February 2012

29
Feb

Get Free Platinum Status with Accor Hotels in 3 Minutes

Accor hotels, which has over 4,000 hotels in 90 countries, is offering free platinum status to A|Club, their loyalty program.  This is supposed to be targeted to Citi Premier Miles World Mastercard holders in the UAE but because of a glitch in the system, it is allowing anyone to sign up and receive it.   I

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28
Feb

The Free Flight Primer, Part Six: Getting Your Miles

Getting Your Miles Parts 1-5 have focused on picking a destination and finding availability to that destination.  Now, it’s time to shift our focus and actually begin getting you the miles you need to fly for free.  If you’ve been following the Free Flight Primer and already have a stockpile of miles, great!  But for

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28
Feb

Get 1,000 Free AA Miles for Playing a 2 Minute Game

Direct from The Points Guy, here is a link to play a pretty neat little game from AA that will earn you 1,000 free miles.  I just did it myself and can vouch that it worked.  It also only takes about 2 minutes of your time, so really, what do you have to lose?  I

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27
Feb

Mixed Nuts #1

Welcome to the first edition of Mixed Nuts, which will be a fairly regular, “whenever I feel like it” roundup of all the things that  warrant a mention to readers but aren’t important enough for their own post.  Tips and tricks, promotions, readers hints…it’s all here!  So dig in and grab a handful! 1.  Want

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23
Feb

The Free Flight Primer, Part Five: Using Award Nexus to Find Award Availability

The Free Flight Primer is a series of posts which will show, step by step, how to earn and then redeem frequent flyer miles.  We’ll start at the very beginning of the process and work our way through every step, from picking a destination all the way up to booking the ticket.  In between we’ll talk

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21
Feb

The Champ is Here: Introducing the Chase Ultimate Rewards Mall

A few days ago, I implored you to start using shopping portals to build up your miles and points balance. I won’t rehash it all here again, but basically, if you aren’t going through shopping portals when you’re shopping online, START! It’s the second best way to get large amounts of points quickly (the first

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18
Feb

Get out of the Stone Age and Start Using Shopping Portals (with Evreward video tutorial)

Using online shopping portals is one of the best and quickest ways to earn frequent flyer miles. Plus, you can avoid the traffic at the mall and shop in your pajamas!

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16
Feb

Milepoint is Giving Away Free Ipads!

I love, love, love Milepoint, which, if you’re not familiar with, is a forum for frequent flyers.  It has only been around for a year, so the wealth of information that is available there is not on par with Flyertalk, which has been around for ages, but I find it more friendly, more intimate, easier to

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13
Feb

The Free Flight Primer, Part Four: Finding Star Alliance Award Availability

The Free Flight Primer is a series of posts which will show, step by step, how to earn and then redeem frequent flyer miles.  We’ll start at the very beginning of the process and work our way through every step, from picking a destination all the way up to booking the ticket.  In between we’ll talk

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12
Feb

The Free Flight Primer, Part Three: Finding OneWorld Award Availability

The Free Flight Primer is a series of posts which will show, step by step, how to earn and then redeem frequent flyer miles.  We’ll start at the very beginning of the process and work our way through every step, from picking a destination all the way up to booking the ticket.  In between we’ll talk

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9
Feb

The Free Flight Primer, Part Two: Determining Airline Routes to Your Destination

The Free Flight Primer is a series of posts which will show, step by step, how to earn and then redeem frequent flyer miles.  We’ll start at the very beginning of the process and work our way through every step, from picking a destination all the way up to booking the ticket.  In between we’ll talk

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7
Feb

The Free Flight Primer, Part One: Introduction and Taking Inventory of Your Points

Our epic 7 part series documenting EVERYTHING you need to know about frequent flyer miles. From the very basic all the way through actually booking a flight. As thorough as it gets, and the place to start if you really want to learn.

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2
Feb

Using Miles for Domestic Flight Redemption (What are you, crazy?)

One of the most common questions surrounding frequent flyer miles and points is “how much are these worth”? And while the idea of value is a major part of every discussion about points and miles, the funny thing is that there is no clear answer.  Each person has different travel goals; one person may wish

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1
Feb

My February App-O-Rama: Meet the Candidates!

Confused about app-o-ramas?  Read my What the Deuce is an App-O-Rama? post. Earlier this week I recapped my incredible year in 2011, which saw me go from having no idea about frequent flying in March to earning 535,000 miles and points, acquiring an amazing wealth of knowledge about the whole business, and beginning an awesome

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