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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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7/20/2019 Other Programs I Like The Rewards Network (IDine) new member bonuses for Delta and Southwest Airlines were extended to January 3, 2019.
Everyone who might dine out should join one or more of the dining programs. A restaurant's membership in these programs is advertised only on the Rewards Network website. You won't even see a sign on the door. So go ahead and register a credit card with them and be surprised.
7/20/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses You can convert Wyndham points to the miles of many airlines. There is a double miles offer to United Airlines expiring August 15, 2019. Such conversions might be useful if you have no use for the points for stays, but do have a use for the miles.
7/19/2019 Credit Cards I can now refer you to the aforementioned standard Hilton personal credit card with a 90K bonus. Using it will help me at not cost to you. Thanks.
I find Hilton properties quite useful for recovery from jet lag after arriving in major cities and for that last night before departing for home. Also, recently I had lots of points which I used for a free 5 night stay in expensive London. Those 90K points should be good for a few nights somewhere.
7/19/2019 Buying Stuff You can earn HawaiianMiles automatically by downloading the MileFinder, found near the bottom of this page.

The 5,000 Hawaiian Airline miles offer from Vinessee Wines was official extended. Compare to all the many other wine offers. Most say they have expired, but are probably still available. Ask.

7/18/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Good Delta Airlines award sale to lots of places. If the listed places don't suit you, try the ones that do.
7/18/2019 Credit Cards American Express has increased its bonuses to the Hilton credit card. The no annual fee personal card is now 90,000 points, and the business card is 130,000 points and a free weekend night. Also, you might like the Hilton Surpass card 130,000 points offer with a free weekend night after large spending on the card plus other goodies for a $95 annual fee. (Offers end August 28, 2019.) I list Hilton cards here. Be sure to compare.

The Cathay Pacific credit card offer for U.S. residents has changed to a max of 50,000 miles.

I can refer you to a Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express offer with a $200 bonus. The standard offer is $100. No annual fee.

7/17/2019 ?? New Airbnb Hosts Can Earn British Airways Avios or Virgin Atlantic Miles
7/16/2019 All The wachete service I mention above, the one that supposedly tells you when I post something here, is sporadic at best. I suggest you simply click on my website daily to avoid missing anything.
7/16/2019 Credit Cards Avianca offers 2 credit cards for U.S. residents. The standard bonuses are 20,000 and 40,000 miles. But bloggers are saying that through through September 30, 2019, if you add SB4060 in the promo code box under additional information at the bottom of the application you will receiver an extra 20,000 miles. Avianca is a Star Alliance member. They offer award tickets on partner airlines for considerably fewer miles than those required from the partner's miles program. For example, they offer domestic US flights from just 3,500 miles, and transatlantic awards for as little as 13,500 miles. And American Express Membership Rewards points transfer to Avianca miles 1,000:1,000.
7/14/2019 ?? AA AAdvantage Sweet Spots That Are Still With Us. South America, intra Europe. How about Galapagos from the U.S. for 40K in Economy and 60K in Business per RT? Galapagos is a fascinating place. Go!

Adding a Hawaii Stopover on Your Way Home From Asia and the South Pacific

Score Excellent Value Award Nights Through Choice Promotion. My link to the Choice Privileges Visa credit card (I earn nothing from it) gets you to a 50,000 points bonus, better than the 32K bonus (probably commissionable) mentioned in the article.

7/11/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Mexico and the Caribbean. Book by July 13. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
7/10/2019 Credit Cards The no annual fee Citi® / AAdvantage MileUp card added a $50 credit to its 10,000 American Airlines miles offer. Compare to the other American Airlines cards with much larger miles, but much larger spend requirements and annual fees (waived the first year).
7/9/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Amtrak regularly runs sales for its tickets, which can be found here. One of these is 40% off. Start Date: Jul 09 2019 End Date: Jul 12 2019. Travel August 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020. Restrictions apply.
7/8/2019 ?? SSSS on Boarding Pass? What Does It Mean & How to Avoid It. This happened to one of us on the international leg of our return from Iceland, but not on the domestic leg. The extensive search was bearable, and, since the moved me near her when I asked what they were doing to her, both of got on the plane first. But we would prefer that this not occur again, so she has applied for a redress number.

Short People Problems: We Tried 4 Products That Promise a Better Flight. Our so called first class seat on our American Airlines flight from Dallas to San Francisco didn't even have a food rest. So perhaps some of these products would also be useful for people who are not short.

