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My Permanent Bluebird Card Is Active… and the Points Are Flying!

November 5, 2012

Update: You can no longer purchase Vanilla Reload cards using a credit card and Vanilla Reloads are no longer available in Office Depot. As I mentioned in my original post about the huge potential of the American Express Bluebird card, you need to wait until you get a permanent card in the mail before you can […]

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Amazing Deal: American Airlines Double Elite Qualifying Miles Promo Nov 1- Dec 31!

November 2, 2012

Color me shocked, but American Airlines just announced a double elite qualifying mile promotion for travel November 1, 2012 thru December 31, 2012. Additionally, you receive double AAdvantage (regular) miles for travel between November 16 and 26, 2012. To register for the promotion, click here, login and enter promo code AATHX. I have to say, […]

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Maximizing American Express Bluebird to Earn Miles and Points: FAQ

November 1, 2012

Update: You can no longer purchase Vanilla Reload cards using a credit card and Vanilla Reloads are no longer available in Office Depot. Last week, I wrote about an unbelievable way to get miles and points at a very low cost by leveraging the new Bluebird card from American Express and Walmart. A lot of […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Alitalia Now Honoring Japanese Promo Code For Most

October 24, 2012

There was a lot of excitement this past Saturday with Alitalia’s Japanese promo code that took $315 off any Alitalia flight. However, the next day they unilaterally cancelled all tickets much to the dismay of dealseekers (myself included). The legality of this decision is still debatable as it was complex being that they are an Italian company, […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: 75,000 Amex Points with Business Gold Rewards One Day Promo – Expired

October 24, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  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. Offer expired October 24, 2012. Today only, American Express is offering a 75,000-point bonus Membership Rewards […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: $315 Off All Alitalia Flights With Japanese Promo Code PROMOJP

October 20, 2012

Earlier this morning I posted about a 25% off coupon for Alitalia flights that brings the price of many flights down to great deal territory. Well several TPG readers have reported success using Alitalia’s Japanese promotion to take off 25,000 Yen (~$315) off any Alitalia flight- making some cheaper flights free. The promotion must be booked […]

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Great Deal: First Class Between JFK and San Francisco for $437 Each Way on American

October 11, 2012

American Airlines is offering pretty amazing first class fares between JFK and San Francisco and vice versa – as low as $437 each way. These fares are only offered on the 763 aircraft, which is a two-cabin plane and features the airline’s standard angled business class seats. I checked United and Delta and they don’t […]

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Amazing Deal: 100% Bonus on Shared US Airways Miles

October 1, 2012

US Airways is known as the official liquidator of cheap Star Alliance miles and they are back at it again with a 100% bonus on shared miles now through October 31, 2012. Unlike some past promotions, this one isn’t targeted and there is no need to register as you will receive the 100% Bonus Miles automatically when […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: 75,000 Points for Amex Business Gold Rewards Card – Expired

September 12, 2012

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. Offer expired on September 12, 2012: Amex periodically runs 75,000 “one day only” offers for the Business Gold Rewards card and today, September 12, 2012 looks like one of them! Limited-Time Offer: Get 75,000 […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: US Airways Miles for as Little as .8 Cents Each With Dividend Miles Multiplier

August 30, 2012

Like many airlines, US Airways offers flyers a “Miles Multiplier” that allows you to purchase extra miles for a fee. Normally the Multiplier allows you to purchase extra miles for as low as 1.2 cents a piece (which is an amazing deal in itself) and now through September 12, the airline is offering a 50% […]

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Amazing Deal Alert – 75,000 Points For Amex Business Gold TODAY ONLY

August 8, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Update: View the current offer for the American Express Business Gold Rewards Card here. Update: The bonus is now 25,000 points for the Starwood Amex business and personal cards, 10,000 points after first purchase and 15,000 after $5,000 spend within the first 6 […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: Delta Fares Between Pittsburgh & Los Angeles & San Francisco for $137 Total Roundtrip!

