Category Archive: Earning Miles

Jul 17

eMiles Ups Its Game With New Site

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I’m a big fan of doing surveys to earn extra points. You won’t earn a ton of miles overnight, but the surveys are generally quick, and it never hurts to pick up a few hundred points here and there. They’re gimmes. I do mine while watching TV. eMiles Relaunches Its Site, And It’s Better eMiles …

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Jun 05

A Couple Of Goodies From JetBlue

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I’ve always had a soft spot for JetBlue. Decent service, in-flight entertainment and cheap prices. But the best thing about the airline is that it has frequent promotions. Here are a couple. Up to 6,000 Bonus Miles from Boston Or New York The 6,000 TrueBlue points promos are among the most common for JetBlue. For …

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Apr 10

Earning American Miles Through BankDirect

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Last week, I discussed the end of the mileage bonuses at Fidelity Investments. In that post, I referenced BankDirect, a Texas-based internet bank that offers miles instead of interest (Technically, it’s in addition to interest, which is currently a whopping 0.01% for balances greater than $2,500.). BankDirect: Your New Mileage Bank Several years ago, BankDirect, …

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Mar 30

Delta SkyMiles Partner Promotion: 1,000 Miles Per New Partner

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Many moons ago, US Airways used to run a promotion that they called the “Grand Slam Promotion.” They would give you bonus miles based on the number of mileage partners* that you used. You could earn up to 100,000 miles, and the challenge was generally who could get to 100K with the least out of …

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Mar 27

Why You Should Love Paying Taxes

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Please note: I am not a tax adviser. I have never been a tax adviser and will likely never be a tax adviser. Nothing in this post should be taken as tax advice and you should consult a professional with tax questions, not some guy on the internet. As the old saying goes, nothing is …

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Mar 23

Hilton Brings Back Big Bonuses On Two Cards

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Yesterday, I wrote about increased sign-up bonuses on several credit cards, including a Marriott Rewards Credit card that is now offering 80,000 points. Today, we’ve got Hilton cards offering up to 100,000 points.* I’m not sure we’re quite ready yet for your first million point card, but who am I to rule it out? Just …

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Mar 22

60/70/80: Credit Card Offers Are Heading Up

Delta Airlines

One of the benefits of intense bank competition is that they are willing to pay increasingly higher costs to acquire each new customer. In the case of credit cards, those acquisition costs include the sign-up bonuses that they will pay you when you get approved for the card and meet a minimal level of spending. …

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Feb 25

Atlanta Invasion: Earn 6,000 JetBlue Points

JetBlue

JetBlue is starting a Boston-Atlanta route to compete with Delta, and you know what that means for you: A bonus opportunity!* Earn 6,000 JetBlue Points Fly between Boston and Atlanta on JetBlue and you can earn up to 6,000 bonus points after you register here. Both JetBlue and Delta are trying to establish Boston as …

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Feb 24

500 Free And Easy United Miles

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Free miles. No, seriously, free. No purchase necessary. Free United Airlines Miles This one is as good as it gets. Sign up for MyPoints, a free site that offers you points for shopping* or clicking on emails, and get 500 United Airlines miles. That’s it. Give out an email, get miles. I am a MyPoints …

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Feb 13

Canada Becoming Cheaper

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The Canadian Dollar may be picking up strength against its US counterpart, but flights to, from and within Canada are about to get cheaper, as WestJet expands its operations in eastern Canada. A Little Respect Who? Yup. Unless you’re Canadian, an airplane nerd or spend a lot of time in Terminal A at Boston’s Logan …

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