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Should you play the amazing JetBlue points match deal?

JetBlue points match deal

JetBlue is currently offering to more than match your Virgin America Elevate point balance, up to 75,000 points.  JetBlue points are best used to pay for JetBlue flights.  Virgin America points are valuable not just for Virgin America flights, but also for flights on partner airlines: Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Hawaiian Airlines, and Singapore Airlines. The basic idea of the deal is that you have to send JetBlue a screenshot of your Virgin America…

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The Ultimate Guide to JetBlue’s points match deal

JetBlue’s points match deal

Intro: JetBlue’s points match deal is arguably one of the best non-credit-card related deals we’ve seen in years.  While the deal itself is simple, figuring out the best way to “play the deal” is not.  Due to the very short amount of time available, I decided to publish this guide immediately despite it being a work-in-progress.  My plan is to follow up with additional strategy posts, and to update this guide as we go along……

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Convert 80,000 Marriott points into 100,000 Alaska miles (1.3% guaranteed)

convert Marriott points to Alaska miles

In case there was any doubt, let me be clear from the start: 99% of this post is wishful thinking… Given that Chase is currently offering 80,000 point signup bonuses for both their personal and business Marriott cards, and in light of the news that SPG points are now transferable to Virgin America, I thought it would be fun to play “what if…” Step 1: Convert 80,000 Marriott Rewards to 40,000 Starpoints Now that Marriott’s…

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The 2X everywhere Alaska Mileage Plan card?

2X everywhere

In the recent post, “How to play the Alaska / Virgin America deal,” I argued that the impending Alaska Airlines / Virgin America merger would lead to a conversion of Virgin Elevate points to Alaska Airlines miles at an attractive 1 to 2 ratio.  I believe that Virgin Elevate points are considered to be twice as valuable as Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for the following reasons: Transferable points programs transfer 2 to 1 to…

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How to play the Alaska / Virgin America deal

Alaska Virgin America

It’s official.  Alaska Airlines is buying Virgin America.  And, the question on my mind, of course, is how can we make the most of this? Virgin America points are arguably worth roughly two times Alaska’s Mileage Plan miles.  How do I get that number?  Look at my Transfer Partner Master List.  There you’ll see that the transferable points programs that transfer to Alaska Mileage Plan (SPG and Diner’s Club) do so 1 to 1, whereas…

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