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(EXPIRED) 20% Transfer bonus: Capital One to Flying Blue

From today (11/1/19) through November 30, 2019, Capital One is offering a 20% transfer bonus for transfers from its Capital One miles-earning cards to Air France / KLM Flying Blue. With the transfer bonus, the ratio this month is 2 Capital One “Miles” = 1.8 Flying Blue miles. When combined with Flying Blue Promo Rewards, this can make for a very good deal. The Deal From November 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019 at 11:59pm Eastern, receive a 20%…

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Amex Membership Rewards Complete Guide

In my opinion, transferable points programs are the most valuable points to accumulate.  These points can often be used at better than 1 cent per point value to book travel.  Even better, points can be strategically transferred to airline and hotel programs when valuable awards are available.  If you’re at all interested in free travel or luxury travel with points & miles, then you need to understand the basics of each of these programs. This…

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Rakuten (formerly Ebates): now change from cash back to Membership Rewards points

Rakuten is now offering users the chance to switch from earning cash back to earning Membership Rewards points. If you have an account earning cash back, you can now choose to earn Membership Rewards points instead. That’s huge for people with long-established accounts (from before Ebates added Membership Rewards earning as an option and changed the name of the site to Rakuten). If you are currently earning cash back and would like to earn Membership Rewards…

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[Dead] GO! 5K each way Los Angeles to Auckland

Update: It’s dead, Jim. Congrats to those who got in. Awesome deal. No time for full details. Go to AA.com. On limited dates from January into early March, American Airlines is offering award flights between Los Angeles and Auckland, New Zealand for 5,000 miles each way under the Economy Web Specials. Book. Right. Now. H/T: Spencer Howard of Straight to the Points and Doctor of Credit Quick Deal posts are intended to alert readers to deals…

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The exact value of CNB Crystal Visa Infinite Points

Points earned with the CNB Crystal Visa Infinite card used to be great for purchasing expensive flights.  With expensive flights, it was possible to get up to 1.31 cents per point value.  Sadly, that’s no longer the case.  As pointed out by Danny the Deal Guru, 1.2 cents per point is now the best you can get.  Unfortunately, the CNB website adds an automatic booking fee (explained below), so the real maximum value is 1.16…

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(EXPIRED) Buy Turkish miles from $0.02 each

Turkish Miles & Smiles is offering up to 50% bonus miles when you buy 4,000 miles or more. Today, they extended the sale through 10/30/19. With the bonus, you can buy miles from $0.02 each, which can be a great deal for Turkish’s many sweet spot awards. The Deal Buy Turkish Miles & Smiles miles with the following bonuses based on volume: Buy 4,000 miles or more, get a 30% bonus (2.3c per mile) Buy 20,000 miles or more,…

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(EXPIRES) Hertz offering 20% off free rental day rewards (free day from 600 points)

Hertz is offering a discount on free day awards when you book between today (10/21) and Friday, 10/25/19. The discount is good for 20% off the normal award rates and is good for bookings reserved by 10/25 for pick up by 1/31/20. The Deal Use fewer points than normal to book a Hertz free rental day reward when you book from 10/21 to 10/25/19 for pick up by 1/31/20 Direct link to this promotion Key…

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(EXPIRED) 25% transfer bonus to Flying Blue from Membership Rewards

Flying Blue is the loyalty program of Air France / KLM and through 11/30/19 you can get a 25% transfer bonus when you transfer points to Flying Blue from American Express Membership Rewards. The Deal Get a 25% transfer bonus when transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to Air France KLM FLying Blue miles now through 11/30/19 With the bonus, 1,000 Membership Rewards points = 1,250 Flying Blue miles Key Terms Minimum transfer is 1,000 Membership Rewards points. Redeem…

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(EXPIRED) 33.3% transfer bonus from Capital One to Qantas

Capital One is offering a transfer bonus on points transferred to Qantas. This bonus began last month, but we just realized that we never covered it. For those interested, this transfer bonus is available through October 31, 2019 and can present decent value. The Deal Capital One Venture, VentureOne, Spark Miles and Spark Miles Select cardholders can get a 33.3% bonus on all miles transferred to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program by 11:59pm Eastern time…

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