One of the benefits of the American Express cards are free travelers checks at corporate owned Amex Travel Service Centers. Seems simple enough to walk into the one on Michigan Ave. right after having my head looked at this weekend and collecting my 20,000 Delta miles. As I understand it, the purchase of travelers checks with an American Express Read full post »
I got this by email this afternoon and does not appear to be targetted to me. And as a bonus you get 1000 United miles after your first and third rental before December 31, 2008, in addition to the regular miles you earn. With the $50 savings from this offer, it makes sense to join. Read full post »
It is 1 AM and I’m half awake, but Airtran has a two day first class sale that US Airways has matched in some markets. For those of you over the 55K Threshold this year there may be some 625% flights for you. I was notified of SAV to SEA, SAN and SFO that made Read full post »
I started a thread on Flyertalk last year to get some consensus of what a hotel point was worth. There were varied opinions but most fell along these lines. The parenthesis again indicate my estimate of value in cents. (2) would indicate 2 cents per point Starwood Preferred Guest or SPG is the most valuable Read full post »
Now that we’ve worked through many of the credit card issues, let’s look at which miles have the highest values and why. I do not collect miles in every program worldwide but do have my favorites that I’ve ranked based on their benefits to me. If we were allowed to sell miles, which we can Read full post »
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For years credit cards paid 1 mile per dollar or point per dollar for hotel cards. Then, if I recall correctly, Delta Skymiles cards began offering double miles for their flights and some other categories like grocery store purchases. Others followed suit offering double miles on their flights or hotel stays and more bonus categories. Read full post »
Seems like the kids are fighting again and the hub cities are in play. Look for United flights and prices out of CVG, SLC and ATL and Delta flights our of SFO, IAD and maybe ORD. Sub $200 roundtrips and Delta has already pulled thier fares so hurry.
Everyday from August 10th through the 16th we will be talking about credit cards. Read all seven posts for a basic understanding of earning miles and points with credit cards. You probably already have several of these cards in your portfolio and don’t even realize it. Here is the problem… You are sold on the Read full post »
Hopefully you won’t need to run into these two terms for some time in your credit card endeavors, but when you do they will help you out considerably. Let us assume you have been working Citcards fairly hard the last 6 months to a year and are getting to the point where you are noticing Read full post »
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