News You Can Use – Save $25 off $200+ at NewEgg (Includes Airline & Hotel Gift Cards), Earn Virgin America Points at Airbnb, Bonus Hyatt Points, & More!

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1.   AMEX Offer – Save $25 off $200+ NewEgg Purchase (Includes Travel Gift Cards!)

Link:   Newegg AMEX Offer

Here’s another great AMEX Offer that can save you $25 off a $200+ purchase at NewEgg by December 31, 2015.  Including American Airlines and Hyatt gift cards!

NewEgg sells mostly electronics, but they also offer gift cards to many other merchants.  Getting $25 off a $200 purchase means you’re saving ~13%!

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Save ~13% on American Airlines & Hyatt Gift Cards. And Lots of Other Merchants!

To get in on this deal, use your synced Twitter account to tweet @AmexOffers using the hashtag “#AmexNewegg“.  If you haven’t synced your AMEX card before, read this post for instructions.

Watch for a response from @AmexOffers to confirm the offer has been added to your account.f

Or, sign-in to your American Express account and add the offer to your card.  If you have multiple cards, you could get the offer more than once.

Terms & Conditions

  • Purchase must be made at or
  • Not valid for purchases made at
  • You must spend a total of $200 or more before by December 31, 2015 to receive the statement credit (it does NOT have to be in 1 transaction)

Don’t forget to go through a shopping portal to earn extra miles, points, or cash back.  I check Evreward to see where the best deals are.  Sometimes gift card purchases are excluded, but it doesn’t hurt to try!

2.   Earn Virgin America Points for Airbnb Stays

Link:   Book Airbnb Stays Through Virgin America

Via The Points Guy, you can now earn Virgin America points when you stay with Airbnb.  To earn Virgin America points, you must book your stay through Virgin America’s Airbnb page.

New Airbnb users will earn 1,500 Virgin America points for their 1st stay.  And 1 Virgin America point per $1 they spend on subsequent stays through November 1, 2017.

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Earn Virgin America Points for Airbnb Stays Through November 1, 2017

If you’ve not a new user, you can still earn 1 Virgin America point per $1 you spend until the same date.

And if you’re a new Airbnb host, you could earn 20,000 Virgin America points for your 1st listing.

Virgin America has a revenue-based award program, which means the number of points needed for an award flight depends on on the cash price of the ticket.

Typically, Virgin America points are worth ~2.15 cents each.  So you’d get:

  • New User – ~$32 (1,500 Virgin America points x ~2.15 cents per point)
  • New Host – ~$430 (20,000 Virgin America points x ~2.15 cents per point)

Terms & Conditions

  • You must enter your Virgin America Elevate account number when you make your booking
  • Gift card purchases are excluded
  • You can’t combine this deal with any other Airbnb coupon or discount code
  • Only 1 Virgin America frequent flyer number can be added per reservation

This is a terrific opportunity to double dip when you use a card that earns bonus points on travel, like the Citi Prestige, Citi ThankYou Premier, or Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Or use your registered AMEX card to save $50 off a $100+ Airbnb purchase!

And it’s a good way to keep your points from expiring.  Virgin America points expire if there’s no activity in your account for 18 months.

3.   Chase Hyatt Bonus Point Promotion (Targeted)

If you’re a Chase Hyatt cardholder, check your snail mail!  You can earn 3,000 Hyatt bonus points by spending $3,000 or more on purchases with your card by December 31, 2015.

Registration is NOT required.

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Spend $3,000 on Your Chase Hyatt Card by December 31, 2015, and Earn 3,000 Bonus Hyatt Points

With the Chase Hyatt card, you earn:

  • 3X Hyatt points per $1 you spend at Hyatt hotels
  • 2X Hyatt points per $1 you spend on airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, car rentals, and restaurants
  • 1X Hyatt point per $1 you spend on everything else

Update:   This appears to be targeted.  If you haven’t received a mailer (or missed it), call the number on the back of your Hyatt card to confirm you’re eligible for the deal.

If you already use this card often, this is a great little bonus for your holiday shopping!  Check out my review of the card.

And read my post about all the other ways to earn Hyatt points!

4.   Time on Your Hands?  Earn Extra Entries Into New IHG Promotion

I wrote about IHG’s new Priceless Surprises promotion, where you can earn 1,000 bonus IHG points on your 1st stay.  And you’ll be entered to win prizes (some of which are worth $20,000+) with each subsequent stay.

According to Deals We Like, there’s an alternate method to earn entries into the sweepstakes part of the promotion.

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You Don’t Have to Stay at IHG Hotels to Earn More Entries Into Their Priceless Surprises Promotion

By mailing in a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper with your hand-printed full name, complete mailing address, day and evening phone numbers, valid email address, member number, the 1st 6 digits of your MasterCard (don’t worry, that will only tell what type of card it is), and date of birth (phew!) you can earn 1 entry into the contest.

You’re limited to 94 entries total (including those earned from IHG stays).  And you’ll have to mail each entry in a separate envelope (~$46 in postage).

Odds are 1:1.8 that you’ll earn 500 IHG points per entry.  And there are bigger prizes, like more IHG points, stays, merchandise, and trips for 2 to New York, Orlando, and Paris.

Update:   Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader DaveL for pointing out that 1:1.8 odds aren’t that great (~46%).  So this may not be worth it.

Here are the terms & conditions.

If you’ve got lots of spare time (and don’t mind investing ~$46), this could be an interesting way to possibly earn lots of IHG points.  But it’s not guaranteed!

This isn’t my cup of tea, but it might be yours!

If you decide to enter, good luck!  And let me know if you win.

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6 responses to “News You Can Use – Save $25 off $200+ at NewEgg (Includes Airline & Hotel Gift Cards), Earn Virgin America Points at Airbnb, Bonus Hyatt Points, & More!

  1. I could not find any information on the Hyatt promotion. How does it work? What is the start date for getting the $3000.

  2. So if you spend $3,000 on the Hyatt card you will get the normal 3,000 points and then an additional 3,000 bonus points? And if the 3,000 was spent at a Hyatt it will still qualify?

  3. Darius, you may want to clarify that the odds of winning the smallest prize (500 points) of 1:1.18 actually means, from JEM commenting on Deals We Like … Odds and Probability have this relationship:

    Odds = (# of Favorable Outcomes) : (# of Unfavorable Outcomes)
    Probability = F / (F + U)

    So the probability of winning on any single turn is:

    P(500) = 1 / (1 + 1.18) = 0.4587 = 45.87%

    ie, you can expect to win 500 points only about 46% of the time.

  4. @Vicki @jones – The promotion came in the mail and registration is not required. Spend $3,000 between November 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015 (in any category) and receive 3,000 bonus Hyatt points.

    I just called Chase and they said while registration is not required not all cardholders will receive the offer. I’ve updated the post to reflect that – sorry for any confusion! It might be best to call Chase and confirm you’re eligible.

    @DaveL – Thanks for the heads-up – I added your analysis to the post. This is probably not worth it for most folks, but some might enjoy taking a gamble!

  5. A close reading of the Terms & Conditions reveals that the limiting factor on the IHG sweepstakes is not the 94 entries, but the limit on 6 prizes (1 from category a and 5 from category b). My take on it is most people would get about 5×500 = 2,500 points.

  6. I did this in November and just got 7 emails back from IHG, on for each of 7 entries. Upon opening the email and clicking onto the site each one rewarded me with 500 points except for one which gave me 1000. So that would be 4000 points for 7 stamps and a little time.