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