Qatar Privilege Club Slashes Qmiles Fees. Is the Program Worth a Second Look?
In a move to make redeeming Qmiles easier, Qatar Airways has finally done away with its annoying award flight fees. Often adding hundreds of dollars to your out-of-pocket cost, this fee was a nuisance that only served to further devalue the Privilege Club Program. Now that its met its deserving fate, is Qatar’s loyalty program worth a second look?
Buy Hilton Honors Points With a 100% Bonus
Hilton just launched its latest buy points promotion, offering Honors members a 100% bonus on point purchase through July 15, 2020. This enables you to purchase Hilton points at a compelling 0.5¢ per point. We dig in to demonstrate how this can be an excellent deal in some situations.
Etihad’s New Buy Miles Promotion Drops Purchase Price to 1.25 Cents Each
Etihad has launched a new buy miles promotion, offering Etihad miles for as little as 1.25¢ apiece. While this isn’t the lowest price Etihad has ever sold them, it’s pretty close. And with Etihad’s sweet-spot filled partner award charts, there are plenty of situations where buying miles could save you a bunch of money.
Marriott Makes 5,500+ Properties Available at Off Peak Pricing, Gifting Bonus Elite Night Credits
Marriott just announced another round of program updates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among these changes are making 5,500+ hotels available at solely Off Peak award pricing, giving Elite Night Credits to make it easier to hit a higher elite status tier in 2020, and the ability to gift elite status to a friend or family member.
Buy United Miles With Up to a 85% Bonus [Targeted]
United just unveiled its latest mileage sale, allowing targeted MileagePlus members to purchase miles with up to an 85% bonus. If maximized, you’ll pay as little as 1.89¢ per mile. That’s a decent rate, but not the cheapest rate that we’ve seen United sell miles. Still, it opens the possibility of booking premium cabin awards for a reasonable price—even after United’s recent devaluation.
Southwest Is Selling Points With a 45% Discount, But Is It Worth It?
Southwest has launched its best ever buy points promotion, offering Rapid Rewards members the chance to snag Rapid Rewards points for as little as 1.51¢ apiece. On the surface, this seems like a great deal. But you may want to consider some alternatives before grabbing your wallet.
New Hyatt Bonus Journeys Promotion, Plus Get 10% Off Hyatt Stays
Hyatt has launched its latest global “Bonus Journeys” promotion, offering triple points starting on your second stay and a 2,500 bonus for elite-members on their first stay. If that weren’t enough, a new Chase Offer is providing 10% cashback on your next purchase at a Hyatt hotel. Is this a sign?
ANA Slashes Surcharges, Drastically Reducing Out-Of-Pocket Costs on Award Tickets
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has drastically lowered the surcharges imposed on tickets to and from Japan and several other regions. While this won’t necessarily make cash flights to Japan cheaper, it significantly reduces the out-of-pocket costs on award tickets. That makes already lucrative award bookings even better!
Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Worth $550 per Year?
In January 2020, the annual fee for the Chase Sapphire Reserve® increased from $450 to $550 for new cardholders. To help make up for the higher cost, Chase has added some great new benefits. Since then, Chase has added even more benefits due to COVID-19. In this post, we’ll take a fresh look at the card’s value to help you decide if the benefits justify the annual fee.
Limited Time: Earn 10X Aeroplan Miles on Uber Eats Purchases
Air Canada’s Aeroplan has recently announced a new partnership with Uber Eats. For a limited time, members can earn 10X miles per dollar spent on food delivery by clicking through the Uber Eats link in Aeroplan’s eShop. Dinner just got a lot more lucrative.