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News You Can Use – $20 Back on $250 in Visa Gift Cards, 1,000 Easy Hilton Points, $265 Round-Trip to Norway, & More!

1.   Buy $250+ in Visa Gift Cards Get $20 Back (Free Money!)

Frequent Miler writes, you can make money and earn points on Visa gift cards at Staples (in-store only) next week!  Buy $250 or more in Visa Gift cards and you’ll get a $20 rebate (1 per household)!  That’s more than enough to cover the ~$7 in activation fees per card.

News You Can Use 20 Back On 250 In Visa Gift Cards 1,000 Easy Hilton Points 265 Round Trip To Norway More

This Deal Is Good From March 15, 2015, (Sunday) to March 21, 2015!

However, Staples gift cards tend to sell out quickly!

Which cards will give you the most points at Staples?

  • AMEX SimplyCash5% 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

So if you buy 2 $200 Visa gift cards, you’d pay ~$14 in fees.  But you’d get back a $20 rebate, which gives you a profit of ~$6 ($20 rebate – ~$14 in fees).

Plus you’d earn ~$21 in cash back (~$414 in gift cards and fees X 5% cash back) or ~2,070 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

You can then load the Visa gift cards to your AMEX Serve or Bluebird account.  Or use the cards at most places where Visa is accepted.

Staples sells Visa gift cards in several different denominations, so do the math to see which combination works best for you!

Note:  This is a $20 rebate, so you’ll have to fill out forms and wait for Staples to mail your $20 gift card.

2.   Get an Easy 1,000 Hilton Points!

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How to Earn and Use Virgin America Points – Part 4: Using Virgin America Points on Partners: Hawaiian Airlines

Virgin America is a West Coast based airline that flies to several cities in the United States and a few cities in Mexico.  Their flights are concentrated along the West Coast, and from their hub cities (San Francisco and Los Angeles) to the East Coast.

A lot of people like flying Virgin America since they’ve marketed themselves as a very “hip” brand!  But most of us here care more about Virgin America points and what you can do with them.

How To Earn And Use Virgin America Points Part 4 Using Virgin America Points On Partners Hawaiian Airlines

You Can Fly Virgin America in the US and Mexico, or Use Points on Partner Airlines Such as Hawaiian Airlines

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25% Bonus When You Redeem AMEX Membership Rewards Points for Airbnb Gift Cards

A few months ago, I wrote that you could use your American Express Membership Rewards for Airbnb gift cards.  And now through March 31, 2015, you’ll get a 25% bonus.

25 Bonus When You Redeem AMEX Membership Rewards Points For Airbnb Gift Cards

With the 25% Bonus You’ll Get a $125 Airbnb Gift Card for 10,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points

But is this a good deal?

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Update: All the Ways to Earn Hilton Points!

I wrote several years ago about the best ways to get Hilton points.

Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Peter for commenting that it’s time for an update!  A lot has changed since 2012.

Since then, Hilton has made significant changes to its award chart, so their points aren’t worth as much as before.  But they’re still among the easiest points to get through credit card sign-up bonuses and spending.

Update All The Ways To Earn Hilton Points

Hilton Points Are Still Very Easy to Earn, and I’ll Show You How!

Hilton hotels include DoubleTreeConradEmbassy SuitesHampton InnHiltonHilton Garden InnHome2SuitesHomewood Suites, and Waldorf Astoria brand hotels.

Let’s take a fresh look at how you can earn lots of Hilton points.

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News You Can Use – Sale on Virgin America First Class Flights, Cheap Flights to Maui, and More!

1.   Sale on Virgin America Main Cabin Select & First Class (Book By End of Today!)

Virgin America is having a sale on its upper class cabins for travel between March 3, 2015, and April 30, 2015.  You must book by February 11, 2015 (today!), at 11:59 pm Central Time.

Here are examples of the 1-way sale fares in Main Cabin Select:

  • Las Vegas to Los Angeles – $99
  • Portland to San Francisco – $99
  • Seattle to San Francisco – $109
News You Can Use Sale On Virgin America First Class Flights Cheap Flights To Maui And More

In Virgin America Main Cabin Select You’ll Get More Leg Room Along With Food & Drink Service

And First Class 1-way sale fares include:

  • Las Vegas to Los Angeles – $149
  • Portland to San Francisco - $149
  • Seattle to San Francisco – $165
News You Can Use Sale On Virgin America First Class Flights Cheap Flights To Maui And More

I Did a Quick Search for Fares For Las Vegas to Los Angeles and Only Found 3 Available Sale Dates (All on Saturdays)!

You can probably find better prices if you don’t mind flying in coach.  I prefer to fly coach within the US to save money.  And I almost exclusively fly Southwest on domestic flights because Emily flies with me for (almost) FREE.

But it’s worth a look if you like traveling in style.  Let me know if you find a fare that works for you!

2.   Flights to Maui Starting at $144 Each Way (Book by Tomorrow!)

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