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The Points Guy

  • newAmazing Deal Alert: New York to Tel Aviv for $590 on Delta
    Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm East…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 10:57pm -
  • newMy New Travel Hell: The TSA SSSScarlet Letter
    I’m steaming right now. My trip back from Istanbul was uneventful — I had no problems with security or using my Global Entry — but ever since my return the TSA has been making my life very unpleasant. Basically, with every flight I’ve taken…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 9:48pm -
  • newHow Long Do Chase Ultimate Rewards Take to Transfer?
    Ultimate Rewards points make a great foundation for an award traveler’s portfolio. Like other transferable loyalty currencies, these points can be redeemed for highly valuable awards through airline and hotel transfer partners. I currently hold…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 9:00pm -
  • newAlaska Airlines Fall Award Sale: Starting at 5,000 Miles Each Way
    In addition to the current 40% buy miles bonus, Alaska Airlines is offering a fall award sale with flights starting at just 5,000 miles each way. The fare sale is for flights between select cities booked by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on September 13, 20…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 7:55pm -
  • newAll United Australia Flights Moving to Boeing 787-9
    Per Australian Traveller, United has announced that it will begin using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on all its routes from the US to Australia starting in March 2016. The airline already flies the aircraft on its route from Los Angeles to Melbourne, but…
    - 12 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 6:55pm -
  • newThe 747 is Here to Stay — For Now
    While most airlines are bidding farewell to their 747-400s and upgrading to new aircraft for their fleets, British Airways has taken a bold step and decided to give its Queen of the Skies a full makeover instead. The makeover will incorporate the l…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 5:45pm -
  • newTo Claim or Not to Claim: Car Rental Insurance with Credit Cards
    There are plenty of travel sites that tell you how to do things the right way — but as every traveler knows, sometimes things go wrong. In his bi-monthly Mistake Monday series, TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten invites you to learn from hi…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 4:55pm -
  • newLast Day to Use AA Miles for Hawaiian Air Flights from the US
    As we reported previously, starting tomorrow, AAdvantage members will no longer be able to book awards between Hawaii and the continental US on Hawaiian Airlines. So today’s the day if you want to book that trip; you can book travel through next s…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 4:14pm -
  • newYou Can No Longer Book Flights on US Airways’ Website
    Update: The US Airways website is down only temporarily for maintenance, and it appears that reservations will eventually be back online. As part of the merger, American Airlines and US Airways are integrating their reservations systems — as of to…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 3:31pm -
  • newHotel Review: Aloft Manhattan Downtown – Financial District
    Last night, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig stayed at the brand-new Aloft hotel in Manhattan’s Financial District, New York City’s latest Starwood property. I live in NYC’s Financial District, so I’ve had my eye on the Aloft Downtown for a cou…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 2:05pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newDon’t Do That! The 5 WORST Ways to Use SPG Points
    Starwood Preferred Guest points are the most valuable travel rewards currency. SPG points are some of the hardest to earn (credit cards and staying at an SPG property are the only viable ways to earn them), so when it comes time to redeeming, please…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • newAlaska Airlines Announces Fall Award Sale
    Just got an email from Alaska Airlines notifying me of an economy class fall award sale they are running. Miles rates start at just 5,000 miles each way with this promotion. A couple of routes that can be booked for 5,000 miles are the following: Fre…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 9:30pm -
  • new10 Hacks for Making Airport Food More Tolerable and Affordable
    Fast food offerings can be unhealthy, expensive or predictably boring. I have a few fast food hacks of my own that I utilize when I’m traveling, so I got curious as to what other people might be doing to change their fast food experience. It turns…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • newRick’s Picks: What’s New With British Airways Avios?
    With the credit card devaluation to 1 point per dollar for non-British Airways spending (general purchases), it makes little sense to continue earning on the BA card, what with the other alternatives available. Avios have been important to our famil…
    - 23 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 8:00am -
  • Success Story: Flying First Class to Asia on Cathay Pacific
    Over the years, we’ve had many readers share their success stories with us. Folks for whom traveling domestically once a year was a luxury are now traveling the world with just a few credit card sign-up bonuses. And the best part? They are sharing…
    - 2 days ago Aug 30, 2015, 8:00am -
  • 5 Reasons to Invest in Virgin Atlantic Miles (Including Exclusive Necker Island!)
    Virgin Atlantic Flying Club gets a bad rep, mainly because many award redemptions come with hefty fuel surcharges. However, with a wide array of airline partners, it’s easy to circumvent that. This obstacle aside, the program has some positive attr…
    - 3 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • The World’s Worst Airlines and Other Fun Flying Facts
    I am always intrigued by airline/flights related data analysis. Therefore, this Daily Mail article easily caught my attention. Based on numbers put together by World DataBank, the article details the number of flights that take off from most countri…
    - 3 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 10:00pm -
  • Get It Before It’s Gone! Marriott 80K Offer to Expire

    - 3 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • The Best Hotel Card Offers Available, But Which to Pick? SPG Amex vs. Marriott Rewards
    Both the SPG Amex and the Marriott Rewards Premier Card are currently offering limited-time offers for some of the best sign-up bonuses out there. If you’re a loyalist to either Starwood or Marriott, these cards likely strike your fancy. However,…
    - 3 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • 5 Reasons to Get the SPG 30,000-Point Offer While You Still Can
    While I suggest the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express year-round, right now is the best time of all to sign up. Why? Because the normal 25,000 point sign-up bonus has been replaced temporarily with a superior offer of 30,000…
    - 4 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 8:00am -

