August 04, 2012
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Here’s a quick recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week.
750 Free Rapid Rewards Points for New Members:
Southwest launched a sign-up bonus
for new Rapid Rewards members in which they can earn 750 Rapid Rewards points through 3 different channels. First, when members enroll they will automatically receive 250 Rapid Rewards points. Next, when they sign-up for a Rapid Rewards Report email summary they will get another 250 bonus points, and then an additional 250 if they sign-up for the Rapid Rewards E-mail Update. You must opt in to receive both Rapid Rewards e-mail communication and stay subscribed for at least three months for those 500 bonus points to be deposited into your account. 750 Rapid Reward points is about $12.50 in Wanna Getaway Fares, so not a ton-but every dollar counts.
Stay 2, pay for 1 at the Radisson Blu Carlson Hotel, Bratislava.
Carlson Stay 2 Pay for 1:
Club Carlson is offering their Gold Elite
members a special promotion where you stay for 2 nights and only pay for 1. This is available at their properties in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It is only valid for check-in on Thursday or Friday night. They also have a promotion where you stay for 4 nights and pay for 2
. This one requires a check-in on Wednesday or Thursday night. Both of theses are valid for up to two rooms, but you will be asked to show your Gold Elite card at check-in. When searching using these promotions, several hotels did have availability most if not all weekends so you could save quite a few bucks.
GroundLink is offering customers 1,000 miles after their first ride.
1,000 Free Airline Miles when booking with GroundLink:
GroundLink is a car service company with vehicles in major US cities and 110 countries. Customers can book online, by phone or with their mobile app. What makes the app nice is that you can track the driver, and they’ll text you when they arrive. Right now, the company is hosting a little promo where after your first ride you’ll earn 1,000 bonus points/miles. Then each ride after that will earn you 1 point/mile for every $1 spent. In order to earn your points, make sure you enter the promo code POINTS at check out or tell the agent when you call to book. The airlines the partner with are American Airlines AAdvantage, US Airways Dividend Miles, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, Frontier EarlyReturns, Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles, Icelandair Saga Club and LifeMiles. The price for a trip from NYC to JFK is $65 for the cheapest option and the price from LAX to Santa Monica is $67, so if you’re considering private car service, might as well get some bonus miles out of it.
You can book by the following:
Free year of Regus Gold for United Premier Members:
MileagePlus Premier members can receive a complimentary year of Businessworld Gold membership to Regus. Regus is a service that members can use to find business and office spaces in cities all over the US and several other countries. Many have complimentary internet, refreshments, meeting rooms, day offices and video-conferencing, as well as access to professional administrative support. According the Regus website, Gold membership normally costs $49 per month so this is around a $600 value, and for road warriors, this could be a good option to make sure you’re able to get all your work done while you’re on the move.
Gogo added another 25,000 free internet passes for this month’s prizes.
Gogo Lucky Seat In-Air Instant Win Game
: This was launched last month
and has now been extended until August 21. This month’s prizes include another 25,600 free Gogo passes, Amazon gift cards, Delta SkyClub passes, and even a Samsung Chromebook. These prizes will be awarded randomly between July 23 through August 21. Here are the rest of Delta’s Terms and Conditions
How To Play: During the promotion period, entrants who are on a selected participating flight with Gogo service may register for the promotion by launching the Gogo in-flight internet service on a laptop computer or other internet-enabled device, following the prompts on the landing page to the promotion site and entering his/her valid e-mail address and Seat Number on the Website and clicking “Submit.” The entrant will then be prompted to enter his/her complete first and last name (no initials), street address (no P.O. Boxes), city, state, ZIP Code, date of birth, telephone number, and to acknowledge his/her agreement to abide by these Official Rules. After completing registration, each entrant will immediately receive a winning or losing Instant Win message.
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
- 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
- No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
- $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
- There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
- Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees
||Balance Transfer Fee
||Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195