Today we’re sponosored by by AAdvantage®. We’ll put up a couple of our finds, but you have the opportunity to win 2500 AAdvantage® miles by submitting the best AA Deal of the Day. Scour their website, find a great fare, fill us in on a great AA promo and you could fatten your AAdvantage® balance by sharing what you found. Just add your “find” to the comments tonight by 11:59pm EDT. Good Luck and Good Hunting.
Have United elite status? Match it on American! According to the thread, it may only be available for 1K GS elites, but it is still worth it to try if you want the status.
[Mileage Run] You can fly from SFO-SAP via DFW or ORD for as low as 3.6 CPM when you apply the double EQM bonus that American is running from SFO to ORD/DFW. This was still available as of 11:30 this morning.
If you’re flying Air Berlin in the next couple weeks, make sure to register for double miles from AA!
Lucky has a great post about why he thinks AA miles are becoming the most valuable of the US based carriers.
Starting tomorrow, you can get up to 5X AA miles when staying at Hyatt. It’s part of their new promo that runs from May 1 to Aug. 31.
Some of the deals /tips posted by readers in the comments section from this morning are:
Gary G from PIT reminds us that you can hold AA bookings — If your fare qualifies for this feature, you will see the “FREE 24 Hour Hold” option at the bottom of the “Review and Pay” page during your booking process.
Jeff B shows us how to get 1761 miles through a short WSJ subscription for under $16
The winner from Friday’s Deal of the Day is Steve with “how to use the OpenTable and IDine smartphone apps to not only find close restaurants but also how to rack up some easy points.”. See his comment for all the details. Steve please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you your prizes.
The Starwood Preferred Guest(R) Credit Card from American Express is a transfer partner of the AAdvantage® program. Transfer SPG points 1:1 to AAdvantage® and get a bonus 5,000 miles when you transfer 20,000 points.
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