Tuesday, December 30, 2008
American Airline-Executive Platinum: 270K(still owe me 40K from Year end online mall)
Delta/Northwest-Gold(will drop to General Member next year) 745K(still owe me 255K)
US Airways-General Member: 90K
British Midland Airways-Gold: 150K
Czech Airline-General Member 40K
and more 200K in various airlines in China
Next Year Goal:
United-Plan to drop to Premier Executive
American Airline- plan to keep Exe Plat
Delta/Nowthwest-plan to get to Platinum
BMI-plan to keep Gold
All other programs will be remind as General member
Priority Club-Platinum: 500K
Next Year Goal:
Priority Club-Keep Platinum
Hyatt-Plan to get Diamond back
Hilton-Plan to keep Gold and working toward Diamond
All other programs will remain as General Member
80K Thankyou Network Points
$3400 AA Credit
2 SPG free weekend nights at any Cat 1-5 hotels
1 SPG free weekend at selected Asia Hotels
1 SPG free night at any Le Meridien
7 Unused Marriott nights at any Cat 1-5 properties
4 Hyatt free nights
Monday, December 29, 2008
Hilton has no blackout redemption like SPG chain and require much less points on these two properties, so this is actually a great move. However, I am sure New Hilton Bora Bora Nui will have similar retrictions on Elite benefits like Conrad Maldive when you reedem points, but it still a better value compare to SPG catergory 7 redemption. In addition, if you want to pay for the night, Hilton can get u to their Diamond tier by amount of spending($10000 in a canleder year), so a better option than SPG, where only nights/stays counts toward elite status.
Also, If I remember correctly, both hotels+St.Regis Bora Bora are owned by same person, so sooner or later St.Regis maybe rebrand to Hilton Family Hotels too.
Along with these two properties, the Westin Versailles in Paris will leave SPG and join Hilton as Waldorf=Astoria brand. It looks like Hilton is expanding its top chain to compete with others by offering lower Franchisee fees.
Start saving ur Hilton Points, you will have more better properties to use them.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Earn double points btw Jan 6 and Apr 6th,2009 at participating properties worldwide, must register here.
Marriott Mega bonus Spring 2009:
Offer valid between February 1 and April 30, 2009, you need to login your account to see which one you got, no need to pay with Visa card Here are some of them
- 2500 for each paid stay, beginning with the second stay. Max 25000 points
- 35K for 20 nights up to 50K total for 25 nights
- 25K for 15 nights up to 40K for 20 nights
Intercontinental Priority Club up to 30,000 bonus points or 10,000 bonus miles:
From January 12 to April 30, 2009, earn 3,000 bonus points or 1,000 bonus miles for every 3rd qualifying night you stay, up to 30,000 bonus points or 10,000 bonus miles.
Starwood Night after Night:
Registration will be available on Jan 7th,2009. From Jan 7th to Apr 30th,2009. Earn 500 bonus points per night, and 5000 extra bonus for every 10th nights, no need to be consecutive and no upper limit for bonus.
Hyatt More Than a Bonus:
Between January 9 and April 30, 2009, up to 20000 bonus points
Stay two nights and earn 2,000 bonus points/miles
Stay four nights and earn an additional 4,000 bonus points/miles (totaling 6,000 bonus points)
Stay six nights and earn an additional 6,000 bonus points/miles (totaling 12,000 bonus points)
Stay eight nights and earn an additional 8,000 bonus points/miles (totaling 20,000 bonus points)
Registration link is not ready yet.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Mention promotion code MPD698,
Offer valid for booking and travel btw Nov 13th to Jan 31st,2009 with blackout on Jan 2-5 and Dec 20th.
More discussion on this topic here
No min days requirement. I just 1 day weekend rental at SNA for $4 total.
New York City, Hawaii, and Florida are excluded
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Delta will offer this service soon and Virgin America already launched service on most route.
With no Powerports, no internet service, no dish network TV and massive increase in award redemption level, it's hard to keep UA anymore.
Although UA are changing some of their International Business seats to 180 lie flat will be eventually on all flights, services to mainland China still use Old 747.
