A weekend trip across the country is now affordable – assuming nothing-out-of-pocket is in your price range. Here’s how to get a round trip ticket and a night stay in a swanky hotel for zip, zilch, nada.
If you and your significant other, gal-pal or homeslice each get a Starwood Preferred Guest card and meet the spending requirement – you’ll have enough Starpoints for two round trip flights and two hotel nights.
I type from experience. I have the Starwood Preferred Guest Card and did this promotion. It’s great! I also did the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express – which you can do even if you don’t think you are a “business”. The screen capture below to shows you how to fill out that form. Here’s the scoop:
Another reason I am smitten with those cards is because I can instantly transfer their Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United & Southwest Airlines precisely when I need the miles. A few weeks ago, I did a test drive and grabbed a few screen captures below to show you it’s for reals.
This gives tremendous flexibility if you need a few more miles for a flight on one of those airlines. It also refreshed my airline miles’ expiration date. Screen Captures –>
Just a quick mention about two current airline offers for TWO FREE FLIGHTS. Go getcha one now!
This is billed as “Two Free Flights” but the 50,000 Southwest bonus points can be stretched to many more round-trip flights. For example, I just plugged in a random mid-January trip from Burbank to Las Vegas that is 5,880 points – round trip. Big Bonus-Point Bang!
I don’t suggest things unless I think they are a good deal, and more often than not, are things I have done myself.
Last week, I got the Chase Ink Bold card and made a purchase. Today, I received my single purchase bonus of 25,000 points worth $250 cash or $312.50 in travel – tax free! It really is that easy. See my statement below.
UPDATE: That offer changed on 11/13/12. The single purchase bonus of 25,000 points went away. The new offer is 50,000 points for spending $5,000 in first three months your card is open. Check it out here.
You can earn FIVE points for every dollar spent on internet, cable, phone bills and at office supply stores. That’s the equivalent of 5% cash back or 6.25% back for travel booked through Chase online. To make it easy, I signed into my online accounts for DirecTV, Sprint, Vonage and Time Warner and switched my automatic bill payment credit card to the Chase Ink Bold card. I also bought a couple $500 Visa Gift cards at Office Depot – which also qualify for 5x points. Here’s my statement which details everything:
A good friend of mine passed away suddenly last week (see video below). Just like when I flew to see my dying dad, I needed a plane ticket asap. Instead of buying a ticket for $1,102, I used Delta frequent flyer miles that I have been saving. Delta frequent flyer miles never expire.
I suggest that all adults have frequent flyer miles in reserve for such emergencies.
Don’t compound a huge personal loss with a huge financial loss. An airline “bereavement fare” is only a slight discount off the expensive ticket. Bereavement fares are for close family who must be there – not friends. Basically, if you aren’t mentioned in the obituary or married to someone who is, don’t expect to get the discount. Airlines have requirements that must be met and they call the funeral home to confirm. Even if I qualified to get the bereavement fare, Delta told me that it would still cost an even $1,000.
You can quickly earn 30,000 Delta frequent flyer miles (more than enough for a flight) with a Delta SkyMiles Gold Amex card for Personal as well as one for Business use. You can get BOTH and end up with 60,000 bonus miles. Here’s how to fill out the application if you aren’t an “official” business.
This offer has expired. Click HERE for the latest and greatest, most up-to-datest offer!!
United just announced that they will be discontinuing this offer. This is the easiest way to get more than enough miles for a free flight. All you need to do is use the card one time, and you’ll get 25,000 miles. Get another 5,000 miles for adding an authorized user (even if you don’t actually give a card to the person you named in the application). That’s 30,000 miles for buying a pack of gum, or whatever floats your boat. No annual fee, free checked bag for you and a companion on your reservation Sometimes they kill these off even sooner than later, so if you want the deal, and it is great, apply right now!
Thursday, June 7th, is the last day to get the British Airways card worth up to 100,000 Avios Points. In plain plane English, half of that many points will get you a round trip from Los Angeles to London. You get those for making just one purchase – of anything anywhere!
To get in the mood to personally congratulate the Queen on 60 years of throne-sitting, might I suggest using your British Airways card to buy some Yorkshire pudding, crumpets or Jammie Dodgers – go nuts! APPLY today before it goes away! ”Read More” for more details.
Ahhh… Classic Chinery. Here’s a quick and easy way to get 60,000 American Airlines frequent flyer miles. That’s enough for two free round trip Coach tickets or one First Class ticket!
Citi just rolled out its new CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard® which will give you 30,000 bonus miles after $1,000 in purchases in the first 3 months of cardmembership. Citi’s personal card, the Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® Visa Signature® Card has the same offer as well. Annual fees waived the first year on both cards.
Self-employed people can get the biz card and be considered a business. You don’t have to have a Corporation or LLC. If you just said, “A what?” don’t worry about it – you don’t need one.
You can benefit GREATLY, as I have, doing as little as you want. I am happy to help!
Airline: American, American Biz, Delta, Delta Biz, US Airways, AeroMexico, Korean Air, LAN, Luftansa, Virgin America
Hotel & Misc Travel: Hilton, Starwood Personal and Starwood Business
Cash Back: Citi Dividend Platinum Visa, Discover it, Fidelity Amex
• Do you yearn to drive on the left side of the road without getting a ticket?
• Do you pester your spellchecker with words like humour, colour and recognise?
• Do you pronounce every letter in “Aluminium”?
If so, this is a chance for you to get your Pip-Pip and Cheerio on – for a trip to London!