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.)

To easily find an offer on the indicated page, go to that page, click anywhere on it once (important), then do a word search on an obvious key word for the item.

These listings are by no means intended to completely describe the offer. Always read my writeup on each offer on the page listed, plus all of the terms and conditions of the offer, before you accept it.

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5/25/2019 ?? Re my previous post: Cheapest Places To Get Passport Photos + Visa Photos Taken. A reader writes:
Before our recent trip to Cambodia this April, we had to provide digital “passport” photos to receive our e-visas through their official site https://www.evisa.gov.kh/. We used our iPhones to take the photos of ourselves against our off-white bedroom wall. We then used the US Department of State recommended tool https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/passports/content-page-resources/FIG_cropper.swf to crop and zoom the photos to the passport requirements. There seem to be two sites that links to the tool: https://identix.state.gov/qotw/Upload.aspx?offLwnJFx%2FOumH2xn6Soo8lNVlRk16hizA1xIEl3dutddsxd%2BGOwpxTnbdWO6xcv and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html Total cost to take the digital photos for our family of four was $0. You could follow the same process and then print the photos at a local CVS store’s Photo center to renew a US passport. The printing cost at CVS is very low if you need to submit physical photos.
5/25/2019 ?? Great New Zealand Business Class Award Availability, Just 49,000 Points Each Way. I highly recommend visiting New Zealand.

Money-Saving Memorial Day Deals and Travel Perks for Military and Veterans

I have been a veteran for 49 years, but it took me this long to find Veterans Advantage, which offers discounts (sometimes super discounts) to active duty personal and veterans. Better late than never, I suppose. I am particularly interested in its very inexpensive $50,000 MedEvac Insurance. Please tell me about your experience with it. Thanks.

5/25/2019 Credit Cards Bloggers are touting the 50K and 60K offers for the personal and business versions of JetBlue's credit cards. They say these offers are new. But I have posted them for quite awhile now. I don't understand. Perhaps they just became commissionable?

Chase 5/24 Rule Explained In Detail – Everything You Need To Know

All You Need to Know about Credit Reporting on Business Cards

5/23/2019 ?? Cheapest Places To Get Passport Photos + Visa Photos Taken. I would appreciate someone telling me how you get two identical photos on a a single 4×6 print. Thanks.
5/22/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses 64K business class to Asia w/ LifeMiles award sale. Book through June 19, 2019. Travel dates vary throughout the summer. Avianca LifeMiles is an Amex, Citi, and Capital One transfer partner.

Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles award sale. Book on 22, 23 and 24 May 2019. Fly between 1 September and 12 December 2019. Of particular interest are 12,500 miles awards from Chicago or Washington D.C. to Europe. Beware of the often high fuel taxes. You can transfer points to Flying Blue from Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Marriot, and Citi ThankYou Rewards. You can also transfer Capital One miles to Flying Blue. I am told that Amex, Chase, Citi and Capital One all should process these transfers instantly, like while you are still on phone getting the award ticket.

5/21/2019 ?? Best Ways To Use Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles. Partners, partners, partners. There is an Alaska Airlines credit card offer that gives you a 40,000 miles bonus, a companion fare for $129, and net $25 profit.
5/21/2019 Credit Cards The Capital One Spark Miles for Business credit card offer has added a $100 credit for one Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® application fee. It still offers a good miles bonus, and those miles still transfer to airline miles. It waives the annual fee for the first year. It has no foreign transaction fee. It appears to me that Capital One is getting quite serious about aggressively attracting the business of travelers.
5/20/2019 Telephone Sprint has removed the expiration date for its 20,000 + 5,000 American Airlines miles offer for cell phone service.
5/20/2019 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.
5/19/2019 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.
5/19/2019 Other Programs I Like The Hilton HHonors Rewards Network (iDine) signup bonus was extended. There are better dining offers. Everyone who might dine out should join one or more of them.
5/18/2019 Credit Cards The United Airlines personal credit card offer of 40K + 20K miles is gone. The standard offer is now 40K. But I list a 40K + 10K offer for that card that bloggers do not mention - they earn no commission for it. Also, the 50K offer for the business card is still available.
5/18/2019 ?? Given the above UAL offer and other offers I have mentioned, it should be clear that many bloggers do not mention the best offers. I do. Yet, I do not get anywhere near the traffic the bloggers get, because I am not a salesman, and because this website confines itself mostly to miles only. You could do you friends a favor by telling them about this site. If you are a travel blogger or other adviser, your readers or customers would also appreciate your telling them about it. It may be the only way they would find it. Thanks.