One more thing to add. although UA has elite bonus, it is only for travel on UA, US and LH transatlantic flights. DL, NW elite earn elite bonus on all Sky team partner flights, and AA elite earn bonus on almost all one world partners except BA and JL.
Book your car before 31 December 2008 for hire before 31 March 2009 and you can earn double miles, giving you 3,000 destinations miles for each Hertz car rental.We'll give you 3,400* destinations miles for every Hertz booking you make through flybmi.com and you'll soon see the miles add up.
The problem is lots of US location is not working with PC #127186, you can give a try, it may work at ur Location
BTW, you can not have ur Hertz Gold attached on the booking in order to get bonus
Nonstop service from Detroit to Shanghai begins March 28, 2009
You need to register here by May 31, 2009 and travel between March 28 and June 15, 2009.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The bonus will be posted 8-12 weeks after Dec 31st, so it is a waiting game now. Once all transfers and bonus posted, I will have close to 1 Million in my Delta and NW accounts. Enough for many trips abroad.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
It is a Great promotion if you stay two nights per stay and NOT at Hampton INN properties or your stay is a very expensive, otherwise, stay with BMI miles would be a better option.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt are on the list, but no starwood this year
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
"Customer who enrolled prior to cancellation may still earn bonus as noted"
So if you registered before Nov 21st, you should be able to get bonus as long as you complete activities by Dec 31st. bonus will be awarded 8-10 weeks after Dec 31st.
There is no way to confirm with Delta whether u have registered or not, if you did, u should get those bonus.
I am going to re initiate my SPG and Marriott transfers this weekend.
Monday, November 24, 2008
did a last minutes first class redemption for my wife travel this weekend to Ontario,CA. Outbound on US airways and return on United. Total cost 45K UA miles + $10 taxes
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
With changes on award redemption effective Jan 1st,2009, UA will be no longer my first choice for travel and award accumulation.
1 Award level jumps to high, by way too high. from 90K business to Asia to 125K, from 110K business to OZ and NZ to 135K, from 75K business Asia to Oceania and OZ to 100K, many intra zone business changes from 30K to 50K and many more.
2 United *A award doesn't allow any changes once trip begin, you either use it or lost it. Since my time has become very flexible with lots of last min changes, it's very hard for me to come up with a fixed return date.
Now which airline become my top choice?
AA, DL and BMI
It's hard to believe DL is on my list, right?
All three airlines programs have two same advantages, flexibility and lower rate.
AA only needs 110K in business to most Asia, even cheaper to Japan and Korea, and AA offers unbelievable cheap premium cabin travel from Most Asia to South Pacific and Middle east, 70K/90K, 60K/80K. no fee to change on award any time as long routing and carrier remind same.
DL needs 120K in business to Asia and 30K in business for intra-Asia and you can change any time you want with a fee of $100, waived for Platinum member. Yes, many people complaint about availability on Delta and its partners in Premium cabin, but did you try to look up Korean Air? It's easy to find Business award seats on Korean air.
BD will make up other regions with its C+P award and one way redemption. I know BD has been taken over by LH, but until LH releases BD program ending, I will still accumulate miles on it.
How to get Marriott points faster? bonus promotion is a key and also online shopping if you have large purchase. Before Marriott change its redemption policy on Jan 15th 2009, Travel package award will get points to miles on 1:1 ratio, which means online shopping bonus reward will be higher than most airlines.
I canceled my SPG points transfer because I don't have time to fight for my bonus.
Shame on Delta.
Friday, November 21, 2008
I can't believe how US airways management can approve drop Elite bonus at first place, they are really "creative", first Major carrier charges almost everything, first carrier drops 500 segment bonus and first carrier drops Elite bonus. Yes, they were FIRST MAJOR CARRIER DROPPED ELITE BONUS ON EARTH and hope other carriers would follow.
They finally realized they are stupid.
-Reductions on redemption fares across all cabins
-Available on BA Miles only (not Part Cash Part Miles or Miles for Upgrade)
-Book between 21-28th November 2008
-No travel period restrictions
-Pre-registration not required
-Offer on all routes on BA mainline scheduled services with a BA prefix, but not on services operated wholly or partly by BA’s franchisees, codeshare partners or oneworld™ alliance members.
