American Airlines Drops Close-In Booking Fees!
Last month, American Airlines dropped its $75 close-in booking fee for awards ticketed less than 21 days from the date of travel. At this point, this seems to be a genuinely positive change, without any obvious downside. Still, the lack of fanfare from American’s PR team leaves us wondering if the other shoe is still waiting to drop.
Up to 50% off Fiji Airways Awards With Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines has announced a partner award flash sale, with a discount of up to 50% on awards from the US and Hawaii to Australia, New Zealand, and the south pacific with Fiji Airways. The promotion applies to awards in economy and business class and must be booked by February 29, 2020.
Buy Hilton Points With a 100% Bonus Through February 19, 2020
Hilton Honors rings in the new year with a 100% bonus when you purchase Hilton Honors points. The promotion is valid for purchases made through February 19, 2020, and using the promotion you can buy a maximum of 80,000 points per year.
Chase Freedom 5X Categories for Q1 2020
Activation is now open for the Chase Freedom 5% rotating quarterly bonus for Q1 2020. For the first quarter of 2020, the categories are gas stations, internet, cable and phone services, and select streaming services. To earn 5% cashback on the first $1,500 of spending, you need to activate your bonus by March 14, 2020.
Discover Announces 5% Cash Back Calendar for 2020
Discover has announced its 2020 5% bonus categories. Each quarter, cardholders can receive 5% cash back on up to $1,500 of purchases at select retailers. Retailers on the 2020 list include Lyft, Uber, Amazon.com, Gas stations, restaurants, and PayPal.
Last Chance to Register for Q4 2019 Chase Freedom 5% Categories
Remember, you have up to December 14, 2019, to activate your Chase Freedom 5% bonus category. Activating before the deadline means that you will earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in purchases in select bonus categories, even if you have made the purchases before activating the bonus. This quarter the bonus categories are Department Stores, Chase Pay, and PayPal, with the latter two meaning you can earn 5% back on a huge array of spending.
Ending Soon: Buy Avianca LifeMiles with a Huge 145% Bonus
Avianca’s latest sale on miles is ending soon. Through December 3, 2019, get a 145% bonus when you purchase up to 200,000 LifeMiles. With a minimum purchase of only 1,000 miles, this is a great opportunity to top up your Avianca account.
JetBlue Rolls Out New Fares Including Basic Economy
JetBlue has introduced a lower-cost Blue Basic fare for price-sensitive travelers. While we’ve been skeptical about the long-term savings we’ll see from basic economy, the JetBlue offering is less restrictive than the competition—especially for those with a cobrand credit card or Mosaic elite status.
Use 1 Membership Rewards Point to Receive 20% off at Amazon (Targeted)
Amazon.com is running several targeted promotions, offering you 20% off when you use at least 1 Membership Rewards point to pay for part of your order. The promotion runs through December 2, 2019, or ends when five million dollars in offers have been redeemed.
Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Avianca LifeMiles with a 25% Bonus
Citi ThankYou has announced a transfer promotion to Avianca LIfeMiles. Through December 11, 2019, you can receive a 25% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to Avianca. With three weeks to take advantage of the offer and instantaneous transfers, there is plenty of time to plan with this promotion.