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.
Polite comments, notices of errors, dead links, new ideas, etc, would be most appreciated. Click here.
You may opt to be notified of changes to this page by doing the following:
|5/24/2013||Registration and Other Bonuse||20% or 40% discount for buying or gifting United Airlines miles through 11:59 p.m. CT on June 30, 2013. Still a terrible deal, but if you are going to buy a few miles anyway to top off your account to get a specific award you know is availble, you might as well get the bonus. (Via View from the Wing.)|
Three more Audience Rewards trivia questions were added. I provide the answers to all six of them for all four programs - a recurring every 10 days or so easy 12 miles or points each after you set it up - I show you how. (U.S. Air, Delta Airlines, Starwood, and Best Buy). Answer these now - they can disappear after awhile. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Performing Arts Tickets section.)
The 2,000 United Airlines miles offer for joining a gym was extended. The Gyms are Anytime Fitness, Bally Total Fitness, Curves, 24 Hour Fitness, New York Sports Clubs, and more. I no longer see an expiration date for this offer. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Gyms section.)
|5/23/2013||Buying Stuff||Special offer: 630 My Coke Rewards Points will get you 2,000 Priority Club® Rewards Points for an undefined limited time. Please tell me when this offer disappears. Thanks. (Via MilesQuest) (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs|
|5/23/2013||Registion and Other Bonuses||Canadians can convert their RBC Rewards points into AMERICAN AIRLINES AADVANTAGE miles and receive 20% more. Offer valid until June 30, 2013. (Via Rewards Canada)|
The Miles Professor tells us about a Citi ThankYou Card offer available only at your Citibank branch office:
The United MileagePlus® Explorer Card will stop charging the rip-off 3% foreign transaction fee starting June 1, 2013.
|5/22/2013||Registion and Other Bonuses||Million Miles Secrets has an excellent article, 18 Ways To Use Lufthansa Miles. Very useful if you get the 50,000 miles Lufthansa credit card offer.|
|5/22/2013||Charities||Special offer: Through June 30, 2013, American Airlines AAdvantage members can earn a one-time award of 250 AAdvantage miles for a minimum donation of $50, or 500 AAdvantage miles for a donation of $100 or more to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.|
|5/21/2013||Charities||Here are links to the means of donating miles to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Both are active in the disaster relief in Oaklahoma. (Via the Mommy Points post on how to help Oklahoms tornado victims.)|
|5/20/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||Rewards Canada says "RBC Avion cardholders (Infinite and Platinum) that the much coveted 50% transfer bonus for RBC Rewards points to British Airways Executive Club Avios is coming back soon! The promotion will run from July 1st to 31st so now is the time to ramp up your spending if you have been planning to take advantage of this great transfer bonus." The link for this offer is not yet alive. Stay tuned.|
|5/20/2013||Credit Cards||The Gold Delta SkyMiles(R) Credit Card from American Express offer for 40,000 miles after spending $1,000 in three months was extended to June 23, 2013. The offer is available for both the personal and the business cards. You should be able to get both. (On the Annual Fee Cards page, though that fee is waived the first year.)|
I added Greyhound Adoption Kennel to my list of worthy causes that earn money by your shopping on Amazon.com via their links. Please tell me of any similar offers you find from good causes. Please include a link to the offer, so I can list it here. Thanks.
A very good way to shop at Amazon would be to use the excellent Ink Bold® Business Card or the Ink Plus® Business Card to earn 5 Chase Ultimate Rewards points/$1 spent at Amazon buy buying its gift cards at an office supply store like Office Depot, OfficeMax, or Staples. Then you can still shop via the worthy causes link to help them.
I confirmed yesterday that the United MileagePlus® Explorer Card 50K + 5K + 10K offer can be obtained by visiting your local Chase Bank office. Call first to be sure it is still available. Please tell me when it is no longer available through you local branch. Thanks.
|5/19/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register, then book at ChoiceHotels.com or 800.4CHOICE and after your second qualifying trip with arrival between May 23 and August 21, 2013 you’ll receive to receive enough bonus points to reach the 8,000 point level, which can be redeemed until November 1, 2013, for one $50 gift card at defined retailers on ChoiceHotels.com/giftcard. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)
The Points Guy reports that now through 11:59pm CT tomorrow, United is offering up to a 30% discount on purchased United miles. MileagePlus members will save 30% on the purchase of 15,000 ore MileagePlus award miles or more, or save 20% on the purchase of 5,000-14,000 miles. You can buy miles for yourself, or you can gift miles to others. You can buy up to 100,000 miles per calendar year. Use the links provided to get the bonus. Still a terrible deal, but if you are going to buy a few miles anyway to top off your account to get a specific award you know is availble, you might as well get the bonus.
|5/18/2013||Buying Stuff||I provide the answers to the Audience Rewards trivia questions for all four programs - a recurring every 10 days or so easy 6 miles or points each after you set it up - I show you how. (U.S. Air, Delta Airlines, Starwood, and Best Buy). Answer these now - they can disappear after awhile. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Performing Arts Tickets section.)|
|5/17/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
New small business program: United Airlines MileagePlus Small Business Network.
