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20% Discount on JetBlue Award Redemptions

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Book any JetBlue award by 11:59 PM ET tomorrow (July 25, 2014) for travel from September 2 to October 31, 2014, and you’ll get 20% of the points back in November or December 2014.

If you have Fall travel planned but not booked, this is a nice rebate.

You can transfer 250 Membership Rewards to 200 JetBlue points if you’re short of the award you want. With this 20% rebate on awards, that may make sense.

The highest value award is for Mint Class between New York and Los Angeles and, starting October 26, New York and San Francisco. You can get a fully flat bed in a fully enclosed Mint Suite for 34,800 TrueBlue points, plus you’d get 6,960 TrueBlue points back for use on a future flight.

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I wrote extensively about the amenities and price that make Mint “By Far The Best Deal on Domestic Business Class” so check out that post for far more information on why I’d take advantage of this rebate to book Mint Class.

  • What are the full terms and conditions of the 20% rebate?

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50,000 Rapid Rewards + $50 Statement Credit

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Commenters are not having success with calling in. Writing a Secure Message is still untested. If you want a 50k offer, just wait a few months. They pop up every few months.

I got an email from Southwest over the weekend with the subject “Get 2 Roundtrip Flights along with a $50 statement credit for EarlyBird Check-In” that advertised the best Southwest credit card offer I’ve ever seen.

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The offer is for 50,000 Rapid Rewards (worth over $700 in free Southwest flights) after spending $2,000 in the first three months after opening the account. In addition, the card comes with $50 in statement credits to offset EarlyBird Check-In on four Southwest flights.

  • Is this a good deal?
  • Is this a public offer?
  • What is EarlyBird Check-In?

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You Can Still Get 110,000 American Airlines Miles from a Single Sign Up Bonus

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Update 7/15/14: The link to the 100k application is dead again.

The strange saga of the Citi Executive AAdvantage World MasterCard with 100,000 bonus American Airlines miles keeps getting stranger. The good news is that the offer, after disappearing for three days, is back. You can still get 110,000 American Airlines miles from a single credit card sign up. That’s enough miles to fly anywhere in the world roundtrip on American Airlines partners.

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The saga:

  • January 2014: The Citi Executive AAdvantage World MasterCard’s sign up bonus increases from 60,000 to 75,000 to 100,000.
  • June 27, 2014: I wrote that the landing page for the 100,000 mile offer was gone but that a direct link to the card’s application (with no mention of the 100,000 mile bonus) still worked. Several readers confirmed getting the bonus through that link.
  • July 11, 2014: The direct link stops working. There were still offers available for 75,000 miles on the card.
  • July 14, 2014: The same direct link works again.  FlyerTalkers are reporting applying through the link, getting approved, and confirming with a phone agent that they are in line for 100,000 bonus miles on the card.

It is still be possible to quickly earn 110,000 American Airlines miles by getting the card and meeting its minimum spending requirement of $10,000 in the first three months, but there are major drawbacks to the Citi Executive AAdvantage World MasterCard that you should consider before getting the card.

  • What is the direct link to the Citi Executive AAdvantage World MasterCard application?
  • What is the full offer on the Citi Executive AAdvantage World MasterCard?
  • Can you get the card if you’ve had other Citi American Airlines cards?
  • Can you get this sign up bonus more than once?

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This United Award is So Cheap It Took Me an Hour to Realize It Wasn’t a Mistake

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United left one of the best values on their award chart when they devalued their chart in February.

You can fly between Southern South America–Brazil, Argentina, Chile–and Africa for 30k miles each way in economy and 45k miles each way in business class as long as your itinerary features South African Airways’ flights between Sao Paulo and Johannesburg.

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This is such a high value award that when reader Ryan pointed it out to me, we both thought it was a mistake. Ryan had searched for a September departure between Johannesburg and Santiago, Chile and the Saver economy award was 60k miles while the Saver business award was only 45k miles.

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At first I thought the price of the business class award was a mistake. After all, United’s chart lists the business class price between South America and Africa as 97,500 miles one way.

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But after about an hour of playing around on united.com, I figured out that the 45k mile price in business class between South America and Africa is not a mistake. It is the price United means to charge, and it’s a holdover from United’s last award chart.

  • Why did Ryan find economy on his route for 60k miles and business for 45k miles?
  • What is the key route that features the discounted price?
  • How is award space on that route?

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Will End in Hours! Frontier Offering $15 Flights from Washington-Dulles

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Frontier Airlines just announced 14 nonstop routes from Washington Dulles airport with introductory prices of $14.99 one way for tickets purchased today and flown by November 19, 2014.

