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Buy Miles & Points Promos Expiring Soon: United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Radisson Rewards & SPG

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  I recently went through all the links on my buy miles / points page and noticed that a few promos are ending in the next week or two.  I don’t recommend buying miles and points unless you have an award ticket or award night stay in mind, but if you do need some extra miles / points, it’s better to buy them when they are at a discount or offering a bonus.  Without further ado, here are the 4 promos ending in the next few days.

United Airlines: Get up to 85% Bonus on Miles (Expires July 11, 2018)

United Airlines seems to run buy miles promos often.  A 100% bonus was the highest I’ve seen recently, so an 85% bonus is almost as good.  This is a tiered bonus, so your price per mile (PPM) will depend on how many miles you purchase.

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Don’t Miss These Carry-on Luggage Policy Changes on Alaska Airlines

Airline policy changes…….who can keep track of them all? And carry-on luggage restrictions are mind-boggling, to say the least. There are no standards and each airline sets their own rules. And sometimes these rules change. I was reminded of this today when this email popped into my inbox.  Alaska Airlines has changed the size requirements for their carry-on bags.

I created this master chart of all the airline carry-on bag policies so I could keep track of changes like this. Check out what Alaska has to say about their reasoning and also about how to “tame” your carry-on bag! And if you’re interested in getting  the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Credit Card which saves you the fee on your first checked bag, I’d appreciate it if you use my referral link. I have the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Credit Card and the first checked bag free option saves me money I’d rather spend on coffee!

Kick Back with Bonus Alaska Airlines Miles (Promo Expires July 3)

Need to top off your Alaska Airlines mileage account in order to, as Alaska Airlines puts it, “Whisk yourself away on a dream vacay”? Ok, that may sound hokey, but the alliteration is good, and Alaska’s mileage plan has indeed provided me with the start to many wonderful journeys!

We all have our favorite airlines and miles programs. Maybe I’m biased because I usually start my travels from the West Coast, but I’m a big fan of Alaska Airlines and I can never have too many Alaska miles. If your Alaska miles account is short on miles, Alaska has a 40% offer on purchased miles expiring on July 3. This brings the cost to 2.1 cents per mile. Alaska miles have great value for me. Why? I like that Alaska isn’t a part of an airline alliance, but rather that they have a long list of airline partners that offer incredible business and first class products. My two favorite Alaska Airlines partners are Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines. I recently flew Cathay Pacific Business Class to Asia. My first time flying Cathay Pacific was back in 2012, and even after all these years and having flown many different airlines, I’m still a huge Cathay Pacific fan. I have a Japan Airlines flight booked using Alaska miles, so I’m really looking forward to experiencing JAL’s current product.

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The Versatile World of the Buff

We all have shopping lists, right? I’m talking about that list titled “Buy sometime soon” list. Why is it then that for some items “sometime soon” can become years :) That’s where my story of me and my Buff begins. The first time I saw someone wearing a Buff I knew I had to get one. That, however, was so long ago I can’t even recall the year. Every time I saw anyone wearing a Buff I’d yell to them, “Great looking Buff.” And then I’d say to myself, “I gotta get a Buff, too!” Yes, I’m weird, I get that! Finally, on a bitter cold night, December 24th, 2015, in Vancouver, B.C. I bought a Buff. Well I didn’t exactly buy it, Alaska Airlines bought it for me, but that’s another story entirely. The result was the same, though. I finally joined the Buff club and I absolutely love my Buff!

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Alaska Airlines Shopping Portal Just Got Better!

Deals, sales, extra miles…….all music to our ears, right? Many of the airlines give us the opportunity to earn miles when we shop through their portals. Alaska Airlines has the Alaska Mileage Plan and they just added a new feature which I think makes it much easier for us shoppers. Just in case you’re not familiar with shopping through an airline portal, here’s how it works so you can earn miles. In Alaska’s case, you would search, shop, and then earn miles. By visiting the Mileage Plan page and logging in, you’re directed to all the possible store options and deals. You’d click on your desired store and you’ll be taken to their website. Shop as you normally would. Once you make a qualifying purchase, Alaska will credit the miles earned to your account and send you an email to confirm, usually within five days.

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