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What Will 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Get You?

May 28, 2014

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Chase Ink credit cards has expired. View the current offers here – Ink Plus, Ink Bold, Ink Cash.   This month Chase has been offering increased signup bonuses for the Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards of 60,000 points when you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months with the $95 annual fee waived the first […]

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How to Earn and Use Points For Broadway Show Tickets

May 5, 2014

Going to the theatre can cost an arm and a leg, but if you’re going to shell out you might as well maximize the miles and points that you earn. If you’re flexible, saving money by purchasing tickets on the day of the show via NYC’ TKTS booths (or by joining TDF, the parent company […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn Double AA Miles Flying TAM, Star Alliance Status Matching, Bonus Miles For Air Berlin’s Topbonus and More.

April 5, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Earn Double Miles Flying TAM: In celebration of TAM joining Oneworld, American Airlines is offering double miles for flying its new partner during the month of May. This offer is valid on TAM Airlines, including codeshare flights booked as an American Airlines flight […]

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Royal Sprinter: The Newest Contender on the DC-NYC Travel Scene

March 25, 2014

Starting April 4, Washington, DC restaurateur and real estate leasing agent Andy Seligman will launch Royal Sprinter, a luxury van service that will travel between DC and New York. Joining Vamoose, Amtrak and the Bolt Bus, this is just the latest in a fleet of options for frequent travelers up and down the I-95 Corridor. Royal […]

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Saturday Recap: Gogo Raises Inflight WiFi Prices, Earn Double Points On Amtrak, Get Triple AAdvantage Miles For Stays At Choice Hotels And More

March 15, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Gogo Inflight WiFi To Raise Prices: Gogo’s traveler pass prices are going up by $10 a month after April 6, 2014. Single-airline passes currently go for $39.95 a month, and those prices will increase to $49.95 a month after April 6th. Buy […]

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Saturday Recap: Get 5,000 Bonus Points At Wyndham, 5,000 Bonus Points With Copa Airlines, Save 30% This Spring On IHG Hotels & More

February 22, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Take Three Trips On Amtrak’s Acela And Get One Free: If you take three qualifying roundtrips on the Acela train by March 14, 2014, you will earn one free roundtrip for travel July 1 – August 31, 2014. A minimum $90 spent per one-way […]

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Saturday Recap: AAdvantage Bonus Miles Using Shopping Portals, 30% Off Loews Hotel Stays, 2,500 Bonus Points For Southwest Rapid Rewards Signup, Free 100 Bonus Hyatt Passport Gold Points & More

February 8, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Bonus American Miles For Shopping Through AAdvantage eShopping: Earn up to 1,500 bonus miles by shopping via the American AAdvantage shopping portal. No registration is required, and the spending requirements are: spend $150 in collective spending on the AAdvantage eShopping portal and […]

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Amtrak Announces Changes To Its Refund Policy Beginning March 1, 2014

December 16, 2013

Amtrak has just announced that they will be changing their refund policy for reservation cancellations. As of March 1, 2014, if you book a Coach class or Acela Express Business class reservation, you must cancel it at least 24 hours prior to the train’s scheduled departure in order to be eligible for a full refund. […]

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Saturday Recap: Win an iPad or trip to New Zealand, $100 Credit Towards Twitter Ads, Earn 4X The Hilton HHonors Points, And Much More

November 23, 2013

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 […]

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Saturday Recap: Up To 2,500 Bonus Miles At AAdvantage, 3,000 United Miles With Rocketmiles, Save 25% On Virgin America Flights And Help Rescue Dogs, And More

November 16, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Up To 2,500 Bonus American Airlines Miles Shopping At The AAdvantage Portal: The American Airlines shopping portal is giving you extra incentive to be generous with your holiday shopping this year with the opportunity to earn up to 2,500 bonus miles […]

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Saturday Recap: 30% Bonus On Shared American AAdvantage Miles, 1,000 Bonus Starwood Points in Latin America, Win 50,000 Hyatt Points

September 7, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: 30% Bonus On Shared American AAdvantage Miles: Now through October 10, 2013, American Airlines is offering up to 30% bonus when sharing miles. You’ll receive a 20% bonus when sharing 5,000-25,000 miles; a 25% bonus for sharing 26,000-40,000 miles or a 30% bonus if you […]

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Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard Offering 12,000 Bonus Points – But Why You Shouldn’t Get it

August 30, 2013

The Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 12,000 bonus points after you spend $500 in the first 3 months. You’ll earn 2 points per dollar spent on Amtrak, and one point per dollar on everything else. The card has no annual fee, and it grants Amtrak Guest Rewards members the ability to […]

