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Here’s a recap of the top points and miles news from this week:
Reminder — Week Four Daily Getaway Deals Start June 9: This coming week the Daily Getaways for June 9-13 will be unveiled daily at 1 pm EDT, and will be available to any US resident age 18 or older to purchase throughout the promotion period until the limited inventory is sold out. All of the Daily Getaways have the added benefit that you can save an additional 10% by purchasing with an Amex card. This week’s deals include Marriott eGiftCard discounts, a points package for Best Western Hotels, Avis deals, Universal Studios Hollywood passes, and Las Vegas suites at the Palazzo and the Venetian.
Earn 3X TrueBlue Points On Flights To/From Washington National Airport: JetBlue TrueBlue members can earn triple TrueBlue points on all flights going to and from Washington National Airport when they register and book by July 29, 2014 for travel through August 30, 2014. There’s no limit to the number of times you can earn triple points during the promotion. Members must register for the promotion (you can also sign up to be a TrueBlue member and register for the promotion at the same time if you’re not already a member), and your TrueBlue number must be entered at the time of booking.
25% Bonus Avianca LifeMiles For Transfers: LifeMiles is offering up to 25% bonus miles for each mile or point you transfer to LifeMiles from any of their transfer partners. Some partners may also offer an additional bonus. The promotion is valid until June 30, 2014. Each country below has a list of transfer partners:
Budget Airline PEOPLExpress Begins Ticket Sales: The 1980s era airline PEOPLExpress is getting back in the game, and will launch service from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on June 30. Tickets have been available since June 4, 2014. They will have service to three cities: Boston, Newark and Pittsburgh. Other destinations to launch this summer include West Palm Beach, Atlanta, St. Petersburg and New Orleans. Fares start as low as $76 each way.
Get Bonus Points for Sunday Night Stays at Five Los Angeles Marriott Properties: Five Los Angeles area Marriott hotels are offering 3,500 bonus points for stays that include a Sunday night until August 10, 2014. The participating hotels are:
You must use the promo code MR5 when booking.
Get 250 Bonus Miles When you Spend Over $100 on SkyMiles Shopping: If you spend a cumulative amount of $100 or more at Delta’s SkyMiles shopping, you can earn 250 bonus miles in addition to the miles already earned per vendor. Gift card purchases, shipping and taxes are not eligible for the bonus. Shop by June 11, 2014.
Etihad and Jet Airways Form Partnership: Etihad has purchased a part of Jet Airways, and now you can earn Etihad Guest Miles when you fly with Jet Airways and JetKonnect. You can also earn JetPrivilege miles flying on qualifying Etihad Airways flights. Each airline has their own charts explaining fare classes and the miles earned.
The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), up to a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.
- Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
- Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
- 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
- 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
- Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
- Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
- $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
- Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
- $550 annual fee.
- Terms Apply.
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