1) Check Amex offers in your profile. A few good ones have popped up recently, like $10 off $25 Carrabba’s (h/t Runningwithmiles). I believe it’s targeted because it’s not showing up on any of my Amex cards. I tried to Sync it on Twitter, but couldn’t make it work. There are several pretty good offers on cruises as well: “Spend $250 or more, get $75 back on Carnival” and “Spend $500 or more, get $100 back on NCL.”
These may also be targeted, but if you can get them to come up, it’s a fantastic deal on either cruise line. If you have two Amex cards with this offer, use one for deposit, and the second one to pay the remaining balance. If you can find a cheap Carnival cruise, this is a no-brainer. I don’t cover all Amex offers, but recommend you check your profile from time to time. This is an extremely lucrative program, and with some work, you can usually save at least $100 per year on stuff you would buy anyway.
2) Get 1,250 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for every 1,000 ThankYou Points you transfer until April 6, 2016, 11:59 PM. You do have to have Citi Prestige or Citi Thank You Premier credit card in order to perform this transfer (read about them here).
Should you go for it? It really depends. Virgin Atlantic program has some pretty good deals. You can redeem miles on Delta flights (read my post on specifics of this redemption), or one-way flights to (not from) London with fairly mild surcharges (see the end of this post for more.)
3) In case you’ve missed it, SPG is currently running a game where you can win instant prizes and points. I got a rock so far, but your luck may be different.
4) Just wanted to show this school project my daughter and I completed yesterday. Since it’s a travel-related blog, I hope you find the photo interesting. The theme is “My culture,” so I suggested that we showcase Belarus, my home country. Very often, it’s lumped together with Russia, but in reality, it’s quite different. We have a distinctive language, traditions and clothes.
For example, in Russian “please” is pronounced as “pozaluista,” but in Belarus native tongue it’s “kali laska.” Couldn’t be more different, right? The dynamic between the two countries resembles that of Ireland and England. Think of Belarus as a Slavic dish with a hint of Scandinavia. Anyway, here we go:
The handwriting is my daughter’s, in case you are wondering!
Leana is the 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.