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3/18/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Club Carlson is now Radisson Rewards.

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

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

Book & stay 2 nights: Earn 5,000 bonus points
Book & stay 5 nights: Earn 15,000 bonus points
Book & stay 10 nights: Earn 50,000 bonus points
Book & stay 20+ nights: Earn 120,000 bonus points
Plus, earn an additional 500 bonus points for every booking you make using our Radisson Rewards mobile app.
Via Frequent Flyer Italia
3/18/2018 Buying Stuff United Airlines new member shopping bonus. Bonus miles when you make qualifying purchases within two weeks of signing up for the MileagePlus Shopping program for the first time. 500 miles for $125 in purchases; 1,000 miles for $150.

United Airlines mystery shopping bonus through March 23, 2018. Log in to find your bonus.

3/17/2018 Credit Cards Diners Club: 30% Transfer Bonus To British Airways
3/17/2018 Buying Stuff British Airways credit card holders will receive 1,000 Avios for making a purchase on its shopping portal between 00:01 Tuesday 20 February 2018 and 23:59 Tuesday 15 May 2018. Details.
3/16/2018 Credit Cards The personal United Airlines credit card bonus was indeed reduced to 40,000 miles. The spend requirement was reduced to $2,000. The 50K bonus for the business card is still available. Details.

A reader tells me that the 2% cash back PenFed Power Cash Rewards Visa Credit Card does not have a foreign transaction fee, but also describes other considerations. This could be a really good card for some.

3/16/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Ten Delta Award Flights Available for Less Than 10,000 Miles. Delta usually charges way to many miles for its award flights. But then some gems occasionally appear. For example, I recently found a business class ticket on China Air from San Francisco to Hanoi for a reasonable miles cost using the Million Mile Secrets super description of a trick to book hidden Delta award flights. And not too far back I found a ticket from San Francisco to Buenos Aires for a reasonable miles cost. I always include Delta in my searches for award tickets, and I always acquire Delta miles when they are free.
3/16/2018 Buying Stuff St. Patrick’s Day Bonus. 500 American Airlines miles for cumulative qualifying purchases of at least $150 or more March 16 - 16, 2018.

St. Patrick’s Day Bonus. 500 Alaska Airlines miles for cumulative qualifying purchases of at least $200 or more March 16 - 16, 2018.

3/15/2018 Credit Cards Ibera Visa credit card for U.S. residents.
  • 50,000 Avios after $3,000 spend within first 3 months plus 25,000 Avios after $10,000 spend within your first year.
  • 3X Avios for Iberia purchases. 1X for others.
  • Discount voucher of $1,000 to use toward two tickets on the same flight for each year you make purchases of $30,000 on your card.
  • Use your Iberia Visa Signature Card to book your flight on iberia.com/chase10, and you will receive a 10% discount.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • $95 annual fee, not waived the first year.
  • Remember that Iberia Avios can be combined with British Airways Avios, in either program. Both have the same partners. Taxes and fees for flights are usually lower on Iberia award tickets.
  • Like the similar offer for the British Airways card, the offer may not be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule. Remains to be seen.
3/15/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines award sale to Hong Kong, Japan and China. As low as 50,000 miles or $490 round trip. Book by March 20, 2018. Outbound travel from the U.S. through May 24, 2018. Maximum stay 3 months.
3/14/2018 Credit Cards If you are denied a credit card, be sure to find out why, as you might be able to fix the problem. Closing a card or lowering a credit limit on a card are possibilities. Call the reconsideration department for the issuing bank. Here are the ones I know about. Please tell me of others you know, or of any that no longer work. Thanks.

I updated the My Favorite Cards section.

3/13/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Two Day Only United Award Sale to Hawaii. Plus even better options.
3/12/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses 25% bonus for converting hotel points to Aeroplan miles before April 16,2018.

Delta Airlines award ticket sale: as low as 36,000 miles round-trip when you book by March 14, 2018, and travel from August 15 through October 31, 2018.

