Maximize Your Points and Discounts on Post-Christmas Shopping Deals

December 26, 2013

The major gift giving might have come and gone with Christmas Day, but for those of you looking for the real deals out there – or just the procrastinators amongst us – the days between Christmas and New Year’s present some of the best shopping deals around, so don’t forget to check out these sites […]

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Saturday Recap: 50% More Points When Buying JetBlue Points, 3,000 AAdvantage Miles for Shopping, 50,000 Mile Barclaycard Lufthansa Bonus, and More

December 14, 2013

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 […]

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1,500 Bonus Delta Miles With Gilt – And Other Gilt Partner Bonuses

December 13, 2013

Gilt is a great members-only online shopping site that gives members exclusive access to discounted designer brands, deals on travel through Jetsetter, home goods, food, wine, city-specific sales and activities like fitness training sessions and spa treatments, and more. Gilt has also partnered with airlines and hotels to offer members of their loyalty programs bonus […]

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Top 22 Best Holiday Gifts For Travelers

December 10, 2013

Finding a great gift for the traveler in your life can be a daunting task – especially for someone who may seem to have it all. But I’ve put together this list with my 20 top picks of great items for budgets both modest and extravagant based on my own travels and wish list. Before […]

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Maximizing Points and Miles on Cyber Monday Purchases

December 2, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Card has expired. View the current offer here.  While tons of stores, airlines and hotels offered fantastic deals starting on Black Friday, today is Cyber Monday, which means there are all kinds of fantastic discounts, rebates and bonuses you can take advantage of by shopping online. […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals! 40% Off Starwood, $1 Deals, 50% Off Marriott, $99 Hotel Tonight Rooms and More

November 29, 2013

While Black Friday is traditionally all about getting to the shops as early as possible and standing in line for hours to get grab the best deals, it also offers some great online shopping opportunities (no, you don’t have to wait till Cyber Monday!) that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your […]

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Awesome Deal: 15 AAdvantage Miles Per Dollar Spent at Walgreens

November 21, 2013

While not quite the now expired 35 miles per dollar at eBags, the is now offering 15 miles per dollar spent at Walgreens. This is up from the typical 3x and is at least 3 times better than any other airline/hotel shopping portal, per I value AA miles at around 2 cents a […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 25,000 Skywards Miles And The Winner of a Neiman Marcus Gift Card

November 21, 2013

Prior to take off on Emirates’ A380 on Monday, I posted a picture of myself enjoying a glass of Dom Pérignon in my First Class suite announcing that I would be giving away Emirates Skywards miles while in flight. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get linked up to the wireless internet once we were airborne, […]

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Chase Freedom Visa 2014 5x Bonus Categories Announced

November 19, 2013

One of the best ways out there to rack up bonus points on specific spending categories is with the Chase Freedom’s quarterly rotating categories of merchants and retailers where cardholders earn 5 points per $1 up to a $1,500 quarterly cap. If you maximize the $6,000 in yearly spend, you are looking at 30,000 Ultimate […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Neiman Marcus Gift Card and the Winners of Orbitz Vacation Packages

November 7, 2013

Earlier this week the AAdvantage eShopping portal came out with a great deal where you can earn 18 miles per dollar spent online at Neiman Marcus – which ends today! Though not quite as lucrative as the 35x miles eBags bonus last month, this equates to buying AA miles at 5.6 cents apiece (plus whatever […]

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My eBags 35x American Airlines Bonus Miles Have Posted

November 6, 2013

A couple weeks ago, the AAdvantage eShopping portal offered an amazing deal shopping bonus of 35 miles per dollar spent when shopping with eBags. eBags has a huge selection of items including luggage, handbags, laptop cases, and accessories like sunglasses, wallets, hats and watches so it was easy to find a bunch of things to order…and […]

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eBags 35x American Airlines Bonus Miles Are En Route!