One Mile at a Time

  • newAir France FlyingBlue Winter Promo Awards — Up To 50% Off
    One of the best uses of Air France/KLM FlyingBlue miles is booking their Promo Awards. FlyingBlue publishes these every month, and they offer 25-50% off select award tickets on Air France and KLM metal. Back in the day Promo Awards would consistently…
    - 6 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 1:03am -
  • newOh MAN…
    Guten tag from Berlin. After an amazing stay in Stockholm we jumped on an airberlin flight to Berlin for a few days. But as far as my review goes, we're still in Manchester! We stayed in the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, which is the tallest and mo…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 10:33pm -
  • newShould You Redeem Points For A Hotel Stay?
    Reader duane asked the following in the "Ask Lucky" forum, regarding how to decide whether to pay for a hotel stay or redeem points:"How do you decide when to pay and when to use SPG points? Case in point: Amman Jordan Le Meridien -- 40,000 SPG poi…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 8:33pm -
  • newWhich Credit Cards Offer Global Entry Fee Credits?
    While many would argue that the airport experience keeps getting worse, there are a couple of programs which have become widespread over the past several years that have made it much more enjoyable. I'm talking about Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check:…
    - 12 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 6:33pm -
  • newReview: Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai B Concourse
    As Matt explained in a previous installment, we ended up going to Dubai Airport shortly after midnight for our 7:25AM departure. Not because we actually wanted to be there that early, but rather because we were both jetlagged, and when we were wide a…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 4:33pm -
  • newFlights No Longer Bookable On US Airways’ Website
    American and US Airways are in the final stages of their merger. The Dividend Miles program has already been merged into the AAdvantage program, and the two airlines are already on a single operating certificate (meaning they're one airline as far as…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 2:47pm -
  • newNew Etihad First Class Lounge Opening In Early 2016?
    I don't know what it is, but when it comes to the airline industry in the Middle East, things seem to be consistently delayed. At least this seems to be true of Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways (at Emirates Airline there seems to be some level of acc…
    - 17 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 1:11pm -
  • newNew Amtrak Guest Rewards Program Revealed
    Amtrak is relaunching their Guest Rewards frequent rider program starting in January 2016. There are two big aspects to the announcement:• Amtrak will switch from a zone-based award chart to revenue redemptions• Chase will no longer be issuin…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 11:33am -
  • Is British Airways Business Class Worth It Within Europe?
    One of the best uses of British Airways Avios is for travel on shorthaul flights. That's because British Airways has a distance based award chart, making short distance awards an especially good deal. The cost of airfare often isn't even tied to the…
    - 1 day ago Aug 30, 2015, 11:03pm -
  • Which Credit Card To Use For Non-US SPG Stays?
    It can be tough to decide which credit card to use for which type of purchases. There are credit cards which are best for everyday, and then there are credit cards which are best for individual category bonuses.American Express recently refreshed (…
    - 1 day ago Aug 30, 2015, 8:03pm -

View From the Wing

The Frequent Miler

  • newAmtrak Guest Rewards 2016 — Better than expected. My take and recommendations.
    Last week, I travelled with family and friends to a number of national parks: Arches, Bryce, Grand Canyon, and Zion.  We used Amtrak points (transferred from Chase Ultimate Rewards) to make the journey west from Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The first leg…
    - 20 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 10:25am -
  • It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 08/30/2015
    Each week we publish a number of fantastic deals on the blog and in Quick Deals. Most deals don’t last long, but some hang around for awhile. In an effort to keep you up to date, we have gone back through each of the deals posted over the last coup…
    - 2 days ago Aug 30, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • 470K worth of Sign-up Bonuses, 70K worth of Retention Bonuses, Sears & Amex Gift Card Portal Woes & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler Amex gift cards: Is the deal done? – The recent changes to portal t…
    - 2 days ago Aug 29, 2015, 9:00pm -
  • Gift Card Fraud, Key to Big Amex Credit Card Offers, Turning One Flight Into Four Years of Airline Status & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web How I Turned 1 Roundtrip Ticket Into Almost 4 Years of Airline Elite Status – Utilizing…
    - 3 days ago Aug 29, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • Sears nixes portal rewards on gift cards. There may be hope yet.
    Yesterday, via Quick Deals, we reported that Sears is no longer allowing portal rewards to be earned when buying gift cards.  Previously, many portals had the following Terms & Conditions for Sears: Eligible for rewards on purchase of gift cards eff…
    - 4 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • My wife scored another 70,000 points. I got a rock.
    For the past 6 months I’ve been happily earning two extra points per dollar on all purchases with my Citi Forward card.  Those two points per dollar were in addition to the 1 to 5 points per dollar the card normally earns (sadly the card is no lon…
    - 5 days ago Aug 27, 2015, 2:13pm -
  • Yes, shared ThankYou points can be transferred to miles
    One of the best features of Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program is that anyone can share points with anyone else.  Most other major programs have much less lenient about sharing (you can find info about sharing points with the major transferable point…
    - 6 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 10:25am -
  • 470,000 points after $48K spend
    In the post, “319,000 points after $33K spend” I wrote about my wife’s latest round of credit card aplications.  Unbeknownst to her, she applied for 8 cards in total and was approved (at that time) for 5 of them.  For review, here were the 5…
    - 7 days ago Aug 25, 2015, 10:25am -
  • Amex gift cards: Is the deal done?
    Last Thursday I made a big mistake.  I published a Quick Deal before drinking coffee.  From past mistakes that were caused by my caffeine starved brain, I should have known better.  While my coffee brewed, I noticed a reminder to myself to check t…
    - 8 days ago Aug 24, 2015, 10:25am -
  • It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 08/23/2015
    Each week we publish a number of fantastic deals on the blog and in Quick Deals. Most deals don’t last long, but some hang around for awhile. In an effort to keep you up to date, we have gone back through each of the deals posted over the last coup…
    - 9 days ago Aug 23, 2015, 3:00pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • newTravel hacking when you've got plenty of money
    Before I learned the first thing about travel hacking, I still traveled, and I was still broke. So for me, travel hacking straightforwardly allowed me to take the trips I was already taking — and more! — while paying far less out of pocket than I…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Is cash really king for domestic economy travel?
    I love cash back. I earn a lot of cash back. Cash back can be used for all sorts of purposes that other currencies are ill-suited for. Things like food and shelter, paying taxes, and saving for retirement. But precisely because my personal preferenc…
    - 3 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 10:01pm -
  • Booking Iberia award tickets for fun and profit
    Before I get started today, it would be irresponsible of me not to state that your Avios are fine. You see, the last time I wrote about Iberia, the travel hacking blogosphere exploded with speculation about an upcoming British Airways Avios devaluat…
    - 6 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Personal finance digression: putting Mango in "time out"
    I periodically write about high-interest accounts which I think are obvious choices for people with basically unlimited access to cash. In June I wrote that Mango prepaid cards had stopped accepting new applications. Shortly after that, the similar U…
    - 7 days ago Aug 25, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Do this now: register for end-of-year Hilton and Marriott 2015 promotions
    Registration has opened for what I assume are the final global promotions of 2015 for Hilton HHonors and Marriott Rewards.Hilton HHonors Triple your TripBetween September 1 and December 31, 2015, earn double base HHonors points Monday through Thursda…
    - 8 days ago Aug 24, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Weekend Roundup Roundup for August 23, 2015
    A lot of bloggers write weekend roundups of their own posts or posts from other bloggers they found interesting or helpful that week.So many, in fact, that it can be hard to keep track of them all. To make it easier, here's the inaugural Weekend Rou…
    - 9 days ago Aug 23, 2015, 4:55pm -
  • How to get started travel hacking (hint: don't apply for any credit cards!)
    A lot of people seem to treat my site as a space for "advanced" travel hackers, but I've never felt that way myself; in fact, I don't think of myself as an "advanced" travel hacker at all!I don't know the first thing about fuel dumps (although I took…
    - 11 days ago Aug 21, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Using Mint to track travel hacking expenses and returns
    The single most important thing you can do to succeed in travel hacking is stay organized. That's true of every single aspect of the game:If you're booking your hotel stays through a portal like Rocketmiles or Pointshound, you have to make sure the c…
    - 12 days ago Aug 20, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Loyalty is an expensive, annoying trap
    I shared on Monday that over the weekend I was the proud recipient of $1,300 in Delta voluntary denied boarding compensation, and reflected on some of the possible consequences for the miles and points I'd budgeted for my upcoming travel.Since I book…
    - 12 days ago Aug 19, 2015, 6:55pm -
  • How do you react to a shock to your travel budget? How should you?
    Yesterday my scheduled flight out from my ancestral homeland was overbooked — very overbooked. They asked for 6 volunteers, and ended up taking 5 of them, each of whom received $1,300 in Delta voluntary denied boarding compensation. I was one of th…
    - 15 days ago Aug 17, 2015, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • Four New Cards & 130K Miles – A Look At My Latest Credit Card Applications
    I was long overdue for a round of credit card applications. My last round was back in October 2014, so I decided to pull the trigger on some new cards this last week. I was anticipating the Amex Starwood Preferred Guest card to offer an increased 30…
    - 8 days ago Aug 24, 2015, 2:33am -
  • TopCashBack Limiting Cash Back Eligibility On Amex Gift Cards To $200
    This morning I got my favorite recurring e-mail: TopCashBack will be increasing their cashback payout on Amex gift cards to 2.25% today! However in the terms and conditions part of the e-mail, it states that gift cards over $200 will not be eligible…
    - 12 days ago Aug 20, 2015, 4:33pm -
  • Deal Alert: $100 Sears Gift Card For $85 On eBay
    Gift Card Mall, via eBay, is back with another sale. Right now, you can buy a $100 Sears physical gift card for $85. As reported yesterday, there is an eBay Bucks offer going on right through which you can earn 14.1x on gift cards! Remember, by using…
    - 14 days ago Aug 18, 2015, 3:55pm -
  • Starwood Adds A New Transfer Partner – Korean Air
    Starpoints are easily the most valuable set of points you can earn in this game. They can be transferred to over 30 airlines at a 1:1 ratio and you receive a 25% bonus on every 20,000 points you transfer. Right now there is an increased sign-up bonus…
    - 14 days ago Aug 18, 2015, 8:27am -
  • Deal Alert: 14.1X On Gift Cards Bought On eBay!
    I received the following offer in my inbox, so chances are you did too! Look for the subject “Only VIPs earn 3X eBay Bucks.” Here are the details   I’ve written in the past discussing all the reasons I love shopping on eBay, like earning 5x Ul…
    - 15 days ago Aug 17, 2015, 3:30pm -
  • Why I Downgraded My Citi AA Executive Card Rather Than Closing It
    I recently downgraded my Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM MasterCard® because the annual fee was due and it didn’t make sense for me to pay $450 based on my already established travel plans. I had multiple cards that I opened during t…
    - 15 days ago Aug 17, 2015, 2:52pm -
  • Register For Free Boingo Wi-Fi With Your SPG Card Now!
    Two days ago on August 11, 2015, the Starwood Preferred Guest Cards by American Express underwent some changes. Link: Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express One of the new benefits is the free Boingo Wi-Fi Access. In order to se…
    - 19 days ago Aug 13, 2015, 7:33am -
  • Starwood Preferred Guest Now Offering 30,000 Starpoints!
    Once again, American Express increased the sign-up bonus for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Card to 30,000 Starpoints in the July – August time frame. The sign-up bonus for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Card has also been increased to 30,…
    - 20 days ago Aug 11, 2015, 6:42pm -
  • Deal Alert: 16.1X On Gift Cards Bought On eBay!
    I received the following offer in my inbox, so chances are you did too! Look for the subject “A bonus offer for our VIPs—4X eBay Bucks.” Here are the details   I’ve written in the past discussing all the reasons I love shopping on eBay, like…
    - 21 days ago Aug 11, 2015, 7:09am -
  • 30,000 Points Sign-up Bonus on Starwood Preferred Guest Amex Cards
    American Express just increased the sign-up bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express cards to 30,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 in the first 6 months of card membership. This is a great sign-up bonus that is offered every now…
    - 21 days ago Aug 11, 2015, 5:59am -


