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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. 

500 Easy United Airlines Miles With Dining Sign-Up

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 Award Flights Faster by Combining JetBlue Points Accounts for Free

Have you ever been short miles for an award flight?

Combining miles from multiple accounts (for example, spouses) can boost your balance so you can book the award.  But it usually is NOT worth it.  Because most airlines charge expensive fees to share points between accounts.

But did you know JetBlue allows friends and family members to pool their points for no charge?

Earn Award Flights Faster By Combining JetBlue Points Accounts For Free

Book an Award Flight to Bogotá Faster With a JetBlue Family Pooling Account!

There are important restrictions.  I’ll explain how it works!

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5 Amazing Hotels in Asia You Can Book With the Limited-Time 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

If you’ve been dreaming about a trip to Asia, it’s a great time to plan your vacation!

Because the American Express Hilton HHonors and American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass cards have limited-time highest ever sign-up bonuses.  So you can get free award nights at amazing Hilton hotels in Asia!

5 Amazing Hotels In Asia You Can Book With The Limited Time 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

The Hilton Phuket Is Surrounded by Beautiful Gardens and Lush Mountains

Check out these 5 Hilton hotels in Asia that would make great award stays.

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Last Chance to Apply for Best-Ever AMEX Hilton 100,000 and 75,000 Point Bonuses

Here’s an opportunity to get a LOT of Hilton points!

You can earn 75,000 Hilton points with the American Express Hilton HHonors card.  Or 100,000 Hilton points with the American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass card.  They’re the highest sign-up bonuses I’ve ever seen on these cards!

You can use Hilton points to get Big Travel with your friends and family at Hilton hotels in fun destinations like the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach or the Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown.

To earn the better bonuses, your applications must be received by May 4, 2016.

Last Chance To Apply For Best Ever AMEX Hilton 100,000 And 75,000 Point Bonuses

Use Hilton Points to Stay at Top-Tier Hotels Like the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island With Limited-Time Best-Ever Offers on the AMEX Hilton Cards!

These cards are worth getting if you’ve never had them before.  I’ll explain!

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News You Can Use – AMEX Transfer Bonus to Etihad, 2X Hilton Promo, Discounted Awards From Boston to Europe, Faster Security Clearance With Delta

1.   Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Etihad and Get a 30% Bonus

Via Reddit, you’ll get a 30% bonus when you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Etihad through June 15, 2016.  Etihad is AMEX’s newest Membership Rewards transfer partner.

News You Can Use AMEX Transfer Bonus To Etihad 2X Hilton Promo Discounted Awards From Boston To Europe Faster Security Clearance With Delta

We Flew First Class on Etihad to India, but We Used American Airlines Miles for the Tickets

Etihad’s luxurious First Class Apartments are ~117,000 Etihad miles one-way from New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi.  So with this bonus, it would cost ~91,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points for an award seat.  That’s an excellent value considering these tickets cost thousands of dollars!

Flying on Etihad’s partner airlines, like American Airlines, can be a good use of miles.

Because Etihad does NOT charge fuel surcharges for award tickets on partner airlines.  But there are fuel surcharges when booking award tickets on Etihad flights.

Check out my Ultimate Guide to Etihad Miles.

2.   Double Hilton Points Bonus Promotion

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5 Outstanding Hotels in the Caribbean & Mexico You Can Book With the 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

With the limited-time highest-ever offers on the American Express Hilton HHonors and American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass cards, you can get free award stays in Hilton hotels at many popular destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico!    .

5 Outstanding Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico You Can Book With The 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

Use Hilton Points for a Relaxing Vacation in the Caribbean

Let’s look at 5 great hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico you can book with Hilton points for your next tropical escape!

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