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Saturday Summary: Free Roundtrip Anywhere, Double Membership Rewards Points, And More

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Here’s a summary of this week’s miles and points offers, deals, and specials that I haven’t posted on the blog:


  • Free roundtrip anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. California residents can earn a free roundtrip to any Alaska Airline destination simply by flying 2 roundtrips between San Diego and Boise, Boston, Fresno, Honolulu, Kahului (Maui), Lihue (Kauai), Los Cabos, Monterey, Orlando, Portland, Puerto Vallarta, Santa Rosa, and Seattle. Registration is required. Qualifying roundtrips must be completed by November 20, 2013.  Free roundtrip ticket is valid from January 7 – November 15, 2014.
  • Up to 30% bonus on shared American Airlines. You’ll receive a 30% bonus when you share 41,000 – 50,000 miles, 25% bonus when you share 26,000 – 40,000 miles, and 20% bonus for sharing 5,000 – 25,000 miles.  There is a fee to share miles $35 transaction fee plus $20 per 1,000 miles shared up to 5,000 miles.  If you want to share 6,000 miles or more, it’s an additional $10 per 1,000 miles shared.  Since you can book a ticket for anyone using your miles, I wouldn’t recommend sharing miles unless you only need a few thousand.
  • 25% Bonus on hotel points transferred to British Airways Avios points. From now through October 15, 2013, you’ll receive a 25% bonus when you transfer hotel points from Club Carlson, Hilton HHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards, Shangri-La Golden Circle, and Starwood Preferred Guest.


  • 1,000 AAdvantage miles and $15 off with National Rental Cars from now through December 31, 2013. You can book online or call 1-800-CAR-RENT® (800-227-7368) – request ID Number 5030080 and Coupon ID ND4892JDR.

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  • Free Night after Two Stays with Choice Hotels. Stay two times at Choice Hotels through November 13, 2013 and receive a free night. Registration is required.
  • $75 gift card for stays of 3 nights or longer at participating IHG hotels for stays through November 30, 2013. Registration is required.

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is the best card to get started in the world of miles and points. It is the first card you should get to start traveling for free because the welcome offer is 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first three months.
My favorite perks about this card are earning 5X points on travel when booked through the Chase portal (2X if direct purchase), 3X points on dining, $50 yearly credit on hotels booked through the Chase portal, no foreign transaction fees, and transferring points to 13 airline and hotel partners like Hyatt, United, and Southwest.

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The Chase Freedom Unlimited® is one of my favorite cards for earning cash back card and travel rewards. It offers a welcome offer of an additional 1.5% cash back on all your purchases up to $20,000 your first year.
My favorite perks about this card are earning 5% cash back on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal, 3% cash back at drugstores and restaurants (including delivery and takeout), 1.5% cash back on all other purchases and no annual fee. When paired with cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card or Ink Business Cash® Credit Card, you can use your points to travel for free.

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