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“Instead of a Free Box of Cereal, I Found I Could Take My Family Around the World!”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Go to Travel Gal

Lyn writes Go to Travel Gal to share her travel adventures and show folks how they can travel for nearly free on Southwest.

Go To Travel Gal - Interview With Lyn

Lyn Hiking in Santa Barbara

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News You Can Use – 5,000 United Miles for Dining, Starwood Promo Begins, Save at Petco & Carrabba’s, 30% Bonus on Transfers to Virgin Atlantic

1.   5,000 United Airlines Bonus Miles

Via View From the Wing, through July 1, 2016, new members of MileagePlus Dining can earn up to 5,000 United Airlines bonus miles.  You’ll also get automatic VIP status, so you’ll earn 5 United Airlines miles per $1 instead of three. 

News You Can Use 5,000 United Miles For Dining Starwood Promo Begins Save At Petco Carrabbas 30 Bonus On Transfers To Virgin Atlantic

Earning Bonus Miles for Eating a Delicious Meal Is a Terrific Way to Double-Dip

You’ll also get:

  • 2,000 bonus United Airlines miles on your first restaurant purchase of $25 or more
  • 1,000 bonus United Airlines miles for every $100 spent at any participating restaurant after that, up to 3,000 miles

MileagePlus Dining is part of Rewards Network and when you use your registered card at participating restaurants, you’ll earn miles.  Here’s how to make the most of the Rewards Network program.

2.   Starwood Triple Up Promotion Now Open

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Citi Increases Price Protection to $2,500, Improves Trip & Baggage Delay Coverage!

Starting May 15, 2016, you’ll get improved trip cancellation insurance, baggage delay protection, car rental insurance, and more when you use Citi’s credit cards.

And Citi is more than doubling the yearly price protection coverage with its Citi Price Rewind program.

Citi Increases Price Protection To 2,500 Improves Trip Baggage Delay Coverage

Was Your Trip Interrupted or Cancelled? Citi Cards Will Reimburse You Up to $5,000 per Traveler!

These benefits come with Citi credit cards at no additional cost!  I’ll explain what’s changing!

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Earn 30,000 Miles (Worth $300 in Travel) With New PNC Premier Traveler Card

Via Reddit, there’s a new travel rewards card which earns flexible miles you can redeem for travel, gift cards, or statement credits.

The PNC Bank Premier Traveler card has a sign-up bonus of 30,000 miles (worth $300 in travel purchases) when you complete the minimum spending.

But you must have an address in:

  • Alabama
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

Earn 30,000 Miles Worth 300 In Travel With New PNC Premier Traveler Card

Redeem Miles From the PNC Premier Traveler Card for Travel Purchases – Airfare, Cruises, Hotels, and Car Rentals All Qualify!

This card is similar to the Barclaycard Arrival Plus and Capital One Venture.  But there are a few important differences.

And I’ll explain why folks new to miles & points should NOT sign-up for this card, while those of y’all who already have lots of cards might be tempted!

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“I Think My Wife Assumes I Have a Mild Form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   InsideFlyer UK

Mark and Tom write InsideFlyer UK so you can discover and share your experiences related to travel and frequent flyer programs.

You can follow InsideFlyer UK on Twitter.

InsideFlyer - Interview With Mark And Tom

Heading Into Belarus on the Trans-Siberian Railway

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News You Can Use – New Monthly Option for Amazon Prime, 750 Free Virgin America Points, $50 Off Hampton, 750 Southwest Points for Marriott Stays

1.   Monthly Amazon Prime Membership for ~$11

Link:   Amazon Prime

Via SlickDeals, Amazon now offers month-to-month Prime membership for ~$11.  Previously, you could only purchase yearly memberships for $99.

News You Can Use New Monthly Option For Amazon Prime 750 Free Virgin America Points 50 Off Hampton 750 Southwest Points For Marriott Stays

If You Only Want Amazon Prime for a Month or Two, You Can Now Pay ~$11 per Month. Or Get Amazon Video for ~$9 per Month

A friend of mine likes the free unlimited 2-day shipping he gets with his Amazon Prime subscription.  And he likes streaming Amazon Music (included with your membership), which works overseas.

The monthly option is a sweet deal if you want to order lots of items within a month or two (like around Christmas).  Or if you want to try out the service before committing to a full year.

Amazon also added the option for ~$9 monthly Amazon Video subscriptions, which is comparable to Netflix.  However, there’s a limited selection and it does NOT work overseas.  Although you may have luck with a VPN service.  I’d rather pay the extra $2 and get free 2-day shipping + the extras of a full Prime membership.

2.   Earn 250 Free Virgin America Points (or 750 If You’re a New Member!)

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Today Only: Any All-Inclusive Wyndham Hotel for $150

At 1:00 pm Eastern Time today, April 11, 2016, Daily Getaways has a deal on Wyndham hotel points!

You can buy 15,000 Wyndham points for $150.  That’s enough for a night at ANY Wyndham hotel, even their top resorts and all-inclusive hotels.

As with all Daily Getaways offers, this deal will likely sell out very quickly.  Don’t forget to set a reminder if you’re interested!

Today Only Any All Inclusive Wyndham Hotel For 150

Buy 15,000 Wyndham Points for $150 and Get a Night at ANY Wyndham Hotel – Even Expensive Resorts Like the Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek

I’ll remind you of how the deal works!

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