3/12/2018 Buying Stuff Doctor of Credit says that 3X JetBlue points for purchases at Amazon ends March 27, 2018, unless you’re logged into Fly-Fi during JetBlue flights.
3/12/2018 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit posts an excellent article on how to find out if you are pre-approved for a credit card. Also check with your local branch. Pre-approved offers often bypass restrictions like Chase's 5/24 rule that would otherwise block you from approval of a card application. And sometimes they provide a better offer than otherwise available. For example, my Chase branch gave me a 100,000 points offer for its excellent Ink Business preferred card, even though was beyond 5/24. The normal offer is 80K. All I had to do was ask the business card person. Bloggers generally will not tell you about such offers, as they don't earn a commission for them.
3/12/2018 Other Programs I Like LoyaltyLobby posts an excellent list of current hotel promotions. I have LoyaltyLobby as a go to resource for hotel points bonus offers in each of my hotel listings. Always check the resources I list for each hotel chain before reserving a stay. It would be a mistake to rely on me to tell you about hotel offers that require actually paying for a room. I tell you about them only when I feel like it and have nothing better to do.
3/12/2018 Other Programs I Like Super easy 100 Marriott points.
3/9/2018 Other Programs I Like In my Blogs section I list The Points Guy - a blog frequently offering excellent ideas for acquiring miles and points. But I caution: It is well known that his Credit Cards list often does not mention the best offers. The blog is the author's primary business. Yesterday I verified that caution. He posted 50K offers for the American Airlines credit cards. I listed the URLs for 60K offers, in his comments section. My post was marked pending approval. Apparently it was disapproved, as it is not there. Apparently his blog is successful, though I don't see how it can be if its readers can't trust it.
3/9/2018 Credit Cards A blogger's link to the 50K United Airlines personal credit card goes to a page that says the offer expires March 15. But my link does not show an expiration date. We shall see if the offer really disappears, or simply becomes non-commissionable. But it you want the offer, best to accept it now. But first try my methods for to find a better offer.

The Citi Double Cash credit card offer now includes $100 cash back after $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. The card offers 1% cash back for all purchases, plus another 1% if you pay your bill in full on time. It has no annual fee. Compare to the other 2% cash back cards I list in my Cash Back Cards section. Consider: Are each of the miles you receive from purchases on miles earning cards after you meet the minimum spend for their bonuses worth 2 cents each? (Maybe, but probably not.)

Southwest Airlines credit cards: Both the Plus and the Premier Southwest Airlines personal credit card bonuses are back to 50,000 points. The business card bonus of 60K is still available. I updated the link to it.

3/8/2018 Other Programs I Like The Delta, Southwest and Alaska Airlines and the IHG and Hilton Rewards Network (iDine) new member bonuses were extended. Everyone who might dine out should register one or more credit cards with one or more iDine programs. The offers are advertised only on the iDine website, not on the doors of the restaurants. So prepare to be pleasantly surprised.
3/8/2018 Credit Cards There are now 60,000 miles offers for both the personal and the business American Airlines credit cards. $3K spend for each. Both waive the annual fee the first year.
3/7/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Receive an additional 10,000 IHG points with your next Kimpton® Hotels stay by April 30, 2018. The offer.
3/6/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Iberia Airlines Award Sale: Europe Business Class 25,500 Miles Each Way (and Coach From 3200 Points). Book by March 18, 2018, for flights October 1 - December 15, 2017. Fly through Madrid.

If you are having difficulty registering for the Amtrak Double points promotion, try this:

  1. Go to amtrakguestrewards.com/
  2. Log in
  3. Click on My Account at the top of the page
  4. In MY PROMOTION SUMMARY, click on See All.
3/5/2018 Other Programs I Like Members of the American Airlines BusinessExtrAA program can register by May 31, 2018, with the promotion code BXP1UP18, then complete one qualifying flight between February 27, 2018 and May 31, 2018 for for 100 bonus points.

All business travelers should join one or more of the Airline and Hotel Programs for Small Businesses Travel for extra goodies.

