Miles & Points Tidbits 6/29/13

1. Earn 1000 TYP for linking ThankYou account with Amazon (Expires tomorrow, June 30th)


Citi is giving 1,000 Thank You Points to the 1st 20,000 members who link their Thank You account to Amazon. Simply go here and enter TYAMCAZON2 in the Bonus Registration Code section.


Thank You From Citi


Some people are being told they are ineligible, so I’m not sure what the criteria is. But most people seem to be having success. The confirmation screen says the points should post by July 10th. However, many are reporting getting the points instantly by putting the promo code in the Promotional Code section after putting it into the Bonus Registration Code section and linking their Amazon Account.


If you are already linked, you might have success by de-linking your account and then running through the process with the promo code.


2. Delta Fined For Cheating Bumps


In what is really no big surprise, the federal government has fined Delta $750,000 for not playing by the rules when it comes to oversold flights. The fine was in response to the Transportation Departments review of 300+ complaints of Delta bumping passengers involuntarily without seeking volunteers first and then also not offering compensation.


This is not the first time Delta has been fined for this practice either. Out of the $750,000, Delta is allowed to use $425,000 to buy tablets which will be used to record whether or not a passenger volunteers to be bumped. You can read the full article here from the Associated Press via Fox News.


I’m a big fan of bumps and will continue to accept them for $400 vouchers but nothing less.    I can’t imagine being force bumped with no compensation due to an airline over booking. In this day and age with social media and the internet, I can’t imagine Delta not compensating to avoid the negative publicity.


3. 2,500 Miles Back With AAdvantage For Award Booking


American Airlines is running a promotion called Get Caught Daydreaming to promote its Aadvantage Award Map. By participating in the promotion members will not only receive a daily chance to win 25,000 miles but will be eligible to receive a rebate of 2,500 miles on your next award booking. You can enroll here after watching a short video.


Get Caught Daydreaming with American Airlines Aadvantage


In order to earn the rebate, you must enroll and book your award flight between 6/26/13 and 7/24/13 and fly between 9/4/13 & 11/20/13. Rebate should post in 6-8 weeks. The terms do not seem to require a round-trip redemption, so this should be eligible on one-way redemption’s as well. Please see the full terms and conditions before booking.


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