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)
There are some excellent flight deals today for folks looking to fly to Asia, Florida (warmer weather!), or Las Vegas.
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.
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Hot Airfare Deals for March 18, 2015
1. 2 Free Uber Rides (New Members Only)
Have you tried Uber yet?
If not, Frequent Miler reports new users can get 2 free rides (up to $15 each) through May 1, 2015. Just enter promotional code “LUCKY15″ to get your credits.
Or if you only plan on taking 1 more ride, you can get a $20 credit towards your 1st ride using my link.
Taking a free ride with Uber is a great way to get home safely on St. Patrick’s Day!
Please Don’t Drive!
Because Uber is considered travel, you get 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred card.
Or you can get 2.2% back when you use your Barclay Arrival Plus card ($25 minimum travel redemption).
And paying with your eligible AMEX earns you 2X American Express Membership Rewards points per $1.
2. Remember to Link Your American Airlines & US Airways Accounts!
View From the Wing reports the deadline to apply for the US Airways card is April 12, 2015.
I’ve written before that this card won’t be around after US Airways merges with American Airlines. That’s because the US Airways card will be replaced by the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator card.
The Date Has Been Set for the Last Day to Apply for the US Airways Card
So this may be your last chance to get the US Airways card and 50,000 US Airways miles!
Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this card but we always tell you about the best deals!