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The Freddie Awards Will Return in 2012!

The Freddie Awards were the airline, hotel, and credit card loyalty program awards. Running from 1988 through 2009, hundreds of thousands of program members cast their ballots for the most rewarding efforts in miles and points during the previous year. They created a meaningful way to answer the question of which program was actually the [...]

Amex Stopped Charging Taxes to Transfer Points to Miles

An interesting side effect of the failure of Congress to re-authorize the FAA, in addition to airlines not charging federal taxes on ticket sales, is that the American Express Membership Rewards program is not charging their fee (which ostensibly recoups taxes) on transfers to U.S. frequent flyer mile programs. Normally Amex charges $0.0006 per point [...]

Starwood Brings Back 1:1 Points Transfers to Singapore Airlines

Reader Stephen M. emails to point out that transfers of points from Starwood to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer are back to 1:1. They had previously been less valuable in transfers, requiring 2 Starpoints for a single Singapore miles (which also means that Starwood’s transfer bonuses were less valuable, with 1:1 transfer partners a 20,000 Starpoint transfer [...]

American Express Points Can Now Buy You Facebook Ads

The days of buying airline miles and iPods with Amex points are OVER! It's all about Facebook now! Yesterday, American Express and Facebook launched a program that allows Amex users to redeem points for ads on Facebook. The program's geared towards small business owners, but others can utilize it as well. Here's what vice chairman at American [...]

Traxo launches "Travel Score," a points-based rewards system for travelers

4 years agoLifestyle / Travel : Gadling

You're the 'mayor' of both your gym and local coffee shop, your credit and Klout scores are off the charts and you're a platinum member of your preferred airline. Now, in addition to regularly racking up miles and points, you can also...Show More Summary

JetBlue Goofs On Rewards Points Offer, Decides To Honor It Anyway

Regular readers of Consumerist might remember a story from a few weeks back where US Airways sent out an e-mail telling customers they'd received 1,000 free airline miles, only to take them back a couple days later when the airline realized it was a mistake. Show More Summary

Free Miles on Your Choice of Airlines!

Through August 31, new members who enroll in Frontier Early Returns receive 1000 miles. A year and a half ago they ran a 1500 point signup bonus, and I recommended signing up just to convert the miles to a $6 Starbucks gift card. Frontier participates in Points.com, and you can convert 1000 miles to your [...]

Joe Brancatelli’s Solid Advice on Frequent Flyer Mileage Earning and Burning

Joe Brancatelli whom I often disagree with but is always worth listening to, writes about frequent flyer award redemption at portfolio.com, and points out that airlines aren’t being dishonest when customers find their miles are difficult to use: I never go on a radio or TV show without my sound bite at the ready: “What [...]

Best Frequent Flier Programs to Redeem Miles From

Some of you have experienced frustration while trying to redeem your miles. What's the point of being a loyal customer if the airline doesn't seem to appreciate it? Perhaps it's best to reconsider your frequent flier program. The Wall...Show More Summary

Get The Marriott Rewards Credit Card-and earn 22,500 points + FREE nights stay

Pointswizard.com Spin: Click here to get details and apply Get the Marriott Rewards Credit Card from Chase and get a head start on your next vacation. Every purchase you make earns points toward Marriott® hotel stays, airline miles, Elite guest … Continue reading ?

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. Get 50,000 Hyatt Points or 50,000 miles on Continental Miles or British Airways Miles and more

Pointswizard.com Spin: Click here to get more info or apply for Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. -And you can an airline ticket Up To $625, or $500 Account Credit or Gift Card. Spend $3,000 In 3 Months. -7% bonus on spending every … Continue reading ?

Hilton HHonors Triple Miles with 8 airlines to June 30, 2011

Hilton HHonors takes double dipping to a new level this quarter with combinable promotions for triple miles per stay and 1,000 bonus points per night. I have written about British Airways 5,000 bonus miles and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club’s 3,000 miles per stay in previous posts over the past month. Here are 6 other airlines [...]

1000 Free American Airlines Miles for Registering for their Shopping Portal

Via the Points Guy if you aren’t already registered with the American AAdvantage eShopping portal you can earn 1000 miles if you sign up by May 13, accept their emails, and watch a short video. I am, sadly, already registered for the site so won’t benefit from this. But if you aren’t it’s a great [...]

Five Tips For Maximizing Airline Miles And Hotel Points

Getting the most out of airline and hotel rewards programs does not have to be a chore. By incorporating earning miles or points into your daily routine and overall lifestyle, it’s easy to rack up free flights and hotel stays. Follow...Show More Summary

Airlines are Hawking odd merchandise for frequent flyer miles

“For travelers swimming in a sea of airline miles and hotel points or just frustrated that they can’t redeem them for a desired flight, there’s an alternative: Get a face lift. Plastic surgery, big-screen TVs, iPods, lawn tractors, diamond necklaces, … Continue reading ?

30 Years of Miles and Points

4 years agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Can you believe that the introduction of the first frequent flier loyalty program by American Airlines was launched 30 years ago on May 1? What better way to celebrate 30 years of obsessing over miles, points, elite status and travel overall than to spend it with the one and only founder of FlyerTalk at The [...]

Wyndham's springtime promo allows quadruple loyalty points

Wyndham Rewards this month launched a springtime promo that lets loyalty members earn points points or airline miles through April 30.

Converting Miles Into PayPal Cash

PayPal account holders can redeem unused miles from reward-programs of American Airlines AAdvantage, US Airways Dividend Miles or Canadian-based loyalty program Aeroplan for cash through a partnership with Points.com.

SOME Things I Won’t Do, Even for the Miles

MilesQuest points out that you can earn American Airlines miles for ordering Domino’s pizza. That’s great and all. But then you actually have to eat Domino’s pizza. I’ll forgo the miles on this one, thanks.

Why hotel points give me more of a headache than airline miles

I’m an equal opportunity miles/points collector. I love airline miles and I love hotel points. Together, they can form the perfect vacation. However, while I’ve loved getting more into collecting hotel points over the past couple of years, they do give me a headache compared to airline miles. Let me explain. When it comes to [...]

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