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.
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49