Up to 29% bonus for purchasing British Airways Avios. Still a terrible deal, but if you are going to buy a few Avios to top off your account for an award you know is availaible, you might as well get the bonus. Log in to see the deals, which I leave it to you to read. (Via LoyaltyLobby)
|5/16/2013||Many||The Miles Professor has an interesting post: West Coast to Hawaii for 12,500 British Airways Avios Each Way. You can fly on American or Alaska Airlines. 12,500 Avios is very cheap compared to using the miles of other airlines. The easiest way to get those Avios is via the 50,000 bonus Avios credit card offer. That would get you two roundtrips to Hawaii from the West Coast for the annual fee of $95. Not bad.|
|5/16/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||The double credit offer for AirTran flights was extended to June 12. You must register first.|
|5/15/2013||Buying Stuff||ScoreBig offers United Airlines miles for purchase of sports and performing arts tickets: 5 miles earned per $1 spent plus 1,000 bonus award miles if they complete their first purchase of at least $30 with ScoreBig by September 30, 2013. Apparently they give you the opportunity to bid on tickets to get a discounted price. Mommy Points gives a good explanation of the program. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Performing Arts and Sports Tickets sectionn)|
You will receeive 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. Flights must be booked with outbound travel commencing from now through December 31, 2013. Use promotion code: CARDOFFERU. I leave it to you to read the details. (On the Annual Fee Cards page.)
A reader asked me "Can I have more than one credit card 'attached' to a frequent flyer account that feeds into that account? (Right now we have Visas for United and a MC for one of our American accounts - will get one for other AAdvantage account). I think my answer might be use to many of my readers. So, at the risk of this page sounding like a blog (heaven forbid!), here it is: Yes. Examples:
|5/15/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register to receive a 50% U.S. Airways miles bonus for hotel stays and car rentals with U.S. Airways partners. Miles must be reported by the hotel or car rental agency after registration and between May 1, 2013 and July 31, 2013. You must request Dividend Miles from the partner when making your reservation. You must be subscribed to US Airways e-Statement and Earn More Miles emails in order to register for this promotion.
Southwest Airlines' Double Points and Double Tier Qualifying Points promotion has been extended through June 15, 2013. You must register for it.
Special offer for the
You can find details of the Upromise program here. Apparently you get cash back for online purchases, and you can use your rebates to deposit cash into a Sally May bank account or a tax-deferred 529 Plan, to pay down a Sally Mae student loan, or to just receive a check. For 529 plan accounts, compare to Fidelity's 529 College Rewards American Express card, which essentially gives 2% back on everything. You could get both.
|5/13/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register, then stay two or more consecutive nights anytime between May 13 and July 21, 2013 at any of the more than 1,000 participating Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide to earn 10,000 bonus Points for each eligible stay. (Via LoyaltyLobby)
Up to30% bonus miles when you buy 20,000 or more American Airlines miles through May 17, 2013. Still a terrible deal, but it might be useful if you need some miles top off your account for an award you know is available.
|5/12/2013||All||View from the Wing has a useful post on How to Keep Your Miles from Expiring.|
After you register for one of the excellent Fidelity Investment offers (up to 50,000 miles from American, United, or Delta Airlines), but before you transfer assets to Fidelity, call them at 800-544-3719 or the number you use for your account and ask them to verify that you are eligible for and are registered for the offer you want. Once the say yes, ask the rep to write a note in your account saying that he or she did this verification. Then (as has happened to me twice, last time today), if you get an email saying you are not eligible for the offer for which you registered, call them again, asking them to read the notes on your account. They will probably tell you that the email was automated and was sent in error and that they will hand babysit the funding and resultant miles. They have done this successfully in the past. (In the Stock and Bond Brokers page.)
|5/9/2013||Finance||Serious caution: Read FrequentMiler's problems with SunTrust and his following readers' comments. This would seriously discourage me from trying the SunTrust debit card - Delta Airlines miles offer. (In the Banks Section.)|
Rewards Canada mentions offers for Canadians for the American Express Gold Card for Canadians and the The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN for Canadians. (On the Annual Fee Cards page in the
|5/9/2013||Buying Stuff||The 25,000 American Airlines offer from DIRECT TV was extended to July 31. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Satellite TV Service section.)|
|5/8/2013||Buying Stuff||I provide the answers to the Audience Rewards trivia questions for all four programs - a recurring every 10 days or so easy 12 miles or points each after you set it up - I show you how. (U.S. Air, Delta Airlines, Starwood, and Best Buy). Answer these now - they can disappear after awhile. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Performing Arts Tickets section.)|
|5/7/2013||Credit Cards||The Lufthansa credit card offer saga continues: Enough people have reported that although the $2,500 spend application goes through, it is not being honored by Barclays. They say it is an expired offer. So I deleted the link to it. I wonder why they still have it online? If you tried this application, first verify that it was not honored by calling Barclay's reconsideration number - (866)369-1283, then just apply for the regular $5,000 spend offer.|
|5/6/2013||Finance||The SunTrust debit card offer was improved: 5,000 Delta Airlines miles for opening a checking account and purchasing ($75/year) and using its Check (debit) card - Plus between May 1 and June 30, 2013, earn another 5,000 miles after $1,000 in qualified purchases within the first 90 days after opening the account. (In the Banks section.)|
|5/6/2013||Credit Cards||As the blog and discussion board information on the Lufthansa credit card offers evolve, more and more informaion is uncovered. I love it! A downside to the $2,500 spend offer is that the terms indicate that you may be approved for a lesser card with a lesser sign-up bonus of just 5,000 miles – which is a real risk with Barclay’s. The official $5,000 offer indicates that you will receive the same bonus for either card. Also, the $2,500 spend offer gives only 1 mile/$2 of purchases. The $5,000 spend offer gives 2 mile/$1 on Miles & More integrated airline ticket purchases, and 1 mile/$1 spent on other purchases. And, oh yes, I fixed the link on the banner - it now goes to the correct offer.|
|5/4/2013||Credit Cards||If you try for the Lufthansa credit card offer with the $2,500 spend requirement, then after submitting your application, check to be sure it was received by going to the bank's check application page, and/or calling it's reconsideration number (866)369-1283. Barclays has a history of not receiving applications from otherwise apparently valid offers.|
|5/3/2013||Other Programs I Like||
Support breast cancer research: Now through May 31, you will earn 15 American Airlines AAdvantage miles for every dollar you donate (instead of the usual 10) to Susan G. Komen® through American’s Miles for the Cure program. (Via AAdvantageGeek) (In the Charities section.)
