Photo: Three Sisters Katoomba, Australia I’ve had all these darn Delta miles and finally found someone in need. Hooray for me and him. So my inventory is down to: 30K UA miles, 2 SWU, 13 e-500s, and $2,550 voucher 95K AA miles(I owe a friend 25K of those), 16-500 mile stickers, and recently added $1,300 Read full post »
Photo: Bergen, Norway Several years ago when this offer was available I used it to gain inexpensive access to a variety of airport lounges. The offer is viable again. If you apply for the Platinum Card from American Express you get 25,000 Membership Rewards points if you spend $1,000 within the first three months. That Read full post »
George, my favorite marketing guru, has suggested we consider a Frugal Travel Guy and Gal Texas Holdem poker tournament. Pokerstars will set up a private tourney for us. Nothing big, maybe an Alexander Hamilton kind of event? Date and time to be determined. Email me if you have an interest in such shenanigans. Lucky Delta Read full post »
I picked up this idea from Slickdeals and it makes great sense to me. Earlier this year Priority Club made the decision to compete with Starwood with their own cash and points program offerings. You can book your rooms with full points or part cash and part points. Here is an example: A room that Read full post »
Suntrust Bank, a regional southeast bank is offering three different Visa check cards that earn miles on signature based transactions. The basic card costs $20 and earns 1 mile for every $2 spent. You also receive a 2,500 mile sign up bonus after your first signature based transaction. The upgraded card offer one mile per Read full post »
Yesterday United fired a salvo of low fares good through the end of their schedule from Houston(CO hub), Salt Lake City(DL hub), Dallas (AA hub)and Minneapolis (NW hub) to Honolulu. So they have stepped on everybody’s toes and you can expect retaliation within the next 48 hours. Look for fares to drop from United hubs Read full post »
People ask me everyday which card I use for the majority of my credit card spend. It is the SPG Personal card from American Express. Here are the reasons why: 1. No blackout dates on redemptions 2. $0 annual fee first year and low $45 renewal (I usually get a retention bonus if I ask Read full post »
This one is simple enough. Between now and August 31st you must open a new Chase checking account with a minimum of $100 deposit of new money (not transfer from another Chase account) and initiate a direct deposit into the account. I always have $10 transferred from a Citi checking or savings account, and handle Read full post »
Today is the last day for the Northwest and Delta Pile on the Miles Promos. Get in that last partner activity today. Thanks Todd for the reminder. Hyatt Platinum Offer Sign up now and enjoy free Platinum status with Hyatt for the next four months. In addition the requirement to maintain that status until February Read full post »
Note: Today is the first of 4 days in a row where a new promo or upgrade is available here on the blog. And to all our Frugal Fathers; Happy Fathers Day. It is a great honor to be one. The 21,000 Chase/Continental checking account offer ends on June 30th. Just open a checking account Read full post »
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