Category Archives: Bank Of America

An Asian Holiday: Part 9 – Our Free Stay at the Conrad Hong Kong

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Emily: Daraius and I celebrated Christmas in Macau and Hong Kong with his family for ~8 days.  It was our 1st time to Macau and Hong Kong and we were very excited to visit!

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Our Anniversary to Italy: Part 22 – Waldorf-Astoria, Rome Cavalieri

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Emily:  Daraius and I went to Europe in September to celebrate our 2nd anniversary for ~2 weeks.  It was my first time in Italy so I was very excited!  In Italy, we visited Varenna on Lake Como, Milan, Venice, and Rome.

Since we were in Europe, we visited a friend in Strasbourg, France and also spent a night in Zurich.  We started our trip with a one day layover in Chicago to see friends!

Rome Hotel, Roma Cavalieri

Our Final Stop in Italy: We Used Points to Stay at the Hilton Rome Cavalieri Hotel – Gorgeous Views But Very Far From the Sites

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40,000 Alaska Air Miles!

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There’ve been a lot of new credit card offers this week, including the 100,000 Citi Executive card and the $250 American Express SimplyCash card after completing the minimum spending.  But here’s another one, via The Points Guy.

You can get 40,000 Alaska Air miles with the Alaska Airlines credit card after spending $10,000 in 6 months!

Update:  It looks like the last 15,000 miles is only if you’re an Alaska Air elite member!

40,000 Alaska Air Miles

40,000 Alaska Air Miles!

You get:

  • 25,000 miles on approval
  • Another 15,000 miles after spending $10,000 within the first 6 months

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You Will Soon Get Fewer Hilton Points With Your Virgin Atlantic Miles!

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 You will soon get fewer Hilton hotel points when you convert your Virgin Atlantic miles to Hilton hotel points.

You Will Soon Get Fewer Hilton Points With Your Virgin Atlantic Miles

A Garden Bungalow at Hilton Moorea Costs 80,000 Hilton Points Per Night

This is important because you used to be able to transfer the 50,000 mile bonus from Virgin Atlantic card to 100,000 Hilton hotel points!

So you got a 1:2 ratio (2 Hilton points for 1 Virgin Atlantic mile) for transferring Virgin Atlantic miles to Hilton.  But from February 6, 2014, the transfer ratio changes to 2:3.

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10 Ways to Use 50,000 Alaska Airlines Miles!

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I don’t earn a commission if you are approved for the 50,000 miles Alaska Air card.  But it is one of the best cards (in my opinion) available right now.  And the highest bonus which I’ve seen on the Alaska Air card.

Not only is the minimum spending low at $1,000 within 3 months, but it is issued by Bank of America which means that you’re not applying for another card from banks like Chase, American Express and Barclays.

At the very least, 50,000 Alaska Air miles could get you:

  • 2 domestic round-trip coach flights on American Airlines or Delta within the US
  • 1 round-trip coach flight to Hawaii
  • 1-Way to Asia in Business Class on Cathay Pacific
  • 1-Way to India or Africa in Coach on Cathay Pacific
  • $100 off an Alaska Air ticket of $200+ for 10,000 miles
How To Use Alaska Air Miles

50,000 Alaska Air Miles!

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