RocketMiles is celebrating their one-year anniversary today by giving away users who book by the end of the day (9 PM Central Time to be exact) a bonus 5,000 miles on top of the base miles you get for the award stay! If you have not heard of or used RocketMiles before, they partner with select hotels to provide you competitive rates, while giving you cashback in the form of airline miles with one of their partner airlines. Over the past year, they have expanded their services to dozens of…… (click read more!)
You have done your taxes already, right? Because the deadline for U.S. taxes is Monday, April 15th! That is this coming Monday! If you have not yet filed your taxes, then get on it now!! Depending on your situation, you may owe Uncle Sam some money on last year’s taxes. If you don’t, terrific! If Uncle Sam is paying you then even better! If you are paying Uncle Sam some money this time around, make sure you use your favorite points or miles earning credit card in order to maximize the amount of…… (click read more!)
Happy Monday readers! Money, miles & points lovers should all rejoice this week, as Staples is throwing out three solid freebies! This week (March 3 to March 9, 2013) you can buy the following items in-store at Staples: MONEY MAKER: Get a $15 Visa prepaid gift card when you buy $150 or more in Visa prepaid cards. (Limit 1 $15 visa gi(That’s a MONEY MAKER deal right there!) FREE AFTER REBATE (FAR) item: Hammermill 8.5″ x 11″ CopyPlus copy paper (500 sheets): $6.99 – $6.99 easy rebate = FREE (limit 2 per household)…… (click read more!)
5x on Airfare, Hotels, Best Buy, & Kohls for Chase Freedom Oct-Dec Quarterly Spend: Registration Active!
One of my favorite workhorse cards for earning miles is the Chase Freedom card because of the great quarterly bonus categories they have for earning points. This current quarter (July through September) has been 5x points per dollar spent on gas stations and restaurants. It’s been great to get 5x points on all of my dining experiences, especially since food adventures are a huge portion of my monthly expenditure. Now, Chase advertises the 5x points as a “5% cashback,” whereas all other purchases are still 1x point per dollar spent…… (click read more!)
The only times that I have ever advised someone to purchase airline miles are if they are only a few hundred miles short of a big award ticket (i.e. San Francisco to London, U.K.) or if there is a significant sale going on. This time it’s the latter. United Airlines has a limited time promotion going on where they are selling United MileagePlus Miles for 20% off if you buy up to 29,000 miles (in a single transaction), and for up to 40% off if you buy 30,000 miles or…… (click read more!)
If you’re a miles/points enthusiast, you’ll know that car rentals are a great way to get extra miles. What’s better than getting those base miles is when there are bonus promotional miles to be earned by renting with specific rental companies AND scoring a discount on the rentals at the same time. Hertz has partnered with United Airlines to offer up to 2,350 bonus miles for 6 days or more rentals AND a 35% off rental code. You also get an additional 150 bonus miles by just renting through United.com’s rental page…… (click read more!)