Virgin America is running a 20 hour 20% off sale, which started earlier this morning. Flights from December 7, 2013 to February 12, 2014 are 20% off when you use promo code 20FOR20 and book by 11:59 PM today, Friday, November 22nd! Hurry up and hop on over to virginamerica.com if you want to book something on sale! Remember to use promo code 20FOR20 With this 20% off deal, I was able to find SFO to LAS (Vegas) tickets for $79 one way. A good fare sale–especially if you prefer Virgin…… (click read more!)
For 72 hours only starting earlier this morning, Southwest Airlines’ flights are on sale as low as $72 one-way. Must book by 11:59 PM on November 24, 2013. Valid for travel through March. Decide fast. 🙂 Purchase from Nov. 22 through Nov. 24, 2013, 11:59 pm for the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel Dec. 10, 2013 through Mar. 12, 2014. Travel valid only on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Offer not available to San Juan. Click here to visit the Southwest airfare promotions page here now through 11/24/13.
MONEY: New “Coin” card to become the one card to rule them all? For a limited time, pre-order one for $50 or FREE.
The latest chatter in the technology blogs and news columns lately have been about the new Coin card, and it is one that I felt I absolutely had to feature in this blog because of the solution it provides to the age-old issue for miles enthusiasts: “How do you know which credit cards to stuff into your small wallet?” The Coin card will provide its cardholder with the option to store up to 8 credit cards, debit cards, or rewards cards inside of it. When you want to switch cards,…… (click read more!)
The title really says it all. Time to get your favorite hot holiday drinks! Bring a friend or make a new one! Starbucks is offering buy one get one free holiday drinks starting today, November 13th, and through November 17th from 2 PM to 5 PM daily. No coupon necessary.
Much of the world’s attention over the past few days have been focused on the Philippines and the awful destruction there left in the wake of Typhoon Haiyon. There are many ways to give towards the relief effort that is starting to help the hundreds of thousands of people displaced and in dire conditions. I wanted to highlight two methods today to donate today. The first method is through this Crowdrise website from United Airlines, raising funds towards three charities which are working on relief efforts. MileagePlus members who donate…… (click read more!)
MONEY: Get an instant $20 back for your purchase of a $200 Visa Gift Card at Office Max (Black Friday)
Readers and fellow frugal shoppers, It’s that time of the year again–when Black Friday advertisements are beginning to pop up everywhere! I have been using BFads.net to help keep me up-to-date with the advertisement releases, as well as using Slickdeals to just stay on top of any deals of the day. That being said, the second page of the Office Max Black Friday (well, technically it starts Thanksgiving Day Thursday now) caught my eye with a get an instant $20 back for your purchase of a $200 Visa gift card……. (click read more!)
By now, if you are an American Express cardholder, you should be very familiar with the American Express Sync rewards program that came out about two years ago. If you are not, the basic premise is that you can sync your American Express card with social media in order to add special promotions to your card. These promotions often come in the form of free money on your statement credit. In 2012, I was easily able to leverage these sync rewards to get back over $100 in statement credits for…… (click read more!)
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!)
Some more good news in time for the holiday season: American Express has added complimentary ShopRunner accounts as a new benefit for most (if not all) of their credit cardholders! ShopRunner provides free 2-day shipping services at over 80 online stores, including Newegg.com, ToysRUs.com, Drugstore.com, TigerDirect.com, AmericanEagle.com, NeimanMarcus.com, and many more. Instead of paying for two-day shipping services, your complimentary ShopRunner account will cover that. I also like that ShopRunner pays for the cost of return shipping to any of these retailers. This can be especially helpful when clothes or…… (click read more!)
The holiday season is upon us, and for some of us, that means shipping out gifts or merchandise to both loved ones and customers. This recent promotion from United Airlines’s Small Business Network and UPS caught my eye: Triple miles on all UPS shipments this month, along with 600 bonus United miles! The offer’s highlights: Save up to 26% on UPS shipping prices through this program. Earn 3 miles per $1 spent on all UPS shipments on your account for any shipments made now through November 30th. (This is not…… (click read more!)
American Express has added complimentary Hilton HHonors Gold status as a feature for their American Express Platinum card, Business Platinum card, and Mercedes-Benz Platinum card. Now through December 31, 2013, Platinum cardholders can call the customer service number on the back of your card to request an instant upgrade to Hilton HHonors Gold status! Your Hilton HHonors status is upgraded immediately and is good until the end of 2014, so be sure to call soon! It normally requires requires 20 stays, 40 nights or earning 75,000 HHonors points within a calendar…… (click read more!)
The 100,000 Avios points sign up offer has returned for the British Airways Visa Card offered by Chase! Those of you who have been following my blog know that I don’t often post credit card offers as a blog post. The reason why this is making front page for Monday is because the sign up bonus of 100k is DOUBLE the usual bonus Avios points offered for the standard sign-up bonus, and will most likely only be offered for a limited time. In fact, this is a sign up bonus…… (click read more!)
There has been a lot of chatter in the travel blogs over the past 24 hours about United Airlines’s announcement regarding changes to the cost of award flights. Most of the chatter are negative rants and posts of displeasure. I wanted to highlight one of my favorite blogs to follow, MommyPoints, as she breaks down the changes to us in my favorite format: a bullet point list. From MommyPoints: – There are no changes to award redemptions in the lower 48 or Canada at the economy, business, or first class…… (click read more!)
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a press article yesterday that it is lifting the rule barring electronics to be used below 10,000 feet, depending on if the carrier and the plane you are currently on has passed a FAA certification. While many commercial carriers seem to be working on getting their planes certified, what this means for most passengers is that soon, you will be able to use your lightweight personal electronic devices (smartphones, music players, portable gaming devices, and tablets, for example) while you are waiting for the…… (click read more!)