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The Points Guy

  • newWhich Credit Card Should I Use to Maximize Marriott Stays?
    TPG reader Sean sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning points for hotel stays: “I’m a Marriott Platinum member, and I have both the Marriott Rewards card and the new Sapphire Reserve. Which one will get me the most points when staying…
    - 58 mins ago Oct 23, 2016, 10:59am -
  • newWhat to Expect if the Oakland Raiders Move to Las Vegas
    While Las Vegas is known for its super-luxe hotels, grand casinos and incredible nightlife scene, the city has yet to call a professional sports team its own — the T-Mobile Arena opened earlier this year, however the venue has mostly been used t…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 12:29am -
  • new6 Travel Writers & Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram
    Fez. Cape Town. Palawan. Biarritz. Brisbane. These are just a few of the exotic destinations you’ll find in the feeds of our favorite travel writers, editors and bloggers, people who, like TPG, travel for a living. Some pen stories for major magazi…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 10:59pm -
  • new10 Things No One Tells You About… Portland, Oregon
    Maybe you’re a fan of Portlandia or your curiosity has been piqued by the adage, “Keep Portland Weird.” Either way, your tickets are booked and your bags are packed. Here are 10 tips for visiting Portland, Oregon, that you probably won’t fin…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 7:59pm -
  • newRyanair to Start Charging for Early Online Check-In
    Ryanair, the European low-cost carrier notorious for charging for basic amenities, will start imposing a fee for early online check-in as of November 1, 2016. Previously, Ryanair allowed free check-in up to seven days before a flight. Now that time…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 4:59pm -
  • newWhere to Sit When Flying Singapore Airlines’ A350: Economy
    With Singapore Airlines launching nonstop service from San Francisco tomorrow, we’ve spent the last few days exploring the carrier’s brilliant new Airbus A350-900 — which I had the great privilege of experiencing on a nearly empty deliver…
    - 20 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 3:29pm -
  • newBaseball Legend Adrian Gonzalez On His Favorite Airline and The One Thing He Hates Most About Travel
    When the playoffs conclude for Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Adrian Gonzalez, he’ll be taking a trip and possibly utilizing some points and miles for the journey. Here, A-Gon, one of baseball’s most consistent power hitters, shares what he dislik…
    - 22 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 1:59pm -
  • A Compelling New Rewards Card, Best Places for Americans to Relocate, a Very Special Singapore Flight and More
    Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new s…
    - 1 day ago Oct 22, 2016, 10:59am -
  • How to Get a Job at TPG
    That’s right, we’re hiring! 2016 has been an incredible year for the site — with record readership and growth across social media. We’re looking to invest in our people and continue this growth, so if you’ve ever thought about coming to wor…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 8:59pm -
  • Watch the Airbus Family Fly in Formation Together
    Typically, passenger airplanes try and stay as far apart from one another as possible to avoid collisions. But when an aircraft manufacturer wants to show off its fleet of beautiful airliners, it’s willing to take some (albeit incredibly minor)…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 7:59pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • Why You Should Get the SPG Card Despite the Merger
    Last month, Marriott took the first steps in acquiring Starwood hotels. They announced status matches between the three rewards programs (Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott Rewards, Ritz Carlton Rewards) and a 1:3 transfer ratio for Starwood to Marri…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 10:00pm -
  • Chase Will Offer New Business Card – 80,000 Points Possible!
    Chase is on a roll this year and has introduced yet another premium rewards card—Chase Ink Business Preferred. The new top-tier card will launch some time later this year and will offer an 80,000-point sign-up bonus after spending $5,000 within the…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 7:00pm -
  • 5 Inexpensive Things I Never Travel Without
    Packing correctly for a trip can be a challenge. You don’t want to forget things, nor do you want to overpack. Even though I travel quite frequently and am always packing and unpacking for various trips, I haven’t quite figured it out yet. But, t…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 3:00pm -
  • The 3 Best Cards for Elite Status
    One of the key parts of the frugal travel lifestyle is making the most of our adventures, without spending thousands of dollars on our adventures. To this end, many of us make a lot of our spending on cobranded credit cards, in order to earn points a…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 7:00am -
  • Should You Leave Flexible Rewards Currencies Lying Around or Transfer Them?
    Flexible rewards points issued via bank credit cards are probably the safest bet in terms of rewards currencies. Since they can be transferred to a variety of different hotel and airline programs, the chance of devaluation isn’t as great. If one tr…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 10:00pm -
  • Now Earn Bonus Hotel Points With SPG/Marriott
    Marriott/Ritz-Carlton and Starwood have expanded the earning benefits on their co-branded credit cards issued by Chase and American Express! The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card by American Express now earns two SPG points per dollar spent on pu…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 6:00pm -
  • Delta Platinum Business vs. Delta Gold Business – How to Decide
    Right now until November 9, 2016, American Express is offering amazing sign up offers for both their Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card and their Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card. So there’s never been a better time to apply for t…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 3:00pm -
  • Four Upcoming Chase Ultimate Rewards Tours I Have Booked
    Although I’ve written about my love for the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal before, my feelings towards this program have only grown deeper since. Now that I have the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, I am getting an awesome value out of my Ultimat…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 7:00am -
  • Amex Platinum or Premier Rewards Gold – Which is Better?
    For as long as I have been a cardholder, I have been a staunch defender of The Platinum Card from American Express. For the $450 annual fee, travelers can unlock elite status across travel providers, receive bonuses through Membership Rewards and oth…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 10:00pm -
  • Citi Adds JetBlue as Transfer Partner
    True Blue, JetBlue Airways loyalty program, has been added as a transfer partner of Citi ThankYou Rewards, but the transfer ratio leaves a lot to be desired. Citi ThankYou points can be transferred to JetBlue at a rate of 1,000:800 with Citi Prestige…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 7:00pm -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newWeekly Review: October 22, 2016
    I'm spending about a week in the US recovering between two big trips. I just got back from Laos and Cambodia, and soon Tiffany and I will be headed to Serbia and Azerbaijan on some unique airlines, which should be fun. On the miles & points front, w…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 7:00pm -
  • American Basic Economy Fares Are Coming In January 2017
    Among US carriers, Delta was the first to introduce "basic economy" fares. This is an attempt to compete with ultra-low cost carriers like Spirit and Allegiant.The intent is that the cheapest fares in some markets will come with even fewer benefits,…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 7:55pm -
  • Star Alliance Abandons Siem Reap
    Much of my time over the past few days has been spent fixing reservations to and from Siem Reap, Cambodia. If you have upcoming travel to Siem Reap on Asiana you'll want to check yours as well.Generally operational changes at a single airport wouldn…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 6:57pm -
  • American Offering Bonus Miles For Travel To Australia & New Zealand
    Within the past year American has started service from Los Angeles to both Sydney and Auckland, as part of their joint venture with Qantas.In case you've been eying one of these flights, American is offering bonus miles for travel to Australia and N…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 6:21pm -
  • First Look: Delta’s Gorgeous New SkyClub At SeaTac Airport
    Delta's $21 million new SkyClub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport opens tothe public today between Concourses A & B, and at 21,000 square feet, not only is it enormous, but it's a stunner.This club supplements and largely supplements Delta's e…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 5:07pm -
  • Uh Oh: Turkish Airlines CEO Resigns… Good Luck To His Replacement!
    Turkish Airlines has had a very rough year, largely through no fault of their own. In late June several explosions went off at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, and then a couple of weeks later there was an attempted military coup.Tourism in Turkey was…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 4:13pm -
  • Does RwandAir Have Africa’s Best Business Class?
    Over the past year I've been trying a lot of "random" airlines, and the more of these carriers I've tried, the more I've become obsessed with them. For example, up until a couple of months ago I didn't know the first thing about Air Astana (other tha…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 1:53pm -
  • ANA 777 First Class In 10 Pictures
    Shortly after midnight yesterday we departed Tokyo Haneda for Los Angeles in ANA's 777-300ER first class. This was after our flight from Hanoi to Tokyo in ANA business class.As usual I'll have a much more detailed trip report shortly, but in the mea…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 12:13pm -
  • The Best Garuda Indonesia First Class Roundtrip Fare I’ve Ever Seen
    Garuda Indonesia is known for having one of the world's best first class products. For those of us who are miles & points junkies, unfortunately it's also one of the more unattainable products on miles, given that the only way to redeem miles for the…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 11:08am -
  • 1,000 Free Aeroplan Miles In Less Than A Minute
    Aeroplan, the independent loyalty program of Air Canada, has published a quick quiz to test your knowledge of their program. You earn 1,000 Aeroplan miles for participating, and it takes no time to complete.Fortunately, as Aeroplan and I apparently…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 1:12am -

