Air France-KLM Flying Blue – February Promo Awards for you

Air France-KLM Flying Blue February Promo Awards For May 1 – June 30, 201820% to 50% off the usual number of miles required (although sometimes the discount is capped at 25%).

Here are the eligible routes for March 2018 Promo Awards

Note

Europe should include all the following countries:

Europe 1 – Sweden, Malta, Austria, Balearic Islands, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain , Norway, Portugal

Europe 2 – Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg

Europe 3 –  Cyprus, Canary Islands, Croatia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Albania, Algeria, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Macedonia, Moldova, Morocco, Poland, Romania, West Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Libya, Lithuania, Latvia, Tunisia, Ukraine.

Flying Blue has changed the taxes & mainly fuel surcharges that it collects for award tickets making economy awards a better deal than they used to be. The fuel surcharge that Air France-KLM  called “carrier imposed international surcharge” is capped for premium economy, business, and first class flights as well.

Terms & conditions apply:

1. In the event that a technical problem occurs when reserving the promotional fare or if the reservation cannot be finalised, the Flying Blue member must log on to the site and repeat the procedure.

2. This award ticket may be used on connecting flights within Europe and on connecting flights from Europe to long-haul flights and vice-versa.

3. Flex Award are not included in the Promo Award@ offer.

4. These promotional Promo Award@ may not be modified, cancelled or refunded.

5. Promo Award@ are available for one-way tickets and round trips.

6. Reservations must be made exclusively on www.klm.com or www.airfrance.com – except for bookings for children, minors & infants, who are not authorised to book an award on the website.

 

Get a Chance to Win a Trip to a Spring Training Baseball Game 2018

Get a Chance to Win a Trip to a Spring Training Baseball Game 2018

Another season of baseball is almost here, Delta Air Lines is giving you the chance to win a trip for you and a guest to fly to see a baseball game during spring training including hotel accommodations, domestic round trip airfare and more.

However, you must complete a registration form — depending on the team which you want to see. Until Friday, March 9, 2018 to enter the Delta Fly Away Sweepstakes in order to be eligible to win.

You can enter sweepstakes via the Internet, as no other method of entry will be accepted, and the maximum limit is one entry per person, per household & per e-mail address.

Teams for which you can register to see in action during spring training by completing the following forms with your city, state, ZIP code, address, first name, last name, date of birth, mobile telephone number & a valid e-mail address include New York Mets & Atlanta Braves.

About the prize:

Retail with an approximate retail for $1900 will be awarded to one winner who will receive the included prize:

  • 1 gift card worth $200.00 to cover meals — subject to the terms & conditions associated with its use
  • 2 tickets for the winner and his or her one guest for one 2018 Atlanta Braves or New York Mets spring training game played in the host city
  • 2 round-trip flights in the economy class cabin on airplanes operated by Delta Air Lines between a major airport which is served by Delta Air Lines nearest to the residence of the winner and an airport near the location of spring training for the Atlanta Braves or New York Mets in Florida
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in one standard double occupancy room at a hotel property in the host city
  • The opportunity for the winner & his or her one guest to receive a behind-the-scenes look at the New York Mets or Atlanta Braves on the date of the game

Tearms & conditions apply:

  • No payment or purchase is required/necessary to enter, play, win or claim a prize & a purchase or payment will not increase your odds or chances of winning.
  • Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States — including the District of Columbia — who is a min of 18 years age at the time of entry; except in the case of legal residents of certain states in which the legal age of majority is greater than 18 years of age.
  • This sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport and in Florida is not included in the prize.
  • The sponsor reserves the right to award ground transportation in lieu of airfare if the winner resides within 75 miles of the host city and any difference in value will not be awarded.
  • The winner and his or her guest must travel together on the same itinerary.
  • All costs & expenses associated with acceptance of the prize and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to ground transportation costs, gratuities meals & other expenses incurred by accepting the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.
  • The prize can neither be assigned nor transferred, with no cash redemptions except at the sole & absolute discretion of the sponsor.

