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The Points Guy

  • newClub Carlson Promo: 30% Bonus on Purchased Gold Points
    In case you missed this past summer’s Club Carlson flash sale and still want to top up your account, you can take advantage of the latest “Get Away Faster” promotion and receive a 30% bonus when you buy 10,000-40,000 Gold Points from now th…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 10:04pm -
  • newReminder: US Airways 100% Bonus on Purchased Miles Extended
    As I wrote about previously, US Airways is offering a bonus of up to 100% on purchased Dividend Miles that has just been extended through October 12, 2014. However unlike some recent promotions, this one is targeted. As the American Airlines an…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 9:37pm -
  • newWhen to Book Your Thanksgiving Travel
    Now that the leaves are changing color, a chill’s in the air and pumpkin-flavored everything can be found everywhere, it can only mean one thing: Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Travel booking site Kayak.com has sifted through a co…
    - 13 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 6:21pm -
  • newDeal Alert: $15 Fares on Frontier- Chicago, Miami & Philly
    In the past few weeks, we’ve written about Frontier Airlines offering $19 fares from Phoenix and $15 fares from Houston to San Francisco. Today they’re back at it with $15 fares from Chicago O’Hare, Miami and Philadelphia. Frontier is launchi…
    - 15 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 4:24pm -
  • new7 Top Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards
    Yesterday, Chase launched a historically high sign-up bonus offer of 70,000 points for the Ink Plus business credit card. However, if you already have the Ink Plus or were thinking of applying for another business credit card, there are some other g…
    - 17 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 2:11pm -
  • newTrain or Plane? U.S. Routes Where Amtrak Beats Flying
    Unlike European trains, which are known for comfort and punctuality, Amtrak doesn’t have the same allure as air travel. Still, there are some domestic routes where the train competes (or even comes out ahead) in terms of time and cost. TPG Cont…
    - 19 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 12:08pm -
  • Chase Ink Plus 70,000 Point Sign-up Bonus – Amazing Deal Alert
    Chase has just launched a limited-time sign-up offer for the Ink Plus card, where you’ll earn 70,000 points when you spend $5,000 in 3 months. That’s 40% higher than the normal sign-up bonus of 50,000 points, so if you’ve been holding off on…
    - 1 day ago 29 Sep 14, 11:00pm -
  • Hotel Review: W New York Times Square
    The TPG team recently met in New York for strategy meetings and checked into a variety of hotels across the city. TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino stayed at W New York Times Square. Here’s her review on the property. Stay tuned for more…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 6:48pm -
  • Double Hilton HHonors Points or 1,000 Point Bonus Per Stay
    Hilton HHonors is gearing up to launch their next promotion and wants your vote on what it should be. The two choices are either double points or 1,000 bonus points per night. Members can vote to earn either Double Hilton HHonors Points, beginni…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 4:24pm -
  • IHG Releases PointBreaks List for September 29-November 30
    IHG just released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels for September 29- November 30, 2014. PointBreaks are reduced award redemptions at IHG hotels (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, Holiday Inn, etc.) that require just 5,000 Rewards Club…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 2:43pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newThe Unforgettable SPG Promo
    Each Year Starwood Preferred Guest reintroduces its Pay-Your-Birth-Year Promotion — it’s so popular it’s now an annual event. The PAYAGE promo rate allows you to potentially save hundreds of dollars on a two or three night SPG hotel stay. Durin…
    - 55 mins ago 1 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • newWhy I Decided to Drive Across Northern Spain and Portugal
    Back in early 2012, I learned that one of my wife’s best friends was getting married in Haro, La Rioja, Spain, in July of that year (technically speaking, it was not officially a wedding, but close enough). Not one to need much of an excuse to trav…
    - 8 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 11:00pm -
  • newAmazing LTO: Chase Ink Plus Has a 70,000 Point Offer
    There is currently a Limited Time Offer (LTO) for the Chase Ink Plus Business Card where you can earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Earlier this year some people reported receiving…
    - 18 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • newThe Best Credit Card To Get Right Before A Trip Is…
    Traditional credit card rewards through a co-branded offering such as Citi/American Airlines, Amex/Delta or Chase/United follow a process which requires you to spend money on your credit card, your statement closes and then points/miles post to your…
    - 23 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • The Magic 8-Ball Says Outlook Good For Our Favorite Gift Cards With Cash Back Portal
    American Express Gift Cards have been a favorite purchase of many with 2% cash back card when purchased through a cash back portal such as my favorite TopCashBack. The cards were available on a regular basis where you could pick up 1-3% extra (depen…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 14, 12:59am -
  • When A Points Credit Card Is A Bad Idea
    The worst time to get a credit card that earns you points is when you don’t haven’t established a travel goal. The number one thing we need to do before embarking on the journey of picking up points and miles to help us travel at prices we can af…
    - 1 day ago 29 Sep 14, 11:00pm -
  • How I Was Scammed in Beijing
    I am paranoid of being scammed by taxi drivers. This is not unfounded paranoia, mind you, as I have been taken before and have tried to use those experiences to avoid any repeat incidences. I have had taxi drivers cover the meter and quote a higher a…
    - 1 day ago 29 Sep 14, 8:00pm -
  • Cancelling Citi Cards the Easy Way
    I hate making the call to cancel a credit card. It never goes smoothly. Always takes a transfer to the retention center and loads and loads of questions. Citi has made it really easy with their online message center. One secure message is all it take…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • Reader Success Story: A Wife’s Birthday Present to Her Husband
    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…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • Frugal Guide to Cannes
    Cannes is famous for its beaches, calm beautiful waters, high-end shopping, and that annual film festival you may have heard of, which takes place in May of each year at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez. The city gets packed with tourists and jo…
    - 4 days ago 26 Sep 14, 11:00pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newHow Airplane Toilets Are Cleaned
    Ever wondered how airplane toilets tanks are emptied? Check out this awesome clip which shows how Lufthansa does it at Frankfurt Airport:Now that's a $hitty job...The post How Airplane Toilets Are Cleaned appeared first on One Mile at a Time. …
    - 6 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 1:03am -
  • newPark Hyatt New York Points + Cash Suite Awards
    Arguably the most anticipated hotel opening of the year has been the Park Hyatt New York, which I had the opportunity to stay at on their opening night. It's an absolutely gorgeous property, and deserving of its place as the flagship Park Hyatt prope…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 10:32pm -
  • newWho Is Eligible For Ink Plus Sign-Up Bonus?
    Yesterday Chase came out with the biggest publicly available sign-up bonus we've ever seen on the Ink Plus® Business Credit Card, offering 70,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $5,000 within three months. The card has a $95 annual fee, whic…
    - 13 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 6:33pm -
  • newLOT Polish Award Space Now On United.com
    In a way there's an inverse correlation between award availability and the ease of searching that space online. In other words, as much as I appreciate when airlines make it easy to book award tickets online, it also means there's a lot more competit…
    - 14 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 5:03pm -
  • newChristopher Elliott Joining BoardingArea
    Well this place is about to get a lot more interesting!For those of you not familiar with Christopher Elliott, he's a self proclaimed "consumer advocate" with a "rescue complex" that's "fighting the good fight."Now if you ask me, "consumer advocate…
    - 15 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 4:03pm -
  • newAir China 747-8 Flights To Frankfurt As Of 2015