The Frequent Miler

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Overdiversifying, underdiversifying, and practicing what I preach
    I recently had the pleasure of redeeming 30,000 American AAdvantage miles for a $290, one-way domestic plane ticket, which gave me an excellent opportunity to reflect on some travel hacking wisdom I never get tired of preaching: the least valuable po…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Reminder: Starwood Preferred Guest transfers to Amtrak Guest Rewards
    It feels like it's been a while since I've written about Amtrak Guest Rewards! That's mainly because the program underwent a dual devaluation in late 2015 and early 2016:On December 8, 2015, Chase Ultimate Rewards points could no longer be transferre…
    - 5 days ago Oct 18, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Wyndham Rewards is a pretty good program. But is it necessary?
    The "news hook" for this post is the launch of a new landing page for Barclaycard's Wyndham Rewards Visa cards, raising the annual fee on the Visa Signature card from $69 to $75 and cutting the earning rate on purchases to 1 Wyndham Rewards point per…
    - 9 days ago Oct 14, 2016, 9:59am -
  • The essential Ritz-Carlton properties
    Long-time readers know that I can sometimes have an unfortunately literal approach to travel hacking. So when I decided to look into the Ritz-Carlton program to see if there were any good opportunities to take advantage of Marriott Hotel + Air packa…
    - 11 days ago Oct 12, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred trip delay insurance for authorized users
    When I periodically trash the Chase Sapphire Preferred as inferior to the Chase Ink Plus (because of its better bonused earning categories) and the Chase Freedom (because of its better earning and lower annual fee) readers invariably come back at m…
    - 17 days ago Oct 6, 2016, 9:59am -
  • In which the new Walmart POS software briefly messes with my game
    I don't keep track, but if I had to guess, I'd say I swipe cards through point-of-sale terminals around 50-100 times at Walmart store locations every month. That doesn't make me an expert, by any means, but it does give me a lot of individual datapoi…
    - 19 days ago Oct 4, 2016, 9:59am -
  • On thought leadership
    As regular readers know, I'm a podcast fanatic. The only thing better than being able to conveniently manufacture spend is being able to listen to great audio content while you do.One podcast I've given a few chances to, but haven't yet been blown aw…
    - 23 days ago Sep 30, 2016, 9:59am -
  • I wonder what's going on with all these Hyatt promotions
    [9/29/16: edited to include base and bonus points earned on spend, hat tip to commenter VM.]I just updated my Hotel Promotions page with yet another Hyatt promotion, meaning there are currently 4 concurrently running Hyatt promotions (although two ar…
    - 24 days ago Sep 29, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Transfer large blocks of Starpoints using Marriott Flight and Hotel Packages
    Today Marriott closed its purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts and introduced point convertibility between the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs. After linking your accounts, points are now transferrable between the two programs…
    - 30 days ago Sep 23, 2016, 4:20pm -
  • Quick hit: my content around the web
    Although my posts this week have had a little bit of a focus on the personal finance side of travel hacking, I primarily use this website to write about the travel side of travel hacking. But if you're interested in hearing my take on topics both nea…
    - 30 days ago Sep 23, 2016, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • Leverage The Travelocity Amex Card With RewardsBoost To Get 98% Off Travel
    The Travelocity® Rewards American Express® Card may unlock the secret to some of the most powerful manufacture spend strategies and the potential rewards from the card are huge. However, this card is often overlooked for credit cards that offer mor…
    - Jun 5, 2014, 9:57pm -
  • Top 10 Best Credit Card Sign-up Bonus Offers For June 2014
    Every month I’ll post the top 10 best current credit card sign-up offers and update the list throughout the month if offers change. You can always check out my credit cards page for a full list of cards, but since the best credit card offers ar…
    - Jun 5, 2014, 3:33am -
  • Infographic Comparison of Airline Award Charts [Updated)
    Devaluations are never good. For one they make us spend more miles for award flights, and two they put me to work updating the airline award chart comparison infographics! Over the last year we saw a handful of deviations including United, Delta (2x?…
    - Jun 5, 2014, 3:00am -
  • I Quit School Today To Blog Full-Time
    Around the same time I launched Well Traveled Mile, I was in the midst of mailing off applications for graduate school. In some ways I was hedging my bets, continuing my education while building a travel blog on the side as a platform to share one of…
    - Jun 3, 2014, 8:02am -
  • 4 Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses to Consider for Free Flights to Europe
    Europe is often atop many folks travel list and earning miles for free flights is a great way to cover the flight across the pond. Award flights from the US to Europe are likely the most competitive and highly demanded award routings, often making g…
    - Jun 2, 2014, 7:49am -
  • 30,000 Points Bonus Back on American Express SPG Credit Cards (+ Refer a Friend for 5k Points)
    The Starwood American Express cards are among the most flexible hotel credit cards available and the points are valuable for both hotel stays and flights. The sign-up bonus on both the personal and business version of this card just increased to 30,…
    - May 31, 2014, 6:00am -
  • Roundup of New Credit Card Sign-up Bonus Offers
    This week a handful of new offers were released and make for some great opportunities to earn a few nice sign-up bonuses. It is always ideal to grab a credit card when it is offering a higher than normal sign-up bonus and here a a few that are wor…
    - May 30, 2014, 7:26am -
  • Lufthansa Miles & More Basics: Part 3 – 10 Great Uses of Lufthansa Miles
    The 50,000 mile Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard® offer is currently one of the best airline credit card offers available. It’s one of the few sign-up bonuses that is worth a roundtrip flight to Europe from the US. Since it’s a…
    - May 29, 2014, 7:01am -
  • US Airways Off-peak Awards to Europe
    US Airways off-peak awards are one of my favorite awards and offer an exceptional value for getting to Europe and other destinations. Even though US Airways and American Airlines are in the process of merging, US Airways Dividend miles are still amon…
    - May 28, 2014, 7:28am -
  • Join My Private IHG Best Rate Guarantee Group Discussion
    I’ve written a few articles about how IHG has one of the most valuable best rate guarantees among all hotel brands. You can get a free night at an IHG hotel if you find the same room on an OTA (online travel agency) at a lower price. Over the last…
    - May 27, 2014, 7:13pm -


