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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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11/18/2019 Credit Cards $200 Airfares Round Trip to Australia? Yes — But…. Today through November 21, 2019.
11/14/2019 Credit Cards The Business Green Rewards Card from American Express now offers 15,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases. The $95 annual fee is now waived the first year.
11/14/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Radisson Rewards is offering a 20% rebate on all award redemptions when you book by November 20, 2019 for stays completed November 22, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Details.
11/13/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for business class tickets to Europe for 98,000 miles. Book by tomorrow. Fly December 24, 2019 - April 18, 2020. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
11/11/2019 ?? 99% off for everyone on Frontier Flights with this Veterans Day Sale.
11/11/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses 5,000 Hilton points for listening to a phone sales pitch on Hilton Vacations. Please tell me about your experience with this. How long do you have to stay on the phone? Do you have to interact with someone, or just listen? Is it a recorded pitch, or live? When do you give them your Hilton account number, before or after the pitch? Is this a time-share program? Thanks.
11/10/2019 Buying Stuff SimpliSafe offers 14,000 American Airlines miles for buying its home security system.

Vinesse Wine Clubs offers up to 4,000 American Airlines miles for joining. Compare to all the wine offers with miles bonuses.

11/10/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Free 100 Iberia Avios. Click on "Participate". Remember that Avios can be transferred between Iberia, British Airways, and Aer Lingus.
11/9/2019 Credit Cards I updated the listings for the Marriott credit cards. Up to 75,000 points bonus. The 30K card is free.
11/9/2019 ?? You can visit every U.S. National Park for free on Monday. There are many other free or discounted passes available - military, seniors, 4th graders, disabled, volunteers. For years I have held the Senior Pass for free admission. I bought it when it was only $10.
  • Probably there is still some Fall color to the east side of Yosemite. Take all of the small roads towards the mountains from U.S. 395 in an around Lee Vining. Also be sure to take in Mono Lake, especially the tufas - my favorites are in the local park on the north side. And then perhaps take a side trip to Bodie, the best preserved old mining town in the West. (It looks like the dirt part of the road has been much improved since the last time I visited this fascinating place.)

Mastercard Offering Free MTA Subway Rides In NYC - Through December

11/9/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for tickets to lots of places domestic and worldwide. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
11/8/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights from Seattle, New York, and Boston to warm places late January - as low as 5,000 miles.
11/7/2019 Credit Cards Chase bank has improved its offer for the United Airlines personal credit card: 40,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, plus an additional 25,000 miles after spending $10,000 total on purchases in the first 6 months from account opening.
11/7/2019 Buying Stuff Register to earn extra miles for purchases on your Citi American Airlines credit card for purchases at certain retailers.
11/7/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses British Aiways miles award sale: Book a reward flight in economy (World Traveller) or premium economy (World Traveller Plus) cabins before 21 November 2019, for travel between 7 November 2019 and 30 April 2020. Alternatively, for a more premium experience, you can fly in business (Club World) or First cabins, for 10% fewer Avios.

25% Bonus on Southwest Credit Card Spend. Targeted. Log in to see if you are eligible.

Show your Starbucks cup while boarding an Alaska Airline flight to receive priority boarding today through November 10, 2019.

11/5/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Amtrak sale: From November 5 to November 7, 2019, you can get 60% off many fares nationally for holiday travel anytime between November 11 to November 24, 2019.
11/4/2019 Shopping Wyndham Hotel's Wyndham Rewards shop online page offers 2X points December 2, 2019. If Compare to miles from airline's portals.
11/3/2019 Credit Cards The standard offer for the Delta Airlines personal American Express card was reduced to 30,000 miles +$50. But I can still refer you to a 60,000 miles + $50 offer. Details.

I added the American Express Blue Cash Preferred® Card, because of its $300 cash back offer and its excellent cash back features (up to 6%) for certain categories. This makes the card competitive to the free American Express Blue Cash Everyday card for at least the first year, even thought it has a $95 annual fee.

