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Tim Steinke

Tim Steinke
My wife Erin and my first big journey together went around the world in 100 days for our honeymoon, a trip in which I had one car accident and got one speeding ticket in every country that we visited (I think that I may still have an arrest warrant in New Zealand for an unpaid ticket, but we’ll keep that between us). We currently live in one of the few corners of Washington State where you can still MS Staples Gift Cards at Safeway; we own a winery, ski after work and hike as much as our elderly knees will let us.
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(EXPIRED) United Saver Awards to Hawai’i starting at 6,900 miles one-way

United Airlines Mileage Plus is offering some incredible deals on economy fares to/from Hawai'i from both the US West and East Coasts.  Fares seem to be the best to/from Maui and to/from LAX, but...
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(EXPIRED) Buy Virgin Atlantic Points with a 60-70% Bonus

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is offering a tiered bonus on purchases of their awkardly renamed "Virgin Points." Until March 11th, all Flying Club members can get up to a 60% bonus, while Silver and...
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(EXPIRED) JetBlue one-day Fare Sale: prices starting at $22/2,000 points

Update 2/11: JetBlue is back again with the same great award prices that we saw on Monday. This is ostensibly "day 5" of their 22nd Anniversary sale, but it looks like most of the...
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(EXPIRED) Amex Offer: $75 off $250 spend with Delta Air Lines

Update: Readers report having multiple offers available: $100 on $300, $75 on $200 and $100 on $350. Check those cards!  (h/t: tjp74) there is a new targeted Amex offer that gives $75 back on a $250...
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(EXPIRED) Stash Investing and Swagbucks: Earn $60 back with a $5 deposit

Stash is one of a plethora of new investing sites/apps that gives beginning investors a straightforward way to easily start a portfolio (albeit with a monthly fee of $1).  SwagBucks currently has an offer...
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(Update: awards on Alaska metal devalued as well) Alaska Mileage Plan: AA awards to...

Update: Loyalty Lobby reports that Alaska has now posted notice of increased top-end prices for awards on Alaska metal as well.  The increases affect flights that are longer than 1400 miles and will be...
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(EXPIRED) United Mileage Plus 30x at Teleflora, stack with Amex Offer for up to...

Valentine's Day is coming soon and so it's time for the annual floral offers to bloom. United Mileage Plus has a new offer of 30x United Miles on all Teleflora purchases through the UMP...
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(EXPIRED) More Delta SkyMiles awards on sale: US to Spain/UK from 32k RT, Northeast...

Delta continues their recent series of unadvertised flash-sale award drops.  This time, we're seeing prices from US to both the UK and Spain from 32,000-38,000 SkyMiles roundtrip in Main Cabin.  Additionally, there is drastically...
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(EXPIRED) Best Buy: Get up to $145 in free Best Buy gift cards with...

Best Buy has an offer that potentially stacks quite nicely with a Chase offer that some have found on their cards. When you buy a $100 or $500 Delta Gift Card, you get a...
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It’s time for a new IHG credit card strategy

IHG has been in the news over the last week, incredibly making Rewards Club seem almost...exciting? First, they announced revamped perks on the Chase IHG Traveler Card and the Chase IHG Premier that make...
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(EXPIRED) Radisson Rewards Americas: Stay 3 nights, Earn 30,000 points

Update 1/30/22 - The landing page is showing new terms for this promotion that specifically exclude award nights:  "Award Nights and Points + Cash redemption nights are not eligible to receive bonus points." Radisson Rewards Americas...
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(EXPIRED) [YMMV-call to get 35K as a new sign-up] IHG offering up to 35,000...

Update 1/30/22 - I’ve now spoken with two different Intercontinental CSR’s and both said that the 15,000 point bonus on paying in cash is only valid towards renewals. That said, both then offered to match...
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American Airlines Loyalty Points: Winning by Wine-ing

"It's because of American Airlines.  They have a promotion for Loyalty Points." The UPS driver stood there looking at me.  Well, looking at me and at the five boxes of wine on my front porch...
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Bilt Mastercard greatly expands ability to pay rent with no fees and earn rewards

A primary focus of Bilt Mastercard's launch last year was its novel ability to earn rewards by paying rent, a welcome addition to the points and miles universe.  Today, Bilt announced that it's greatly...

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