August 17th, 2011

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If you aren’t currently enrolled in the AAdvantage Dining program, now may be a great time to join. I’ve long extolled the benefits of dining programs – in fact I see no reason not to participate. It’s free miles for doing something we all do – eat. And remember, if you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you earn 2 points for every dollar spent on dining, plus the bonus miles for dining at a restaurant that participates in a dining program.

Here is a rundown of the current promotions. You can sign-up for more than one program, but you can only have one program assigned to a particular credit card. If you try to use the same credit card on two dining programs, it’ll automatically only keep your registration from the last one you attached the card to. However, you can have different credit and debit cards attached to different programs. Even if you are currently a Delta Dining member, you can join American dining and get the new member bonus.

Rundown:
American AAdvantage Dining 1,000 points for new members when you spend $30 or more on a single dine within the first 30 days and complete an online review.

AA New Member 1,000 Point Bonus

Alaska Mileage Plan Dining: 1,000 points for new members when you spend $25 or more on a single dine within the first 30 days.

Delta SkyMiles Dining: 1,200 points for new members when you spend $25 or more on a single dine within the first 30 days and complete an online review.
Update: For new and existing members: Up to 7,500 miles for dines.

Southwest Rapid Rewards Dining: 300 points for new members when you spend $25 or more on a single dine within the first 30 days and complete an online review.

United Mileage Plus Dining: 1,000 points for new members when you spend $50 or more on a single dine within the first 30 days and complete an online review.
Update: United promo (potentially targeted): Earn miles for partner activity, including dining

US Airways Dividend Miles Dining: 1,000 points for new members: 500 points when you spend $25 and 500 more on the second $25 dine within the first 45 days and complete online reviews. Note: I recommend waiting until we hear 2011 Grand Slam details before doing any dining activity since that will likely be a qualifying activity.

Hotel/Other programs:
Hilton HHonors Dining: 1,000 points for new members when you spend $30 or more on a single dine within the first 30 days and complete an online review.

Priority Club Dining: 500 points for new members when you spend $25 or more on a single dine within the first 45 days.

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

If you are a Delta flyer who is looking to bank some extra miles this card is a great addition for your wallet. While you'll earn 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar on everything else, you'll also have access to other perks like priority boarding, a first bag checked free and 20% off in-flight purchases.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 30,000 bonus miles after you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Miles per dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every dollar spent on all other eligible purchases.
  • Check your first bag free on every Delta flight - that's a savings of up to $200 per round trip for a family of four.
  • Settle in sooner with Priority Boarding.
  • Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
None
Regular APR
16.24%-25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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