  • newHow to Maximize Domestic Award Redemptions: Wrap Up & Index
    Earlier this year I published a series about how to maximize each type of transferrable point when redeeming on domestic awards. By doing so, all the major types of miles were covered. Series Index How to Maximize Domestic Award Redemptions: Ultimate…
    - 23 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 12:30pm -
  • Free Giveaway Friday: Pair of United Club Passes (12/16 Expiration)
    A generous reader is donating two United Club passes that expire December 31, 2016–about two months from now–to one lucky winner. United has lounges all over the world. The clubs are a pleasant place to relax in a comfortable chair, use free wif…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 5:00pm -
  • 9 Limited Time Credit Card Offers You Don’t Want to Miss
    Competition is stiff among big boy issuing banks at the moment. It has a lot to do with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card kicking ass, and everyone else just trying to keep their head above water. How does this affect you? Amazing credit card sign u…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 12:30pm -
  • Trip Report Part I: United Clubs in San Francisco and Houston
    This is the first post in a series about how I used Singapore miles to book United BusinessFirst between San Francisco and Buenos Aires, as well as a review of the product and travel experience.  Trip Report Part I: United Clubs in San Francisco…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 10:10pm -
  • Anatomy of an Award: Using Secret United Award Space, Saving $75
    Last week I booked myself an award from Chicago to Buenos Aires in United economy for 30,000 United miles + $5.60. This award was very simple, but it illustrated three interesting concepts: When will last second award space open up? United’s secret…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 4:20pm -
  • Chicago Seminars 2016: “Live” American Airlines Award Booking with Audio
    On Saturday in Chicago, I gave two presentations–one on the award chart sweet spots and the other a “Live” American Airlines Award Booking. In this post, I’ll recap the “Live” American Airlines Award Booking, including the audio of the…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 3:55am -
  • 2016 Chicago Seminar Slides: Sweet Spot Awards
    On Saturday in Chicago, I gave two presentations–the first a “Live” American Airlines Award Booking and the second on the award chart sweet spots. I will have a post later this week from the “Live” American Airlines Award Booking. Here, I w…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 12:30pm -
  • Vote for MileValue as Best Miles & Points Blog
    MileValue was nominated by USA Today as the Best Miles-and-Points Blog. Through November 7, 2016, you can vote for MileValue here. You can vote once per day, just by clicking vote without having to give any personal information. Winning this beauty…
    - 5 days ago Oct 18, 2016, 7:59pm -
  • How to Get 46 Free Nights at Hiltons Worldwide from Two Credit Cards
    The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card offers 75,000 bonus HHonors points after spending $2,000 on the card in the first three months. The Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express comes with 100,000 bonus Hilton points after…
    - 5 days ago Oct 18, 2016, 12:54pm -
  • Earn Double the Rewards On Your Amex at Small Businesses Through 2016
    Through December 31, 2016, you can earn double the rewards on purchases that normally fall into the non-bonused category of spend when you use your Amex card at eligible small businesses. The only stipulation is that you register your card first.…
    - 5 days ago Oct 18, 2016, 12:31am -

Frequent Flier

  • Another Airline Has Debuted a New Premium Economy
    Iberia announced this week that it will install a premium economy cabin with 37 seats on its long-haul flights, which will be offered to passengers starting next summer. Aside from offering extra legroom, the sections will be a separate class of serv…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 11:44pm -
  • LCY ‘Chemical Incident’ Hospitalizes Two
    During what has been referred to as a “chemical incident” by London police, 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile gas (CS gas) is believed to have been released accidentally at London City Airport (LCY), leaving 26 people in need of emergency medical tre…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 10:51pm -
  • New Seattle Measure Aims to Protect Hotel Workers
    A new Seattle measure, Seattle Initiative 124, would give new rights to hotel housekeepers and also require hotels to provide the workers with “panic buttons, track guests accused of harassment, and limit housekeeper workloads,” among other stipu…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 10:36pm -
  • 20 Flyers Fall Ill on Spirit Airlines Flight
    Twenty passengers reportedly got ill on a Spirit Airlines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles yesterday. Food poisoning is not suspected as the cause of the collective illness, as Spirit does not offer meals aboard flights. It does, however, offer l…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 9:32pm -
  • IHG Posts Flat-Lined Q3 Results in Europe
    Terror attacks in France and Belgium, political instability in Turkey and Brexit have all contributed to lackluster results for the period from July to September. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the British multinational owner of the Crowne Plaz…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 8:12pm -
  • Worst Passenger of the Week: The Forbidden Inflight Delicacy
    Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week award, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory. Here are this week’s winners. Third P…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 7:19pm -
  • “Pilgrimage Planes” May Solve Airbus’ Superjumbo Problem
    Malaysia Airlines, which is struggling to rebuild its brand since the loss of two jets to tragedy in one year, may have found a solution to its problem of how to fill its giant Airbus superjumbos: by turning them into “pilgrimage planes” for Mus…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 10:00am -
  • The Most Delayed Airports Around Thanksgiving Travel
    Analysis reveals best and worst day to fly before November holiday. The Tuesday before and after Thanksgiving could be the world’s worst days to fly according to a new analysis ahead of the November holiday. In a recent infographic released by Rewa…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 10:00am -
  • Are Trump’s Hotels in Trouble?
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s chain of hotels may be suffering because of his actions on the campaign trail, according to reports. “While the Trump name is a powerful brand name, it may also carry some negative connotation with t…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 11:14pm -
  • Expedia Accused of Voiding, Renaming Itinerary “F-U”
    A customer claims that the travel site revoked her travel plans without warning after she complained about unexplained charges and hostile customer service. The original issue that Cara Viramontes had with the travel booking site Expedia doesn’t se…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 10:23pm -