Frequent Flier

  • newWin a Trip on Virgin America’s Inaugural Hawaii Flight
    Enter the Virgin America “Make Your Hawaiiscape” sweepstakes by September 30, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two on Virgin America’s inaugural Hawaii flight from San Francisco to Honolulu, including air, 100,000 Elevate f…
    - 12 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 6:26pm -
  • newComing Soon to a Hotel Near You: Nuisance Fees
    It’s taken years, but today unbundled pricing is pretty much the industry standard when it comes to airfares. The airlines advertise a “base” fare, and charge extra for checked bags, a pre-reserved seat, frequent-flyer miles, and on and on ad .…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 5:17pm -
  • Weekly Recap: Onboard Drink Limits, Hilton’s In-Room Porn Ban, & More
    Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week. If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can ... Read Mo…
    - 2 days ago Aug 29, 2015, 7:45pm -
  • Easy Bonus Points from Marriott. But There’s a ‘But’
    Is the battle for the hearts and minds of travelers best fought in the trenches of social media? Marriott seems to think so, and is using Marriott Rewards points to both engage consumers and enlist them as marketing shills. Here’s ... Read More
    - 4 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 5:09pm -
  • Uber Wins Big at LAX
    Most of the higher-profile news reports about ride-sharing service Uber have a decidedly negative tinge to them. A woman in China robbed and molested by a Uber driver. The increase in urban traffic congestion tied to Uber vehicles. Safety concerns ..…
    - 4 days ago Aug 27, 2015, 6:38pm -
  • Onboard Drink Limits: Yea or Nay?
    With full flights and ever-decreasing legroom, flying has become a test of patience and stamina, pushing some travelers to the edge of their endurance. Add alcohol to that toxic mix and air rage looms large. It’s a vicious circle: Travel ... Read M…
    - 5 days ago Aug 27, 2015, 4:56pm -
  • Get Ready for Faster Inflight WiFi
    When it comes to inflight WiFi, disappointment has been the name of the game. Slow. Unreliable. And a generally dodgy value given the ratio of price to performance. The solution to the current technology’s shortcomings, according to Gogo, is its ..…
    - 6 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 6:09pm -
  • Hilton Puts Kibosh on In-Room TV Porn
    Hilton will soon join the likes of Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Omni, Drury, and Nordic Choice hotels in eliminating adult content from its in-room on-demand TV offerings. Hilton released the following statement regarding the move to TravelPulse: We are m…
    - 6 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 4:33pm -
  • How to write down great essay
    You will quickly realize that the creating knowledge develop considerably even though from university or college simply because you will find usually writing assignments to finish for every element or even product or perhaps solution. Your own punctu…
    - 6 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 1:24pm -
  • New IHG Promotion: Free Nights, Big Bonuses, Oh My!
    InterContinental Hotels Group’s new “Accelerate” promotion extends IHG Rewards’ string of marketing initiatives targeting individual program members with offers tailored to their presumed potential for future hotel stays. Because the offers a…
    - 7 days ago Aug 25, 2015, 6:16pm -

