Category Archive: Miles/Points

Nov 29

Small Business Saturday Today – Don’t forget your free money

Today is Amex Small Business Saturday. Registration is still open. Its free money !! Here is what you do. Register here Find a local business here. The business must be listed on the website or you wont get statement credit. Make at least a 10$ purchase in the store. If the store sells gift cards …

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Jun 25

Why Southwest Airlines “No Change Fee” policy rocks !!

One of the realities of air travel of our times is the various ways the airlines nickel and dime us with fees. Unless you carry elite status with your favored airline (and even then some fees are inescapable), there are not many ways of avoiding fees when you travel. One of them is of course …

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May 05

Mileage promotions at Alaskan Air, Avianca and US Airways

There are three big mileage promotions going on right now. Avianca’s LifeMiles program is running their  2 x 1 sale (100% promotion) from May 5 to May 30. Here are some important T&C’s. Minimum and Maximum miles to purchase per transaction is 1,000 and 75,000 respectively Cost: 1.5 cents/mile Applies only to members enrolled in …

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Apr 14

Big Changes at American Airlines-US Airways, Minor Changes at Hilton

Unless you have been living in a cave for the past week, you probably have heard about the big changes by American Airlines and US Airways. To add salt to the wound, some of the changes took place overnight as in they did not give any advance warning to their frequent flyers. Rather than going over every …

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Sep 17

Are you participating in the “Big Win” promotion?

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the parent company of the Holiday Inn brands has come up with an exciting “Big Win” promotion. Basically, you log on to the promo website with your IHG Rewards Club number and you will see your personalized offer. Each offer contains a set of tasks which when completed ends up rewarding …

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May 22

I scored the holy grail of award travel.

One of the greatest aspirational airline mile redemption’s is booking a long-haul premium cabin flight (Business or First) on Singapore Airlines. I have flown Singapore Airlines Business Class but it has all been in mid-haul routes with angle-flat seats, on Calcutta – Singapore, Singapore – Male – Singapore, Singapore – Incheon flights. Although Singapore Airlines is …

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May 13

Please don’t use your miles for this….

So guess what arrived at the mail today. The United Mileage Plus Rewards Merchandise Catalog (titled “Spring Guide 2013”). You can check out the merchandise available for miles here. Anyone who has dabbled enough in the miles game will tell you that buying regular merchandise is usually a very poor use of miles. In fact, …

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Apr 12

2012 – Maldives Trip – How we did it with miles and points

Recap of itinerary for the entire trip. Flights (all Business Class): Los Angeles – Incheon : United Airlines (for me) / Los Angeles – Incheon: Asiana Airlines (for Karen) Incheon – Bangkok : Thai Airways Bangkok – Kolkata : Thai Airways Kolkata – Singapore : Singapore Airlines Singapore – Male : Singapore Airlines Male – …

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Dec 09

Should you ever purchase miles?

In these golden days of monster credit card signups does it ever make sense to buy miles from the numerous “buy miles and get x % bonus” offers from various airlines? The answer is obviously “it depends”. Before I go on to list the situations where it *might* make sense to purchase miles from the …

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Nov 24

Small Business Saturday Today: Free 25$ statement credit for each Amex card

Today is Small Business Saturday. Every year American Express gives 25$ credit to your statement if you spend at least 25$ at a small business that accepts American Express. It used to be that you could spend 25$ at any small business (non-chained stores) but from this year you should only spend it at a …

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