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$386 to Hawaii round trip from anywhere in the US

A couple of days ago a reader thanked Nick for discovering and documenting how to book flights from the US mainland to Hawaii for only 7,500 points one-way.  She wrote that she was able to book her family of six for only 45,000 points! That’s ridiculously awesome.  And it got me thinking about the power of buying miles in select circumstances like these. But first, the basics… The trick to booking cheap awards to Hawaii…

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American Airlines Shopping Portal: Earn 500-2,000 Bonus Miles

American Airlines Shopping Portal bonus

Last week we shared about how the Alaska, United and Southwest shopping portals were all offering a Back To School bonus with various tiers of bonus miles. Somewhat belatedly, the American Airlines shopping portal is getting in on the act and is offering up to 4x bonus miles per dollar spent by August 18. The Deal Earn bonus miles when shopping through the American Airlines shopping portal: Spend $150 & get 500 bonus miles (3.33x)…

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(EXPIRED) BJ’s: Save Up To 20% On Select Gift Cards (Hotels.com, Southwest, Amtrak, Chipotle, Starbucks, Lowe’s & More)

BJ's sale

BJ’s Wholesale Club has launched a new sale today with a large number of gift card brands having discounts of up to 20%. With Southwest, Hotels.com, Amtrak, Lowe’s, Starbucks and more with good discounts, it might be worth ponying up the $10 for an online membership (or $25 if you’re ever planning on visiting in-store) to take advantage of this sale. The Deal Get discounts on the following gift card brands at BJ’s Wholesale Club:…

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How to book the cheapest flights with Chase Ultimate Rewards

Google Flights makes it easy to find super cheap airfare deals like the one pictured above.  Within Google Flights, simply enter your origin city and departure date and then enter a region as a destination (“Europe,” for example) and then you’ll be presented with a map showing low fares. Those with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card may then want to book these flights with Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  The reason?  The Sapphire Reserve card gives…

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Citi ThankYou points sweet spots [Added Australia / Oceania]

Update 7/22/19: We’ve now added Australia / New Zealand / Oceania sweet spots (last section before 4th night free). We will be adding Australia / New Zealand / Oceania sweet spots to our Amex Membership Rewards sweet spots and Chase Ultimate Rewards sweet spots posts today as well. A few readers recently asked us for a post outlining easy ways to get good value from Citi ThankYou points. While ThankYou points came out less valuable…

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(EXPIRED) Australia to Honolulu from $216 round trip

We don’t often cover airfare sales that originate outside of the United States, but this one could be paired with our recent Turkish Miles & Smiles sweet spot post to create a couple of really cheap trips to Australia — you could even pair a 2019 trip to Honolulu and Sydney with a 2020 trip to Honolulu and Sydney on the cheap. If you don’t mind flying in economy class and taking a stopover in…

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Finding United MileagePlus 5K Awards

I recently posted the fact that almost all award flights within Japan cost only 5K United miles one-way.  That’s cool both because 5K is a cheap price to pay and because it’s a cheap way to initiate a United Excursionist Perk.  That means that you can fly round-trip within Japan for 10K miles and, if you can fit it in-between those two flights, you can make your way to another country/region and fly for free…

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New: No change / cancel fees on Sun Country 60+ days in advance

Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines has announced that they will no longer charge fees for changes or cancellations made 60+ days in advance of travel and they are reducing fees for close-in changes. While Sun Country is niche airline with somewhat limited routes, it’s nice to see a move towards a more customer-friendly policy. As best I can tell from the information online, this new policy looks like it takes effect immediately. Here is the new…

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New offers for Delta & Carnival (check the details)

There are a number of recently-released Amex Offers available that are valid on travel, including offers for Delta and Carnival. If you have upcoming travels, it’s worth logging in to look for these and other travel-related offers — but the devil is in the details, so be sure to check key terms. The Offers Delta: Spend $200 or more, get $40 back Expires: 9/5/19 Key Details: Terms indicate that you can spend $200 in one or more qualifying transactions, so you…

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