11/2/2019 Credit Cards CapitalOne offers credit cards earn CapitalOne "miles", which transfer to real airline miles to a large number of airlines, usually at a ratio of 1,000:750. It appear that we could transfer in such a way that would get us a ticket on any alliance partner, which means on most any major airline. Some cards earn 2 "miles" per $1 spent, meaning 1.5 airline miles spent. Some cards offer mega-bonuses.
  • A 20% bonus on transfers to Air France KL Flying Blue is offered through November 30, 2019. American Express, Citibank, Chase and Capital One all have Air France KLM as a transfer partner. Flying Blue is a member of Sky Team, which includes Delta Airlines
Amex is offering a 20% bonus for transferring Membership Rewards points to Qantas November 30, 2019. Log in to see the offer.
11/1/2019 Buying Stuff 1,500, or 3,500 bonus miles for purchase of various amounts at the American Airlines shopping portal through November 21, 2019. Details.

300, 750, or 1,500 bonus miles for purchase of various amounts at the United Airlines shopping portal through November 21, 2019. Details.

300, 750, or 1,500 bonus miles for purchase of various amounts at the Alaska Airlines shopping portal through November 21, 2019. Details.

500 or 1,000 bonus miles for purchase of various amounts at the Delta Airlines shopping portal through November 14, 2019. Details.

500, 1,000, or 3,000 bonus points for purchase of various amounts at the Southwest Airlines shopping portal through November 21, 2019. Details.

If you prefer miles from a different airline, I suggest you wait a few days to see what the competition offers.

10/31/2019 Credit Cards I list my second card offering 5% cash back for gasoline - the Ducks Unlimited Visa card. Compare to the other one - the Sam's Club Mastercard. At $4/gallon, that's 20 cents/gallon, which is usually more that even the extra charge some gasoline stations charge for credit card purchases.

Free loan plus miles: This article on Credit Cards With 0% APR & No Balance Transfer Fees caused me to look again at the Amex EveryDay® Credit Card. In the old days, when interest rates on bank savings account were quite high and usually there was no fee for transferring balances to 0% interest cards, sometimes earning miles or points for doing so, we made good money taking advantage of all of this. Today most of those opportunities are gone, and the few remaining don't earn much money anyway due to low interest rates on those bank accounts. But the Amex EveryDay® Credit Card still offers balance transfers to it with no fee when they are requested within 60 days of account opening, and 0% interest rate on and balance transfers for 15 months. It also offers 15,000 Membership Rewards® (maybe 20K or 25K) after you use your new Card to make $1,500 in purchases in your first 3 months - more if the points offer is higher. Those points transfer to lots of airlines, including Delta, 1,000:1/1,000. So here is how to play this profitably:

  • Put large purchases on another miles or points earning card. Enjoy what you get for this.
  • Transfer those charges to the Amex EveryDay® Credit Card within 60 days of account opening. Allow a few days for that to post. Enjoy the 0% interest for 15 months.
  • Make the minimum purchases on the card in the first three months. Remember that it is the date of posting that counts, not the date of purchase. The former often takes several days after the later. Enjoy the 0% interest on those purchases.
  • Remember that there will be a minimum payment due each month, usually 4%. (Ask) Always pay at least $1 more that the required minimum. This helps with your credit score. I would put the amount of the remaining balance in a good money market account with the ability to withdraw 6 times/statement period, then make the payments from that account. I use PNC Bank (currently paying 1.98%/2% and Sally May Bank (currently 1.83%). There are others with better rates. In the old days I would compute the amount that would finally be due and put that amount in a CD at my local savings and loan, where I could negotiate a good rate with the specific date I would need the money (a few days before the final payment was due).
I can now refer you to a 15,000 Membership Rewards points offer for the no annual fee American Express Blue Business® Plus Credit Card. Also, it offers 0% introductory APR for 12 months on purchases.
10/30/2019 All Due to the Northern California power outage I have had no internet access since Saturday. (Easiest camping I have ever done - flush toilet, real bed, and gas stove, even.) Amazingly I find very little has happened during that time. But please let me know of anything I have missed.
10/30/2019 Credit Cards The easiest 60K miles I ever earned: Tomorrow is the deadline for the 60K after first purchase (no minimum spend requirement!) Barclays American Airlines personal card offer with annual fee waived the first year, if you use the link I give you and employee number 356467. I applied for it last week and was told the application was under consideration. Today I called the reconsideration number 866-205-5973, and was approved on the phone. They confirmed all details of the offer. You could apply now and, if necessary, call tomorrow. This is a very easy free 60K AA miles, so why not?
10/30/2019 ?? American Airlines and Jet Blue One Day Fare Sale, One Way Tickets for $30 Each for travel tomorrow, October 31, only.
10/30/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses The Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) Points Break Page has been updated for reservation through January. Book rooms for 5,000 points - 15,000 points. Perhaps this 100% bonus for buying those points will be useful toy you. I don't usually mention such bonuses, as they are usually not a very good deal. But with the point break deal...