The first 5,000 people to donate to the American Cancer Society by May 31, 2013, via Delta's Day of Hope offer will receive bonus miles for the dontation:
|5/3/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||Register July 31, 2013 for the Marriott Rewards® Unexpected Bonus. The bonus offered varies, so take a look to see what you get.|
I added some cautions from personal experience with the 25,000 miles $100 cash back offers for the Alaska Airlines credit cards, and how I handled Bank of America's screw-up. (On the Annual Fee Cards page.)
A much improved Lufthansa credit card offer: 20,000 miles after first purchase, plus 30,000 more miles after spending $5,000 in 90 days. (On the Annual Fee Cards page.)
|5/2/2013||Other Programs I Like||The Whiteboard offers miles for surveys. Membership is by invitation only. Currently you can get an invitation from U.S. Airways. (In the Surveys section.)|
|5/2/2013||Credit Cards||I updated the link for Delta Airlines' credit card offers for Canada, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Caribbean. Most have bonus miles for applying and using the card. Some waive the first year annual fee. (On the Annual Fee Cards page.)|
|5/2/2013||Buying Stuff||A few days after April 27, the Audience Rewards trivia questions I posted were removed. Then a day or two after that, questions from April 17 were posted. If you already answered those questions, you can not get credit again. But if you missed those then, you may find their answers now here, from InACents.com. I will leave the questions of April 27 on my website, as I don't know what they are going to do next. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Performing Arts Tickets section.)|
|5/1/2013||Student Programs||I added a link and a banner to the CreditCards.com student credit cards page within my section on how to find Credit cards for college students.|
On May 1, 2013, I was able to find a special offer for the Capital One® Cash Rewards Visa credit card on the CreditCards.com Exclusive offers via CARDMATCH pageTM. Fill out the information (need not enter your Social Security number), then see what you get. The offer I saw:
Some help for students:
|5/1/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||25% to 100% bonus for buying or gifting U.S. Airways miles May 1 - 31, 2013. Still a terrible deal, but it might be useful if you need to top off your account for an award you know is avialable. I leave it to you to read the details.|
|5/1/2013||Finance||The rules for earning American Airlines miles for BankDirect accounts will change for the worse June 1, 2013. The most significant change is that the $200,000 limit on which you may be depending to make the offer worthwhile after the $12/month fee changes to $50,000. The easiest way to see all of the changes is to do a word search on "June" within my BankDirect section. Be sure to click on the page you get (important) before searching. (In the Banks section.)|
|4/30/2013||Credit Cards||There is now an Alaska Airlines credit card offer for 25,000 miles after approval plus a $100 credit after spending $1,000 in 90 days. But the same offer without the minimum spend still appears to be available if you follow my directions.|
|4/29/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register for double Starpoints® on all eligible stays May 1 through July 31, 2013, plus 500 additional bonus Starpoints for each eligible booking made through the spg.com mobile site. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)
Frequent Flyer Bonuses tells us how to receive 1,000 bonus Hilton HHonors points for joining the program through July 31, 2013. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)
|4/29/2013||Buying Stuff||Note that the 25% - 100% U.S. Airways miles bonus for purchases April 22 – June 23, 2013, applies to Dividend Miles StoreFront, Skymall, FTD, Teleflora, 1800Flowers, FedEx, Rewards Network dining (iDine), the Vinesse and Wine Insiders wine clubs. Be sure to register. Links to the businessess mentioned are provided on the registration page. The dining bonus seems to be partcularly easy for those who frequently dine at restaurants.|
|4/29/2013||Other Programs I Like||FedEx offers: 500 Hilton HHonors points for first shipment, 1-2 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points/dollar spent, and discounts of up to 26%. (In the Programs for Businesses > Other programs for businesses section.)|
|4/29/2013||Credit Cards||An improved Hilton HHonors American Express credit card offer: 50,000 points after spending $750 in the first three months, and improved bonus points offers for certain types of purchases. Expires May 31, 2013. Note that the Hilton Visa 40,000 or 50,000 points offers are still available. You should be able to get both the Amex and the Visa cards. (On the Free Cards page.)|
|4/28/2013||Finance||Post #11 on this flyertalk thread provides a link to the Bank of America Alaska Airlines debit card, which Post #15 verifies that it still works. Just click on the appropriate button, and then on Continue. With a great deal of futzing I was able to navigate to this page from Bank of America's home page. Sorry - I can't remember exactly how I did that. Previously (and currently for those of us who still have it), the card offered 1 mile/$2 spent for a $30 annual fee. It also offered 3,000 miles for obtaining the card. But I am unable to find this information as of April 28, 2013. Use at your own risk. I doubt that your bank branch office will be able to help you. (In the Banks section.)|
|4/28/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||Priority Club Insider says you can earn 5,000 bonus Priority Club points when you stay Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday nights (two consecutive nights total) within 90 days. Register, then stay within 90 days (so be sure to time it right). The link provided does not go to a page that describes the offer, and no info is provided about where the offer was found. But this sort of bonus is the specialty of Priority Club Insider, so it is probably accurate. Use code 7637. No expiration date is provided - the post is dated April 19, 2013. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)|
|4/27/2013||Buying Stuff||I provide the answers to the Audience Rewards trivia questions for all four programs - a recurring every 10 days or so easy 10 miles or points each after you set it up - I show you how. (U.S. Air, Delta Airlines, Starwood, and Best Buy). Answer these now - they can disappear after awhile. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Performing Arts Tickets section.)|
|4/25/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Save 30% when you book your JetBlue award ticket by tomorrow and travel between May 2 and June 26, 2013. I leave it to you to read the details. (Via One Mile at a Time.)