    A few days ago I wrote about Air China being the next airline to take delivery of the passenger version of the Boeing 747-8, which is one of my favorite planes in the sky.As is the norm when an airline first takes delivery of a new plane, they'll in…
    - 16 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 3:03pm -
  • newOneworld Transatlantic Business Class: Great Fares & Lots Of Miles!
    This month we’ve seen several business class fare wars to Europe. For example, at the beginning of the month we saw ~$2,000 fares between the West Coast and Europe. In the middle of the month we saw similarly good fares between the East Coast and E…
    - 17 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 1:46pm -
  • new100% Bonus On US Airways Miles Extended Through October 12, 2014
    Since early September, US Airways has been offering up to a 100% bonus on the purchase of Dividend Miles. This promotion was supposed to run through September 30, 2014, though has now been extended through October 12, 2014.Through this promotion the…
    - 18 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 12:56pm -
  • newAir France FlyingBlue December/January 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 offer 25-50% off award tickets on Air France and KLM metal. Back in the day Promo Awards would consistently be for 50%…
    - 19 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 12:12pm -
  • Chase Ink Plus 70,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus!
    For a limited time, Chase is offering an increased sign-up bonus of 70,000 Ultimate Rewards points on the Ink Plus Business Credit Card after spending $5,000 within three months. This is an incredible offer, as the highest sign-up bonus Chase has off…
    - 1 day ago 29 Sep 14, 11:17pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newPredicting the imminent return of Amex gift cards
    This morning I published a Quick Deal announcing that Amex gift cards have returned for only one day to the cash back portal TopCashBack.  Later in the day, though, TopCashBack sent emails to readers regarding this deal and the header proclaimed tha…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 9:42pm -
  • newAnnouncing Portal Alerts, and explaining the Quick Deals deluge
    The plan was first to quietly port my Frequent Miler Quick Deals posts to WordPress.  The next step would be to announce the new Portal Alerts feature of this blog.  Things didn’t go as planned… The Quick Deals deluge The first I knew that some…
    - 20 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 11:34am -
  • Act fast to earn 120,000 or more Ultimate Rewards points
    Several things are going on at once that make it possible to rack up huge numbers of Ultimate Rewards points.  The catch is that you have to own a business and grab these deals while they’re available.  Here are the details: Chase is phasing out…
    - 1 day ago 29 Sep 14, 7:06pm -
  • How to earn 1.8 SPG points per dollar, or 5.76 Choice points per dollar
    The Diners Club card is back.  This is a credit card with a long and interesting history (read details at View from the Wing, here).  I’m interested in all new opportunities to earn points and miles, and this one has a few very interesting aspect…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 10:25am -
  • Frequent Traveler University DC
    Frequent Traveler University (FTU) is coming back to the DC area on the weekend of December 5th.  The new spin on things will be that two conferences will be hosted at once in the same hotel: Regular FTU and FTU Advanced.  Tickets for both events g…
    - 3 days ago 27 Sep 14, 11:10pm -
  • How to maximize Amex Small Business Saturday
    American Express is once again bringing back Small Business Saturday on Saturday November 29th.  Once again, this is an opportunity to help out small businesses in your community and to get stuff for free.  Amex will reimburse you for using registe…
    - 5 days ago 26 Sep 14, 10:45am -
  • Earn miles automatically, with Serve
    I often write about complicated techniques for earning points and miles.  This one is easy.  With Amex Serve you can earn miles easily and automatically. I’m on track to earn 72,000 miles per year this way.  Here’s how… Unlike the very simil…
    - 6 days ago 25 Sep 14, 10:05am -
  • Earn oodles of airline miles from shopping portals
    Next to credit card signup bonuses, the best way to earn points and miles quickly is through online shopping portals.  Last year, when I challenged myself to earn a million points and miles in one month, shopping portals were key to my success.  Wh…
    - 7 days ago 24 Sep 14, 10:55am -
  • Fly free with a companion for two years and get a free seven night stay
    UPDATE 9/26/2014: Unfortunately, the Ritz Carlton credit card signup offers described in this post have expired. One of the biggest and best opportunities for free travel is the Southwest Companion Pass.  Earn 110,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points…
    - 8 days ago 23 Sep 14, 11:02am -
  • How to increase credit card signup bonuses
    Many credit cards offer fantastic bonuses simply for signing up for the cards and meeting minimum spend requirements.  And, often, after holding the card for a year you may realize that its not worth the annual fee to keep it any longer.  Then, it…
    - 9 days ago 22 Sep 14, 10:30am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • newKorean Air SkyPass Award Chart Changes – Only 25k Miles to Fly to Hawaii!
    Korean Air, a Skyteam member, recently made positive changes to their Skyteam award chart. Don’t worry, it’s not a devaluation! In fact, it actually benefits the frequent flyer because round-trip awards to Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands are now…
    - 2 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 4:46am -
  • newAmerican Express Offering Increased $30 Statement Credit for Small Business Saturday
    Small Business Saturday kicks off again this year on Saturday, November 29, 2014, (after Thanksgiving Day) and like the last few years, American Express is offering a statement credit for purchases made with your Amex credit card. This time around Am…
    - 12 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 7:05pm -
  • new70,000 Ultimate Rewards Points Offered on the Ink Plus Business Card!
    Chase is offering a limited time increase of 70,000 Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus on the Ink Plus Business Credit Card. This is a amazing deal for this card as the highest sign-up bonus offered in the past has been 60,000 Ultimate Rewards poin…
    - 24 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 7:28am -
  • 70,000 Points Ink Plus Offer Available Online Through Refer-A-Friend Links
    There is now an online application for the 70,000 Ultimate Reward points Ink Plus offer! This is great news since this is currently one of the highest value credit card sign-up bonuses, but up until now it was only possible to apply for the offer wi…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 4:58pm -
  • Award Space Series | Part 4 – Maximizing Your Miles Through Star Alliance Part II
    Award Space Series Index Part 1   |  Introduction to Maximizing Your Miles Through Airline Alliances Part 2  |  Maximizing Your Miles Through SkyTeam Alliance Part 3  |  Maximizing Your Miles Through Star Alliance Part I Part 4  |  Max…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 6:30am -
  • New IHG Rewards Club September PointBreaks List Coming Monday
    IHG Rewards Club released a preview for the upcoming PointsBreak September list today. The full list of hotels will be announced and bookable on Monday, September 29, 2014. The new list will be valid for stays between September 29, 2014 to November 3…
    - 4 days ago 27 Sep 14, 4:33am -
  • Hotel Review: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    I flew into Kuala Lumpur on Air Asia after spending a week on beaches around Krabi, Thailand and was looking forward to spending a few days in a larger city. After I made the initial reservation at the Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur, I was able to m…
    - 7 days ago 24 Sep 14, 5:59pm -
  • Hotel Review: InterContinental Bali – Jimbaran, Indonesia
    The Intercontinental Bali is a resort located in Jimbaran, a quieter and less crowded district in Bali than say, Kuta or Legian which are known for their night life and night clubs. Jimabaran beach is beautiful and while there can high waves here, m…
    - 9 days ago 22 Sep 14, 5:36pm -
  • Can You Earn 40,000 Miles on the Barclays Arrival Plus a 2nd Time?
    The Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® has been offering a 40,000 mile sign-up bonus after spending $3,000 in three months for a little over a year now. The card was released on the market around early 2013, so there haven’t been…
    - 11 days ago 20 Sep 14, 5:49pm -
  • Earn Extra Miles When You Book Hotel Stays Using PointsHound
    For awhile now PointsHound has become a growing hotel booking website that awards airline miles when you a book a hotel stay. While the perks of using PointsHound have been around and is not something new, it remains a great way to earn extra air…
    - 12 days ago 19 Sep 14, 12:03am -

