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21 Ways to Earn Airline Miles that You Might Not Know About

November 12, 2014

One of my first bits of advice to award travel novices is to take advantage of the earning opportunities in front of you. Many people never even sign up for loyalty programs, or insist on using cash for purchases that could earn them a solid return with a credit card. A big part of maximizing your award travel is […]

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Earn 500 Bonus Starpoints by Updating Your SPG Profile

November 11, 2014

Back in September, Starwood Preferred Guest launched its More For You promo, where you could earn double or triple points on stays this fall. With the recent refresh of the Starwood website, however, the program added another little bonus to the promo where you can earn 500 points just for updating your stay preferences. Per the […]

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8 Travel Hacks to Save Time and Money

September 24, 2014

Obviously I love travel, but even under favorable conditions, there are times when getting from point A to point B feels harder than it should be. Today TPG Contributor Jason Steele shares some tips for making your trips smoother, less expensive, and more pleasant. Having just returned from my fifth trip in the last four weeks, […]

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Banking Relationships that Earn Points and Improve Benefits

September 22, 2014

When it comes to earning travel rewards, many points and miles enthusiasts pay great attention to credit cards, and little or none at all to other methods. However, focusing on just one strategy can keep you from maximizing your earnings. So today, TPG Contributor Jason Steele discusses banking relationships that can help you boost your loyalty account balances, avoid […]

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500 Free Virgin America Points + Refer A Friend Promo

July 14, 2014

There have been major upheavals in the world of frequent flyer programs in the past year, with first Delta and then United announcing huge changes to their mileage programs and how flyers will earn elite status. Hoping to capitalize on uncertainty and shifting loyalty among frequent flyers, Virgin America recently launched a new promo meant […]

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8,000 Free FreeSpirit Miles for Nothing

July 9, 2014

“Speaking of eating, I’d rather eat broken glass than deal with @SpiritAirlines ever again. Worse customer service imaginable.” This is just one of the many “hate” tweets Spirit Airlines recently received during their ongoing “Unleash the Hate” Campaign,which encourages Spirit passengers to, how shall we say, voice their dissatisfaction, and in exchange Spirit offers 8,000 frequent flyer miles.  […]

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1,000 Free Citi ThankYou Points for Linking Account to Amazon

June 27, 2013

Citi is offering 1,000 ThankYou points (worth anywhere between $8-$13 depending on which card you have) for simply linking your ThankYou account to Amazon. Go here and then use promo code TYAMCAZON2. Valid for the first 20,000 enrollees and some people are reporting that they are ineligible. I don’t know what the qualification criteria is, […]

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Earn Bonus Points and Miles with the Thanks Again Rewards Network

June 12, 2013

The Thanks Again Network is a program you can sign up for by registering a credit card which then earns you bonus points and miles for your everyday spending. The program is a combination of a shopping portal and dining network where consumers who register their credit card can earn a variety of reward options. You […]

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Earn 1,000 Bonus United Miles for Joining the Small Business Network

May 20, 2013

United launched their new Small Business Network, where small businesses can earn bonus United miles when shopping at the program’s network partners.  Small business members can now earn award miles for day-to-day spending, like paying utilities, buying office supplies or for shipping packages etc. This program is separate from United’s PerksPlus business frequent flyer program, and is […]

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Easy 500 Free Virgin America Elevate Points

March 5, 2013

Virgin America is running an easy promotion on Facebook where you can earn 500 Virgin America Elevate points just for liking them on Facebook and entering their contest with Singapore Airlines now through March 31, 2013. To be eligible, you must first “like” Virgin America and then just fill out the form as prompted with your name, email address, […]

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1,000 Free Club Carlson Points for Liking Them on Facebook

February 28, 2013

Free points are my favorite kind and it’s been a while since we’ve seen a social media freebie, so I was happy to read on One Mile at a Time that you can get an easy breezy 1,000 Club Carlson points for liking them on Facebook. Click here and then hit the “Like” button. Enter […]

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100 Free AA Miles and up to 1,000 with AAdvantage eShopping

January 22, 2013

Now through February 3rd, American AAdvantage members have the opportunity to earn up to 1,000 bonus miles with AAdvantage eShopping. AAdvantege members will receive 100 free miles just for signing up, 300 miles with their first purchase through the portal, and 600 bonus miles for spending $100 through the portal. These miles are in addition to […]