Travel is Free

  • Complete Map of Hyatt Hotels
    Updated: Oct 14, 2016 Here is the updated Hyatt GoldPas […]The post Complete Map of Hyatt Hotels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 9 days ago Oct 14, 2016, 10:49am -
  • Complete Map of Starwood (SPG) Hotels
    Updated: Oct 10, 2016 Here is the Complete Map of Starw […]The post Complete Map of Starwood (SPG) Hotels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 13 days ago Oct 10, 2016, 10:08am -
  • Drew’s Guide to Albania (& Macedonia)
    As I mentioned in my complete guide to Eastern Europe, […]The post Drew’s Guide to Albania (& Macedonia) appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 25 days ago Sep 28, 2016, 5:41pm -
  • Qantas Miles in the Pacific (the best for hopping around Polynesia)
    Qantas miles is a Citi transfer partner, and it has uni […]The post Qantas Miles in the Pacific (the best for hopping around Polynesia) appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 34 days ago Sep 19, 2016, 7:36am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newSuccess! London, Paris, & Italy for a Family of 5 With Miles & Points!
    Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money! Sarah and her family are our newest reader success story to…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 8:31am -
  • newCan I Earn the Barclaycard Arrival Plus Bonus Again?
    Million Mile Secrets reader, Amber, commented: I have had the Barclaycard Arrival Plus before.  I closed it early last year. I’m considering applying for it again, but the terms say the bonus offer is valid for first-time cardmembers with new a…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 8:00am -
  • Blog Giveaway: 6,000 Delta Miles!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Thanks to all our readers for your support over the years!  This week, we’re giving away 6,000 Delta Miles. I’ll show you how to enter! The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American E…
    - 1 day ago Oct 22, 2016, 8:00am -
  • 6,000 British Airways Avios Points Winner!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Thanks to all who participated in our 6,000 British Airways Avios points giveaway! Find out who won! Congrats to Roma, who won by following us on Instagram! Emily will be in touch on how … Cont…
    - 1 day ago Oct 22, 2016, 7:30am -
  • AMEX Hilton Cardholders: Earn up to 10,000 Points by Adding Authorized User (Targeted)
    Via Doctor of Credit, folks with Hilton HHonors™ Surpass® Card from American Express or Hilton HHonors™ Card from American Express can earn bonus Hilton points by adding an authorized user by November 30, 2016. AMEX Hilton HHonors Surpass c…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 3:10pm -
  • Now Book JetBlue Flights to Cuba, Fares Start at $134 Round-Trip
    Competition is heating up for flights to Cuba! Starting in late November 2016, JetBlue will begin non-stop service to Havana from Fort Lauderdale, New York (JFK), and Orlando.  And fares are on sale starting at ~$134 round-trip! This means you’ll…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • Earn 1,000 Air Canada Aeroplan Miles in Less Than 1 Minute! (Targeted)
    Via Doctor of Credit, there’s a targeted offer to earn 1,000 Aeroplan miles! Just complete a quick and easy 5 question quiz, which takes less than a minute! You’ll need to have the targeted email to be eligible for the bonus … Continue reading…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 12:47pm -
  • “There’s No ‘Right’ Way to Travel…It Should Be About Doing What Makes You Happy”
    Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money! Miles & Points Interview:  Road More Traveled Sriram blogs Road More Traveled at to share travel experiences, gen…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 8:00am -
  • Won’t Last! New Citi Bank Account Bonus (Targeted)
    There’s a targeted in-branch offer for folks who do their banking at Citi. You can earn a Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookie after making a deposit or withdrawal at your local Citi branch. This bonus can NOT be redeemed for cash … Continue readin…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 9:00pm -
  • 25,000 Points on AMEX Starwood Business Card Is Back
    Earlier this week, I wrote that the sign-up bonus for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express would likely return to 25,000 Starwood points after meeting minimum spending requirements. The limited-time offer which in…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 6:21pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • My Ultimate Guide to Sri Lanka: Tips, Costs, Itineraries, and Favorites
    Sri Lanka is a wonderful country that can be a little chaotic. In this post, I share how you can make the most of your trip there by giving you 14 helpful tips that will save you money and time. I also give price lists and options for suggested itine…
    - 5 days ago Oct 18, 2016, 2:15pm -
  • Sri Lankans: Making a Stranger Feel Like Family
    I've met a lot of wonderful people in my travels, but Sri Lankans stood out in a way I’ve never experienced before. They took hospitality to another level and made me feel at home. Here are a few stories of my encounters with some of the kindest st…
    - 10 days ago Oct 13, 2016, 2:31pm -
  • How You Can Help Stop Animal Abuse in the Tourism Industry
    A lot of people don't know that animal-based tourism (ex: Seaworld, elephant riding, tiger temples) is detrimental and abuse to the animals. In this post, I shed light on the animal tourism industry and provide better, more animal friendly alternativ…
    - 14 days ago Oct 9, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • ANNOUNCING the 2016 City Guide Editions (PLUS Two New Guidebooks!)
    Today I’m releasing this year’s editions of my city guides and announcing TWO BRAND NEW guides: Thailand and The Virgin Islands! These digital guides go in-depth beyond what's on the blog and provide you with budget tips, practical information, a…
    - 20 days ago Oct 3, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • Traveling the World Blind: An Interview with Dan
    Dan is a 31-year-old traveler from Canada who travels with a visual impairment. Legally blind, he shares his tips, tricks, and advice for how he travels to different countries as well as resources you can use if you are visually impaired.The post Tr…
    - 31 days ago Sep 22, 2016, 1:25pm -
  • Lesbian Travel: 4 Things To Know
    The LGBT community is diverse and each sub-community has its own issues to deal with. In this post, Dani from Globetrottergirls explains why lesbian travel is different than traveling as a gay man or couple and the 4 things she thinks lesbians need t…
    - 34 days ago Sep 19, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • 10 Common Questions about Solo Female Travel
    Kristin Addis of Be My Travel Muse as she answers the 10 most common questions she gets from solo female travelers on topics such as money, safety, getting over negativity, meeting people overseas, and much, much more.The post 10 Common Questions ab…
    - 39 days ago Sep 14, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • How to Save Money in Dubai (and 9 cool things to do there!)
    At first glance, Dubai seems like a very expensive destination but I was surprised at how I easy it was to find ways to save money once you peeled back the onion. Here's my advice on how to save big on your trip as well as my 9 favorite things to see…
    - 41 days ago Sep 12, 2016, 12:11am -
  • My In-Depth Guide to Experiencing the Maldives
    I've always been interested in seeing the Maldives and, last month, I finally went! I saw both of sides of the tourism here: the famous resorts and the new budget travel trail. Along the way, I learned a lot about this country, it's current tourism p…
    - 45 days ago Sep 8, 2016, 1:58pm -
  • How to Travel Hack in Australia and New Zealand
    Keith Mason is the founder of Points Hack, an Australian travel hacking website. He works to make the art of using frequent flyer and spending rewards programs more accessible to Australians. In this interview, he shares how he got started and how ot…
    - 47 days ago Sep 6, 2016, 1:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Worth Paying Over the Preferred?
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve – Can’t ignore the talk of the town. Like I tell all my friends & coworkers, if any major bank is offering a signup bonus of 100,000 points, I’m 99% getting it. It’s a no brainer. Even at a high $450 annual fee (whi…
    - 46 days ago Sep 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Trip Report: Korean Air 747-8i First Class ICN-JFK
    ICN (Seoul Incheon) – JFK (New York) KE 85 06/05/2016 Boeing 747-8i First Class Seats 1A, 1J Well this flight was a full-on treat. We haven’t been in long haul First Class in a few years so it was great to be able to experience 2 of them during…
    - Jun 8, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & and get 10 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent. Since I do too much shopping at Amazon and I…
    - Dec 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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.…
    - 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…
    - 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 -


  • newYou Can Now Transfer Citigold ThankYou Points…But Only to Sears
    I discovered an interesting point (pun intended) while figuring out the best way to redeem my wife’s 51k ThankYou points from her Citigold account as I’m looking to close the account soon. As you may remember, it was a huge mess earlier this ye…
    - 24 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 12:27pm -
  • How to Absolutely Waste 21,000 SPG Starpoints…
    …by burning them for a 30 minute chat. Here are some better uses for 21,000 Starpoints (which is valued at $567 per TPG’s own calculations of 2.7 cents a points). And yes that value is too high.  Transfer 60,000 points to Marriott and book a cat…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 11:26am -
  • Here is Yet Another Free 500 Points from Virgin America
    Virgin America loves giving away free points and there is yet another offer for 500 free Elevate points if you signup for another email list – this time it is for the “Virgin Produced” Newsletter. It literally took 20 seconds to fill out the…
    - 11 days ago Oct 12, 2016, 1:07am -
  • Free Hilton Weekend Night Certificate for Spending $1,000 on Hilton HHonors Amex Card (Targeted)
    I just received an email from American Express offering me a free weekend night certificate valid at any almost any Hilton hotel if I spend $1,000 on my Hilton HHonors American Express card by December 15th. The free weekend night is valid from 12 m…
    - 22 days ago Oct 1, 2016, 12:25am -
  • A Different Kind of Anniversary Trip…
    Let me preface this by saying this isn’t a normal points/miles/credit card rewards post at PointsCentric. So if you do not care for a personal anecdote, you can skip the rest of this post… Today is quite a special day for my wife and I as we are…
    - 25 days ago Sep 28, 2016, 12:00pm -


