http://e-rewards.com/ is a web site that allows you to take surveys, try new products and basically give your opinion in exchange for erewards $$$$$$. When you have accumulated enough e-rewards $ then swap them for airline miles, hotel points or $ off coupons at varies retailers. Although some consider the site time consuming, it is a relatively clean and simple process that requires little or no maintenance and they contact you when they want your opinion.
First go to e-rewards.com and you’ll find a place where you ask to be sponsored by one of their affiliate companies. Wait for the invitation to come by email, and then sign up. Be as general and all encompassing as you can with the survey subjects you’d be interested in.
You’ll start to receive emails with survey questions. Some are brief qualifying surveys, other have substantial $ value that adds up quickly. Every survey pays you regardless if you are their target consumer or not. Of course you receive fewer dollars if you don’t meet their criteria.
Don’t forget to visit the “Earn Now” section as these can really jump start you balance. They change frequently and are relatively painless.
Now the payoff. Trade in your e-rewards bucks for frequent flyer miles in your favorite program or top off an account that is a few miles short of an award level.
http://opinionplace.com/ is exclusively for American Airlines miles and has been met with mixed reviews from the travel community. Instead of them contacting you, you must check their site every 7-14 days for new surveys. The reward level is higher than e-rewards, but I can never remember to check in.
With http://emiles.com/ you earn frequent flyer miles on Northwest Airlines, Contnental Airlines, Delta Airlines or US Airways for viewing online advertisements. They credit to your frequent flyer account every 3 months when you have earned 500 miles or more. It takes just seconds and is automatically sent to you each week. A great way to top off your frequent flyer account.
Citi Prestige® Card
- Annual Fee: $450 fee
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The increase to 50,000 ThankYou points for the Citi Prestige card may be a signal that Citi wants back in the game, big time. The sign-up bonus has just been increased to 50K points from the previous 30K offer. An added benefit is a $250 annual air travel credit each calendar year -- so, if you sign up in April, you'll receive the credit this year, and again in January of next year -- which more than covers the $450 first year fee. When you add in lounge access for you and up to two of your guests, you’ve added another $400+ in value. One more benefit worth mentioning is the fourth night free for any four-night hotel stay booked through Wagonlit Travel. And lastly is the $100 statement credit when you sign up for Global Entry and pay for it using the Prestige card. Don’t forget the ever-growing number of airline transfer partners that work with the ThankYou points program.
- $250 Air Travel Credit each year
- Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay
- Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
- Points are redeemable for an $800 flight on American Airlines or US Airways®, a $665 flight on any other airline or $500 in gift cards.
- Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
- Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
- Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
- 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases