Transfer Hotel Points To American Airlines Miles And Get A 25% Bonus

Transfer Hotel Points To American Airlines Miles And Get A 25% Bonus

The AAdvantage program is running a promotion now through March 31, 2014 in which anyone who wishes to transfer hotel points to American Airlines miles will receive a 25 percent bonus on those miles. So if you’ve got enough Marriott or Hilton points to get 20,000 AAdvantage miles, you’ll end up getting 25,000 miles, which is enough for a round trip domestic flight. This can be a great deal if you have some hotel points lying around that don’t add up to enough for a hotel stay and you’re also working on building your airline miles collection. Maria has some 20,000 Marriott point left over from when she got the Marriott Rewards Visa Signature credit card. We used the first 30,000 for a stay at the Adagio hotel in San Francisco — a boutique hotel we can’t recommend highly enough — and I’m working on getting together enough American miles to get us to Europe and back in business class. So we’re planning to take advantage of this and transfer her points over to American and get 5,000 AAdvantage miles. That might not seem like a lot, but often the points that put you over the top toward something like an intercontinental business class ticket can be the most valuable miles you’ll ever earn! Related Posts: How To Get Two Roundtrip Frontier Flights for $69 Score $440 In Free Travel With Barclaycard Arrival Here are the details, straight from American Airlines’ email this morning: Now through March 31, 2014, when you convert your hotel points into AAdvantage® miles with participating partners, receive a 25% bonus on the number of miles you earn. Here’s an...

Get 1,750 Southwest Airlines Miles for Valentine’s Day Flowers at 1-800-FLOWERS

We reported earlier today that you can earn 30X American Airlines miles for every dollar spent at FTD for Valentine’s flowers, gifts, candies, etc. But if AAdvantage miles aren’t your thing, here’s another deal that’s almost as good. You can earn 1,750 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards miles for any order with 1-800-FLOWERS that’s $29.99 or more. Million Mile Secrets, a very trusted name in the miles game, values 1,750 Rapid Rewards miles at about $29, so you’re clearly looking at a great discount! Here are the details from the Southwest Airlines announcement: Don’t forget Valentine’s Day is this Friday! Send your loved ones a Valentine’s “Wow!” with flowers, gifts, and sweet treats from 1-800-Flowers.com®’s Family of Brands. Choose from a beautiful selection of arrangements and gifts and earn 1,750 points on each order of $29.99 or more*. Shop now or call 1-800-Flowers (1-800-356-9377). Make sure to mention the promotion code RR46 and provide your Rapid Rewards® account number. * Prices and discounts are exclusive of applicable service and shipping charges and taxes. Happy Valentine’s and Happy Miles Earning from Points of the...
30 American Airlines Miles Per Dollar On FTD Valentine’s Flowers

30 American Airlines Miles Per Dollar On FTD Valentine’s Flowers

American Airlines announced yesterday a special offer from FTD for AAdvantage frequent flyer members  which allows them to earn 30 AAdvantage miles for every dollar spent on Valentine’s Day flowers, toys and candies. We value American miles at around two cents a piece, so that’s like getting 60 percent off your flowers. And don’t worry, we won’t tell your special someone that you got all those miles. It’ll be our little secret. Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers also earn an additional 100 AAdvantage bonus miles from FTD with each transaction. The offer is valid through Feb. 15, 2014, in case you’re one of those that likes to run a bit late. If you’re not already an AAdvantage member, you can sign up here. Link: Shop FTD and Earn American Airlines...
Discover it: 18 Months No Interest & 5% Cash Back Make For A Great Offer

Discover it: 18 Months No Interest & 5% Cash Back Make For A Great Offer

You’ve probably seen the commercials by now promoting “real person” customer service, which is the real deal and a great feature of the Discover it credit card. But here’s the best part of the Discover it: 18 months no interest on balance transfers, 6 months no interest on purchases, and 5 percent cash back in rotating quarterly categories. Getting any sort of rewards back on a no-fee card is always great, and coupling this with the 18 month no interest balance transfer period makes this a great card for carrying a balance. However, there are a few different offers out there for the Discover it card, all of which have slightly different terms. These differing terms are important depending on how you intend to use the card.  18 Months No Interest on Balance Transfers; 6 Months on Purchases The first offer for the Discover IT card includes 18 months no interest on balance transfers, which can be great if you need to move balances off higher interest credit cards, which allows you to avoid paying interest on those balances for 1.5 years. Transferring balances is also a good way to improve your credit. Opening this card raises your total available credit — a key factor in your credit score. And assuming you make no more purchases, your total outstanding debt will remain the same, thus improving your debt to credit ratio and likely raising your credit score. However, this option only provides 6 months no interest on purchases, so if you’re looking to do a lot of spending, such as paying your taxes, another offer might be better for you. Full...
Target Credit Card Breach Suspects Arrested Near Texas Border, Local Police Claim

