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Saying Hello To Hello World World Headquarters

A couple weeks ago I reported that points from the IHG Priceless Surprises promotion were posting. I realize now that that might have been a bit of an overstatement. My statement was more or less based on my own two data points -- I had mailed in two…

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Filed Under: Contests, Free Miles/Points

Join US Airways Dividend Miles and earn 1,500 miles

US Airways is offering new members of Dividend Miles that use the code NM15 1,500 miles just for signing up through July 31. I’m guessing the bonus doesn’t post instantly. If nothing else, keep in mind that US Airways miles can be transferred…

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Filed Under: Free Miles/Points, US Airways

Who needs dollar coins when we have Burger King!

It looks like Burger King is taking over for the US Mint here. Given that the dollar coins game is just about over, especially after the recent Wall Street Journal article, we might just have found a replacement. For the Holidays Burger King is offering…

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Nutrition vs. Miles

It’s lunchtime and I’m hungry. I have no food at home, which means I need to pick up something. I could try to find something healthy, although that’s a bit of a challenge nowadays. Or I could try to go somewhere that will earn me a…

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Filed Under: Free Miles/Points, Great Deals

Got my coins….

I ordered my second shipment of coins on Sunday, and they already arrived today. The whole bank process took less than five minutes, and I am 3,000 Starwood points richer. I wouldn’t usually do this, but I’m hoping to achieve the minimum…

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Please let me pay for my cookies!

As some of you may recall, I went to my local Chase branch last week to open a checking account to earn 25,000 Continental miles. The debit card that I have to use at least five (or maybe six) times arrived yesterday, and I tried to make six small transactions…

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Filed Under: Continental, Free Miles/Points

Yes Deltawest, I’d like some whine with my cheese

Both Delta and Northwest unveiled similar promotions on Friday, offering up to 5,000 or 10,000 bonus miles per roundtrip, with a maximum of ten bonuses. Unfortunately for me (and many, many others) the promotions are targeted, and I’m not one of…

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Filed Under: Delta, Free Miles/Points

“Sir, are you sure you want to cancel?”

About a month ago I signed my dad up for the Vinesse Wine Club, which offered 4,800 Northwest miles for $42, plus the six bottles of wine they throw in (with free shipping). He thought the wine was ok, I thought the miles were great, so it was a win-win. The…

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