What's New?

I will attempt to list all new additions and changes on this web site here for at least the last three months or so. (But no guarantee that I won't forget to list a few.) So go ahead and use your miles to take that three month trip around the world. You can catch up when you return. (Well, at least some of the offers will still be around.)

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DATE LOCATION ITEM
1/27/2023 Credit Cards The bonus for acquiring either of the Intercontinental Hotels Group personal credit cards was increased to 175,000 points. This is my favorite lodging points program. IHG properties are most everywhere in the world.
1/24/2023 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Some help with Swaqbucks: Participants in the Swagbucks program should sign-up with Swag Codes Spoiler, which sends an email whenever a swagcode is posted. Easy. This page tells you how to do this. Also, about once a week Swagbucks will send out a message saying Money Maker on it, offering 5 SB's for simply clicking on the message. This works. Super easy.

Enter a swag code by clicking on your points in the upper right corner of the home page, then on Redeem Swag Code.

The Swagbucks program is a super easy way to earn a bit of money. It provides "Bucks" for searches, entering special SwagCodes, doing a daily one question survey (often fun), shopping (a pretty good shopping portal), referring others, interacting on Swagbuck's Facebook page, commenting on Swagbucks's blog, and other stuff. Bucks can be redeemed for a very large selection of gift cards and other goodies. Bucks transfer to $.01 each when used to purchase gift cards - more if you wait for the monthly sale of Amazon and Visa gift cards. You may read about the Swagbucks program here.

You and I get a bonus for using my link to sign up. Thanks.

1/23/2023 ?? Very funny song about cheap flights. Enjoy.
1/23/2023 Credit Cards I list a link to a 72,000 miles Alaska Airlines credit card offer. Compare to other offers, like the 70K + $100 + 10% one. The standard offer seems to be 70K. You are welcome.
1/23/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses If you must actually pay money for a stay at an Intercontintal Hotels Group property (Holiday Inn, etc.), register to receive 2,000 points for every 2 nights 18th January 2023 until 8th February 2023.​
1/19/2023 ?? Hawaiian Airlines offers main cabin fares between islands of as low as $39 through tomorow, January 20, 2023. There are lots of ways to get to those islands with miles.

Earn 10x HawaiianMiles Miles per $1 spent on the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard for Hawaiian Airlines interisland flights. Book by Feb 1, 2023 for travel through to the end of the schedule.

1/18/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses 1,000 miles for simply joining the Delta Airlines Skymiles program.
  • After you sign up, be sure to claim the miles you earned on your recent flight at https://www.delta.com/acctactvty/mileagecredit.action. You’ll be able to request credit for any flights you’ve taken with Delta Air Lines in the past 9 months.
1/18/2023 Credit Cards The Alaska Airlines personal credit card offer was increased to 70,000 miles. It annual fee was increased to $75. They added bonus miles for certain purchases. The companion fare offer now requires a spend of $6,000. I provice a link to the same offer plus a $100 statement credit, plus a 10% rewards bonus on all miles earned from card purchases if you have an eligible Bank of America® account. rewards bonus on all miles earned from card purchases if you have an eligible Bank of America® account.
  • The 62K offer with a $75 annual fee is still available. It does not have a spend requirement for the companion fare.
1/18/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses 1,000 miles for simply joining the Delta Airlines Skymiles program.
  • After you sign up, be sure to claim the miles you earned on your recent flight at https://www.delta.com/acctactvty/mileagecredit.action. You’ll be able to request credit for any flights you’ve taken with Delta Air Lines in the past 9 months.
1/18/2023 Buying Stuff Shopping bonus. Up to 1,200 extra miles for shopping at the Alaska Airlines shopping portal through January 27, 2023.
  • I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers.
1/12/2023 ?? You can travel from Los Angeles to Hawaii on Delta Airlines starting at just 9,000 SkyMiles round-trip in basic economy, but the dates are pretty limited. It might be worthwhile searching for miles awards to Hawaii from other places through Los Angeles. This is part of the fun of this hobby.
1/11/2023 Buying Stuff American Airlines Shopping bonus. Up to 1,000 miles, through January 19, 2023.
  • I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers.
1/11/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses Save 20% on award nights at Intercontinental Hotels Group.
  • This is my favorite lodging points program. IHG properties are most everywhere in the world.
If you must actually pay money for lodging here, register now to earn 5,000 points on eligible stays at any Radisson's hotels across the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean from January 10 through March 20, 2023.