Travel is Free

  • newAugust Expenses
    August included some Bulgaria and mostly traveling arou […]The post August Expenses appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 16 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 2:50pm -
  • Hotel Status Benefits in Charts
    I try to make things I don’t see elsewhere, and h […]The post Hotel Status Benefits in Charts appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 2 days ago Aug 30, 2015, 4:42pm -
  • Bulgaria and Turkey (no coasts involved): August Travels
    July Travels ended in Serbia, then we caught a terrible […]The post Bulgaria and Turkey (no coasts involved): August Travels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 5 days ago Aug 27, 2015, 5:48pm -
  • IHG Fall “Accelerate” Promo Q&A
    IHG is back with another great promo. This is a big pro […]The post IHG Fall “Accelerate” Promo Q&A appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 6 days ago Aug 25, 2015, 9:17pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newHot! ~$230 to Colombia Round-Trip From 6 Cities!
    Fly to Bogota, Colombia, for ~$230 round-trip from several US cities this fall! Via The Flight Deal, American Airlines has tickets on sale for travel through early December 2015, and for the 1st half of 2016! You can search for this fare using …
    - 13 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 5:40pm -
  • newNews You Can Use – AMEX Gift Cards Deal, $15 for 2,000 Airline Miles, $15 Off American Eagle, & More
    1.   Get a $20 Staples Gift Card When You Purchase $300+ in AMEX Gift Cards Link:   Chase Ink Plus Link:   Chase Ink Cash Link:   SimplyCash® Business Card from American Express Via Travel With Grant, you’ll earn … Continue reading →   …
    - 15 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • newHow to Earn 136,000 Starwood Points for Big Travel!
    Did you know folks who live at the same address can transfer Starwood points to each other for free? Through September 14, 2015, the sign-up bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express (personal and small business) is 30…
    - 22 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 8:31am -
  • newHow to Get 15% Off All Amazon Purchases
    Some shopping portals offer bonus points or cash back for shopping at Amazon, but it’s usually restricted to specific departments. But Oren’s Money Saver reports, Giving Assistant will give you 5% cash back on ALL items shipped and sold by Amazo…
    - 23 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 8:00am -
  • If You Transfer the Balance on Your Card, Will You Lose Your Miles?
    Million Mile Secrets reader, Amber, comments: I love your site – it’s helped me get started with collecting free miles and we’ve taken some great vacations already! If I sign up for a new card for the bonus miles, after … Continue reading →…
    - 2 days ago Aug 30, 2015, 5:00pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • newThe 9 Best Places to Teach English Overseas
    Every year, tens of thousands of people go overseas and teach English. Young and old, they go for many reasons: to learn about a new culture, make some money to travel, seek adventure, or just experience something new. The time I spent teaching Engli…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 3:14pm -
  • Travel is a Privilege
    Let’s face it: not everyone is able to travel. Whether it’s money, family obligations, or circumstance, travel is out of reach for a large percentage of the world’s population. In the “quit your job to travel the world” cheerleading that ha…
    - 8 days ago Aug 24, 2015, 2:43pm -
  • How NOT to Let Anxiety Stop You From Traveling
    When I was younger, I was very socially awkward. I got anxiety trying to talk to strangers. Travel forced me to get over that and become what is termed a “learned extrovert.” It’s sink or swim on the road and, since I wanted to travel and be on…
    - 15 days ago Aug 17, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • How to Gain the Support of Your Friends and Family
    Once a month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice. This month’s column is ab…
    - 19 days ago Aug 13, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • Win a Free Trip Intrepid Travel Tour and $500 Towards Airfare!
    Today’s a special day! Last year, I joined forces with Intrepid Travel. They are one of the best tour companies in the world and the people there are as passionate about travel as I am. As part of our partnership, readers get 10% off all tours over…
    - 22 days ago Aug 10, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About VPNs for Travel
    On the first Tuesday Thursday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters gives us great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. In this month’s column, he delves deep into VPNs, what they are, and why they are important. Computer security see…
    - 26 days ago Aug 6, 2015, 11:10am -
  • Confession: I’m Terrified of Flying
    I have a confession to make: I hate flying. It scares the living shit out of me. This is how my typical airport experience goes: Before the flight: “I can’t wait to get on a plane and relax and watch some movies. This is going to be great!” Dur…
    - 29 days ago Aug 3, 2015, 12:40pm -
  • 10 Simple Tips to Help You Avoid Getting Sick When You Travel
    I get a lot of questions about health care on the road – “How can I avoid getting sick? What need vaccines? What happens when I do get sick?” Since I’m not a doctor, I don’t like giving medical advice so I’ve asked Mike Huxley, a register…
    - 36 days ago Jul 27, 2015, 2:20pm -
  • Take FLYTE: How You Can Help Students Get a Better Education and Travel More
    Travel is a powerful agent for change. It broadens our horizons and helps us find our purpose. Think about the first time you traveled overseas. Remember those feelings of freedom, possibility, and excitement you had? Remember what got you hooked and…
    - 41 days ago Jul 22, 2015, 11:19am -
  • How to Shoot the Perfect Travel Photograph
    ­Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, continues his five part series on taking better travel photos. Photographs are important for the memories they represent. You look at a picture and it conjures up thoughts, fe…
    - 43 days ago Jul 20, 2015, 2:48pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Citi ThankYou Premier – 60,000 ThankYou Points
    UPDATE 1:50 PM EST: Another link is still up! UPDATE 1:25 PM EST: Original link DEAD! Thank to US Credit Card Guide, the best offer we’ve ever seen for the Citi ThankYou Premier credit card has been discovered! Using this link, you can earn the fo…
    - 4 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - 41 days ago Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - 62 days ago Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - 94 days ago May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • British Airways Avios Devaluation
    The biggest news going around the travel blogosphere lately is one we’re sadly all too familiar with… devaluation. British Airways announced some pricey changes to their loyalty program that will take effect April 28, 2015. The last time they cha…
    - Jan 30, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Evolve Money Changes Terms for Discover Cards
    There have been a lot of changes going on with Evolve Money lately. First, I wrote about how they were a great way to pay for bills or loans that you can’t normally pay for with credit or gift cards. Then, they announced great news that we could us…
    - Dec 24, 2014, 5:34pm -
  • Chase Freedom 2015 Bonus Categories Announced
    While we’re all busy trying to hit the $1,500 in spend for this quarter’s bonus categories, Chase has announced all the bonus categories for 2015. January – March Grocery stores Movie theaters Starbucks April – June Restaurants Bed Bath & Bey…
    - Dec 10, 2014, 12:00pm -


