Since it is the end of the month, a few promotions and deals are also coming to an end. While there aren’t many, I did want to point them all out to you. Make sure to keep these deadlines in mind!
- Select your $200 airline credit for existing American Express Platinum card holders. If you had this card in 2012 and do not change your selection by TODAY, you will keep the same airline to use your credit. If you are new to the card in 2013, this deadline does not apply. Remember, with many airlines you can purchase small quantities of gift cards and those have counted in the past! You can learn more about the American Express Platinum credit card here.
- Receive a massive bonus for transatlantic flights on full fare economy, business, and first class tickets on American Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia. While you can’t do anything about this promotion now, today is the last day for earning these bonus points. Did any of you rack up some big miles?
- Book Hilton’s up to 40% off “Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale” rate. World wide you can get up to 40% off weekend stays throughout 2013 if booked by today. While there are same great money saving opportunities, keep in mind though that these discounted rates are non-refundable!
- Get a 33% bonus when you transfer your American Express Membership Reward points to the Hilton Honors program. While I typically do not recommend transferring Amex points to hotel programs as the transfer ratio is not the best (when compared to airline programs), this is a good promotion for those of you interested in redeeming for Hilton hotels. This means that 1,000 Amex points = 2,000 Hilton points. Keep in mind that this type of conversion is always possible through a roundabout method involving Virgin Atlantic, but this allows you to bypass that step. For those not aware, Membership Rewards points transfer to Virgin Atlantic miles at a 1:1 ratio, but then Virgin Atlantic miles transfer to Hilton Honors points at a 1:2 ratio – thus 1,000 Amex Membership Reward points can always equal 2,000 Hilton points.
- Purchase US Airways miles at a 100% bonus for those targeted. It seems as though this is only available if you purchased miles in 2012, which I did not so I am not able to see the bonus offer. As I’ve mentioned before, purchasing US Airways miles can definitely be a cheaper way to fly business or first class. Potentially for your run of the mill economy tickets too, but chances are slim. Do the math and see if it works out in your favor. You can purchase miles here (just enter your name and US Airways dividend number and see if the 100% bonus appears for you).