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More Details on 10,000 Free Alaska Airlines Miles!

Yesterday I shared the great news that 10,000 free bonus Alaska miles were appearing in lots of Alaska Mileage Airlines Mileage Plan accounts, and now we know a bit more as to why the miles were appearing, and there is even more good news for those who don’t yet have the surprise bonus miles. Based on the Alaska Airlines responses on Twitter and information shared with The Points Guy and Single Flyer, it looks like all Alaska Airlines members who…

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Did You Get 10,000 Free Alaska Airlines Miles?

As you probably know, Alaska Airlines has acquired Virgin America and they are in the middle of aligning their programs. You can read a bit more about the timeline for all of that here, but a major date in the process is actually today, January 9th. This is scheduled to be the first day where you can able to transfer your Virgin America points to Alaska Airlines miles at a rate of 1 Virgin America Elevate point = 1.3 Alaska Airlines miles. However, it…

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Earn 1,500 Bonus Miles from American, Alaska, and United!

Great news for last minute online shoppers today as two more airline mileage sites have joined the United MileagePlus Shopping site in offering a really solid last minute holiday shopping mileage bonus of up to 1,500 miles each. Here are details on the new Alaska Airlines and American AAdvantage shopping bonuses, as well as a reminder about the United bonus. All three bonuses are essentially the same and have achievable bonus payouts at the $100 and $200 spending thresholds. The…

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Stack Deals: Two Tickets to Hawaii From $363 Each!

One of the coolest airline credit card perks out there is the Alaska Airlines credit card’s annual companion fare certificate that allows you to bring along a companion on a purchased Alaska Airlines flight in economy for just $99 base fare + taxes and fees that start at $22. If you can put that certificate to good use each year, then that alone makes the card’s $75 annual fee worth it in my view.   The real play to me…

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Earn Bonus Airline Miles While Back to School Shopping

This is my first year as a parent really dealing with school supplies and very long and detailed school supply lists. For whatever strange reason, the deadline for ordering all the supplies in bulk from my daughter’s elementary school was in June. We clearly missed that. This means piecing together purchases for manilla folders, left handed scissors, construction paper, glue, markers, crayons, binders, spirals, a new larger industrial sized back pack and much, much more from many stores. Hurray to my…

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Up to 40% Bonus on Purchased Miles and Points

Buying miles and points is pretty much never as good of a deal as getting them for “free” via sign-up bonuses, or earning them just through the course of everyday life by utilizing shopping portals, rewards earning credit cards, etc. That said, there is a strong argument that you are actually always “buying” points because of the opportunity cost of not using a cash back credit card that offers 2% back or similar on your daily transactions, but that still…

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Alaska Glacier Cruises and More H2O 101

My dad, Buddy, AKA “Grandpa Points” has a love for travel as fierce as mine, yet our travel patterns are distinctly different. He and my mom are now in their mid-60’s, are (mostly) retired, and are ticking off “bucket list” destinations quicker than they ever thought possible thanks to miles, points, and travel deals.  They have an intense love of this country, of its National Parks and treasures, and have no problem with a clean budget hotel room and an…

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Shedding Some Light On The Midnight Sun

My dad, Buddy, AKA “Grandpa Points” has a love for travel as fierce as mine, yet our travel patterns are distinctly different. He and my mom are now in their mid-60’s, are (mostly) retired, and are ticking off “bucket list” destinations quicker than they ever thought possible thanks to miles, points, and travel deals.  They have an intense love of this country, of its National Parks and treasures, and have no problem with a clean budget hotel room and an…

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Ultimate Rewards Transfer to Korean Air Active Again!

Great news, Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfers to Korean Air are back up again as of today!  This means that those of us here in the US who have cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Ink Plus Business Card, or even the Chase Freedom® (if you or your partner have one of the other previously mentioned cards), can again take advantage of some very nice Korean Air award charts and rules using your Ultimate Reward points. Korean Air…

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