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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: The Miles & More Premier World MasterCard
Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week:
Get Up to 50% More When Buying Jet Blue Points: When you buy or gift TrueBlue points, you or your recipient will receive a percentage of bonus points based on the amount purchased, now through December 31, 2013. Points can normally be purchased for $37.63 per 1,000 points. Minimum point purchase transaction is 1,000 points and maximum is 30,000. Keep in mind that members may not purchase more than a total of 60,000 points per calendar year. Bonuses are as follows, if you buy:
- 5,000-9,500 points, you get 20% bonus points
- 10,000-19,500 points, you get 30% bonus points
- 20,000-29,500 points, you get 40% bonus points
- 30,000 points, you get 50% bonus points
Points can be purchased for a member’s own account, or as a gift to another member’s account, but not valid for point transfers. This offer is valid only for TrueBlue members with accounts in good standing.
Earn Up To 3,000 Bonus Miles on AAdvantage eShopping: You can earn up to 3,000 bonus miles when shopping American’s online portal now through 11:59 pm EST on December 22, 2013. Refer to the below chart to how much you need to spend to get bonus miles:
- Spend a cumulative $75-$149.99 to earn 1,000 bonus miles
- Spend a cumulative $150-$249.99 to earn 2,000 bonus miles
- Spend a cumulative $250 or more to earn 3,000 bonus miles.
These bonus miles are on top of what you will earn from each retailer and are in addition to any credit card rewards as well. Purchases made at FTD.com through the AAdvantage eShopping mall, returns, shipping, taxes, gift card purchases, and certain products are not eligible for bonus. Bonus miles to post to your account 8-10 weeks after promotional period ends.
Barclaycard Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World Mastercard 50,000-Mile Bonus Ending: You have one day left to take advantage of the 50,000 bonus miles when you sign up for a Barclaycard Lufthansa Premier Miles & More Mastercard. You will get 20,000 miles with the first purchase or balance transfer and an additional 30,000 award miles when you spend $5,000 on a purchase within the first 90 days, if you apply by December 15, 2013. This is a decent deal because usually sign-up bonuses for this card are only 20,000 to 30,000 points. Make sure you know all the details before signing up:
- Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase or balance transfer
- Earn an additional 30,000 award miles when you spend $5,000 on purchases within the first 90 days after account opening
- Cardholders receive a companion ticket annually.
- Enjoy 2 award miles per $1 on Miles & More integrated airline ticket purchases
- Earn 1 award mile per $1 spent everywhere else
- No mileage expiration with monthly qualifying purchases
- 0% Intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months after account opening, after that a variable APR currently 15.99% to 24.99% depending upon your creditworthiness
- $79 annual fee
Share Hyatt Thrive Content On Social Media And They Will Donate Towards Room To Read: Hyatt Thrive is Hyatt’s global corporate responsibility platform that wants to donate towards Room To Read, an organization that partners with local communities throughout the developing world to establish libraries, create local language children’s literature and more. Hyatt will start their donation at $25,000, and for every valid social media share, they will donate $1 until they reach a $100,000 donation. In order to participate, visit the Hyatt Thrive Tumblr page and share content from the page on a personal or professional Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or Weibo account. No limit on the number of shares per person, however shares on a personal Tumblr account are not valid for this campaign. The donation will fund the establishment of primary school libraries and reading programs in select markets. You have now through December 31, 2013 to share.
Earn 5,000 Extra Personal American Airlines Miles Plus 300 Business Extra Points With Rocketmiles: If you book a hotel stay now through March 31, 2014 with Rocketmiles, you can earn 5,000 American Airlines for yourself, plus 300 Business Extra points for your company. Note that the offer is only valid for first time Rocketmiles customer. The Business Extra member company will earn 300 bonus Business Extra points for each employee listed on the company’s account only after the employee’s first booking and associated stay through Rocketmiles. Any subsequent bookings and associated stays by the employee will not qualify for the booking bonus. If you are not familiar with Rocketmiles, it is is a hotel search engine and booking app you can sign up for here that works with a few premium hotel partners in several US cities to offer customers who book rooms bonus miles with Air France/KLM, Alaska, American Airlines, Delta, Etihad, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America. For full terms and conditions on this offer and others, click here.
Get Up To 6,000 Bonus Virgin Atlantic Miles With Hilton HHonors: Virgin Atlantic is teaming up with Hilton hotels to bring you more rewards for your stays. Book now through January 31, 2014, and earn up to 6,000 Flying Club bonus miles when you register and complete a qualifying stay at any of more than 4,000 hotels within the Hilton HHonors portfolio of brands. If you are not a HHonors member then enroll here and choose Virgin Atlantic as your Double Dip partnerin your HHonors profile and choose Points & Miles as your earning style option. You will earn 1,500 Flying Club bonus miles on your first stay, 2,000 bonus miles on your second stay, and an additional 2,500 when you stay the third time. Remember to register online prior to completing your stay.
Donate Airline Miles Through Trip It For the Make A Wish Foundation: This holiday season, Trip It will “Adopt-A-Wish”- that is, give a young children with a life threatening illnesses a special trip, for example, to Disneyland. You can help buy donating your unused airline miles here. You can donate your Delta (minimum of 1,000 miles), United (minimum of 500 miles), or US Airways (minimum of 1,000) miles. There is no maximum donation. This offer runs through January 7, 2014.
Earn 5,000 Bonus Miles on Rocketmiles Winter Bookings: Now through Tuesday, when you book a premium hotel room for 3 or more consecutive nights for stays before April 1, 2014, you can earn an additional 5,000 bonus miles from Rocketmiles on top of the miles you would normally earn on stays. Limit one per person. Only bookings for at least 3 consecutive nights qualify for this bonus. Bonuses can not be applied to existing bookings or retroactively applied to bookings not made using the promo link above. You must book before 11:59 pm CT on December 15, 2013 and travel between January 1st and April 1st, 2014 to qualify. Bonus cannot be combined with other bonuses. 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.