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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.
Daily Getaways is back for 2012 starting Monday, April 9th. (Sponsored by American Express and the U.S. Travel Association)
Deals We Like has a breakdown of the first two weeks of AMEX’s Daily Getaways deal promotion.
Free 90 days of Hyatt Platinum Status with a Visa Signature card (Free Internet, 15% on points, late checkout if available)
If you have a Chase Freedom card, you can get up to 20% off some gift cards, including Amazon.
You may be able to get the new United Club card, which gives you access to the United Club, with the first-year fee waived! That’s a $395 value for the card.
There is a 30,000 point bonus (offer expired) offer for the Chase Freedom card, which is more than the usual 20,000 point offer.
Yesterday’s Winner of the 2500 AAdvantage® miles is Aaron Reese with his tip “Deal of the day submission: until noon CDT on April 5, American has miles available for purchase (actually for gifting) for as low as 1.99 cpm. They are offering a 15% on the cost of purchased miles over 20,000 miles, and a 30% mileage bonus for purchases between 20,000-40,000. Because there is a 30$ service charge per purchase, the more you buy the lower the cpm”. Please contact me at email@example.com so we can get you your prize.
Thanks to everyone that submitted a deal / tip, keep them coming.
Monday afternoon there was a flurry of blog posts about a new 30K AA offer with their credit cards. The cards are offering expanded benefits like a ten percent rebate which is valuable up to 10,000 miles per year. But isn’t the currently available 50,000 point offer (FT thread) and 50k points (posted by MommyPoints) a better offer for all of us? The link is still live and people are reporting on FlyerTalk they are still getting approvals with confirmation of the 50K? So why all the press for 30K? Do we have confirmation yet that this card is a NEW card and previous card holders may apply without fear of rejection as a previous card holder?
Can somebody tell me what I’m missing here?
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