Where to Find Award Flight Space – The Basics. No, the website of the airline you want to use is not always the best place to find the award flights you want.

7/8/2019 Credit Cards 11 Strategies to Get the Most From Avianca LifeMiles During the Capital One Transfer Bonus.
  • Avianca is a Star Alliance partner, making its program quite valuable.
  • I believe Taca and Avianca are one and the same, giving you more options to travel from the U.S.
  • Choose your Garys. Using my links to the Capital One miles earning card offers helps me at no cost to you. Presumably using the links on the View from the Wing page helps that other Gary.

Once you have a Southwest Airlines credit card, wait awhile and then refer friends to any SWA card. You'll get 10,000 bonus points for each friend who gets the card. 50,000 points is the most you can earn for all Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier referrals per year. You can find your personal referral links after you log into your account, or here. But be aware some Southwest referral offers have lower sign-up bonuses than the best publicly available offer, so do that only to an enemy.

7/5/2019 Finance If you are a Venture cardholder, Capital one offers a bonus of 50,000 Venture miles when you open a 360 Money Market account by July 31, 2019, and meet certain conditions.

Citibank offers 40,000 American Airlines miles for opening a checking account by July 31, 2019, and meeting certain conditions.

Caution: There has been a lot of publicity about Citibank sending out a 1099 for their value of AA miles given for opening an account (2.5 cents/mile!) The IRS has made at least one statement that this is correct for bank account bonuses (but not credit card bonuses).
7/5/2019 Credit Cards The free Choice Privileges Visa Credit card now offers a 50,000 points bonus for getting the card.

View from the Wing says provides an up to date list of transfer partners for Capital One "miles", and tells us of a 25% bonus for transferring them to Avianca LifeMiles. Here are the credit cards earning these "miles".

Marriott has added the Marrott Bonvoy Bold Visa Card to its list of credit cards - 50K points and no annual fee.

Intercontinenal Hotels (IHG Rewards) added a 60K points offer with a lesser $29 fee to its lineup of cards.

I added the Chase Freedom Student Visa Card to my listings of no annual fee student cards. Students starting out in the credit world can search my Free Cards page on the word "student" to find several student card offerings.

7/4/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Europe. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.
7/4/2019 Buying Stuff Triple Dip: How to Earn Tons of Extra Travel Rewards (Like United Miles) From Your Online Shopping. Shopping portals are listed here.
7/3/2019 Credit Cards The American Airlines AAdvantage® AviatorTM Red World Elite Personal MasterCard from Barclay Bank increased its sign-up bonus to 60,000 miles. The Citi cards are still available. I see the potential to earn 250,000 American Airlines miles from two personal and two business AA cards. That should be enough to get you to most anywhere in the world in comfort.

The standard offers for the Delta Airlines credit cards were severely reduced to 30,000 miles. But I tell you how you might find offers of up to 60,000 miles. You are welcome.

7/3/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses The American Airlines reduced miles award list is now available through September -7 ,500 mile discount (flights 500+ miles) or 2,000 mile discount (flights under 500 miles). You are eligible for these if you hold an American Airlines credit card.
7/2/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register to earn bonus United Airlines miles for completing various activities by August 4, 2019. The required activities are different for each person.

Earn British Airways Avios by staying with Airbnb or by Hosting your home. Details.

7/2/2019 Buying Stuff The Wyndham Rewards shopping portal offers 2X points through July 15, 2019. You could probably do better elsewhere.
7/2/2019 Credit Cards The standard offer for the Hilton credit card is 75K points. But I show you how you might get 95K or 100K points. And the Hilton business card offer is 125K points. Hilton points are quite valuable for stays in expensive cities. I usually use them for first nights stays to help me recover from jet lag before moving on to more interesting lodging. But recently I did use them for 5 free nights in expensive London.

Register, then when you have at least 10,000 points post to you Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® account between July 1 and October 31, 2019 under the category of “Credit Card,” you’ll be eligible for a 25% bonus (up to 10,000 bonus points).

American Express Transfer Bonus: 40-50% to JetBlue (250:280). No end date listed. It says "If you return to redeem points later, this offer may no longer be available". Please tell me when this bonus is gone. Thanks.