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1,000 Free United Miles for Joining BCKSTGR

December 20, 2012

Right now when you join a social media marketing platform called Bckstgr.com, you can earn up to 1,000 free United miles. Initially, I thought the site looked a little bit sketchy and I was hesitant to enter my United login information, it is legitimate and I’ve received my 1,000 United miles, so I feel comfortable […]

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1,500 United Miles for Joining Gilt Groupe

December 18, 2012

As they did right around this time last year, United and Gilt Groupe (an online luxury retailer that discounts brand-name designer products) have teamed up to offer MileagePlus members who join Gilt 1,500 bonus 1500 United award miles with their first purchase of $50 or more, and 5 miles for every $1 spent during the […]

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500 Free American AAdvantage Miles with Quick Facebook Survey

December 4, 2012

Now through December 17, 2012, American is offering AAdvantage members the opportunity to earn 500 bonus Advantage miles by taking a quick survey on Facebook. In order to be eligible, you must “like” both the American Airlines and AAdvantage fan pages then take a quick survey that takes about a minute and asks a few questions […]

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100 SPG Points for Creating a SPG Travel Wish

November 19, 2012

Now through January 31, 2013, the first 5,000 Starwood Preferred Guest members that add a wish to the Travel Wish map will earn 100 Starpoints. I just did this as of 8:20am Monday (today) and it confirmed I’d get the points within 6 weeks, so it appears they haven’t hit the cap. Previously some of […]

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Download Shopping Assistant Toolbar for 1,000 United Miles

October 16, 2012

If I had a browser toolbar for every time an airline wanted to give me free miles for downloading one, I probably wouldn’t have any more space left in my window to see the actual web page. However, I wanted to put this one out there since I think United miles have some of the […]

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Another Hamptonality Moments 500 Free Hilton HHonors Points

October 4, 2012

Hampton Inn is back at it again on their Facebook page, where you can earn another 500 Hilton Hhonors points just for watching their new video now through October 12, 2012. To be eligible, you must first “like” Hampton Inn, and then you are suppose to watch the Hamptonality video. Points can take 6-8 weeks to post to your […]

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Easy 500 Free Hilton Hhonors Points

September 17, 2012

Hampton Inn is running an easy promotion on Facebook where you can earn 500 Hilton Hhonors points just for watching their new video now through September 25, 2012. To be eligle, you must first “like” Hampton and then you are suppose to watch the Hamptonality video. Points can take 6-8 weeks to post to your account. Instructions […]

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Snag 20,000 Free Spirit Miles if You’re In Houston This Week!

September 17, 2012

Spirit Airlines may not be the fanciest airline, but they are a practical option for consumers looking for a no-frills flight experience. They are adding Houston as one of their new destinations and to celebrate, they will be giving out a total of 60 million Free Spirit miles in Houston this week. 3,000 lucky people […]

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Up to 22,000 Priority Club Bonus Points (Possibly Targeted)

August 24, 2012

One of the great things about Priority Club Rewards is that they usually have ongoing stackable promotions where members can rack up thousands of bonus points with just a few stays. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the ones out there. Several of them say they are for new members, elite members or those […]

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500 US Airways Miles For Downloading StoreFront Assistant

August 13, 2012

US Airways recently switched the companies running its online shopping portal, and now the airline is offering 500 free Dividend Miles to flyers who download the Storefront Assistant toolbar and use it once.  To qualify for the 500 bonus miles, all you need to do is download the toolbar and do a search, you don’t […]

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Saturday Recap: Stash Rewards NYC Hotel Promo, 20% Discount on Starwood Points, 2,000 Hawaiian Miles Netflix Offer

July 28, 2012

The Affinia Manhattan is one of Stash Rewards’ Manhattan partner properties. 10 New York Hotel Rooms for 1,000 Points Each with Stash Rewards Stash Hotel Rewards is a loyalty points program shared by nearly 200 independent who have banded together to offer savvy travelers the value of accruing loyalty points while still providing a boutique […]

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2,500 Amex Points For Watching Bose Demonstration

July 25, 2012

The best things in life are free…especially when they’re free points. Shoppers who head into a Bose store and sit through a demo of the brand’s Videowave II television by August 31, 2012, will earn 2,500 free American Express Membership Rewards points. Not a bad haul for about 15 minutes of your time. I called […]

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