Miles & Points Tidbits – 1/18/14

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1. 10% Off TransAtlantic Flights on Alitalia You can score an eCoupon code good for 10% off of Alitalia flights simply by signing up for their newsletter here. The 10% off coupon is good on economy Alitalia operated flights out of Boston, Miami, or New York’s JFK. In order to receive 10% off you must … Read the Full Post

Miles & Points Tidbits for December 9th, 2013

American Express Refer a Friend program

As most of you are aware, I have been away for the last several days due to the death of my grandfather. During this time I have gotten a lot of emails from readers offering condolences, thoughts, & prayers which have meant a lot to me, so thank you all. It is amazing how missing … Read the Full Post

Earn up to 55,000 Starpoints for Referring Your Friends and Family for an American Express SPG Card!!

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UPDATE: This appears to also be available for the Premier Rewards Gold card. Check your accounts to see! American Express used to offer card members referral bonuses for getting their friends and family to sign up for a card. It has been some time since that has been offered but I was excited to see … Read the Full Post

The Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Hotel Deals from Around the Internet

Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino

It’s not just the toys and TV’s going on sale this weekend. The travel industry is having its fair share of deals. Between eating leftovers and napping you might want to take some time to look at your travel plans. You should be able to score some great rates on hotel stays over the next … Read the Full Post

Getting a Cheap or Free Hotel Stay Using Best Rate Guarantees

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I’m cheap and with 4 kids I need to be! Using hotel points for free stays saves a ton of money but there are times when using points is simply not the cheapest option. I’m not talking about putting valuations on points and comparing them to paid rates either. I’m talking about taking advantage hotel … Read the Full Post

Earn Up to 9,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles While Staying With Starwood

Starwood has once again teamed up with Air Canada to offer members of Air Canada’s loyalty program the potential to earn up  to 9,000 miles without stepping on a plane. Between September 1 and December 15, 2013 you can earn bonus Aeroplan miles simply by staying at Starwood properties.   What it takes: Stay five … Read the Full Post

Miles and Points Tidbits 8/10/13

This week has been a long week. It started off Tuesday night when I got to be the lucky recipient of a 3 hour delay sitting on the tarmac in Minneapolis due to weather! Wednesday morning I was able to enjoy a 2 hr delay (due to equipment failure) which resulted in missing my connection. … Read the Full Post

Starwood Amex Card 30,000 Point Sign Up Bonus – Limited Time Offer

Starpoints have long been held in high esteem by many in the miles and points community for their high redemption value for hotel stays and the ability to transfer points to any of SPG’s 30 different airline transfer partners, most at a 1:1 ratio. That is a larger selection of partners than MR & UR … Read the Full Post

SPG Transfer Ratio to LANPASS Reduced By 25%

A few days ago SPG silently lowered the transfer rate on transfers to miles in the LANPASS program. LAN has for a long time been a great transfer partner of SPG for flights to South America. LAN is the premier Chilean airline in the Oneworld Alliance with hubs in many locations including Lima, Peru; Santiago, … Read the Full Post

Credit Cards With The Best Annual Spending Threshold Bonuses

With all the possibilities to manufacture spending going on these days with things like Visa and MasterCard gift cards and Vanilla Reloads, I decided it was time to take another look at which cards would be the best to put the majority of that manufactured spending on. Even though we are 4 months into the … Read the Full Post