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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!

For more information, see Radisson Stay One Night Get One Free Night. For Tahsir’s follow up, see Incredible Free Night Availability.

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!

Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus earn up to $50 in statement credits towards grocery store purchases within your first year of account opening.

Just getting started in the world of points and miles? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for you to start with.

With a bonus of 80,000 points after $4,000 spend in the first 3 months and 2x points earned on dining and travel spend, this card truly cannot be beat for getting started!


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