Remember last week when I posted about this simple JetBlue contest? Well, I’ve never written about a contest twice (and rarely even write about them once) but I had to bring this one up again. Why? Because three readers have won already! I’d keep entering every day for another week. Seems like the odds for a win are way higher here than usual.
So far, it hasn’t been much of a year for transfer bonuses with American Express points. But (hopefully) they’re starting to wake up again. Get a 30% bump when you transfer Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic through the end of May. Is this the best bonus we’ve ever seen? Of course not. But it’s useful for some situations (especially if looking at their partner awards). Personally, I’m waiting to see what the next one is.
With the usual (very strong) possibility that I’m losing my memory…I don’t remember Starwood ever having a page for their status challenge before. Well, they’ve got one now. If you haven’t been Gold or Platinum with SPG in the last 5 years, these requirements are pretty reasonable. Especially since you’ll have the Starwood/Marriott status through the end of February 2019.
Let me first say that TV pilots aren’t a sure thing. Even if the money comes through and the show gets made…odds are pretty high it won’t be picked up. That’s just how it goes. On the other hand, every successful show was once a pilot “nobody will ever see.” You never know. So, that being said…
An experienced producer I know (also a loyal reader) is in the early stages of putting a travel show together. I’m not involved because of union conflicts (and a lack of interest in reality TV). But if this sounds like something you might want to audition for, I told them I’d put up a post. Here’s the type of host they want to build the pilot around:
- Over 18 years old.
- Passionate about miles and points.
- Fun and adventurous.
- A frequent traveler.
- Total flexibility to travel in July.
That’s all the information I have. If you’d like the self-tape information, you can email their casting office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to put “MileNerd Referral” as the subject. The deadline for auditions is 4/30.
Have a great weekend, nerds!
JetBlue is giving away 1,000 one-way flight certificates anywhere within the 48 states + Alaska. The promo says it’s “if you owe money to the IRS.” Obviously, they won’t know (and won’t care) if that’s actually true. Wanted to post this one because of the number of winners. Shouldn’t take more than 20 seconds to enter. Drop me a note if you end up getting one of these.