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Searching for Emirates sweet spots with non-flight awards

Even if you’ve never flown Emirates, chances are good that you have easy access to Emirates Skywards miles.  You have access to these miles because Emirates is a transfer partner with Amex Membership Rewards (1 to 1), Chase Ultimate Rewards (1 to 1), Capital One “Miles” (2 to 1), and Marriott (60K to 25K). In yesterday’s post, “Searching for Emirates sweet spots with partner airline awards,” I showed that it’s possible to use Emirates miles…

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Ideas for awesome Delta Vacations

If you have Delta SkyMiles, this week (through Friday 9/6/19) is the time to spend those miles.  Delta Vacations has extended their incredible promotion in which miles are worth 2 cents each towards vacation packages.  In many cases this means that you can purchase airfare, lodging, and sometimes even rental car and activities for less than you would normally pay in miles for the flight alone!  Even better, you’ll earn miles for these flights!  To…

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(EXPIRED) Delta Dream It Live It Experiences (time travel not included)

Delta is out with their 5th (and apparently last?) promo this week for their “Dream It, Live It” week.  Today’s “deal” is that you can bid on unique experiences.  I can’t figure out how this is different from the usual ability to bid on experiences.  At first, I was excited that they offered limited “time travel” (see image, below), but then I realized that I should read it as “limited time” travel.  Oh well.  As…

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Hunting down a free safari

Marriott Protea Hotel Kruger Gate Marriott Rewards sweet spot

When researching my post “The best stopover deals worldwide,” I came across a very interesting deal.  According to a couple of articles, Kenya Airways offered free safaris for those stopping over in Nairobi.  Here’s an example article: How to Get a Free Kenyan Safari I was pretty excited about this idea (especially for the 40K to Far Away Challenge) until I read the limitations: You must be traveling from London on Kenya Airways flight 101…

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The best stopover deals worldwide

A number of airlines and airports offer free tours and free lodging for those transiting through the airport on their way to somewhere else.  This can be a great way to turn an otherwise painfully long layover into a mini vacation of its own. We’ve scoured the web for the best deals, but we may have missed some.  If you know of any great stopover deals that we missed, please comment below! Istanbul: Turkish Airline’s…

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My secret weapon #40Kfaraway

Last week, Nick became the presumed favorite in the 40K to Far Away challenge when he revealed the greatest sweet spot award ever: 7.5K miles each way to Hawaii.  That deal requires Turkish Miles & Smiles miles.  And, of the three of us, only Nick can easily get those miles by transferring from Citi ThankYou points.  Neither Stephen’s Amex points, nor my Chase points are capable of transferring to Turkish. In response to Nick’s post,…

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Domes of Elounda: Amazing upgrade, No Regrets

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. At least, I always believed that long-standing maxim…before my stay at Domes of Elounda last week. The truth is, on arrival, I thought it seemed really nice…but not amazing. In fact, knowing that Greg had been disappointed about needing to cancel his reservation here, I said to him that my first impression was that he shouldn’t regret it too much. By the…

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Delta & Ticketmaster Announce Partnership, Earn 1x Per Dollar (3x Until 8/31/19)

Delta Ticketmaster

If you weren’t targeted for the StubHub Amex Offer but would still like to be rewarded for event ticket purchases, there’s a new Delta and Ticketmaster partnership that might be of interest to you. The Deal Earn 3 SkyMiles per dollar spent at Ticketmaster until August 31, 2019 and 1 SkyMile thereafter. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Applicable for US dollars or Canadian dollars. Miles are awarded based on the ticket price. Taxes, facility,…

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[Expired] StubHub Amex Offer: Spend $500+ & Get $100 Back (Targeted)

StubHub Amex Offer Spend $500, Get $100 Back

A new Amex Offer for StubHub appeared a few days ago which could be good if you want tickets for an expensive event or for those ticket resellers of you out there. The Deal Spend $500 or more in one or more transactions online at StubHub.com and get $100 back. Key Terms Expires July 31, 2019. Offer valid for ticket purchases via US website and merchant US mobile app only. Not valid for ticket sellers.…

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