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Wow! Capital One miles now transfer & a huge bonus

In a move that even Miss Cleo couldn’t have predicted, Capital One has introduced a couple of huge new welcome bonuses (that require massive spend) and announced that miles earned on the Venture Rewards and Spark Miles cards will soon be transferable. This is huge news and a fascinating shake-up in the transferable currency game. It furthermore falls in line with this morning’s post about the opportunity cost of earning miles — though in this case, Capital…

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Choice Hotels Promo: Earn 5,000 Bonus Points For 1 Night (Must Book By Nov 13) – Targeted?

Choice Hotels 5,000 Bonus Points

Choice Hotels is currently running a new promotion every day for five days. Yesterday’s offer was a 25% discount on purchased points, while today they’re offering 5,000 bonus points when booking a stay that takes place by December 31, 2018. The important thing to note is that the reservation has to be made today (November 13) in order to get the bonus. The Deal Earn 5,000 bonus points when booking a stay at a Choice…

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JetBlue 20% Off Fares: Use Code HOLIDAZED (For Travel Nov 27-Dec 12)

JetBlue Holidazed Sale

JetBlue is running a two day sale offering 20% off the base fare when using promo code HOLIDAZED for post-Thanksgiving travel between November 27 and December 12. The Deal Use code HOLIDAZED to save 20% on flights between November 27 and December 12, 2018. Direct link to offer.. Key Terms Book by November 14, 2018 11:59 pm ET. Promo codes can only be redeemed online at Excludes departures on Friday and Sunday. Customers purchasing…

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Some awesome AA web specials: Austin-LA for 5K, LA-Hawaii 12.5K, more

American Airlines Planes

Is American feeling the heat from Delta flash sales? It’s anybody’s guess, but it seems that the recently-debuted “Economy Web Specials” weren’t a one-off. Gary Leff at View from the Wing reports on some much more interesting routes this time and availability that exceeds normal saver levels. While routes are still quite limited, they seem a bit more useful than the original list (and if this is a sign of regular flash sales to come,…

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25% off Choice points (buy nights from $66 / 0.825c per point)

Choice Privileges (the loyalty program of Choice Hotels, which includes brands like Clarion, Cambria Suites, Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, and more) is offering a sale on points good for 25% off on purchased points. While I wouldn’t recommend speculatively buying points, you can certainly save money in some instances with strategic use of points. The Deal Buy 5,000 or more Choice Privileges points and get 25% off Direct link to this promotion Key Terms Must buy 5,000 points…

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140% bonus on purchased LifeMiles [Targeted, Buy from 1.375c per mile]

Avianca LifeMiles is offering a targeted 140% bonus on purchased miles, which brings the per-mile cost as low as 1.375c per mile if you buy big. While I don’t generally buy miles, there are certainly instances where this could make sense. The Deal Buy Avianca LifeMiles and get a 140% bonus on purchased miles [targeted promotion] You can try this link and log in when prompted to see if you’re eligible Key Terms Targeted to select accounts…

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Nice AA promo for resellers: Snag up to 50K bonus miles

American Airlines AAdvantage is out with a promotion that sounds and looks confusing on the surface, but it will be fairly easy for resellers or those already intending to buy miles from American Airlines. I’d say that this promotion likely isn’t worthwhile for others, but you may be able to pick up a few bonus miles for stuff you would have done anyway. The Deal Earn up to 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles [direct link to this…

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Spending 1,250,000 Membership Rewards points better

After a couple of years as a miles-and-points blogger and a few more before that traveling in comfort that exceeded my occupation, you might assume that friends and family constantly pepper me with questions about how they can leverage credit card rewards and travel more or more cheaply or more comfortably. You’d be mistaken. I actually pretty rarely have a family member or friend reach out for help leveraging rewards. However, I did get one…

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(EXPIRED) $100 Southwest gift cards for $90 at eBay

eBay has a number of gift card deals today, including $100 Southwest Airlines e-gift cards for $90. While ten bucks might not seem like a huge savings, saving 10% on flights can add up if you’re buying a few cards. The Deal Get a $100 Southwest Airlines eGift Card for $90 at eBay (direct link here) Other gift cards are also on sale at eBay here (including AutoZone, Friday’s, Brinker’s, and more) Quick Thoughts At this time…

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