Million Mile Secrets

  • newBest Offer Yet: 70,000 Point (~$875+ in Travel) Chase Ink Plus
    Disclosure:  We get a commission for links on the blog.  You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do.  American Express is a Million Mile Secrets advertising partner.  Here’s our Advertiser Disclosure. The highest…
    - 16 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 2:50pm -
  • newIs the 30% Bonus on Club Carlson Points Worth it?
    Disclosure:  We get a commission for links on the blog.  You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do.  American Express is a Million Mile Secrets advertising partner.  Here’s our Advertiser Disclosure. Do you need…
    - 23 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 8:30am -
  • newDon’t Forget! Last Day to Get Your 7,500 Ultimate Rewards Points With Chase Freedom This Quarter
    Disclosure:  We get a commission for links on the blog.  You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do.  American Express is a Million Mile Secrets advertising partner.  Here’s our Advertiser Disclosure.  Today is t…
    - 23 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • What Are Your Favorite Ways to Use Miles and Points?
    Disclosure:  We get a commission for links on the blog. You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do.  American Express is a Million Mile Secrets advertising partner.  Here’s our Advertiser Disclosure. As travel enth…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 4:00pm -
  • New IHG PointBreaks Hotels for Only 5,000 Points ($35) per Night!
    Disclosure: We get a commission for links on the blog. You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do.  American Express is a Million Mile Secrets advertising partner.  Here’s our Advertiser Disclosure. IHG Rewards rele…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 8:30am -

View From the Wing

Nomadic Matt

  • Post-Trip Depression: It’s Often Emotionally Harder to Come Home than Go Away
    Before my first trip around the world, I was driving through Boston with my friend Mike. One of the things I was talking about was how different life would be when I returned home. Where would my friends be in life? How would they change? What jobs w…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 2:25pm -
  • How to Backpack Europe with a Baby
    Last week, Cameron, our new family budget travel guru, talked about his travels and gave us a preview of his upcoming columns. Continuing the family travel topic, I thought it would be great to share our next reader interview on family travel. We hav…
    - 9 days ago 22 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • We Didn’t Listen to Those Who Said Travel Wasn’t Possible
    Last month, I announced I’d be featuring monthly columnists on this website. I’ve introduced two so far and now it’s time to introduce our final one! On the third Friday of every month, Cameron Wears from The Traveling Canucks will be here givi…
    - 12 days ago 19 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • BIG NEWS: Announcing the Start of a Budget Travel Guide Series
    Today, I’m incredibly excited to share some big, big news about a project I’ve been working on for the last few months. Today marks the official launch of “Nomadic Matt’s Guidebooks” – a series of budget travel guides for destinations aro…
    - 14 days ago 17 Sep 14, 1:53pm -
  • 10 Interesting and Helpful Travel Websites
    Every day, a dozen new travel websites start up in hopes of making your trip planning easier, help you meet locals, crowdsource your advice, or save money. And with equal speed as many travel websites fail each day. A lot of travel start ups try to f…
    - 16 days ago 15 Sep 14, 11:48am -
  • I’m Off to Iceland
    Next Tuesday, I’m making good on a birthday promise. Last year, I wrote a blog called “19 Things to Do Before I Turn 35” as a way to direct my travels. But when I turned 33 this year, I realized I hadn’t accomplished a single thing on that li…
    - 20 days ago 11 Sep 14, 4:01pm -
  • Why I Became a Solo Female Traveler
    Last month, I announced I’d be bringing monthly columnists to this website. On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse will be here to give you great tips and advice on solo female travel. Her column starts this mont…
    - 21 days ago 10 Sep 14, 1:17pm -
  • The Happiness of Pursuit with Chris Guillebeau
    When I first started blogging, I came across a website called The Art of Non-Conformity. It was by this guy on a personal quest to visit every country in the world before he turned 35 years old. That guy was Chris Guillebeau. I began to follow his ad…
    - 23 days ago 8 Sep 14, 2:26pm -
  • My Long-Distance Travel Romance
    From the first moment I looked upon Paris, I was in love. Paris was everything I thought it would be — beautiful, sophisticated, ancient, orderly, and relaxed. All the clichés were true. As I stared at the Arc de Triomphe and then down the bouleva…
    - 27 days ago 4 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • How Technology Makes Travel Better
    A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I’m bringing on regular columnists for this website. On the first Tuesday of the month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters will be here giving you great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. His column start…
    - 29 days ago 2 Sep 14, 12:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • newNewark Airport Family Day 2014
    Finally, I can tell my nephew, who has been asking me about this since the beginning of summer, the great news. Newark Airport Family Day is back for 2014! We took my nephew the past 2 years and he absolutely loved it. Here are the details: October…
    - 20 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Small Business Saturday 2014
    Shop Small One of my favorite days of the year for free money is returning this year to kick off the holiday season. Small Business Saturday (Shop Small) will happen on November 29, 2014. Last year’s event was a bit of a downer due to the reduced s…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2014 – 5x Points at Amazon & Department Stores
    You can now activate your Chase Freedom credit cards to earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent in the following categories: Amazon.com Zappos.com Select department stores JCPenney Kohl’s Macy’s Nordstrom Sears You can see the list of a…
    - 14 days ago 17 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • After 3+ Years, Amazon Payments Will Come to an End
    Big news hit the manufactured spend circles this week. After more than 3 years of very easy manufactured spend, Amazon Payments will be ending its person to person payment options on October 13, 2014. You can find the new terms on Amazon’s help pag…
    - 19 days ago 12 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Credit Karma Now Provides Full Credit Report For Free
    I use Credit Karma for loosely monitoring my TransUnion-based credit score. It’s a free service and it will update your score once a week when you log in. Recently, they have added your full credit report to the list of features. This is a great…
    - 63 days ago 30 Jul 14, 6:36pm -
  • My Biggest Mile Manufacturer – TD Go
    During a time where Joann & I have more miles & points than we do vacation days, I’m looking for easier ways to manufacture these points instead of ways to just amass a stockpile of them. Notice my emphasis is on easy.  I’m not a fan of drivi…
    - 70 days ago 23 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Hyatt Updates Mobile App
    I just downloaded an app update for the Hyatt mobile app for Android. I believe the iPhone update for the app has been out for a few week now. From what I’ve noticed, it’s a very useful update. Prior to this update, the app was only great for ch…
    - 85 days ago 8 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Bluebird & Serve Increase Daily Load Limit to $2500
    American Express Bluebird has updated their Membership Agreement. Previously, the daily load limit was $1,000 via loading online with Vanilla Reload cards or loading in person at Walmart with a debit/gift card. As of July 1, the daily load limit will…
    - 87 days ago 6 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • A Machu Picchu Anniversary: Palacio del Inka & Cusco
    TRIP INDEX The hotel was a short taxi ride away and we were surprised that we were already feeling the effects of the altitude. Cusco is over 11,000 feet above sea level (higher than Machu Picchu and surrounding villages) so it may hit you hard! When…
    - 91 days ago 2 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Chase Freedom Third Quarter 2014 Bonus Categories Are Live!
    The 3rd quarter of 2014 is upon us so that means new bonuses and maybe some shuffling of spend. As I wrote previously, this quarter’s bonus categories are gas stations & Kohl’s. You will receive 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent in th…
    - 92 days ago 1 Jul 14, 3:58pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newChase Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus: 70,000 Points
    The Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink Business Plus credit cards have established a place for themselves among the most useful of the travel-rewards cards, based in large part on the flexibility of Ultimate Rewards points which can be exchanged…
    - 12 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 6:56pm -
  • newLast Chance: Big US Air Buy-Miles Bonus
    If you’re in the market to buy frequent flyer miles, no company has offered better deals, more consistently, than US Airways. The company’s recurring 100 percent bonus offer for purchased miles has been a perennial favorite of mileage-buyers look…
    - 15 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 4:11pm -
  • PointBreaks: IHG Award Nights for Just 5,000 Points
    IHG Rewards (formerly Priority Club Rewards) has released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels available for booking for just 5,000 points per night through November 30, 2014. Offer Details Effective immediately, IHG Rewards members can book award n…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 6:17pm -
  • Win a Business-Class Trip for 2 to Beverly Hills
    Enter the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau “90210″ sweepstakes by December 15, 2014, for a chance to win the grand prize: a three-day trip for two to Beverly Hills, including business-class air, hotel, one dinner, and a $5,000 gift ..…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 4:17pm -
  • Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals
    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…
    - 4 days ago 26 Sep 14, 11:43pm -
  • Frequent Flyer Programs to Get Fed Scrutiny
    Florida resident Alan Grayson has accrued a whopping 10 million frequent-flyer miles. And like many mileage-collectors, he’s hopping mad about the airlines’ continual devaluation of their loyalty programs, and their callous disregard for his best…
    - 5 days ago 26 Sep 14, 5:00pm -
  • Earn Up to 125,000 Bonus Miles for Europe Flights
    If this new promotion from American had a name, it might well be “The Rich Get Richer.” Offer Details Between September 23 and January 10, 2015, AAdvantage members can earn up to 125,000 bonus miles for American, US Airways, British ... Read More
    - 6 days ago 25 Sep 14, 6:38pm -
  • Frequent Flyer Program Hacked. How Safe Is Your Info?
    Recent breaches of the customer databases of such mainstream businesses as Home Depot and Target naturally raise questions about the security of consumers’ frequent-traveler accounts. Is your personal information safe? Although such breaches seem t…
    - 6 days ago 25 Sep 14, 5:17pm -
  • House Members Call for Ban on Inflight Calls
    The debate over inflight cellphone calls has been largely eclipsed by the debate regarding reclining seats and the Knee Defender. But unlike the seating issue, which is likely to fester indefinitely, the question of inflight calls may soon be resolve…
    - 7 days ago 24 Sep 14, 6:37pm -
  • American, El Al to Sever Mileage Ties
    It’s a fact of loyalty-program life: The schemes’ networks of earning and redemption partners are in constant flux. Today, airline A and hotel B are best marketing buddies, participating in each other’s programs and bundling their services into…
    - 7 days ago 24 Sep 14, 4:48pm -