Select Official Rules:

Make sure that you read all of them carefully & agree with them before participating in the sweepstakes — which include but are not limited to these dealing with the topics of:

 

  • Cancellation or postponement of prizes
  • Substitution of prizes
  • How to find out the names of the winners
  • What can potentally happen in the event of a dispute
  • Burden of proof of submission of entry
  • Typographical errors
  • Privacy and personal information
  • Release and limitations of liability
  • Selection and verification of winners
  • Winner notification procedure
  • Disqualification of participants
  • Criteria and restrictions pertaining to claiming and using prizes once they are won
  • Rights
  • Publicity
  • Tax liability
  • Technical issues
  • Legal waivers and statements
  • Unclaimed prizes

 

 

 

Save 10% On The Cost Of Virtually Any Qatar Airways Ticket

Save 10% On The Cost Of Virtually Any Qatar Airways Ticket

Epromotion code QRSUBSCRIBER & save 10% on the cost of an economy or business class ticket when you book on qatarairways.com by March 7, 2018 – even if travel is on a subsequent date.

10% discount the base fare (not including taxes and fees), so in reality the discount won’t quite be 10% of the overall fare.

Roundtrip Colombo to Philadelphia Qatar Airways business class fare low to $1,215

Use this for one of the Muscat to New York business class fares. When I entered “QRSUBSCRIBER” in the “Promo code” box.

The roundtrip business class fare Just 639.90OMR or $1,660 all-in.

No matter what kind of a Qatar Airways ticket you’re trying to book, this promotion is worth being aware of.

The one instance in which this may not be the best option is if you want to book a business class ticket originating in the US & have either The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN or The Platinum Card® from American Express. That’s because Qatar Airways participates in the Amex International Airline Program, which is available to those with either of those cards.

Amex Blue Business – 10,000 Membership Rewards for you

Amex Blue Business – 10,000 Membership Rewards for Both Parties with Referral

About the offer:

  • Each friend can earn: 10,000 Membership Rewards® points when use new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the 1st 3 months of Card Membership.

—— Must apply by July 25, 2018

  • Earn 10,000 Membership Rewards® points for each approved referral

—— Up to a maximum of 55,000 points per calendar year

——Must submit referral by July 25, 2018

The Card Benefits:

  • No Annual Fee
  • Free Additional Cards
  • The ability to spend above the credit limit, so Card Members can pursue growth opportunities quickly without making calls or paying overlimit fees
  • 1X Membership Reward® points on purchases thereafter
  • A 0% introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for up to 12 months
  • 2X Membership Reward® points on the first $50,000 spent each calendar year, with no category restrictions

Draw a conclusion:

  • Amex Blue Business Plus card has no signup bonus.
  • The new offer through referrals is almost as good as the signup bonus of 20K they offered at launch.
  • If you have a friend or family member you can apply through their referral & get a total of 20K points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilton – How to extend Diamond Status

How to achieve Diamond Status with Hilton

From Hilton Honors – To achieve or retain Hilton Honors Diamond status, you need to earn either:

1. 30 stays in a calendar year,

2. 60 nights in a calendar year,

3. 120,000 Hilton Honors Base Points in a calendar year

Who qualifies for the Diamond Status Extension

1. 500,000+ earned Base Points since joining Hilton Honors

2. At least 250 nights (reward or paid )

3. Must have 3 total years at Diamond status – the number of years do not have to be consecutive

4. Must have current Diamond status

What’s the Diamond Status Extension benefit

 

1. Request must be submitted by March 28, 2018

2. Diamond Status status extensions that are approved could be extended through March 31, 2019

3. One-time extension, use it only when needed

4. Fill out the extension request

If you’re one of those who enjoy the perk of your Hilton Diamond Status & have a slow travel year where you might not be able to keep your Diamond status,

now you have a chance to extend your status for another year.