South Korea dropped from 1USD:900 Korean Won 3 years ago to 1:1450
Indonesia: dropped from 1:8000 to 1:12000
South Africa: dropped from 1: 6 to 1:10
and many more such as NZ, Iceland, it's time to go somewhere.
because DL system can not accept more than 32K Hotel transfer per
transaction, 20K SPG will get u 25K miles, which is the best value
2 AMEX credit card signup bonus may not count because those miles will be posted as Bonus.
3 AMEX MR transfer doesn't count
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
|Base Miles Earned||Bonus||Total Miles|
|10,000 or more||150%||25,000 or more|
I have Marriott travel package waiting to cash out 120K miles to AA, but with this promotion, I decide to transfer to Delta instead. I will get 300K miles for this transfer. Madagascar, here I come!!
Room about 60 Sqm
View from room
Overall, the hotel is nice and good for couples, not good for group of friends because the swimming pool has no volleyball or basketball like Hilton or Sheraton. The price is RMB1800 all in for a deluxe Ocean view room from local travel agent, and 2100+15% on Ritz Carlton website. Since there is no points program at Ritz Carlton hotel, local travel agent will be a good option.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
one $50 off per account per email address, you can use diff email address to sign up and separate ur booking into multiple one night bookings.
I booked two nights at Omni Orlando for $76 per night, not bad
|Sydney||from $1,658||$0||from $1,658*|
|Los Angeles||Sydney||from $1,838||$0||from $1,838*|
|Los Angeles||Melbourne||from $1,930||$0||from $1,930*|
|Los Angeles||Auckland||from $1,758||$0||from $1,758*|
|San Francisco||Melbourne||from $1,976||$0||from $1,976*|
|New York||Brisbane||from $2,330||$0||from $2,330*|
Not a bad deal
Thursday, November 13, 2008
BTW, I am too busy right now, so not as many update as before. hope I can write more in few weeks.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Lots of Business award at 30K level jump by 66% to 50K, and Business Class to Asia from N.A jump by more than 33% to 125K.
The only positive change I found is Business award btw North asia and South Asia, drop from 60K to 30K, in line with DL, NW
Cheap premium cabin award time is gone.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
LH will buy BMI, so I am guessing BMI Diamond Club will be ended soon and become LH Miles and More program. It may not happen right the way, but it should happen eventually because lots of Europe *A carriers already use M&M program
We might have to start redeeming those Miles.
Monday, October 27, 2008
want to know more about BMI click BMI Diamond Club, section on the right
Thanks Gary mentioned in his blog.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
1 Elite level
3 Time of request
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
1 eliminating blackout date like SPG and hilton currently doing(not exactly, still have blackout)
2 5th nights free when u redeem 4 nights
3 50% bonus for Platinum member instead of 30%
Looking good? after I read the term more closely and have to say "the change is actually to WORSE, not BETTER."
1 Under new redemption term, no blackout date, BUT "Hotels may limit the number of standard rooms available for redemption on a limited number of days"
2 The current system of reduced points per night for longer stays is replaced by a system where every 5 night redemption gets one free night. You will not get any discount for a 2 or 3 night stay at one property. e.g currently, you can redeem 5 nights at Cat 7 for 130,000, but with the new system, you will need 140,000
3 Create a new Cat 8 level, so 14 Cat 7 Hotels move to here.
4 Increase Travel package award level. Currently 7 nights at Cat 1-5 + 120K miles is priced at 235,000 points, but after the change, it will become 270,000
Unbelievable, with other big names changing their program to better, Marriott is making the Program even worse, No wonder I keep telling people they are the worst for past few years and will be in the future too.
Marriott, Hilton and another Chinese Brand Hotels Mangrove Resort joined the group and got a piece of cake. Intercontinental Group and Accor Hotels Group also wants to share the cake, but too bad, there is no more beach left, so Crowne Plaza Sanya and Pullman by Accor Hotels has to open on the opposite of those hotels.
Who got the last piece of cake on the beach? I thought it was Hilton, but today, on my 13th visit to these Area since 1994, I found Ritz-Carlton opened on beach side and I will check it out few days later.
