New To Program Bonuses

As long as you’re not wearing leggings, you should be able to pick up some points for getting on a plane. Alaska is offering 5,000 bonus miles to newbies who join their mileage program and take a flight in the next 6 months. Singapore Airlines is also offering 500 miles to people who take 30 seconds and join their program.

Alright…a few of you wanted to know my opinion on this United PR nightmare so I’ll just answer it here…

I agree with your outrage. This is still America (at least I think it is). If people want to wear leggings, it should be up to them. But, as you know, I tend to be an avid observer of human behavior. So this legging thing has been pretty wild to me for a couple of years…a lot of people got randomly comfortable walking around in ultra skin-tight clothes. Gym wear turned into regular pants. And it seemed to happen overnight. Going to the store…walking through an airport…bending over to pick up keys. This leaves me with many questions. Do ladies know that many types of leggings show everything? Are they aware of the drooling guys sticking their pervy heads right in there for a close-up view? Isn’t this all uncomfortable in some way? But hey, my opinion is just that…my opinion. It doesn’t change the fact that people should be allowed to wear strange and ill-advised clothing choices if that’s what they want to do. United dropped the ball on this one. The fact that they did it with young girls is going to rightfully cost them some business.

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Some Card Updates

  • Thanks to reader Scoot for sharing a new Marriott card link. Fine, his name is actually Scott (I made a typo and have been calling him Scoot because I’m secretly 12 years old). The link is worth 107,500 points after meeting the spend and adding a user.
  • American Express just upped the bonus on their Hilton card to 80,000 points. The better increase is probably with their 100,000-point Surpass card, which now includes a weekend night after the first anniversary.
  • Scoot over to this link and check out a new option from Alliant. Unlimited 3% back in the first year and 2.5% every year after. The page says it’s coming soon for all of us in April. Have a great weekend, nerds!

 

**As many of you have noticed, the last 2 weeks have been technical hell here at MileNerd. Please know I’m on the phone every night trying to get this worked out. As always, I’m writing 5 days a week…so if you don’t see a new post on a weekday, please feel free to let me know. In the meantime, you can also try refreshing the page or opening it in an incognito browser. Sorry guys…I’m trying my best to get this sorted out as quickly as possible. I’ll post this message for a few days until I’m confident the site is updating like normal.**

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MLB And SPG

Can you think of anything more American than baseball and Starwood? Actually, I take it back…there are lots of things – apple pie, not knowing how to use apostrophes, butt implants, etc. But that’s a different conversation. The point is, many of you are big fans of sports and SPG. And it’s that time of year to look at some good baseball redemptions for your points. Lots of options throughout the country in case you have a specific location in mind.

 

**As many of you have noticed, the last 2 weeks have been technical hell here at MileNerd. I’m told everything should be working normally now. But I’m not 100% positive yet. Still possible a few people aren’t seeing new posts. Please know I’ve been on the phone every night trying to get this worked out. As always, I’m writing 5 days a week…so if you don’t see a post on a weekday, please feel free to let me know. In the meantime, you can try refreshing the page or opening it in an incognito browser. Sorry guys…I’m trying my best to get it sorted out as quickly as possible. Some people have checked on me, thinking I’m hurt or sick (because they didn’t see a post on a weekday). That made me smile. I’ll post this message for a few days until I’m confident the site is updating like normal for everyone.**

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10,000 Amex Points For A Few

I started this blog 60 years ago. Or maybe it was 6. Either way, it feels like forever. And I can’t remember a time before this offer popped up. Like clockwork, I get an email every few months from someone who sees it again. Here’s the scoop…

It won’t work for the majority of you, but a few always get lucky with a very easy 10,000 points from American Express. If you have a charge card that you need to pay off every month (like Platinum/Gold), give it a shot. The points are for for taking them up on a targeted offer to Pay Over Time. Again, it won’t work for everyone.

It only takes a second if you want to check here. Or if you have more time in your day, call Amex and try giving them a code (CF20:0004 or CF2O:0008). This message will reappear in a few months I’m sure.

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Alaska Cards Improvement

I love Alaska cards.

They’re easier for me to get than most, I’ve had dozens of them, and the miles are extremely valuable. They also come with a companion discount code…it’s the best part of the card other than the miles. Pretty simple – for around 100 bucks, you can bring a companion along on an Alaska flight in economy. It’s a feature that has saved a lot of us money through the years. And now for those who never find good flight options with this airline…this code will also work on Virgin America flights. Thanks to reader Nitin for sharing this helpful information.

With all the devaluations in recent years, Alaska miles are more useful than ever. As long as the card continues to be this easy to churn, I plan to keep racking up this currency.

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