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Free Miles – American & JetBlue, Frontier Airline $19 Sale, Hyatt Joins Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts, Free Movie tickets using Visa Signature card

1) 1000 Free AA miles for watching a video  – In an effort to help recently converted Dividend Miles members get acquainted with AAdvantage, American Airlines is holding a promotion where you can very easily earn 1,000 AAdvantage  miles. I just did it and it took only about 2 minutes. 1000 miles may not sound a whole lot but I had a few instances in the past where all I was short was a few 1000 miles to book an award ticket so 3 minutes may be well worth your effort to earn an extra 1000 miles.

aa 1000 promotion

Dream Destination – Hawaii

As part of the promotion you have to watch 6 videos. Each video tells you a little about AAdvantage before requiring you to answer a simple question. After completing all six videos you will have earned 1,000 AAdvantage miles and you can also enter to win the grand prize of two first class tickets to anywhere American Airlines flies.

However, you may scroll to the end of the video if you are operating in rush mode and simply answer the questions on the next page.

.             aa 1000 promotion

2) JetBlue 7000 Miles promotion – New Flying blue members can earn 7,000 JetBlue bonus points.  To earn the points. sign-up for JetBlue frequent flyer account (through this link), book a paid flight on JetBlue, and travel by June 18, 2015. JetBlue points are worth ~1.4 cents per point.  So the 7,000 points you earn are worth ~$98.  If you find a good price on a 1-way flight, you may come out ahead!

jet blue promo

3) Frontier Airlines is having a one day sale today with flights starting at $19 for many of their routes, including flights from Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Indianapolis; New Orleans; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia and Washington-Dulles for select dates in May and June.
frontier promo If you are interested in scoring any of these fares for $19, be sure to book sooner than later because the fares usually sell out rather quickly.

Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 pm Eastern time on April. 30, 2015 for domestic, nonstop travel in select markets and dates, May 5, 2015 through June 10, 2015. If you are looking for a quick getaway, you might want to take a look at some of these deals.

4) Hyatt Joins Nepal Earthquake Efforts – It’s great to see airlines and hotels  join this cause in supporting Nepal. I have been to Nepal few times and the beauty country has to offer is second to none. Every dollar donated will go a long way in helping those who have lost almost everything

Destruction in Nepal

Destruction in Nepal

You can visit the link here and donate either Hyatt Points increment of 5000 or cash.

5)  Free Movie Tickets using Visa Signature Credit card

fandango

If your visa card bears a logo which says “Signature” like the one below than you are in for a treat rest of this summer. visa signature

You can get this deal each Friday starting at 12:01 am Eastern Time and ending Saturday at 5:59 am Eastern Time, through August 21, 2015. To get your free ticket, add 2 or more tickets to your cart and the lowest priced ticket is free. As per the offer terms you can only get 1 free ticket per card, every 30 days but a workaround is adding co-users on your card so now you can get multiple ticket offer for each cardholder. Also, there is a limit of 1 registration per email address (regardless of card number) per 7 day period so you may need a different email address for each visa signature card you have in your wallet.

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Top 5 credit cards for Free Hotel Stays

You can visit creditcards.com to sign up for many of these limited time offers

Best Hotel Credit Cards For Free Stays

If you’re searching for the best hotel credit cards, look no further. I’ve chosen a handful of my favorites that offer high rewards, free lodging and extra perks for loyal cardholders. Hotel-branded cards, unlike most airline cards or retail cards, can actually be worth your while. Frequent guests will discover benefits that both curb costs and add another dimension of luxury to the hotel experience. You can check  creditcards.com to sign-up for these cards and more under Travel and Airline.

1. Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve 

Citi® Hilton HHonors<sup>TM</sup> Reserve Card
Current Bonus: 
Two weekend night certificates, each good for one weekend night (standard room, double occupancy) at most hotels and resorts within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, after $2,500 spend in 4 months. 
Other Benefits: 
10 points for every $1 spent on hotel stays within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. 5 points for every $1 spent on airline and car rental purchases. 3 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases. Automatic Hilton HHonors Gold status; Diamond status with $40,000 annual spend. No foreign transaction fees. SmartChip technology. Visa Signature benefits. Cardholders who spend $10,000 annually get an anniversary free weekend-night certificate that can be used at any property 
Annual Fee:
$95
Value: The value of the two free weekend nights could easily be worth $800-$1000, plus the free night at $10,000 in spend ($300) plus Gold status (Free-Breakfast, Upgrades etc ~$150) minus the annual fee of $95 = value of about $1,300 to me. I would use them at Conrad Koh Samui for a 2-night stay where a night can easily costs upwards of $500 or the gorgeous Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Below is a snapshot of how much the rooms cost per night at Conrad Maldives (~$2400 per night …pheww!!)