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Of course, this will not be the “all in price” because as I reported a few weeks ago, Frontier now charges for carry on bags and checked bags. (You are still allowed one personal item for free.)

Still even after paying for a bag, this is an incredibly cheap deal for a one way flight.

I just priced out Washington Dulles to Tampa and found a $14.99 fare on my first try.

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And here’s a roundtrip for $29.99.

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Return Flight?

You can book a roundtrip with this deal, but fares are selling out fast. If you can only find one way availability at the $15 price, I say book it and work out the return later.

You can always return with Frontier miles on an award ticket. The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® is offering 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in purchases in the first 90 days.

Here are the new routes:

Atlanta 
Service begins: August 19, 2014 
Frequency: Tu/W/Th/F/Sa/Su

Charlotte 
Service begins: August 20, 2014 
Frequency: M/W/F/Sa/Su

Chicago-O’Hare 
Service begins: September 15, 2014 
Frequency: M/Tu/W/Th/F/Sa

Cincinnati 
Service begins: September 8, 2014 
Frequency: M/Th/F/Su

Detroit 
Service begins September 8, 2014 
Frequency: M/Tu/W/F/Sa/Su

Ft. Lauderdale 
Service begins September 9, 2014 
Frequency: Tu/Th/Sa/Su

Ft. Myers 
Service begins: September 9, 2014 
Frequency: Tu/Th/F/Su

Las Vegas 
Service begins: September 8, 2014 
Frequency: M/Th/F/Su

Memphis 
Effective: September 8, 2014 
Frequency: M/W/F/Su

Minneapolis/St. Paul 
Service begins: August 20, 2014 
Frequency: M/Tu/W/F/Sa/Su

Orlando 
Service begins: August 19, 2014 
Frequency: Daily 

St. Augustine, FL
Service begins: September 8, 2014 
Frequency: M/Tu/W/Th/Sa

St. Louis 
Service begins: September 8, 2014 
Frequency: Tu/Th/Sa

Tampa 
Service begins: August 21, 2014 
Frequency: M/W/Th/Sa

Have you booked any of these Frontier $15 fares?

(Hat Tip The Points Guy)

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14% Off Spring Flights on Frontier Booked by Thursday

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Frontier has announced a 14% discount on domestic flights bought by Thursday April 3, 2014 and flown by June 12, 2014 with promo code NOFOOLIN. Sale fares apply every day except Fridays and Sundays.

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This 14% discount does not apply to Frontier’s international destinations like Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

To get to those places, your best bet is to redeem 15k Frontier miles each way. You can get The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days, which is more than enough for a roundtrip anywhere Frontier flies or enough for two roundtrips within the USA.

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Big 14% Discount on Frontier Flights Booked by Thursday

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Frontier has announced a 14% discount on domestic flights bought by February 6, 2014 and flown by March 12, 2014 with promo code SUPER. (Blackouts: February 13, 14, and 17)

This 14% discount does not apply to Frontier’s international destinations like Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

To get to those places, your best bet is to redeem 15k Frontier miles each way. You can get The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days, which is more than enough for a roundtrip anywhere Frontier flies or enough for two roundtrips within the USA.

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Huge 18% Discount on Frontier Flights Booked by Tomorrow

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Frontier has announced an 18% discount on domestic flights bought by January 16, 2014 and flown by March 12, 2014 with promo code HURRYHURRY. (Blackouts: February 13, 14, 15, and 17)

This 18% discount does not apply to Frontier’s international destinations like Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

To get to those places, your best bet is to redeem 15k Frontier miles each way. You can get The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days, which is more than enough for a roundtrip anywhere Frontier flies or enough for two roundtrips within the USA.

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Don’t Miss: 13k Miles to Europe This Summer!

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Virgin Atlantic is back with another incredible discount on its economy awards to the United Kingdom.

For about 13k miles plus $100 one way, you can go from Boston, New York, Washington DC, or Chicago to London, Manchester, Glasgow, or Edinburgh.

For about 16k miles plus $100 one way, you can go from Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles or San Francisco to London, Machester, Glasgow, or Edinburgh.

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Roundtrip prices including miles, taxes, and fuel surcharges. Don’t worry, the out-of-pocket cost listed is incorrect.

The downside to Virgin Atlantic awards is that fuel surcharges are collected, but there are ways to take advantage of this deal while keeping your out-of-pocket cost to a minimum.