Amtrak sale: Buy One Adult Fare within New York state, Get One Free Every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday in January & February.

Amtrak rail pass sale through January 20, 2023. 10 rides for $299. The pass validity period is 120 days following the date of your purchase. Once you travel on your first segment, you will have 30 days before your pass expires.

1/11/2023 Other Programs I Like Collect British Airways Avios with Heathrow Express. 5 Avios / £1.
1/9/2023 Buying Stuff Bonus for shopping at United Airlines portal through January 18, 2023. Up to 1,000 bonus miles.
  • I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers.
1/5/2023 ?? As Low as $99 One Way Between Hawaii and United States Mainland 2023 — Purchase Today Only
1/3/2023 ?? Alaska Airlines fare sale - as low as $39 one way. Ends Thursday.
1/2/2023 Credit Cards 20% bonus for transfer of American Express Membership Rewards points to Hawaiian Airlines miles through January 31, 2023.
1/2/2023 Other Programs I Like Marriott's Eat Around Town bonus was extended and greatly improved. Compare to other dining programs. I updated that way out of date section today. You may use different credit cards to register for more than one.
  • Everyone who might dine at restaurant should register one or more credit cards with a Rewards Network (iDine)program. Restaurants advertise the miles bonuses for dining with them only on their own sections of the Rewards Network website. No sign on the door, no mention in their ads. So even if you don't actively seek miles this way, you might get a pleasant surprise. I describe the program here.
1/2/2023 ?? Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
12/22/2022 Other Programs I Like Earn Double SkyMiles With Lyft on Airport Rides in the United States. You may compare to other miles offers from Lyft in my my section on ground transportation
12/22/2022 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn a free domestic flight in Vietnam with Bamboo Airways at no cost to you. I highly recommend visiting Vietnam. The Overseas Adventure Travel tour of the country was one of the best of many I have taken. You may read about that company and receive a discount from them by clicking on Places Gary Has Visited in the left menu.
12/11/2022 ?? All You Can Fly In Asia 2023 For As Low As $199. Australia and other countries can be added for $599. Must purchase your subscription by today, Sunday, December 11, 2022.

REAL ID Full Enforcement Date Extended Yet Again

Hawaiian Airlines set to launch route to Cook Islands in May. There are good Hawaiian Airlines Credit card offers here.

Air France KLM Introduces New Award Chart, Free Stopovers.

Alaska Mileage Plan “Coast To Elite Status” Promo. Alaska Mileage Plan has announced a “Coast to Elite Status” promotion, specifically targeted at members based in California. With this:


Mileage Plan members can earn MVP status after completing two qualifying roundtrips
Mileage Plan members can earn MVP Gold status after completing four qualifying roundtrips
Only transcontinental flights from California qualify for this offer.

Indonesia Banning Premarital Sex & Cohabitation, in particular Bali. So if you are going to share a room with someone, be sure you are married to that person.

Avoid British Airways Fuel Surcharges With Cathay Pacific Miles. Cathay Pacific Asia Miles partners with a few major transferable points currencies — you can transfer rewards at a 1:1 ratio from Amex Membership Rewards, Capital One, and Citi ThankYou.

12/11/2022 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn bonus points for paid stays at Choice Hotels properties by December 31, 2022.

Register to earn bonus points for paid stays at Best Western properties through February 5, 2023.

12/8/2022 ?? Book today: JetBlue flash sale with $25 one-way flights.
12/8/2022 Credit Cards The AAdvantage® AviatorTM Red World Elite MasterCard from Barclay Bank now offers a 60,000 miles bonus and waives the annual fee the first year. There is no minimum spend requirement. Just do the first spend on the card.

30% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Reward points to Virgin Atlantic.

