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Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Soon: American (42,500 Bonus Miles), Choice (30%), Frontier (50%), Alaska (40%) & Hyatt (30%)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your President’s Day Weekend is going well.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers ending soon.  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 5 buy miles/points promos that end this week.  First up, American Airlines is offering up to 42,500 bonus miles, depending on the number of American Airlines AAdvantage miles you purchase.  This offer expires on February 17.

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$25 Off Frequent Traveler University (FTU) Seattle Tickets (Book By Jan 31)

Updated at 7:00am PT on 2/7: Use promo code LOTSALOVE to save $25 on FTU tickets (code expires February 17, 2019).  Hope to see you there!


Updated at 9:30am PT on 1/13: Use promo code TRAVELMORE to save $25 on FTU tickets (code expires January 31, 2019).  Hope to see you there!


Updated at 7pm PT on 12/28: Use promo code NEWYEAR to save $30 on FTU tickets (code expires January 2, 2019).  Hope to see you there!


Good evening everyone.  Earlier today, I purchased my ticket to the next Frequent Traveler University (FTU) travel conference that will be held in Seattle the weekend of March 9-10.  I have attended many travel conferences over the years (Frequent Travel University, Chicago Seminars, TravelCons, etc.) and I always enjoy listening to the speakers and meeting blog readers.  If you are free the weekend of March 9-10 and don’t mind talking about miles & points for hours on end, come to FTU Seattle!

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Trip Report: Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM) is My Favorite Eastern European Capital

Good afternoon everyone.  Last week, I published 2 trip report posts about my recent EuroTrip (Visit Chisinau, Moldova & Transnistria (Breakaway State / Frozen Conflict Zone) and 6 Hour Layover in Bucharest, Romania? Visit Palace of the Parliament (Second Largest Building in the World)).  Today is the third and final trip report post about my experience visiting Skopje, the capital of Macedonia (FYROM = Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). My friend and I had a rental car and made the 3-4 hour drive from Sofia, Bulgaria to Skopje, Macedonia.  We stayed 2 nights at the beautiful Skopje Marriott Hotel, using 10,000 Marriott Rewards points per night.  Thanks to Marriott elite status, we were upgraded to a suite with complimentary access to the lounge (snacks, drinks, desserts, etc) and complimentary breakfast in the hotel restaurant.  Here is a photo from inside the spacious lounge and the view outside the lounge.

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February Buy Miles/Points Promos: JetBlue (50%), American (10%), Choice (30%), Alaska (40%), Hyatt (30%), Hilton (100%) & IHG (75%)

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers ending this month.  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 several buy miles/points promos that are ending this month.  First up, JetBlue is offering up to a 50% bonus, depending on the number of JetBlue TrueBlue points you purchase.  This offer expires today – February 4.

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Barclays Wyndham Rewards Credit Card Holder / Platinum Elite Member? Don’t Forget About Your 3,000 Anniversary Points

Good morning everyone. A few days ago, AwardWallet notified me that my Wyndham Rewards points balance went up 3,000 points.  I did not transfer La Quinta Returns Points to Wyndham Rewards Points and I haven’t used my Barclays Wyndham Rewards Credit Card in several months, so I was very surprised to see the 3,000 bonus points in my account.  I vaguely remember when I first got the credit card that having the Barclays Wyndham Rewards Credit Card makes me a Wyndham Rewards Platinum Elite Member.  And as a Wyndham Rewards Platinum Elite Member, I get 3,000 annual bonus points.  Mystery solved!

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