Monthly Archive: April 2017

Apr 28

InterContinental Reintroduces Accelerate Bonus

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My favorite hotel promotion of the year is InterContinental’s* (IHG) Accelerate offer, or whatever it calls the promo in any given quarter (They offer a similar program several times per year with different names.). The promotion isn’t always great, but it’s at least fun to game. Accelerate 2017 Accelerate is an individualized, action-based offer. IHG …

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Apr 27

Hilton Brings Back Double (Or Triple) Points

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Sometimes, simple is best. After a year of double points promotions, Hilton rolled out one last quarter that gave you an extra 2,000 points per night. It sounds good, but you get nothing extra for higher-priced hotels (Of course, you ended up with more bonus points under this promotion for cheaper hotels.). Go More Get …

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Apr 26

No, The US Is NOT Going To Extend The Electronics Ban To Europe

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An article in The Guardian yesterday claimed that the US is considering banning laptops on flights from Europe, and possibly the UK, into the United States. For that matter, it would prohibit any electronics larger than a smart phone and would be similar to the one implemented a month ago on flights from certain mostly-Muslim …

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Apr 25

100,000 British Airways Avios From Chase (But Mind The Value Gap)

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Six-figure bonuses are the new five-figure bonuses. At one point, a great sign-up bonus for a credit card was 25,000 miles. Now, you need to be pushing 100,000 before I get excited. Such is the case with Chase’s British Airways card, which is offering up to 100,000 miles as a sign-up bonus.* Even if you …

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Apr 24

Southwest Raises Credit Card Bonus

Most credit card companies offer a standard bonus but give a higher promotional bonus a few times per years. In the case of Southwest Rapid Rewards, however, the bonus is offered so frequently that it is almost the norm. 40,000 Bonus Points from Southwest Airlines The standard bonus for the Southwest card, offered by Chase, …

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Apr 22

Bonus Miles From AA Shopping And Free Airline Internet

American AAdvantage

It’s not much, but in the world of “every mile counts,” you take whatever bonus you can. Here’s a small one for doing shopping from American.* Up to 500 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles Airlines offer frequent bonuses through their shopping sites. The bonuses are rarely huge, but they’re easy. In this case, you can get …

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Apr 20

Jump Every Line At Disney World (For A Price)

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You may already know about Disney’s FastPass* system, which lets you jump to the front of the line at different rides (or pretty darn close, anyway). You can only choose three to start the day (although you can get more after those three). But that still leaves you waiting in the heat for a large …

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Apr 17

675 Free Points From JetBlue Without Leaving Your Desk

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In terms of pure dollar value, JetBlue’s TrueBlue program blows away every other airline. It’s not even fair how about the gap is. The points translate to about 1.5 cents each and, simply booking a ticket (3 points per dollar spent) through the web site (gets you another 3 points per dollar spent). That’s effectively …

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Apr 15

Club Carlson: 3,000 Points For A Mobile Booking

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It’s not big, but it’s something. Club Carlson is offering a one-time, 3,000 point bonus to book a stay through their mobile app. You have until the end of the year to do so and no registration is required, so there’s no rush. 3,000 Club Carlson Gold Points It’s not a well-known program, so the …

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Apr 13

Out Of Office Notice

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