  • End Of Week Triple
    Pick up an easy 1,000 Aeroplan miles here. Won’t take more than a couple minutes. Grab a free $10 Lyft credit for this weekend in New York, Florida, Illinois, or Colorado. Starwood cards are done with the “2 free night” stuff and back to their…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 8:51am -
  • 3 Airbnb Codes
    Big thanks to loyal reader Ryan for this one. He’s got three $100 codes for Airbnb to give away. The only catch is these expire at the end of November. I’ll give them away to 3 different people but please only reach out if you’re ready to book…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 8:40am -
  • Rocketmiles New Member Bonus
    Rocketmiles is offering 3,000 bonus miles to anyone making their first booking. Not the biggest bonus we’ve seen, but it looks like this one is for any of their partner airlines. Probably worth looking at if you need to book a stay. Make sure you…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 8:06am -
    Thanks to reader Jay for sharing this website. I hadn’t seen it before and it looks like it could be a really good resource for people who want to monitor British Airways fares. Guys, as always, I appreciate you for taking the time. The internet is…
    - 5 days ago Oct 18, 2016, 8:38am -
  • Monday Stuff
    Get a 20% bonus turning Marriott points into American miles. Not bad. Or a 25% bonus turning hotel points (like Marriott) into United miles. Better. How about National status if you already have it with Avis or Hertz? National is still my car rental…
    - 6 days ago Oct 17, 2016, 8:06am -
  • End Of Week Triple
    Miles for being horny? It’s nerd overload! Grab your 76 Avios per dollar (plus a date) at Southwest is introducing their flights to Cuba. Still weird to me. But, hey, they’re doing it with some $59 fares from Florida. Suddenly less w…
    - 9 days ago Oct 14, 2016, 7:06am -
  • New Promo For Rent/Mortgage
    Just heard from the people at Plastiq, right as their not-so-impressive competition RadPad quit the rent payment business. Here’s the deal from Plastiq: “Schedule 6 or more rent or mortgage payments with either your MasterCard or American Expre…
    - 10 days ago Oct 13, 2016, 7:01am -
  • Wednesday Triple
    Yesterday, a bunch of you asked my thoughts on a Wyndham promo that was cancelled before it started. Here are my thoughts…I have none other than this is why they are who they are. The reason so people care about Wyndham is because Wyndham sucks. Le…
    - 11 days ago Oct 12, 2016, 7:01am -
  • $5 Rides In New York
    All uberPOOL rides that begin or end in Manhattan during commuting hours are a flat rate of 5 bucks. That’s 7:00-10:00 AM or 5:00-8:00 PM. Hard to beat the price. And harder to beat this idea for a reality show – could someone please televise al…
    - 12 days ago Oct 11, 2016, 9:02am -
  • Monday Thoughts
    Through Saturday, once again, you can pick up discounted Visa gift cards from Office Depot and Office Max. Getting 15 bucks off of $300 takes care of the fees. As always, this is a very good time to pull out your Ink card. We can’t be friends wi…
    - 13 days ago Oct 10, 2016, 8:37am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newNew Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express Review: $150 Statement Credit
    While American Express is an advertising partner of HustlerMoneyBlog, the opinions and beliefs in this article are the author’s alone and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the issuer. The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from Ame…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 3:00am -
  • newDiscover Bank IRA CD Promotion: Earn Up To 2.20 APY IRA CD Rates
    If you’re considering opening an IRA CD account, Discover bank is offering up to 2.20% APY if you open a new account with them. This much higher any other competitors savings account I have ever seen. This is a great account to open if you’re usi…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 1:00am -
  • newHomefield Credit Union Review: $72 Checking Bonus (MA)
    For residents of Massachusetts, Homefield Credit Union is offering you an opportunity to earn a $72 bonus! This offer does not expire and is based on each qualifying cycle! To start, you are required to open a Kasasa Tunes Checking account. Once you…
    - 12 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 12:00am -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for October 22, 2016
    Are you looking for the hottest deals on laptops, T.Vs, computers, cell phones, household appliances, and other electronic items? You’re in the right spot! Today we have the Samsung HDTV, LG Monitor, Sony Playstation, Xbox Bundle, LG HDTV, and muc…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 8:30pm -
  • newTop Ten Flight Deals for October 22, 2016
    If you’re looking to travel in the most cost efficient and money-saving way possible, here is a list of the best flight deals of the day! These promotions normally are only good for a few days. Make sure if you find a promotion that you like, book…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 8:15pm -
  • newSamsung 40″ UN40KU6300 4K UHD HDR Smart LED HDTV via eBay: $382.00 + Free Shipping
    For a limited time, you can order a new Samsung 40″ UN40KU6300 4K UHD HDR Smart LED HDTV for only $382.00 + FREE SHIPPING! Enjoy 4K Ultra HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content that delivers greater clarity with Micro Dimming Pro and…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 7:50pm -
  • newUnited Airlines Round-Trip From San Francisco to Las Vegas Starting At 76
    If you want a chance to travel to Nevada, here’s a great opportunity for you! If so, you can get a round-trip flight with United Airlines from San Francisco to Las Vegas starting at $76. Las Vegas, in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, is a resort cit…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 7:30pm -
  • newLG 34″ 34UM95-C 3440×1440 Ultrawide WQHD IPS LED Monitor via eBay: $499.99 + FREE SHIPPING
    For a limited time, you can order a new 34″ LG 34UM95-C 3440×1440 Ultrawide WQHD IPS LED Monitor for only $499.99 + FREE SHIPPING! The 21:9 aspect ratio combined with the 4 Screen Split feature lets you view 4 different documents at the same tim…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 7:25pm -
  • newUnited Airlines Round-Trip From Newark to New Orleans Starting At $186
    If you want a chance to travel to Louisiana, here’s a great opportunity for you! If so, you can get a round-trip flight with United Airlines from Newark to New Orleans starting at $186. New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 7:20pm -
  • newSony Playstation 4 via eBay: $239.99 + FREE SHIPPING
    For a limited time, you can order a new Sony Playstation 4 Console for only $239.99 + FREE SHIPPING! PlayStation 4 is the best place to play with dynamic, connected gaming, powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 7:10pm -

Travel Codex

  • Earn Double Points at Small Businesses through December with Your American Express Card
    American Express has started to reinvigorate its annual Small Business campaign, which runs in the fall. When it first launched you could get a $25 credit with each Amex credit card or charge card by shopping at qualifying small businesses. You coul…
    - 6 days ago Oct 17, 2016, 2:52pm -
  • Seattle Meetup on October 18 at Art Marble 21
    Next week is the usual travel meetup for Seattle-area residents. It alternates between Bellevue and Seattle — but always on the third Tuesday of the month. This month we’ll be in Seattle at Art Marble 21 near Lake Union. Art Marble 21 731 Westlak…
    - 9 days ago Oct 14, 2016, 10:51pm -
  • Emirates Lounge SFO Review
    Introduction: My $100K Honeymoon on Points & Miles Emirates Lounge SFO Emirates First Class San Francisco to Dubai Afternoon Tea at the Burj Al Arab (Sky Tea at Skyview Bar) IMG Worlds of Adventure Review The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City Review Emira…
    - 10 days ago Oct 13, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Could the New Amex Platinum 50% Rebate Mean the End of Miles?
    From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate…   Did we all just miss a huge breakthrough in the points game? Amex launched its belated counterstrike against the Chase Sapphire Reserve this week and thus far most members of the points and miles communi…
    - 17 days ago Oct 6, 2016, 11:05am -
  • Introduction: My $100K Honeymoon on Points & Miles
    Introduction: My $100K Honeymoon on Points & Miles Emirates Lounge SFO Emirates First Class San Francisco to Dubai Afternoon Tea at the Burj Al Arab (Sky Tea at Skyview Bar) IMG Worlds of Adventure Review The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City Review Emira…
    - 19 days ago Oct 4, 2016, 11:30am -
  • Earn 1,000 Free Miles with IHG, Aeroplan, and Virgin America
    There are several promotions currently available to earn up to 1,000 free miles or points with different loyalty programs. While I’m not normally eager to chase down small numbers of miles (a bit like picking up pennies), their value is more attr…
    - 30 days ago Sep 23, 2016, 1:05pm -
  • The SPG to Marriott Points Transfer Ratio Is Fantastic
    The news that Marriott was purchasing Starwood Hotels was not positive news for those in the points community because it meant a good program, SPG, would likely be destroyed by combining it with a large company, Marriott, that already has a poor rewa…
    - 30 days ago Sep 23, 2016, 11:30am -
  • Marriott and Starwood Announced Reciprocal Benefits to Begin Immediately
    Marriott and Starwood blindsided us with a late-night post on the details of their merger, which completed today, and their plans to immediately match status and allow points transfers between programs. This is a temporary move while they continue to…
    - 30 days ago Sep 23, 2016, 10:15am -
  • Two Clues that Marriott May Convert Starpoints at a 1-to-3 Ratio
    Now that the merger of Starwood and Marriott has been fully approved (the last hurdle was Chinese regulators), we’re already beginning to see hints of what the future of their two loyalty programs might look like. The SPG Business credit card from…
    - 31 days ago Sep 22, 2016, 3:57pm -
  • Review: Cathay Pacific First Class LAX-HKG
    I managed to find two first class seats on a Cathay Pacific flight out of Los Angeles two weeks before departure. That’s not too hard —  award space is not uncommon as long as you are flexible on your gateway airport — but usually I would h…
    - 31 days ago Sep 22, 2016, 1:30pm -