Travel is Free

  • new5 Things You Should Know About Southwest Rapid Rewards
    Everything about Southwest is different and there are many little details that you may not know about, that you could be benefiting from. Here I’ll discuss, how to get bumped, how to get a good seat, how to lower your price after booking, and how t…
    - 7 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 11:57pm -
  • How and Why to Book Long Layovers
    Now despite coming up with all kinds of crazy routes, I’m no Rapid Travel Chai. Partly for sustainability reasons as full time travelers, we like to stay in one place for a long time. However, there are some cities that I only need 24 hours in.…
    - 1 day ago 29 Sep 14, 9:49pm -
  • Now Bookable: Map of IHG PointBreaks Oct – Nov, 2014
    If you don’t know what PointBreaks is , read An Introduction to IHG PointBreaks. In short, it’s a list of hotels that IHG has redeemable for only 5,000 points a night! A steal. Rooms are bookable from September 29 – November 30, 2014. And yo…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 6:50am -
  • Hiking the Grand Canyon (with Pictures)
    From above the Grand Canyon looks… like a big hole. The first time I saw it, I said, “that is a big hole! Well. Let’s keep driving.” Or something like that. Because the Grand Canyon isn’t exciting from the top. It’s not as interesting, c…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 12:58am -
  • Choice Hotel Rewards: The Cheapest Hotel Redemptions Ever, and Most Luxurious Hotels
    Choice is probably the most under rated hotel program around. I used to think it was Club Carlson, but Choice actually has higher end hotels. I haven’t added it up, but via the Preferred Hotels partnership, I think they have more T&L Top 500 hotel…
    - 4 days ago 27 Sep 14, 5:14am -
  • Hacking American Airlines’ Strict Routing Rules
    American Airlines now has strict routing rules that don’t let you transit through other regions, plus they now don’t allow stopovers. I’ve tried to come up with solutions to this. Also, I hate paying for things, and I love geeking out about ro…
    - 6 days ago 24 Sep 14, 9:38pm -
  • Best Use of Amtrak Guest Rewards Points
    Amtrak is an awesome hidden gem/transfer that goes largely unmentioned. Yet, it has awesome short-haul redemptions for super cheap, awesome hotel transfers, and amazing value on long-hauls in a bedroom for 2-3 people. The bedrooms apparently make gr…
    - 7 days ago 23 Sep 14, 11:27pm -
  • $0 Trip: Why MS is Boring but Free
    Frankly, I don’t publicly talk details of MS, or MS at all. Mainly because I would be stealing  ideas, and partly because it’s volitile. Of course, I think a lot of bloggers are given too much killing credit as there seems to be much evidence t…
    - 8 days ago 22 Sep 14, 11:55pm -
  • More Travel MEMEs
    Reaction to hearing, “Thank you for being a Platinum member”. The bellboy when I try to carry my own bag into the Park Hyatt   Then the bellboy delivers a welcome gift Revenue Based Elite Status All The Amazing “Buy Miles” Promotions That En…
    - 11 days ago 19 Sep 14, 8:38pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
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  • newEbates 4,5%, then 8% and now "coupons only"
    What's going on here with Ebates?Just missed the booking with 8% cashback and now they state : "coupons only"I might book this time with 6% Upromise.
    - 58 mins ago 1 Oct 14, 6:07am -
  • newIHG Rewards Club “Into The Nights” Promotion : September 4 – December 31, 2014
    Mini-Big Win promo returns : You can earn minimum of 2 free nights, 50,000 bonus points or 10,000 airline miles.Kudos to John from Loyaltylobby for breaking this news on his blog :http://loyaltylobby.com/2014/09/02/...september-4-december-31-2014-…
    - 59 mins ago 1 Oct 14, 6:06am -
  • newIC Davos, Switzerland
    Excellent stay, wonderful hotel, very big suite : service, cleanliness and comfort of the rooms are exceptional.I am not going to write a full review, but just to respond to one of Milepoint member concerning the mini-bar, he stated that there is no…
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  • newHe's browse hanging light on infinity
    He's browse hanging light on infinity Jerry since I started a delving into you now only rainmaker ch3 or doing makeup professionally and whatever else so yeah if the onagain offagain journey cell always open to protestant its new whereas when it come…
    - 1 hour ago 1 Oct 14, 5:48am -
  • newSPG Take A Spin Promotion
    Hey Everyone. Didnt see a thread on this yet, but I wanted to make everyone aware and see if anyone has been an instant winner yet. https://www.spgpromos.com/takeaspin/?ref=loginNo luck for me yet.....
    - 2 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 5:11am -
  • newSingapore award availability not displaying on United.com?
    Hey Folks,First, apologies if this has already been addressed, but I didn't seem to run into the topic. Has anyone else had difficulty finding availability on ANY flights on Singapore Airlines when looking to use United miles on United.com? I am…
    - 2 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 5:09am -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the city
    Given the success of the 'guess the airport' thread, though this might be a good thread to start. A breath of fresh air, if you will...Anyways, same rules apply. First submission:
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  • 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 1 Oct 14, 4:39am -
  • newWashington D.C. | Dec 5th - 7th [regular and advanced sessions]
    Folks,I'm happy to announce the first evolved FTU hosted with USA Today.The first of the new format events will be hosted on the weekend of December 5th at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, minutes from DCA, Reagan.There will be regular FTU sessions…
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Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newI volunteered for $175 and received $575 :)
    Finally got a US bump voucher recently. I think I can piece meal it's use with the residual voucher issued for any excess. But, can I use it for any other passenger by presenting myself in person at a ticket counter for the ticket issuance?..…
    - 1 hour ago 1 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • newOLCI 'In Progress'
    Hi all, Travelling KWI-LHR in WTP (W-Fare) tomorrow 02/10/14, OLCI completed exactly 24 hours before the flight, however on MMB check in status is *'in progress'* what does this mean? Interestingly enough had a look on expert flyer at the...
    - 1 hour ago 1 Oct 14, 5:59am -
  • newAm I not remembering correctly? Half your points back when booking via Amex Travel?
    Plat and I swear I remember when I first received the card if you booked your travel via the Amex Travel site you would get half your points back. Maybe that was a promotion or I'm just dreaming but I can't seem to find any information about it...
    - 1 hour ago 1 Oct 14, 5:58am -
  • newUnable to log into my account
    Anyone else having problems?
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  • newSmall Metal Urn in Carry On?
    I was given some remains of a friend in a small brass urn and am flying back from EWR to SFO late tomorrow. It's round, maybe 1 3/4" diameter and a little less than 3 inches tall. Will I have any trouble clearing security with this? I really...
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  • newPLT and full-fare Y, seat avail but upgrades n/a?
    Just had to book a last-minute long-haul in Y for what I usually pay for J. I've checked ExpertFlyer and see seats available in both the J cabin for the int'l leg and F for the domestic, but aa.com won't let me request upgrades. First flight in less.…
    - 2 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 5:35am -
  • newAir India travel
    Apologize if this info is already posted, I am new to MR section of FT (been mostly on MS section). Was searching for sites to redeem MRs for award flight from NAG to BOM and couldn't find any site. Some blog says Aeroplan site but I forgot my FFM..…
    - 2 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 5:22am -
  • newLHR MCT between VS and KL and AF
    Was trying to use Skymiles for an award on VS connecting to KL or AF but noticed that ITA Matrix is showing minimum 5 hours between VS and KL/AF flights. Checking EF ---Quote--- STANDARD.D/D...D/I...I/D...I/I. ONLINE .45 1.15 1.15 ...
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  • new$23,000 trip in F on A380 SIN-JFK
    Here's a link that some of us been circulating around, hot off the press & titled "What it’s like to Fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class" SIN to JFK with a 2 hour layover at FRA - author flown it using FT miles, some great photos - so..…
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  • newWas my flight really delayed due to air traffic control?
    I'm booked on UA6311, LAX-PSP that was meant to leave at 10:05pm. It's currently delayed until 12:10am. UA customer service told me that the flight delay is due to air traffic control on an earlier flight today. Is there any way to check if that's...
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Reddit r/churning