Priority Club has renewed its offer of 300 Priority Club points for answering 5 easy multiple choice questions on this quiz. This may be targeted, but it's certainly worth a shot. This is a repeat quiz. If you did it before (a few years ago, I think), you will get a message saying so and will not get the credit. Answers: Think all of these, 4,300, and 50 nights or 60,000 points. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)
|4/22/2013||Buying Stuff||Register for a 25% - 100% U.S. Airways miles bonus for purchases April 22 – June 23, 2013. Note the list of participating partners is more than just the Dividend Miles StoreFront. (In the Shop On Line > Airline Shopping Portals section.)|
|4/22/2013||Credit Cards||3 points/$1 spent at restaurants the first Friday of each month when you pay with your Chase Sapphire Preferred (SM) Card . I leave it to you to read the details. (On the Bank and Other Travel Cards page.)|
|4/22/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||35% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios by June 7, 2013. (Via View from the Wing.)|
The Capital One® SparkSM Cash for Business Visa Credit Card offers 2% cash back on every purchase, a $100 cash bonus for spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, and
$50 cash bonus for signing up for one or more employee cards. $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $59 after that. The advantages of this card over the 2% cash back American Express card from Fidelity Investments are
|4/20/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
500, 1,000, or 1,500 United Airlines miles for booking your hotel through united.com/hotels between April 17 and May 17, 2013, for stays between April 17 and July 14, 2013. I leave it to you to read the details. I don't know if booking this way causes you to forgo the hotel points you would otherwise receive.
100% bonus for purchase of Taca/Avianca Lifemiles April 8-30, 2013. I leave it to you do the math and read the terms and conditions
Cash back to Tamalpais High School from Amazon.com. I retired as a math teacher from Tamalpais High school more years ago than I care to admit. Apparently the school has a rather amazing deal wherein it receives 10% of the amount you purchase (all purchases and not just the books!). As a former math teacher, I do hope there is not a decimal point error there. But if you have no better way to shop at Amazon, this method is well worth doing. Tam High is a very good school.
How to get the 25,000 miles Alaska Airlines miles credit card offer with a $100 statement credit, thus giving you a $25 profit after the annual plus the free 25K miles. (Via One Mile at a Time.) The general consensus is that the credit card is very churnable. The Alaska Airlines miles program is becoming increasingly valuable with its very interesting and useful collection of partner airlines and the fact that it is starting to offer one way awards on those partners. (All of its awards on its own metal are one way.) (On the Annual Fee Cards page.)
In addition to the up front $100 bonus, the Chase Freedom® Visa credit card now offers 5% Cash Back on up to $1,500 spent between Apr 1 and Jun 30, 2013 at restaurants, movie theaters, and Lowe's®. Not bad if you are doing a home remodel. Chase Freedom points can be combined with the Ultimate Rewards points from the excellent Chase Sapphire Preferred (SM) Card or Ink Bold® Business Card or the Ink Plus® Business Card if you have one of these cards.
|4/17/2013||Buying Stuff||I provide the answers to the Audience Rewards trivia questions for all four programs - 12 miles or points each (U.S. Air, Delta Airlines, Starwood, and Best Buy). Answer these now - they can disappear after awhile. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Performing Arts Tickets section.)|
|4/16/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||Receive triple LifeMiles when you purchase your Avianca and TACA tickets with a LifeMiles Visa Signature® Card. This offer expires and tickets must be purchased by July 31, 2013. You can get this card with a 20,000 miles bonus with your first card use. Taca/Avianca is a Star Alliance member. (The card is on the Credit Cards > Annual Fee Cards page, though that fee is waived the first year.)|
|4/15/2013||Credit Cards||Apparently the official AirTran credit card offer is now for 16 credits. But as of tonight the 32 credit offer could still be found online. Try this landing page and/or this application page. Remember that AirTran credits can be used on Southwest Airlines, and visa versa. Please tell me when these links no longer work, or whether or not you get an error page when you submit your application. Also, if you get that error page, be sure to call the Chase reconsideration line to see if your application when through, and if it was accepted. 888-245-0625. Thanks. (On the Annual Fee Cards page.)|
|4/15/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Frequent flyers on Air Canada metal should register for its Earn Your Wings bonus for bonus miles for flights. Rewards Canada explains how it works. Book your flights and fly between April 11 and June 16, 2013, inclusively.