Chinese Brand on beach side: Gloria, Horizon, Mangrove tree resort, no points Program except Gloria(own program)
Chinese Brand on Non Beach side: Villa5, a very nice Southeast Asia Villa style hotel with fairly priced rooms , each one has own swimming pool, but the downside is no beach. If you are tired of beach, you can try this hotel.
Traditional Upscale Brand on beach Side: sheraton,marriott and Hilton. The price at these three hotels almost identical, so brand preference is playing the role now. Sheraton is a very nice one, the hotel is well run by an Italian General Manager and rated as one of the top hotel in China for many years. Service is excellent 3 years ago, and I feel it's getting even better now. Marriott next door is not my preference at all, as some of you may know, I don't like marriott chain because its consistance on room design, this marriott is the same. If you have chance to compare travellers' photo(not those room photo taken by professionals) on Marriott Sanya and Marriott Aruba, you will know what I am talking about. Hilton is a newer hotel compared to other two, but I have not stay there yet, will stay there later and report back. From what I heard, this hotel is the No. 1 on beach side before Ritz-Carlton Open.
Traditional Upscale Brand on non beach side: Crowne Plaza and Pullman by Accor Hotels. Crowne Plaza opened three years ago and I have stayed there once for one night. Much cheaper than Beach side hotel, nice room with Plasma TV, but there is no beach, it's better to use as a business meeting hotel. Pullman by Accor Hotels just opened this year, the design is Southeast Asia style, and offers both hotel rooms and villa with private pool at moderate price.
Luxury Brand on beach side: Ritz-Carlton. the hotel just opened this year and also choose Southeast Asia style. Hotel has a luxury shopping area in the lobby. I will stay this hotel early next week and report back.
The consutruction of entire hotel zone is finished and I don't think there will be any new hotel open within this zone in the future. Haitang Bay will be the next develop area in Sanya, 14 hotels will be opened in next few years including Westin, Hilton and other international/dometic names. Also, one of them, Mangrove Resort, will be same standard as Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
Friday, October 17, 2008
The $119 rate includes:
- Luxury Suite at The Venetian
- $50 in Slot Credits or Table Match Play for every night of your stay
- LAVO Restaurant-Lounge-Nightclub:
- $50 drink voucher
- Complimentary admission and line pass for up to 4 guests
"Air China, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines®, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines®, Northwest Airlines®, Singapore Airlines, THAI Airways International and United"
This means u will earn 1500 miles per stay on AA, DL, etc. A great offer for one night stay, but for longer stay, BMI is still the best option.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Shimei Bay is a newly developed hotel zone located 150km north of Sanya, there will be lot of hotels open in next few years just like Yalong Bay hotel zone in Sanya and the first The Luxury Collection hotel in China-The Alhambra Resort & Spa-Shimei Bay will be opened next year.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Here is the list of participating locations.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Too bad I don't have chance to stay at this hotel at current rate.
The bus dropped us off at front entrance, there were several hotel employees waiting, then brought us to the hotel lobby, which is located on 41st floor. From 2nd-39th floor are office building with separate entrance, and a Japanese restaurant on 40th floor.
After exit the elevator, there was a Lobby Lounge, then pass another western restaurant and library, we arrived lobby. There were only three desks like concierge desk in the lobby, so check process completed while sitting there.
Our room is on the 47th floor, the view is overlooking Shinjuku Park.
Hotel has Free shuttle every 20 mins to Shinjuku Station, you can take subway/JR from there or you can walk to lots of great places around that area.
I did not eat in hotel restaurants. With so many great Japanese restaurant downstairs, why bother to eat in the hotel.
The service was great, I left 2 laptop on Airport Limousine bus, but the front desk people found back for me after 2 hours. I think this hotel provided the best value for my Hyatt special promotional free nights certificate.
Check in process at JFK was quick, since there is no one at Executive class line. It took us 5 mins then we headed to JAL Lounge. The lounge is not big, and I was busy in the computer room, so I did not take any picture. My wife did bring me some nice snacks and small noodle dish. The lounge is for JAL flights use only in the morning, then after 1:45pm, Lufthansa airline passengers start to use it.
Boarding process is quick with separate Business Class line and cabin is only about 1/4 full. the new JAL business class seats design, monitor size and IFE system, all are similar to Air China new business class.
