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New Citi transfer partner: Jet Airways

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Citibank has added a new transfer partner to the Thank You Rewards system: Jet Airways Jet Privilege. Points transfer 1:1 in 1,000 point increments. The Deal Transfer Citi Thank You points to JetAirways JetPrivilege Points transfer 1:1 in 1,000 point increments Quick thoughts India-based Jet Airways publishes an award chart that shows economy class pricing — business class is double and first class is triple the economy price (you can view the partner award chart…

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Our Complete Guide to the Southwest Companion Pass

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The Southwest Companion Pass is, without a doubt, one of the best values in domestic travel. Recently, one of the ways to earn the companion pass ended: transfers from hotel partners no longer count towards Companion Pass qualification. However, before that change took place on March 31st, many readers took advantage of the ability to buy points and convert them for a pass. As such, we’ve received a number of questions about both the Southwest…

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PSA: Ask Delta for compensation if you were impacted by delays or cancellations


This is just a quick reminder that if your flights were significantly delayed or cancelled in the great Delta meltdown last week, then ask Delta for compensation if you haven’t received anything already. Earlier this week I described how my family of three was delayed just over 3 hours.  That delay was actually good for us since we were alerted in advance and so were able to sleep in.  Still, that didn’t stop me from…

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Hertz makes sneaky change to SAS promotion


We previously wrote about an Amazing promotion (maybe): 5k SAS miles per cheap Hertz rental. The gist of the promotion is that SAS was partnering with Hertz to offer 5,000 miles per rental for reservations made between now and the end of June for pick ups by September 30th. The offer seemed to good to be true — in many cities, a car could be rented for $20-$30 for a day. By making single day rentals,…

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Update on 5k mile SAS + Hertz rental car promotion

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Update: Hertz has changed the terms of this promotion, requiring a minimum rental of 3 days within the US and Canada. Read more about this here. The other day, we wrote about a promotion being offered between SAS Airlines and Hertz rental car whereby you can earn 5,000 SAS miles per Hertz rental. See that post and the links there for the full scoop. Essentially, we showed how it appears possible to rent cars for…

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Free MLB TV with T-Mobile Tuesday

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Each Tuesday, T-Mobile offers freebies to customers through a promotion called T-Mobile Tuesdays. This customer-appreciation promotion is open to all subscribers — whether on prepaid or postpaid service — and provides a few freebies each week as well as the opportunity to win larger prizes. Note that according to PDX Deals Guy, the $3 prepaid plan does not count for T-Mobile Tuesdays despite the terms saying “all” prepaid subscribers, so YMMV to some degree (my prepaid…

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JetBlue no longer offers 3X for buying Amazon.com gift cards


JetBlue offers 3X points for starting at their site and clicking through to make purchases at Amazon.com.  That still works for most purchases, but apparently will no longer work for buying Amazon.com gift cards. As reported by Doctor of Credit, JetBlue has added Amazon Gift Cards as a new exclusion to their list of exclusions: I’ve added notes about this change to my Extreme Stacking Amazon.com post and will publish a revised version soon. For…

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Can you split payment for Alaska Airlines companion fare?

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Arguably the most valuable benefit of the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa cards is the annual companion fare. This discount code allows the cardholder to add a companion to a reservation for just $99 + taxes/fees (starting from $121 total). Practically any Alaska Airlines itinerary seems to qualify — one-way, round trip, open-jaws, etc. The merger with Virgin America has only enhanced this benefit as cardholders can now book travel with either Alaska or Virgin…

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