How to Use United Expert Mode

United Flights Pricing From 3,500 Miles via Avianca LifeMiles. Avianca offers two credit cards for U.S. residents with miles bonuses. Both have an annual fee, which might be worth paying to get the cheap miles awards on United.

How to piece together an impossible award

5/18/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses The Amtrak Saturday sale. Buy one ticket and get one free. Purchase May 15 - June 5, 2019, for Saturday travel May 18 - September 7, 2019.
5/16/2019 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.
5/15/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets to the south. BOOK by 11:59 pm ET Thursday, May 16. TRAVEL August 1 – September 30, 2019. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
5/14/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn Delta Miles and Hilton and JetBlue points for Lyft rides.
5/14/2019 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Mypoints has increased its bonus for signing up to up to 1,750 United Airlines miles.
5/12/2019 Credit Cards The Latest on Chase’s 5/24 Rules for Getting Rewards Credit Cards
5/12/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets. Booking deadline is not listed - probably a week or so. Travel dates vary by destination.. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
5/11/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for business class tickets to Europe. Book today only. Travel May 20 - August 31, 2019. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
5/9/2019 Credit Cards The American Airlines credit card offers from Barclays now have a $99 companion ticket added to the bonuses for these cards. The personal card requires only a purchase and payment of the annual fee to get the ticket.

There is an Alaska Airlines credit offer that includes a $100 credit in addition to the standard 40K miles and companion ticket.

5/9/2019 ?? How to Save on Passport Photos and Get Them for Next to Nothing
5/9/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses The Amtrak Unconditional Love Flash Sale is available for purchase from May 9 - 13. Buy one ticket and get one free for travel from June 1 to September 30.
5/9/2019 Credit Cards The usual offers for the Hilton credit card contain the language
Welcome offer not available to applicants who have or have had this Card. We may also consider the number of American Express Cards you have opened and closed as well as other factors in making a decision on your welcome offer eligibility.
But Points with a Crew says there is a 75k offer that does not have this language. Comments say that it might be available even if you already have this card. But he also says that there is risk to this offer, as Amex is showing sensitivity to this sort of behavior by those of us who are particularly greedy for points an miles. (Hmm. Could that be all of my readers? Nah.) Of course, if you have never had this card before, the 100K offer would be better for you.
5/8/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic destinations. No date is given as to when this sale ends, but probably May 15, 2019. Travel dates vary by location. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Hilton Will Give You 90 Days Free Gold or Diamond Status (Keep It Easily Through March 2021) This is quite valuable. Lots of goodies, usually including free breakfast and free access to the top floor, wherein usually you can find food and free access to computers.

5/8/2019 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping portal bonus offer. 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; 1,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $300 or more. Please tell me about any other competitive offers from other airlines. Thanks.
5/7/2019 Credit Cards Barclays has improved its offer for its American Airlines AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard and lowered its bonus for the personal card. Both Barclays and Citibank offer American Airlines credit cards. I see the potential to earn a quick 265,000 American Airlines miles by acquiring 4 cards from the two banks, two personal and two business.

Redeeming Virgin Atlantic Miles On Delta: An Amazing Value

5/6/2019 Credit Cards The Hawaiian Airlines personal credit card offers have reverted to 50,000 miles. But the business card, though still offering 60K miles, has added some good bonuses for adding an employee card holder (10K), and for spending over $50k (20K miles)or $100K (40K miles). You may read about and find the links to these offers here.

Take a look at Hawaiian's award chart:

  • Round trip between North America and Hawaii is as low as 40,000 miles. (But 60K is the award more likely to be available).
  • You can use Hawaiian miles to book award flights on its partners, American Airlines, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Australia, JetBlue, All Nippon Airways (ANA), China Airlines, and Korean Air. China Airlines is a particularly nice way to get to Asia in business class via Taiwan.
5/5/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for IHG's Accelerate promotion by June 18, 2019, to earn bonus points for paid stays May 1, and August 31, 2109.

