Reports on Flyertalk and a partial backorder note lead me to believe that the coins are moving again.
Remember only 2 boxes per President and only one order per address are the rules. But like any government agency, rules don’t always get followed and sometimes you can get more than one shipment to the same address. I have lots of addresses and find that works best for me.
10% Off American Flights from the Soccer Challenge Promo
This promo has been extended and now offers 10% off AA flights booked between now and January 31, 2010 and flown before February 28, 2010. It is good for up to 6 people.
Here is your link to 10% savings
Virgin Atlantic The New Big Bonus Credit Card
I must admit I have not been on top of the latest this past week as I’m lounging in Hawaii for 8 days.
Bank of America and Virgin Atlantic ( “I know nothing Commandant”) are entering the big sign up bonus era. Not as lucrative as the British Airways cards but probably more appealing with a US based carrier to many of you. Spending, extra authorized users and anniversaries push this sign up into the 60,000 mile range. There is a $90 annual fee.
Don’t forget to check your credit score with the appropriate credit reporting agency to make sure you have a chance of receiving an approval for this card. You are looking for scores in the 700+ range.
The key to choosing the right ad from the free trials on the right hand blog column are:
- Go to creditboards.com
- Join creditboards.com
- Go to forums and the creditpulls database forum
- Check which credit reporting agency is used by Bank of America in your home state.
- Use one of my ads on the right hand column for the appropriate credit reporting agency to check your score and number of inquiries.
Informed applicants have a much better success rate than those just randomly applying. And remember you can cancel the credit reporting service within the trial period without fee if you choose to do so.
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