Oman Air Will Become the Newest Member of the Oneworld Alliance
Airline alliances continue to expand as travel ramps up to a new level. Star Alliance is getting Deutsche Bahn trains — the first intermodal partner in an alliance. And now Oman Air announced it will be joining Oneworld Alliance by 2024. Once it does, you will be able to earn Sindbad miles on Oneworld flights and fly to unique destinations like Duqm and Khasab, Oman and Chittagong, Bangladesh within the Oneworld alliance.
Get a Free Year of Grubhub+ with Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime members have a new benefit they can claim: a full year of free Grubhub+. That’s up to a $119.88 value, and all you have to do is activate your membership. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you might as well activate this promotion in case it comes in handy over the next 12 months, especially if you’re a fan of Grubhub.
Get 3 Complimentary Months of Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite with Chase Sapphire Reserve
Travel is really kicking into high gear with credit cards and rewards programs rolling out the promotions. If you’re a Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholder, you can claim 3 complimentary months of Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status this summer. Here are the steps to claim the elite status, and also how to extend it through February 2024.
Get a 100% Bonus When Transferring Choice Privileges Points to United Miles
Now through August 31, 2022, you’ll get double the miles when transferring Choice hotel points to United miles. That certainly improves the transfer ratio, but we still generally don’t recommend transferring most types of hotel points to airline miles. In this post, we dig into the numbers to show you why not.
Get 100% Bonus Miles When Transferring Wyndham Rewards to United MileagePlus
Wyndham Rewards is currently 100% bonus miles when transferring points to United MileagePlus miles before July 31, 2022. After the bonus, you can get 1 United MileagePlus mile per 2.5 Wyndham Rewards points transferred, instead of the usual 5:1 ratio. That still isn’t a great transfer rate, but if you need United MileagePlus miles this month, it could be a good option.
Earn up to 7X Points on Gas, Groceries, Home Improvement Using Chase Co-Branded Card Promotions
Chase just launched another round of targeted promotions for bonus points on spending with co-branded credit cards. This time, Chase is offering up to 7X total points on gas, groceries, and home improvement purchases made from July 1 to September 30, 2022. Here are all of these promotions and links for you to enroll in them.
Emirates Skywards Fuel Surcharges Skyrocket. Will Other Airlines Follow?
This year, Emirates Skywards fuel surcharges have increased several times for awards flights, jacking up the out-of-pocket cost of some awards from under $200 to over $800 – bringing into question the value of Skywards miles. Only time will tell whether the fuel surcharges come back down if and when the price of fuel drops (unlikely) and if other airlines follow suit (likely).
Earn 7,500 Bonus Points by Spending $7,500 on Marriott Amex Cards
Marriott is running a new promotion offering all Amex cardmembers 7,500 bonus points when spending over $7,500 between June 15 and August 15, 2022. This is quite a large amount you’ll have to spend in 2 months, but it might appeal to some Marriott cardholders. Here are the details of this promotion.
Deal Alert: Fly Turkish Airways to Turkey for 22,500 Miles; 33,750 Miles in Business Class
On May 27, Turkish Airlines launched a new route between Seattle and Istanbul. And you can book this new route at incredibly cheap rates: 22,500 miles one-way in economy or 33,750 miles each way in business class. If you don’t already have Turkish Miles & Smiles, you can transfer points from Citi, Capital One, or Bilt to book this amazing award.
Earn Up to 8,000 Bonus Points with Hotel Dining Programs New Member Bonuses
If you want to build up your hotel point balances, there’s another way to earn bonus miles on something you do every day: eating. Many hotel loyalty programs currently offer bonus points for signing up as a new member. You can earn 8,000 bonus miles by maximizing the offers from Marriott, IHG, and Hilton.