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Now book Finnair with Alaska miles

Alaska Airlines began a partnership last year with Finnair that has allowed for mileage earning, but as of today they have finally added the ability to redeem Alaska miles on Finnair. The rates aren’t particularly good, but with the ability to add a stopover they aren’t terrible either. Flying to Europe via Finnair won’t be the best use of Alaska miles, but awards between Europe and Asia or from the US to Helsinki to Asia come…

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Marriott Warning About Outages From August 15-19

With the launch of the new Marriott Rewards program on August 18, it’s not surprising that they might have some systems issues along the way. Marriott is proactively sending out warnings that outages could be somewhat extensive, with disruptions expected from August 15-19. In typical fashion, the issues are dressed up as something good with the heading: New benefits are worth the wait. Manage your account and reservations before planned, temporary disruptions starting August 15.…

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Expedia To Power Chase Travel Portal

Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal

Chase has announced that starting from today with some of their cards, Expedia will be powering their travel portal. The news came via CNBC, which reported that Chase Freedom cards were upgraded to the new system today, with their other Ultimate Rewards-earning cards being moved over in the coming months. Seeing as you can only redeem points for 1c with Freedom cards, this isn’t too exciting for now. Once the Sapphire cards have been upgraded…

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Priority Pass adds restaurant at Boston airport

Priority Pass has added a new restaurant where you can use your membership to get $28 in credit per person (depending on the guesting policy of your card): Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill in Terminal C. Note that Priority Pass is restricted to visiting between 2pm and 8pm and guesting privileges are also restricted at this location. Still, it’s a good option if you’re flying out of Terminal C. Here are the key terms for this location: The…

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Membership Rewards to add Aer Lingus as a transfer partner

British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus “share” the currency called Avios, though each program has its own award chart and loyalty program. It has long been theoretically possible to move Avios between your accounts in each of the three programs (British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, and Aer Lingus AerClub), but many people have had difficulty in doing so. Later this month, it will get a little easier to accumulate Aer Lingus Avios since they are…

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105K + $50 IHG Premier offer

The Chase IHG Rewards Club Premier card is offering an increased new cardmember bonus of up to 105,000 IHG Rewards Club points after making $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months — plus you can get a $50 statement credit after first purchase. That’s the highest we’ve ever seen on an IHG credit card, which makes it worth a look if you’re after IHG points.   The Deal Earn 100,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in the first 3…

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Amex Offers multi-tab trick still not dead, but deader than before

This is a quick update to Nick’s post yesterday: Not totally dead: Some Amex Offers still loadable to multiple cards.  In that post, he documented the results of some experiments I had run when trying to load Amex Offers to multiple cards in my name via the multi-tab trick (see Nick’s post for an explanation). I had reported to Nick (and he had posted) that the following offers worked with the multi-tab trick: Tripfuel Shutterfly…

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Three Radisson Rewards 100K Winners!

Three winners have been selected for the Radisson Rewards giveaway that we announced last week.  Each will receive 100,000 points! I’ve emailed all three winners, and two have already responded with their Radisson Rewards numbers.  Hopefully the 3rd will reply within 24 hours of my email.  If not, I’ll pick a new winner (I imagine most readers are hoping for this option!) Winners were picked randomly, but for those curious, here were the winning entries…

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Citi Price Rewind limit to remain until 2019?

Several months ago, it was announced that Citi Price Rewind would become less generous. Specifically, the total limit for claims annually was scheduled to drop from $2,500 per year ($500 per claim) to just $1,000 per year in total claims (up to $200 per individual claim). Doctor of Credit reports that sources have confirmed that the $2,500 total cap will remain until January 1, 2019 (capped at $200 per claim), though we haven’t yet seen clear evidence from Citi’s…

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