Maximizing Money

  • BILLSHARK Utility Bill Savings Service $10 Bonus and $10 Referrals
    BILLSHARK is an easy-to-use service that helps you lower your monthly bills, including satellite TV, wireless phone, Internet access, cable TV, satellite radio, home security, and more.Plus, you can get an extra $10 BILLSHARK Bonus Credit toward any…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 7:55pm -
  • Education First Credit Union $80 Checking, $80 Credit Card and $8 eStatements – Ohio
    Education First Credit Union in Ohio will give you $80 to open a new checking account, $80 to complete a credit card balance transfer, $8 to sign up for eStatements, and a variety of other bonus offers.Education First Credit Union is celebrating 80…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 6:03pm -
  • Denver Community Credit Union $100 Referral Bonuses – Colorado
    Denver Community Credit Union offers $100 in referral bonuses for both new and current members, valid through December 31, 2016.Membership in Denver Community CU is openly available to anyone who joins the Consumers United Association ($5 annually o…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 8:50am -
  • Blue Cash Everyday Card $300 Bonus from American Express
    The American Express Blue Cash Everyday Card has a new promotion for a $100 statement credit bonus when you spend $1,000 within the first 3 months.Plus, you'll get up to $200 cash back with a 10% rebate on up to $2,000 in purchases in the…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 7:30pm -
  • Poshmark Fashion Reseller Shop $5 Free Credit and $5 Referrals
    Poshmark is a fashion reseller shop that lets you buy and resell top fashion brands at up to 70% off retail prices.Plus, you can get a free $5 credit when you enter the Invite Code PPPNU when you download the Poshmark app for iOS or Android and crea…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 7:23pm -
  • TopCashback Freebies – Free Finding Dory DVD from Walmart + $10 New Member Bonus
    New TopCashback members can get a Free Finding Dory DVD from Walmart, available nationwide.Walmart is selling a Finding Dory DVD for $19.96 for pre-order, and TopCashback's offering $21.95 cash back on the purchase of 1 DVD, effectively making a cop…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 7:20pm -
  • Scoop Work Commute Carpooling Service $20 Referral Credits
    Scoop is an automated carpooling app that makes your work commute easy, so that you can save time, money, and the environment.Scoop has helped thousands of people in the San Francisco Bay Area make their work commute easier, and they're now looking…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 7:14pm -
  • Mercari Resale Shopping App Free $2 Credit and $2 Referrals (Like eBay)
    The Mercari resale shopping app (similar to eBay) is offering new users a free $2 credit to use toward your first purchase, plus you can earn $2 for each new user that you refer.Just use the Referral Code WZBMQY when you join Mercari to get $2 in fr…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 9:30pm -
  • Drizly Alcohol Delivery Service $5 Free Credit and $5 Referrals
    The Drizly alcohol delivery service delivers beer, wine, and liquor to your doorstep within an hour in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Calgary, Dallas, Denver, Edmonton, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Jersey, New…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 9:28pm -
  • Soothe Massage Services $30 Free Credit and $30 Referrals
    Soothe offers professional massage services delivered directly to you, wherever and whenever you want, with licensed and vetted therapists starting at $99.Soothe massage services are available in many major cities across the U.S.A., and you can part…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 9:26pm -

