Free Giveaway Friday, Delta Surcharge Relief, & Platinum Card non-News

1. Your Platinum Card's Membership Rewards will drop in value for Pay With Points redemptions on February 15, 2013 from 1.25 cents to 1 cent. This is pretty close to not being newsworthy, since Pay With Points is a bad deal at 1.25 cents. I'd rather transfer to Avios, Hawaiian Airlines, or even top off a Delta account before buying a cash ticket with Membership Rewards.

The Points Guy reports that you can call AMEX to cancel your Platinum card until December 30 at 800-525-3355 and receive a prorated refund of the $450 annual fee.

Free Giveaway, 15 AA Miles per Dollar for Breast Cancer Donation, Always Get Southwest Group A

There are some great deals and tips kicking around the web that were already written up perfectly. I have added a few notes, and hopefully the aggregation will be useful.

1) Mile Nerd flags the opportunity to earn 15 American Airlines miles per dollar on donations during October--Breast Cancer Awareness Month--to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Donate through the link on this page. Full terms and conditions:

If you were already intending to donate, this is a great deal.

Free Giveaway Friday

Greetings from Chicago. For those of you in town for the Seminars, I updated my schedule to reflect the fact I will be volunteering to help with check in today from 4 PM - 5 PM.

Wednesday's winner of the gogo pass was David S.

Free gogo Inflight Internet Pass Giveaway

Last Friday's winner of the gogo pass was David C. Lucky him: he can read MileValue for free from 35k feet.

A generous reader, James, offered me two more passes to give away, so I'm giving another one away in this post.