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If you have a good credit score, not too many inquiries and would like 100,000 British Airways miles for a $95 first year fee, you have this week only to apply. The promotion ends Friday the 6th.
There is a link on the upper right hand blog column and I would appreciate your using my link if possible.
AA Adding Same Day Flights to Priceline Inventory
According to an unnamed source AA has been adding some same day inventory to the Priceline Name your Own Price inventory. If you have got to go today, it may be a source of a low cost fare. I can not confirm, but the info came from a regular reader that has a relationship with an AA pilot. Said to have been happening for the last couple of months.
Frequent Traveler University Best Tip for Me
My best tip from the FT University came from my buddy Beaubo, Steve Belkin. He benchmarked for the crowd when he went big in aquiring miles from promotions. If miles are one cent he is in. At 3/4 of a cent per mile you really have his attention and if he can acquire miles for 1/2 cent or less, he is off to the bank to borrow the money necessary to get in a s big as he can on the deal.
Beaubo has acquired over 27 million miles so when Beaubo talks, I listen.
The next big get together is in Chicago the weekend of October 28, 29 and 30th. Come meet your fellow travel nuts, learn to see the world at prices we all can afford and have a great time with great enthusiastic people. Details and registration are at the top of the left hand blog column.
Here is the link to the Flyertalk thread that is an ongoing discussion of the event. We are six months away and already have 200 registrants signed up. Some of the seminars will fill up before others so if you want a complete choice of seminars sign up while there is still room in all your choices.
Here is a summary of the seminar topics:
Friday October 28th Early Bird Specials 7-8PM
“Maximizing Delta miles and Delta award tickets – from SkyPesos to SkyGold” with Fti and ffi or
“Technology Skills You Need To Know” with Dlouise37
Saturday October 29th
9AM to 9:45 “Rookie Bootcamp” with Bikeguy
9:45 AM to 10 AM Coffee Break
10AM to 11:45 “Award Bookings” with Gleff or “Hyatt and PC” with Lucky
11:45 to 1:00 PM Lunch (included in your registration)
1PM to 2:45 Priceline Bidding, Expedia BRG and Timeshare tips with GoMike or Lucky, SPG and UA Captain Denny Flanagan
2:45PM to 3PM Coffee Break
3PM to 5PM “Mileage Runs” with Wanaflyforless or “Credit Cards” with Ingy
5PM to 6PM Breakout Session for “Mileage Runs with Hands on Workshop” or “Meet the Speakers”
8:30PM to 10PM “Costumes and Cocktails”
Sunday October 30th
8AM to 9 AM Breakfast
9AM to 10:45 Sponsors Workshop
10:45 to 11AM Coffee Break
11AM to 12:45 “Pudding and Pickles or Moderated Breakout Sessions on AA, DL, CO/UA, US, SPG, Hilton, Marriott, Priority Club
12:45PM to 2PM Lunch (included in your registration)
2PM to 4PM “Cherry Pickin’ with Beaubo and the BOSS (Randy Petersen)”
This is the largest educational event in the travel crazy hobby. Registration is limited to the first 550 registrants. It is an all volunteer non profit event. We’d love to have you join us.
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