Tuesday, December 22, 2009

British Airways 100,000 Mile Credit Card Extended til 1/21/2010

There is a link that showed up on Flyertalk which extends the application deadline for the 100,000 mile bonus on a targeted basis until January 21, 2010. The link provided offers an application that is pre populated with the posters name and email address. I can't post that info.

If you have not yet taken advantage of this offer, here may be your last chance. What I'm suggesting is Google Chase British Airways credit card and find a phone number for the card application center. I'd call them and indicate that you want to be considered for the targeted offer.

If the phone call doesn't work, then I'd join the Executive Club program from BA and hope they send you a targeted email before the 1/21/10 deadline

You have nothing to lose but a few minutes of your time and possibly 100,000 miles to gain.

We also found this link this morning which does not have the targeted wording so you may have a better result.

Why are we going crazy about this British Airways card....100000 miles for only $2000 spent is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get crazy amount of miles. No, we don't work for Chase we are both just looking forward to spend the miles to go, well, almost anywhere... :) If your spouse, parents or significant others all sign up that's a LOT of miles....

Xmas in South Africa next year perhaps? 2 trips to Europe in 2010. All no problem with this incredible deal. Of course, please consider - are you able to spend $2000 in 3 months? Do you know somebody you has a large purchase coming up? Talk to them, use your credit card and let them pay off the balance with a check. DONE.... :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

FTD: 30 United Miles Per Dollar PLUS 1500 Miles Per Order

Now this is a great bonus offer.

For smaller orders, this United offer reigns supreme. A $30 order from FTD will earn 2400 miles. Worth it for the miles alone? Maybe not, since you have to pay delivery fees. But a darn bit better than buying miles directly from United, that’s for sure. Find the cheapest item on their website and order away.

Or just be sure to use this link for all of your holiday gift giving if you can get away with it.

Another 500 Priority Club Points

This is an old survey - not sure if you'll get those 500 points but it's worth a shot.
Four questions, easy as can be. 20,000 is the answer for elite status. And you get a second chance if you get it wrong.

Here is the link

500 Free Priority Club Points

Thanks to the Best Rate Guarantee Blog.

500 free points for 5 minute survey - remember 10surveys for 500 points gets you 5000 priority club points which is enough for a Pointbreak Hotel Night worldwide!

Chase British Airways VISA - HURRY!!!!

The Chase British Airways VISA offer for 50000 miles upfront for first purchase (stick of gum for me normally!) and another 50000 miles after spending $2000 in your first 93 days is still on but disappearing quickly. I predict it's only going to be around for a few more days and then disappear.

The normal offer is only 30000 upfront and nothing else. So get this now, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. 100000 can get you to lots of places!!!

Nadia and I both got the card and now we just have to wonder - should we go to South Africa? Europe (2x), Australia? The choices are endless. :)

GET IT NOW: LINK (this is the last link still working - it's going to be gone soon!)

Of course your credit is important so weigh your options/risk. Chase has always been good to us but please, please, please - don't carry balances with Airline Credit Cards - most of the time they have very high interest rates 24-30% and you don't want to be in a hole with them.
Use them wisely and just for Miles - get the most out of them and then, if you want, get rid of them.

US Mint deal might be over as well... :(

There have been numerous reports on flyertalk.com that the US Mint deal may be over. The US Mint, upset about people buying the coins for airline miles and then promptly depositing them, thus making the point of selling these coins to get them into circulation mute, has now changed their policy and are treating the purchases as a cash advance or cash equivalent. Some cards might still treat it as a purchase (like the British Airways Visa)..but it's not assured.

Cash advances on credit cards are bad news obviously. You accrue high interest as soon as you buy them. There has been some talk that some credit cards might still work while others don't. We will update you if we have a definite list. In the meantime, please use your card on regular purchases only.

It was a nice run while it lasted. Personally, Patrick got around 15000 miles from it all. A very moderate amount compared to the guy featured in last week's Wall Street Journal article about the US Mint deal (see here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126014168569179245.html) that got 800000 worth of coins. He's called Mr. Pickles and he's a legend in the mile-hunter community.

Another guy, called Pudding guy, who figured out how to make 250000 miles for only $62.50. He's quite the legend as well. Here's his story: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,996450,00.html

We'll never be a Mr. Pickles or Pudding guy but we'll try our best to always fly for practically free! :)

Hyatt offers 2500 United Miles per stay through Jan. 31st - REGISTER

Hyatt offers 500 base and 2000 miles bonus for stays between now and January 31st. Supposedly for United Elites only but register anyway. Its free and may work for all.

Here is the link

Set your earning preferences to airline miles not hotel points!
If you haven't joined Hyatt yet - go to http://www.freefrequentflyermiles.com/index.htm and check if you get any bonus for registering with the hotel program.

Citicard churn (25000 or 30000 AA miles over, and over and over again) might be over

On Flyertalk.com there's an ongoing discussion about this great American Airlines opportunity to come to a close. :( It's not confirmed yet but we will keep you updated. In the meantime, if you haven't had the 5 different Citicard AA credit cards, (Amex, MC, Visa for Personal & MC & VISA for Business) sign up and enjoy the miles.

10% off American Airline Flights until Feb. 28, 2010 - book by Jan. 31st.2010

10% Off American Flights from the ongoing Soccer Challenge Promo

This promo has been extended and now offers 10% off AA flights booked between now and January 31, 2010 and flown before February 28, 2010. It is good for up to 6 people.

Here is your link to 10% savings