5/5/2019 Credit Cards Capital One miles can now be transferred to JetBlue, with a 50% bonus through May 31, 2019. Capital One cards earning "miles" are quite interesting. Those "miles" transfer to real airline miles of a large number of airlines, usually at a ratio of 1,000:750. They offer mega-miles bonuses for their acquisition. They either waive the annual fee the first year, or have no annual fee at all.

The bonuses for the JetBlue personal and business credit cards were increased to 50K and 50K or 60K, resp.

30% bonus when transferring American Express Membership Rewardes points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club through July 1, 2019.

Check here to see if you are pre-qualified for an American Express business card. Doctor of Credit says "Hopefully this means we will start to see some higher than normal sign up bonuses when checking here, as this is often how people get targeted for the 100,000 point offer on the personal Platinum card."

Check here to see if you are targeted for a 75K American Express Delta Gold credit card with no lifetime language. If you see “PLEASE VERIFY THE INFORMATION YOU ENTERED IS CORRECT AND TRY AGAIN” after putting in your info it means you were not targeted.

United has credit cards available to people residing in many countries other than the U.S., listed here.

5/2/2019 Credit Cards All three of the Southwest Airlines credit cards now offer a 60,000 points bonus. You should be able to get both a personal and a business card, thus qualifying you for coveted companion pass.
5/2/2019 ?? Cruise Ship Quarantined In St. Lucia Over Confirmed Measles Case. In anticipation of this sort of thing, I had myself tested for immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (German Measles). While traveling I now carry with me written proof that I cannot have any of these diseases. The tests are from one simple blood draw. Medicare and possibly other insurance carriers pay for them. Easy.
5/1/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic destinations. No date is given as to when this sale ends, but probably May 8, 2019. Travel dates vary by location. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
4/30/2019 Credit Cards I updated the Marriott credit card offers. The personal card offer is for 100,000 points. The business card offer is for 75,000 points.
4/26/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Latin America & Caribbean beach escapes. Travel dates vary by location. Be sure to try departure locations that interest you, even if they are not on the list.

Register to earn Double Points on every stay starting on your second stay and Plus-Up Point Bonuses along the way, May 6 - September 8, 2019.

4/24/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to most everywhere except Africa. Book by May 1, 2019. Travel dates vary by location. Be sure to use the pull-down menu to find your city of interest.

Amtrak: Get Up To 35% Off With Share Fares

4/23/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses The 30% bonus for transferring your hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan miles was extended to April 26.

15% off JetBlue award tickets

  • Book an award flight by April 25, 2019. Applies to new bookings only & cannot be applied to existing bookings.
  • Fly April 29–June 20, 2019 (excludes May 22-May 28, 2019).
  • Valid on Monday-Thursday travel (excludes Friday, Saturday or Sunday and travel in Mint®).
  • When you search for an eligible award flight, the fare that you see will automatically include the discount.
4/22/2019 Credit Cards 30% bonus on transfers from Chase Ultimate Rewards points to British Airways Avios through June 16th at 11:59pm ET.
4/21/2019 Credit Cards I can refer you to a 60,000 miles bonus plus $50 credit Delta Airlines personal credit card offer with the annual fee waived the first year. Just follow my directions. The standard offer is 30,000 miles. You are welcome. The business card offer is for only 30,000 miles. I can refer you to it at no cost to you. Just follow my directions. Thanks.

I can refer you to the Hilton American Express personal card with a 100,000 points bonus offer at no additional cost to you. Just click here. The standard offer is 75,000 points. You are welcome. I like Hiltons for recovering from jet lag upon arrival at a major city, and for a last night stay before a morning departure from same.

The Hilton Business credit card is still available with a 125,000 points bonus, plus a possible $50 bonus statement credit.

I list the no annual fee American Express SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card. Up to $500 cash back, plus a free loan - 0% interest for the first 9 months. And some interesting 5% and 3% cash back opportunities in certain categories which might be of interest to businesses.