  • newEarning chase point with GoogleWallet?
    Has anyone recently loaded money into their google wallet using their chase sapphire or slate card? I'm thinking of applying for a chase slate card. They are offering 70k chase points if you spend $5,000 within the first three months of getting the c…
    - 41 mins ago 1 Oct 14, 6:24am -
  • newwhich card gives you more bang for your buck? chase sapphire preferred or Capitol One Venture?
    is the 2 miles per dollar worth more than the 2pts/$1(travel-dinning)??? thanks! submitted by RobieFLASH [link] [1 comment]
    - 1 hour ago 1 Oct 14, 5:52am -
  • newDiscover It credit card- does it also give you rewards for regular spending?
    Hello. I got my first credit card, the discover it card. i was wondering if i still get any rewards for using it on the non 5% cashback bonuses. like, oct-dec you get 5% cash back for using the card on gas. what if i just go to walmart and buy grocer…
    - 2 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 4:45am -
  • newCan Softcard/ISIS be used with an NFC phone that is not activated?
    I use prepaid service so I don't have access to TMO/ATT/VZW phones. I believe that they do not work on Sprint phones as they partnered with Google Wallet. Can I buy a phone that is NFC capable on craigslist and still use/activate Softcard? If so, I'l…
    - 3 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 4:32am -
  • newChurners, what is my best option for a hotel in San Francisco the weekend of the 11th?
    A family member passed this week and I really want to get out to San Francisco (China Town area) for the funeral service. I have all of my miles taken care of, but I'm not sure what to do for rental car/hotel. I'm a heavy churner with miles and CB, b…
    - 4 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:34am -
  • newChase Ink Plus Denial on Recon
    Just wanted to provide another data point for the Chase Ink Plus. I applied today for the 70K offer w/$95 annual fee, using a sole proprietorship (online retail). I was honest with the business income (projected $500 for 2014, hopefully more in 2015)…
    - 7 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 12:24am -
  • new1031 points expire tonight. need $777 more to get to 5000 for $50 cash back. Any ideas? Or let them go?
    Should I purchase a gift card / money card for $777 to get my $50 cash back? I can't think of anything I need that costs $777 right now. I won't spend that much on Amazon or iTunes. A card that I could use for gas and food would last a couple of mont…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 9:37pm -
  • newWhy travel rewards?
    Why do people pick travel rewards over straight cash back? It seems like a lot of work, especially when given values for a point generally range under 2 cents according to thepointsguy.com, which you could beat with something like the Fidelity AmEx…
    - 11 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 7:55pm -
  • newDiscover IT 5% Category - Amazon Payments?
    Hello, Do you all think that the Discover It 5% Category will include Amazon Payments this year like years previous? Hoping to do one last transaction for $50 before Amazon Payments ends! submitted by alazyguy [link] [7 comments]
    - 12 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 6:47pm -
  • newBrand New Serve Account - Questions?
    After reading Why AmEx Serve, I decided to get one. While I intend to use the Serve card to meet minimum spends when I apply for new cards, I also want to get a little cashback when paying my mortgage. I called customer service to get these questions…
    - 13 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 6:23pm -

