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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 Leave These SPG Bonus Points on the Table–Register Now!

What’s the best kind of bonus point? The ones that are free, of course. Free bonus points for what we’ll do or what we’d spend, anyway, are the best kind. Don’t forget to register for this SPG bonus Starpoints offer! It runs through July 20, and two of my favorite Sheraton properties are included. The Sheraton in Krakow is a beautiful property in a great location. And you all know how I feel about the Sheraton Lisboa after my fun trip to Portugal last year. So register for this promotion because generally speaking, if Starpoints are out there, it’s good to make sure they end up in our accounts!

AMEX Cash Back & Membership Rewards Changes: SPG Transfers, Extended Warranties & More

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  Over the weekend, I reviewed my recent American Express credit card statements and spotted some major and minor changes to the terms.  A few months ago, I wrote about other changes: AMEX Membership Rewards Changes: No Points for Cash Equivalents (Gift Cards) & Person-to-Person Payments (Venmo).  Usually, whenever American Express makes a change to their program, it usually benefits American Express more than their cardholders.

In this month’s updates, there are some major and minor changes.  I reviewed the changes to my American Express Blue Cash Everyday Credit Card and there are some changes that affect cash back credit cards.  I also reviewed the changes to my American Express EveryDay Credit Card that earns Membership Rewards Points, and there are some changes there too.  Lastly, some changes affect all types of credit cards.  There is a lot to cover, so I will try to bold the most important stuff.

  • American Express will look at your credit report and may use the info for marketing purposes, to evaluate your account, and more.
  • American Express (and their affiliates and partners) may contact you at any phone number or email address to service your account or collect past due amounts.
  • American Express will specify when and how frequent you can use the Plan It feature.

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Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending May 31 to June 7: American, Frontier, Spirit, Southwest, Choice, Hilton, IHG & SPG

Good afternoon everyone.  I recently updated my Buy Miles/Points Page and I wanted to let everyone know that there are several buy miles/points promos ending in the next few days (May 31 through June 7).  If you are short on miles and points for your next award, now might be the best time to buy some miles and points.  Here are the deals, sorted by the end date of the promo:

If you need any other miles and points, check out the Buy Miles/Points Page.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

35% Off SPG Points – Maybe for the Last Time?

Starwood Preferred Guest is back with their offer to buy SPG points for a 35% discount now through May 31, 2018. Recently, I told you about some of the new benefits that will come to those of us who hold SPG cards now that Marriott’s plans for the SPG program start in August. And one thing I think we’ve all learned from the blending of the programs is to maximize our opportunities before they disappear. Though for now the programs do remain independent, buying SPG Starpoints could be one of those fading opportunities.

But there is still time to enjoy a 35% savings on Starpoints right now! Over the years I’ve been a buyer of Starpoints and have always, whether using them for hotels or transferring them to airlines to book award flights, gotten greater value out of the points than the cost to purchase them. If you are looking to make some Starwood reservations and need to top off your account, or if you have a paid stay coming up, check out this opportunity to purchase Starpoints at 35% off.

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