Boarding Area

  • newSunday Hangover No. 4
    Mein persönlicher Rückblick der 42ten Woche u.a. mit Ärger über die Deutsche Bahn und einer witzigen Geschichte zu British Airways.Read more Sunday Hangover No. 4 by Travel with Massi.
    - 1 hour ago Oct 23, 2016, 10:48am -
  • newIt’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 10/23/2016
    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 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 10:25am -
  • newDouble Starpoints On Catering Events
    Earning lots of Starpoints is hard, especially if you don't have lots of hotel stays. They don't have any bonus categories with their credit card, nor much in the way of earning partnerships. So, any extra is a plus.The post Double Starpoints On C…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 10:06am -
  • new5000 Lufthansa Meilen: 50 Euro
    Wir sammeln wieder Lufthansa Meilen über einen Mattress Run ...
    - 2 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 9:47am -
  • newEtihad FIRST Warschau – Mumbai (Return): 2 526 Euro
    Warum nicht mit Etihad First nach Mumbai ...
    - 3 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 9:16am -
  • newBritish Airways начнет полеты в Новый Орлеан
    С марта 2017 г. British Airways будет выполнять рейсы из Лондона-Хитроу в Новый Орлеан. Согласно routesonline, речь идет о частоте 4 раза в неделю на борту…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 9:03am -
  • newReady für IHG PointBreaks?
    Jetzt ist es bald wieder soweit! Meine Lieblingspromotion geht in eine neue Runde!
    - 5 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 7:26am -
  • newFree Priority Pass Select Airport Lounge – Chase Sapphire Reserve (Don’t Forget To Activate!)
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve includes a free Priority Pass membership, which gives you access to 900+ airport lounges. Many people recently flocked to the new Chase Sapphire Reserve 100k bonus offer and are eligible to get this free membership. The lou…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 3:42am -
  • newTravel Technology: Best Buy Insignia 8″ Tablet
    Occasionally when I travel, I forget things. One of things I forgot this time was a tablet computer. So I decided to get a little tablet to help me during the days I was in the USA. As I don’t demand a lot from these tablets (namely, I need it to s…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 3:32am -
  • newCurrently Active Deals
    Here is a list of all the currently active deals. These are always available on the “Current Promotions” tab at the top of the page, although I know many people do not always take a look at it and many times rely on blog posts or email update…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 2:50am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Department Of Transportation Addresses Minor Issues
    Yesterday, the Department Of Transportation (DOT) put out a press release heralding their latest accomplishments in the name of consumers. It wasn’t much, of course. It rarely is. But what caught my eye was how easily the airlines could have addres…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 6:28pm -
  • Reminder: Don’t Buy Miles from An Airline (Usually)
    This is why we can’t have nice things. I know that this is a subject that I beat to death, but it’s an important one. I get questions about the value of buying miles directly from an airline, but I rarely see a deal where it works in your favor.…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 3:34pm -
  • JetBlue (2-Day) And Virgin America (Today Only!) Offering Fare Sales
    Note: I’ve swiped today’s post from the one I wrote at InsideFlyer. The bit about Virgin America at the bottom is all shiny and new, however. JetBlue is known for its two-day flash sales, but the sales are traditionally limited. They might target…
    - 5 days ago Oct 18, 2016, 5:15pm -
  • American Express Ramps up Bonuses (Again)
    For years, American Express had to live with the ignonymity of being the card that you might want to own, but would rather not use. In other words, the benefits that came with the card might be good, but rewards were not. As others moved to 2% cards,…
    - 6 days ago Oct 17, 2016, 3:27pm -
  • Why I’m Thrilled That Delta Made $2 Billion Last Quarter
    In the third calendar quarter of 2016, Delta Airlines made almost $2 billion of pre-tax income. And the only thing that would have made me happier is if they had made $3 billion. Why Profitable Airlines Are Good There are few things in the country t…
    - 8 days ago Oct 15, 2016, 4:48pm -
  • 500 More Free Points from Virgin America – Takes 15 Seconds
    Okay, it may take 30 seconds. But here’s the deal: Virgin America is really, really good about giving free points. There are constantly offers to get points to sign up for the program, transfer points or sign up for the newsletter. Today, I’m goi…
    - 9 days ago Oct 14, 2016, 3:34pm -
  • Why Expedia (And Other OTAs) Is Not Your Friend
    It’s always a bummer when I have almost completed a post and then have to put it on hold as new information becomes available. But hey, the world of travel is busy. Don’t Book Your Hotel through An Online Travel Agent (OTA) OTAs such as Expedia a…
    - 10 days ago Oct 13, 2016, 2:23pm -
  • When Good Wyndhams Go Bad…
    Today may have seen the oddest story of the year. It was on and off even faster than I had a chance to write about it. Wyndham And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Wyndham was riding high. Money Magazine had recently named them the best…
    - 12 days ago Oct 11, 2016, 9:12pm -
  • Please Be Kind When You Recline
    It’s times like these when I appreciate the fact that there are crazy people in other countries, as well. Thank You Jetstar Jetstar is an Australian low-cost carrier that spends most of its time flying around the Pacific. One flight, however, offer…
    - 12 days ago Oct 11, 2016, 12:22am -
  • All Things Considered, I’d Rather Be in Philadelphia
    Comedian W.C. Fields is given credit for a lot of quotes, including his suggested epitaph of “Better here than in Philadelphia.” The poor city of brotherly love, always the underdog. The actual quote was “Here lies W. C. Fields. I would rather…
    - 15 days ago Oct 8, 2016, 11:31pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newAvoid Auto Europe at all costs....
    Just had the unsatisfactory experience of dealing with this PoS company from Maine, so this is a warning to all FT'ers. Avoid like the plague.Booked a vehicle in Madrid for 3 days.Got the rate and the Hertz confirm # as well.Show up at desk, I am…
    - 17 mins ago Oct 23, 2016, 11:40am -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 40 mins ago Oct 23, 2016, 11:17am -
  • 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…
    - 40 mins ago Oct 23, 2016, 11:17am -
  • newPlaying the Starwood-Marriott Game
    I had a realization that I'm sure others have thought of but that no one has posted yet. My most frequently used cards now are the Starwood AMEX and the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Other than the massive sign-up bonus, the Sapphire is great as it gives…
    - 47 mins ago Oct 23, 2016, 11:10am -
  • newGUM + Island Hopper Event w/ FFG and UA October 24-26
    Hi, everyone! Two updates for Frequent Flyer Giving...first, we raised $930 + matching at the CLT DO for United WeCare Employee Relief Fund, so thanks to Mackieman and UA for organizing the event!FFG are asking for potential interest in a GUM + Isla…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 9:05am -
  • newWorst United Experience in SFO Today - 8.5 Hours Delay, Missed Connections
    /OPEN RANTSFO today was a nuthouse. 4-5 different crews timed out during this day in SFO and no one could get out.SFO-FRA-BLR (Tried to at least), J Class Ticket.Sat on a plane SFO-FRA 3 hours just to be told no pilot (got pulled to another flight…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 5:35am -
  • newWanted: Female roommate 2/23-2/27/17
    I am female and have purchased my FTU ticket and booked Sheraton airport for 4 nights, 2 queen beds. Roommate had to change plans. Total cost, including all taxes and fees is $403.74. Anyone want to share?
    - 15 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 8:59pm -
  • newIrishman stopped by airport security after attempting to travel to fight Isis
    Irishman stopped by airport security after attempting to travel to fight IsisA Limerick man who attempted to travel to Iraq to fight Isis was detained by airport security in London before his flight was due to depart.David Hayes was due to fly to T…
    - 21 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 2:49pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airline
    Same concept and rules as the (photo trivia) Guess the airport and (photo trivia) Guess the city threads.Have fun! First one was in an airplane lav, a misleading clue is that this was only posted in English.View attachment 58989
    - 22 hours ago Oct 22, 2016, 2:24pm -
  • [Oct 25, 2016] LAS Drinks
    LAS locals and newly found locals are convening for some drinks. Where:Standard & Pour11261 S Eastern Ave #200, Henderson, NV 89052(702) 629-5523 Tuesday October 25, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00 pmAttending:MRP Alert…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 10:23pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newExcess Sports Equipment
    I know I can travel with one golf bag, and a normal suitcase or two if travelling in club. What would be the rules, if I were to travel, in Club Europe, from OSL to LHR as a non-status passenger, with one normal suitcase and 2x golf bags? ...
    - 16 mins ago Oct 23, 2016, 11:41am -
  • newMissing Post
    I am pretty sure that I put a post up yesterday asking if seat 7A on the 3 class A380 had a window. Hardly a contentious issue I wouldn't have thought but it seems to have disappeared ! So does anybody know if it has a window or not
    - 21 mins ago Oct 23, 2016, 11:36am -
  • newEarning Club Points after tier upgrades.
    Hi, guys I'll be flying CX110 SYD - HKG and then CX312 HKG - PEK on the same day in J next month, Cathay has sent me an email offering a Marco Polo Club tier upgrades after the flight CX110. So I guess I should be able to earn Club Points for CX312.…
    - 55 mins ago Oct 23, 2016, 11:02am -
  • newTaxes and fees
    Just discovered a new fee on tickets ex Germany and the Finnair price breakdown does not explain it. It is just listed as "(OY) 7,38 EUR" while all other fees have an explanation. If I look back on other tickets, there was no such fee before. On..…
    - 55 mins ago Oct 23, 2016, 11:02am -
  • newFast Track
    Anyone know if Business class Pax get fast tracked in the new Phuket airport? I contacted EK and got a silly reply saying you can pay for fast track, please contact your hotel. Thanks :confused:
    - 57 mins ago Oct 23, 2016, 11:00am -
  • newAccumulation changes for THAI Airways! As of December 1, 2016 please note the following accrual structure changes for THAI Airways, Effective for travel December 1, 2016, earn 50% of the miles.…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 23, 2016, 10:48am -
  • newBA Exec Club avios points
    I've booked 5 flights to Orlando Aug 2017, booking is in my name and I have paid for it. This is a family trip and my treat. There is no contribution for flights from anyone else. How can I get all the avios points the flights have earned in to...
    - 1 hour ago Oct 23, 2016, 10:41am -
  • newWhy is there relatively many cabin crew aboard ?
    The FAA requires a passenger/cabin crew 50:1, which means one steward(ess) for each 50 passengers. But I have seen in many cases that in a flight with 300pax there are at least 10 stewardesses. I am not talking about ultra long haul flights which...
    - 1 hour ago Oct 23, 2016, 10:40am -
  • newAccumulation changes for ANA! As of November 1, 2016 please note the following accrual structure changes for ANA, Effective for travel November 1, 2016, earn 150% of the miles...
    - 1 hour ago Oct 23, 2016, 10:35am -
  • new55 minute layover in MSP?
    Hi there, I'm planning on booking a flight from LAX to AMS with a 55min layover in MSP. Is this doable? Or should I not risk it, as it's an international flight?
    - 1 hour ago Oct 23, 2016, 10:29am -

