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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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3/23/2023 ?? Where to Find Accurate Airline Seat Maps in 2023. Apparently it is no longer SeatGuru.

JetBlue sale from $44 one-way. Book by today.

3/22/2023 ?? So you are ready to escape the weather you are getting? Hawaiian Airlines is advertising fares to Hawaii as low as $91 for flights from April 17 to May 23, 2023. This sale ends tomorrow.
3/20/2023 Credit Cards The Southwest Airlines Plus and Premier credit cards now offer 50,000 points for their acquisition.
3/19/2023 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit says that there is an in Chase Bank branch offer of 90,000 Ultimate Rewards points for the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card. This is a super offer, so it is worth visiting a Chase branch office to see if it is available. The standard offer is 60K points.
  • It has been my experience that you must actually visit the branch office to get these types of offers. They won't even talk to you about them on the phone.
  • 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 or Emirates 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

Amtrak increased it offers for its credit cards - 20K for the free card and 40K for the annual fee card. Both offer extra goodies.

3/19/2023 ?? Delta Airlines has a page listing its award deals.

You can travel around Spain for free by train this summer.

The Last Leg: How to Get From the Airport to Your Destination. I find that most airport websites world wide list the options for transit from them.

3/19/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses If you must actually pay money for a stay, from January 1 through April 30, 2023, Hilton will give you two ways to earn. Enjoy Double Points on every stay, plus 1,000 Bonus Points each time you stay with a different brand within the Hilton portfolio. Register.

If you must actually pay money for stays, Wyndham offers extra points and other goodies for them. Register and then book direct by May 14; complete your stay by May 19, 2023.

3/14/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses Southwest Airlines is offering a 20% discount when you redeem Rapid Rewards points for flights:
  • This is valid for bookings made through Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • This is valid for travel through Wednesday, May 24, 2023
  • Use promotion code SAVE20NOW at the time of booking
3//2023 Credit Cards Earn Up to 5x Bilt Points on Every Lyft Ride.
  • Everyone who rents should acquire the Bilt credit card. It offers 1 point per $1 spend on rent, and more for special categories. Its 1:1 transfer partners include Hyatt, AA, and UA. No annual fee. So that's a couple of domestic trips for paying the rent you would pay anyway.
  • I updated my Bilt write-up.
3/8/2023 Other Programs I Like SunPower, a seller of solar power systems, offers 75,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles for the installation of a SunPower Residential System.
3/7/2023 Buying Stuff 500 bonus miles when you spend $200 on the American Airlines shopping portal through March 13, 2023. Details.
3/7/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses Earn double points when you register and then travel on Amtrak trains through April 28, 2023.
3/2/2023 Credit Cards The bonus for acquiring the Marriott Business card was increased to 125,000 points.
3/1/2023 ?? A great new trick for finding Delta partner and award availability

Hawaiian Airlines now offers fares of as low as $99 for flights from the mainland to Hawaii. Fares must be booked by March 7, 2023, and are valid for travel over various dates in April, May and June of 2023

Taiwan to pay tourists to visit the country

Refer a friend to Virgin Red - both earn 2,000 points

3/1/2023 Credit Cards The Alaska Airlines Business Credit Card now offers a 70,000 miles bonus, plus other interesting goodies. This can probably be combined with a 70,000 or 72,000 mles offer for the personal card.

Through Thursday, March 30, 2023, you can receive a 30% bonus when you transfer Capital One miles to Virgin Red. Details.

2/26/2023 Buying Stuff 500 or 1,000 points for shopping at the Southwest Airlines shopping portal through March 8, 2023, via this link.

Be sure to see what the competition offers.

