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Saturday Recap: 75,000 Points for Amex Business Rewards Gold, Save $100 on Admirals Club Membership, Bonus Club Carlson points with Budget, Earn Delta SkyMiles for Joining a Wine Club

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Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week:

75,000 Points for Amex Business Rewards Gold: Update: The current offer for the American Express Business Gold Rewards Card is 50,000 points after $5,000 in spend during the first 3 months. As a recap from earlier this week, Amex announced a great sign-up bonus for their Amex Business Rewards Gold Card of 75,000 bonus points for spending $10,000 within the first 4 months of having the card. This offer is only available now through Monday, January 28, 2013. This card is the business version of the popular Premier Rewards Gold card and offer a similar 3/2/1 spend bonus structure. You earn 3x points on airfare, 2x points on purchases in the U.S. for advertising in select media, gasoline at U.S. stand-alone gas stations, and shipping and 1x points on other purchases. Update: Now you will also earn 2x on purchases made with from select computer hardware, software and cloud computing providers. You don’t need to have a big corporation to get approved for this card- you can apply with your Social Security Number as a sole proprietorship and likely get approved if you have good credit and a small business or plan to start one.

 

 

Earn up to 5,000 bonus Delta SkyMiles.

Earn up to 5,000 bonus Delta SkyMiles.

Bonus Delta SkyMiles for Joining Wine Club: Delta is offering up to 5,000 bonus miles when you join and order from the Vinesse Wine Club. Your first shipment of 6 wines is $41.94 plus 1¢ shipping. You’ll receive 2,000 miles with your first shipment, 3,000 miles with your second shipment and 5 miles on every dollar spent on all other wine club shipments and orders. There are full tasting notes on each bottle, and a 100% money-back guarantee. On future orders, you’ll earn 2 miles per $1 spent. When you place your order, you will have the option to choose between a mixed case or if you prefer, you can receive all red wines, or only whites. This could be a fun way to try out some new wines, while earning some bonus Delta SkyMiles.
Save $100 on an Admirals Club membership.

Save $100 on an Admirals Club membership.

Save $100 on an Admirals Club Membership: Purchase a new annual Admirals Club membership online today and save $100 on the annual membership fee. Use the promo code NMSAVE1 online and then click the “recalculate” button to receive the discount. This discount offer is only available for a new annual Admirals Club membership purchased online. Offer expires February 28, 2013. You must log in to your AAdvantage account first and then you will have the option to purchase this membership and apply the promo code. Membership rate and final discount is based on individual’s current tier level in the AAdvantage program at time of purchase.

Bonus Club Carlson points with Budget: Club Carlson members can save up to 20% on global rentals with Budget. Plus, now through December 31, 2013, you can earn 7,500 total Gold Points on rentals (including the bonus and regular base points) of 3 or more consecutive days at participating locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. You must use BCD #U106509 along with your Club Carlson member number to receive your discount and points.

Earn double points with Marriott Rewards.

Earn double points with Marriott Rewards.

Marriott Rewards Announces MegaMiles Promotion: Marriott Rewards announced their MegaMiles promotion where guests can earn double points on their stays. Here’s how it works: First register by April 30, 2013 then stay at a participating Marriott property between February 1 – April 30, 2013 and Marriott Reward members will earn double miles with every stay, starting with their second stay. Base miles will be earned for each paid stay, plus earn double miles every paid stay, beginning with the second stay. Allow 4 to 6 weeks after promotion ends for miles to be posted.
American Airlines Will Begin Large Regional Jet Flying: American Airlines announced that it has signed a 12-year capacity purchase agreement with Republic Airways Holdings. Through the agreement, Republic Airways will acquire 53 Embraer E-175 jets featuring a two-class cabin with 12 First Class seats and 64 seats in the Main Cabin. The aircraft, which will be branded with the new American Eagle livery and operated by the Republic Airlines. The planes will begin to come into operation at approximately two to three aircraft per month beginning in mid-2013. All 53 aircraft are expected to be in operation by the first quarter of 2015.
ANA's distance based award chart.

ANA’s distance based award chart.

No fuel surcharges when redeeming ANA miles on United: Similar to British Airways, ANA offers distance-based awards and these rates apply to awards on their partners such as United and Virgin Atlantic. Normally there are hefty fuel surcharges but recently ANA has stopped charging these for when redeeming on United specifically. As a reminder All Nippon Airways’ Mileage Club program is transfer partners with both American Express Membership Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest, so if you have points in either of those programs, you might want to consider transferring to ANA. ANA allows four stopovers on an award itinerary which can further maximize how much value you’ll receive when using miles.  Hat Tip: One Mile at at Time

US Airways Partnership With Virgin Atlantic Ends June 11: After June 11, 2013, Dividend Miles members will no longer be able to accrue or redeem miles on Virgin Atlantic. For travel before June 12, 2013, include your Dividend Miles number when you book or check in. You may submit all requests for retroactive miles before December 11, 2013. Dividend Miles members traveling on Virgin Atlantic will accrue based on the actual miles flown. Codeshare flights with Virgin Atlantic flight numbers but operated by another airline will accrue miles based on the operating carrier’s agreement with US Airways. The booking class that appears on your ticket may differ from the class used to calculate your mileage earned. Double check with Virgin Atlantic if you have questions about your booking class. Miles earned do count toward Preferred status. Hat Tip: View from the Wing.

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  • Sunny

    You say that the Vinesse offer is “a great way to try out some new wines”. It really isn’t. The wines are mediocre at best and poor value. Even if you cancel at the first opportunity it’s not a great deal unless you’re desperate for a few miles to top up an account.

  • Cvilleimport

    I joined Vinesse and only then the details of the deal are sent to you. Each bottle costs 16 dollars in shipping and the first order you can’t choose the wine you want, they choose. Not worth it.

  • Pricesquire

    I hear awful things about Vinesse. Essentially it’s one fat scam. Surprised Delta endorses this kind of nonsense.

  • Adam

    I used Vinesse for Amtrak and it took them 3 months to post the points, and some of the wines do suck dearly.

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