UPgRD

  • Upgrd 94: Captain Denny
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Captain Denny to discuss customerservice, the CaptainJason Dahl scholarship and frequent flyer news. Disclaimer: The views expressed are thepersonal opinions of the…
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  • Upgrd 93: Airline Predictions 2012
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastOur frequentflyers review our airline predictions from last year and prognosticateon upcoming airline and hotel promotions and changes in 2012.Although our crystal balls were somewhat clouded in 2011 a littlebit o…
    - 23 Feb 12, 8:00pm -
  • Upgrd 92: Adiós SpanAir
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastJoin our frequent flyers as wediscuss the closure of SpanAir, the bankruptcy proceedings ofAmerican Airlines, and recent hotel and airline promotionsincluding:Delta may make run at US AirwaysUS Airways evaluate…
    - 3 Feb 12, 1:00pm -
  • Upgrd 91: Airline Mileage Devaluation
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyer travelpodcast we discuss the recent airline news and changes manyairline mileage programs including:USAirways 100% mile bonus is backUnited and Continental get single operating certi…
    - 3 Dec 11, 3:19am -
  • Upgrd 90: End of Year Mileage Planning
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this frequent flyerpodcast we discuss Matthew's secretconnecting city, some special offers, and then answer listenersquestions. Topics include:Sale on Delta Club Passes and United Club PassesHilton's reward bo…
    - 27 Oct 11, 12:00pm -
  • Upgrd 89: Method to the Madness
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast, we are joined by Nicholas Kralev to discuss his newbook Decoding Air Travel. We discuss how you canconstruct your own airfare by looking at the airline tariffs andinventory bu…
    - 14 Aug 11, 11:42pm -
  • Upgrd 88: Credit Card Churning
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Rick, frugal travelguy, to discuss churning credit cards for the most frequentflyer and hotel points. Listen as we discuss:How you can apply for up multiple cr…
    - 27 Jul 11, 6:10pm -
  • Upgrd 87: Social Flights
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Allen of Corporate Flight Managementto discuss their new program socialflights.com. On social flights,individuals can group together to secure a corporate jet t…
    - 19 Jun 11, 3:24pm -
  • Upgrd 86: Springtime Travel
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this episode of our frequent flyerpodcast we welcome Seth from The Wandering Aramean blog to discuss:A recap of the Frequent Traveler Awards and LuncheonLufthansa A380 SFO inauguralStarwood SPG new promoAAdav…
    - 24 May 11, 11:22pm -
  • Upgrd 85: Our Travels
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this episode of our frequent flyerpodcast we discuss some recent trips and airline newsincluding:Captain Denny flight with a number of travelers from FlyertalkBehind the scenes tour at SFO before theflightT…
    - 11 Apr 11, 10:05pm -

Johnny Jet

  • newLong layover at Heathrow? Here’s how to kill the time
    Last month, my wife and I got invited to Southeast Asia thanks to Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas and British Airways. We had a dream trip and for those living on the east coast, British Airways is a fantastic way to fly to Asia—especially if you b…
    - 7 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 12:16am -
  • newTravel Product of the Week: Airport Throw Pillows
    Are you an aviation lover like me? If so, I bet you’ll love these Airportag airport throw pillows (and tote bags and mugs) that use IATA codes—the three-letter codes that designate many airports around the world as defined by the International…
    - 8 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 11:16pm -
  • newTravel Video of the Week: Surprise Icelandair Stopover
    One of my money-saving tricks I like to apply when flying to Europe is to fly Icelandair via (Reykjavik) Keflavik airport. I also suggest travelers take advantage of their free stopovers and make two trips out of one. Well, after their latest ad (a…
    - 8 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 10:44pm -
  • newNew Credit Card Offer: Earn 70,000 Points with the Chase Ink® Plus Business Card
    Great news! Chase just announced that their Ink® Plus Business Card comes with 70,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening! That’s the equivalent of $875 toward travel when you redeem thro…
    - 13 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 6:33pm -
  • newTravel Tip of the Day: Scan Receipts or Documents on the Road
    Scan Receipts or Documents on the Road Ever need to scan documents when you’re not near a fax, printer, scanner, or business center? Genius Scan, a free app available on iOS and Android, can help. With Genius Scan, you can simply snap a p…
    - 15 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 4:00pm -
  • Travel Website of the Week: Travel & Style

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  • Travel App of the Week: MiFlight
    How long is the security checkpoint line at the airport? Every traveler wants and needs to know. MiFlight tells you. How? Social sharing. MiFlight is free and only available on iOS. For now, it has 50+ of the world’s busiest airports including ter…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 14, 12:06am -
  • Travel Style: Linda Davies
    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: Linda Davies Occupation: Novelist and escaped investme…
    - 1 day ago 29 Sep 14, 10:35pm -

