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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.
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