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Today we’re sponsored by ExpertFlyer. We’ve put up some of our finds, but you now have the opportunity to win One Year of Premium service for the best overall travel deal submitted. A great mileage run, mistake fare, partner promo, new card sign-up offer, or the special twist you figured out on a deal today. Add it to the comments section of the post to be eligible to win. Just add your “find” (along with your first name, last initial, and airport) to the comments tonight by 11:59pm EST. Good Luck and Good Hunting.
The Frequent Miler has a great post about getting a possible 27.5 points/$ at Marriott properties by using category bonuses on different cards.
The blog Our Wallets is giving away two free AA club passes! Simply leave a comment on his blog to enter.
You can earn up to 20,000 bonus miles when you fly the new AA non-stop from Miami to Barcelona
Choice Hotels is giving away 100,000 points + a $2,000 check to be used on a trip to the Caribbean!
This is the last week to get 5 points/$ at Amazon.com and gas stations on your Chase Freedom card! Next quarter’s bonuses are Grocery Stores and Movie Theaters!
Yesterday’s Winner of the 2500 AAdvantage® miles is Charlotte with her tip “For those who do not have a specific destination in mind, using the AAdvantage Hot Spots which require fewer miles is a great way to go. Combine with the fact that AA allows one way awards and you can end up seeing a couple of different places. For example, 12.5K to Seattle, take the Amtrak to Vancouver, 12.5 from Vancouver back to home.” This is a great tip to help get the most of your miles. Here’s the AAdvantage® HotSpotsSM page. This deal is definitely one of education.
Thanks to everyone that submitted a deal / tip, keep them coming.
Also, our winners from Thursday, Friday, and from the National Car Rental are:
Thursday – 2 United RCC Passes – Darren H in SAN – “Combine two great Citi cards for 6.65% cash back – If you have the Citi Forward card (no annual fee) and use it for the bonus categories (restaurants, movies, music, bookstores), you get 5% back in Thank You points. If you also have the Citi TY Premier card, you get a 33% discount on points requires for flights booked through the Thank You booking tool. Combine the two and you get the equivalent of 6.65% cash back on flights, plus you still on miles on the flights with your airline FF account”
Friday – FlyerTalk hoodie and bag tag – Yong- “I’ve been researching flights to Cancun lately for a vacation, and discovered that for ORD-CUN direct, it only costs 10k Avios each way in coach, 20k in business, for a flight on AA metal. It costs 12.5k AA miles off peak, 17.5k peak just for coach (30k for business). And taxes are only ~$30 more using Avios.”
All of the winners, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you your prizes.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Annual Fee: $95 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The Sapphire Preferred offers 2x points on dining and travel, and no foreign transaction fees, making this the go-to card for travelers.
This card accumulates Ultimate Rewards points, which are very valuable for transfer to United and Hyatt. Overall, this card is a great choice for maximizing earnings on dining, travel, and every day spend.
- Earn 40,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $500 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate RewardsSM
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening.
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
- No foreign transaction fees, plus Chip and Signature enabled for international travel.
- 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs at full value — that means 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points equal 1,000 partner miles/points.
- 24/7 direct access to dedicated customer service specialists
- Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95