Johnny Jet

  • newTravel Style: Janene Mascarella
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Janene Mascarella Occupation: Beauty Director, BELLA N…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • newTravel Tip of the Day: How to Improve the Taste of the Drinking Water
    How to Improve the Taste of the Drinking Water If you’re traveling to a place where the water doesn’t taste great but is safe to drink, use one of those flavored vitamin C packets like Emergen-C. I use them all the time—not just to flavor th…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Kate Thomas
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Kate Thomas Occupation: Travel journalist, Filmmaker…
    - 4 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Shop Before Your Trip
    Shop Before Your Trip Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Helen, who says: “To make your return home easier, pick up a couple frozen meals, a quart of milk to freez…
    - 4 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • 6 Reasons to Visit Providence, Rhode Island
    As the largest city in New England after the Boston and Worcester metro areas, Providence, Rhode Island seems to fly under the radar giving way to its neighbor to the north. While nearby Newport is spectacular any time of year, don’t give this edg…
    - 4 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Hotel Wi-Fi Guide
    Hotel Wi-Fi Guide Our friends at Hipmunk recently released what they’re calling “The Hipmunk Guide to Free Hotel Wi-Fi,” in which they’ve compiled some of their endless travel data into a helpful post on hotel Wi-Fi. The guide looks at such t…
    - 5 days ago Aug 27, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Sebastian Harrison
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Sebastian Harrison Occupation: Founder of Cellular Abr…
    - 5 days ago Aug 27, 2015, 3:31am -
  • British Airways Bringing Direct 787-9 Service Between San José and London
    Silicon Valley: Mecca of tech—and soon, connected to London with non-stop Dreamliner service. British Airways announced today that on May 4, 2016—about eight months from now—it will begin regularly scheduled direct flights between Mineta S…
    - 5 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 11:13pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Put Your Bags on Other Bags
    Don’t Put Your Bags on Other Bags This should be common sense, but I was reminded last week that it’s worth repeating. On my American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to London (story), I watched in horror as the woman sitting directly behind me…
    - 5 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 7:00pm -
  • Paris to Doha on a Qatar Airways A380
    Flight information: Date: August 24, 2015 Airline: Qatar Airways Flight: QR 42 Aircraft: A380 Class: Business Origin: Paris, Charles De Gaulle Intl Arpt (CDG) Departing: Monday, August 24, 2015 at 10:30 am Departure terminal: AEROGARE 1 Destination:…
    - 6 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 3:36pm -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newBest Brokerage Bonuses, Deals, & Promotions- September, 2015
    Below is our most updated 2015 list of brokerages bonuses, deals, and promotions such as ShareBuilder, TD Ameritrade, E*Trade, OptionsHouse, Schwab, Merrill Edge, Fidelity, Motif, OptionsXpress, and many more. We listed out all the cash bonuses, poin…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 2:05am -
  • newRocketmiles Review: 500 Bonus Miles
    If you are looking for an easy way to earn bonus frequent flier miles, you may be interested in this offer for 500 bonus miles just for using Rocketmiles. When you follow the provided link to book your next hotel, you can earn 500 bonus miles fo…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 8:42pm -
  • neweBay Discounted Gift Card Deals, Offers, & Promotions
    Buying gift cards for stores that you normally go to can save you a lot of money especially you can get them at a discounted price of up to 20% Off. At the moment, there are many gift card deals on eBay from stores such as Cabela’s, Conoco, Jiffy L…
    - 12 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 6:12pm -
  • newSouth State Bank Review: $25 Referral Bonus
    If you live in South Carolina you can recommend South State Bank to a family member or friend to receive a $25 referral bonus when he or she opens a new checking account. There are plenty of benefits of becoming a South State Bank customer incl…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 5:00pm -
  • newBuy Cheap Discounted Gift Cards: Promotions, Deals, Offers, and Codes – September, 2015
    The Ultimate List of Buying Discounted Gift Card Deals, Promotions, and Offers for 2015! I’ll list out all the strategies to buy gift cards for cheap at discounted rates. Next, you’ll learn how to maximize these discounted gift cards to make and…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 4:43pm -
  • newPNC Bank Virtual Wallet Performance Spend Review: $200 Bonus
    Currently available nationwide, PNC Bank is offering a $200 bonus for opening a Virtual Wallet with Performance Spend valid until December 31, 2015.  To earn $200 bonus, you must open a new Virtual Wallet with Performance Spend with a qualifying…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 3:28pm -
  • newTCBY Birthday Freebie Review: Free Small Cup of Frozen Yogurt and $3 off Cake or Pie
    Get a free small cup of frozen yogurt and $3 off a cake or pie for your birthday at TCBY! All you need to do to receive your freebie is sign up for the myTCBY eClub. Sign up now and you’ll also get an email containing a coupon for a free waffle…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • newNationwide Bank CD Account Review: 1.10% APY for 12-Month Term
    Nationwide Bank is offering customers across the nation the chance to sign up for an online CD account and earn at a competitive rate of 1.10% APY on a 12-month CD. A CD account from Nationwide Bank offers peace of mind and an excellent return on…
    - 18 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • newThe Plum Card from American Express OPEN Review
    While American Express is an advertising partner of HustlerMoneyBlog, the opinions and beliefs in this article are those of the author alone, who makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information. Are you a business owner looking for a cha…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 11:44am -
  • KeyBank Checking Account Review: $100 Bonus
    KeyBank is offering a $100 Checking Bonus with direct deposit when you open a qualifying KeyBank checking account online and enter offer code ONAS0615. After that, you need to make a direct deposit of at least $500 and perform five debit card a…
    - 1 day ago Aug 31, 2015, 5:50am -

Travel Codex

  • newReview: An Easy Transit Through Düsseldorf
    I had about two hours between my inbound flight from New York to Düsseldorf and my connecting flight to Barcelona.  This was my first time flying through Düsseldorf and I was somewhat confused at first.  Usually when arriving in Europe, I’m ush…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 11:05am -
  • Get to Hawaii for Less Using Avios from the West Coast
    In the last two articles, we covered two of the cheapest ways to get to Hawaii on miles: using Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer (to book travel on United Airlines and Virgin America) and using Virgin Atlantic miles (to book travel on Virgin America only…
    - 4 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 11:05am -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier Card Increased 60k Point Bonus!
    The Citi ThankYou card normally has a bonus of 50,000 points, but there is currently an increased offer for 60,000 points, which is the highest I can recall seeing it. This is a great card to have from Citi given it’s bonus structure and how Citi i…
    - 4 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 4:11am -

