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How I Turned $65 Free Play Into $44.75 After Casino Status Matching

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During our recent 40k To Far Away challenge, I spent a couple of nights in Atlantic City. I’d added this in to my plans as I wanted to status match from M life Gold status to Rock Royalty status in Hard Rock Casino’s Wild Card program. Status matching to Rock Royalty comes with a number of perks. The main one I was after was two free nights at their hotel, but those plans fell through…

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(EXPIRED) (Targeted) Earn 5x Delta SkyMiles On Ticketmaster Purchases (Ends 10/25/19)

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Delta and Ticketmaster announced a partnership a few months ago that enabled you to earn bonus SkyMiles when buying event tickets through Ticketmaster. That partnership kicked off with a limited time rate of 3x bonus SkyMiles per dollar, although that’s since dropped to 1x. Well, for the next few days that rate has, potentially, been increased to 5x which is significantly better than other shopping portals. I say potentially because this offer appears to be…

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(EXPIRED) Expedia: Save $20 When Spending $60+ On Activities & Using Promo Code ROAM20

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Expedia has released a new promo code that can save you up to 33.3% when booking activities through the site. The Deal Spend $60+ on activities through Expedia and save $20 when using promo code ROAM20. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Expires October 6, 2019. Quick Thoughts This is a decent offer if you can find any activities on Expedia that you’re interested in and which cost $60 or more. I took a quick…

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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

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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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