35% bonus when you convert your hotel points into British Airways Avios through December 2, 2019.

10/24/2019 ?? Pilot Program Announced: BART Riders to SFO get Access to Priority TSA Security Lines
10/24/2019 Credit Cards 7 Mistakes Not to Make to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass
10/24/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for tickets to lots of places domestic and worldwide. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Wyndham offers bonus points and status to active and retired military members, veterans, and their families.

Register bonus points for paid stays at InterContinental Hotels Group properties. (My favorite lodging points program.) Use Promo Code 87594. Book by December 15, 2019; stay through January 31, 2020.

10/22/2019 Credit Cards The Capital One Spark Miles for Business Visa credit card now offers an amazing 200,000 "miles" bonus: 50,000 bonus "miles" when you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months and earn 150,000 bonus "miles" when you spend $50,000 in the first 6 months of your account opening. Plus unlimited 2X miles per dollar on every purchase, and 5X miles on hotel and rental car bookings through Capital One TravelSM using a Spark Miles card. Also other goodies.
  • Capital One miles are transferable to many airlines, usually at a ratio of 2 Capital One Miles to 1.5 airline miles. This means you would be earning 1.5 airline miles per $1 spent, which is better than most airline cards, but maybe not better that a 2% or 3% cash back card, depending on how you value your miles.
American Express Membership Rewards transfer bonuses: 25% to Jet Blue, and 15% to Avianca)
10/21/2019 Credit Cards 25% Bonus on American Express Points Transfers to Air France KLM, and why you might want to do this.
10/19/2019 Credit Cards How old do you have to be to get a credit card?. If your parents trust you, they can help you a great deal.
10/18/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for tickets to Asia. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer. Book by October 10, 2019.
10/17/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Southwest To Increase Companion Pass Earning Requirement To 125,000 Points (& Other Smaller Changes)
10/16/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic warm weather destinations Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer. Book by October 10, 2019.

Register through December 31, 2019, to earn double Alaska Airlines miles flying nonstop coast to coast on its metal.

Register by December 15, 2019,to earn double Alaska Airlines miles on EL AL Israel Airlines nonstop flights between San Francisco and Tel Aviv October 15, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

13 Resorts Where You Can Ski for Free with Your Alaska Airline Boarding Pass

Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes offers 30% discounts on award tickets.

10/16/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Though October 20, 2019, the Air France/KLM Flying Blue program offers mega discount award tickets on its Promo Rewards Special Edition page. American Express Membership Rewards points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points, and probably points from hotel points programs transfer to Flying Blue miles, usually instantly.
10/14/2019 Credit Cards I fixed the link to the Citi Double Cash Card. I put all of my purchases on a 2% or 3% cash back card, unless I am working on a spend requirement for a bonus. My favorite is the State Department Federal Credit Union Visa credit card, because it is the only one I know about that does not have a foreign transaction fee. But you have to do the math to see if the 2% is better or worse that the miles you would get if you were to do the spending on a miles producing card instead - depends on how you would use the miles. Here is some help with that.
10/9/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn a 30% bonus for converting your hotel points to United Airlines miles through November 30, 2019. Now through November 26: Earn an additional 50% bonus when you convert Radisson Rewards points into miles.
10/8/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for North America tickets. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer. Book by October 10, 2019.
10/8/2019 Buying Stuff 500 bonus miles for spending $200 at the United Airlines shopping portal through October 20, 2019. If you prefer miles from another airline, I suggest you wait a few days to see if others compete.
10/4/2019 Credit Cards Citibank increased its bonus for the American Airlines Business Mastercard to 70,000 miles. But there is a beter 75K offer. Compare to the Barclays 65K + 10K offer. The personal card offers from both banks are still 60K. I see no reason why you can't get all four. You would end up with 278,000 miles after doing the required spends. Please tell me about your experience trying this. Thanks.
10/4/2019 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes I changed the link for Greater Good in my Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes > Good Causes section. Therein you can find numerous websites that allow you to contribute money to good causes by simply clicking. No cost to you. It takes me just a few minutes daily to do lots of them. Feels good.
10/4/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for double Amtrak points on all routes through November 16, 2019.
10/3/2019 All I am back. My ISP had a glitch for a few days. Now fixed.
10/3/2019 Credit Cards The bonus for the Delta Airlines Gold personal card from American Express was increased to 60,000 miles. The annual fee is waived the first year. The bonus for the Delta business card remains at 30,000 miles. There is a 10,000 miles offer for the Blue Delta card, which has no annual fee.
10/3/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Earn 1,000 Hilton Points For One Lyft Ride. I am unable to find a link to this offer online. You can also earn Delta and JetBlue miles.