I can refer you to the American Express Plum Business card with up to $600 cash back, annual fee waived the first year, 1.5% cash back for paying early. Just follow my directions.

Free Loan: I can refer you to several free loan cards from American Express - 0% interest on purchases for a specified period of time. All have better offers that the standard ones. Some include cash or points back offers.

  • Click here
  • Go to the bottom of the page and click on "0% Intro APR"
  • Scroll to the the card you want.
  • Click on "Continue to Card Details".
4/20/2019 ?? Sandals Resorts Bringing Free Trips to Moms, Nurses, Teachers and Military Members All May Long. So nominate your favorite. (Hmm... I am a retired high school math teacher...)
4/18/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for business class seats to Europe. Book by tomorrow, April 19, 2019. Travel dates August 7 through September 5, 2019. Be sure to try to your city of interest, even if it isn't on the list.
4/17/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to most everywhere except Africa. Book by April 24, 2019. Travel dates vary by location. Be sure to use the pull-down menu to find your city of interest.
4/16/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Alaska Airlines 3 day miles award sale through April 18. Be sure to use the pull-down menu to find your city of interest.
4/15/2019 Shopping Mystery Bonus for shopping at the Alaska Airlines shopping portal through April 19, 2019. Mine is 500 miles for spending $200.
4/13/2019 Credit Cards Buyer Beware! Do not trust affiliate links for credit card offers.

Some bloggers earn commissions for you using their links for credit card offers. Some of those bloggers will not list better offers for which they do not earn commissions. Others put the interest of their reader first. Today we have an opportunity to see which we can trust. The commissionable offers for the personal and business American Airlines credit cards earn bonuses of 60,000 and 70,000 miles resp each. But there are better offers of 5,000 miles more for each card. Here is how some of the more popular blogs deal with this.

To be sure,all of the blogs I mention add quite a bit of value to the vast sea of information about miles, points, and travel. I read them all regularly and list them in my section describing my favorite blogs. We just have to be careful about the information they provide about commissionable offers. Buyer beware.
4/13/2019 ?? What to Do to Survive an Airplane Water Landing — A Photographic Essay Which Could Save Your Life.

Here is one little known points made in the article. I knew about it from my days as a U.S. Coast Guard officer, but I don't remember it being mentioned on airline safety instructions. (But then I pay as much attention to these as do you.)

Whatever you do, ensure that you do not inflate your life vest while seated, as once they are inflated, their bulk could impede upon and obstruct other passengers from safely evacuating the aircraft.

Another reason to not inflate your life vest while seated aboard the airplane is that if the airplane fills with water, passengers who have their life vests already inflated could risk floating to the top of the airplane, where they could potentially be trapped and not be able to escape — which is what reportedly happened aboard the Boeing 767-200ER airplane which operated as Ethiopian Airlines flight 961 after it was hijacked on the way from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on Saturday, November 23, 1996, which resulted in a crash landing on the water. 125 of the total of 175 people died because they inflated their life vests inside the aircraft and were trapped by rising water which filled the airplane and caused it to sink.

Also of interest: 6 Steps on How to Safely Use an Evacuation Slide In the Event of an Emergency
4/11/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Join Vietnam Airlines' Lotus Miles program on the 20th of each month to earn 2,000 miles. The offer is applicable through December 2019. Based on Vietnam’s time, GMT+7.
  • I always join airline and hotel programs when there is a bonus for doing so. I never know when the miles will be useful. Vietnam Airlines is a member of the Skyteam alliance.
Etihad Airways offers free Abu Dhabi stopover in new promotion.
  • The photo of the bare legged woman is really strange for this article. Isn't this an airline of a Muslim country?
4/10/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale. Domestic, Latin America and Caribbean, Europe. Book by April 17. Fly dates vary by destination. Remember to try your cities of interest, even if they are not on the list.
4/9/2019 Credit Cards I list an offer for the IHG credit card with a 120,000 points bonus plus a $50 credit. The standard offer and the commissionable one touted by bloggers do not have the $50 credit. You are welcome.
Intercontinental Hotels is my favorite hotel chain. It has properties most everywhere in the world, especially including expensive Europe. I particularly like the Holiday Inn Express properties, with free breakfast.
4/8/2019 Other Programs I Like Amtrak points now expire after 24 months of no activity in the account. This change from 3 years comes without warning, which is nothing new for Amtrak.

