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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.

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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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How to Get Free Hotel Breakfast, Upgrades, and More with Visa Signature

I always feel my hotel stay is incomplete without having a nice scrumptious breakfast. Since We’ve been staying at some top hotels around the world (while paying pennies).If you read this site you probably already know that top tier hotel elite status can get you things like upgrades, free breakfast, late-check out, and more.  However, unless you travel quite a bit per year, or are able to put large amounts of spending on some co-branded hotel credit cards, the upper tier hotel elite status levels that get you those really good perks are probably out of reach for most of us.

Yummy Breakfast at Premier Inn Abu Dhabi during our recent stay

However, you can still get free breakfast, upgrades, late check-out, and other VIP goodies just by booking a stay at a participating “Luxury Hotel Collection” hotel via a program that Visa Signature offers.  Before you close the page thinking “free stuff” this will cost extra, or that families have no business in “luxury” hotels, hear me out because you might be surprised.

If your card bears this symbol enjoy some of these great benefits

How Do You Access the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection?

All you have to do to access The Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection is have a Visa Signature credit card.  There are tons of them, and if you have some rewards credit cards, the chances are good that you already have one in your wallet.

Some of the most popular cards on the market are part of this family of premium cards, including the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire, British Airways Visa, the Hyatt card, the Marriott Rewards Premier and Marriott Rewards cards, the Southwest Plus card, Bank of America’s Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines cards, Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, Citi Hilton HHonors and Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve, US Bank FlexPerks, Citi AAdvantage Visa Signature, and many more.

What Family Friendly/Points Friendly Hotels are in the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection?

There are over 900 hotels all around the world, but a few that jump out at me as being good fits for families or points junkies are:

Park Hyatt Washington DC, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, Hyatt Key West, Hyatt Olive 8, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, Hyatt Regency Aruba, Hyatt Regency Maui, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, Grand Hyatt Kauai, Andaz 5th Avenue, Andaz Papagayo, Andaz Maui, Andaz Amsterdam, Andaz Napa, Intercontinental Bali, Westin St. John, Westin Dublin, Westin Maui, St. Regis Monarch Beach, St. Regis Houston, St. Regis Princeville, St. Regis Rome, St. Regis Bahia Beach, St. Regis Punta Mita, Liberty Hotel Boston, Aria, Vdara, W South Beach, W Atlanta Downtown, W Vieques Island, and tons more.

Another one one my bucket list : Hyatt Regency Aruba is in the Visa Signature Hotel collection

You can search by price, location, brand, interest, setting, etc.

How expensive are hotels in the Luxury Hotel Collection?

The rates for hotels in the Luxury Hotel Collection should be the same as the lowest rate you can find via the hotel directly or other similar sites, albeit without the use of discount codes or other reduced rates due to AAA, AARP, etc.  In fact, they have a “Best Rate Guarantee” in case you do find a lower rate elsewhere within 24 hours of booking.

Some of the hotels in the collection are very expensive for my tastes, but others are much more reasonable per night.  Of course these are not going to be your super cheap budget motel properties, but there are many that have reasonable prices, with some in the $100 – $200 per night range.

I’ve seen the Westin Lake Las Vegas go for around $100 per night or less.  A random search of dates at the Hyatt Regency Maui turned up nights starting at $259/night.  That isn’t cheap, but when you consider that it would cost 20,000 Hyatt points per night to stay there, you may decide the cash rate makes sense for some nights – especially given the perks you will get via the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection program.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore part of Visa Signature Luxury program

What perks do you get from booking with the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection program?

This is the good part because you get all these perks just by booking via the Luxury Hotel Collection program without having to pay extra or have any sort of elite status – all you need is a Visa Signature card.  The perks include:

  • Best available rate guarantee
  • Complimentary continental breakfast daily
  • $25 food and beverage voucher
  • Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, if available
  • Free in-room internet, when available
  • 3PM late check-out, upon request
  • VIP guest status

How the hotels deliver on the continental breakfast for two daily will vary, but in my experience if you don’t want an actual continental breakfast, many will offer that monetary equivalent toward another breakfast item.  Since hotel breakfasts usually aren’t cheap, this can easily be a $50+ value per day of your stay for two people.

Additional Savings and Discounts:

On top of the perks, you can sometimes get additional savings or additional perks at certain properties.  When you are on the website go to the “Special Offers” section to see if any of the offers work for your travel plans.  A few examples of the ones I saw on the website are:

  • 3rd or 4th night free
  • 25% off publicly available rates
  • $100 dining credit + 10% off with two night stay
  • $125 hotel credit with two night stay

If you aren’t familiar with the program, or haven’t used it in a while, I highly recommend you poke around on The Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection website to see if some of the hotels and benefits offered might work for one of your upcoming vacations.  Remember that you will still earn your points/elite status credits when you book via the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection, so those of us that love hotel points can essentially double up and earning points and getting extra perks!

Have you utilized the Visa Signature perks on a hotel stay?  Where did you go, and how was the stay?

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