American Express Membership Rewards is currently running a promotion where you can transfer your points from their program to Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) with a 50% bonus. This promotion, however, is only available for Platinum or Centurion cardholders.  Typically, the transfer ratio from Membership Rewards to SPG is a pretty poor 3:1. So with this… Read full article

On November 1, 2014, AirTran will be closing all frequent flyer accounts. This means you have until October 31, 2014 to extend the life of your Southwest Airlines standard award free tickets through the AirTran transfer loophole. These are NOT Southwest points, but actual free tickets that are capacity controlled through the old Rapid Rewards… Read full article

In case you had your second “Oh Shoot!” moment when you woke up this morning and realized you forgot to apply for the Chase Ink Plus card with the 70,000 point offer, I have good news for you. The offer is still available at a Chase branch. This offer started being available at Chase branches back… Read full article

A few weeks ago I wrote about a promotion where you could transfer your Marriott points to American Airlines with a 20% bonus. Well, that same promotion is now available with US Airways – though October 31 you can get a 20% bonus when you transfer your Marriott points to US Airways’s loyalty program. Transferring points directly… Read full article

Through Living Social you can purchase a discounted voucher to use on a Virgin America flight between now and February 28, 2014. This is a decent deal where you can get up to $50 off your flight. $25 for $75 to spend on round-trip airfare for long haul flights ($50 discount) $15 for $50 to spend… Read full article

Welcome to another post of helping a reader travel! Here are some travel tips and suggestions generated from reader comments on things to do in Algarve, Portugal. A few weeks ago a reader wrote in asking for Portugal suggestions. I was able to cover Portugal as a whole, but wanted to hit on many of the major tourist spots within the country… Read full article

UPDATE: This offer has expired. To see the most up to date offer for this credit card you can check out the promotions page. For those that woke up this morning saying “Shoot! I meant to apply for the Chase Ink Plus card before I went to sleep last night”, the good news is the… Read full article

Happy Sunday! As you are well aware by now, at the end of every weekend I do a weekly recap post to ensure that you do not miss out on anything from the past week. The following pages also serve as your one-stop-shop to keep up to date on all the deals and promotions available…. Read full article

Another blog post from Mr. Deals… With baby deals in the mix, it’s been awhile since Mrs. Deals and I have had a chance to travel like the young spring chicken we used to be. We’ve enjoyed some family trips and I’ve had a few business trips solo, but those are totally different than when… Read full article

This is a quick post to let you all know that I successfully was approved for my second Chase Ink Plus credit card. Many folks have emailed me or commented on prior blog posts asking if they can get a second card. So I wanted to tell you about my experience. I originally got the Chase… Read full article

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