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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:

Get AAdvantage Miles for joining e-Rewards.
Get AAdvantage Miles for joining e-Rewards.

Earn 250 Bonus AAdvantage Miles For Joining e-Rewards Earn 250 AAdvantage bonus miles for enrolling in the e-Rewards Opinion Panel. You can then earn more miles for taking surveys that have been selected to match your particular interests. When joining the e-Rewards Opinion Panel, you’ll earn e-Rewards points, which you can later redeem for AAdvantage miles. Don’t forget to add your AAdvantage number to your e-Rewards account when you sign up

Bangkok Air is offering 50% off awards
Bangkok Air is offering 50% off awards.

Bangkok Airways 50% Off Award Sale Bangkok Airways Flyerbonus is having an award sale where you can get 50% off award flights between October 20-November 30, 2014, that are booked between October 15 and November 25. The discount is available for one-way or return economy and business class flights. You can also get 20% off partner hotel awards. 

United will be adding WiFi and Personal Enterntainment to their regional jets
United will be adding WiFi and Personal Entertainment to its regional jets.

United Adding WiFi to Regional Jets United Airlines is adding WiFi and Personal Entertainment to their two-cabin United Express regional jets. Gogo’s ATG-4 WiFi product should be installed on E170, E175 and CRJ700 planes by next summer. By early 2015, the airline also hopes to expand the personal device entertainment programs to these same aircraft, offering a variety of movies and television programs for WiFi enabled IOS, Android devices, and laptop computers.

Earn Delta Skymiles for Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Conrad stays
Earn Delta SkyMiles for Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Conrad stays.

Up to 5,000 Bonus Delta Skymiles for Waldorf and Conrad Stays Hilton HHonors is offering bonus Skymiles for stays at participating Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Conrad properties. You can earn 1,000 bonus SkyMiles per night with a maximum of 5,000 miles per stay (after five nights). The number of miles that you earn from separate stays is not capped, so you can earn more than 5,000 Skymiles total if you complete separate stays. You must have your Hilton HHonors Double Dip option set to Points + Miles and have Delta Air Lines SkyMiles chosen as your preferred partner. Make sure to register for this offer and complete your stay(s) by December 31, 2014. 

Earn Marriott Reward points for buying United MileagePlus miles.
Earn Marriott Reward points for buying United MileagePlus miles.

Buy United MileagePlus Miles & Get Bonus Marriott Reward Points For every three United MileagePlus miles purchased you can get one Marriott Rewards point. You can purchase a maximum of 150,000 United MileagePlus miles per calendar year, which would allow you to earn 50,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points. You can register for the offer and purchase on the United website. If you plan to take advantage of this promotion, make sure to do so before it expires on October 21, 2014. 

Get 2% back at Whole Foods using Amex Blue Cash cards
Get 2% back at Whole Foods using Amex Blue Cash cards

Get Up to 8% Cash Back at Whole Foods When Using American Express Blue Cash Credit Cards Amex has launched a new offer for extra cash back at Whole Foods Market when you use your Amex Blue Cash credit card. You can earn an additional 2% cash back on top of the rewards you already earn from the Blue Cash Cards. That means getting 5% back on the the Blue Cash Everyday card and 8% back on the Blue Cash Preferred card. The extra cash back will be awarded in the form of Reward Dollars added to your balance 6-8 weeks after the purchase. You have until February 15, 2015 to take advantage of this offer. 

Win Tix to the TPG Los Angeles Reader Meet Up and App TPG To Go Launch!
Win Tix to the TPG Los Angeles Reader Meet Up and App TPG To Go Launch!

Win Tix to the TPG Los Angeles Reader Meet Up: As a reminder I’m hosting a TPG Reader meet-up in Los Angeles for the launch of my new app. TPG To Go is going to be packed with features that will allow you to maximize every single dollar you spend to get the most points possible. It’ll also help you track minimum spend and even anniversary bonuses that have traditionally been hard to keep track of. To enter, head over to the original post to check out the ways you can win a spot at this amazing event!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

NEW INCREASED OFFER: 60,000 points! With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 60,000 point sign up bonus worth up to $1,200 in value, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game. Here are the top 5 reasons it should be in your wallet, or read our definitive review for more details.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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