Doctor of Credit

  • Chase Ink Plus 70k Offer (And 10k Bonus Per Referral)
    Chase has just sent out a round of e-mails to people that currently hold a Chase Ink Plus card. The e-mail states that you can receive 10,000 Chase UR points for every person you refer that signs up, is approved for the Chase Ink Plus card and uses t…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 4:48pm -
  • I Made A Mistake And I’m Sorry (2,000 Free Marriott Points Each Month)
    I recently wrote a post titled “2,000 Free Marriott Rewards Points Each Month, Automated” which was supposed to fully automate the Marriott plus points promotion making it possible to earn 2,000 marriott points for free every month. Unfortunately…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 14, 4:10pm -
  • Product Change Your Useless BofA Cards And Earn Up To $120/yr Per Card
    I’ve been putting together a list of the best downgrade options for each card issuer (post coming soon) and then I read this post by Rapid Travel Chai which alerted me to an easy way to make another $100-$120 per useless Bank of America card. Bank…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 14, 3:45pm -
  • $20USD In Bitcoins For Free
    Bitcoin is an alternative to fiat currency and the most widely known and accepted cryptocurrency. I’m not a wide believer in cryptocurrency becoming the monetary standard for a variety of reasons, that said I do think it has a place and I also like…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 14, 2:45pm -
  • $10 Discount At Amazon.com When You Redeem Discover Points/Cashback For The First Time
    The Offer Receive a $10 discount from Amazon.com when you do a Discover points redemption with Amazon.com. Make sure you enter the promotional code SWP10CBB in the check out page and that Discover Cashback Bonus is used for at least part of your pay…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 14, 7:12am -
  • $10 Amazon.com Credit When You Change Your 1-Click Payment Settings To A Citi Credit Card
    The Offer Receive $10 in Amazon.com credit when you change your 1 click payment setting to a Citi credit card. Here’s how: Use a mobile device Log into your Amazon.com account Click this link [Note: if this doesn't work, try going to Amazon.com an…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 14, 6:31am -
  • American Express Small Business Saturday, 29th November Up To $30 Per Card
    American Express have finally announced the promotional details for Small Business Saturday this year which will be on the 29th of November. Here are the details: You’ll receive a $10 statement credit when you make a purchase of $10 or more at a pa…
    - 4 days ago 27 Sep 14, 4:23pm -
  • U.S Bank To Pay $48 Million Refund To Customers
    The CFPB has ordered U.S bank to pay a total of $48 million dollar refund to customers who were the subject of deceptive and illegal billing practices. In total 420,000 customers were “unfairly charged for identity protection add-ons”. U.S Bank w…
    - 4 days ago 27 Sep 14, 3:28pm -
  • Mobee Offering A 600 Point ($6) Sign Up Promotion
    The Offer Receive 600 points when you join Mobee and complete your first mission (you’ll also receive whatever points the mission is offering). You’ll need to enter a promotional code when you join, I suggest using BKLZ which belongs to freepoi…
    - 4 days ago 27 Sep 14, 10:12am -
  • [Targeted]Alliant Credit Union $150 Checking Account Promotion
    Update: This is a targeted promotion, if you did not receive the marketing material your bonus will only be for $50 instead of the $150 mentioned in this post. Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: $150 Availability: Nationwide, must become a membe…
    - 5 days ago 26 Sep 14, 2:44pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • Chase Ink Plus Business Card Review 2014: Get 70,000 Bonus Points- that’s $875 Towards Travel Rewards
    Read all about the Chase Ink Plus Business Card Review 2014 Edition. Limited time bonus offer! You can easily earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $875 toward travel when you redeem thro…
    - 1 day ago 29 Sep 14, 10:02pm -
  • Free $10 OFF Amazon Order with Discover Cashback Bonus
    You can now receive $10 off of your first Discover cashback with Points redemption at the Amazon.com until October 14, 2014. Make sure to enter promotional code WP10CBB in the box provided at the checkout page and Discover Cashback Bonus must be used…
    - 1 day ago 29 Sep 14, 10:01pm -
  • Free $10 Amazon Credit for 1-Click Citi Credit Card Payment Method
    You can now get a $10 Amazon.com Credit when you change your 1-click payment setting to a Citi credit card. However, you must do this from a Mobile device. When you follow the link, you may receive an error message. Don’t worry, you can go ahead an…
    - 1 day ago 29 Sep 14, 9:30pm -
  • Regions Bank Review: $165 LifeGreen Checking Bonus
    Regions Bank is now offering a $165 checking account bonus for new customers that open any LifeGreen Checking accounts with the promo code 165. To receive this bonus, just open your new account with the code, then make 10 purchases with a Regions Vis…
    - 3 days ago 27 Sep 14, 11:52pm -
  • American Express $30 Statement Credit for Small Business Saturday 2014
    For American Express cardholders, you can now get a total of $30 per card for American Express Small Business Saturday on November 29, 2014. You can get 3 separate $10 statement credits per card for a total of $30 cash bonus. Registration will start…
    - 3 days ago 27 Sep 14, 11:45pm -
  • Citi Double Cash Card Review: #1 Cash Back Credit Card On All Purchases!
    Citi® Double Cash Card offers unlimited 1% cash back on all of your purchases when you buy and an additional 1% cash back as you pay for those purchases, whether you pay in full or over time. Unlike the Amex Fidelity card, you don’t need to apply…
    - 6 days ago 25 Sep 14, 3:01am -
  • Home Depot Free Credit Monitoring with AllClear ID
    Home Depot is offering free credit monitoring and identity repair assistance from AllClear Pro after a massive payment system data breach of up to 56 million payment cards after April 1st. Those customers that made a purchase at Home Depot store star…
    - 6 days ago 24 Sep 14, 10:45pm -
  • Groupon Coupon Codes, Promo Codes, and Discounts
    Groupon offers you amazing deals on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy in hundreds of cities worldwide. Save up to 90% on delightful products, unbeatable travel experiences, and tickets to the hottest concerts, sporting events, shows, and more.…
    - 6 days ago 24 Sep 14, 9:29pm -
  • Capital One 360 Checking $75 Direct Deposit Bonus
    For those with an exisiting Capital One 360 Checking($50 bonus + make up to $1,000 in referral bonuses), you may have gotten an email today from Capital One for up to $75 bonus when you set up direct deposit. You must make two Direct Deposits of at l…
    - 6 days ago 24 Sep 14, 8:53pm -
  • SimplyCash Business Card from American Express Review: $250 Statement Credit
    For a limited time only, the SimplyCash® Business Card from American Express offers a $250 statement credit after you spend $5,000 on qualifying purchases on the Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership. To be eligible for this offer, your…
    - 8 days ago 23 Sep 14, 10:23am -

Hack My Trip

  • newCancel Your Alaska Airlines Flights without Penalty
    To be clear, I’m not suggesting you’ll get a full refund for your Alaska Airlines flight, but the airline does have some pretty generous policies when it comes to canceling a flight and getting a credit for a future trip. Typically, you change y…
    - 16 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 3:26pm -
  • newWas a Distracted Passenger to Blame for Evacuating an Airport?
    Of all places, CNET had a story yesterday about a passenger in Sydney who was so distracted by staring down at his iPad he exited the security check point, only later realizing he forgot something. When he tried to go back through (the wrong way)…
    - 18 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 1:19pm -
  • newHotel Review: Aria Las Vegas
    Disclosure: Accommodations, dining, and activities were provided by MGM Resorts. Transportation was self-supplied. No other compensation was provided. This content is the opinion of the author and was not reviewed or approved by MGM Resorts. During…
    - 20 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 11:04am -
  • Vote for the Next Hilton HHonors Promotion
    Hotel loyalty programs generally run three or four quarterly promotions each year. And they tend to be variations on a theme: triple points in Q1, double points in Q2, triple points on weekends only in Q3, etc. Hilton HHonors is mixing it up just a…
    - 1 day ago 29 Sep 14, 10:28pm -
  • M life Moments: Franklin at Delano Las Vegas
    Disclosure: Accommodations, dining, and activities were provided by MGM Resorts. Transportation was self-supplied. No other compensation was provided. This content is the opinion of the author and was not reviewed or approved by MGM Resorts. Althoug…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 1:30pm -
  • Tourism Lifecycle, Destination “Fit” and Cultural Devastation
    There are many different types of travelers and places that they feel they fit in. One may find a place too touristy, while another wonders where the other people are. Some are happy sleeping on the beach and taking cold showers, others require nothi…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 11:00am -

Maximizing Money

  • newStarwood Preferred Guest Credit Card 25,000 Bonus Points after $3,000 Spending – Last Day
    The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express is now offering 25,000 bonus Starpoints after you make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months, plus the annual fee is waived for the first year, and this is a much better deal than…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 10:25pm -
  • newEducents Daily Deal Site for Parents and Educators $10 Sign-Up Bonus
    The Educents daily deal site for parents and educators offers a free $10 sign-up bonus, cash back rewards, referral bonuses, and an alternative 10% new member discount.The post Educents Daily Deal Site for Parents and Educators $10 Sign-Up Bonus app…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 10:20pm -
  • newAmerican Express Gift Cards 1.5% Cash Rebate at TopCashBack
    The TopCashBack cash rebate website is now offering 1.5% cash back on American Express Gift Card purchases through TopCashBack.com, which is the first site that I've seen to reintroduce American Express Gift Cards to their portal.Learn how to maximi…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 10:15pm -
  • newJoss & Main Private Home Decor Site $15 Referral Program Credits
    Joss & Main is a free private shopping portal that offers exclusive deals on a variety of home furnishings and decor.It's free to join Joss & Main when you are invited by a current member, plus you can immediately start participating in their referr…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 10:10pm -
  • newCitiBusiness AAdvantage World MasterCard 50,000 American Airlines Bonus Miles
    There is now a special offer for the CitiBusiness AAdvantage World MasterCard that provides 50,000 bonus miles after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months, and the annual fee is waived for the first year with this promotion.Read our American…
    - 11 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 7:50pm -
  • newDiscover Card 5% Cashback Bonus on Your Store Choice
    Discover credit card members can get a 5% Cashback Bonus on up to $1,000 in purchases from October 1st through November 30, 2014, at your choice from 1 of the following stores: Applebee's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowe's, Olive Garden, Shell, or Walgreens.…
    - 11 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 7:49pm -
  • newAmerican Giant Clothing 15% Discount and $15 Referral Credits
    American Giant Clothing offers new customers a 15% discount off your first purchase, plus you can earn a $15 credit for each new customer that you refer.Just shop through this American Giant 15% Discount Referral Link to get 15% off your first order…
    - 13 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 6:33pm -
  • Ink Business Cards from Chase up to 70,000 Bonus Points – Online Link
    The Chase Ink Plus Business Card is now offering 70,000 bonus points after $5,000 in purchases via an online link through their referral program.Just apply via this Chase Ink Plus 70,000 Bonus Point Online Referral Link before October 20, 2014, to g…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 6:10pm -
  • National Coffee Day Freebies on Monday, September 29, 2014
    National Coffee Day is going on today, Monday, September 29, 2014, so you can get free coffee at a variety of restaurants and service stations.The post National Coffee Day Freebies on Monday, September 29, 2014 appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 14, 6:06pm -
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Free Coffee for National Coffee Day
    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is offering free coffee for National Coffee Day on September 29, 2014.Get your Krispy Kreme Free Coffee on Monday, September 29, 2014.The post Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Free Coffee for National Coffee Day appeared first on Maxim…
    - 4 days ago 26 Sep 14, 7:52pm -

