Daily Getaways and Choice Points. Are You Feeling Lucky?

This is the first week of Daily Getaways via American Express. The only deal that interests me personally is the option of Choice points purchase. You get 10 percent off with American Express card.  See more details HERE There are 4 options. I’ll quote the price without the Amex card: 1) 40,000 points for $165,…

Miles and Points, Back Links

1) There are unofficial reports that the increased bonus on Chase Ink and Bold will end on May 31st. I’ve mentioned before that it is a very good offer and does pay me commission. But what if you are debating between Wells Fargo Propel and Chase? I would pick Propel. The reason? Chase will most…

A Sequel to My “Points and Ethics” Post

I have written a post last week on how I scored a  Holiday Inn in Niagara Falls, that normally runs 35000 points for only 10000 points per night. In it I mentioned how I could cancel that redemption without penalty and get 280,000 points back, but decided against it. Well, there was an interesting turn…

Points and Deals Update

1) You can preview Amex Daily Getaways offers HERE I will highlight  Choice points promo  next Monday (goes on sale next Wednesday), and will mention it in my tomorrow’s post as well. 2) Saw this mentioned on PFDigest. There is a website that hunts down amazing hotel deals. It’s called Extreme Hotel Deals (what are the chances?).  I…

Amex EveryDay Preferred and Mileage Transfer Options

I’ve said before that  for non-bonus spending, cash back usually rules. However, I believe Amex EveryDay Preferred is truly a game changer for most middle-class families. I wrote a post a while back that if you put all of your yearly spending of $24,000 on that card, you could get almost 60,000 points. Of course, not…

Miles and Points, My Dad

1) You can get 4 percent cash back on Amex gift cards on the site Lucky Rewards HERE That is a good deal and I might bite this time.  (H/T Frequent Miler ) 2) An interesting post on Flyertalk about Tirerack tire purchase promo that could potentially give you 2 free Marriott nights. Read it…

Points and Ethics

About a year ago, I made a reservation for my upcoming trip to  Niagara Falls in June of 2014.  I saw a hotel in the area that was going for only 10,000 IHG points per night. I would need 2 rooms because my parents will be with us. Since I value IHG point at 0.5…