I wrote earlier this week that American Airlines and US Airways would be merging their frequent flyer programs on March 28, 2015 (this Saturday!).
Now, the airlines confirm that the last day to book award travel with US Airways miles is TODAY, March 25, 2015, at 11:59 pm Central Time.
So if there’s an award ticket you want to book using US Airways miles (which will become American Airlines miles), this is your last chance!
Final Boarding Call for Booking Award Tickets With US Airways Miles!
Should to rush to book an award before your US Airways miles become American Airlines miles? Let’s find out!
1. $20 Off $300 in MasterCard Gift Cards!
According to Frequent Miler, Staples is back with another $20 rebate. This time you’ll get a $20 Staples Gift Card back when you buy $300 or more in MasterCard gift cards. This deal is good through March 28, 2015 (this Saturday).
You can use these MasterCard Gift Cards just about anywhere MasterCard is accepted. Or use them to fund your Bluebird or Serve accounts.
The $20 Rebate Is Good for In-Store Purchases Only and Limited to 1 per Household!
You can use your $20 Staples gift card to buy things like printer paper, candy, toilet paper, etc. Or some folks prefer to sell the card online.
Remember to use a card that will earn 5X points (or 5% cash back) at Staples such as:
- AMEX SimplyCash – 5% cash back at US office supply stores
- Chase Ink Bold (no longer available) – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores
- Chase Ink Cash – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores
- Chase Ink Plus – 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% back) at office supply stores
2. ~500 (~$6) Free Barclaycard Arrival Miles (Targeted)
You can fly round-trip to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival in Business Class for ~$1,500!
If you didn’t get in on last night’s mistake fare to Beijing, here’s another great deal that will NOT last long!
View From the Wing reports you can fly to Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, Brazil, from April 2015 through February 2016, for only ~$1,550 round-trip in Business Class on American Airlines and Delta! It’s a result of a fare war between the airlines, so book quickly!
These tickets usually cost ~$4,000 or more! If you’re planning a trip to South America and want to splurge on Business Class, it’s a great deal.
Sun-Seekers Could Fly in Style to Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro for Only ~$1,550 Round-Trip in Business Class!
Earlier this week I wrote about Business Class flights to Beijing for just ~$450 round-trip!
Business Class tickets from the US to Beijing can cost ~$5,000! So this was an incredible deal!
But I always warn folks to hold off on booking other non-refundable hotels, accommodations, etc. because your reservation may not be honored by the airline.
For example, United Airlines decided to cancel First and Business Class tickets to Europe that were purchased for ~$100.
But American Airlines has made a different decision…
American Airlines Has Decided to Honor These Mistake Fares (At Least for Some Folks)!
It’s another day of great deals! You could get to Scandinavia, US Virgin Islands, Bangkok, and Palma de Mallorca very cheaply!
Check out these 5 great airfares available right now! These aren’t all the low fares available today, just the ones I thought were interesting at the time of publication.
Remember, cheap fares like these don’t last long.
You can use tools like Google Flights or ITA Matrix to help find some of these deals.
If You’ve Always Wanted to Visit Thailand, Check Out Today’s Deals!