9/28/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn bonus Lufthansa miles for paid flights on Lufthansa through December 31, 2019:
  • 5 times the miles between Frankfurt and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston or Dallas
  • 6 times the miles between Frankfurt and Austin or San Diego
9/28/2019 Credit Cards I can now refer you to an up to $600 cash back offer for reaching certain spending limits on the Plum Card® from American Express OPEN. The expensive annual fee for this business credit card is waived the first year.
9/27/2019 Credit Cards I fixed my very embarrassing errors on the opportunity costs of two of the credit card offers I listed yesterday. Would you believe I majored in Math? Getting old...
9/27/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Europe. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
9/26/2019 Credit Cards The bonus for the offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Visa personal card was increased to 100,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases, and the points for a dollar of purchase was increased to 2. But there is now a $95 annual fee. If you don't intend to use the points for hotel stays, you can transfer them for mile on a large number of airlines and a 3 points:1 mile ratio, with a 10% bonus to United Airlines. So comparing to spending $5,000 on purchases on a 2% cash back card, those 110,000 points should be worth 110,000/3*l.1 = 40,333 United miles, for an opportunity cost of .02*$5,000 + $95 = $195, or 0.483 cent/mile. I show you this math to remind you that all miles from credit cards have a cost.

The American Express Blue Business® Plus Credit Card offers 10,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership if you use my referral, 0% introductory APR for 12 months on purchases, 2X points for business purchases, and no annual fee. Since those points transfer to lots of airlines 1,000:1,000, this time the opportunity cost of 1 mile compared to spending a dollar on a 2% cash back card is 1 cent. And the opportunity cost of the 10,000 bonus + 6,000 points for spending for spending $3,000 on the card is points is .02*$3,000 = $60, or 60/16000 = 3/8 cent per mile.

The value of a mile depends on how you use it. Click here for help on this.

The Business Green Rewards Card from American Express now has a limited time offer: Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on your combined eligible purchases on the Card, up to the first $50,000, at U.S. restaurants, on hotel stays booked directly with hotels, and on airfare purchased directly from airlines in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 11/6/2019. But the 5,000 Memberhip Rewards Points bonus has been eliminated, and the $95 annual fee is no longer waived the first year.

9/24/2019 ?? FlixBus expands Northeast network with fares starting at $7 one-way. Flixbus operates four separate regions in the U.S.: West Coast/Southwest (starting in May 2018); Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi (March 2019); Utah mini-network (April 2019) and Northeast U.S. (May 2019). It operates routes in Europe. The Points Guy provides a positive review of his ride in Germany.
9/24/2019 Credit Cards 25% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to Hawaiian Airlines miles through October 7, 2019. Log in to see the bonus.
9/24/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airines miles award sale to Asia and Australia.

Register to earn double points for all Amtrak travel October 1 – November 16, 2019.

Earn a 20% or 30% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you fly on Air Canada or Air China between Canada and China. Bonus is awarded on both one way and round trip flights. Full details, online registration & booking. Register & Book by December 13 for travel October 11 – December 13, 2019. Frequentflyerbonuses provides cautions for this offer.

9/22/2019 ?? The best ways to get to Hawaii using points and miles. This article is of more interest that just getting to Hawaii. It discusses very useful partnerships of which you may not be aware.
9/22/2019 Credit Cards All of a Sudden the Citi Double Cash Card Becomes Essential, because its points now transfer to Citi ThankYou points.
I have never been particularly impressed with Citi's ThankYou points program. Transfers are to foreign airline miles. I find it difficult to figure out how to get miles into those programs by other means, meaning it it difficult to acquire enough to get a ticket I want. (Points do transfer to some of the airlines from American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards programs, and probably from some hotel programs, but Turkish isn't one of them.) But this change makes the program interesting for those motivated enough to use it properly.

Note that the ThankYou points cards mentioned that give bonuses for transfers have annual fees. But they offer good bonuses for initial spends. You can see them here, but you might want to reward View from the Wing for the article by using its links, which probably generate a commission at no cost to you.

