End (Whole Foods, Rite Aid, Best Buy, Home Depot, Macy’s, Gap & More)
7/18/2017 Credit Cards If you are unable to get the 60,000 Delta Airlines miles offer for its personal and business credit cards, you might qualify for a 40K offer. The standard offer is 30K. All is explained here.
7/17/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 35% bonus for converting hotel points to Air Canada miles through August 21, 2017. View from the Wing shows us the math for some interesting uses of this offer.
7/17/2017 Credit Cards 40% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways or Iberia Avios through September 17, 2017.
7/16/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses [Targeted] Delta Promotion: Get 1,000 Bonus Miles For Each SkyMiles Partner You Use.
7/16/2017 Credit Cards As I anticipated, the 60K American Airlines credit card offers are still available, contrary to what some bloggers were telling us.

Special limited time offer for the American Express Everyday card: 15,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases in your first 3 months. But first read here to find out how you might get a 25K offer. The standard offer is 10K. Since there is no annual fee for this card, I keep it permanently to keep my MR points alive.

7/15/2017 Credit Cards Two readers provided referral links to the Delta Airlines 60,000 miles offer for its business card. So now you may read here how to access the 60K offers for both the personal and the business cards, probably through July 26, 2017.
7/14/2017 ?? Buy National Park Senior Pass Before $70 Price Hike on August 28. This is a super life time pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 years or older. You can purchase this card online, but the current wait time is nine weeks. All eligible Senior pass orders postmarked before August 27 will be processed at the $10 price.
7/12/2017 Credit Cards According to Deals We Like, the 60,000 miles offers for the Delta Airlines credit cards are still available until July 26, 2017 by referral. A referral link for the personal card, but not the business card, is provided there which appears to work. Or find a friend who can refer you (alas, not me). Please tell me if you have or find a referral link to the Delta Business Card. Thanks.

Bloggers are saying, loudly, that the 60K American Airlines credit card offers will change tomorrow, Thursday, July 13, 2017. I assume that if this happens, the change will be for the worse (but I don't know that). I see no mention of this date on the offer, so it may be that the only change will be that the bloggers can no longer earn a commission for them. We shall see.

7/12/2017 Buying Stuff How To Get Wine For $2 Per Bottle With Amex Offer And 50% Discount. You can find cards earning American Express Membership Rewards here.
7/12/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines flash sale of award tickets: Explore the USA starting at 20,000 miles* round trip (plus taxes and fees) when you book by 11:59pm ET today and travel from September 6 through October 31, 2017.
7/10/2017 Credit Cards The 5,000 miles offer from Alaska Airlines for joining and then taking a flight was extended to September 30, 2017.
7/9/2017 Credit Cards This reddit post suggests you might see a 100,000 points offer for the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG® Rewards Club) credit card if you log into your IHG account and look under your points balance. Else, the 80K offer seems to be the best available today.
7/7/2017 Other Programs I Like The Rewards Network (iDine) new member offers have changed for Delta and United Airlines.
I suggest that everyone who might possibly dine at a restaurant sign up for one or more of the Rewards Network airline or hotel programs. Note that the only place that the bonus for a particular restaurant will be mentioned is on the Rewards Network website. You will not see it advertised elsewhere or on a sign on the door. So at least sign up and be surprised.
7/6/2017 Credit Cards The excellent 80,000 points Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG® Rewards Club) credit card offer is back. $1,000 spent requirement, 5,000 more points for adding your first authorized user. The $49 annual fee is waived the first year. I recommend that you pay it after that, as it gives you a free night.

Today I received 40,000 points offer by email from Southwest Airlines for its credit card. But the 60,000 points offers for all three of its cards are still available. Get a personal and a business version of these and receive the coveted companion pass. You are welcome.

The $100 bonus offer for the Fidelity 2% cash back credit card is still available via a phone call.

6/30/2017 ?? It is often best to buy your plane ticket in the foreign currency, using your credit card that does not charge a fee for doing this. I have often successfully done this. Years ago, I discovered that a local ticket bought in New Zealand was much cheaper than the same ticket bought in the U.S. So I contacted a New Zealand travel agent to buy me one there. Still much cheaper, even after the shipping fee. (It was a paper ticket, which tells you how long ago that was.)
6/30/2017 Credit Cards Despite the screen shot of a facebook post saying that the excellent 60K offers for the Southwest Airlines credit cards will end June 29, 2017, the 60K offers are still available today.

Despite the blogger post that said the Hyatt card bonus would change from 2 free nights to 40K points, the former is still available. The 40K offer can be found here. It's the one currently on Hyatt's website.