Convert points from Air Canada Aeroplan partners to earn up to 40,000 bonus Aeroplan miles. See the table to see what you would get. Note that Starwood is on the list, meaning 20,000 Starpoints would get you 29,000 Aeroplan miles. Valid until May 13, 2013. (Via Rewards Canada.)
|4/13/2013||Other Programs I Like||EnergyPlus Special Offer - 12,500 American Airlines miles. This one is for PA residents, but try modifying the URL for your state (MD, NY, NJ, etc). (In the Energy section, where you will find many other Energy Plus offers.)|
|4/13/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Alaska Airlines award sale: Only 10,000 miles between select Alaska Airlines cities. Select your departure city to see what is available to you. Book travel by May 1, 2013, and travel between April 23 and May 22, 2013.
Club 49™ is a free unique Alaska Airlines program just for residents of Alaska. Benefits include 2 free checked bags when traveling to or from Alaska on Alaska Airlines, two annual one-way certificates for 30% off Full Flex fares when flying to, from or within Alaska, and weekly fare sales.
|4/12/2013||Finance||For comparison to its excellent miles offers, Fidelity Investments offers a cash bonus of up to $2,500 for opening or adding to a Fidelity account. Caution: This bonus may be included on an IRS Form 1099, where, in my experience, the miles are not. (In the Stock and Bond Brokers section.)|
|4/12/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||Earn 7,500 bonus points when you join, register for this special offer, book and fly a roundtrip JetBlue flight by June 19, 2013.|
|4/10/2013||Credit Cards||One blogger suggests that you may not be able to use your points from the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard to partially reimburse a travel purchase. I have no info on this, and the blogger does not site any reference to it. I have not seen anything definitive in the terms and conditions. But if it is true, the solution is easy. If, for example, you have a $2,000 cruise charge, but only 42,000 points, pay for the trip on two separate charges, one being $420 on the Arrival card and the other on, say, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, which gives 2 Ultimate Rewards points/$1 spent on travel. It might work to put the separate charges on the same Arrival card. It might even work to put $428 on that first charge, since that charge itself will generate 856 points, for a total of 42,856 points, just what you need for the $428. Depends on how long it would take to post the 856 points vs. how long you have to get the cash credit to your account. But so far as I know, nobody has actually experimented with this, as this is a new card offer. If you have actual experience with this, or can find something specific either in the terms and conditions of the offer or within whatever they send you with the card, please tell me about it. Thanks.|
|4/9/2013||Credit Cards||Citibank has uppped its offer for its Citi ThankYou® Preferred Rewards Card to 15,000 bonus ThankYou Points after $1,000 in card purchases within 3 months of account opening, enough for $150 in gift cards or other great rewards. (On the Free Cards page in the Cash Back Cards section.)|
Chase Ultimate Rewards: Virgin Atlantic is added to current airline transfer partners United Airlines, British Airways, Korean Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Virgin Atlantic is also a transfer partner of
|4/7/2013||Buying Stuff||I provide the answers to the Audience Rewards trivia questions for all four programs - 12 miles or points each (U.S. Air, Delta Airlines, Starwood, and Best Buy). Answer these now - they can disappear after awhile. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Performing Arts Tickets section.)|
|4/6/2013||Credit Cards||Citi seems to be slowly cleaning out its old mega American Airlines miles credit cards offers. 50K is still avalable, but don't count on it to last. (On the Annual Feee Cards page.)|
|4/5/2013||Credit Cards||I updated yesterday's write-up of the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard offers. Although the "miles" can be redeemed at 1 cent/"mile" for travel purchases, the cash back feature is not well defined. One blogger says it is at a not as good rate of 1 cent/2 "miles". (On the Free Cards page in the Cash Back Cards section.)|
|4/5/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Southwest Airlines has a very limited time promotion running right now offering one-way flights as low as 2,880 points* or $59. Point redemptions are based on price, so since they have all been lowered for this sale, so have the point amounts required for tickets. Book by Thursday, April 11 for travel April 16 through October 30, 2013. 10-day advance purchase required. Travel valid only on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Blackout Date Applies for Boston (Boston-Logan), MA; Manchester, NH; Providence, RI: Apr 16. Fares valid on nonstop service only. Other exclusions apply. I leave it to you to read them. (Via InACents.com)
PointsHound has changed its program. More airlines, larger bonus, but you must actually reserve through them at least once to get the ree and easy 250 miles. Join PointsHound via my link. Simply enter your name and email address, and click on a confirming email. Choose United, American, Delta, Virgin America, Hawaiian Airlines, Ethiad, Baltic, or AeroMexico's Club Premier. Each of us gets 250 miles with your first reservation. It is not yet clear if you can quadruple dip by using differnt email addresses (at least until they figure that out), but you must use a referral link from an existing member (like mine) to get the bonus. PointsHound gives miles for booking lodging with them. But caution:
Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard now has a bonus sufficiently worthwhile to you for me to list it on this website. Also (hopefully) this is why all of the bloggers are making such a big deal of it, in spite of the commissions we earn from it. Everyone puts you first, right? I really do think this is a good offer for some, and thank you for using my link to get it.
|4/4/2013||Registration and Other bonuses||
Join Le Club Accorhotels before 30th April and earn 500 free points. These points will be credited to your account after your first stay. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)
Submit a baseball story by April 14, 2013, and get 500 Marriott Rewards® points. Write another to get another 500.
