You’ve put them off. Do these two things today to save yourself hundreds of dollars on future travel.
First, send 50,000 US Airways miles to a friend or family member. This will cost you $567.50. Have her send you back 50,000 at a cost to her of $567.50. Both your accounts will have 50,000 more US Airways miles than when you started.
You will have purchased miles worth 1.95 cents for 1.13 cents. You will have profited $407.50 worth of future travel.
You have to do this today because the 100% bonus on sharing miles that is allowing you to buy miles for 1.13 cents expires today. For full details, see Buy US Airways Miles for 1.1 Cents through 100% Share Miles Bonus. For US Airways award-chart sweet spots, see here, here, and here.
Second, sign up for the Radisson Buy 1, Get 1 Promo (Stay One Night, Get One Night). Book a Radisson or Radisson Blu in the US, Canada, or Caribbean today for a stay by 12/31/12. This should be a hotel you can easily check into, and a cheap one. Preferably, it will be a hotel night you can actually use. But if it isn’t, that’s fine too if the price is under $100. Look into a Cash & Points night to save even more money.
A few days after the stay, you’ll get an email saying you have earned a free night certificate. You can use this certificate at any Radisson or Radisson Blu in the US, Canada, or Caribbean by 12/31/13. You can use it any night there is a cash room available!
I put things off all the time. (I recently had to pay a $31 late fee and drive a week without proper registration because I put off sending in a check to DMV for no reason.) If you’ve done that on these promotions, thinking, “I’ll do that later,” later is now! Do it now.
You will reap $400 in free future travel from the US Airways promo and maybe $300 more from the Radisson promo. Each one will take under 10 minutes to participate in. If you have 20 minutes, you can get $700 in free travel. But only if you participate now!