6/28/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register, then stay twice between July 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017, to receive a free stay on a Friday night, or 10,000 Bonus Club Carlson Gold Points. Repeat twice for a total of 3 Friday night stays or 30,000 points. Carlson Hotels includes Radisson Hotels, Park Plaza, park inn, and Country Inns and Suites.
6/26/2017 Buying Stuff 500 Hilton HHonors points for shopping at Hilton's shopping portal. Offer valid starting June 25th, 2017 and only to first 2,500 Hilton Honors™ members who do not currently receive the Hilton Honors Shop-to-Earn Newsletter, who provide a valid email address and who complete a qualifying purchase of $100 or more on the Hilton Honors Shop-to-Earn Mall.
6/26/2017 ?? Flights to Europe from $90 one-way
6/24/2017 Other Programs I Like The special 2,000 points bonus for new members of the Rewards Network (iDine) - IHG Rewards Club was extended to July 31, 2017. I think most of the airline offers are better. You may read about all of them here.
6/24/2017 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit posts a screen shot of a facebook post saying that the excellent 60K offers for the Southwest Airlines credit cards will end June 29, 2017.
6/23/2017 Buying Stuff TopCashBack offers 12% cash back for Walmart and BeFrugal through tomorrow. TopCashBack regularly offers the best cash back deals for online shopping through its portal. It is my favorite shopping portal. Today only they are offering double their regular cash back rates for a large number of merchants. I see rates from 6% to 50%, with most in the teens and twenties. First please join here (which helps me at no cost to you - thanks), then take a look.
6/23/2017 Credit Cards The regular bonus for the Chase Freedom card is $150. But some are finding a better offer ($300 or $325) at their Chase branches. The card offers 5% Cash Back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases at select categories each quarter. New categories every quarter, which you must activate.
6/22/2017 ?? Need to Change Hilton Reservation? Call to Keep Same Points Price (Don’t Change Online)
6/21/2017 Credit Cards One Mile at a Time says that the two free nights stay bonus for the Hyatt credit card will change to 40,000 points on June 29, 2017. It gives a good analysis of which bonus is better for what you want.
6/20/2017 Credit Cards FrequentMiler tells us how to get mega increased bonuses for these cards:
Starwood Preferred Guest 30K points after $3K spend in 3 months
(current standard offer is 25K points after $3K spend)

Amex EveryDay 25K Membership Rewards points after $2K spend in 3 months
(current standard offer is 10K points after $1K spend)

Amex EveryDay Preferred 30K Membership Rewards points after $2K spend in 3 months
(current standard offer is 15K points after $1K spend)

Premier Rewards Gold 50K Membership Rewards points after $2K spend in 3 months
(current standard offer is 25K points after $2K spend)

Blue Cash Everyday $250 after $1K spend in 3 months
(current standard offer is $100 after $1K spend)

Blue Cash Preferred $250 after $1K spend in 3 months
(current standard offer is $150 after $1K spend)

6/19/2017 Credit Cards All of the Alaska Airline credit cards offers I list for personal cards for U.S. residents now include this LIMITED TIME OFFER: Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ Buy one ticket, get one for just the taxes and fees ($0 fare plus taxes and fees from just $22) after you make $1,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening. There are no blackout dates. So you can now get 30,000 miles plus $100 statement credit plus the companion fare, all for the $75 annual fee and $1,000 of spending on the card within the first three months. The Alaska Airlines miles program is one of my very favorites. It is not a member of any alliance, yet has a large number of partner airlines on which you can get flights with Alaska miles. All of Alaska's award tickets are one way, with a stopover options, meaning on any round trip you can get two open jaws and two stopovers. I mentioned previously how I used these to get to the best of all the organized travels I have experienced - the 14 day UnCruise adventure in Alaska.

PayPal offers a free 2% cash back credit card. I now list six 2% cash back cards, one 2.5% cash back card with limited availability, and one 5% cash back card for gasoline purchases. I love the competition.

6/18/2017 ?? Over 62? Be sure to get the America the Beautiful lifetime Senior Pass for $10. This provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies, including all National Parks. On online comment indicates that the price will increase to $80 soon.
6/18/2017 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit tells us how to find a 50,000 miles Hawaiian Airlines offer for its credit card. The regular offer is for 35,000 miles. The 50K offer could get you a round trip ticket to Hawaii from the mainland, plus two inter-island trips, for the $89 annual fee. But you would probably have to be quite patient and flexible to find those award tickets.
6/16/2017 Credit Cards I list a couple of cards for people trying to build a good credit history. The 80,000 points offer for the Hilton American Express card was extended to the end of the year. The Hilton Citi Visa cards are no longer available online, but this reddit thread says you can still call in for it. 800-514-5614.
6/16/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to receive 15% back when you book now through June 19, 2016, for travel using points through July 31, 2017.