6/30/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Register by September 2, 2019, for 1,500 bonus points for paid stays of two nights or more at most Marriott properties between July 2 and September 16, 2019.
6/29/2019 Finance Southwest Airlines was added to SoFi's student loan offers. Earn 50K miles or points from SWA, JetBlue, or Alaska Airlines.
6/29/2019 Credit Cards Southwest airlines now has businness card offer: Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card. 80,000 points when you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. $199 annual fee, not waived the first year. So you have to do the math to see if the extra the extra 20,000 points over the regular business card are worth the $100 fee plus the extra $40 opportunity cost (vs. a 2% cash back card).
6/28/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Delta Airlines miles award sale to Europe. Purchase no later than tomorrow, June 29, 2019. Travel August 1 through October 31, 2019. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

Delta Airlines miles award sale to the Caribbean and Mexico. Be sure to check for your city of interest, even if it is not listed on the offer.

6/27/2019 ?? I just returned from an amazing trip to Iceland. Spectacular scenery. Volcanoes, glaciers, glaciers on top of volcanoes, waterfalls, and pristine beauty. I have seen a Blue Whale, straddled the Arctic Circle, and been attacked by Arctic Terns. (Hint: Hold up your walking stick. They will attack it instead of you.) The population of the entire country is only about 360,000 people, so most of it is quite rural. GO!.
6/27/2019 Credit Cards The Citibank American Airlines miles bonuses for its credit cards were reduced a bit, but so were the spend requirements. I added a flight attendant code for an extra 500 miles for the Barclays American Airlines cards. Note that although the Barclays cards charge and annual fee (the Citi cards waive that the first year), they offer a $99 companion fare after first spend.
6/10/2019 All I will be traveling for awhile (on miles for flat bed business class seats, of course) and will not be posting during that time - vacation is vacation. My cats could do it - they spend enough time watching me. But the lazy bums refuse. My house sitter loves them, but he can't do websites. So, please give me to the end of the month to catch up. Do continue to write to me with your updates and comments. I will get to you eventually. Thanks.
6/10/2019 Buying Stuff United Airlines shopping portal bonus: 1 bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; or Tier 2 bonus: 1,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $300 or more. Through June 23, 2019.

American Airlines shopping portal bonus: 500 miles for purchases of $200 or more through June 16, 2019.

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

6/10/2019 Credit Cards Points Transfer Bonus Offers: American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways/JetBlue 50% Bonus (Targeted)
6/7/2019 Credit Cards Even though Doctor of Credit says that this 70K offer for the Barclays American Airlines Aviator credit card was being pulled yesterday, it is still online today. Note that the annual fee is waived the first year. Grab it now.
6/6/2019 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.

Don’t Try to Transfer Points to Lufthansa, They Just Go Into Limbo

6/5/2019 Credit Cards Doctor of Credit says that this 70K offer for the Barclays American Airlines Aviator credit card is being pulled today.

Alaska Companion Fares Need To Be Paid For Using The Alaska Credit Card For Tickets Issued on or after October 1,2019. So don't close the card before you buy the ticket.

It is possible to upgrade your regular Hilton Honors credit card by July 16, 2019, to the Ascend or Aspire cards and Get 150,000 Bonus Points. Since the regular card is free and helps me maintain my Hilton points account, I would first try to get the Ascend or Aspire card without closing my regular card, as the Ascend or Aspire cards will charge a fee annually. Links to all here.

6/5/2019 ?? Act Fast: Amazing British Airways First Class Award Space Between London and North America. I wonder if this also applies to American Airlines award tickets to England on British Air flights. Also, check Iberia to see if fees are lower for the flight you want on British Air. You can transfer Avios between the two airlines.
6/5/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Up to 50% bonus miles when you convert hotel points to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles through June 30, 2019.
6/5/2019 Credit Cards 20% bonus for transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to QANTAS through June 30, 2019. Qantas is also a transfer partner of Capital One and Citibank.
6/4/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses 25% bonus miles when transferring Citi ThankYou, Hilton Honors, IHG Rewards or Marriott Bonvoy points to Avianca LifeMiles. Details. Ends July 5, 2019. Avianca is a member of the Star Alliance, thus allowing you to use its miles for award flight on many airlines, including United. Avianca LifeMiles is an Amex, Citi, and Capital One transfer partner.
6/4/2019 Buying Stuff Tickmaster: Earn 3 Delta Airlines SkyMiles per dollar spent at Ticketmaster until August 31, 2019 and 1 SkyMile thereafter.
6/4/2019 Credit Cards I can refer you to a 25K offer for the American Express Everyday card. Details here. This card is quite valuable, as it has no annual fee, and your Membership Rewards point will not expire as long as you hold the card. Membership Rewards points a transferable to many airline miles, including Delta.

