Winter 2015 Points and Miles Wrap-Up

posted by November 20, 2015

winter 2015 buy pointsRetail stores aren’t the only ones vying for your business this holiday season. Airline, hotel and credit card programs are all offering tons of bonuses and discounts. Just like with retail “deals”, sometimes it’s hard to know if it’s really a good deal or just an offer to suck you in! (more…)

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End of the Year Account Auditing

posted by November 5, 2015

2015It’s getting close to the end of the year, and it’s a great time to go over your mileage and credit card accounts. You want to make sure you have reached your minimum spending requirements and to make sure you have been credited all points due to you. You’ll also want to make sure you don’t have any award points expiring. There are ways to keep points from expiring so make sure you check out the facts so you don’t lose them!

  • Check your elite-qualifying mile (and dollar) progress
  • Check your elite-qualifying night and stay progress
  • Do an audit of your accounts to make sure you received the points and miles you earned
  • Plan your spending to meet the sign-up bonus on the Southwest Credit Card in early January
  • Meet minimum spending to earn calendar-year threshold bonuses
  • Consider purchasing miles if you have excess cash to spend
  • Consider utilizing a status match

You can get more information from The Points Guy in this article and other articles on his website.

 

 

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Sharing a Rewards Credit Card vs. Having Individual Cards

posted by October 1, 2015

sharing milesIt might seem like a good idea to share your rewards credit card with your spouse or other family member. After all, two can spend more quickly than one, thus earning more points more quickly, right? Not always! When you factor in the sign-up bonus, it makes more sense for each family member to get his or her own card. With bonuses of 40,000 to 80,000 points or more, it would take a lot of time and spending to accumulate that many points on one card. However, keep in mind that each card has a minimum spend before you can actually get the bonus points. So if your monthly expenses won’t get you to the minimum spend by yourself, you would definitely want to consider adding an authorized user.

For details on the pros and cons of sharing a card or getting your own, check out this article from The Points Guy.

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Dining Rewards Programs – Simply Sign Up and Earn Bonus Miles!

posted by June 9, 2014

Looking for a little extra cash this summer?

Beach in Paradise

Check out these amazing Rewards Programs and their sign-up bonuses and start earning extra miles at participating restaurants and bars across the globe!

A few highlights:

  • United: from 500 to 3,000 Free MileagePlus Miles for dining at 5 restaurants (no minimum!)
  • US Airways: 2,000 Miles when you sign up and spend $30 at a participating restaurant or bar, then review it within 30 days
  • American: 2,000 AAdvantage bonus points after spending $30 at a participating location, reviewing it, and then opt-in to receive mail notifications
  • Delta: 2,000 SkyMiles after enrolling in the dining program by the end of the year and then completing the requirements above (same as American)
  • Hilton: 1,000 HHonors just for signing up for Hilton HHonors Dining, plus an additional 8 Bonus Points for every dollar spent at your favorite bar, restaurant or even club!

 

Don’t hesitate, many programs have deadlines for when you need to sign up by, check them out today!

 

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Earn Up To 25,000 Bonus Miles with US Airways’ oneworld Promo!

posted by March 30, 2014

As of yesUS Airways oneworld Promoterday, March 31st, US Airways has left Star Alliance and is now a member of oneworld, a partnership whose member carriers include American Airlines, British Airways, LAN, Japan Airlines, and Iberia, among others. To celebrate this transition, The Points Guy has reported that US Airways is offering a promotion where flyers traveling with oneworld partners can earn up to 25,000 bonus miles between now and June.

The number of points you can earn depends on the number of carriers you fly with. The tiered points system is as follows:

Number of Carriers                Bonus Miles

6+                                            25,000

5                                              15,000

4                                              5,000

3                                              2,500

2                                              500

1                                              0

It is important to note that if you fly with the same carrier more than once, you will only get bonus miles for the first flight. Also, US Airways flights do not count towards the promotion. Finally, you must register here and fly by June 30, 2014 in order to qualify for the bonus miles.

Photo Source: Kentaroiemoto via Flickr, CC 2.0

 

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