First log in with your Club Carlson membership number, then go here to get an exclusive 30% off and 2,500 bonus Gold Points per stay on top of the regular earning. This offer is for stays between June 19 and September 3, 2017. Book by June 25, 2017.

3,000 Free Points For Joining Cambodia Angkor Air’s AngkorWards

6/13/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Fly Delta Airlines to Canada for 20,000 miles round trip (plus taxes and fees) through 11:59pm ET June 14, 2017 only.
6/13/2017 Credit Cards Making a large purchase? Want a free loan? The Wells Fargo Platinum Visa Card offers 0% Intro APR for 18 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a 15.90%-25.74% variable APR; balance transfer fees apply, so doing that is not a good idea.
6/11/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Join the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ before July 31, 2017, and complete your first flight with them (Alaska or Virgin America) by September 30, 2017, to receive 5,000 bonus miles.
6/10/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Nordic Choice Hotels will match your status with Hilton Hotels 1 April to 30 September 2017. Nordic Choice is the Scandinavian branch of Choice Hotels. (Via rewardscanada)
6/9/2017 ?? One way flights from US to Europe from $55 and Europe to US from 65 Euro in June.
6/9/2017 Buying Stuff United Airlines Summer shopping bonus: Spend $150 through its shopping portal, earn 500 miles. Spend $350, earn 15,000 miles. Those purchases are cumulative June 9 - June 23, 2017. I suggest waiting a few days to see what United's competitors come up with.
6/9/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Virgin Atlantic will match your status with any other airline.
6/8/2017 Credit Cards The current standard offer for both the personal and the business American Airlines credit cards is 60,000 miles. But they added a second option for both cards: 50,000 miles plus a $100 statement credit for American Airlines purchases. Both have $3,000 spend requirement, and both offer extra valuable goodies. You may read about them here.

The standard offer for the Hilton Credit card is 40,000 points. But I post one for 50K. You may read about them here. You are welcome.

6/7/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 25% bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Hawaiian Airlines Miles through June 21, 2017.

Register to earn 1,000 Air Canada Aeroplan miles per stay at Best Western properties June 1- August 31, 2017. Compare to miles from other Airlines for stays.

6/6/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to receive double Alaska Airline miles for flights on partner airlines between June 1, 2017, and September 30, 2017. Of course you must tell the partner airline to credit your flight miles to Alaska.
  • Update: Flights must be flown in the eligible economy classes of service listed.

Connect your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles to your Marriott Rewards® account for 50 points each (a total of 150 points).

6/5/2017 Buying Stuff Log in to find out how many bonus miles you are offed for shopping at American Airlines' shopping portal Jun 5 - 30,2017.
6/4/2017 Credit Cards The 80K and 60K Citibank Hilton credit card offers seem to be gone. The standard 40K offer does not contain an explicit 24-month restriction. Read about all the Hilton credit card offers here.
  • Opps. I fixed the link to the 40K offer that does not contain an explicit 24-month restriction. Sorry about that.
The current regular offer for the Delta personal card is 60,000 miles plus a $50 statement credit. But you might find a better 60K offer with a $100 statement credit by making a fake booking on Delta.com.
6/2/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn 1,000 bonus miles for your choice of airlnes for joining Marriott Rewards® today. Plus, earn double miles on your stays between June 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.— up to 35,000 bonus miles.
6/1/2017 Credit Cards Citibank Hilton credit card offers end at the end of this year. So you have until then to get yours. After that, American Express will have exclusive rights to issue Hilton cards. Currently you can get both the Citi and the Hilton cards, for free mega points.

The 80K Hilton American Express card offer was scheduled to end yesterday, but it is still online today. Hurry. Be sure to take a screen shot of the offer and copy the URL.

