Managing Points and Miles

New United Mile Play offer: check the United app (travel by 3/31/21)

New United Mile Play offers are now in play.  Here's what the Frequent Miler team found: Greg: Book and take a trip 2 times to get 13,000 bonus miles. Minimum $300 fare required. Nick:...

No, the Southwest Companion Pass doesn’t double the value of your points

Yesterday, Southwest Airlines announced an extension for some Companion Pass holders. They also announced easier requirements for earning the pass this year. In his coverage of the changes, Gary Leff at View from the...

Best uses for Virgin Atlantic points (Sweet Spot Spotlight)

Virgin Atlantic points are super easy to get.  For example, you can sign up for the Virgin Atlantic credit card (which currently has a 65K welcome bonus) and then average more than 2 cents...

Loyalty Alchemy: Convert Citi to Choice, 9K to 15K

I'll admit it... I'm a strange kind of geek.  I love dreaming up loyalty point transmutations.  These are techniques for converting one type of loyalty point to another, ideally with many confusing steps but...

(EXPIRED) 7500 Ultimate Rewards points with $99 Motley Fool subscription

Update 12/29/20: This deal is back (H/T: Reader NK3   The Chase Ultimate Rewards shopping portal is offering some customers 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points for signing up for a Motley Fool subscription (cost = $99). That's a potentially great...

Transfer JetBlue to Amtrak for up to 1.45 cents per point value

Who knew that you could transfer JetBlue points to Amtrak at a 2 to 1 transfer ratio? Benjy at MilesToMemories, that's who.  The trick is to use Points.com to make the transfer. Equal Transfer Value JetBlue...

Shop Your Way gift cards: Apple & Walmart gift cards return

Shop Your Way started its life as Sears' and Kmart's rewards program.  Over time it has branched out to become more of a general purpose rewards program.  It's possible to earn and redeem Shop...

Radisson extending certs to 6/21, points to 12/21, and status to 2/22

UPDATE 12/21/20: Radisson has updated these extensions: Point expiration suspension: We are extending our pause on the expiration of Radisson Rewards points. Any points that were set to expire between March 1, 2020 and December 30,...

Targeted Marriott Bonvoy promotions for bonus points / free night certs

Targeted Marriott Bonvoy promotions have been rolling out to earn additional bonus points and/or free night certificates with paid stays. I got one in my account that I intend to mattress run as I...

10K easy Hilton points with survey [YMMV]

I don't normally bother with the emails that say "share your opinion and get some free points!" because the points are rarely worth the time investment, but this week Hilton sent out emails to...

Chase Transfer Partners: Convert Ultimate Rewards Points to Hotel & Airline Programs

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are transferable to many airline and hotel partners. Below you'll find a complete list of Chase transfer partners (direct and indirect) as well as quick tips for best uses. Tips Read all...

Chase’s Secret Transfer Partners

Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred 1 to 1 to a number of airline and hotel loyalty programs.  At the time of this writing, Chase points transfer directly to the following: Airlines: Air...

(EXPIRED) Southwest travel funds conversion live & it’s a good deal

Update 12/15/20: Reminder that today (Tuesday, 12/15) is the last day to make this conversion if you have eligible travel funds (note that you would have needed to have canceled travel by 9/7/20 in order...

Chase to add Air Canada Aeroplan as transfer partner!

Within a press release about Chase partnering with Air Canada to release credit cards in the US, we've learned that Air Canada will become a transfer partner with Chase Ultimate Rewards "starting in late...

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