TurboTax Offering 1,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points for Filing Your Taxesby Andrew Kunesh
Currently, Southwest Rapid Rewards members can earn 1,000 Rapid Rewards points by filing their taxes with TurboTax. Any version of TurboTax’s online software is eligible for the bonus (including the free version), but bonus points do not count towards Companion Pass status.
Ebates Members Can Now Earn American Express Membership Rewards Points on Purchasesby Andrew Kunesh
New eBates members can earn Membership Reward points instead of cash back on eBates purchases. Currently, only new Ebates members are eligible, but there is a 1,500 Membership Reward sign-up bonus available. Get the full details here.
Capital One Ending Hotels.com 10x with Venture Card Jan. 2020? (Updated)by Andrew Kunesh
The Capital One Venture card has long offered 10x points on Hotels.com purchases. Unfortunately, the promotion is set to end on January 31, 2020.
Avianca Lifemiles Adds New Partners to Award Searchby Andrew Kunesh
Avianca LifeMiles has revamped its website after a five-day outage in February. This update brings key new functionality to the award booking engine—most notably, the option to make cash and points bookings and book tickets on partners that were previously impossible to book online.
Japan Airlines to Allow Award Bookings 360 Days Before Departureby Andrew Kunesh
JAL Mileage Bank will now open its award calendar for JAL operated flights 360 days out, up from the previous 330 days. This is good news for JAL Mileage Bank members, but not so great for some partners. Here’s the full scoop.
Air Italy Launching Flights to Chicago, But Later Than Originally Plannedby Andrew Kunesh
Air Italy has pushed back the launch date for its new route from Chicago to Milan to sometime in 2020. The flight will be the airline’s sixth North American destination. Although it’s disappointing to see the date bumped from May 2019 into 2020, it’s good news to see that it hasn’t been canceled entirely.
Last Chance to Buy Alaska Miles With a 40% Bonusby Andrew Kunesh
Alaska MileagePlan is running a 40% bonus on purchased miles through the end of the day tomorrow. Although it’s almost never a good idea to purchase miles speculatively, this sale could be an excellent way to buy discounted business or first-class tickets with one of Alaska’s many partner airlines including Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Japan Airlines.