A random recap of some recent posts and a few off-the-cuff comments… The 32-credit widely targeted Airtran credit card offer from Chase has been generating quite a bit of traffic and it’s worth noting that it expires today, October 4th. In the meantime, a 16 credit offer page has went public. A notable update is […]

I was looking for an inexpensive, basic hotel recently and started with one of my favorite approaches, one that I referenced just a week ago. I always meant to detail that approach (though as usual Loyalty Traveler did a good job) but in a nutshell, it was quite easy to find a relatively inexpensive Best […]

There’s a lot of gnashing of teeth occasionally whether you can play the churning game over the long haul. Sometimes I’m still amazed at the number of cards out there and strategies. At least in the current form, there seems to be no end to the opportunities. My background: Excellent, 15-20 year credit history. Scores […]

A few days ago, I received my renewal notice for my subscription to the Economist which reminded me that I’d subscribed last year using Delta miles. I just checked and it’s still available for 3,200 miles from Delta, US Airways, American, or United. I checked Southwest and saw no sign of magazines for miles there. […]

This week’s been a good one for watching my email! Both my wife and I received a solicitations from Chase to apply for the Airtran credit card which is offering an excellent 32 credits (4 one-ways) and 2 business class upgrades after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months (vs. 16 credits on $1000 spending […]

Last month, I broke down what I thought was a fair value for a Hertz Gold Plus Point. While I settled on $.07/point, it wasn’t easy and could vary dramatically based on your individual situation. While investigating for the post though, I noted how hard it was to generate free car rentals without, you know, […]

Just received an email from Virgin Atlantic with what appears to be an open promotion¬†offering progressively larger bonuses for Hilton stays between Sep 26 and Dec 31 which, after 5 stays, totals 15k bonus Virgin Atlantic miles. This is in addition to your regular HHonors and Virgin Atlantic earnings. This only applies to reservations made […]