Category Archives: Virgin Atlantic

The Secret to Booking Free (or Cheap) Hilton Award Stays This Season

Here’s another great trick to lower your travel costs this holiday season!

Via Inside Flyer, you can use Hilton’s latest promotion to get heavily discounted, and even free, stays at Hilton!  When you pay for a Hilton stay through the Hilton app with a Visa card through January 31, 2017, you’ll get a bonus 5,000 Hilton points.

The Secret To Booking Free Or Cheap Hilton Award Stays This Season

Use This Method for Big Travel With Small Money at Hilton!

I’ll show you how to make the most of this deal!

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5 “Secret” Unofficial Chase Transfer Partners for Big Travel!

Officially, Chase Ultimate Rewards has 7 airline and 4 hotel transfer partners.  But did you know you can access dozens of other airline and hotel options indirectly with Chase Ultimate Rewards points?  

5 Secret Unofficial Chase Transfer Partners For Big Travel

Emily Flew on Air Berlin to Croatia. And You Can Too, With Chase Ultimate Rewards Points – Even Though Air Berlin Isn’t an “Official” Transfer Partner!

I’ll give you ideas on how you can use your points with partners for more Big Travel!

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Apply Now for 80,000 Points With the Chase Ink Business Preferred!

The new Chase Ink Business Preferred card is now available!

You can earn 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after opening your account.

This is the highest public sign-up bonus I’ve seen for a Chase small business card.  And this card follows the recent launch of the 100,000-point Chase Sapphire Reserve card, which has seen overwhelming demand!

Ink Business Preferred Application

The Ink Business Preferred 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus Is Enough for 3 Free Nights at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort! Or Transfer Points to Other Fantastic Chase Travel Partners for Big Travel!

I’ll tell you about the perks of the new card.  And explain if you should submit an Ink Business Preferred application.

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What Do the Major Changes to the Virgin Atlantic Award Program Mean for You?

Virgin Atlantic is changing the way members earn and redeem miles, starting November 13, 2016

Earning miles and tier points for status is getting harder if you usually fly in coach on deeply discounted fares.  And getting an Upper Class (First Class) award flight is becoming more expensive, too.

However, some award flight prices for coach and Premium Economy are being significantly reduced, which is good news!

Virgin Atlantic Award Flights

Big Changes Are Coming to How You Earn and Redeem Virgin Atlantic Miles

I’ll show you how the changes affect your future Virgin Atlantic award flights, so you can decide whether you want to stick with the program or move on.

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Award Ticket Change, Cancellation, and Hold Policies for 25+ Airlines!

Folks in the miles & points hobby are usually diligent about planning their travels.  But sometimes life happens and you have to change or cancel your plans.

In that case, what are the fees for changing an award ticket?  And do any airlines allow you to hold an award reservation while you firm up your plans?

To help y’all out, I made a chart that shows the award ticket fees and policies for over 25 domestic and international airlines!

Award Flight Change Fees

Tracking Down Award Ticket Fees Can Be Tricky, So We’ve Made an Easy Table Showing Award Ticket Change & Cancellation Fees for Over 25 Airlines!

Let’s take a look!

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Discount: 37,500 Miles Round-Trip to Europe From 7 US Cities

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

This month’s Flying Blue Promo Awards include discounted coach award flights to Europe from Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New York (JFK), San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

You’ll pay 37,500 Flying Blue miles plus taxes and fees for a coach award seat, which is less miles than you’d pay for similar flights on Delta or United Airlines.

Even if you have never flown on KLM or Air France, you might have points that transfer to the program.  Because you can transfer Chase Ultimate RewardsAMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a 1:1 ratio!

Flying Blue Promo Awards November 2016

Save 25% Off With Discounted Flying Blue Promo Award Flights to Europe on Air France & KLM

I’ll show you which dates you can travel with these discounted tickets.  And share ideas about earning more Flying Blue miles, saving money on flights within Europe, and more!

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Do You Know This Easy Way to Track Your Chase Freedom 5X Spending?

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

I love having the Chase Freedom card in my wallet.  And so does Emily

It has no annual fee.  So it’s a fantastic card to keep forever because it’s free to have.

And the card has quarterly rotating bonus categories that earns 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points, or 5% cash back.  For example, the current quarterly bonus categories (ends December 31, 2016) includes department stores, drugstores, and wholesale clubs including Costco.

Tracking your Chase Freedom 5X spend is important!  Because you can monitor how close you are to reaching the $1,500 maximum each quarter.  This way, you’ll be able to get the most rewards!

Track Chase Freedom 5X Spend

Tracking Chase Freedom 5X Bonus Spending Can Help You Earn Points Toward Big Travel Like a Free Night at the Park Hyatt Chicago!

I’ll show you how to track Chase Freedom 5X spend!

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Ink Plus or AMEX Business Gold: Which Is the Better Small Business Card for You?

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

The Chase Ink Plus and The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN are 2 small business credit cards that earn flexible points.  Transferable points are my favorite because you’ll have many options for Big Travel With Small Money.

And both small business cards offer a sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.  Plus, you can accumulate bonus points in certain spending categories.  You’ll also get certain purchase protections while traveling and shopping when you pay with either card.

Best Business Credit Cards Compared

Earning Transferable Points on Small Business Cards Like the Chase Ink Plus or AMEX Business Gold Can Help You Get Big Travel! Like Flying Business Class to or From Tahiti!

I’ll compare the perks of both cards.  And explain which card might work best for your small business!

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Earn Up to 50,000 Hilton Points (Targeted)

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, there are 4 targeted promotions to earn bonus Hilton points after you register and complete paid stays.  Registration ends January 12, 2017.

The best bonus is 50,000 Hilton points after completing 4 paid nights.

Depending on which offer you’re targeted for, it could make sense to switch upcoming hotel stays to Hilton.

Earn Up To 50,000 Hilton Points Targeted

Earning 50,000 Hilton Points From the Targeted Promotion Can Go Towards a Free Night at Luxurious Hilton Hotels, Like the Waldorf Astoria Park City

I’ll explain how to check if you’re targeted!

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New: Get 500 Free Virgin America Points in Under a Minute!

Via View From the Wing, you’ll get 500 free Virgin America points when you sign-up to receive an email newsletter from Virgin Produced by October 26, 2016.

It only takes a minute to sign-up!  And although this isn’t a lot of points, it’s the 3rd time in ~1 month that Virgin America has offered free points.

Free Virgin America Points

Earning Free Virgin America Points From Promotions Can Add Up!

I’ll show you how to get the free points.  And remind you of ways to earn and use Virgin America points!

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