JAL does not serve Pre-departure drink, I feel so thirsty while flight was waiting on runway due to air traffic control. The IFE system has bird eye's view function, so you can see ground during takeoff /landing and view of city.
About 1 hour after departure, the lunch service started. I forget to grab a menu from the flight because I thought it will be available online. when I checked few days ago, online only has menu from Narita, not to Narita, here are some pictures.
The second meal on flight is also available any time after lunch service, choices include eel sushi, udon noodle, Soba, Pasta and more.Since I don't drink alcohol, I did not pay attention on Wine list. I think they had 3 red wines, 2 white wines and lots of other Japanese alcohol.
The movie selections were not so good, at least for me because I have watched more than half of them before.
The seat was not very comfortable, maybe because of that 10 degree angle to 180 or a day time flight, but the food was great and so delicious. I think it's still a great value for 180k miles for 2 people on their business class.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
"Between October 1 - 31, 2008, whenever you transfer miles to a friend or family member on delta.com, your recipient will receive a 100% mileage bonus. For example, if you transfer 10,000 miles, your recipient would get 10,000 bonus miles."
If you transfer 30K from your account to ur friend/family accounts, they will get 60K in total, then they transfer those 30K back to you, you will get 60K, so basically you are"buying miles" at 0.01 cent each+ $30 processing fee.
Up to 30,000 miles can be transferred per transaction, A maximum of 300,000 miles can be transferred into any individual SkyMiles account per calendar year. Up to 150,000 miles can be transferred from your account per calendar year.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
the easiest 2500 miles ever. I have got 3 surveys so far this year. 2500 each
your BMI account has to accept special offer email in order to get this survey
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
then book and fly btw Sep 15th-Dec 15th
|Atlanta (ATL)||Seoul (ICN)|
|Atlanta (ATL)||Shanghai (PVG)|
|Atlanta (ATL)||Stockholm (ARN)|
|New York (JFK)||Amman (AMM)|
|New York (JFK)||Edinburgh (EDI)|
|New York (JFK)||Malaga (AGP)|
|New York (JFK)||Shannon (SNN)|
In addition, you can fly on AF or DL and earn double miles
|Los Angeles (LAX)||London/Heathrow (LHR)|
|New York (JFK)||London/Heathrow (LHR)|
|New York (JFK)||Lyon, France (LYS)|
|Salt Lake City (SLC)||Paris/De Gaulle (CDG)|
If you book your flight on delta.com and originating your travel from US, you will earn 1000 extra.
Offer maybe targeted
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
then skip the intro, on the right side, you will see a 10 off coupon
Valid on American Airlines® or American Eagle® between cities in the 48 contiguous United States and/or Mexico
From Aug 1st to Oct 1st
credit to this thread
then purchase the ticket at delta.com now through October 31, 2008 and complete your travel by January 15, 2009.
Must be on Delta-coded Flights(except Flights operated by Northwest and Continental Airlines)
It is targeted
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Participating hotels and resorts:
The St. Regis Aspen Resort
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon - Open 10/15/08
Four Points by Sheraton Denver Southeast
Sheraton Denver Hotel, Downtown
Sheraton Denver West Hotel
Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel
The Westin Tabor Center
The Westin Westminster
Sheraton Steamboat Resort
Salt Lake City
Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Four Points by Sheraton Fairview Heights
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center, Overland Park
Four Points by Sheraton Kansas City Airport, Kansas City
Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel St. Louis
Sheraton Kansas City Sports Complex Hotel, Kansas City
Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel & Suites
Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
The Westin Crown Center, Kansas City
The Westin St. Louis
Saturday, September 6, 2008
First night under my wife name:
170 basic points
85 Gold bonus
500 CCC on-hold bonus
170 double points bonus for anniversary hotels
3000 points for each stay in Canada
888 points for a weekend stay
202 points for SPG credit card spending
Second night under my name
170 basic points
85 Platinum bonus
500 Platinum Amenity
500 CCC on-hold bonus
500 bonus for flyertalk member in Sep
170 double points bonus for anniversary hotels
3000 points for each stay in Canada
1000 points for midweek stay
202 points for SPG credit card spending
I spent $202 dollar in total for those two nights, and earned 11142 SPG points , this is how the points add up so quickly.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Here is highlight of T&C:
"Members must register no later than December 15, 2008
Bookings must be made between September 15, 2008 and December 15, 2008 and stays must be between October 1, 2008, and December 31, 2008.