 

 

 

$500 Bonus for New Accounts Available Online

Chase $500 Bonus for New Accounts Now Available Online

About the offer:

  • Get $200 for opening a new CHASE SAVINGS account, depositing a total of $15,000 or more in new money within 10 business days & maintaining a $15,000 balance for 90 days.
  • Get $300 for new Chase checking customers who open a CHASE TOTAL CHECKING® account & set up Direct Deposit.

Avoiding Fees:

Chase Savings $5 fee per month. Avoid the fee in the following ways:

  • When linked to a Chase Premier Plus Checking, Chase Premier Platinum Checking or Chase Private Client Checking account
  • At least one repeating automatic transfer of $25 or more from your personal Chase checking account (available only through Chase Online Banking)
  • $300 or more minimum daily balance

Chase Total Checking has a $12 fee per month. Avoid the fee in the following ways:

  • An average daily balance of $5,000 or more in any combination of qualifying linked deposits.
  • A $1,500 or more minimum daily balance in this account
  • Direct deposit totaling $500 or more made to this account

Terms & conditions apply:

  • Expiration Date:March 3, 2018
  • For checking bonus, make a direct deposit within 60 days of account opening. Your direct deposit needs to be an electronic deposit of your paycheck, pension or government benefits (such as Social Security) from your employer or the government.
  • For savings bonus, deposit a total of $15,000 or more in new money into the new savings account within 10 business days of account opening and maintain at least a $15,000 balance for 90 days from the date of deposit. The new money cannot be funds held by Chase or its affiliates.
  • Checking offer is not available to existing Chase checking customers. Savings offer is not available to existing Chase savings customers. Both offers are not available to those with fiduciary accounts, or those whose accounts have been closed within 90 days or closed with a negative balance.
  • If either the checking or savings account is closed by the customer or Chase within six months after opening, we will deduct the bonus amount for that account at closing.

Idea:

I have received this bonus in the past. Usually you need to have a branch nearby to complete the account opening process, but now it’s much easier since it can be done online. It’s a good opportunity for those who don’t have branches nearby or have to take long drives to open the accounts.

The bonus can be done once a year & wait at least 90 days since the last personal accounts bonus from Chase. Keep in mind that you WILL receive a 1099-INT for these bank bonuses and thus you will be taxed.

Draw a conclusion:

If you aren’t Chase checking/savings customer then Chase $500 bonus is as good as it gets when it comes to bank bonuses.

While the savings deposit amount is a bit high, I think it’s still worth it if you have $15,000 to leave in the savings account for three months. You can do this bonus once a yea & must not have had a Chase.

 

 

Sign up For A 140% Bonus On Purchased LifeMiles

Sign up For A 140% Bonus On Purchased LifeMiles

Wait 24 hours from the time you register until you buy miles through the offer to get the bonus. You should see the extra 15% reflected on the purchase since you’re eligible.

It is an opportunity to buy LifeMiles for as low as 1.375 cents each.

The follow examples of one way premium cabin redemption rates – no fuel surcharges on any awards:

  • US to North Asia in 1st class costs 90,000 miles
  • US to Europe in 1st class costs 87,000 miles
  • US to Southeast Asia in business class costs 78,000 miles
  • US to Europe in business class costs 63,000 miles

Keep in mind, this promotion can be a great value, especially for 1st class travel on Asiana or ANA. ANA 1st class between the US and Japan for $1,250 one-way is a pretty good value.

Business class between the US and Europe for $870

One catch is that LifeMiles doesn’t always have access to all the same space that other Star Alliance programs do.

Maybe you’ll do an online search to make sure the type of redemption you’re looking at is eligible.

Such as they often block awards in Lufthansa 1st class, all Air China flights, Austrian business class, etc. So at times it can be frustrating to find space, but given the great rate at which you can buy LifeMiles.

