End of the Month, End of Some Deals (including the Hawaii Icelandair Deal)

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It always happens at the end of the month, some old deals expire, and then as soon as the next months starts, some new ones appear.  It’s kind of like the coming and going of the miles and points tide I guess.  In case you have been busy with political conventions, back to school events, end of summer trips, NFL pre-season, etc. here are some deals that are washing out with the tide in the very near future.

Icelandair Hawaii deal – All things that are “too good to be true” eventually are.  The Icelandair Hawaii deal for about $330 in first class plus taxes/fees ends tonight at 8PM Eastern.  Head to Online Travel Review for more details.

August Ultimate Rewards deals – the Ultimate Rewards portal has a tendency to change the payouts for some retailers on the first of every month.  Some standouts for August include 15x from Shoebuy, 10x from Sears, 10x from Kohls, and 10x from JC Penney.  Read this post for more details about which card you need to log-in with to activate each deal as it does vary.  Deadline is August 31st.

US Bank 33,150 FlexPerks Olympic Sign-up Bonus – I was approved for this offer and will use the sign-up bonus, plus a little bit of additional spending, to get two $400 airline tickets.  The normal sign-up bonus is much smaller, so act now if you want in on this increased sign up bonus.  Read this Flyertalk thread and/or my post about why I chose this card for more details.  US Bank is a conservative bank and not everyone is getting approved for the desired offer.  Deadline August 31st.

Marriott Facebook “What’s Your Traveling Type” Contest – This is a contest that got a bunch of hype in the miles and points world in part due to some really solid prizes, and in part due to the number of blogs that were giving away 50,000 points to promote the contest.  The deadline to enter that giveaway on this blog was last night (winner to be announced soon), but you can still enter the actual Facebook contest if you hurry.  Deadline August 31st.

Hotel promos – Both the Marriott Summer Bonus and the Hyatt 5x airline miles promotions end tonight.  I was a big fan of the Hyatt 5x airline miles promo when it launched, as up to 2,500 airline miles for a short inexpensive Hyatt stay was pretty great.  I have had very bad luck with actually getting those bonus miles to post, so I am not sad to see the promo end, but it was a pretty great deal for those who had the points post as intended. Deadline August 31st.

2,500 British Airways Avios per kid – I didn’t actually do this myself as I wasn’t interested in faxing passports and forms (and I don’t have a British Airways Household account as it does not currently meet our needs), but for those who don’t mind a little work, you can get 2,500 points per child by registering them for the Iberia Plus Kids program.  Read this post at Travelsort on how this deal works, and how you will be able to transfer the points into Avios. Deadline August 31st.

I think there might also be some credit card sign-up bonus that decreases on September 4th.  You might have heard of it?  We’ll get to that later, but for now there are your imminent deadlines that might be of interest.  Enjoy your (hopefully) long weekend!

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  1. I have a Delta Amex Plat and met the spend req. for the 10000 MQM bonus for this year. I was thinking about getting the Delta Reserve for the signup MQM bonus. Will applying for the SPG personal and business affect my application for the Delta Reserve?

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