 

conrad maldives

 

 

2. Starwood Preferred Guest Card

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express Application

Current bonus : Earn 10,000 Starpoints after your first purchase on the Card and an additional 15,000 Starpoints after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 6 months.
Other Benefits: 2 Starpoints per dollar spent on Starwood spend, 2 stays/5 nights towards elite status qualification, Gold status after $30,000 in spend per year. 
Annual Fee: 
$65, waived the first year.
Value: I value the Starpoints at about 2.5 cents a piece ($625 for the sign-up bonus) and I leverage the 2 stay/5 nights elite benefits (~$100) to hit Platinum status, so the total value to me is about $725 for this card. I signed up for this card when the offer was increased to 30,000 Starpoints and used it to stay for three nights at Le Meridien, Barcelona. The stay would have costed us upwards of $300 per night for which I used 30,000 Starwood points and $50 out of pocket.

Welcome Le Meredien Barcelona

We were welcomed to our suite in Barcelona with Cold Champagne and yummy chocolate coated strawberries!!

 

Barcelona suite 1

The view of La Ramblas from the room was breathtaking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card

IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card Application

Current Bonus: 70,000 points after $1,000 spend in 3 months. 
Other Benefits: 
Earn 5 points per dollar spent at IHG properties, 2 points per dollar spent at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants, and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases. Platinum Elite status. 10% points back on all IHG Rewards bookings. Annual free night at any property worldwide upon card anniversary. 
Annual Fee:
$49, waived first year
Value: I value IHG Rewards points at about .7 cents a piece so 70,000 = $490  plus the 10% return on all award bookings would be at a minimum 70,000 from the sign-up bonus, so 7,000 points ($49) and Platinum status ($50) for a total value of about $589. You can maximize the reward stay by reading my article on scoring IHG Hotels worldwide for 5000 points. Via the sign-up bonus you could almost score 14 nights at 5000 points per night via the pointsbreak offer IHG Hotels rolls-out every few months. I would use my anniversary night to stay at IHG Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort

You could use your anniversary night y to enjoy this breathtaking view. Great use of the $49 annual fees to score these bungalows which go for almost $1000 a night

 

4. Hyatt Visa

The Hyatt Credit Card
Current Bonus: 2 free nights at Hyatt properties worldwide after $1,000 spend in 3 months.
Other Benefits: Receive automatic Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum elite membership . Earn 3 points for every $1 spent at all Hyatt properties. Earn 2 points for every $1 spent at restaurants, on airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, and at car rental agencies. Earn 1 point for every $1 spent elsewhere. No foreign transaction fees. Smart Chip technology and extra protections. Free night at category 1-4 property every year after your card anniversary.
Annual Fee: $75, waived first year
Value: Those two free nights could easily be worth $800 a night considering they’re valid at all Hyatt hotels including swanky Park Hyatt properties around that world, plus $50 for elite membership gives this card an value to me of about $1600. You could use your 2 free nights to stay at Park Maldives Hadahaa, Park Hyatt Tokyo to name a few.

 

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

 

 

Best Park Hyatt to Stay 2 Free Nights with the Hyatt Visa

Park Hyatt Tokyo

 

5. US Bank Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature

 

 

Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card

 

 

 

 

 

Current Bonus: 85,000 Gold Points – 50,000 after first purchase, 35,000 after $2,500 spend in 90 days
Other Benefits: 
10 points per dollar on eligible purchases at participating Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide, and 5 points per dollar elsewhere. 40,000 bonus points each year after you renew your card and pay the annual fee. Bonus Award Nights –when Gold Points are redeemed for two or more consecutive award nights, the last night is free – exclusively for cardmembers. Automatic Gold Elite Status once the card is used. Existing Gold Elite members receive 15 qualifying nights toward Concierge Elite Status.
Annual Fee: $75
Value: I value Club Carlson points at about 0.6 cents a piece, so the 85,000 = $510 plus the free award night benefit is an easy way to save at least 70,000 points a year ($420) plus $25 in elite status perks – $75 = $880 in value to me. I absolutely love the fact that your last night is always free on stays of 2+ nights. A couple can combine these to easily stay at some top hotels around the world for free!! For example, you can use 50,000 points to stay at Radisson Blu Resort Marina & Spa, St. MartinRadisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape TownRadisson Blu Plaza Hotel SydneyRadisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel, Paris Eiffel and many more!!

Radisson Blu Sydney

Radisson Blu Sydney

Radisson Blu Cape Town

Radisson Blu Cape Town

Radisson Blu Eiffel

 

I’d love to know which cards you have or plan to sign up for and where would you use your free nights?

 

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