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Miles and Points Recap: New Avianca Credit Card, Reduced Flying Blue Awards, ULTAmate Rewards and More

1) I’m sure you’ve already seen the news on new Avianca credit card issued by some bank in Puerto Rico (huh?). It’s an interesting offer, for sure, but  at this point there is some uncertainty as to whether you’ll actually get 60,000 miles. So, I’ll reserve my judgment for now. For full review of the card as well as application link, see this post on DoC  Getting 60,000 Avianca miles (redeemable on Star Alliance flights  without fuel surcharges) for only $150 is a great deal for most people.  Developing…

2) Air France has published a new list of discounted awards, see details here This could be a good deal for those of you who live in or near Washington DC. As always, compare award rates to cash  prices first. Travel to Europe has never been cheaper when it coms to revenue fares.

3) Through the end of today, buy IHG points at half price. This offer comes and goes, so only take advantage of it if you have an immediate need for a specific redemption.

4) Credit card bonuses with low minimum spending requirements by Doctorofcredit. This is perfect for my target audience.

5) Lots of new Amex offers available (Sears, Olive Garden etc.), so check your profile and save them right away. Do it now!

6) Refer three friends to Ebates (my link) and get $75. “T and C”:

A qualified referral is a new member of Ebates referred by you that signs up at Ebates.com during the referral period starting October 1st, 2016 and ending December 31st, 2016 and that complies with the rules set forth below. If a qualified referral makes purchases totaling $25 or more that earn cash back within one year following signing up, Ebates will pay you a $5 “Base Bonus” for each such qualified referral and you will be eligible for an additional one-time “Tier Bonus” for the referral period based on the total number of such qualified referrals you generate.” (hat tip to Frequent Miler Quick Deals)

7) Get free 1,000 IHG points after joining Opinion Check-in site and filling out your first survey. These type of deals are nice for topping up accounts. Details here

8) A super deal for Starbucks lovers (guilty!). Reload $10 with Visa checkout, get $10 extra.

9) I don’t ski, but I know many families do. If you are one of them, check out  post 10 secrets to saving money on a ski vacation by Tripswithtykes.

10) I actually meant to share this experience a month ago and just forgot. So, my cousin-in-law Jen and I went to ULTA beauty store. I’ve never been there before because I’m cheap, but we had  a few hours to kill. I’ve heard about ULTAmate rewards program before. Speaking of, did Chase shamelessly rip off the name or was it the other way around?

Anyway, we were checking out and sure enough, there was a shiny ULTAmate rewards credit card offering some pathetic sign-up bonus,  prominently advertised on the counter. The cashier starts aggressively  hawking it to Jen and  I interfere (maybe rudely) and say: “The answer is No. I’m her credit card advisor.” The cashier just nodded and left her alone. Sometimes you have to save friends from themselves. Though Jen would never actually consider using up credit inquiry for  something like that. I think.

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Author: Leana

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.

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2 thoughts on “Miles and Points Recap: New Avianca Credit Card, Reduced Flying Blue Awards, ULTAmate Rewards and More

  1. I know better than to apply. I always chuckle a little when stores try to get me to get a new credit card to save 10% on my $5 purchase.

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