1. Earn Double Points on Virgin America Flights
Points, Miles & Martinis writes that you can earn double points on certain Virgin America flights. To take advantage of this deal, register first. Then book and fly before March 31, 2015.
Virgin America Has a TV at Every Seat. So Cheer on Your Favorite Team While You Earn Double Points!
Check the full list of qualifying fares:
You Can Earn Double Points on Flights Between Dallas, New York, and Washington, DC, Along With Many Other Routes
2. Round-Trip Flights From Philadelphia to Honolulu for Under $500
Rocketmiles is running a 24-hour flash sale for new customers, on any hotel reservation and with any airline partner!
You can earn double miles or points on your 1st hotel booking with Rocketmiles until 8:59 am Eastern Time tomorrow, January 23, 2015.
New Rocketmiles Customers Can Earn Double Miles or Points With Any Airline Partner Until Tomorrow
You could earn up to 10,000 miles or points per night. I’ll explain the restrictions.
Via View From the Wing, you can now transfer Citi ThankYou points to Virgin Atlantic.
Last year, Citi introduced points transfer to some airlines, including Singapore Airlines and Flying Blue (Air France / KLM). It’s always good to have more airline partner choices!
That said, I’m not terribly excited by this news. Virgin Atlantic is already a Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner. And they add big fuel surcharges to their award tickets!
Virgin Atlantic Is the Newest Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner
But folks who collect Citi ThankYou points might find this useful, especially if they use Virgin Atlantic miles to book award tickets on airlines that don’t add fuel surcharges, like Hawaiian Airlines.
1. 2,000 Starwood Points or 20% Off Starwood Best Rate Guarantee
Via One Mile at a Time, you can choose 2,000 Starwood points or a 20% discount if you find a lower rate within 24 hours of booking your room.
I value Starwood points at ~2 cents each so 2,000 Starwood points are worth $40. So unless you’re paying more than ~$200 a night for your room it probably makes sense to choose the Starwood points.
Starwood’s Best Rate Guarantee Gives You 2,000 Starwood Points or 20% Off When You Find a Lower Price
Here’s my post on hotel best rate guarantees.
2. Get 5% Back at Marriott
It’s always a great feeling to book a flight with miles and points and pay almost nothing out of pocket.
But depending on the airline and your travel style, you might be on the hook for tens or hundreds of dollars in extra airline charges. That can really put a damper on the thrill of getting a cheap or free ticket!
Savvy Travelers Know How to Steer Clear of Extra Fees and Charges
So what can you do to avoid paying too much for incidental fees? I have some tricks to share!