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Top 10: Ways To Maximize Each Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

June 18, 2013

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Chase Ink credit cards has expired. View the current offers here – Ink Plus, Ink Bold, Ink Cash.   Since Chase launched lucrative limited-time sign-up bonus offers on all four Chase Ink cards for this week only until June 22, I’ve had a lot of readers writing in […]

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Amtrak Double Days Spring Promotion – Double Points and Partner Offers

March 18, 2013

Amtrak’s Double Days promotion is back for spring. Passengers will earn double points on qualifying Amtrak travel between March 18-May 18, 2013. In order to score the bonus points, you must be a member of Amtrak Guest Rewards (sign up here) and you must register for the promotion prior to travel. Remember, if you’re a […]

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Saturday Recap: Double or Triple Virgin America Elevate Points, Double TrueBlue points with Hilton, 20,000 bonus AAdvantage Miles On Flights to Lima, Bonus Alaska Airlines Miles with Avis

March 16, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Double or Triple Virgin America Elevate Points: Now through June 30, 2013, Virgin America Elevate members can earn either double or even triple points on West Coast flights. Elevate members will earn double points on all qualifying flights from SFO to Las Vegas, […]

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Saturday Recap: Bonus United and Alaska Miles and Amtrak Points, Cathay Pacific Sale, Hyatt Home Sale and More

November 17, 2012

Here’s a quick recap of interesting miles and points news from this week: 2,500 Bonus United Miles For Shopping: Now through December 31, for every $250 you spend by shopping through United’s online shopping portal, you’ll earn 500 bonus MileagePlus miles, up to a total of 2,500 bonus miles. This is all in addition to […]

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100 Free Amtrak Points For Linking With Facebook

October 15, 2012

Update: The current sign-up bonus for the Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard is 12,000 points after spending $500 in the first 3 months, 2 points per dollar spent on Amtrak, and one point per dollar on everything else. Amtrak Guest Rewards launched a little promo where members who link their Facebook accounts to their Amtrak Guest Rewards accounts […]

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Maximizing Amtrak Guest Rewards Points: Redeeming and Partners

September 12, 2012

Update: The current sign-up bonus for the Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard is 12,000 points after spending $500 in the first 3 months, 2 points per dollar spent on Amtrak, and one point per dollar on everything else. Following up on his post about Maximizing Amtrak Guest Rewards Points: Earning, TPG Contributor Jason Steele delve into the various […]

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Maximizing Amtrak Guest Rewards: Earning Points

September 5, 2012

TPG Contributor Jason Steele used the occasion of a family train vacation to delve into Amtrak’s Guest Rewards loyalty program. Today he begins with how to maximize your Amtrak Guest Rewards earning potential. Most people think of points and miles solely in terms of airline and hotel awards, but Amtrak also has a loyalty points […]

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Up to 20,000 Starpoints or 25,000 Airline Miles with TD Ameritrade

January 18, 2012

I recently wrote about an offer to earn up to 50,000 miles on United or American and another 50,000 Delta miles by opening Fidelity Brokerage accounts, but Fidelity is not the only investment firm offering lucrative mileage bonuses. When the US Airways Grand Slam was going on, I noticed that one of the airline’s partners […]

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Friendly Reminder: 6 Deals are Expiring on Sept 30th, 2011

September 29, 2011

Maybe it’s because September 30 is the last day of the fiscal year, but a lot of great promotions, deals and transfer opportunities will be coming to an end on Friday, so now’s your last chance to take advantage of them. 1. Transfer Amex points to Continental Airlines. For information check out my recent post and video on […]

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Good Deal Alert: Amtrak Buy Points 50% Bonus

September 12, 2011

Update: The current sign-up bonus for the Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard is 12,000 points after spending $500 in the first 3 months, 2 points per dollar spent on Amtrak, and one point per dollar on everything else. Amtrak Guest Rewards is running a 50% bonus on purchased miles until September 30, 2011. The maximum purchase is 10,000 […]

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Amazing Deal: Chase Sapphire Preferred 50,000 Point Bonus and First Year Fee Waived

May 16, 2011

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. Capitalizing on lucrative credit card offers is the foundation to any robust points strategy. In the past two months I’ve banked over 350,000 points from leveraging my credit- 100,000 […]

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Amtrak 500 Point Sign Up Bonus and Triple Points Promotion

May 5, 2011

Update: The current sign-up bonus for the Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard is 12,000 points after spending $500 in the first 3 months, 2 points per dollar spent on Amtrak, and one point per dollar on everything else. If you don’t currently have an Amtrak Guest Rewards account but will be using Amtrak within the next 90 days, […]

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