12/7/2022 Registration and Other Bonuses 25% Off Southwest Paid And Award Holiday Flights Booked By Tonight
12/2/2022 Credit Cards Chase has new targeted spending offers for many cards you might have for spend through February 28, 2023. You’ll need to register first (the links were shamelessly stolen from Doctor of Credit, but reformatted). I found them on Miles Earn and Burn. Click on that link to get the links to the offers.
– Ink: 15,000 bonus points after $15,000 in spend
– Ink: 5,000 bonus points after $5,000 in spend
– Hyatt: 5,000 bonus points after $5,000 in spend
– United: 5,000 bonus points after $5,000 in spend
– Southwest: 5,000 bonus points after $5,000 in spend
– IHG: 5,000 bonus points after $5,000 in spend
It’s worth checking chase.com/mybonus for other cards too, especially Freedoms and Sapphires.
12/1/2022 Finance American Express Business Checking
  • 60,000 Membership Rewards Points.
  • It pays 1.3% APY on balances of up to $500K.
  • Membership Rewards points can only be redeemed for deposits into your checking account, unless you have another card earning Membership Rewards points, in which case they could be redeemed the same way as there (meaning you could potentially transfer them to airline & hotel partners).
  • Read the details to see what you have to do to get all this.
  • No monthly maintenance fees for keeping an account, and no domestic ACH fees, domestic incoming wire fees, or international incoming ACH fees.
  • Yes, you can order paper checks for this account
  • Looks easy to me. I don't see what's not to like about this.
Bask Bank is now offering 2 miles/$1 saved and maintained for 1 year. Elsewhere the terms and conditions say miles will be awarded monthly. They have been awarding me 2 miles/month for my $20 deposit. This automatically keeps my AA account active. Also, there is a 5,000 miles bonus available for this account.
11/30/2022 Credit Cards The no annual fee IHG Rewards Traveler Credit Card now offers a 120,000 points bonus. Other IHG cards have a slightly larger bonus, but charge an annual fee. You may read about the IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) credit card offers here.
11/30/2022 Other Programs I Like I have a section especially for college students, including info on student credit cards. One of these in particular is Journey Student Rewards from Capital One
  • 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 25% bonus each month you pay your bill on time has.
  • No annual fee
  • No foreign currency transaction fee
  • Access to your monthly credit score
  • An interactive tracking tool to help monitor your credit
It is very important for students to establish an excellent credit record as soon as possible. Establishing a good credit score now can get you good mortgage and car loan rates later, good insurance rates, and even make the difference between getting and not getting a job. Employers like people with a history of being honest and paying their bills on time, and so many do check the credit scores of applicants. And of course a good credit score will help you get the excellent miles producing credit cards I list on this website.
11/30/2022 ?? Ends today: Alaska Airlines has some really good fares, as low as $29.
11/30/2022 ?? What you should know about staying in a hostel and how to maximise your stay.
In my younger days I stayed in a few hostels, and enjoyed most of them. This website has section on cheap lodging. It is years out of date and I don't intend to update it, but the links there could still be useful. Click on Gary's Cheap Travel Hints in the left menu, then on Cheap Lodging.
11/28/2022 Other Programs I Like One Dollar Fares On Megabus are Available Now Through May 2 2023 — But Hurry
Megabus offers very low fares (as low as $1) for bus transportation within the U.S. and within the U.K. Click on the flag of location in which you want to travel. In the U.S. the routes are with the eastern half of the country, east coast to MN and TX.
11/25/2022 Credit Cards The no annual fee Ink Business Cash® and the Ink Business Unlimited credit cards now offer $900 cash back after spending $6,000 on purchases within 3 months of account opening. This is paid in the form of 90,000 Ultimate Rewards points. If you have an Ultimate Rewards card whose points transfer to airline miles and hotel points, then you can combine the points from your Ink business card into your Sapphire Reserve account. Then you’re able to transfer the points to any of Chase’s airline and hotel transfer partners, or redeem them at elevated value through the Chase travel portal.

The 100,000 points offer for the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card is still available.

