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Targeted offers for 30K-35K Starpoints

SPG two free nights:

Starpoints are an incredibly valuable currency thanks to the magic trifecta: A) SPG hotels are available at reasonable award rates, from as low as 2K per night for a weekend night at a Category 1 property; B) Starpoints transfer to airline programs 1:1, with a 5K mile bonus when you transfer 20K points; C) Starpoints transfer to Marriott Rewards at a rate of 1:3 . For those reasons, members of Starwood Preferred Guest will be…

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10K+ Membership Rewards with each of these new offers

There are some strong new Amex Offers this morning and over the past couple of days — including a couple for 10,000 points after spending $500. Some of these may be targeted, and the Membership Rewards offers would only appear under cards that earn Membership Rewards (though there may also be cash back versions of some of them). Also, keep an eye on your account — I did not have the Dell offer when I posted it…

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Should I pounce on the Amex transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic?

Amex is once again offering a 30% bonus on points transferred from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic.  That means, for example, if you transfer 100,000 Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic, you’ll get 130,000 Virgin Atlantic miles. As I write this, I have about 140,000 Membership Rewards points in my account and my wife has 478,00 (she’s obviously much better at this game than I am).  On the other hand, she doesn’t have any Virgin…

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Transfer bonus to United: 30%, more or less

Through November 30th, United is offering a transfer bonus on hotel points converted to United miles. The transfer bonus is being marketed as a 30% bonus, though in truth it’s 30%….or maybe more….or maybe less. The Deal A 30%-ish bonus on points-to-miles conversions from hotel points to United MileagePlus Maximum bonus is 25,000 miles Ends 11/30/17 Direct link to promotion Quick Thoughts If you’re like me, when you hear “transfer bonus on hotel points to airline miles”, the first 3…

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6K points for skiing in Aspen [Targeted]

There are some nice new Amex Offers out — including one for lift tickets, ski rentals, and ski lessons is Aspen. I found this on a couple of my cards that earn Membership Rewards. I imagine there could also be an offer for $60 back on $300 on some cards, though I haven’t seen it. Aspen Snowmass: Spend $300+ on lift tickets/rentals/lessons, get 6,000 Membership Rewards points The terms on this offer state that it…

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Southwest to Hawaii: Get your Companion Passes ready

Southwest announced late last night that they are finally starting service to Hawaii in 2018. Companion Pass holders rejoice — two-for-one tickets to Hawaii will be huge for those with the points, and the extra competition could mean better prices for everyone. We don’t know from which airports they will service Hawaii, but we can surmise from the promotion for an easy Companion Pass for California residents that they intend to fly from California.   Get a Companion…

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Holy availability! Transcon flat beds in Delta business for 18K points; Hawaii cheap, too

Delta Diamond

  Update: This appears to be dead as availability suddenly changed from daily to nearly nonexistent and rates have increased to 35K or more on dates with availability. With the 30% bonus on transfers from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic that we posted about earlier and the return of the ability to search and book Delta with Virgin Atlantic miles online that Greg re-discovered today, we’ve been taking a closer look at Virgin Atlantic redemption options. Lucky at One…

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[Expired] 7.5K miles NYC to Denver, 9.5K to Seattle, more w/ Delta flash sale

Delta is running a terrific flash sale on flights to and from New York, with round trip prices starting from 11,000 miles (NYC-Boston). There are specific cities listed here on the promotion page, but I’ve found that there are more cities that seem to be on sale and some are at better-than-advertised prices. The Deal Delta Flash Sale for flights to and from New York City good for travel between November 1 and December 14, 2017 Direct link to the…

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A great stack if you can find it w/ Sprint S7 Edge, 25K AA

Reader Clint emailed us about a great promotion running right now between American Airlines and Sprint whereby you can earn 25,000 American Airlines miles for opening a new sprint account (and 417 miles per month that your account is open and in good standing, good for another 5,004 miles per year). That’s a great deal in and of itself as it should stack with other Sprint deals (apart from corporate discounts). If you can furthermore find a unicorn deal…

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