How can you book these 13k awards? What are the restrictions? How can you minimize fuel surcharges? How is award space? How can you get Virgin Atlantic miles for the trip?

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Get a $10 Statement Credit on Each of Your American Express Cards During Small Business Saturday

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Register all your American Express credit and charge cards today, spend $10 on each one this Saturday November 30 at a small business, and receive a $10 statement credit on each card.

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This is the easiest win-win-win promotion of the year. We get $10 statement credits for participating, small businesses get more business, and American Express gets great advertising.

How do you register for Small Business Saturday and its $10 statement credits? How have I used my statement credits in the past?

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Hurry! Deal Will Die in Hours! Lufthansa Award Space is Bookable on Two Flights From April 2014 to October 2014

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Update: I’ve booked myself Seoul to Frankfurt to Munich to Toronto to Los Angeles one way for 70k miles. The long legs are in Asiana First Class and Lufthansa First Class. I can check out the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt from whenever I get to the airport until 10 AM. I wish it were longer, but I am excited to have a chance to get inside.

As for the trip, I am thinking of getting to Asia on the Island Hopper plus Avios and trying to see North Korea.

Lufthansa First Class award space is currently bookable with United miles from April 2014 through October 2014. This is huge news because normally Lufthansa First Class award space is only bookable with partner miles 15 days before departure. I expect this glitch to be corrected within a few hours, but I expect all tickets booked to be honored.

Lufthansa is widely considered to have one of the nicest First Class products in the world, and they are one of the three carriers I want to fly as soon as possible!

One of the main reasons I want to fly Lufthansa First Class is to enjoy access to the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt. Booking today would give access to the First Class Terminal if you book the right routing.

Interior of First Class Terminal

Book now!

If you have any desire to use this award space, book now. You will be able to cancel for up to 24 hours with no penalty. You’ll get all your miles and taxes back. But I don’t expect this deal to last 24 hours.

More info on the routes with the available space, the products that fly those routes, and how to maximize the deal after the jump!

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Citi Offering 3 AAdvantage Miles Per Dollar on Gas, Groceries, and More. Targeted?

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Yesterday I got an email with the subject line “Earn 3X American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles | Enroll in one click!”

By clicking the button inside the email, I enrolled myself for 3 American Airlines miles per dollar at department stores, restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores through 12/31/13 on purchases made with my Citi AAdvantage card. There is a limit of 2,500 bonus miles ($1,250 in spending) on the promotion.

Clicking “Enroll with one click >” did just what it should have, taking me to this message.

Everyone should check your email for a similar email, and enroll with one click if you can.

But should you take advantage of the offer? Or are there more valuable cards on which to spend even after this bonus? What is the best current offer on the Citi AA card?

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Earn 18 JetBlue Points Per Dollar on Flights Booked by 9/10/13

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JetBlue has announced a 5x points promo on flights booked by Tuesday.

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Are Under-Categorized Hotels the Best Use of Hotel Points : Review of the DoubleTree Kuala Lumpur

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I am a lodging cheapskate. My ideal trip length is four weeks, so hotel bills would add up quickly. Right now I haven’t been in the US since February, so I’ve had to come up with creative ways to sleep cheaply.

But just because I’m a cheapskate doesn’t mean I don’t want to stay at fancy hotels sometimes too. I’m jealous that Rookie Alli has two nights at any Hilton worldwide. I have my own two free nights at Hyatts worldwide that I’ll be sure to use somewhere way outside my price range.

There is a third way, though, between the extremes of free ultra-luxury and cheap adequate accommodation: under-categorized hotels are a fantastic value play.

Free nights at hotels cost a certain number of points that are decided by which category a hotel places the hotel into. For instance, a Category 1 Hilton costs 5,000 points for a free night. A Category 10 Hilton costs up to 95,000 points for a free night.

The number of points needed generally tracks the quality, location, and price of the hotel, but some hotels are under-categorized and represent fantastic value with points.

Last night I stayed in one such hotel, the DoubleTree Kuala Lumpur, which is a Hilton Category 2 property that costs only 10k Hilton points per night.

Continue for my review with photos of the DoubleTree Kuala Lumpur and a rundown of all the freebies I got. What hotel award charts might have sweet spots? What are the best value free nights you’ve gotten?

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Are You Targeted to Earn Up to 2,500 Bonus US Airways Miles?

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The US Airways Premier World MasterCard is offering me 5 miles per dollar at grocery stores, drug stores, and electronic stores for the next three months via a targeted email. Check your inbox for the same or a similar offer.

What offer did I get?

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