Are Loyalty Programs Without Blackout Dates Always Better?

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Why don't airlines like Southwest and JetBlue have award charts that spell out the cost of their frequent flier awards? Charts make it easier to determine the cost of an award redemption: for example, knowing that you'll need 60,000 miles for a roundtrip economy ticket from the U.S. to Europe. The reason is Southwest and JetBlue, along with a few other airlines, operate what are commonly known … [Read more...]

25% More TrueBlue Points for Transferring Membership Rewards to JetBlue

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Membership Rewards announced a transfer bonus today if you want to move points to the TrueBlue loyalty program operated by JetBlue.¬†You can get 25% more points when you transfer to your TrueBlue account by September 15. Although American Express has clamped down on people transferring points to other individuals' accounts, this is still possible if you add that individual¬†as an authorized … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Dec 29 – Jan 4

I used to spend a lot of time on these reviews, probably more than I should have. But there is still information out there I never get around to sharing and builds up in my RSS reader or browser bookmarks. This is my opportunity to start with a clean slate each week. Some of the news and events that happened this week, but which I didn't get around to discussing myself: IHG Rewards is … [Read more...]

Virgin, Southwest, and JetBlue Fare Sales This Week

Several low-cost carriers have announced fare sales this morning. Nothing quite as amazing as last week's 40% off sale from Southwest that many carriers tried to match, but still worth looking into if you have upcoming travel. Southwest - Carving 10 Days of Deals Southwest may have one of the most generous sales, in terms of restrictions and fares. Book now through October 25 for travel bewteen … [Read more...]

Rewarding Recap: Free SMD4 Ticket, $50 off JetBlue, and 10X HA Miles


Well now that I'm back from my interview, let's see what I missed. There have been some interesting new deals this week--at least more than I saw last week. Let's start with the big news: Free trip on SMD4 - MilePoint Randy Peterson, miles and points guru extraordinaire, is once again giving away a free trip on the Star Alliance MegaDO. This prize includes a ticket on the domestic charter, hotel … [Read more...]

Rewarding Recap: A Few More Contests and More Club Carlson


Remember I said I was going to be cleaning out my in box? Well, this should be the last of it I hope. Otherwise there probably wouldn't have been worth a post today. Let's hope tomorrow sees a new wave of summer promos! Point Me to the Plane shares another one-day sale from JetBlue and a four-day sale from US Airways. It's worth noting that both have heavy restrictions. JetBlue's offer is only … [Read more...]

Rewarding Recap: One-Day Sales, Sofitel So Cheap, and Free SPG Points


Mmm, pulled pork. I'm still at work, but I can't wait to get home for leftovers. And I have to book my Carlson hotel nights today. You all signed up for the promos last night, right? What else is going on... Mommy Points gives us the details on a Southwest Airlines sale, with 35% off select routes. You have to book by today, however, so get cracking. Too bad there are so many restrictions, as I … [Read more...]