Should you buy United Miles with a 25% bonus?

Should you buy United Miles with a 25% bonus?

United just sent out emails with a (targeted?) offer to buy miles with a 25% discount. Hurry, purchase award miles now and save up to 25%. Wherever your next inspiring journey may take you, you can buy enough miles to get there sooner. For a limited time, save 25% on the purchase of 15,000 MileagePlus® […]

Posted on May 14, 2013 by in United Mileage Plus

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What’s the Best Use of 20,000 AAdvantage Miles?

What’s the Best Use of 20,000 AAdvantage Miles?

I've previously outlined certain circumstances where using 20,000 or less United Mileage Plus miles could be better than booking with cash. I'll recap again here: – Booking Costly Last Minute Travel – Booking Not So Last Minute Travel but Travel Still Costly – That Mileage Run You Booked Several Months Back but Took a Bump […]

Posted on May 14, 2013 by in AAdvantage

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Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur Review

Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur Review

Introduction (Rate, Brand) The Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur is a new gem in the Hilton award chart. It requires 10,000 points or 4,000 points and 106 MYR ($35.50) a night. Kuala Lumpur is a very competitive hotel market where even the Ritz Carlton often has packages for under $150. But I'm a Hilton Diamond […]

Posted on May 14, 2013 by in Hilton Honors

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3,500 Delta Skymiles (or 2,000 United/ US Airways miles) almost for free with Sharebuilder

3,500 Delta Skymiles (or 2,000 United/ US Airways miles) almost for free with Sharebuilder

ThePointsTraveler links to a recent Flyertalk post about the Sharebuilder offers for new accounts. I have signed up for Sharebuilder before and the miles always posted on time. The post on Flyertalk also points out that you can most likely expect 3,500 Delta Skymiles if you just appear as a Delta Elite. ThePointsTraveler also highlights […]

Posted on May 14, 2013 by in Delta Skymiles

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PlasticJungle shutting down

PlasticJungle shutting down

PlasticJungle just announced the closure of their site: The team at Plastic Jungle would like to thank you for your participation in our gift card programs over the past seven years. Since 2006, Plastic Jungle has been a leader in providing you with great deals on gift cards in a secure marketplace. As our business […]

Posted on May 14, 2013 by in AAdvantage

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Conrad Koh Samui Hotel Review

Conrad Koh Samui Hotel Review

The Conrad Koh Samui was one of THE default choices to redeem your Hilton Honors rewards points before the recent Hilton Honors devaluation. Rates on hilton.com hover around $850 – $1,200 for the property depending on the season. I'm not sure if enough people pay these rates or if they sell for less through tour […]

Posted on May 10, 2013 by in Hilton Honors

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