The Quadruple JetBlue points on paid flights offer was extended for registration through April 10. Travel April 8 through June 19, 2013.
|4/2/2013||Registration and Other bonuses||
Register for Quadruple JetBlue points on paid fligts - book today only for travel April 8 through June 19, 2013.
Earn up to 30% bonus American Airlines miles when you buy 20,000 or more miles through May 1. Plus nntil noon on April 5th also receive a 15% discount. Still a terrible deal, but it might be useful if you need a few miles to top off your account for an award you know is available.
|4/2/2013||Buying Stuff||Hawaiian Airlines is offering bonus miles for doing searches on its toolbar April 1 -30, 2013. 100 searches - 100 bonus miles. 250 searches - 250 bonus miles. 500 searches - 500 bonus miles. (In the Shop On Line > Airline Shopping Portals section.)|
|4/2/2013||Credit Cards||Update: Caution - on April 2, 2013, a reader told me that the 40K U.S. Airways offer mentioned on View from the Wing is not honored by Barclays. Excuses he received were "did not respond within the time period specified on the offer" (I see no deadline mentioned), and "They would not honor any "Social Media links" anymore. Instead they would only honor signup bonuses from the US air website and from the mostmiles website" (from the reconsideration analyist). Reader says "I can't confirm if it's a new Barclays policy or I had a grumpy employee who is trying to screw his employer." Follow the comments on the View from the Wing post, and on this Flyertalk discussion.|
|4/1/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
50% bonus for transferring your hotel points to U.S. Airways miles April 1-30, 2013. Alas, Starwood points are specifically excluded from this offer. See the list of eligible hotels before transferring. This could be a good way to make some use of your orphan hotel points.
Register, then use your MasterCard® card every time you book a flight with U.S. Airways and get 250 bonus miles for each reservation. Book your travel by October 31, 2013 and travel by December 31, 2013. Use Promo Code MC13.
Share your U.S. Airways miles April 1 – 30, 2013 and the recipient will get a 50% bonus – up to 25,000 miles. The gained miles work out to a cost of 2 cents/mile. Not a very good deal, but it might be useful to top off your account to get a specific award you know is available.
Be sure AirTran has your birthday. I was offered double credits on mine.
|4/1/2013||Finance||The excellent Fideltiy Investments offer of up to 50,000 American Airines miles was extended to September 30, 2014. Also, the similar offers of United or Delta miles are still available. (In the Stock and Bond Brokers section.)|
As of March 30, 2013, two of the four Southwest Airlines credit card offers still give 50,000 points after spending $2,000 in 3 months: Plus Business Card and Plus Personal Credit Card. Since the officially advertised offers for all of the cards are now at 25,000 points, you might want to grab the 50K ones right away if they interest you. (On the Annual Fee Cards page.)
If none of the many methods I list to get the 50K United Airlines credit card offer work for you, try try this method described by milevalue, involving getting the lesser standard offer and then asking for the better one. (On the Annual Fee Cards page.)
|3/30/2013||Other Programs I Like||American Airlines and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: American Airlines will award you 10 AAdvantage bonus miles for each dollar you donate through the American Airlines Miles for CF program, which supports the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Minimum $25 donation required to receive AAdvantage miles. Offer valid March 1 - 31, 2013. Please tell me if this offer is extended or disappears. Thanks. In the Charities section.||3/29/2013||Other Programs I Like||
I updated the Charities section. US Airways will match 1,000 miles for every 5,000 miles donated to the featured nonprofit, up to 25,000 miles. Each partner will be highlighted for one week:
I provide the answers to the Audience Rewards trivia questions for all four programs - 12 miles or points each (U.S. Air, Delta Airlines, Starwood, and Best Buy). Answer these now - they can disappear after awhile. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Performing Arts Tickets section.)
There is a Virgin Atlantic miles bonus for first purchase of at least $40 at its shopping portal through April 30, 2013. WebFlyer Notifier says it's 1,000 miles, but I can't find mention of this on the portal's website. (In the Shop On Line > Airline Shopping Portals section.)
|3/29/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||Loyalty Lobby tells us how to get instant Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status, and says that you can use that status to status match to Club Carlson or Priority Club Platinum status. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)|
|3/28/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||View from the Wing says you can receive 1,000 miles for joining Frontier Airlines' miles program. Read the comments to find out how to convert these miles to a few miles in other programs. I have not found mention of this offer on Frontier's website.|
2,500 United Airlines miles for switching
your auto insurance to Allstate, plus an additional 2,000 miles by switching your
homeowners insurance.I leave it to you to read the details. (In the Insurance section.)
The up to 50,000 Delta Airlines miles offer from Fidelity Investments was extended a year. The similar American and United Airlines offers are still alive. The American offer says it ends March 31 of this year, but I would guess (only a guess from previous experience) that it will be extended. These are excellent offers for easy miles. Note that you do not have to come up with cash for these - just do an easy transfer of assets from another brokerage account. Fidelity does all the work. Note also that these can be done once a year. (In the Stock and Bond Brokers section.)
|3/28/2013||Buying Stuff||Through March 31, 2013, earn 150 bonus Delta Airlines miles every time you spend $100 - up to 1,500 miles I leave it to you to read the details. (In the Shop On Line > Airline Shopping Portals section.)|
|3/27/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
If you must actually pay money for ticket, register to earn 20,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles every time you fly round-trip between the U.S., Canada, or Mexico and Europe on First Class, Business Class or select Economy Class fares* on American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia or OpenSkies March 18 through May 31, 2013, up to 100,000 miles total. Use Promotion Code EURAA. And when you book and fly five round-trips, you can claim an extra 100,000 miles - for 200,000 miles total.
