Monthly Archives: November 2012

Best Points Purchases

I’ve started a listing of the best options for purchasing points outright.  While these are only occasionally a good value, the option to buy points can often be useful in topping up  an account for a specific award redemption.

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Buy Club Carlson Points for $7 per 1.5k

Club Carlson is offering a 50% bonus on points purchases from now through November 10th, 2012.  As points are normally priced at $7 per 1k points, this brings the cost to $4.67 per 1k points.  Club Carlson imposes a 40k … Continue reading

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Sheraton Chicago O’Hare

Last weekend was an adventure, to put it mildly. I was visiting San Jose on a $233 United fare that I had booked back in June, out Saturday and back Sunday night. Standing in line at LGA to board, I … Continue reading

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20% Off Purchased SPG Points

SPG is currently running a 20% off promotion on purchased SPG points, bringing the cost down to $28 per 1k points.  SPG limits accounts to purchasing 20k points per year.  The promotion ends November 30th, 2012. If tied to particular … Continue reading

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Double Redeemable/Elite Miles on AA

I am exceedingly late to the party announcing double redeemable and elite qualifying miles on American Airlines as an apology for recent operational performance troubles, but here goes. For everyone, AA is offering: Double EQMs between November 1st and December … Continue reading

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What’s in the water at Dallas-Fort Worth?

American Airlines has been offering significantly discounted first class fares lately.  Last month, The Points Guy advertised this as a great deal that had all the appearances of ending quickly. To put this into perspective, consider flying from JFK to SFO on … Continue reading

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US Airways 100% Bonus on Purchased Miles

As a follow-up to last month’s 100% bonus on shared miles, US Airways is now offering a 100% bonus on purchased miles to the general public. US is charging $37.625 per 1k miles (inclusive of taxes), bringing the total cost … Continue reading

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