Good evening everyone, I hope your Amazon Prime Day shopping is going well. A few hours ago, tickets for Chicago Seminars went on sale. They are $111 for 2.5 full days of travel advice, networking, drinking, more networking, more drinking, and maybe some sleep too. I love going to Chicago Seminars and I am so excited to go back. I just bought my ticket and airfare for the event. There are limited seats available, but when I purchased my ticket at around 5:30pm PT, there were 472 tickets available.
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 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.
I swear this happened the other day because I could not make this stuff up, even if I tried. And it’s by far the number one mistake people make in gathering miles and points. I’m in line to pay for groceries and the man in front of me pulls out a credit card to pay for his items. I have a curious nature, so I always look to see what credit card people use for their expenses. I contorted my body in several different directions in order to catch the name on the card and it was a, drum roll please… TJ Maxx Credit Card. Who knew TJ Maxx even had a credit card? And I’m not judging people who shop at TJ Maxx. Observing this man using his TJ Maxx Credit Card at a grocery store reminded me of all the other friends and family members I have who use these affinity cards. Using affinity cards doesn’t make sense if the goal is to travel more for less. Credit cards that accrue flexible points and miles so they can be used on various airlines and at multiple hotel chains makes much much much better sense! Continue reading
Updated at 3:15pm PT on 6/12: The 100% bonus on United Airlines miles is gone, but there are a few 70% bonus packages still left.
(Hat tip to Kal for the United Airlines email)
Good afternoon everyone. I have 2 buy miles/points flash sale deals to share. United Airlines is offering 20,000 bonus miles when you purchase one of their 20,000 mile packages. IHG is also offering a 100% bonus on the number of IHG Points you purchase, with a minimum purchase of 5,000 IHG Points. If you are short on a few United Airlines miles or IHG Points for your next redemption, take a look at these promos and take advantage of the deals. I have added both offers to our Buy Miles/Points Page.
Good morning everyone, happy Friday! A few days ago, I showed you how to status match and transfer points between Wyndham Rewards and La Quinta Returns. But what if you wanted to rack up Wyndham Rewards Points for free nights at any Wyndham hotel (including all-inclusive hotels)? Wyndham Hotels are not the nicest hotels in the world and paid rates can often be very cheap, but every now and then, paid rates can be extremely expensive. For example, Travel at One Mile At A Time found a Wyndham Hotel that was charging $1,500+ for a 1 night stay during the big eclipse last year. Granted, that is very extreme, but I am sure you can find some hotels charging $300+ a night if you looked hard enough.
How do I get more Wyndham Rewards Points?
Wyndham does sell points, but you can only buy 10,000 points per year…