Maximizing Money

  • newConnexus Credit Union $80 Checking Account Bonus – Openly Available Membership
    Connexus Credit Union is celebrating their 80th anniversary by giving you an $80 bonus for opening a new Xtraordinary or MyRewards checking account with a direct deposit, valid through October 31, 2015.Anybody in the U.S.A. can qualify for membershi…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 8:12pm -
  • Rocketmiles Offers 500 Bonus Miles or Points To Book Stay
    To celebrate the anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s solo flight across the Atlantic, Rocketmiles will give you an extra 500 bonus miles or points when you book your next Rocketmiles hotel stay by September 3, 2015.The post Rocketmiles Offers 500 Bonu…
    - 3 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier Card 60,000 New Bonus Points Promotion
    The Citi ThankYou Premier Card now offers 60,000 bonus points after $3,500 in purchases within the first 3 months, which is redeemable for $600 in gift cards or $750 for airfare.Review the details of the Citi ThankYou Premier Card Bonus to take adva…
    - 3 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 10:33pm -
  • Staples $20 Gift Card to Buy $300 in American Express Gift Cards
    From August 30th to September 5, 2015, you can get a $20 Staples Gift Card by rebate when you buy a total of $300 or more in American Express Gift Cards in-store at Staples.Check out this $20 Staples Bonus for more details.Review these Bonus Reward…
    - 3 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 9:45pm -
  • Huntington Bank $200 Huntington 5 Checking Account Bonus Offer
    Huntington Bank is offering a $200 cash bonus when you open a Huntington 5 Checking account with a $1,000 minimum deposit, valid for accounts opened through November 24, 2015.This personal checking bonus offer is available for new Huntington checkin…
    - 3 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 9:25pm -
  • PNC Bank $400 Personal Checking Account Bonus with Virtual Wallet – Available Nationally
    PNC Bank has introduced a new checking account promotional offer for either $200 or $400 in bonus cash with PNC Virtual Wallet products through December 31, 2015.Check out this PNC Personal Checking Bonus that is available nationally for residents o…
    - 3 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 9:20pm -
  • C Spire Wireless $150 Switch Credit for New Customers
    C Spire Wireless is offering a $150 Switch Credit for new customers when you make the switch to C Spire for a limited time.The post C Spire Wireless $150 Switch Credit for New Customers appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 3 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 9:16pm -
  • National Car Rental Emerald Club One Two Free
    The Emerald Club from National Car Rental is offering 1 free rental day for every 2 qualifying rentals or 600 points that you earn through January 31, 2016.Just join the Emerald Club or register for Emerald Club One Two Free if you are already a mem…
    - 4 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 4:20pm -
  • Star Trek Credit Cards from NASA FCU Offer 10,000 Bonus Points
    Star Trek Credit Cards from NASA Federal Credit Union (open membership available) will be launching in September 2015.Plus, the first 1,000 applicants will get 10,000 bonus points when you spend $500 in the first 90 days after account opening.The p…
    - 4 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 4:16pm -
  • Nationwide $25 E-Checking and $50 Money Market Bonuses for Nationwide Associates
    The Experience Nationwide program offers Nationwide Associates the chance to earn a $25 bonus for opening an E-Checking Account with a direct deposit and/or a $50 bonus for opening a Money Market Savings Account as well as other offers.The post Nati…
    - 5 days ago Aug 27, 2015, 6:03pm -

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newUnfortunately, airlines want to make a profit, too
    One thing I’ll say about consumer advocate Chris Elliott: He’s persistent. This morning, he posted an article on chastising the airlines for “piling on the perks” for their best customers at the expense of their customers in econo…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 9:43pm -
  • Extended stay properties (with a quick review)
    When traveling for more than a few days, most people look for the closest and least expensive brand that they’ve heard of and hope for the best. It’s hard, though, to prepare for all the additional costs, including meals, internet access, etc. Th…
    - 1 day ago Aug 31, 2015, 12:51am -
  • Quick hits: Hyatt targeted promotion, Lyft
    For those of you who are New Englanders, you probably have fond memories of Story Land, whether you’ve gone there yourself, taken your kids or both. I’m in New Hampshire for the weekend but couldn’t manage to disconnect completely. A couple of…
    - 2 days ago Aug 29, 2015, 11:17pm -
  • Why I gave in and got a Marriott card
    Yesterday, I did something that I rarely do: I got a credit card for a program that I never use, the Chase Marriott card. The 80,000 point bonus (which ends at the end of August) was simply too good and the value from the card was way higher than the…
    - 5 days ago Aug 27, 2015, 6:15pm -
  • News from around the industry…
    Mileage deals are slow right about now, but there’s a few tidbits around the travel industry that are worth noting Get ready to take off for Cuba. With the US having reopened tourism to the island, airlines are already scheduling flights, with Bloo…
    - 5 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 10:58pm -
  • Quarterly Priority Club bonus: Points or free nights (individualized)
    A few times per year, Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG, owner of Intercontinental, Holiday Inn brands, others) does a personalized bonus, based on your stay history and spending patterns with its brands. There are a number of “templates” for of…
    - 7 days ago Aug 25, 2015, 4:10pm -
  • Mileage running for fun and, well, just for fun
    I really appreciate my friend Marty. He’s a great guy and knows all the good restaurants in Las Vegas, but even better, he’s more, er, “enthusiastic*” about miles than I am. Whenever I tell my wife about one of my “exploits,**” causing he…
    - 8 days ago Aug 24, 2015, 6:26pm -
  • The two best airline elite perks (that don’t involve upgrades)
    I write a fair amount about elite status, the extra perks that airlines give you for flying a certain amount of miles (and/or spending a certain amount of money) each year. To me, the best perks are related to the ability to upgrade, whether its free…
    - 8 days ago Aug 24, 2015, 1:29am -
  • Copa Airlines offers business class bonus and it may be worth a look
    Not many people have heard of Copa Airlines. Previously owned by Continental (who, in turn, has now been renamed United), Copa is a Panamanian carrier with a unique business model, connecting north-south passengers between North American and Latin/So…
    - 9 days ago Aug 22, 2015, 8:50pm -
  • The Hilton 4Q promotion is actually quite good (Oh, yeah, there’s a Marriott offer, too.)
    Hilton just announced its promotion for the fourth quarter, and it’s actually a good one. From September 1-December 31, you will earn double points for stays for Monday-Thursday nights, and triple points on Fri-Sun nights. Only base points (10 per…
    - 10 days ago Aug 21, 2015, 7:22pm -

