Skye Class

Staff Writer

Skye joined the AwardWallet team in 2019. After leaving his full-time job in 2014 to travel the world, he’s created his own website to make traveling a reality for everyone, no matter their financial means. He’s a big fan of reward program for anyone with a credit card, and has used several of the programs himself.

Skye can most often be found working diligently in a cafe somewhere in the world. So far he’s been to 51 countries and counting. He travels the world in a van, never content to stay in the same place for long (unless it’s at the top of a mountain overlooking a beautiful sea).

Earn Up to 8,700 Bonus Miles Through Airline Shopping Portals in August 2021

Airline shopping portals are running a new round of promotions for back-to-school shopping. This time, you can earn up to 8,700 bonus miles on purchases made in the next couple of weeks through airline shopping portals. These bonuses are on top of the miles you’ll earn through the shopping portals and miles/points earned on your credit card. That means you’re triple-dipping on rewards on your online purchases.

Earn Quadruple IHG Rewards Points at Avid Hotels (30X Bonus Points)

IHG Rewards is offering a new deal for members to get quadruple points when staying at its midscale Avid hotels through November 30, 2021. You can earn up to 30,000 bonus points through this promotion by spending $1,000 at Avid hotels. Factoring in base points plus bonus points from IHG elite status, you can earn up to 60 points per dollar spent at Avid during this promotion.

Chase Co-Brand Cardmembers Get a $10 DoorDash Credit with DashPass Activation

Chase is now offering a $10 DoorDash credit to cardholders who activate a free DashPass membership. If you have a Chase co-branded card and are planning to activate your free DoorDash membership, this promotion is for you. But you have to act before September 30, 2021 – even though you can claim your free DoorDash membership through March 31, 2022 (originally December 31, 2021).

How to Get Rental Car Elite Status for Free

One of the feel-good milestones of travel is achieving elite status within a loyalty program. What feels even better? Getting elite status for free thanks to holding the right credit card, through your existing elite status, or by status matching from another program. Here’s are all the shortcuts to rental car elite status that we can find.

Get a 50% Transfer Bonus When You Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Marriott

Last month, Amex offered a 40% bonus when transferring Membership Rewards points to Marriott. Now, Chase has followed suit with an even higher transfer bonus. Now through August 31, 2021, you’ll get a 50% transfer bonus when transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy points. But does it make sense to transfer Chase points to Marriott? Let’s discuss.