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News You Can Use – 850 Free American Airlines Miles, 3,000 Free Virgin America Points, Airline Adds Free Wi-Fi, $200 Gift Card for Your iPhone 5

News You Can Use – 850 Free American Airlines Miles, 3,000 Free Virgin America Points, Airline Adds Free Wi-Fi, $200 Gift Card for Your iPhone 5

Million Mile SecretsNews You Can Use – 850 Free American Airlines Miles, 3,000 Free Virgin America Points, Airline Adds Free Wi-Fi, $200 Gift Card for Your iPhone 5Million Mile Secrets Team

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1.   Get Free Miles With American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Southwest, & More!

Via Reddit, you can earn miles or points with lots of different airlines for free when you sign-up for a Quickbooks Pro trial membership.  You’ll get a 1-month trial for free.

Some folks say you don’t have to enter credit card details.  But it asked me for mine, so don’t forget to cancel before the trial is up if you don’t want Quickbooks Pro.

I wrote about this deal to get free Southwest points.  But there are other airlines participating!

News You Can Use 850 Free American Airlines Miles 3,000 Free Virgin America Points Airline Adds Free Wi-Fi 200 Gift Card For Your iPhone 5
LUV to Fly Southwest? Get 700 Southwest Points for Free When You Sign-Up for a QuickBooks Pro Trial!

You can earn:

700 Southwest points are worth between ~$10 and ~$12 toward award flights on Southwest.  Even better, the points you earn from the Southwest shopping portal count toward the Southwest Companion Pass!

Shopping portals are a terrific way to earn more miles or points.  And extend the expiration date on your existing miles!

2.   Get 500 Free Points When You Join Virgin America’s Loyalty Program

Link:   Sign-Up for Virgin America Elevate

Via One Mile at a Time, you’ll get 500 Virgin America points when you sign-up for their loyalty program by March 31, 2016.

And, you’ll get 500 bonus points for up to 5 friends you refer to sign-up – up to 2,500 points!

If you want more Virgin America points, you can transfer your AMEX Membership Rewards points to Virgin America.  And through March 10, 2016, you’ll get a 50% bonus on the points you transfer.  That can help you visit Hawaii or Australia even quicker!

3.   Qantas Flights Will Have Free Wi-Fi Next Year

Starting early 2017, Qantas will install high-speed Wi-Fi on its planes.

They say it’ll be as fast as what you’re used to on the ground.  That means you can stream movies, post photos to your Instagram, and maybe even make video calls…all while flying!

Some airlines, like JetBlue, Norwegian, and Emirates, already offer free in-flight Wi-Fi.

If there’s paid Wi-Fi on your plane, here’s my guide on how to cover the cost.

4.   Get an Apple Gift Card for Your Old iPhone

Link:   Trade-In Your Apple iPhone

Did you upgrade your iPhone (or get a new 1 as a sign-up bonus) and don’t know what to do with your old device?

Via Slickdeals, Apple will give you a gift card when you send it to them!  You can get:

  • $100 Apple gift card for an Apple iPhone 4 or 4S
  • $200 Apple gift card for an Apple iPhone 5, 5C, or 5S
  • $300 Apple gift card for an Apple iPhone 6
  • $350 Apple gift card for an Apple iPhone 6S

There’s a limit of 2 gift cards per person per year.  And the old iPhone has to be in good condition.

If you shop online, you can often get bonus miles or points from clicking through a shopping portal, even if you pay with a gift card!

Speaking of gift cards, this Saturday, February 27, 2016, is the last day to win $1,000 in Visa gift cards from us!  Good luck!

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I tried the Quickbooks for 30 days and got the 850 miles and then cancelled after 30 days. The miles were reclaimed. I’ll reach out to AA and ask about it, but it appears intuit is no longer a partner.

Just priced Unlocked iPhone 4 in a good condition and even thou they say “$100 Apple gift card for an Apple iPhone 4 or 4S” it was valued at $50, but Unlocked iPhone 4s in a good condition was valued at $100.