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Singapore devalues some, adds online partner booking

Singapore Airlines has announced that as of December 7th, partner awards will be bookable online. That’s exciting news as it means you will no longer need to call in to Singapore Airlines for partner awards. However, along with that news comes a devaluation on a number of partner awards without much notice. Thankfully, most of the changes aren’t massive — and Singapore KrisFlyer miles are pretty easy to come by since they are transfer partners…

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10x at Staples this morning to be honored for those who got in

This morning, we published a post about big increased payouts at some popular retailers through the United MileagePlus shopping portal. The star of the show was Staples offering 10 United MileagePlus miles per dollar. Unfortunately, it was very short lived. Shortly thereafter, people began reporting that the rate had dropped to 2 or 3 miles per dollar (depending on whether or not they held a Mileage Plus credit card).  Wondering if there had been a mistake, we reached out…

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[Expired] Choice points back on sale: Buy United miles or hotel points cheap

This week, from today through November 17th, you can buy Choice Privileges Points at 30% off when you buy 5,000 or more. Whether you’ve got a choice redemption in mind or you are looking to buy United MileagePlus miles on the cheap, this is a nice promotion. The Deal Through November 17th, save 30% on Choice Privileges points when you buy 5K or more points Prices are $7.70 for every 1K points when you buy 5,000 or more (i.e. 5K points = $38.50;…

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Now direct transfers from Ultimate Rewards to Iberia and Aer Lingus

Over the weekend, Chase added the ability to transfer directly from Ultimate Rewards to two more valuable partners, Iberia Plus and Aer Lingus AerClub. While transfers have always been possible to make indirectly (See: Bet You Didn’t Know: 3 Methods To Transfer Avios Between Iberia and British Airways), that has been kind of a pain and required some setup. It will be nice to be able to avoid those hoops and transfer directly from now on. As…

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Another great offer: Alaska Airlines – spend $250, get $50/5K back [Targeted]

Miles to Memories is reporting on another new Amex Offer that I didn’t receive on any accounts this morning: Spend $250+ with Alaska Airlines, get 5,000 Membership Rewards points. #jealous (no, that’s not a Twitter sync). The best play here would be to use it in conjunction with an Alaska Companion Certificate if you are an Alaska Airlines credit card holder (you don’t have to use your Alaska Airlines credit card to make that booking). I didn’t get targeted for this one,…

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[Staples & Macy’s dead] 10x at Staples, 15x Under Armour/Shoes.com, 12x Levis, and more

Update #2: It looks like this one will be honored for those who got in before the payouts changed. See this post for more information. Update: It appears that they killed the payout at Staples & Macy’s quickly this morning. It showed 10x this AM when I took the screen shot below, but I’m now seeing 3x as a MileagePlus credit card holder at Stapes (those without a Mileage Plus credit card would only be…

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Citi adds Avianca Life Miles as Thank You transfer partner

Avianca’s LifeMiles program is a popular option for booking Star Alliance flights because they have no fuel surcharges, decent award rates, and they often sell miles cheaply. They are about to increase in popularity as Avianca Life Miles has now been added as the latest Citi Thank You transfer partner. As seen in the picture above, Citi Thank You points transfer to Avianca Life Miles at a 1:1 ration in blocks of 1,000 miles. This is…

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