The sign-up bonuses for the dining programs of Delta, American, United Airlines, and IHG Rewards Club and Hilton HHonors were extended. Everyone who dines out should register one or more credit cards with one or more airline or hotel dining rewards programs. You might get surprised with some miles or points you didn't expect. Restaurants advertise their membership with these programs only on the program websites. Those websites have indeed introduced me to some very good restaurants, a few of which are still around.

4/8/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta miles award sale on flights to South America connecting through Atlanta. BOOK by 11:59 pm ET Thursday, April 11. TRAVEL July 4 - October 31, 2019.

TRAVEL IS FREE provides an excellent write-up on how to make very good use of United's stopover rules. They are strange and incredibly useful if you understand them.

4/8/2019 Credit Cards Mystery bonuses for airline shopping portals. Mine are 500 miles each for spending $200 by April 13. If you prefer another airline, I suggest you wait a few days to see what the competition offers.
4/5/2019 Credit Cards The standard offer for the free Hilton HHonors credit card bonus is 75,000 points. But there are referral links for 100,000 points for the same card. Read here.

I update my write-up of the Chase Freedom 3% cash back card I mentioned yesterday. I compare it to the 1.5% cash back plus $150 offer, still available via referral. Sometimes the 3% is better for the first year, sometimes worse. It is never better for subsequent years. Use a 2% cash back card instead.

4/4/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn double Alaska Airlines miles for travel between Everett – Paine Field (PAE) and Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Orange County (SNA), Phoenix (PHX), Portland (PDX), San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO), or San Jose (SJC) March 4, 2019 - April 30, 2019.
4/4/2019 Credit Cards Citibank has increased its offers for both the personal and the business American Airlines credit cards. 65K max for the personal card, 75K max for the business card. There are lesser offers for lesser spend requirements. The 2X miles categories for the business card were expanded. Both cards still waive the annual fee the first year.
  • I would expect Barclay Bank to match these offers soon.
  • Note that the bloggers' links will take you to lesser offers - 5,000 miles less each. You are welcome.

The United Airlines personal credit card now has a 60,000 miles total bonus. The annual fee is still waived the first year.

I list the Chase Freedom Unlimited card.

  • 3% cash back on all purchases in your first year up to $20,000 spent. After that, earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases, so switch to a 2% cash back card then.
  • 0% intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers. The latter is not recommended because of the 3% fee.
  • No annual fee.
  • 3% fee for foreign transactions. So use the State Department Federal Credit Union card for these.
4/3/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale. Domestic, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The Asia sale is for business class tickets. Book by April 10,2019. Travel dates vary by location. Remember to try your cities of interest, even if they are not on the list.

Register to earn double Alaska Airlines miles on qualifying QANTAS flights to Australia from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Dallas between May 1, 2019 and December 6, 2019.

4/2/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses The current list of American Airlines miles awards discounts is out.
  • Awards may be booked effective April 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019
  • Awards are valid for travel April 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019
  • Awards must be claimed by May 31, 2019
  • Award travel must originate in the 48 contiguous United States
4/2/2019 Credit Cards The bonus for the Fidelity Visa 2% cash back card was increased to $150. Compare to other 2% cash back cards. I use the State Department Federal Credit Union card, because it has no foreign transaction fee.
4/1/2019 Enjoy REI Introduces Adventures for Pets. (Consider the date.)
4/1/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn double miles for Alaska Airlines flights between select California and East Coast destinations April 1 - December 31, 2019.

The IHG Free Nights Faster promotion was extended to April 30 of this year.