If you must actually pay money for ticket, register to earn 20,000 British Airways Avios every time you fly round-trip between the U.S., Canada, or Mexico and Europe on First Class, Business Class or select Economy Class fares* on British Airways through May 31, 2013. And when you book and fly five round-trips, you can claim an extra 100,000 for a total of 200,000 bonus Avios.
Register to earn 5,000 bonus miles on every 3rd U.S. Airways Shuttle Flight between Boston, New York and Washington, DC, when you book and fly by May 31, 2013.
If you must actually pay money for ticket, register to receive double points and double Tier Qualifying Points on all Southwest Airoines flights you take through May 15, 2013.
Register to receive 1,000 bonus points for every Southwest Airlines one way flight when flying to/from Charlotte, North Carolina, Flint, Michigan, Portland, Maine, Rochester, New York, or San Juan, Puerto Rico. Service to these destinations begin April 14, 2013 and the promotion is for all flights completed by August 1, 2013. (Via Deals We Like.)
Register, then take an Amtrak® trip now through May 18, 2013 and earn double points on Amtrak travel. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)
Alitalia offers 2,000 miles welcome bonus for signing up for its program by March 30, 2013, plus another 2,000 for flying with them by April 30, 2013, that you will receive after your first flight with Alitalia or with one of its airline. One Mile at a Time says that Alitalia’s program can be extremely lucrative for SkyTeam redemptions, so you might as well sign up, especially if you have Book any hotel through the Hawaiian Airlines website and earn 1,000 miles. Book between March 22 and March 29, 2013 for travel by December 31, 2013.
If you must actually pay money for a Hilton stay, register to earn 1,000 Bonus Points for each week night and 2,000 Bonus Points for each weekend night stay April 1 to June 30, 2013. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)
15% - 25% discount for purchase of Starwood Starpoints through April 30, 2013. Still a terrible deal, but it might be useful if you need a few points to top off your account for a specific award. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)
Book any hotel through the Hawaiian Airlines website and earn 1,000 miles. Book between March 22 and March 29, 2013 for travel by December 31, 2013.
If you must actually pay money for a Hilton stay, register to earn 1,000 Bonus Points for each week night and 2,000 Bonus Points for each weekend night stay April 1 to June 30, 2013. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)
15% - 25% discount for purchase of Starwood Starpoints through April 30, 2013. Still a terrible deal, but it might be useful if you need a few points to top off your account for a specific award. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)
A much improved 15,000 miles for first purchase offer of the Korean Airlines credit card. An interesting feature of this card is that it will give you your credit score from Experian monthly. (On the Annual Fee Cards page.)
The Citi® Dividend Platinum Select® Visa® Card - $100 Cash Back offer earns 5% cash back on eligible purchases at Home Depot, Home furnishing stores and home and garden stores between 4/1/13 and 6/30/13, with enrollment. Really nice if you are doing a remodel. (On the Free Cards page in the Cash Back Cards section.)
Special offer for the Delta Airlines American Express personal and business credit cards: 40,000 miles each after spending $1,000 in 3 months. Ends April 28, 2013. YOu should be able to get both the personal and the business cards. The standard offer is 30,000 miles after spending $500 in 3 months. (On the Annual Fee Cards page, though that fee is waived the first year.)
A new 50,000 - 65,000 miles Virgin Atlantic credit card offer. In addition to Virgin Atlantic flights (with high fees), the airline also has plenty of airline partners you can use these miles on, including its US partner, Virgin America, as well as Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, BMI, Gulf Air, Jet Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, SAS, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, US Airways (for now) and Virgin Australia.(On the Annual Fee Cards page.)
Today my Chase branch office offered me the Chase Sapphire Preferred card with a 40,000 points bonus for only a $2,000 spend requirement in 3 months. It could not find the 70,000 points offer. I have other branch offices nearby to ask. (On the Bank and Other Travel Cards page.)
One blogger says that the 50K
|3/25/2013||Buying Stuff||I provide the answers to the Audience Rewards trivia questions for all four programs - 12 miles or points each (U.S. Air, Delta Airlines, Starwood, and Best Buy). Answer these now - they will probably be gone in a day or two. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Performing Arts Tickets section.)|
|3/12/2013||All||I will be traveling for a few weeks and will have no access to my website. Yes, I get to use my own miles, too. My house sitter doesn't know how to maintain a website, and my cats refuse, though they certainly know how, as they have watched me enough. So please give me to the end of the month to get caught up. Just subscribe to the service above to know when I have begun to update. Please do continue to comment and tell me about new offers or dead ones. I will get to your messages eventually. Thanks, and thank you everyone for your support.|
|3/12/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Register and earn 750 Bonus Miles for each segment you fly with Air Canada between Canada and select U.S. cities in April 2013.
Up to a 40% bonus for buying or purchasing United Airlines miles until 11:59 p.m. CDT on March 14, 2013. I leave it to you to read the details, but it is probably a terrible deal whihc might be useful if you need to top off your account for a specific award you know is available.
At least one blogger says that the 75K Membership Rewards points for the |
Sharebuilder offers 2,000 - 3,500 miles on United or Delta Airlines or U.S. Airways for your first trade. Easy miles. (In the Stock and Bond Broker section.)
