How can you buy airline tickets with American Express points? Just like most credit card rewards programs, your points can be used to buy airline tickets. Just think of your rewards points as a form of cash. Usually the value of rewards points when redeeming airline tickets comes out to about 1 cent apiece, not very great huh? One of ... Read More »
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Can You Use Miles Towards The Cash Price Of A Ticket And Still Accrue Air Miles?
I Thought I would answer this question today! This question comes to me almost on a regular basis: Can you use Delta miles towards the cash price of a ticket and still get credit for the miles for the flight? If you use both airline miles and cash to pay for your flight, you won’t get credit for the miles ... Read More »
Can I Earn Delta Miles On Flights I Purchase For My Family?
Here is a common question I get: “Can I earn Delta miles on flights I purchase for my family?” In other words do you get the airline miles or frequent flyer miles for the flights you purchase for your family… No. I know it sucks since you are the one putting out the cash to purchase the tickets for your ... Read More »
How To Accidentally Earn Free Airline Miles
How did I accidentally earn 336 free Delta SkyMiles? Last month my wife and I flew down to Seattle Washington for a week to attend a wedding. Since growing up in the area I wanted to visit my parents before heading back home to Alaska. I knew we would only have time to meet with them for Sunday lunch and ... Read More »
Two 1st Class Tickets, 6 Night Hotel Stay, 6 Day Car Rental For $316
Thanks to American Express Membership Rewards, Delta SkyMiles and the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, my wife and I just got back from a week stay in Seattle, Washington. Our flight was free at 45,000 Delta Skymiles for each First Class ticket, our hotel was almost free by using 65,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points and our car rental was only $221 ... Read More »
Can I Redeem Delta SkyMiles For Other People
This is a question I get at least a few times a month. And the answer is YES! Yes you can redeem your Delta SkyMiles for a ticket for another person. They don’t have to be a family member or even be related to you in any way. In fact over the past few months I have redeemed 150,000 SkyMiles ... Read More »
Do You Earn Airline Miles When You Fly Or When You Purchase?
Question: Do You Only Get Credited With Air Miles When You Fly Or When You Purchase? This question was asked this past weekend and was something I used to wonder myself. The simple answer is yes and no, let me explain. When you purchase a flight you can earn airline miles for the ticket itself. So, for instance you want ... Read More »
How The Chase Sapphire Credit Card Saved Us $600
Over the years I have had almost every kind of credit card you can think of.. except Discover Card. I usually value rewards points or airline miles more than a cash back credit card. The reason is a cash back card will only give you about a 1% return while with a miles or rewards card, you can often get ... Read More »
Get 300 Bonus Miles With Delta SkyMiles Dining, Offer Ends 12/31/12
Get 300 bonus Delta SkyMiles for every $100 you spend at participating restaurants, bars and clubs. You have to pre-register to be qualified for this offer and the offer ends on December 31, 2012. Register Here I would take advantage of this offer but here in Alaska there are only 2 participating restaurants in the SkyMiles Dining program! Its a ... Read More »
Earn Free Rewards Points Just By Shopping Online
Shopping online? Do it through the American Express Member Rewards portal and start earning free rewards points! I really don’t get why people buy directly from a retailer when they could earn points just by clicking through a rewards portal like the AMEX portal. American Express has hundreds of opportunities to earn bonus points just by clicking through their offers. ... Read More »