  • Update: The T&C's say "If your application is not received by 5/31/2017, you will not be eligible for the 80,000 Hilton HonorsTM Bonus Points offer even if your application is approved".
5/31/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn 1,000 Hilton HHonors points for a stay at a Tru Hotel brand property before December 31, 2017. Limit one stay. Tru Hotels is a small Hilton hotel brand, targeted towards millennial budget travelers.
5/31/2017 Finance Earn up to 50,000 JetBlue points when refinancing your student loans through SoFi. Be sure to compare rates to other offers. You may find that you would be paying to much for the points. See my section on student finance for other ways to pay for your college education. And my page for students for other info useful to same.
5/31/2017 Credit Cards The AAdvantage® Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard from Barclay Bank now offers a sign-up bonus of 50,000 American Airlines miles after first purchase and payment of the $95 annual fee (not waived the first year). That's 0.19 cent per mile - very cheap. The 60,000 miles offers for the Citibank American Airlines personal and business cards are still available. The annual fee is waived for these for the first year, but they have a $3,000 minimum spend requirement. You should be able to get all three cards, for a total of 160,000 miles. That should get you to most places in the world, perhaps several times.

All three Southwest Airlines credit cards (Plus, Premier, and Business) now offer 60,000 points each. This is a super opportunity to get the coveted companion pass. Read about all of this and get the links here.

5/30/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Booking.com - $40 back on $80 or more. I really like Booking.com. They list lots of properties not listed elsewhere, like B&B's and small hotels. When you book with them, the property booked is promptly notified of your booking, so you can check with them to verify that they received it. I know of no other third party booking companies that do this.

Doctor of Credit offers his readers $25 off for first booking at Booking.com. So he suggests that you use this one first, and then the $40 off your next one,as it doesn't require that it be your first booking.

You can earn airline miles instead of points for stays at Choice Hotels properties. Currently they are offering bonuses for American Airlines and Air Canada.

5/29/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn double British Airways Avios for British Airways flights from UK and Ireland regional airports to Europe. Book before 12 June 2017 and fly before 25 November 2017.

Airberlin topbonus: up to 1000 miles free bonus. Click on the appropriate flag at the top to change languages. Ends August 31, 2017.

5/29/2017 Buying Stuff TopCashBack regularly offers the best cash back deals for online shopping through its portal. It is my favorite shopping portal. Today only they are offering double their regular cash back rates for a large number of merchants. I see rates from 6% to 50%, with most in the teens and twenties. First please join here (which helps me at no cost to you - thanks), then take a look.
5/28/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn double Air Canaca Aeroplan Miles for select round-trip flights between Canada and the U.S. Register and book by June 16, 2017, for travel until November 30, 2017.
5/26/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for bonus points for paid flights between New York City area airports (JFK, LGA, EWR and HPN) and anywhere else in JetBlue's network of destinations. Fly by July 17, 2017. And register here for the same deal for flights you fly between Boston or Worcester and anywhere else in JetBlue's network of destinations by July 23, 2017.
  • Fly one roundtrip flight (or 2 one-way flights) and earn 1,000 bonus points
  • Fly a second roundtrip flight (or 2 more one-way flights) and earn an additional 2,000 bonus points
  • Fly a third roundtrip flight (or 4 more one-way flights) and earn an additional 3,000 bonus points
5/25/2017 Credit Cards The Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express has changed its offer:
  • LIMITED TIME OFFER: Earn 20,000 points after you spend at least $3,000 in your first 3 months of Card Membership
  • 2X points on all qualifying purchases on the first $50,000 for the first year. That's an additional 1 point per dollar spent on purchases.
  • 0.0% introductory APR on purchases for 12 months, then a variable rate based on your creditworthiness as determined at the time of account opening.
  • No Annual Fee
  • Best I can tell, the 20K offer is available only though blogger affiliate channels. This is very unusual. You are welcome.
I was told by an Amex service rep that indeed having this card enables me to transfer points from Blue cards to airlines, unlike previous Blue cards. To confirm all of this for yourself, call Membership Rewards at 800-297-3276, then say "representative". So now there are two Amex cards with no annual fee and earning regular Membership Rewards points. The other one is the personal EveryDay Credit Card. It also offers an up front bonus. The advantage of these two cards as they keep your Membership Rewards account alive so long as you have the cards. I make sure to put a charge on them every once in a while just to keep them from cancelling them for lack of use.

Bank of America increased its bonus to $150 after $500 in purchases within 60 days of account opening for its BankAmericard Cash Rewards Credit Card. It still offers

  • 3% cash back on purchases at gas stations
  • 2% cash back on purchases at grocery stores and wholesale clubs
  • 1% cash back on all other purchases
  • Annual cap of $250,000 on combined gas station and office supply store purchases; then 1% earn rate after that.
  • 0% Introductory APR for 12 billing cycles for purchases and for any balance transfers made in the first 60 days. Balance transfer is not recommended due to high fee.
  • Get a 10% customer bonus every time you redeem your cash back into a Bank of America® checking or savings account.
  • No annual fee
  • 3% fee for foreign transactions.
The business version of this card offers a $200 bonus, but no special APR.