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Delta Flash Sale on Flights to the Caribbean and Mexico

Posted By PointStrategist on Credit Cards - Delta is running a series of SkyMiles flash sales to popular destinations each month which can save you thousands of miles and hundreds of dollars. This months flash sale is on flights to the Caribbean and Mexico where roundtrip flights can be booked for as little as 22,000 SkyMiles, approximately a 35% discount. Details of the Delta Flash Sale Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm EDT August 17, 2016. Must travel between September 6 through November 16, 2016 For details or to book, visit the delta promotion page: Delta Flash Sale to Mexico and the Caribbean Promotion Page Destinations Antigua

There’s a New Reality for Upgrades. Here’s How to Get Into First Class.

Posted By ViewFromTheWing on Credit Cards - It used to be that 100,000 mile flyers found themselves in first class nearly all the time, and even mid-tier frequent flyers found themselves in first class most of the time.Here's why upgrades have become harder to get -- and what you can do about it.Continue reading There’s a New Reality for Upgrades. Here’s How to Get Into First Class....

How to Fly to Hawaii for Just 35,000 Points Roundtrip

Posted By PointStrategist on Credit Cards - Now that honeymoon planning season is underway, I am usually asked how to best convert points to flights to tropical destinations like Hawaii.  As with most point transactions, typically the best method is by transferring or using miles with the airline.  This is critical as you usually can gain a multiple on your points by transferring them to an airline partner. In this example we will assume that the passenger(s) are flying from NYC to Maui. To get the best conversion we suggest using Singapore Airlines to book a reward flight on United as they are both part of the Star Alliance.  Economy

A Simple Opportunity That Nearly Every Credit Card is Missing

Posted By ViewFromTheWing on Credit Cards - When I wrote about the sharia-compliant credit card in the UAE with a built-in compass so that cardmembers would always know what direction to pray, I said that feature seemed a bit much. And then I realized it helped to solve a practical problem that would give a reason for customers to carry it — and keep it top of wallet.There aren’t very many practical problems that credit cards can solve beyond payments, rewards, and bundled benefits that aren't easily duplicated by a smartphone. Then I was reminded of the 1990 Dana Carvey film, Opportunity Knocks.Continue reading A Simple Opportunity Th

Interested in a Disney Vacation Account? This In-Depth Guide Is a Must Read

Posted By nila on In the News - A few weeks ago, my friend Kendra over at Points and Pixie Dust wrote about the Disney Vacation Account—which was the first time I’d ever heard of it. Considering the research I did for the Frugal Guide to Disneyland and Disney World, I was both surprised I’d missed and curious about what it is exactly. […]

Get TSA PreCheck for 9,000 Points

Posted By PointStrategist on Credit Cards - Sick of waiting in line the security line at the airport?  Gain expedited service by obtaining TSA PreCheck.  You can speed through security and don’t need to remove your shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For 9,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points you can purchase a five year TSA PreCheck membership. Simply follow the steps on the Southwest rewards portal at: Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Portal Although this is not an amazing conversion (.94c per point), TSA PreCheck provides good long term utility and is yet another way to burn Southwest Rapid Rewards if you do not fly on t

How to Keep Track of Multiple Credit Card Accounts

Posted By nila on In the News - One thing that initially turns a lot of people off from points and miles is keeping track of your multiple accounts—the easiest way to earn a lot of miles quickly is to apply for credit cards, but the more you apply for, the harder it gets. Not only do you need to keep track of […]


Posted By ViewFromTheWing on Credit Cards - I make typos frequently in blog posts. I'm a one man shop, and part-time at that. I bang out a post and share it in between other jobs. I could do a lot better. With a budget over $7 billion and with 50,000 employees at my disposal, I'd like to think that I would do better.Continue reading Oops....