Allstate offers 500 - 4,500 United Airlines miles for getting switching your auto and/or home insurance. You have to call them to find out how many miles you could earn. It is not clear whether or not you get miles for simply asking for a quote. Please tell me about your experience with this. Thanks. the offer is available only to residents of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Washington, D.C. (In the Insurance section.)
|3/7/2013||Click for Miles, Money, or Good Causes||E-miles has added United Airlines as a partner. E-miles is a very easy way to earn a few miles or points for United, Alaska, Frontier, AirTran, Hilton, or Priority Club, or Amazon.com gift certificates. (In the Click for Miles section.)|
|3/7/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||Rewards Canada tells us about Air Canada's Aeroplan Star Challenge via which you can earn 2,500 - 20,000 miles by doing business with various partners. You must register between March 7, 2013, and April 10, 2013, then read the fine print to see by when you must do an activity.|
|3/6/2013||Buying Stuff||I provide the answers to the Audience Rewards trivia questions for all four programs - 12 miles or points each (U.S. Air, Delta Airlines, Starwood, and Best Buy). Answer these now - they tend to disappear. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Performing Arts Tickets section.)|
|3/5/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Virgin America now has a partnership with Singapore Airlines. One Mile at a Time describes it fully. It appears that using Virgin America points for Singapore Airlines flights could be a very good deal. Note for example that all of Singapore’s routes between the US and Asia, including those out of Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, and San Francisco to Hong Kong, Seoul, or Singapore cost only 95,000 points for business class on perhaps the best airlines in the world, and really cheap intra Asia awards, such as Singapore and Bangkok in economy class for only 6,000 points. This makes the Virgin America credit card with its up front bonus a very intersting choice for spending.
20%, 30%, or 40% bonus for purchase, gifting, or transfer of Alaska Airlines miles through April 26, 2013. Still a terrible deal, but it might be useful if you need a few miles to top off your accoun for a specific award you know is available.
Special offer through March 14, 2013, for the Business Gold Rewards Card(R) from American Express OPEN: 75,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $10,000 in the first 4 months. The annual fee is waived the first year. Otherwise the same as the
|3/4/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
500 free Virgin America Elevate points for Liking them on Facebook.
25-100% bonus on U.S. Airways miles purchased between now and March 31, 2013. Sign in to see what you get. Still a terrible deal, but it might be useful if you need a few miles to top off an account for an award you know is available.
For a limited time, you can enjoy a 30% discount on flight award redemptions on Cathay Pacific and Dragonair routes, including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, India and Australia – as well as selected European ports. I leave it to you to read the details. (Via View from the Wing.)
Canadians would be well advised to regularly read the blog from Rewards Canada.
|3/3/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||Canadians (only) can receive a 50% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios March 1 - 31, 2013. (Via Rewards Canada)|
|3/1/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||View from the Wing tells us how to get 300 easy La Quinta points for watching a video. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)|
The 50,000 points
|2/28/2013||Registration and Other Bonuses||
Reduced mileage awards for U.S. Airways flights (15,000 miles round trip) from Charlotte, Philadelphia. Depart: Friday, March 1 or Saturday, March 2. Return: Sunday, March 3 or Monday, March 4.
Register now and fly by June 30, 2012, to earn double Virgin America Elevate points* for all your flights along the West Coast. Plus, earn up to triple Elevate points** after your second round-trip on our newest routes from San Francisco to Austin, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and San Jose to Los Angeles, and between San Francisco or Los Angeles and Philadelphia. To make the deal even sweeter, all the bonus points you earn will count toward Elevate Silver or Elevate Gold Status on Virgin America.
Click the Facebook Like Button to earn ,000 Club Carlson Gold Points®. (In the Points to Miles Programs section.)
|2/27/2013||Buying Stuff||I provide the answers to the Audience Rewards trivia questions for all four programs - 10 miles or points each (U.S. Air, Delta Airlines, Starwood, and Best Buy). Answer these now - they tend to disappear. (In the Other Shopping Loyalty Programs > Performing Arts Tickets section.)|
|2/26/2013||Credit Cards||The Citi ThankYou® Preferred Rewards Card offers of $150 and $100 and the Citi ThankYou® Card now have chip technology. Be sure to store these in a protective sleve that prevents access until you want to use them. (On the Free Cards page in the Cash Back Cards section.)|
|2/25/2013||Credit Cards||A blogger indicates that the 100,000 Avios British Airways credit card offer will disappear February 27, replaced by what no one knows. The offer has been both better and worse in the past. You guess is no worse than mine. (On the Annual Fee Cards page.)|
|2/24/2013||Other Programs I Like||20,000 United Airlines offers from Energy Plus for electricity in NY, NJ, IL, and TX. 5,000 more if you have United's credit card. 20,000 Delta Airlines miles from Energy Plus for electricity in NY and CT. (In the Energy section, where you will find many other Energy Plus offers.)|
|2/24/2013||Credit Cards||Possible better offer for the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express: Click on the CreditCards.com Cash Back Credit Card Offers page, then on Offers Matched for You in the left menu. Fill out the required info - you need not provide your social security number. Today I found this card with 150 Reward Dollars after you make $500 in purchases in the first three months of Cardmembership. I also found an offer for the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express with 250 Reward Dollars after you make $1,000 in purchases in the first three months of Cardmembership, but it has a $75 annual fee, not waived the first year. I also found today the improved offers for the American Express(R) Premier Rewards Gold Card and the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express I told you about previously. (On the Free Cards page.)|