Boarding Area

  • newPebble Beach hiking trails Carmel Bay to Spanish Bay
    Pebble Beach, California is a vacation playground for the rich and famous with $1,000 per night hotel rooms and $500 rounds of golf and spa treatments. There are three hotel resorts in Pebble Beach with The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Casa Palmero and The…
    - 2 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 4:37am -
  • newSupervalu / Albertsons / ACME / Jewel-Osco / Shaws / Star Market Data Breach and 12 Months of Free All Clear Identity Theft Monitoring
    Supervalu / Albertsons / ACME / Jewel-Osco / Shaws / Star Market Data Breach and 12 Months of Free All Clear Identity Theft Monitoring This morning, I was reading the Wall Street Journal online and saw read this article: Supervalu Reports Second Hac…
    - 3 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 4:00am -
  • newFunny, Vintage Continental Airlines Commercials
    Feeling nostalgic for Continental Airlines? Check out this set of commercials.  They aren’t dated, but they feel very ’90s to me: What’s funny is, I […]
    - 4 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 3:32am -
  • newDelta Gave Me 2,000 Miles for Not Flying: Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining
    Last week I flew United and it is Delta miles that have posted first. I was stunned to get from Newark-Chicago Friday morning only delayed half an hour despite the air traffic control disruption in Chicago. Even more stunned coming back to have my fi…
    - 4 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 2:43am -
  • newSale! Extra 40% Off on One of My Favorite Travel Shoe Brands
    Earlier this year I finally found a deal good enough to justify trying Cole Haan. And it lived up to the hype! I happily trot […]
    - 6 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 1:30am -
  • newHow Airplane Toilets Are Cleaned
    Ever wondered how airplane toilets tanks are emptied? Check out this awesome clip which shows how Lufthansa does it at Frankfurt Airport:Now that's a $hitty job...The post How Airplane Toilets Are Cleaned appeared first on One Mile at a Time.
    - 6 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 1:03am -
  • newFlight connections American to USAirways at LAX
    Whilst operating as a single airlines, American and USAirways don't yet share the same terminal at LAX. A transfer bus runs between the two and this post explains how it works.The post Flight connections American to USAirways at LAX appeared first o…
    - 6 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 1:01am -
  • newLast Shot at Buying US Airways Miles for 1.88 Cents Extended Through October 12
    Last week I wrote that US Airways will be increasing the cost of miles purchased through its bonuses, that come November American and US Airways will get aligned in how they sell miles.. which means they’ll be more expensive. US Airways is running…
    - 7 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 12:30am -
  • newEarn Up To Triple Starwood SPG Points
    Find out how to earn double or triple Starwood Starpoints in a promo running until the middle of December. You must register to earn the bonus SPG points.The post Earn Up To Triple Starwood SPG Points appeared first on Michael W Travels....
    - 7 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 12:29am -
  • newJapan Airlines Hacked!
    Sadly this has been a great year for hackers, not so good for merchants and customers. The latest hit is Japan Airlines, allegedly because a JAL employee opened an email that contained a virus. The carrier reports that all their frequent flier accoun…
    - 7 hours ago 30 Sep 14, 11:54pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newSouthwest Airlines: triple Rapid Rewards points (targeted)
    I’m taking a little break from Delta but will finish my overview of their program in a few days.  In the meantime, let’s talk about Southwest Airlines. Southwest recently sent out a targeted promotion offering triple Rapid Rewards points for fli…
    - 7 hours ago 1 Oct 14, 12:10am -
  • Redeeming miles on Delta
    Redeeming Miles: Note: The actual mechanics of booking the flight and understanding an award chart can be found here. There are very few experiences that are more frustrating than booking a Delta award ticket.  Perhaps waiting on hold for customer s…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 14, 12:34am -
  • Delta: What you need to know about earning miles
    It quickly became apparent to me that trying to do one post with everything that you need to know about Delta is too much for one post, so I’m going to split it up a bit.  Since earning and redeeming miles are what most people are interested in, w…
    - 2 days ago 28 Sep 14, 9:52pm -
  • People Express Part II cut short
    For those of you who couldn’t wait to take the second incarnation of People Express, the 1980s low-cost carrier, you may have to wait a little longer.  According to the Wall Street Journal, PE has shut down for now but plans a relaunch in mid-Octo…
    - 4 days ago 27 Sep 14, 1:52pm -
  • Do I need a travel agent? How about insurance?
    The last few weeks have been a little crazy, so there have been more informational than mileage posts over the past several days.  Look for a return to mileage posts, including soup-to-nuts examinations of Delta’s and Marriott’s frequent flyer/…
    - 5 days ago 26 Sep 14, 7:05pm -
  • Delta to add options for frequent flyer miles use
    Note: Over the next few days, I will not be checking the blog and probably not doing much with email.  Thank you for your understanding. When frequent flyer programs were first invented, nobody realized exactly how profitable they would become.  Ai…
    - 7 days ago 24 Sep 14, 4:21pm -
  • American and BA offer up to 125,000 miles for Transatlantic flights
    Whipping out the big guns, which is something that they do every year around this time of year, American and British Airways have both put out offers that can reward you richly if you fly across the Atlantic in a premium cabin between September 23 an…
    - 7 days ago 23 Sep 14, 10:00pm -
  • Non-refundable tickets: How to minimize the damage when you need to make a change
    A reader recently sent me a question about the best way to make a change to her non-refundable tickets.  Her situation was that she had purchased non-refundable tickets on US Airways in March for a trip to Hawaii this October.  Due to a medical con…
    - 8 days ago 23 Sep 14, 12:27am -
  • JetBlue CEO Dave Barger retires. Here come the fees…
    Having been out of town for a week, I’m busy getting over jet lag and should be back on a more regular schedule this week. Well, it happened.  As expected, CEO Dave Barger announced his resignation and is passing the reins to current president Rob…
    - 9 days ago 22 Sep 14, 12:08am -
  • A few airline promotions: American, United
    Here’s a few of the better promos that are currently on the market.  You may or may not benefit, but it’s worth registering, just in case. Club Carlson isn’t my primary hotel program, but I do consider it to be one of, if not the, most genero…
    - 13 days ago 18 Sep 14, 3:11pm -

Mr. Free Miles