Without the bonuses from the special cards, the programs still winds up giving only 1 mile/1 dollar spent. Perhaps this is OK if traveling internationally, especially on premium tickets, but for domestic flights I think it is probably best to just take the cash and buy the ticket.

Click here for help on computing the value of a mile, and here for all of the 3% and 2% cash back cards I know about.

9/22/2019 All Fifth Freedom Flights: The Day United Left Me Stranded With An Illegal Ticket
9/21/2019 All What happens to your points and miles after you die?. I printed this and put it where my heir knows to look for all papers and info needed upon my death. She knows to obtain info on what to do about my miles and points anonymously before identifying my account, and knows that if she can't transfer my miles or points to her, she can still use them for herself by booking online. She has access to all of my account numbers and passwords, plus a great deal of other essential info. Links to other useful info:
How to Pass Financial Information to Heirs Upon Death
A Letter of Instruction Can Spare Your Heirs Great Stress
https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/family/death-in-the-family/
PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR MY SURVIVORS UPON MY DEATH ... - RFFOW
9/27/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Europe. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
9/19/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register by October 30, 2019, using promo code HT925 to receive a 25% bonus for transferring hotel points to American Airines miles.

The 30% bonus for transferring hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan miles was extended to September 25, 2019.

9/18/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Asia and Australia. Book by tomorrow, September 19. Travel dates are all in the first quarter of 2020. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Nationwide Delta Flash Sale: Fly to Europe from 18K+ SkyMiles RT. Travel September through May.

Register for double British Airway Avios for up to ten flights on all domestic flights in the UK and within southern Africa, as well as British Airways flights operated by its partners, American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair, when traveling between Europe and North America. Register and book by 13 December 2019 and travel by 30 June 2020.

9/17/2019 Buying Stuff VIVEDSEATS offers 3+ American Airlines miles/$1 spent on sports and performing arts tickets. Compare to the miles offers from other ticket agencies.
9/15/2019 Credit Cards New CapitalOne 33.3% Bonus Transferring Miles to Qantas, and why you might want to do that. You may read about the CapitalOne miles program here.

You Can Still Fly to Europe in Iberia Business Class for 25,000 Amex Membership Rewards Points; and Award Space Is Fantastic — Plus Cheap Nonstop Flights to Barcelona. I was not impressed with my Iberia business class trip from Madrid to San Francisco several years ago. The food was not edible, but the bed was flat, so I could sleep. So good deal for 25,000 points.

9/14/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to China from Just 40K RT
9/12/2019 ?? How a Twitter DM saved a very tight United connection in Zurich. I can confirm the reliability of the Swiss train system. I have traveled on a great many Swiss trains. Only one was ever late more than a minute, when a hail and lightening storm caused a tree to fall on the tracks. What happened after the authors' train arrived at the airport is very interesting and potentially quite useful for any airline at any airport.
9/12/2019 Credit Cards As anticipated Citibank is competing with the Barclays American Airlines credit card offer. 60,000 bonus miles after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Apply by October 7, 2019. Compare to the other AA offers with lesser spend requirements. Note that the Barcalys offer has no spend requirement.

Doctor of Credit tells us how we might be able to get the Southwest Airlines Plus or Premier cards with a 50K bonus for a spend requirement of only $2,000. Use at your own risk. Compare to the regular offers for these card offering more points for much larger spend requirements.

9/10/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Redeem Avianca Lifemiles for award tickets September 10 - October 18, 2019, and get up to 31% discount in some Star Alliance flights
9/9/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, and various islands in the Atlantic. Travel dates vary- most are for this year. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

30% bonus for transferring hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan miles through September 22, 2019. Aeroplan is a member of the Star Alliannce, meaning you can use its miles to book flights on a choice of large number of airlines, including United.

9/10/2019 Credit Cards British Airways is infamous for its high fees for transatlantic flight award tickets. It has mitigated this by adding to its credit card offer a $100 statement credit for an economy booking or $200 statement credit for a business or first class booking, up to 3 times/year. The offer includes 50K or 100K Avios for various purchase requirements, plus other goodies. You may read about all of this here.

The offers for the two personal Southwest Airlines credit cards have added an additional 20,000 points after you spend $12,000 on purchases in the first 12 months of account opening. The opportunity cost of the extra 31,000 points for doing the extra $11,000 vs. spending that $11,000 on a 2% cash back card is $220.