The Faraway Guide

  • newHow To Hike Trolltunga In One Day
    My jaw literally dropped the first time I saw a photo of Trolltunga. Instantly I knew I would sit on the edge of the famous "Troll's Tongue." As the end of our trip around the world became near, it was a...
    - 19 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • [Last Chance] 80,000 Marriott Points With Chase Visa
    80,000 Marriott points are available with the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card, a substantial increase from the normal 50,000 point offer. Marriott points can be used at both Marriott and...
    - 3 days ago Aug 29, 2015, 6:02pm -
  • Deal Alert: $299 Round Trip New York To Dublin
    The northeast of the United States has already seen a few big deals pop up this month, mainly within the country. That changed this week when American Airlines announced a new promotion from...
    - 4 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 6:04pm -
  • 4 Steps To Improve Your Credit Score
    Earning points and miles will always start with a credit score. Thousands of people play this game by carefully understanding and maintaining their scores. These people understand that the widely held...
    - 5 days ago Aug 27, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Steps To Use Credit Cards & Maximize Your Travels
    This is the handbook to use credit cards and maximize your travels. In 2011, I began applying for 15+ credit cards a year in order to earn frequent flyer miles. Since then, I've earned over 2,500,000 points and miles and hit 48 countries traveled.…
    - 6 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 2:53pm -
  • Using Points To Visit Hallstatt, Austria
    A "best small town in Europe" list almost never excludes Hallstatt, Austria. The adorable town, dating back over 7,000 years as a salt mine, has been on my bucket list ever since seeing pictures nearly ten...
    - 7 days ago Aug 25, 2015, 12:28pm -
  • The Most Underrated Credit Card For Large Spenders
    The credit card game changes the more you spend. If you spend $1,000 a month, your bonus options are different than someone spending a much larger amount. Small business can often be placed in the...
    - 8 days ago Aug 24, 2015, 12:57pm -
  • American Express Cards May Be Hurting Your Credit Score
    American Express is a tricky bank. Their no spending limit policy on charge cards is an amazing asset for high-spenders, allowing virtually unlimited spend each month – as long as you pay it off. But that could...
    - 11 days ago Aug 21, 2015, 12:46pm -
  • Lounge Review: United Club London Heathrow LHR In Terminal 2
    The United Club at London Heathrow (LHR) is a relatively new lounge located in Terminal 2 of the massive airport. Luckily the lounge matches the size of the airport - with enough room to fit 280 seats and three food and drink areas, it is both busy a…
    - 12 days ago Aug 20, 2015, 11:49am -
  • Using Points To Visit Moscow, Russia
    Moscow is something out of a dream: massive buildings line wide, timeless streets. The place is both accessible and unique - a faraway place in a centralized location. The location makes using points...
    - 14 days ago Aug 18, 2015, 1:25pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 24 mins ago Sep 1, 2015, 6:09am -
  • newAward Nexus, Expert Flyer and KVS - Recommendations For A Newcomer
    Hi all -As part of my ongoing education in this game I'd like to experiment with understanding everything I've learned so far by searching for complicated, high-value award tickets. I don't have enough miles yet and will likely use an Award Booking…
    - 34 mins ago Sep 1, 2015, 5:59am -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airport
    MP doesn't feel complete without it so here's a guessing game with some easy rules.In a nutshell one member posts a photo of an airport and everybody else has to guess the airport name/location.Obviously the photo shall not reveal too much informat…
    - 35 mins ago Sep 1, 2015, 5:58am -
  • newThe Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy your stay with us.
    Good morning/afternoon/evening (m/a/e) everyone - welcome to MilePoint and the community lounge, don't be a stranger, please join in the conversation or just to say.....English - "hello"Arabic -...The Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy y…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 4:37am -
  • newThe Air Canada Forum Lounge Thread
    Duplicate thread. Please delete.Last edited by Tangoer, Feb 04, 10 at 10:45 pm.. Reason: Duplicate
    - 3 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 4:01am -
  • newtom911 goes to Brussels and Amsterdam
    SUNDAYThis trip started Sunday afternoon with a 65 min CRJ200 regional jet from Sacramento to LAX (50 seats in economy). Flight time was 65 mins. Hard to keep the plane cool even when in the air. I'm on a $688 sale fare that I purchased 9 days out…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 3:14am -
  • newTrick It! FAQ
    I'm glad this thread has helped so many people, but I am really concerned at the possibility of widespread publicity outside the MP community.There is definitely a threshold where the airlines will notice, and the fact that a major booking site is n…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 1:55am -
  • newHow One Airline Ticket Can Equal Two Seats
    How One Airline Ticket Can Equal Two SeatsThe New York TimesBy ADRIENNE CARTERAUG. 17, 2015It doesn’t take a seasoned traveler to know that flights are closer to full than ever. Passengers jockey for overhead space, wrestle over an armrest or a…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 1:44am -
  • newHelp booking / understanding award booking on AA
    I'm a former US loyalist and have gotten used to their website after years of use. I'm finding the aa site to be complicated and not at all friendly, and I don't mean to pick a fight with AA loyalists / apologists.I'm trying to get from CLT - BRU. W…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 1:41am -
  • new$40.00 Business Upgrade
    MP sent me an email about Member Newsletter but no link to this title below.International Business Class for Only $40.00 More Than Economy Class?Can someone post the airline for the $40.00 Business upgrade trick?
    - 5 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 1:33am -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newDream vacation to honolulu hawaii
    Hello!! My head is spinning from planning our trip to Honolulu Hawaii from SFO. Can someone please offer some suggestions on which points to use for the flight and hotels and rental car. Oh and if you have any suggestions or feedback regarding your..…
    - 10 mins ago Sep 1, 2015, 6:23am -
  • newDream vacation to honolulu hawaii
    Hello!! My head is spinning from planning our trip to Honolulu Hawaii from SFO. Can someone please offer some suggestions on which points to use for the flight and hotels and rental car. Oh and if you have any suggestions or feedback regarding your..…
    - 12 mins ago Sep 1, 2015, 6:21am -
  • newPromotion (targeted?) Bonus points for hotel stays
    Might be targeted, but all 5 accounts that I manage got it. *_Redeemable points only, not Companion pass or A-list qualifying. Book hotels 9/1 thru 9/30 for travel dates 9/1 thru 12/31/15._* ...
    - 19 mins ago Sep 1, 2015, 6:14am -
  • newUsing points in Bali, worth it?
    I'm going to Bali in October, and I was looking into some AirBnb spots, and a lot of the places are villas that look really nice. I was wondering if using my Starwood points in Bali is worth it? I'll be staying for 7 nights, 8 days. I was...
    - 34 mins ago Sep 1, 2015, 5:59am -
  • newPaying taxes with a non-US credit card
    Hi, I called the US phone number yesterday to piece together an award ticket on AA (140k + 150$ taxes per passenger) and at the end the agent told me that the ticket is on hold and I have 5 days to confirm the booking. I said that I'll need...
    - 34 mins ago Sep 1, 2015, 5:59am -
  • newAlternatives to BAEC for Long-Haul Business Class Travellers
    I have grown increasingly unhappy with BA so I have been flying more and more with other airlines, although not to the point of dropping BA Gold (the grass is not always greener elsewhere). I simply do a bit more than the minimum for Gold but I do..…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 1, 2015, 5:16am -
  • newNext JetBlue Destination: MHT
    I have a friend who works in airport ops at MHT. He told me that JetBlue has leased gates 1, 2, and 3. It will happen!
    - 1 hour ago Sep 1, 2015, 5:16am -
  • newReceived 50% AQM, was expecting 100% or 125%
    I am hoping for input from this forum in case I'm missing something: -Ticketed a trip (6 legs) on UA, all UA metal, UA W rate class (which credits 100% to Aeroplan) ...
    - 2 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 4:56am -
  • newDTW airport restaurants
    Hello DL FFs.. I am connecting via DTW (Virgin Atlantic to Delta) in Sep and have 3.5 hours in between flights. Grateful for any sit-down restaurant suggestions and/or any bar with good Scotches.
    - 2 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 4:56am -
  • new10% off on Conoco Gas Card thru EBAY
    10% off on Conoco Gas Card thru EBAY
    - 2 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 4:20am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newIs there a basic dollar earned per credit score lost conversion here?
    As in, it costs about 10 credit score points to get a new card, and the value of the air miles is around $500, so if you are comfortable losing 50 credit score points you can get around $2500 in travel for it? We have a lot of data on here, so perhap…
    - 16 mins ago Sep 1, 2015, 6:17am -
  • newGot 100K Plat even with Amerprise Plat
    Just FYI I got the 100K credited to my MR even though I did the 25K/3K spend Amerprise plat no AF a few months ago. submitted by ramachurn [link] [3 comments]
    - 1 hour ago Sep 1, 2015, 5:32am -
  • newAmexStaples offer
    I have added the offer on my 3 cards. It's ending today and have not used it. It's already 11pm EST. I tried to buy a 200$ gift card but it only posted as a 1$ pending charge which didn't trigger the offer. Any ideas what to do? I've got two more car…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 3:46am -
  • newDouble dipping on sporting event tickets
    Looking to buy tickets to two separate sporting events (MLB and NFL) coming up. Any way to double dip other than ScoreBig through united? Tips would be appreciated! submitted by ODELL148 [link] [1 comment]
    - 3 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 3:31am -
  • newBy far the worst part of churning
    submitted by milacekraise [link] [13 comments]
    - 3 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 3:07am -
  • newAmex Charge & Credit same day applications
    I was approved for BCP this morning (this is my second personal credit card with Amex) and wanted to take advantage of a possible double dip with one HP and apply for a PRG tonight as well. I checked for prescreened offers on the Amex site and checke…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 1:35am -
  • newDo Chase, Amex, Citi, Barclay, Target, Walmart, CVS, American, Southwest, SPG, IHG, Marriott, etc really care about this whole thing?
    Like, I get that the whole concept of churning and MS is a loophole in the system, but do these banks really give a shit? I would venture a guess that the volume of money MS/churners put through the "system" is a drop in the bucket compared to overa…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 1:11am -
  • newToday is the last day of NBA card no annual fee for a lifetime(?)
    Previously the official website says “Apply before August 31, 2015 and enjoy no annual fee for the life of the account”. However, now the official website has removed the time limit, only remains the words “Enjoy no annual fee for the life of t…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 1:06am -
  • $500 cards not working to reload Target Redbird
    I purchased $2k worth of gift cards from Last month, I did the same, and I had no problem loading at Target. Last week, I managed to load the first $500 card. Then the 2nd and 3rd cards give me a "Unable to register. Contact card issue…
    - 6 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 12:56am -
  • new[Datapoint] Chase $300 Total Checking bonus requires physical coupon, not just the code
    After hearing that you could pick up $300 Total Checking bonus coupons from eBay, I decided to throw $5 into it and pick up a coupon that expired today. Got a picture of the coupon with coupon code and headed over to a branch. (These offers cannot be…
    - 6 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 12:23am -

