Redeem Arrival Miles for Airfare You’ve Already Purchased

Have you ever found a great travel deal but didn’t have the points or miles you needed to book? Today’s post covers a strategy you can use to book a flight now and redeem miles for a big discount up to four months later. Even better, if you play your cards right, you can earn up to $700 worth of miles between the time you book your trip and redeem your rewards.

How To Maximize Fixed Value Points & Miles (Updated January 2019)

Fixed-value points and miles don’t get nearly as much attention as their transferable counterparts, but they form an essential part of any solid points-and-miles strategy. These points work just like cash, allowing you to redeem for any flight without having to worry about blackout dates or award charts. In this post, we cover our favorite types of fixed-value points and how to decide when to use them.

Only Two Days Left to Earn a 200K Bonus with the Spark Miles Card

The huge welcome offers for the Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business and the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business cards are set to expire on January 28, 2019. If you have a business that can meet the big spending requirement of $50,000 in the first six months, this offer is an all-time high and definitely worth considering.

IHG to Devalue Over 500 Properties Worldwide

IHG is changing the number of points needed to redeem a free night at nearly 700 of its hotels on January 25, 2019. Although some properties will cost less, nearly 80% of the changes are price increases, so it’s a good time to review your travel plans and see if there are any stays you should book in the next few days.

Buy AA Miles with a Bonus of up to 50,000 Miles

American Airlines has announced its first buy-miles promotion of the year, offering a bonus of up to 50,000 miles through January 31, 2019.  Bonus miles are tiered based on the number of miles purchased, starting with a 1,000-mile bonus after buying 5,000 miles. 

Thank You for Being an AwardWallet Member

As we kick off the new year, we would like to take a moment to thank you for being a member. Your enthusiasm for travel made 2018 an exciting year at AwardWallet, and we’re glad you’ve chosen us to help you manage your loyalty programs and travel plans. Our team put together some 2018 statistics on the AwardWallet community that we thought you might enjoy.

World of Hyatt Adding More Milestone Rewards in 2019

World of Hyatt is making some significant changes to how it rewards customers for their loyalty. In a recent announcement, the program introduced Milestone Rewards. Starting March 1, 2019, members will earn benefits like Club Lounge access, free nights, upgrades and bonus points as they achieve new loyalty milestones.

January 2019 Flying Blue Promo Rewards

This month’s Flying Blue Promo Rewards aren’t as good as we’ve seen in past months, but there are some decent discounts that are worth checking out if you’ll be traveling to or from Europe between March 1st and April 30th. The deadline to book this round of Promo Rewards is January 31, 2019.