9/9/2019 Buying Stuff American Airlines shopping portal bonus: Up to 2,000 miles shopping bonus: Spend $75 in a single purchase to earn 500 bonus miles—and if you want more, make up to four separate purchases of $75 or more to earn a total of 2,000 bonus miles. Shop four times thru 9/16 to make the most of this limited-time opportunity.. If you prefer miles from another airline, I suggest you wait a few days to see if others compete.
9/9/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, and various islands in the Atlantic. Travel dates vary- most are for this year. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

30% bonus for transferring hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan miles through September 22, 2019. Aeroplan is a member of the Star Alliannce, meaning you can use its miles to book flights on a choice of large number of airlines, including United.

9/9/2019 Finance The Charles Schwab checking account is very useful to travelers. It reimburses ATM fees from machines worldwide and charges no foreign transaction fees. You may read about it and find out how to get a $100 - $500 bonus here.
9/9/2019 Credit Cards Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card special offer: 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $5,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Plus a 0% introductory APR for 6 months on purchases. The standard offer is 75K with no special APR. Expensive $125 annual fee.

Bank of America is offering an Alaska Airlines credit card with a 30K miles + $200 bonus. I prefer the 40K miles + $100 bonus. You may read about the Alaska Airlines credit cards here.

9/8/2019 Credit Cards I fixed the code info for the 60K American Airlines Aviator MasterCard from Barclays with the annual fee waived the first year. This super offer has no minimum spend requirement.

Bloggers have been saying that the 60K Hawaiian Airlines offer for its Barclays credit card would disappear. It didn't. Perhaps the bloggers simply lost the ability to earn a commission from it...

9/7/2019 Other Programs I Like The Rewards Network (IDine) new member bonuses for all programs are now extended.
Everyone who might dine out should join one or more of the dining programs. A restaurant's membership in these programs is advertised only on the Rewards Network website. You won't even see a sign on the door. So go ahead and register a credit card with them and be surprised.
9/7/2019 Credit Cards Virgin Atlantic has doubled its credit card bonus to 60,000 miles. That should get you to lots of places on its metal or that of one of its many partners.

The annual fee for the the 60,000 miles offer for the American Airlines Aviator MasterCard from Barclays can now be waived for the first year. I show you how. The Citibank 50K offer for its card for the same is still available. Its annual fee can also be waived for the first year. I would wait awhile for this one to see if Citi boosts its bonus to compete. I see no reason why you can't get both cards. Also, business credit cards are available from both banks - 60K and 65K. 235,000 AA miles will get you to lots of place in comfort on American metal and that of its partners.

9/6/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Asia. Travel dates vary- all are for this year. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
9/5/2019 Credit Cards There is an improved 42,000 miles offer for the Alaska Airlines business credit card. The standard offer is 40K. Also, all of the Alaska cards have added this: 50% off Alaska Lounge day passes and 20% back on inflight food, beverage and Wi-Fi purchases when you pay with your card. Read about the cards and find links to the offers here.
9/5/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to the U.K. Book by 11:59 pm ET tomorrow, September 6, 2019. Travel dates vary- all are in the first quarter of next year. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Register to earn 50% - 250% bonus Air Canada Aeroplan flight miles for Air Canada flights within Canada or from Canada to the U.S. Aeroplan Miles will be awarded for eligible flights flown for new bookings only made between September 4, 2019, and October 2, 2019, by 19:59 Eastern Time inclusively, for travel on eligible flights between September 4, 2019, and December 13, 2019. Air Canada is a member of the Star Alliance, meaning you can use its miles for flights on United and many other airlines.

50% bonus miles when you redeem your Radisson Rewards points for Air Canada Aeroplan Miles between August 30 - September 30, 2019. Details.

9/4/2019 ?? 21 Ways You Could Get into Trouble as a Tourist in Italy. I would add driving. Don't drive in Italy. Italian drivers, especially truck drivers, are crazy, and traffic fines are sneaky.
9/3/2019 Credit Cards 40% bonus Avios when you convert Diners Club Club Rewards points to British Airways Executive Club. (For both of you who held onto your Diners Club card. It is no longer available.)
9/1/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register: Best Western Rewards® members who register on by September 4, 2019, book an eligible stay online between September 1, 2019 and September 15, 2019, and complete their eligible stay before January 19, 2020 will earn 3000 Bonus Points.
8/31/2019 Credit Cards Chase Ultimate Rewards has added Emirates as a transfer partner. You made read about this excellent credit card program here. I have used it extensively to earn United Airlines miles for shopping in the most efficient way possible. It has 13 airline and hotel transfer partners.
8/30/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Legal residents of the state of Washington, 18 or older, can register until Sunday, February 2, 2020, to receive one mile for every Seahawks passing yard, plus other goodies. If you registered for this promotion last year, you must re-register again.
8/29/2019 Credit Cards The no annual fee version of the Hilton HHonors credit card now offers a bonus of 100K points.

