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Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week:
Win An iPad Mini From Wallaby Financial: You can win an iPad Mini with Retina Display for answering a quick, 15 question survey about Wallaby Financial that runs through November. Wallaby is a company that created an app that you can load with your credit card information to help you choose which of your credit cards – that you must still carry – to use for each transaction based on the available category spending bonuses, etc. It sounds like exciting stuff but we are still waiting for the actual card to launch by Wallaby – one that you can link to all your other credit cards to maximize your travel points and cash back. As the site claims, “The Wallaby Card is one card to rule them all.”
Win A Trip To Los Angeles Or New Zealand: Air New Zealand’s Flying Social program is giving you the chance to win one of two fabulous prize trips sponsored by Air New Zealand: either a 5-night trip for two to Los Angeles including airfares (Premium Economy), 4 star hotel accommodations, rental car, NZ$500 spending money and 2 tickets to the World-wide Premiere screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; or a 5-night trip for two to Middle-earth (New Zealand) including airfares (Premium Economy), 4 star hotel accommodations, rental car, NZ$500 spending money, and a visit to Hobbiton in Matamata and to the Weta Cave in Wellington. All you have to do is watch a quick video and then answer a question about it, and you will be entered to win now through November 27, 2013. Click here for full terms and conditions.
Win $100 Of Free Twitter Advertising Credit For Your Small Business: In honor of Small Business Saturday, Twitter is giving away free advertising credits. If your small business is eligible, you can win $100 in free Twitter advertising credits while supplies last. If you are chosen, you will be required to enter billing information, and any charges about the $100 will be charged to the card you have provided. This is a cool little way to help grow your small business, so sign up now! The last day to register for this offer is December 17, 2013, at 11:59 pm PST, and in order to receive the credit you must enter valid billing information and begin advertising on Twitter before Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:59 pm PST and all unused credit will expire on June 30, 2014.
Get 500 Amtrak Points When You Link To Google Wallet: Be one of the first 10,000 members to link your Amtrak Guest Rewards account to the new Google Wallet app for iPhone and Android phones before December 15, 2013, and you will earn 500 bonus points. The handy app allows you to store all the information on your loyalty programs in one place. Amtrak Guest Rewards can be earned from a wide range of partners including hotel stays, air travel, cruises and car rentals, and used for Amtrak travel or purchases from their partners. For more information on their membership program, read this post: Maximizing Amtrak Guest Rewards: Points Redeeming And Partners.
Earn 4X Hilton HHonors Points With Their More Nights, More Points Promotion: Book a stay at a Hilton hotel now through January 31, 2014, and you can earn up to 4x the points. Stay two nights and double your points for your entire stay. Stay three nights to triple your points, or four nights to quadruple your points. While there are over 4,000 hotels in 90 countries to choose from, some locations have decided not to participate, so be sure to check this list before booking. For full terms and conditions, click here.
Give The Gift Of Miles With US Airways: During this holiday season, why not give your hard-earned miles to someone needy? If you donate through their Miles Of Hope program now through November 15-December 3, 2013, US Airways will match 1,000 miles for every 5,000 miles you donate – up to 25,000 miles. Donations can be made to five national nonprofit organizations – the American Red Cross, Mercy Medical Airlift, Fisher House Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Keep America Beautiful – by simply logging on to your Dividend account here.
Win Two VIP Tickets To See Jay Z In New York City: You could be heading to New York City to see Jay Z perform in his Magna Carta tour at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn by sharing Livenation’s tweet about the show. The grand prize includes: VIP tickets for the concert on January 12, 2014; round-trip, coach class air transportation for two from the major airport nearest grand prize winner’s home within the U.S. or Canada to New York, NY departing January 11, 2014 and returning January 13, 2014; one double occupancy standard hotel room for two nights/ three days; and a $100.00 prepaid cash card to use toward ground transportation. The winner will be randomly announced on or around December 9, 2013, so be sure to enter before then either by retweeting @Livenation‘s tweet or clicking here. While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.
While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.
Win A Trip From NYC to Amsterdam On KLM: You could win a trip for 2 to Amsterdam, which includes airfare on KLM, three nights in the Amsterdam Marriott hotel, and two Amsterdam City Cards. Click here to enter, simply fill out your data and answer three easy questions related to the KLM and Amsterdam, now through November 25, 2013.
Win Your Dream Trip To London: Create your own London “story” to win a trip for two to London by watching several videos of people telling their London stories. Select your three favorite videos at VisitLondon.com to win now through January 5, 2013. The prize includes: roundtrip travel to London, a 5 night stay at the Radisson Blu Edward hotel, three prizes to go along with your three London story videos, two visitor Oyster cards for public transport, and free entry into 60 of the top attractions with the London pass. For full terms and conditions, click here.
Hilton Wants To Take You To The Grammy Awards: Win a trip sponsored by Hilton to the 56th Grammy Awards. The trip includes: roundtrip airfare to Los Angeles, accommodation at the Beverly Hilton, admission for two to the Hilton Pre-Grammy Brunch, two tickets to the 56th Grammy Awards on January 26, 2014, and the official after party, and ground transportation in Los Angeles. To be entered into the giveaway, all you have to do is be a Hilton HHonors member and register for the sweepstakes by December 9, 2013.
Rocketmiles Will Donate Relief Packages To Typhoon Victims For Every Booking Made: Rocketmiles is working with Bangon Bantayagon, an area hit particularly hard by the Haiyan Typhoon, by sending one relief package for every Rocketmiles booking made through this link. Each relief package will include a tent, a gas lamp, 6 pounds of rice, a gallon of water, 15 canned goods, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, laundry detergent, baby wipes, matchsticks, and disinfectant. This is a really easy way to help, so if you are planning on making a hotel booking, check out the options on Rocketmiles first. 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.