3/5/2018 Buying Stuff Receive 1,000 United Airlines miles for purchasing a $1 2- month Wall Street Journal subscription. The trial subscription purchase must be made between March 5, 2018 at 12:01am Eastern Time through 11:59 pm Eastern Time on March 9, 2018 and must remain active (i.e., may not be canceled) for at least 45 days. There are no refunds of the $1.00 trial subscription fee. If the Member does not cancel the trial subscription by the end of the two month trial subscription period, Member’s subscription will automatically convert to a monthly subscription, and Member’s credit card will be charged based on the terms found on the WSJ offer page.
3/5/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn 2X Amtrak points for travel on Amtrak® March 19 – May 19, 2018.
3/5/2018 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit says you might find a Delta Airlines personal credit card offer of 50,000 miles for spending $2,000 in three months, plus a $150 credit after making your first Delta credit by making a dummy booking. Compare to the 60K offers I mentioned a few days ago.
3/4/2018 Credit Cards American Express now offers another card with no annual fee - the Business Blue Rewards Card. This one offers 10,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $3,000 in 3 months, pus 2X points for the first $50,000 spent. Note that can still refer you to a 15,000 points offer for the free EveryDay Credit Card, which I use to keep my points alive. Of course, there are much better Amex offers with large annual fees, waived the first year.
3/4/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses 35% Bonus When You Convert Hotel Points To British Airways Avios (SPG Excluded) 1 - 31 March 2018.

Register to earn bonus British Airways Avios for 4 or more short haul flights within Europe from the UK. Fly before 30 June 2018. Miles to Memories gives us the details.

3/1/2018 Credit Cards Delta has increased the bonus for both its personal and its business cards. 50,000 miles for spending $2,000 in 3 months, then an additional 10,000 miles for spending another $1,000 in the first 3 months.

The offer for the Starwood American Express business card increased to 35,000 points, but you must spend $7,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Offer ends March 38, 2018.

2/27/2018 Credit Cards Milenerd says that you might be eligible for a bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to JetBlue. Log in here to find out.

Chase has introduced a 60K offer for its Sapphire Preferred card, but the $95 annual fee is not waived the first year. The 50K offer with the annual fee waived the first year is still available. If that is the one you want, consider grabbing it now, as the 60K offer might replace it.

2/24/2018 Buying Stuff TopCashBack bonus: Make a purchase via Topcashback of $10 or more by February 25th, 2018 23:59 PT and get a $2.50 bonus. Before trying to register, first join and log in. TopCashBonus is my favorite cash back shopping portal. Using my link to join gets us both a bit of money. Thanks.
2/23/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses United Airlines award sale to Portugal, Iceland, Singapore or Australia. 48,000 award miles round trip. Book by March 2, 2018. Fly May 23 (Iceland) or 4 (the others) through June 17, 2018.

Register to earn both Hyatt points and 1,000 American Airlines miles for stays between February 20 and June 30, 2018.

2/22/2018 Credit Cards 1. Register your Hyatt Credit Card by February 28, 2018.
2. Spend $300 on in-store purchases at grocery stores or drug stores in the U.S. by February 28, 2018.
3. Get a $30 credit on your Hyatt Credit Card statement.

Doctor of credit tells us how to get increased 40K AND 60K offers for Avianca's credit cards. He says that Avianca has short haul domestic flights starting at 7,500 miles. Not sure what domestic means. Avianca is a Star Alliance member.

This report from Doctor of Credit says there is a 60K offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card if you ask for it at your Chase branch. The standard on-line offer is 50K.

The 35K Cathay Pacific offer for its credit card now waives the annual fee for the first year.

I updated the link to the Alaska Airlines 30K + $100 + free companion ticket credit card offer. So it's still a $25 profit plus the miles. Good deal. Alaska has one of my favorite miles programs, as it has a large number of partners spanning multiple alliances. All of its award tickets are one way with a stopover allowed, meaning the equivalent of a generous 2 stopovers and 2 open jaws round trip.

2/20/2018 Buying Stuff Earn Double Miles Through The Avios Portal Feb. 23-25
2/20/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register by March 6 for bonus points for paid stays through at Accor Hotels properties.

IHG Rewards Club has teamed up with Viator and is offering 1,000 points whenever you book activities directly with them. Details and considerations.

2/20/2018 Credit Cards I updated my section on American Airlines credit cards. The Citibank 50K offer for the personal card and 60K offer for the business card are still available. But given that the personal card was recently reduced, I would grab these now. The Barclays offer for the personal card was reduced to 50K. Its business card offer is still 40K.
2/19/2018 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit says that there is a 25,000 points offer for the aforementioned American Express Everyday credit card using an incognito mode window, but I and many others are having great difficulty getting this to work.
2/17/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses American Airlines reduced miles award sale for its credit card holders.
Awards may be booked effective February 1, 2018- March 31, 2018
Awards are valid for travel February 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018
Awards must be claimed by March 31, 2018
Award travel must originate in the 48 contiguous United States
2/18/2018 Credit Cards United Airlines now offers 50,000 miles and other goodies after spending $3,000 on its personal credit card within 3 months. No annual fee. Expires March 15, 2018. The 50K business card offer is still available.
2/18/2018 ?? Overseas Adventure Travel is my favorite tour company. They specialize in soft adventure tours for folks over 50, with emphasis on understanding and interacting with the cultures visited. They are currently offering discounts of $500 to $1100 for some tours (maybe all of them - can't tell from the write-up). Reserve by March 2, 2018. This offer is probably limited to first time customers, though it doesn't say this. Please ask me if you want the required info for the referral.
2/17/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Alaska Airlines award sale. Tickets as low as 5,000 miles through Feb 19.