Target Credit Card Breach Suspects Arrested Near Texas Border, Local Police Claim

The Associated Press is reporting that two suspects in the Target credit card breach case may have been arrested in Mexico near the Texas border, according to local police in McAllen, Texas. From the AP report: A South Texas police chief says two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise this month. Federal officials, however, have said there is not yet any evidence to suggest a link between the arrests and the massive Target credit card breach last December during which thousands of customers’ credit card information was stolen from the retailer’s computer system. ABC News reports that “a federal official with knowledge of the case said there currently was no connection between the McAllen case and any ongoing investigation into the Target breach, but would not elaborate.” According to CBS News, McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez used cards containing the account information of local residents to buy merchandise at other retailers. Both Garcia and Dominguez are from Monterrey, Mexico. According to Forbes, the data leaked in the massive breach could contain data on Target shoppers that dates back as far as 10 years and include information such as phone numbers, addresses and email addresses. After the breach occurred, Target released information to customers about what the should do if they believe their card may have been compromised, including the following bullet points, which offer free credit monitoring to Target customers for one year. From Target’s official statement: We truly value our...
Travel + Leisure’s Costa Alegre Cover Story Is Everything That’s Wrong With Travel Writing

Travel + Leisure’s Costa Alegre Cover Story Is Everything That’s Wrong With Travel Writing

If you know me, you probably know that the area of Mexico’s western coast roughly between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo — know as the Costa Alegre — is one of my favorite places in the world. If you don’t know me or didn’t know that, well, now you do. So when Maria recently got me a subscription to Travel+Leisure magazine as part of a school fundraiser for our niece,  you can imagine my excitement when the first issue arrived in the mailbox sporting a cover story devoted to the region. But the article, titled “Mexico’s New Costa Alegre Hideaways,” is a new standard-bearer for all that is — or, I suppose, all that can be — wrong with travel writing. Here’s a sample from the author’s graf dedicated to Sayulita, a small surf town north of Puerto Vallarta that, despite occasionally being overrun with wealthy tourists bussed in from nearby Punta Mita, has nonetheless held on to just enough of it’s bohemian beach charm and $1 Pacificos to keep us coming back: We wander the wide streets past small candlelit restaurants and bars powered by generators and quirky design concepts. We choose one with swings affixed to tree branches instead of chairs. The Italian chef, a surfer by day, cooks homemade pasta on a small camp stove. His Spanish wife doubles as our waitress. It’s a challenge to eat seafood linguine in white wine sauce while sitting on a wobbly swing, but I applaud their effort to subvert the conventional dining experience. I’m pretty sure André Breton would have approved, too. Gag me with stick. Here’s the letter I wrote to the...
Earn Double United Miles On West Coast Flights With December 2013 MileagePlus Promotion

Earn Double United Miles On West Coast Flights With December 2013 MileagePlus Promotion

United has just announced that MileagePlus members can earn double miles on select West Coast flights now through the end of 2013. From the United Mileage Plus Announcement: For a limited time, you can earn double award miles when you fly nonstop between Seattle and any of the following cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland (Oregon) or Anchorage. To qualify for this offer, register and purchase before December 31, 2013, and complete your travel by May 31, 2014. To register for the promotion, all you need to do is head over to the United Airlines site and register. If the provided link does not auto-populate the promotion code, just enter it manually. The promotion code for the double miles on West Coast flights...
Amazon Prime Air: Drone Delivery Plan Revealed On ’60 Minutes’

Amazon Prime Air: Drone Delivery Plan Revealed On ’60 Minutes’

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed to “60 Minutes” on Sunday that his company’s R&D department is working on a new 30-minutes-or less delivery service that would employ the use of automated flying drones to deliver packages weighing up to 5 pounds, which Bezos said accounts for 86% of all purchases made on the site, according to The Huffington Post. Bezos told Charlie Rose that his more “optimistic” estimate was that “Prime Air,” as the new service will be known, could be available to customers in the next 4 to 5 years. Unfortunately, that’s not soon enough to use in conjunction with the current American Express $25 statement credit offer, but we’re confident they’ll have something new lined up by then. Watch the interview with Jeff Bezos below: Amazon Prime Air Test Flight...