1. Through September 15th, you can get a 25% bonus when transferring to Jet Blue program from Amex Membership Rewards. So effectively, the ratio becomes 1:1. You can get around 1.1-1.8 cents per point, depending on the route.
You can also pool your miles with other family members, a great perk. Jet Blue program is similar to Southwest, where you can redeem points for any seat. The transfer is instant, so check your route and price first.
Incidentally, Jet Blue program is running a special of 25% off their redemptions, stackable with Amex bonus. It’s valid today only, for flights September-November.
3. Some coupons for Hotels.com site. Must book by August 30th, for stays between August 25th-December 31st, 2014. You can make 1-night bookings, if staying for several nights:
$30 off 3-star hotels: 3STARUS
$40 off 4-star hotels: 4STARUS
$50 off 5-star hotels: 5STARUS
4. If you’ve always wanted to go to Cuzco, Peru to see Machu Pichu, there are some crazy good deals from certain cities. For example, Orlando-Cuzco priced out at $442 per person, all-in over Thanksgiving holidays. The flight from Washington DC was only $400 roundtrip. There are other cities as well, but they are higher.
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Leana is the owner and founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.