You may be able to get a 25K Membership Rewards offer for the American Express Green card. If that doesn't work, I can refer you to a 15K offer. Details here.

The Barclays Hawaiian Airlines personal credit card offer now includes 60,000 bonus miles and now waives the annual fee the first year.

40,000 miles gets you a round trip ticket to Hawaii from various place in North America. Also note that Hawaiian is expanding to flight to Asia and Australia. I believe that your card gets you discounted award travel. I believe that this is 2,500 miles off each way, but I can no longer find the specifics of this. Call Hawaiian Airlines to ask before counting on this. Also note Hawaiian's expanding list of partner airlines, useful for flights from the US and for flights to Asia and Australia.

The Delta Airlines personal credit card off has added a $50 statement credit. It still offers 60K miles. The business card still offers 70K miles and the same $50. You may read about both here.

I usually, but not always, reliable blogger says that the excellent Southwest Airlines 60K points offers for its credit cards will end in less than a week. But this may mean only that he will not longer earn a commission for these. We shall see.

6/1/2019 Finance Chase Sapphire Banking. Open an account worth at least $75,000 and maintain it for 90 days - get 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Best I can tell, that $75K can be in cash or securities. Ask. One comment I read says that one of the cash accounts earns 2%. Customers must have a Chase Sapphire® or Chase Freedom® credit card that is open and not in default at the time of enrollment and at points fulfillment, and be the primary cardmember on the account. Chase will probably send out 1099's for the bonus points. In the past they have valued these points at 1¢ each. I have seen this offer for quite awhile. This one says it ends August 8, 2019.
Ultimate Rewards points are quite valuable. They transfer to a large number of airlines, including United, 1,000:1,000. You may read about them here.
6/1/2019 Credit Cards Qantas now an Amex transfer partner (instant transfers). Cards earning American Express Membership Rewards points can be found here.

How to Prevent Your Southwest Rapid Rewards Points From Expiring.

How to Avoid Mandatory Arbitration With Chase & Why You Should. Accepting arbitration precludes you from participating in class action suits.

6/1/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses New Capital One Transfer Bonus To Air France/KLM Flying Blue. Capital One "miles" transfer to the miles of many airlines. To find the credit cards that offer these miles, please to to my Credit Cards > Free Cards page, click on that page, then do a search on "Capital". Using my links to these cards helps me, never at a cost to you. Thanks.

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.

5/30/2019 ?? Radisson Gold: A super fast status match success
5/30/2019 Credit Cards The 70,000 miles Delta Airlines business credit card and the 60K personal card offers are back. Plus 0% introductory APR for 6 months on purchases for the business card. The annual fee is still waived the first year for both cards. There might be a better offers (up to 75K) for both cards. Details and links.

[YMMV] American Express Blue Business Plus 20,000 Point Offer with $3,000 Spend Requirement. If you are not eligible for this offer, I can refer you to a 10K offer.

5/28/2019 ?? No American Airlines Business Class Seats Appearing on Your Computer? Switch to Mobile for Hidden Results. This is really weird, and potentially incredibly useful. And there is a way to do it from your computer.
5/28/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses The Intercontinental Hotels Points Break page is now up for stays through August 31, 2019. Lots of locations worldwide for 5k, 10K, or 15K points. Mostly Holiday Inn Express (free breakfast!) and Crown Plaza, but a few others. Remember that most reservations can be cancelled, so if you are not quite sure...
5/27/2019 Credit Cards Delta personal credit card: The standard offer is 30,000 miles. I can refer you to a 40,000 miles offer + $50 at no cost to you. There are ways you might get even better offers. Click here for details.
5/27/2019 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.

Register to earn 3,000 Radisson Rewards bonus points per night beginning with your second stay when you register and stay May 27–August 31, 2019.

5/26/2019 Registration and Other Bonuses Staying At A Kimpton This Summer? Don’t Forget The Secret Social Password. Kimpton is part of the aforementioned Intercontinental Hotels Group.
5/26/2019 Buying Stuff Get up to 1,000 Miles with $1 Subscription to Wall Street Journal or Barron’s
5/26/2019 Credit Cards I updated the Intercontinental Hotels Group Credit Card offers. Current best are 80,000 points, or 50,000 points + $150. Both offer other valuable goodies, including a free night every anniversary, and fourth night free. This is favorite hotel chain card. It has given me many free nights at expensive properties in Europe and Asia. Holiday Inns and other IHG properties are found most everywhere in the world.
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. v
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".

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