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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
Copa Business Class

2,000 Miles For Joining The Newest Star Alliance Progam

A bit earlier this year, Panama based Copa airlines announced their new frequent flyer program, ConnectMiles, which will be launching in July. Copa Airlines used to use MileagePlus as their frequent flyer program, though decided to create their own one…

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Filed Under: Awards, Copa

And the winner of the 25,000 Starpoints is…

Thanks to all of you that participated in the 25,000 Starpoint giveaway sponsored by the Starwood American Express. There were over 2,500 entries between Twitter and the blog comments, and I’m happy to announce that the (randomly picked) winner is from…

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Filed Under: Free Miles/Points, Starwood Preferred Guest

And the winner of 50,000 Starpoints is…

Thanks to all of you that participated in the 50,000 Starpoint giveaway courtesy of the Starwood American Express in conjunction with my stay at the St. Regis San Francisco. There were more than 3,000 entries between the blog and Twitter, and I’m…

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Filed Under: Free Miles/Points, Starwood Preferred Guest

250 Priority Club points for completing a survey

Through March 31, Priority Club is offering 250 points for completing a survey. The survey is loading really slowly, so it might take a bit of time for all the pages to load. When I took it this morning it only took a few minutes, so maybe it makes sense…

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Filed Under: Free Miles/Points, Priority Club

100 American AAdvantage miles for joining KGB Deals

KGB Deals (what a name!), which seems to be a Groupon-esque site, is offering 100 American AAdvantage miles to new members. Now, 100 miles are worth maybe $1.50-$2.00, so to many of you this may not be worth it. It may however be useful to extend the…

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Filed Under: American, 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

Here comes the United Twitter bonus!

As of now, United has 9,935 followers on Twitter. I’m guessing they’ll reach 10,000 followers in the next couple of hours, so we’ll probably see the “small gift” this afternoon. If you haven’t registered yet, now would…

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Filed Under: Free Miles/Points, Media

“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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Has My Coke Rewards just become useless?

The one thing that has made My Coke Rewards valuable over the past couple of years is the ability to redeem for Priority Club points. I’ve probably earned around 20,000 Priority Club points just from entering Coke codes. As of today, the option…

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Filed Under: Free Miles/Points, Priority Club

My Coke Rewards double points day

Just a heads up to those that collect My Coke Rewards points. June 25 will be a double points day, but apparently it only applies to fridge packs (so I guess 12 packs). I’ll definitely have ten codes ready for that day to earn an extra 100 points.

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