2/22/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses If you must actually pay money for a Hyatt stay, register between February 21 and April 30, 2023, to receive 3,000 Bonus Points for every 2 Eligible Nights at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide between March 20 and May 26, 2023, plus another 500 Bonus Points for stays at certain cities if you hold a Hyatt credit card.
2/21/2023 ?? Hawaiian Airlines offers fares for flights to Hawaii for as low as $136 one way. At these prices I would consider paying cash for the ticket instead of using miles.
2/20/2023 Credit Cards You can now earn up to 100,000 points for acquiring Chase's Air Canada Aeroplan credit card for U.S. residents, plus a nice bonus for spending. Air Canada is a member of the Star Alliance, meaning you can use those points to fly to most anywhere in the world on Air Canada and/or partner metal. Read the View from the Wing write-up for this card to see all of its really good benefits.
2/18/2023 Credit Cards There are now two offers for the Marriott Boundless credit card. One is for 100,000 points, and the other is for 75,000 points plus a $300 Marriott gift card.
2/16/2023 ?? 30% Off Virgin Atlantic Award Travel. Book February 16 – 28, 2023 for flights departing February 16 – May 31, 2023.
2/16/2023 Credit Cards Capital One Sending 2022 1099s Forms That Include The Value Of Statement Credits.
You may read about the very interesting Capital One credit cards offers here.
2/14/2023 ?? Wide Open Qantas Business Class Award Space To Australia. You may use American Airlines miles or British Air Avios to get one. Our December trip to Australia a few years ago was impossibly hot. Winter season should be much more pleasant.
2/12/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses If you must actually pay money for a Marriott stay, register by April 9, 2023, to earn 1,000 Marriott bonus points and 1 additional Elite Night Credit on each eligible paid night February 7 through April 23, 2023 — all with no earning limits.
2/12/2023 Credit Cards Southwest Airlines has changed its offers for the Plus and Premier personal credit cards to a Companion Pass® through February 28, 2024, plus 30,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. The more expensive offers of 60K and 80K points still exist

The Marriott Bold and Boundless personal credit cards now offer 60,OOO and 100,000 points for acquiring them.

Miles to Memories says you can find an offer of 50,000 miles plus $400 0r $300 for Delta Airlines' personal or business credit cards by doing a dummy booking. Compare to the offers of much more miles but no cash.

  • For help on figuring out the value of miles, click here.
  • 2/9/2023 Credit Cards The Hilton Surpass card now offers 150,000 points. The business card now offers 165,000 points. You may find info and links to the Hilton credit cards here.
    2/7/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn 2,000 bonus points every 2 nights through April 14, 2023, at thousands of IHG® Hotels & Resorts around the world.​

    Register to earn bonus points for paid stays at Best Western properties through May 7, 2023.

    2/6/2023 Buying Stuff Shopping bonus. 500 extra miles for spending $200 at the American Airlines shopping portal through February 13, 2023.

    Shopping bonus. 500 extra miles for spending $150 at the Alaska Airlines shopping portal through February 13, 2023.

    500 bonus miles or 1,000 miles for shopping at United Airlines shopping portal.

    I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers.

    2/3/2023 ?? Quick Points: Use Flying Blue's hidden calendar search tool to find better award tickets.
    • American Express Membership Rewards points (and others) transfer to Flying Blue.
    • I wonder if finding the flight here you could then try to book it via Delta Airlines miles, either on line or via a phone call.

    Best ways to get to Africa using miles in 2023.

    • My only visit to Africa was to Morocco via Overseas Adventure Travel. I highly recommend both the country and the company. You may read about OAT and get a discount here.
    2/2/2023 Credit Cards Delta Airlines has greatly improved its offer for its personal credit card - now 70,000 miles plus a 15% discount on award travel. The business card offers 75,000 miles plus the 15% discount. The offers end March 29, 2023. You should be able to get both cards, giving you enough miles to get most anywhere in the world in comfort.
    2/2/2023 ?? Round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu starting at $200 are available throughout February on various carriers, including Alaska Airlines. Details.
    2/1/2023 Credit Cards TODAY ONLY: 100% Transfer Bonus To Hawaiian And Up To 6x Points Earning From Bilt Rewards
    1/31/2023 Registration and Other Bonuses Register for double points for stays at Choice Hotels properties through March 6, 2023.

    You can now exchange points between Choice Hotels and Radisson Rewards. The ratio of exchange is two Choice Privileges points to one Radisson Rewards Americas point.