3/30/2019 ?? Major Change: United MileagePlus Pricing Awards Starting at 5,000 Miles
3/27/2019 Credit Cards Hilton is offering $100 credits for some of its credit cards from links seen when making a dummy reservation. The links appear as banners on the payment page. You do not have to pay for (and therefore do not have to reserve) a stay. I saw different offers using private and non-private windows and from https://www3.hilton.com/en/index.html and https://hiltonhonors3.hilton.com/en/index.html, one for the free standard offer, one for the $95 Ascend offer, and one for the $95 business card. For the latter, click on the tab on the offer page for the personal card you get. All offer mega points bonuses. I had to first log in to see the offers. Doctor of Credit got me started looking into this.
3/27/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale, domestic, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Book by April 3, 2019. Fly dates vary by location. Remember to try your cities of interest , even if they are not on the list.
3/27/2019 Credit Cards I describe a way to find a 25,000 American Express Membership Rewards offer for its Everyday card. I find this card to be quite valuable. It has no annual fee, and guarantees that your MR points will not expire as long as you hold the card. MR points transfer 1,000:1,000 to a large number of airlines, including Delta.
3/26/250119 Registration and Other Bonuses 30% bonus for transferring your hotel points to Air Canada Aeroplan miles before April 22, 2019. Air Canada is a member of the Star Alliance, meaning that it has lots of partners, including United Airlines.
3/25/2019 ?? One Dollar Fares On Megabus are Available Now Through September 10, 2019 — But Hurry
3/23/2019 Credit Cards Apply for the Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express credit card before March 28, 2019, to receive 100,000 Marriott points and get the annual fee waived the first year. After that, the fee will be increased and not waived.
3/22/250119 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn double Alaska Airlines miles for flights on Japan Airlines or Cathay Packfic Airlines between Seattle and Tokyo March 31, 2019 through May 31, 2019.
3/21/250119 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn double Avios for many British Airways flights. Includes many flights of partners American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair. Plus 2019 additional Avios for completing 6 flight. Book your flights between 21 March and 19 April 2019. Fly before 31 December 2019.
3/20/2019 Credit Cards I previously mentioned that the excellent Chase Sapphire Preferred card bonus was increased to 60K Ultimate Rewards points, but the $95 annual fee is no longer waived the first year. Some people are seeing a 70k offer in “Select For You” part of their Chase online account, so be sure to check there first.
  • Update. The 50K offer with the annual fee waived the first year waived is still available.
3/20/250119 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets and tickets to Europe, Latin America, and Caribbean. Book by March 27, 2019. Fly dates vary by destination. Remember to try your cities of interest , even if they are not on the list.

Iberia Airlines is offering to Iberia Plus cardholders resident in the United States award tickets for flights from the U.S. to Madrid at a 25% discount in Avios. Book until 27th March for flights from 1st September until 14th December. Remember that you can transfer your Avios from British Air or Aer Lingus to Iberia. Also, you can transfer your Ultimate Rewards points or American Express Membership Reward points to Iberia.

3/19/2019 Credit Cards As anticipated, the United Airlines business credit card bonus was reduced to 50K miles. The 50K miles + $50 may still be available to you. (It was to me, today.) The 50K personal card special offer is still available. Also, I mention several ways to possibly find even a better offer for that one.

The excellent Chase Sapphire Preferred card bonus was increased to 60K Ultimate Rewards points, but the $95 annual fee is no longer waived the first year.

  • This card is my favorite personal card for travel expenses, as it gives double points for such things as airline tickets, cruises, hotels, and dining (even locally, and even MacDonald's). It even gives 2X points for local and other toll charges.
  • Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to United or Singapore Airlines or British Airways or Iberia or Aer Lingus or Air France KLM’s Flying Blue miles or Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, or Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group (Priority Club), Ritz-Carlton, or Marriott hotel points, 1,000:1,000. Also see 5 “Secret” Unofficial Chase Transfer Partners.
3/18/2019 ?? Interesting article. In my younger days I had similar experiences. Why I Decided to Travel the World Solo

This could be quite useful for folks traveling with an infant. It might also apply to other airlines. The Strange Way to Ticket Infant Travel on Qantas When Redeeming American Miles (How I Saved $1800 Traveling With My Daughter)

3/18/2019 Credit Cards View from the Wing says that there is a 100% bonus for transferring CapitalOne miles to Emirates Skywards through March 24. I think there is an error in the math here, but take a look if you have CapitalOne "miles". It's Venture credit card offers a 50,000 miles bonus. CapitalOne "miles" transfer to real airline miles to a large number of airlines, usually at a ratio of 1,000:750. The bonus is good news for us, as it indicates that CapitalOne is getting into the bonus miles transfer game.

25% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards point to Air France miles, through April 29, 2019. Log into your account to see the offer.

3/13/250119 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets. Book by March 20, 2019. Fly May 1 - June 27, 2019. Remember to try your cities of interest , even if they are not on the list.

Why You Should Transfer Your La Quinta Returns Points to Wyndham Rewards Now

3/13/2019 Credit Cards I updated my section on the very interesting Virgin Atlantic credit card. They can get you to lots of places on its or its partner's miles for not many miles.
3/12/2019 Credit Cards Hawaiian Airlines now had a 75,000 miles bonus for its personal credit card.
3/12/250119 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Hawaii. Book by March 14, 2019. Fly March 15 – May 22, 2019. Remember to try your departure city and/or another Hawaiian destination, even if it is not on the list.
3/11/2019 Credit Cards United Several bloggers say that the United Airlines 75k miles business card offer ends March 18. I link to 2 different pages for this offer. One of them mentions this expiration date and one doesn't. We shall see...
3/8/2019 ?? I like this article: If I Want The Comforts of Home, I Will Stay at Home.
3/7/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets. Book by March 13, 2019. Travel April 23 - May 23, 2019. Remember to check for other cities than those listed.

https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/promotion.mi?promotion=DU19Register by May 21, 2019, for double points starting with your second stay at Marriott properties March 19 - June 4, 2019.

3/6/2019 Credit Cards In addition to the 60K miles special offer for Delta Airlines personal credit card, there is a 70K special offer plus other attractive goodies for its business card. Read about both here. They both expire April 3.
3/5/2019 ?? Luke Perry Had a Charming Trick to Calm Screaming Kids on Airplanes. I think I will carry a few balloons with me in the future.
3/5/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Amtrak is offering double points after you register for Double Days. Promotion runs from March 18 – May 18, 2019.

Transfer LaQuinta to Wyndham Points Before March 31

3/4/2019 Credit Cards American Express Delta Offers – Up To 75,000 Miles + $200 Statement Credit – No Lifetime Language. Doctor of Credit says "These are available again, people who weren’t targeted before are now targeted".

Southwest Airlines is now selling tickets to Hawaii. Presumable these should be available with SWA points, thought I haven' checked. Time to get SWA credit cards, for their bonuses? Updates:

3/3/2019 Credit Cards Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade To The IHG Premier Card. Apply for it, instead, to get the mega bonus. Yes, you can have both the old and the new card.
3/3/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses View from the Wing tells us how to easily get status with Alaska Airlines: Match with another airline, or two coast to coast round trips. (Trips must occur March 6 — May 31, 2019)

30% bonus when you convert your hotel points into British Airways Avios through March 31, 2019.

3/1/2019 Credit Cards 15% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to Avianca miles through April 1, 2019. Avianca is a member of the Star Alliance.

I list the interesting Navy Federal Credit Union Flagship Rewards Credit Card special offer, which expires September 3 of this year. $500 bonus. 3% cash back on travel expenses; 2% on everything else.

2/28/2019 Credit Cards The Alaska Airlines credit cards, both personal and business, now offer a 40,000 miles bonus.

The Delta Airlines bonus for its personal credit card has increased to 60,000 miles.

The Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) credit card now offers a 120,000 points bonus. This is a super deal. It also offers a free night after you pay the annual fee for the second year, and the fourth night free if you book the same property for 4 consecutive nights. I have stayed at Holiday Inn Express properties and other IGH properties (for free, of course) more that any other brand's properties. They are most everywhere in the world.

2/28/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale for domestic tickets - as low as 10,000 miles round trip. Book by March 6, 2019 . Travel March 20 - April 10, 2019. Remember to check for other cities than those listed.
2/27/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale - 128,000 miles round trip to Europe in business class. Book by March 1, 2019. Travel August 7 through September 5, 2019. Remember to check for other cities than those listed.
2/26/2019 Credit Cards I now list two cards from CapitalOne that have 50,000 CapitalOne "miles" bonuses, which transfer to real airline miles to a large number of airlines, usually at a ratio of 1,000:750. One of these is a personal card. The other is a business card.

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