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News You Can Use – 2 Free Uber Rides (New Users), Link Your American Airlines & US Airways Accounts, 2 for 1 Flights on Virgin America (Dallas), & More!

News You Can Use – 2 Free Uber Rides (New Users), Link Your American Airlines & US Airways Accounts, 2 for 1 Flights on Virgin America (Dallas), & More!

Million Mile SecretsNews You Can Use – 2 Free Uber Rides (New Users), Link Your American Airlines & US Airways Accounts, 2 for 1 Flights on Virgin America (Dallas), & More!Million Mile Secrets Team

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1.   2 Free Uber Rides (New Members Only)

Have you tried Uber yet?

If not, Frequent Miler reports new users can get 2 free rides (up to $15 each) through May 1, 2015.  Just enter promotional code “LUCKY15” to get your credits.

Or if you only plan on taking 1 more ride, you can get a $20 credit towards your 1st ride using my link.

Taking a free ride with Uber is a great way to get home safely on St. Patrick’s Day!

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Please Don’t Drive!

Because Uber is considered travel, you get 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred card.

Or you can get 2.1% back when you use your Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard ($100 minimum travel redemption).

And paying with your eligible AMEX earns you 2X American Express Membership Rewards points per $1.

2.   Remember to Link Your American Airlines & US Airways Accounts!

American Airlines and US Airways will be combining frequent flyer programs some time within the next 30 days.  To ensure the transition goes smoothly you can link your accounts now!

Just log into your 1 of your accounts and you’ll be prompted to verify your information.

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Make Sure There Aren’t Any Mix-Ups With Your Airline Miles by Linking Your Accounts!

Some folks are waiting to see if a bonus will be offered, like there was during the Southwest and AirTran merger.  But time is running out!

3.   2 for 1 Flights on Virgin America (From Dallas Only)

Via View From the Wing, when you pay for 2 nonstop main cabin flights to or from Dallas (DAL), you’ll get 1 (almost) free!  (You’ll get a 50% discount when you buy 2 tickets.)

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Save on Virgin America Flights by Referring Friends

Send an email inviting 3 friends to join the Virgin America frequent flyer program.  Then you’ll receive a 2 for 1 promotional code via email and your friends will each get a promotional code good for up to 20% off the base fare of your paid 2 flights.  

Your friends will save 20% for flights on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.  And they’ll get 10% off flights on Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

Both offers are good for new bookings made online at Virgin America by April 8, 2015, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time for travel from April 7, 2015, to June 6, 2015.  However, enrollment is limited!

This deal is not good for travel on Sundays.  Blackout dates include:

  • May 22, 2015
  • May 25, 2015

Remember, Virgin America has other ways you can save on flights:

Get bonus points on your flight when you pay with cards like:

4.   Save 30% on IHG Hotels in Mexico (Ends Soon!)

Travel With Grant writes that you can save 30% on IHG hotels in Mexico.  This sale appears to be good on all IHG hotels in Mexico.

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Save 30% on Your Stay at the Presidente Cancun Resort

Book by March 16, 2015, for stays through June 15, 2015.  You must be an IHG Rewards member staying at least 2 nights, but no more than 7 nights to get the discount.

IHG Flash Sale hotels typically sell out quickly!  So if you find a hotel on sale that fits into your travel plans, don’t hesitate to book.  That’s because you can usually cancel IHG hotels without penalty (but check the cancellation policy before you book!).

Remember to use a card that will give you bonus points for your stay such as:

5.   Up to 4,000 Starwood Bonus Points (Targeted)

Deals We Like reports you can earn bonus points on your 1st and 2nd stays at Starwood hotels through May 31, 2015.  This deal is supposed to be only for new Starwood members who receive the offer email.

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Earn up to 4,000 Bonus Points at Starwood Hotels

But you may be able to register through this link.  (I had to click this link a few times before the page showed up and then it said I’m not eligible).

You’ll get 1,500 Starwood bonus points for your 1st stay and 2,500 points for your 2nd stay, for a total of 4,000 Starwood bonus points.

You can earn double Starwood points on stays through April 15, 2015.

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  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
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  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
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  • No foreign transaction fees
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  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Why is “time running out” to link your US AIR & America miles accounts?

I don’t get it?

What is the incentive to link them early vs. wait to see if there is a bonus to link them later?

Either way you will not loose any miles so why do it early?

Do these codes work for transactions in Europe? I will be traveling to UK and other European countries and wondering if these will give a discount for transactions in Euros or Pounds? If not, does anyone have a first time rider code for these currencies?

You can also get $30 off on your first ride with UBER with promo code 69bzm