    Register to earn earn 1,000 bonus points and 1 bonus Elite Night Credit each night for stays at Marriott properties February 7 through April 23, 2023. Registration ends April 9, 2023.

    Save Big On Marriott Hotels By Booking Them Through Airbnb. But you may not get the points for the stay.

    The Intercontinental Hotels Group offer of 2K points for 2 stays seems to have been extended to 14 April 2023. Even if you registered before, I suggest you register again, as this offer may be a different one.

    Delta SkyMiles Members have more opportunities to earn when they rent with Hertz, including additional miles and new status matches for Silver Medallions. Of course if you rent from Hertz, you risk arrest when they screw up your return of their car. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I think Thrifty also has an arrangement with Hertz.

    • Many years ago when I looked into partnerships between airlines and car rental companies, I found that to get the miles you had to pay more for the rental. It wasn't worth it. Please tell me if this has changed. Thanks.
    1/31/2023 Credit Cards Biggest Ever: 90,000 Chase Point Offers For No Annual Fee Ink Cards. To convert these point to airline miles or hotel points, you first need an Ultimate Rewards card. Then you can move the Chase points to Ultimate Rewards points, and then to airline miles or hotel points on a very large choice of either. The Ultimate Rewards points cards have there own mega-bonuses. Work this right to get several business international business class tickets.

    Bilt Rewards Now Provides Free Point.me Award Search. Anyone paying rent is leaving miles on the table by not using the Bilt credit card. Point.me is a super valuable tool for finding miles awards tickets.

    1/31/2023 ?? How to save money on traveling by train in Europe.
    • I do recommend skipping first class in favor of second. Second is quite comfortable, and traveling in it gets me into very interesting conversations. Most Europeans, especially the younger ones, speak English, often perfectly.
    • Since I usually confine myself to one county per trip when traveling in Europe, I tend to buy the pass for that country. I have used the The Swiss Travel Pass many times. (Switzerland is my favorite European country.) It gives access to most of the entire Swiss transportation system, including rail, postal bus, and lifts. Now some of those are private, but even some of those offer a discount with the pass (always ask). And what fun the postal buses are! These are often the only way to travel over passes. Rail systems tend to go under them.
    Great Summer Business Class Saver Award Space To Europe On United
    1/27/2023 Credit Cards The bonus for acquiring either of the Intercontinental Hotels Group personal credit cards was increased to 175,000 points. This is my favorite lodging points program. IHG properties are most everywhere in the world.
    1/24/2023 Click for Miles, Money, and Good Causes Some help with Swaqbucks: Participants in the Swagbucks program should sign-up with Swag Codes Spoiler, which sends an email whenever a swagcode is posted. Easy. This page tells you how to do this. Also, about once a week Swagbucks will send out a message saying Money Maker on it, offering 5 SB's for simply clicking on the message. This works. Super easy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1/11/2023 Other Programs I Like Collect British Airways Avios with Heathrow Express. 5 Avios / £1.
    1/9/2023 Buying Stuff Bonus for shopping at United Airlines portal through January 18, 2023. Up to 1,000 bonus miles.
    • I would wait a few days to see what the competition offers.
    1/5/2023 ?? As Low as $99 One Way Between Hawaii and United States Mainland 2023 — Purchase Today Only
    1/3/2023 ?? Alaska Airlines fare sale - as low as $39 one way. Ends Thursday.
    1/2/2023 Credit Cards 20% bonus for transfer of American Express Membership Rewards points to Hawaiian Airlines miles through January 31, 2023.
    1/2/2023 Other Programs I Like Marriott's Eat Around Town bonus was extended and greatly improved. Compare to other dining programs. I updated that way out of date section today. You may use different credit cards to register for more than one.
    • Everyone who might dine at restaurant should register one or more credit cards with a Rewards Network (iDine)program. Restaurants advertise the miles bonuses for dining with them only on their own sections of the Rewards Network website. No sign on the door, no mention in their ads. So even if you don't actively seek miles this way, you might get a pleasant surprise. I describe the program here.
    1/2/2023 ?? Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

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