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  • newRaffle Is Next Week: Win $25,000 And More From Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim
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    - 3 hours ago Sep 1, 2015, 3:06am -
  • newHOT! Delta: JFK To Tel Aviv Nonstop For $590 Round-Trip!
    American Express is a advertiser. Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card. –Bookable on Priceline. Tickets purchased today from Priceline are refundable…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 10:36pm -
  • newCrayola Products On Sale From Just $0.97 Shipped From Amazon With No Minimum Order Required!
    Crayola Sale Linky Sample Deals with free shipping for all Amazon members. These items ship free even without Prime and don’t require a $35+ order: -Crayola Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, 12 count : $0.97 -Crayola Ultraclean Broadline Classic Wa…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 9:36pm -
  • newGet A WD-40 Specialist Product For Free After Mail In Rebate
    Update: Today is the final day to purchase a WD-40 Specialist Product to qualify for the rebate! Originally posted on 06/13: Sample free products after rebate from Amazon ( is a WD-40 authorized retailer). -WD-40 Specialist Water Resistant…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • newLowest Price Ever: Amazon Unlocked 32GB Fire Phone With A Free Year Of Amazon Prime ($99 Value) For Just $125 Shipped Via eBay Daily Deals
    Update: The 64GB version is also on sale for just $155 with a free year of Amazon Prime. ————————————————————————— -Click here to view all of eBay’s daily deals. -Enroll in eBay Bucks and get 2% bac…
    - 12 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 6:59pm -
  • newRoundup Of Deals Ending 08/31
    -Are 2 Chase Limited Time Card Offers Ending This Afternoon? –Ends Today: Buy Discounted Miles From Alaska, United, Hilton, Hyatt, And IHG –Last Day: Save 20% Off Shoes For Men And Women From Amazon -AMEX Offers: iTunes, Google Play, WalMart, Mac…
    - 12 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 6:16pm -
  • newGoPro HERO4 Silver Camera For Just $318.99 Shipped From REI
    GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera Linky Add the camera to your cart and the price will drop to $318.99. This sells from Amazon for $399.99 with 4.4 star reviews. GoPro cameras are awesome and the Silver version rarely goes on sale and is arguably the best pr…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 5:08pm -
  • newCrest Toothpaste On Sale From Amazon
    Crest Toothpaste On Sale From Amazon Sample deals: -Crest Complete Extra White Plus Scope Outlast Fresh Breath Whitening Toothpaste (Twin Pack): $2.24-$2.74 -Crest Pro-Health Advanced Smooth Mint Toothpaste (Twin Pack): $2.65-$3.20 Add on item: -Cres…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 4:55pm -
  • newSave On Gas, CVS, Michael’s, The Limited, And More Gift Cards From eBay Daily Deals
    -Click here to view all of eBay’s daily deals. -Enroll in eBay Bucks and get 2% back (or more via targeted offers) on your eBay purchases. ——————————————————————- $100 Conoco Gas Gift Card: $90 Valid for…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 3:22pm -
  • newAre 2 Chase Limited Time Card Offers Ending Today?
    -Until sometime this afternoon, you can get 80K points for signing up for the Chase Marriott Visa and spending $3K in 3 months. The normal bonus is 50K. You also get a free night every year that you renew the card at any category 1-5 hotel , which ta…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 31, 2015, 3:06pm -