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6 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Air France / KLM (100%), Hilton (100%), American (75%), Frontier (100%), Southwest (30%) & JetBlue (30%)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 6 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 6 offers that end soon.  Up first, Air France / KLM is offering up to a 100% bonus, depending on the number of Air France / KLM Miles you purchase.  This offer expires tomorrow – September 30.

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How to Book Holiday Inn Club Vacations Properties with IHG Points & Free Night Certificates

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  My friend Brian just told me that it is possible to use IHG Rewards Points and IHG Free Night Certificates to book rooms at Holiday Inn Club Vacations properties (the timeshare and vacation rental wing of IHG).  I never knew this was possible, but Brian sent me a list of tips in order to book the reservation.  Long story short, you can book rooms online with IHG Points (with all points or with Cash and Points), but if you want to use a Free Night Certificate, you will need to call IHG Reservations (877-318-5890).

To see the 28 Holiday Inn Club Vacations properties, you can view the map here.  This map is not super helpful, but don’t worry, I created a list of the 28 properties below.

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Hilton Vacation Package Offer: 3 Nights + 50K Points for $199 in Orlando or Las Vegas

Good evening everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I just received an email from Hilton Grand Vacations where you can get a 3 night stay in Orlando or Las Vegas + 50,000 Hilton Points for $199.  Part of the offer requires attending a 2 hour timeshare presentation (please see the terms and conditions before booking).  I’m not sure if this matters, but I am in California, I have Hilton Diamond Elite Status, and I have an American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card.  Here is the email I received from Hilton Grand Vacations:

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Attend FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, October 2 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  If you have no plans this Saturday (October 2), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar (tickets available for $25) or free if you have the FTU Online Annual Membership.  The seminar starts on Saturday, October 2 at 8am PT / 11am ET.  I have attended all of the FTU Virtual Seminars over the last year and they are always well done, educational, and entertaining – and I am sure this seminar will be no exception!  Here is the schedule and lineup of speakers.

If you register for the seminar on Saturday, but are unable to watch the live stream, you can access the recording of the seminar and watch later on.  This is also a great way to re-watch your favorite presentations and catch any details that you originally missed.

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$179 CLEAR Credit Posts Quickly on American Express Business Platinum Card

Good morning everyone.  A few months ago, I wrote American Express Business Platinum Card Changes: $179 CLEAR Credit & Centurion Lounge Guest Access Policy when AMEX introduced the $179 CLEAR Credit on their personal and business Platinum Cards.  Last month, I wrote My CLEAR Experience: Reactivating Membership, Adding Family Member, & Airport Biometric Process where I explained the issues regarding reactivating my old/dormant CLEAR membership and my wife’s experience with the airport biometric process (it was pretty easy at the Seattle airport).  CLEAR gave me a 2 month trial period in order to get our CLEAR accounts set up and my charge finally went through last week.  I wanted to document the process and show how quickly the CLEAR credit posted on my American Express Business Platinum Card.  The $179 CLEAR Credit shows up in the benefits section of your personal or business Platinum Card and does not require activation.  The benefit says that the statement credit will appear 2-4 weeks after your CLEAR membership is charged to your card.

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