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Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week:
US Airways 100% Share Miles Bonus Ends Tuesday: Last week, US Airways launched their 100% share miles bonus that runs now through Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Through the promo, Members may receive a maximum of 50,000 bonus miles during the offer period, but you can send as many miles as you’d like to other accounts and each is eligible to earn up to 50,000 bonus miles. There is no need to register as you will receive the 100% bonus miles automatically when you go to the Share Miles page. With this promo the cost drops to just about 1.1 cents per new mile created via the bonus, since you are paying the share miles costs and fees, but generating twice the miles. Be sure to take advantage of this before the offer ends on Tuesday if you plan on doing so.
Enter To Win This Week’s $250 Sear’s Gift Card Thursday Giveaway: This week’s Thursday Giveaway is for a $250 Sear’s gift card. To enter, just leave a comment on the original post with your best tip for maximizing online shopping – whether it’s a particular site you visit to find the best bonuses like EVReward.com, a specific shopping portal that always seems to offer the best deals, or other creative ways of stacking bonuses to earn even more miles and points on every dollar you spend. You have until 5pm ET on Monday, October 14 to enter. Then Team TPG will go through them and choose a winner and announce it next week. Only one entry per person will be permitted. Good luck!
Fairmont’s Everyone’s an Original Offer: Fairmont is having a sale on their properties worldwide when you book for winter. They are offering up to 20% off their rooms (President’s Club members get an additional 5% off) or a third night free. To take advantage of this offer, you must book for stays until April 30, 2014. In addition, you’ll earn double airline miles for these stays when you credit to AAdvantage, Aeroplan, Asia Miles, PhoenixMiles, MileagePlus and Miles&More. Keep in mind though that a non-refundable deposit will be taken at time of reservation.
Save with Starwood in North and Latin America: Now through December 31, 2014, you can get resort credits and free nights when staying at select Starwood properties in North and Latin America. Some of the properties include the Westin Kierland Resort, Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, and the St. Regis Monarch Beach. To be eligible for this offer, you must book online, or by calling and asking for “SunSational Savings.” Depending on the property, you can receive up to a $200 resort credit, a free night, and a room upgrade. If you have some upcoming Starwood stays definitely check out these resort deals.
Registration Now Open for Hilton’s 4th Quarter Promotion: Registration is now open for Hilton’s More Nights More Points Promotion. Here’s how this quarter’s promotion works: If you stay two nights, you’ll earn double points for your entire stay, if you stay three nights you’ll earn triple points for your entire stay, or if you stay four or more nights you’ll earn quadruple points for your entire stay. To qualify, you must first register and then stay between October 10, 2013 and January 31, 2014 to earn the bonus points.
Earn a $5 American Express Statement Credit from TripAdvisor: American Express has teamed up with TripAdvisor to offer cardholders the opportunity to earn a $5 statement credit after writing a review of a recent place they visited. To get started, head over to this site where you can sync your American Express card with TripAdvisor. Once the card is synced, it will show a list of reviewable places that you have visited that you may write a review on. After posting the review, you’ll receive the $5 statement credit on your card. This offer runs through December 31, 2013, however quantities are limited so it could end earlier.
25% Discount on Purchased United Miles: Now through December 31, 2013, United is offering a 25% discount on purchased miles. That breaks down to 2.82 cents per mile. You can buy up to 100,000 miles for yourself or for others per account per calendar year. Miles normally cost 3.5 cents each, so while there is a 25% discount, I still wouldn’t consider this an amazing deal nor would I buy United miles without a specific redemption in mind. However, it might make sense for you to buy them to top up an account if you don’t have any Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which instantly transfer 1:1 to United.
40% Discount at Sofitel Hotels: Sofitel Hotels, a member of Accor Hotels, is currently offering a sale of 40% off your next hotel stay. To partake in this offer, you must head over to this site where you must book by October 14th for stays from November 18th, 2013 through March 31st, 2014. Le Club members will receive triple bonus points, through this offer. In the US, some notable Sofitel properties include the Sofitel Miami, Sofitel San Francisco Bay, Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, and the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.