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Stacking for a great price on cookware at Macy’s

If you’re looking for a new set of stainless steel pots and pans, Macy’s has a nice deal today that can be stacked with an increased payout of 8 miles per dollar from the Alaska Airlines shopping portal. Additionally, there is a portal bonus that would yield another 500 miles after you spend $150 or more through the portal. Theoretically, that means you would need to find a cheap filler (more on that below). You can also combo this…

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More shopping portal bonuses: Alaska and Delta join the party

Last week, we reported on holiday shopping portal bonuses from American, United, and Southwest. This week, Alaska and Delta have begun offering holiday shopping bonuses as well. Take these bonuses into consideration as you plan your purchases in the coming weeks. Delta SkyMiles Shopping The Deal Spend $150 or more, get 500 bonus miles Spend $300 or more, get 1,000 bonus miles Expires 11/19/17 Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping The Deal Spend $150 or more, get 500 bonus miles Spend $300 or more, get 1,000…

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SPG point owners win again thanks to the Alaska Virgin America merger

Yesterday, Virgin America spilled the conversion ratio beans.  Thanks to the upcoming Alaska merger, as of January 9th 2017, Virgin America customers will be able to convert Elevate points into Mileage Plan miles at a rate of 1 to 1.3.  So, 1,000 Virgin America Elevate points will convert to 1,300 Alaska Airline MileagePlan miles. Boy was I wrong. In April, I had predicted that points would convert 1 to 2 (see: How to play the…

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Convert 80,000 Marriott points into 100,000 Alaska miles (1.3% guaranteed)

convert Marriott points to Alaska miles

In case there was any doubt, let me be clear from the start: 99% of this post is wishful thinking… Given that Chase is currently offering 80,000 point signup bonuses for both their personal and business Marriott cards, and in light of the news that SPG points are now transferable to Virgin America, I thought it would be fun to play “what if…” Step 1: Convert 80,000 Marriott Rewards to 40,000 Starpoints Now that Marriott’s…

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The 2X everywhere Alaska Mileage Plan card?

2X everywhere

In the recent post, “How to play the Alaska / Virgin America deal,” I argued that the impending Alaska Airlines / Virgin America merger would lead to a conversion of Virgin Elevate points to Alaska Airlines miles at an attractive 1 to 2 ratio.  I believe that Virgin Elevate points are considered to be twice as valuable as Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for the following reasons: Transferable points programs transfer 2 to 1 to…

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How to play the Alaska / Virgin America deal

Alaska Virgin America

It’s official.  Alaska Airlines is buying Virgin America.  And, the question on my mind, of course, is how can we make the most of this? Virgin America points are arguably worth roughly two times Alaska’s Mileage Plan miles.  How do I get that number?  Look at my Transfer Partner Master List.  There you’ll see that the transferable points programs that transfer to Alaska Mileage Plan (SPG and Diner’s Club) do so 1 to 1, whereas…

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Top 7 shortcuts to earning Alaska Mileage Plan miles

Alaska Mileage Plan

Following many airline program devaluations and rule changes, Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan miles may be the most valuable airline miles remaining.  Here are a few reasons that Alaska miles kick butt: Ability to book flights on partner airlines including domestic carriers American Airlines and Delta as well as a number of great foreign airlines including Air France, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Qantas Reasonable award prices, even for first class international travel No fuel surcharges on…

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