Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday! I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 5 offers that end in the next week. Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you. Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind. With that said, here are 5 offers that end soon.
Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well. A few weeks ago, I followed Nick’s advice from Frequent Miler and got a “free” cruise from Carnival Cruise Line. Nick also got me a “free” Holland America Cruise, so if I ever see Nick on the High Seas, I will be sure to buy him a refreshing drink (or two). Technically, these “free” cruises aren’t really free, I still had to pay a few hundred dollars in taxes, fees, port expenses, and gratuities, but I’m excited to go on my first cruise since my 2002 cruise to Alaska (scroll to the bottom to see some old school photos).
With the Carnival Fun Match promo, I received an offer for a “free” room (up to a balcony room), $50 in FunPlay credit, free drinks in the casino, and $100 OnBoard Credit per person. To reduce the cost, I split the $200 deposit and paid with 2 credit cards to trigger 2x $35 statement credits.
Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. My Bank of America Alaska Airlines Credit Card statement just closed and I noticed that the 10% relationship bonus miles are now posting to my Alaska Airlines account. I wanted to share the news in case you were wondering when the relationship bonus miles would post. A few months ago, Bank of America announced the following changes to the Alaska Airlines credit card. The most exciting news to me was regarding the “10% rewards bonus” if you have an eligible Bank of America account. I have a personal Bank of America checking account, so I was excited for this change.
Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. Back in December 2022, Laura and I were both impacted by the Southwest Airlines travel disruption. I filled out the online form, provided our alternative travel receipts (we ended up flying Alaska Airlines instead of Southwest Airlines), and then received this Southwest Airlines confirmation email with our case number. That was back on December 30, 2022, and I expected to hear back from Southwest Airlines sometime in January.
On January 4, we did receive 2 emails regarding Southwest Airlines Gesture of Goodwill 25,000 Point Award Codes (which I wrote about here), but we didn’t hear anything about our case number through the end of February. Since the email below does not have an email address that you can respond to, I submitted another request with Southwest Airlines and asked for a status update on our case.
Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. Doctor of Credit covered the recently announced changes to the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Credit Card, but I haven’t seen an update to the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Business Credit Card yet. Luckily, I just got this letter in the mail that covers the upcoming changes to business credit card. “Effective March 2023, the Annual Fee on your company account will increase to $70 on your next company account anniversary date, and the annual fee per card will be $25, assessed on the anniversary of each card.” The “company account” used to be $50, so the combined annual fee will increase from $75 to $95 in a few months.
Effective immediately, card holders will get an earlier boarding position (probably boarding group C, since elite members are boarding groups A + B). You can also get a $100 discount off the $650 Alaska Lounge+ Membership if you pay with this credit card. Lastly, you and any authorized users who pay for Alaska flights with this credit card will get priority boarding and first checked bag free.
Effective March 2023, this card will earn 2x at gas stations, local transit / rideshare, and shipping. The 3x for Alaska flights and 1x everywhere else will not change. Lastly, if you have an “eligible Bank of America small business account,” you will get a 10% reward bonus. See the backside of this letter for more details about all of these changes.