Bonus points for stays:

Hyatt: Register and stay between February 15 March 31, 2018. Bonus applies even to award stays.
Marriott: Stay June 6 - July 13, 2018. Mention promotion code M11.
How to Game American’s New Connecting Flight Award Availability to Get the Ticket You Want. I consider this to be a must read article.

Million Mile Secrets posts a super description on how to book hidden award tickets on Delta's website. In late 2017 I used the China Air trick do get an award business class ticket to Hanoi, Vietnam, for 95,000 miles. The award was not listed when I did the standard search for SFO to Hanoi. The China Air business class for this trip was outstanding. (Note: China Air, Taipei, not Air China through mainland China. I have no experience with the latter.)

2/17/2018 Credit Cards Looking for a free loan? The American Express Everyday card now offers a $0 Balance Transfer Fee. Balance transfers must be requested within 60 days of account opening. Then 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, then a variable APR, 14.24% to 25.24%. No Annual Fee. So go ahead and put that large purchase on another card that gives better miles or cash back, then transfer it, then pay it off before 15 months.
Note that the Chase Slate card also has a similar offer.
2/17/2018 ?? I have returned from a Vantage tour of the Mekong River in Cambodia and parts of Vietnam. If you want to travel with Vantage for the first time, you can get a discount of at least $100 by mentioning my name, Gary Steiger, and my customer number, 3100903.
1/25/2018 All I will be traveling through mid-February, mostly in the boonies. So I will not have internet access most of the time, and anyway, vacation is vacation. My house sitter doesn't do web pages. My cats certainly do (they have watched me do this project for all of their selfish little lives), but they flat refuse, and anyway, they are somewhat pissed that I am leaving them again. So no posts until next month. Give me until late February to catch up. But please continue to tell me about new and changed offers, etc. This website would not survive without your contributions to it. Thanks.
1/25/2018 Credit Cards Marriott now offers 75,000 points for spending $3,000 in 3 months for both its personal and its business cards. This is 5,000 points less than before, but the $85 annual fee is now waived the first year. Good deal. Free is free. For this reason I moved the Marriott offers to my free cards page.

Many fliertalkers insist that you can get all three of the Southwest Airlines cards. That's a total of 140,000 points, more than enough for the coveted companion pass. Read the discussion, starting on post #3912.

1/23/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Alaska Airlines flash sale. Book today only from $$39.

Amazing Fare: Many US Cities to New Zealand From Just $239 Roundtrip February through June. I highly recommend New Zealand, especially the South Island.

1/22/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Book today only: Frontier Airlines flights from $20.

1/18/2018 Credit Cards I updated the Hilton credit card section.
  • The standard free offer for the personal card is back to 50,000 points.
  • There are now two 100,000 points offers, one personal and one business. The latter is the first ever for Hilton. Each has a $95 annual fee. Not bad, since the bonus should get you a few nights at a Hilton property.
1/13/2018 Credit Cards How to make a bit of money paying taxes.

Quarterly estimated taxes are due Monday, January 15. My 2% cash back Visa credit card closed its statement yesterday, so I paid my estimated tax on it via Pay1040.com. They charge 1.87% for the service. So I net a profit of 0.13%, and I don't have to pay the bill until early March 2018. Not bad. Also, it would be possible to use this service to achieve a minimum spend requirement for one of the many mega miles bonus credit card offers at a cost far less than the value of the bonus miles received. I list several 2% cash back cards, including the Fidelity card, the Citi® Double Cash Mastercard, the PayPal Cashback Mastercard, the Capital One Spark Cash for Business, the Blispay – 2% Credit Card, the Capital One Spark Cash for Business, and the PenFed Power Cash Rewards Visa Credit Card.