 

Earn 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors Points

Earn IHG Rewards Club Points When Ordering From Grubhub

About the deal:

IHG Rewards Club Members will earn 500 IHG Rewards Club points for their 1st ever Grubhub order & 250 IHG Rewards Club Points for every subsequent order.

Idea:

You can earn IHG Rewards Club points on Grubhub orders, the “only at select hotels” requirement potentially makes the deal less helpful.

Because intention seems to be that you’ll only earn points for orders that are delivered to IHG brand hotels. On the landing page listed above, typing in a city only brings up a list of IHG hotels.

Selecting the Holiday Inn Express Peachtree Corners-Norcross shows a list of local participating restaurants, with the hotel’s address listed at the top of the page.

The address can be changed,therefore I entered the address of a nearby Residence Inn (a Marriott brand) and received similar search results. More importantly, the blue banner offering IHG Rewards Club points was still displayed.

If you’ve never ordered from Grubhub, you can earn 500 IHG Rewards Club points on your 1st order, although you should order through the IHG portal after that for 250 points on subsequent food deliveries. Sign up at Grubhub & $7 off your 1st order of $15.

Terms & conditions apply:

  • You must enter a valid IHG Rewards Club Member number & complete an order on Grubhub.com or its associated app to qualify.
  • Any cancelled or fraudulent Grubhub orders, as determined by Grubhub in its sole discretion, will not qualify for any IHG Rewards Club points.
  • Any orders placed with Grubhub’s affiliated brands will not qualify.
  • Grubhub or IHG may modify or cancel this offer at any time.
  • IHG Rewards Club Members will receive the applicable IHG Rewards Club points approximately 4 to 6 weeks following a valid purchase on Grubhub through this Site.
  • Offer valid in the U.S. only & only at select hotels

 

 

Sapphire Preferred Bonus Increased to 60,000+ Points

Sapphire Preferred Bonus Increased to 60,000+ Points

The Chase Sapphire Preferred has had a sign-up bonus of 50,000 Ultimate Reward points when spend $4,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months,

but a new higher offer starting to awards 60,000 Ultimate Reward points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months.

Ultimate Reward points are valuable when transferred to partners like British Airways, Hyatt, United, Singapore, Southwest and more.

Transferring Chase Ultimate Reward points at a 1:1 ratio to the World of Hyatt in order to stay at family-friendly Hyatt resorts is a personal favorite redemption of mine.

The biggest barrier is that to get the Sapphire Preferred, you have to be under the Chase 5/24 cutoff, not have this card or any other Chase Sapphire card, not have received a welcome bonus for any Sapphire product in the last 24 months.

If you are new to this hobby, or simply haven’t had a Sapphire card in a while, this may be a great time to pull the trigger since 60,000 Ultimate Reward points are worth at least $750 towards travel if you use the points at 1.25 cents each, potentially more if you maximize partner award charts.

 

 

Refer 12 Friends to Acorns & Earn $1000

Earn $1000 (+$60) For Referring 12 Friends to AcornsJoining Acorns that you’ll need to provide you SSN since you are opening up an investment account. You’ll also have to securely link your bank account.

Sign up for the $1,000 bonus, and pass along your referral link to 12 friends & get them to invest a minimum of $5 for 30 days and you should qualify for the bonus. You’ll also receive the standard $5 for each friends who joins & deposits $5 for a total of $1,060.

Key points:

  • Friends sign up and invest by February 28, 2018
  • Referrals will be paid out by March 15, 2018
  • Referrals must invest a minimum of $5 & keep it for a minimum of 30 days to qualify for the $1,000 bonus

You can set up small recurring transfers, “round up” your spare change on purchases, even a “Found Money” option that works similar to an online cash back portal, skimming previous transactions from your linked account & automatically investing in your Acorns account just by naturally shopping at some of the participating partners.

Nominal fees

  • No fees if you’re under 24 or are attending college with email address
  • 0.25% if you invest more than $5,000
  • $1 per month if you invest under $5,000