Bonus AAdvantage, Skymiles, Wyndham, IHG Points & More

July 12, 2014

Here’s a recap of the top points and miles news from this week: Reminder: Buy AA Miles and Earn Up to 16,500 Bonus Miles: American Airlines has a limited time offer for AAdvantage members to purchase up to 80,000 miles and receive bonus miles based on how many you buy. In order to maximize this promotion you […]

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Mall Drops Travelocity and More

July 10, 2014

Online shopping portals are a no-brainer. Never, ever shop online by directly going to a retailer (whether that be Neiman Marcus or American Airlines). Always go through a portal so you get extra miles or cash back. American Express shut their earning portal down last year, but luckily Chase has a pretty generous portal ( […]

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Maximizing Points in Wedding Season: Miles Registries & More

July 5, 2014

Wedding season is in full swing, and there’s a good chance you’ve got a few to attend this summer. Considering the cost of gifts on top of airfare and hotels, wedding expenses can add up quickly, especially if you’re involved in the wedding party (or if you’re the one getting married). To help offset some of those costs, TPG […]

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Getting the Most Miles and Points For Mother’s Day Gifts

April 30, 2014

Mother’s Day falls on May 11 this year (less than two weeks away), and if you still haven’t purchased a present for Mom, don’t worry. The TPG list we put together last year has great gift ideas for the traveling mom in your life, along with several ways you can maximize the points you earn on […]

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Maximizing Points and Miles For Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 10, 2014

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to get something special for the loved ones in your life. Though you might be caught up in the romance of it all, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be maximizing your miles on gift purchases. After all, the only thing better than getting a box […]

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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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Citi Discontinues ThankYou Shopping Portal Earning Bonuses

January 28, 2014

You don’t have to be a shopaholic to earn thousands of bonus miles or points through airline, hotel and credit card online shopping portals where you can earn multiple points or miles per dollar simply by logging in with your account and then clicking through to the merchant of your choice. While most US airlines […]

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Can You Double Dip on Points By Using Gift Certificates and Online Shopping Portals?

January 26, 2014

TPG reader Ruth sent me a question on Facebook about maximizing points with online shopping: “Hi Points Guy, I have a question about double dipping in the AAdvantage shopping portal. If I go to gift and buy a $100 cert at a store that is also on the portal, can one then turn around […]

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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

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 […]

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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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