Pre-Registration Open for National One Two Free Fall Promotion (2018)by Sam Helmy
Individual emails are being sent to National Emerald Club Members to pre-register for this fall’s One Two Free promotion. We can only assume the promotion will be virtually identical to the 2017 version; if so, you’ll earn a free rental day for every two rentals of a midsize or large car. As a bonus if you pre-register by August 8, 2018, you will receive a free day’s rental coupon. So, check your emails to see if you have received the offer!
Alaska Modifies and Extends Promotion on Miles Purchases (July 2018)by Sam Helmy
Alaska has modified and extended the miles purchase promotion we reported on last month. The updated promotion has been extended through July 13, 2018, and the earning rates for different tiers of miles purchases have been tweaked a little.
Top 10 Rewards Credit Cards for June 2018by Jess Farley
When assessing the best credit card deals available to points and miles fans, we weigh up the current welcome offer, annual fee (or lack thereof), the ongoing value the card provides, and, to some degree, any special considerations such as application restrictions or transfer policies. The list includes a few limited-time offers, and although not every card features a monster 100K+ welcome bonus, we think these cards provide outstanding value.
American Express Launches Do More Business (Replacement for OPEN Savings)by Sam Helmy
American Express has launched its AMEX Do More Business program, the successor to its OPEN Savings program which we reported in March would be discontinued June 1, 2018.
AMEX Introduces Welcome Bonus Eligibility Toolby Sam Helmy
American Express has introduced functionality that lets you know whether you are eligible for a welcome bonus for a specific card as a part of the card application process. This function will alert you to your ineligibility before American Express…
Priority Pass Adds Two Virgin Atlantic Clubhousesby Sam Helmy
Priority Pass has added two Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses to its network of lounges. You can now access the Virgin Clubhouse at Washington DC Dulles International IAD, and the Virgin Clubhouse at Newark Liberty International EWR. One thing to note is that there are some serious restrictions on the times you can access both lounges.
How to Avoid Close-in Booking Fees on American & Unitedby Jess Farley
Last minute award booking fees are a penalty assessed by airlines, purely because they can. That said, there are some strategies to avoid these with a little bit of thinking outside the box.
Priority Pass Adds Barney’s Beanery at LAX Terminal 2by Sam Helmy
Recently, it seems not a week goes by without Priority Pass adding another restaurant to its network. This time it’s Barney’s Beanery at Los Angeles (LAX) Terminal 2. Hopefully, this will take some of the pressure off the only other Priority Pass lounge at LAX Terminal 2, the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse.
Which Credit Card Offers the Best Baggage Delay Coverage?by Jess Farley
If you’ve ever been the last person standing at an empty luggage carousel waiting for your bags, you’ll understand the frustration of your checked bags getting delayed or disappearing. It can mean hours spent filing reports and on the phone chasing up the location of your bag, not to mention the out of pocket expense of purchasing essentials like phone chargers, a change of clothes, and toiletries. We’ve covered the essential policies to check out.