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Here are a few quick miles and points updates and opportunities to keep you up-to-date in a hurry…
Frontier Flights from $25 with Coupon Code 5OFF:
This sale is not as good as last week’s $19 Frontier sale, but you may find some deals that work for you starting at $25 each way. Head here for a full listing of routes and dates.
Discount Alaska Airlines Flights from 5,000 Miles:
I love it when airlines discount their award flights, and this time Alaska Airlines has a select number of routes available for a discounted mileage rate that starts at 5,000 miles if you purchase by 9/13/15 for travel from 9/9/15 – 12/16/15 with blackout dates around Thanksgiving from 11/20/15 – 12/1/15. Since domestic routes are often 12,500 miles each way, this can result in up to 7,500 miles saved each way!
Here are a few sample routes, but check your city via the dropdown box on this page to see if there are any available routes.
Boise – Spokane 5,000 miles
Los Angeles – Mammoth Lakes 5,000 miles
Orange County – Seattle 7,500 miles
Colorado Springs – Seattle 7,500 miles
Juneau – Seattle 7,500 miles
Dallas – Portland 10,000 miles
Houston – Seattle 10,000 miles
Anchorage – Los Angeles 10,000 miles
San Jose – Los Cabos 12,500 miles
Kona – San Jose 12,500 miles
If you need to top-up your Alaska Airlines account, you can currently buy Alaska Airlines miles with an up to 40% bonus through October 6, 2015 (just do the math to make sure this makes sense for your situation.
Amtrak Credit Card Leaving Chase This Month:
As was speculated here, according to the the Amtrak spokesperson on Flyertalk, “The partnership between Amtrak Guest Rewards and Chase will end as of September 30, 2015.” Those who have the Chase Amtrak Guest Rewards MasterCard can continue you to use it until September 30, 2015, and after that time the account will be replaced with a Chase Freedom account.
The ability to transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Amtrak will continue “until further notice”. I read that to mean until whatever contract is in place ends, but that is just my guess. If you already have a Chase Freedom getting a second card isn’t terrible if you can maximize the 5x quarterly bonus categories. If you haven’t had a Chase Freedom® and want to be sure to be able to get a new customer sign-up bonus for that card you may want to either go ahead and apply for that card now before you are given one by Chase, or contact Chase and let them know you do not wish to have your card convert. Of course, also keep this in mind while making that decision…
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