July 17, 2012

Update: Deal is dead Delta loaded some unbelievably low fares between Pittsburgh and San Francisco and Los Angeles from $137 total roundtrip! You can route through JFK and Atlanta to maximize your miles and originate on the west coast or in Pittsburgh. I priced out a Pittsburgh-JFK-San Francisco-Atlanta- Pittsburgh for $139 total- an amazing deal […]

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How to Best Handle Getting in on an “Amazing” Deal

July 16, 2012

Yesterday we saw one of the most exciting deals I’ve ever seen in the mileage world – 8 miles to fly roundtrip in first class to Asia using United miles. Before long a frenzy ensued as many of us booked away with Asia on our minds. However, this “deal” is far from over. While some […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: United First Class Asia Awards for Four Miles

July 15, 2012

United’s booking site currently is booking awards to/from some Asian cities for only 4 or 8 miles total. I was able to book a one-way standard award for 4 miles at 130pm EST so this is still active. I was having a hard time with US to HKG awards and China awards as well, but play around […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: 10,500+ Airline Miles for $32 With Netflix Subscriptions

June 29, 2012

Netflix is aggressively seeking new customers and currently has sign-up bonuses with the four major US airline frequent flyer programs .The great thing about signing up for Netflix is that you don’t need to enter much information at all – pretty much just an email address and a credit card. What this allows you to […]

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Summer Business Class Sale To Europe

June 25, 2012

Business class airfare to Europe are generally outrageously priced, so I rarely even search for them – for me it’s either paid coach (and hopefully upgraded) or business/first class redemptions using my miles and points. However, summer (as well as Thanksgiving) is usually a good time to buy business class seats since there are fewer […]

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Amazing Deal Alert – 75,000 Points For Amex Business Gold

June 20, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  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. Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express has expired. View the current […]

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Amazing Deal: 100,000 American Miles With Citi Credit Cards

June 13, 2012

Update: The 50,000 mile Citi AA offers have expired. The current offer for the Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World MasterCard is 30,000 miles after $1,000 spent in 3 months.  Though Citi’s AAdvantage cards have been hovering around the 30,000-mile sign-up bonus mark for a couple months, according to this Flyertalk thread, the opportunity to score a combined 100,000 […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: Buy Airline Miles for Less Than a Cent Each Via Daily Getaways and Wyndham

April 23, 2012

Update: The pre-sale promo code on Wyndham Rewards’ Facebook  page just went live and is: 15940. Get in on it quickly since there are only 60 presale packages available! The third week of Daily Getaways travel promotions sponsored by American Express and U.S Travel Association continues with another five daily travel deals which go live […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: Free Upgrades and Lounge Pass With Air Canada Business Program

April 16, 2012

Business frequent flyer programs allow companies to earn perks such as free travel, lounge passes and other amenities in addition to the miles individual employees accrue. I’ve written before about the US airlines that offer such programs, but it turns out that Air Canada’s Aeroplan also has a Rewards for Small Businesses program, which you […]

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Master FAQ Post on Chase British Airways 100,000 Mile Offer

April 11, 2012

Update: The current sign-up bonus offer for the British Airways Visa is 50,000 Avios when you spend $2,000 within 3 months of account opening. This is the first installment in my new Maximizing British Airways Avios series. Other posts include Spotlight on Taxes and Fees, Distance-Based Awards, Travel Together Companion Ticket, Household Accounts, Using Avios to Upgrade Paid Tickets, The Avios […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: Chase Ink Bold 60,000 Point Offer

April 4, 2012

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Chase Ink credit cards has expired. View the current offers here – Ink Plus, Ink Bold, Ink Cash.   There is currently a 60,000 point sign-up bonus being offered on the Chase Ink Bold card, which is the highest offer I’ve ever seen on this card. I got […]

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Final Reminder: Last Day To Apply For The Chase Sapphire Preferred 53,500 Sign-Up Bonus

April 2, 2012

Update:  As of July 20, 2014, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card no longer offers the 7% annual points dividend. View the current sign up offer here. I wrote about it at the end of last week, but this is a final reminder that the Sapphire Preferred 50,000 point sign-up bonus will be ending tomorrow, Tuesday, […]

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Deal Recap: Amex British Airways Transfer Bonus, US Airways Buy and Hotel Transfer Bonuses

March 19, 2012

Last week was good for miles and points bonus promotions. For those of you who missed it, I thought I’d do a quick recap of each promotion and whether it might be worth it. 1. 50% Transfer Bonus on Amex Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios: One of the best parts of the Amex Membership […]

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