Arrival date for eligible stays must be between October 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008.
Members may earn one (1) Free Weekend Award upon completion of three (3) eligible stays at a participating Hotel in the Asia Pacific region that are paid for with a MasterCard.
Members must quote "MFWFN" when calling to redeem the Free Weekend Award
Free Weekend Award is valid only for a consecutive Friday and Saturday night stay redeemable from November 1, 2008 and completed by January 31, 2009, in a single or double occupancy standard room, and includes the cost of the hotel room and room tax only.
Free Weekend Award is not transferable and may only be used at a participating Hotel in Asia Pacific"
I am going back next week and will stay at SPG hotels anyway, a excellent promotion for me. those three eligible stays should cost me no more than $250
BTW, W Maldive is on the list.
hat's off to this thread
including full-fare Y class and Chase Presidential Plus cardmembers) will be exempt.
2 For travel booked on or after Nov. 15, 2008 for travel on or after Jan. 1, 2009, eliminating the 500-mile minimum earning.
3 Elite Bonus Mile Changes. We will continue to award Elite mileage bonuses, but will be making changes to the bonuses awarded to Silver and Platinum members.Effective for travel on or after Mar. 1, 2009, Platinum Elite members will earn a 100 percent mileage bonus (instead of 125 percent)and Silver Elite members will earn 25 percent (instead of 50 percent).
4 OnePass Reward Changes. We will be adjusting our reward levels for travel between Tel Aviv and North America (series 10B) and between Tel Aviv and Hawaii (series 10C). For these rewards, the SaverPass rewards for both cabins will increase by 20,000 miles and EasyPass Rewards will increase by 50,000 miles for BusinessFirst tickets.
Now one more airline eliminates 500 Min earning, I think soon, all North America Airline will remove this benefit. After NW and DL merge complete, The bonus elite earning will change to Delta level, 25% for Silver/100% for Gold and Platinum, so it's just a matter of time for all of them to change.
"WorldPerks® is pleased to announce an exciting new benefit for
WorldPerks Visa® Signature Cardmembers. Starting September 1, 2008, you
can earn up to 20,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) towards your WorldPerks
Elite status each calendar year.
When you spend $25,000 in net purchases in any calendar year on your
WorldPerks Visa Signature Card, you'll earn 10,000 EQMs. Spend a total of $
50,000 in net purchases in the same calendar year and earn another 10,000
Any EQMs earned via your WorldPerks Visa Signature Card between September 1,
2008 and December 31, 2008 will count as earned in 2008 towards your 2009
Elite year status which begins March 1, 2009."
However, I don't think spending $50000 for 20000 EQM is a good idea, not worth it.
even there is $85 annual fee, but the annual free night certificate for Category 1-5 is worth more than $85. Also as I mentioned earlier, the 10% off Marriott Gift card purchase via this promotion is counted as Marriott purchase, so you will also earn 5 points for each dollar on ur credit card.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
It's targeted, but you may be able to use it, send a email if you want the code.
The website is www.crutchfield.com, send me a email, I can send you a referral code, you can get $20 off on the Headphones and I will get $20 credit store in my account.
Once you get my referral code,on the third page of checkout process, where you enter ur credit card information, you will see a line Other Payment Methods, click it, then "Enter your friend's Crutchfield Referral Code", then click continute to finish your checkout process.
Your discount will not be reflected right the way and not in ur confirmation email either, but you will see that discount in shipping Email
Don't forget to use evreward.com to see what kind reward(cashback/miles) you want.
I was in shock when I saw the earning ratio for credit cards. the "best" I found for airline program is you get 1 km for every 11yuan( 1.6USD) charged to the credit card and you get no signup bonus or very little like 1000km. In addition, most miles program have fixed expiration date and the redemption rate is horrible. For Air China program, a RT award ticket for flight less than 800km is 14000km, so I need to charge more than 20,000USD to get a free ticket I can buy for 40 USD. Unbelievable.