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Dan's Deals

  • newGet 50 Free 4×6 Photo Prints With Free Shipping From Amazon Prints
    Amazon Prints Amazon Prints and photo storage is free for Amazon Prime members. Non Prime members can signup for a 3 month trial of Amazon Drive Photo storage, but it costs $59.99/year afterward. Shipping is free on all orders. Expedited shipping…
    - 12 hours ago Oct 23, 2016, 12:12am -
  • Save $30 Off $80 Or $40 Off $99+ Orders From Shoebuy; Ecco, Florsheim, And Rockport Dress Shoes From $50.95
    Shoebuy Linky Limit of 1 code per order: -Use the following code for $30 off $80 (Exp: 10/22): EMLTAKE30 -Use the following code for $40 Off $99+ Orders (Exp: 10/22): EMLOOPS40 -Use the following code for 25% off (Exp: 10/21): FLASH16 Shoebuy offe…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 8:09pm -
  • Vacation Notice
    The Jewish holiday of Sukkos runs through Tuesday, 10/25, and updates will be sporadic during that timespan. Note that comments left during this time may take up to 48 hours to be approved and published.
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 4:46pm -
  • Vote DansDeals!
    Originally posted on 10/13, this post will be bumped periodically until 11/7. I’m not sure how it happened, but DansDeals has been nominated for USAToday’s best miles and points blogs. Since I started blogging in 2004 I’ve always written about…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 4:43pm -
  • 1,000 Free Air Canada Aeroplan Miles And Extend The Life Of Your Miles
    1,000 Free Air Canada Aeroplan Miles And Extend The Life Of Your Miles Complete the short quiz (you don’t need the right answers) and you’ll get 1,000 miles. It doesn’t state how long it will take for the miles to post. Aeroplan miles require a…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 1:47am -
  • Ends Today: Book $69.99 Of House Cleaning From Amazon And Get $40 Back
    Ends Today: Book $69.99 Of House Cleaning From Amazon And Get $40 Back -Purchase $69.99 or more of house cleaning by 11:59pm PDT tonight. -Service must be scheduled and completed within 90 days of purchase. $40 will be refunded to your method of paym…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 1:38am -
  • 2 Boxes Of Designer Checks for $8.95 Shipped From 4Checks
    Please note: This is a paid advertisement which is stickied as the top post, please scroll down for new posts. 4Checks Promo Linky Step 1: Click on a check style that you like and enter the following offer code on the product page and click “upda…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 1:00am -
  • Free Sample Box Of Baby Items From Walmart
    Update 2: Alive again! Originally posted on 9/27: Update: DEAD! Free Sample Box Of Baby Items From Walmart The offer will not work on mobile browsers unless you click “request desktop site” in your mobile browser’s menu. Sign up for a welcome…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 3:40pm -
  • Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Electronics Discovery Kit For $37.99 Shipped From Woot
    Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Electronics Discovery Kit For $37.99 Shipped From Woot This is on sale for $32.99. Shipping adds $5 for a total of $37.99. If you purchase multiple items on Woot, shipping will remain just $5. This has 5 star ratings fr…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 3:28pm -
  • October Redemption Time In Believeland
    DD sports posts: –Trip Notes: The Redemption, The Comeback, The Renaissance, The Chasedown, The Block, The Shot Part 2, The Tearjerker; Call It What You Want But This Was A Night To Remember –Can The Cavs End Cleveland’s Curse? –Better Than…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 1:51am -

Johnny Jet

  • Travel Style: Laurie Fellezs
    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,...The post Travel Style: Laurie Fellezs appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 10:04pm -
  • Video: The Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race
    Do you like watching or participating in races? You’re probably thinking about the Indy 500, the Tour de France or some sort of marathon. But...The post Video: The Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 8:18pm -
  • A Photographer’s Journey Through South Africa, Part 4: Safari with Just a Touch of Luxury
    This is the fourth part in Laura Pedrick’s four-part photo journey through South Africa. Not surprisingly, the hands-down highlight of my trip to South Africa was...The post A Photographer’s Journey Through South Africa, Part 4: Safari with Jus…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 6:00pm -
  • Don’t Book a Cabin Under an Active Area
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Jackie M., who sticks with...The post Don’t Book a Cabin Under an Active Area appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 4:00pm -
  • A Photographer’s Journey Through South Africa, Part 3: Cape Town
    This is the third part in Laura Pedrick’s four-part photo journey through South Africa. Part 4 will be live tomorrow. We fly to Cape Town by way of...The post A Photographer’s Journey Through South Africa, Part 3: Cape Town appeared first on…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 6:00pm -
  • New Vantage Adventures Brand to Focus on Adventure and Cultural Experiences for Adults
    River cruising brand Vantage Deluxe World Travel has decided to branch beyond river cruising to offer adventure land excursions and small ship cruises with a new brand...The post New Vantage Adventures Brand to Focus on Adventure and Cultural Expe…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 11:47pm -
  • A Photographer’s Journey Through South Africa, Part 2: Clarens, Free State
    This is the second part in Laura Pedrick’s four-part photo journey through South Africa. Part 3 will be live tomorrow. We depart early the next morning and set...The post A Photographer’s Journey Through South Africa, Part 2: Clarens, Free St…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 6:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Taylor Hicks
    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,...The post Travel Style: Taylor Hicks appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 5:32pm -
  • 10 Haunted Hotels to Visit This Halloween
    It’s Halloween time and this year we thought there’s no better way to celebrate the spooky holiday than to travel to some haunted hotels! In addition to...The post 10 Haunted Hotels to Visit This Halloween appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 4:33pm -
  • What is the best Hilton HHonors credit card?
    The Hilton HHonors program is the hotel rewards program with the most rewards credit card offerings available. With a mixture of annual fee cards and...The post What is the best Hilton HHonors credit card? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 4:05pm -


  • newTop Ten Financial Lessons
    Another favorite TBB post repeated here today for any readers who may have joined recently and/or have missed it. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did…oh wait. Behave here while I am gone somewhere near the Persian Gulf… TBB Blog Mission: To En…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 23, 2016, 10:30am -
  • The White Man In That Photo
    Another repost of one of my all time favorite TBB posts. A wonderful story that deserves to be heard again, especially in these tumultuous times with so much divisiveness in the United States and all over the world! I am, you know, traveling these da…
    - 1 day ago Oct 22, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Four Key Money Lessons I Learned as a Child
    One of my favorite posts I have done here for any readers who may have missed it. As you know, I am traveling these two weeks! TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! You can support TBB by applying for CREDIT CARDS, shopping…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2016, 10:32am -
  • How to Support This Blog Monthly Post – October 2016
    Please note: I am traveling in Iran as you read this. Commenting and replying to emails will be affected. I have not changed a thing. I need to add ExpressVPN on this page, I will do it when I get to it. I move slow with these things… If you like t…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Trips from the Past: Visiting the Summer Palace in Beijing China!
    Here is a trip report of just one day we spend visiting the Summer Palace in Beijing, China in 2009. I do have many trips in my archives, just not enough time to put them all together. As you know, my trip reports are massive so here is just one day…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Three New Additions to the TBB Blogs I Like List!
    We have added three new sites to my purely awesome list of blogs I like. I hope you enjoy these quality sites. Back quality and ignore crap! TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! You can support TBB by applying for CREDIT C…
    - 5 days ago Oct 18, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Southwest Companion Pass, Marriott’s 30 Brands, Tristan da Cunha, Iceland
    We bring you all you need to know about the Southwest companion pass, hear all about Marriott’s 30 brands, interview Tom Brokaw, talk about the differences between investment management and financial advice, check out some weird Japanese stuff and…
    - 6 days ago Oct 17, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Another Amazing Iran Trip Report!
    We bring you another amazing Iran trip report, thanks to Flyertalk member rivlinm. This is a must click! TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! You can support TBB by applying for CREDIT CARDS, shopping with our AMAZON AFFIL…
    - 7 days ago Oct 16, 2016, 10:31am -
  • TBB Travels to Iran! What happens next will shock you #notreally
    TBB Travels to Iran, it is time to go! Looking forward to it for so long. Thanks for reading my blog and hope to share with you more about this trip in the future. I move very slow in posting trip reports, fyi. TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate…
    - 8 days ago Oct 15, 2016, 10:30am -
  • AA Award Space Sucks, AMEX Simply Cash Plus, Math Words, Ken Bone Special
    We show you how AA award space sucks, bring you the latest AMEX Simply Cash Plus card offer, laugh with math words, check out some headstones, get some tax facts, go to Cuba for free, barf at some of the blogs picked as “Best” miles points blogs…
    - 9 days ago Oct 14, 2016, 10:30am -