October 29, 2013

A couple weeks ago I wrote about an incredible deal from online retailer eBags- 35 American Airlines miles per dollar spent. I value AA miles at 2 cents a piece conservatively, so that’s like getting 70% back for every purchase- plus you actually get the merchandise. I went a little crazy and have quite the […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: 35 Miles Per Dollar With eBags Through AAdvantage eShopping

October 13, 2013

The AAdvantage shopping portal is now offering an incredible 35 miles per dollar spent at eBags, the world’s largest online retailer of bags and accessories. This equates to buying AA miles at 2.8 cents a piece- plus you get the merchandise as well and you earn miles on your credit card for the purchase- and […]

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Thursday Giveaway $250 Gift Card And The Winner of 26,000 US Airways Miles

October 10, 2013

Last week, American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping was offering a limited-time bonus of 12X miles per $1 at Bloomingdales, and in this post, I wrote about how you could maximize the offer by stacking it with the Chase Freedom‘s 5X quarterly bonus spending categories – which include department stores such as Bloomie’s – right now. While […]

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20% Off and 17 Points / Miles Per Dollar At Bloomingdale’s With Chase Freedom And AA Shopping Portal

October 3, 2013

The holidays might still be a ways off, but if you’re looking to get a head start on your gift list – or you just want to update your fall wardrobe – there’s a pretty great promotion going on through American Airlines’ AAdvantage eShopping portal right now at Bloomingdale’s. Now through October 5 (Saturday) instead […]

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Maximizing Points For Buying the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

September 20, 2013

The wait is finally over for us Apple fans, and the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c went on sale this morning – to huge lines and excitement at Apple stores all over the world. While I didn’t camp out on the sidewalk overnight to pick mine up, I  know a lot of readers are […]

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Maximize Monday: Earning Points On Back To School Shopping

August 12, 2013

The summer is rapidly winding down and while back to school shopping can add up to a huge expense, it can also be an opportunity to accrue some major miles and points if you leverage the right shopping portals. For this week’s Maximize Monday post, I look at how to earn the most miles through […]

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Maximizing Gilt Purchases With New Insider Rewards with Airline & Hotel Bonuses

July 20, 2013

For the past year or so online discount retailer Gilt has been offering different mileage and hotel point bonuses for shopping. Just this week they upped their ante even further with the launch of their own rewards program – Gilt Insider. Shoppers earn 5 points for every dollar spent, and can boost their earnings by […]

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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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Maximizing Points For Father’s Day: Gifts For Traveling Dads

June 7, 2013

While your calls home might be monopolized by mom, Father’s Day is the ideal time to remind the man who raised you that you really do appreciate all those hours he spent picking you up off the ground when you fell off your bike, or risking life and limb while teaching you how to drive. […]

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Video SRQ: How Does the Ultimate Rewards Shopping Portal Work?

June 2, 2013

TPG reader Joseph would like some clarification on how the Ultimate Rewards Shopping portal works: “I just signed up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, but I’m a little confused about the Ultimate Rewards shopping portal. Is this like Ebates, where you try to click through from this website before making a purchase? I think […]

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Maximize Monday: Getting The Most Points Out of Double and Triple Dipping When Booking Travel

May 20, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. When I checked my Delta SkyMiles and Starwood Preferred Guest accounts the other day, I noticed that my SPG/Delta Crossover Rewards had kicked in and I had started earning Delta miles on my Starwood stays and […]

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In-Store Points and Miles Bonuses Through Online Shopping Portals

May 16, 2013

As I discuss often, online shopping portals can be a great way to rack up bonus miles and points on your everyday online purchases – and many of your favorite airline, hotel and credit card sites offer them. What you might not realize, however, is that several of these same portals offer a section that […]

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Shopping Portal Bonuses on Mother’s Day Flowers

May 9, 2013

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, and if you still haven’t gotten dear old mom a gift from our handy list, there’s still time to order her some lovely flowers – and rack up a lot of points in the process. Flower vendors such as FTD and 1-800-FLOWERS know that this time of year […]

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