The only one card has so so earning rate is Priority Club Gold Credit card issued by SPD bank（上海浦东发展银行）, you earn 10000 bonus after signup and 1 point for every 4yuan(.60 USD) charge to the card or double points on all Intercontinental hotels Group purchase. With point breaks award, I can get a free night for approx 3000USD. Well, better than nothing.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Rent an intermediate or full-Size — Earn 1,000 bonus miles
Rent a premium — Earn 2,000 bonus miles
Rent a luxury — Earn 5,000 bonus miles
Rent an SUV — Earn 7,500 bonus miles
Rent a specialty or hybrid — Earn 8,000 bonus miles
Detail is here, you can get very cheap SUV at some airports
-2 Earn up to 8500 miles with partner hotels
Stay at any SkyMiles partner hotel between 9/1/08 and 11/30/08
Earn 1,000 bonus miles for your first qualifying stay*
Earn 2,500 bonus miles for your second qualifying stay
Earn 5,000 bonus miles for your third qualifying stay
- 2,000 miles are yours if they take their first round trip in Economy
- 5,000 miles are yours if they take their first round trip in Premium Economy
- 10,000 miles are yours if they take their first round trip in Upper Class
Here is the link
"Through November 30th Virgin Atlantic is offering 3,000 bonus miles for a roundtrip in coach, 6,000 bonus miles for a roundtrip in premium economy, or 9,000 bonus miles for a roundtrip in Upper Class."
You need to register, the offer is via hyatt gold passport, so if you are not member, you may need to get a Hyatt account.
Fax number for status match +44-1623-724099
or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
With BMI Gold, you can use lounge in North America even if you are flying UA doemstic, but the downsides are
1 You don't have free internet in UA loungue beacuse free internet only gives to RCC paid member. With BMI GOLD, you are considered as GUEST, therefore, no free internet access.
2 You can only bring one guest.
3 You can only use loungue when you fly UA, US or AC in North America, but if you are paid member of RCC, you can use any time. This is very helpful at aiports like LGA, SFO, where UA and AA in same terminal and not too far from each other.
I think if you are also 1K with UA living around airport like SFO, LGA, you should get RCC membership instead of using BMI GOLD. A full year paid RCC membership with spouse for 1K is only $350.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Here is the redemption rate:
|up to $150||10,000|
|Higher prices (examples)|
Monday, September 1, 2008
Offer available only to member with mailing address in the 50 United States or Canada.
Here are some best ways to spend your hotel points
- Cash + Points at any properties
- Weekday or weekend nights at cat 1 or 2 properties.
- Fifth nights free when you redeem at cat 3, 4, 5hotels.
- Nights and flight awards, which you redeem 60000 SPG points and get 50K miles+ 5 free night at Cat 3 hotel or 70000 SPG points and get 50K miles+ 5 free nights at cat 4 hotels.
- Transfer to Airline miles at 1:1 basis + 5000 bonus for every 20000 points transferred. However, this is only good when there is additional bonus on top of 5000 bonus, like BA did 30% more.
Redeem points at any Cat 7 hotel is a waste, unless you have tons of points and no where to spend them, don’t use them for cat 7 hotels.
- Going Global Award (available for Silver member or above only): 175000 for 6 nights at Level 6 properties, 150000 for 6 nights at level 5 properties.
- AXON (available for American Express Hilton Card member only): 125,000 for 4 nights at Level 5, 6 properties
- Points Stretcher Award: Award at 40% off.
- Travel package: 235,000,250,000, 270,000 points for up to 120,000 frequent flyer miles or 80 mileage credits, and 25% off Hertz car rental and 7 night at Category 1-5, 6,7 properties.
- Point saver award at all participating properties and Ritz-Carlton Properties
- Redemption at Level 1 or 2 properties.
- Point Breaks: 5000 points per night
- Some High Price Intercontinental,
Crown Plaza, Holidayinn and Holiday inn Express
- Redemption at level 1,2 are the best value, 3 is Ok too.
- Fast Free night promotion
- Cash + points, However, Carlson Hotel group has a bad reputation of crediting points, I have heard lots of complain on missing credits, so not a program I would suggest.
All other Hotel programs are either not Points based like