11/23/2022 Registration and Other Bonuses Intercontinental Hotels Group: Download the app through December 2, 2022. Get 1,000 points. For some reason this link works for me in Google Chrome, but not in Firefox.
11/19/2022 Other Programs I Like In addition to the programs I mentioned earlier, you can also link your Lyft account to various Chase accounts to earn bonus points and Pink status.. See my section on ground transportation.
11/18/2022 Credit Cards I show you how to find a 62,000 miles offer for the Alaska Airlines personal credit card. The standard offer is 40K. You are welcome.
11/9/2022 Other Programs I Like In addition to the Alaska and Hilton programs I mentioned earlier, you can also link your Lyft account to your Delta Airlines account to earn 1 mile/$1 spent. See my section on ground transportation.
11/12/2022 Credit Cards American Express Employee Card Offers - miles or cash for spending on them. If you have one, call to see if you are eligible for any of these.
11/12/2022 ?? National Park Service: Free Lifetime Pass For Veterans & Gold Star Families
11/10/2022 Registration and Other Bonuses Fly Alaska Airlines - ski free.
11/10/2022 Credit Cards Enroll and earn 1,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $500 in eligible purchases on your Hilton Honors American Express Card through February 28, 2023, up to 10,000 Points. Terms apply.
You may find info and links to the Hilton credit cards here
11/10/2022 Finance Marcus (by Goldman Sachs) offers 3% (3.1% APY) for its online savings account. If you use my referral link, you (and I) get an extra 1% for 3 months. Valid through September 30, 2022.
11/9/2022 ?? Warning: You’ll Need a New Real ID to Fly in 6 Months
11/9/2022 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to enjoy double British Airways Avios on its flights and those operated by its partners, American Airlines, Iberia, and Finnair, when travelling between Europe and North America between now and 31 January 2023.
11/9/2022 Credit Cards Lufthansa increased its credit card offer to 80,000 miles.
11/9/2022 Other Programs I Like Link your Alaska Mileage Plan and Lyft accounts to earn 1 Alaska Airlines mile per $1 spent on all Lyft rides.

Link your Hilton Honors and Lyft accounts to earn 3 Points per $1 spent on Lyft rides (economy, luxury and extra seats). Earn 2 Points per $1 spent on shared Lyft rides. Also, redeem your Hilton Honors Points for Lyft credits.

Miles Earn and Burn says you can earn 235 American Airlines miles on a $15 Uber ride, one time.

Get 465 American Airlines Miles on your next Uber Eats order of $25 or more purchased through the Uber Eats app. Details from Doctor of Credit.

11/8/2022 ?? $0 Base Fare Frontier Airlines Tickets, Act Before Midnight Tonight Eastern
11/8/2022 Credit Cards The Alaska Airlines personal credit card bonus was increased to 70,000 miles.

Amtrak offers a free credit card with a 12,000 points bonus and card with 30,000 points bonus, but with an annual fee of $99. Both offer extra goodies.

11/7/2022 Credit Cards The Delta Airlines personal credit card bonus was increased to 65,000 mils, and the business card to 70,000 miles. Both offers expire Wednesday November 9. You should be able to get both cards. You should be able to get somewhere nice for 135,000 miles.
11/06/2022 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Cause Swagbucks increased its offerings for SoFi activities.
  • A total of 43,000 Swagbucks for various SoFi activities, starting with opening a bank account. Very interesting. Those SBs are worth $430 - more if you wait for the monthly sale prices for Amazon and Visa gift cards. Enter SoFi in the Swagbucks search engine.
  • 22,000 Swagbucks for opening a SoFi account and doing payroll direct deposits of more than $200 each. Up to 3% interest. Enter SoFi in the Swagbucks search box. Those 22,000 Swagbucks are worth at least $220, more if you wait for the monthly sales of Amazon and Visa gift cards.
  • 20,000 Swagbucks for opening a Better Invest account. No commission fees. Trade stocks and ETFs, buy crypto, or buy fractional shares. Those 20,000 Swagbucks are worth at least $200, more if you wait for the monthly sales of Amazon and Visa gift cards.
  • 1,000 Swagbucks for getting a free credit score. Those 1,000 Swagbucks are worth at least $10, more if you wait for the monthly sales of Amazon and Visa gift cards.
  • You may read about the Swagbucks program here. It is a very easy way to earn a bit of money, and a pretty good shopping portal. There is a way to receive a $10 bonus for using my link, and this helps me at no cost to you. Thanks.
11/4/2022 Buying Stuff American Airlines is finally offering bonuses for shopping at its online portal.
Compare to other airline shopping portal offers and to the cash back portal offers.
11/4/2022 Credit Cards Southwest Airlines increased its offer for both of its personal credit cards to 75,000 points and added hotels to its 2x bonuses.
11/2/2022 ?? Ends tomorrow: Southwest Airlines is offering 30% off Hawaii base fares when you use promo code GOHAWAII30.
11/2/2022 Credit Cards Chase Ultimate Rewards offers bonuses for transferring its points to
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club 30% Bonus through November 12, 2022.
  • Air Canada Aeroplan 30% bonus through November 30, 2022.
  • Marriott 40% bonus through December 20, 2022.
11/2/2022 Buying Stuff Delta, United, Alaska, and Southwest Airlines are offering bonuses for shopping at their online portals.
Compare to other airline shopping portal offers and to the cash back portal offers.

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