Free money is, well, free.

1/11/2018 ?? American Airlines – Starting $408: United States – Europe. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
1/10/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn bonus points for stays at Starwood properties January 16 through April 15, 2018.

1/9/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Southwest (From $40), JetBlue From $39 & Alaska (From $49) Sales. Book by tomorrow.

Take 3 Amtrak Rides, Earn a Free Ride. Registration required.

1/8/2018 Other Programs I Like The Rewards Network (iDine) new member bonus for United Airlines was extended. Compare to the other dining programs.
1/8/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines award deals - domestic round trip tickets from 6,500 SkyMiles. Book by January 16, 2018; fly from January 30 through March 7, 2018.

Delta Airlines award sale to Central America and the Carribbean starting at 16,000 miles round-trip (plus taxes and fees), when you book by 11:59 pm (Eastern) on January 10, 2018 and travel from April 8 through June 1, 2018.

1/5/2018 Other Programs I Like The Rewards Network (iDine) new member bonus for American Airlines miles was changed for the worse. The feeble Hilton offer was extended. 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.
1/5/2018 Credit Cards There is now a direct link to the Southwest Airlines 50K offer for its Premier Card that also does not require that you go through a referral link. The standard offer for this one is also 40K. I discuss the extra benefits of the more expensive Premier card.
1/3/2018 Credit Cards The 60K JetBlue credit card offer was scheduled to end December 31, but it is still online. Please tell me when it is gone. Thanks.

I post a direct link to the Southwest Airlines 50K offer for its Plus Card. This one does not require that you go through a referral link. The standard offer is 40K. You are welcome.

70K Delta Airlines credit card offer. Expires January 31, 2018. If you already have the card, you can refer others to it and earn 10,000 miles per referral. (Open in a private window.)

1/3/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses The offer to residents of California of 500 miles for joining Alaska Air's miles program says it ended December 31, but it is still online. Worth a shot. The program is one of my favorite miles programs.

Southwest, JetBlue, and Alaska airlines super sales, from $39. Do it now.

1/2/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Point Increases and Decreases 2018 for IHG Rewards Club Hotel and Resort Properties. The decreases are in green. If you booked one of these, you should be able to re-book at a lower cost.

Southwest Airlines sale. Flights from $40. Book by January 25.

1/1/2018 Credit Cards 50,000 points offers for both Southwest Airlines personal credit cards are available via referral here. If you get an offer not available message, wait a bit for that to change to the offer page. The standard offer is 40,000 points.
  • If you already have the card (or, for that matter, and other Chase card), get your own referral link here to earn points or miles for referring others.
  • If you accepted a 40K offer recently (usually within the last 60 days), try contacting them via secure message or phone to ask for the better offer. Be prepared with a screen shot and URL of that offer.
The offer of 10% off when you book your British Airways flight through ba.com/Chase10 when you pay for your ticket with your British Airways credit card was extended to June 30.
1/1/2018 Registration and Other Bonuses Start 2018 Booking Business Class to Europe from 25,500 Miles
12/31/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 1,000 free and easy Marriott Rewards points. Answer What year was the first @NFL Pro Bowl held? on twitter here. The expected answer is 1951 #RewardsPoints
12/29/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses 5X or 2X Delta Airlines miles for Airbnb bookings by Feb 28, 2018.
12/24/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn bonus points for paid hotel stays:
Starwood January 16 - April 15, 2018
Marriott January 16 - April 15, 2018
Hilton January 1 - April 30, 2018
12/23/2017 ?? Some IHG Rewards Accounts Hacked, Points Stolen.
12/23/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Hilton is offering a generous status match with any other hotel program. You must upload proof of status and proof of a stay within the last 12 months with the other hotel program. If you have the IHG credit card, you probably have platinum status there. Hilton status is quite valuable. It will probably get you an upgraded room, a free breakfast, and access to the top floor for food, beverages, and internet access. Please tell me when this offer is gone. Thanks.
12/21/2017 Registration and Other Bonuses Alaska Airlines flash sale, today only. Flights for as low as $39 for travel between January 8 and March 7, 2018.

2X miles on select Alaska and Virgin America Airlines flights. Register your Mileage Plan number before your first trip and no later than January 31, 2018. Then travel on qualifying nonstop flights September 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018.

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