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News You Can Use – Year of Free Admission to US National Parks, Easy $25 Off Virgin America Flight, New Southwest Flights, & More!

1.   Get Into US National Parks for Free for a Year

You can get into US National Parks for free for an entire year and all you need is a 4th grader!  Children under 15 get into National Parks for free any time.  But now, thanks to the President’s Every Kid in a Park initiative, 4th graders can bring their family along for free during the 2015 to 2016 school year.

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A 4th Grader Could Be Your Ticket to the Park

Families who are interested will get a free annual pass.  Details on how to get passes have not been released yet, but I’ll let you know when they are!

This is a great excuse to plan a family or school trip to incredible places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Mount Rushmore.  So get the word out to your friends, relatives, neighbors, and local schools!

Explore the Beauty of Places Like Arches National Park, Utah for (Almost) Free With the Southwest Companion Pass!

Explore the Beauty of Places Like Arches National Park, Utah, for Free!

Don’t Have a 4th Grader?

You can still get into US National Parks for free in 2015 on these dates:

  • April 18 to 19 (National Park Week opening weekend)
  • August 25 (National Park Service 100th anniversary!)
  • September 26 (National Public Lands day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)

2.   $25 Off Your Next Virgin America Flight With Visa Checkout

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Will It Help You Get Big Travel Now That Citi ThankYou Points Transfer to Australia’s Qantas Airways?

Citi has added Australia’s largest airline as the newest transfer partner to their Citi ThankYou points program.

You can now transfer Citi ThankYou points to Qantas at a 1:1 ratio.  So they now have 11 airlines (plus Hilton hotels) to choose from.

Just last month, Citi added Virgin Atlantic as a partner, so they’re expanding to compete with other transferable points programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards.

But there are very few situations where transferring points to Qantas would make sense.  That’s because their award chart is expensive compared to most other airlines, and they add fuel surcharges!

New Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner Qantas Worth It Or Not

Is Transferring Citi ThankYou Points to Qantas a Reason to Jump for Joy?

Let’s have a quick look at Qantas’ frequent flyer program and see if it’s worth transferring points.

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Earn Double Hotel Points or Miles When You Stay at Hilton

You can earn double hotel points or airline miles when you stay at Hilton hotels.  To take advantage of this deal, you must stay between March 1, 2015, and May 31, 2015.

Earn Double Hotel Points Or Miles When You Stay At Hilton

Stay at Hilton and You’ll Be Seeing Double!

Find out how to get in on this deal and whether you should choose double Hilton points or double airline miles!

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Save Miles With American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards – Now With NO Phone Booking Fee!

Are you planning medium or long-haul domestic award flights in the next few months?  Do you live in a city not served by many nonstop American Airlines flights?  And do you have a lot of American Airlines miles?

If so, you might save miles by booking Citi AAdvantage American Airlines reduced mileage awards!

The new list of Citi AAdvantage American Airlines reduced mileage award cities is out.   You could save 5,000 to 7,500 miles on award tickets between specific destinations which change each month.

But only if you hold certain Citi American Airlines cards.

And there’s good news!  American Airlines no longer charges a phone booking fee for reduced mileage awards.  In the past, American Airlines charged $25 per ticket.

Save Miles With American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards Now With NO Phone Booking Fee

Spend Fewer Miles With American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards

American Airlines publishes the list of eligible destinations every other month, with discounts listed for the next 4 months.

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News You Can Use – Sale on United Airlines Partner Award Flights Ending, 50% Bonus on British Airways Avios Points, & More

1.   Sale on United Airlines Partner Award Flights to Europe & Asia Through 2015 (Book by Saturday!)

Mile Value reports, United Airlines is extending their great sale on Star Alliance award flights to Europe and Asia.  But you must book by February 28, 2015, (this Saturday) to get the discount!  This sale is good for award travel through December 31, 2015.

United Airlines made changes to their partner award chart in late 2013, which increased the cost of Business Class award flights on partners by ~30%!  With this sale you’ll save 2,500 to 12,500 United Airlines miles each way!

Important Terms & Conditions:

  • Book a Saver Award to get the discount price
  • Changes to your award ticket can cost up to $200
News You Can Use Sale On United Airlines Partner Award Flights Ending 50 Bonus On British Airways Avios Points More

The Award Chart Shows Sale Prices for 1-Way Partner Flights to Europe and Asia

2.   Save $20 on Avis Car Rental

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