The 100K British Airways credit card bonus is back, but you may find that the second half of those Avios is not worth their opportunity cost. I explain. Also, they added a 2X bonus for hotel accommodations.

8/29/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Europe. Book by 11:59 pm ET on August 30, 2019, and travel between January 7, 2020 – March 31, 2020. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
8/28/2019 ?? Many bloggers are saying that United Airlines miles no longer expire. But rule 28 of the rules for the program still say they expire in 18 months. I would no rely on the bloggers until the rule changes.
  • Update 8/19/2019: The rules still say 18 months, but the front page of the Mileage Plus program now says that the miles do not expire. Also, when I log into my account,where it use to give me an expiration date for my miles, it now says my miles will not expire. I suppose they will get around to updating the rules page eventually.
8/28/2019 Credit Cards The Chase Freedom 1.5% cash back card increased its bonus to $200 after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Compare to its 3% cash back card with no bonus. I compute the break even point to be $13,333.33.

The Wyndham Rewards® Visa® Card offer was increased to 45,000 points, with the annual fee waived the first year. That could get you up to 6 free nights. The standard offer today on Wyndham's website is 30K. You are welcome.

8/28/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domsesic flights. Book by August 30, 2019 and travel between January 15 and March 7, 2020. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
8/27/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Today only: United Airlines is offering award flights to Hawaii travel September 9 – December 15, 2019, from as low as 25,000 miles + taxes & fees. The price you pay depends on your elite status and if you have a United credit card.

Delta Airlines miles award sale for flights to Asia, mostly for dates in October and November. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

The IHG® Rewards Club's PointBreaks page has been updated to deals through October 31. It lists opportunities to book award nights for only 5,000 points per night. Usually these are realy good deals.

If you must actually pay money for a stay at a Hilton property, register for double or triple points for those stays completed between September 9-January 5.

8/26/2019 ?? Best ways to fly to Hawaii from the US mainland
8/26/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses I regularly log into my IHG account to check on my balance, because I was told that points can get stolen to be used for some other greedy person's stay. Today found that I have Spire Elite status. I have no idea why. When I clicked on "You have 2 award(s) available!", I found that they would give me 25,000 points and a Hertz status for doing nothing. I accepted the former. The points posted. So take a look. Maybe you got lucky, too.
8/25/2019 Other Programs I Like I finally got Guest Opinion Rewards to work. It offers Hilton HHonors points for surveys - 1,250 for the first one. There are many other surveys available to earn points and miles in my Surveys section.
8/22/2019 ?? Huge Fare Sale Several Cities: Asia and Europe in the $200s Roundtrip
8/22/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) Accelerate offer to earn bonus points for paid stays through between 1 September 2019 and 31 December 2019 (both dates inclusive). IHG is my favorite hotel points program. They have lots of properties most everywhere, especially in Europe. My points in this program have saved me lots of money in properties like Holiday Inn Express and many others. You may read about the program here.

United Airlines Mile Play Promotion: Bonus Miles For Completing Certain Requirements (Varies By Person)

8/21/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines award sale for domestic tickets. No deadline mentioned. Travel periods vary, mostly this month but a few later. Be sure to check for your cities of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
8/20/2019 Credit Cards The no annual fee HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card I mentioned last month is still available with a 4,000 Swagbucks bonus. Usually these sort of offers disappear from Swagbucks rather quickly.
  • 3% cash back on all purchases in your first year up to $10,000 spent. After that, earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases.
  • 0% intro APR for 12 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers. The latter is not recommended because of the 4% fee.
  • No annual fee.
  • No fee for foreign transactions.
  • I show you how to get 4,000 Swagbucks (worth at least $40) for applying for the card through that website. And I tell you about the useful Swagbucks program - a very easy way to earn a few dollars just by clicking.
8/19/2019 Credit Cards Frontier Airlines has increased its credit card offer to 50,000 miles, enough for up to two domestic round trip tickets.

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