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Wide open transcon business & first availability

Yesterday, Greg wrote a post titled, “Best options for domestic first class awards“. If you were reading that post wishing to find transcontinental business or first class flights on American Airlines, a genie has emerged from the bottle and granted your wish: premium cabin transcon awards are available right now over the coming months, with more than one seat open in 3-cabin business and first class in fully flat beds between New York and San Francisco and…

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Stay twice (cheaply), get a free night anywhere with Wyndham Rewards

Update: A clause in the Wyndham Rewards program conditions that states a $25 Minimum Total Rate for qualifying stays. This post has been update to reflect that information. Thanks to reader Rich for pointing that out! Wyndham Rewards is out with a new promotion: stay twice, get enough points for a free night anywhere (15,000 bonus points). A similar promotion ran a few months ago and it’s great to see another chance to earn 15K points with…

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500 bonus Alaska miles with $150 portal spend

Alaska Mileage Plan shopping is offering a portal bonus from 2/5/18 through 2/11/18: Spend $150 through the portal and get 500 bonus miles on top of your normal earnings. The Deal Spend $150 or more through the Alaksa Mileage Plan Shopping portal from 2/5-2/11 and receive 500 bonus miles Direct link to the promotion Key Terms This is a one-time bonus on cumulative purchases during the bonus period Does not include shipping & handling charges or sales tax Terms exclude gift…

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See Hamilton with Wyndham Rewards auction

An email came in this morning from Wyndham Rewards advertising Wyndham Rewards Auctions. The email was actually advertising a contest, but more interesting than the contest were the auctions — which include a package that ends tomorrow for two nights at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront and two tickets to see Hamilton in Chicago. That auction had no bids when I sat down to write this, but received its first bid while I was writing this post. The…

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Now online: 25K FlexPerks + medal count bonus

A couple of days ago, we published a Quick Deal about the newly enhanced signup bonus on the US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards card: 25K points plus a bonus based on the Team USA Winter Olympics 2018 medal count (See: Increased signup bonus: 25K FlexPerks + Winter Olympics medals bonus). At the time of writing, that offer was only available in-branch; it is now available online and shows that you can apply between 2/5/18 and 3/10/18. This means that…

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New AA reduced mileage awards through May 2018

The new American Airlines AAdvantage Reduced Mileage Awards are out for travel through May 2018. The Deal Fly for as little as 8,750 miles each way to and from select US cities Direct link to landing page Key Terms Must be an American Airlines credit card holder 7500 mile round trip discount applies to most American Airlines credit card holders — those who only have a Citi Gold AA card or Barclaycard Aviator Blue receive a max…

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Buy SPG points for 35% off. Cheap way to buy Marriott points or airline miles

Through March 16th, Points.com is offering SPG Starpoints for 35% off.  Since the normal price is 3.5 cents per point, this discount makes it possible to buy those points for 2.275 cents each. Buy Marriott Rewards points for 0.76 cents each Marriott usually sells their points for 1.25 cents each.  Since SPG points transfer to Marriott at a rate of 1 to 3, you’re always better off buying SPG points if you need Marriott points. …

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Increased signup bonus: 25K FlexPerks + Winter Olympics medals bonus

The US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards card has brought back its popular promotion for an increased signup bonus tied to Team USA’s performance in the Winter Olympics. This offer is currently only available in-branch, but will likely be offered online as well in the coming days. The Offer 25,000 FlexPerks points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 4 months Additional bonus points for each medal won in the 2018 Winter Olympics by Team USA…

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How to keep Hertz points alive

When renting from Hertz you can choose to earn frequent flyer miles or Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points.  Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points can be used to book free rentals (but you still have to pay taxes and fees) starting at 550 per day for weekend rentals. Unfortunately for those of us who are infrequent Hertz renters, Hertz points expire after 24 months of inactivity.  And, unlike many other programs, the only account activity that…

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