Category: <span>Miles and Points</span>

We update our list of the best limited time offers every week, but we only send out this recap when there have been significant additions to the list. In this post we list coupon codes, discount codes, gift card discounts, and we watch for increases in credit card offers.

Links and up-to-date details for these offers are in this post.

Current noteworthy mentions are:

(New!) Ends 08-07-24: United MileagePlus® Credit Cards: Welcome offers have increased by +10,000. Now earn between 30,000 to 90,000 points depending on the card.
(New!) Ends 06-17-24: Southwest Rapid Rewards Sale. Save 25% when booking with points. Fly between Jun-14 and Nov-20. Use code “SAVE25”.
(New!) Ends 07-31-24: 20% Air Canada transfer bonus. Get 20% bonus Aeroplan points when you transfer from Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

Click for more details and booking links Our updated list of coupon codes, discount codes, gift card discounts, and credit card bonuses as of 06/15/2024

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These new offers are 10,000 more than what they were previously last month. Of these offerings, we think that the United Explorer Card has the best perk to annual fee ratio because we find a lot of value in being able to use it to book on United Basic Economy and get the free first bag perk with priority boarding. Those two perks alone negate a lot of the downside to basic economy.

Click for more details and booking links United MileagePlus® Credit Cards: Welcome offers have increased. Now earn between 30,000 to 90,000 points depending on the card. Offer expires 8/7/2024.

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Amex has recently increased the welcome offer for several of the co-branded Delta SkyMiles.

Here is the list of the current offers:

Delta SkyMiles® Gold: 65,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card in your first 6 months of card membership.
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum: 85,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $4,000 in purchases on your new card in your first 6 months of card membership.
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve: 95,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $6,000 in purchases on your new card in your first 6 months of card membership.

Click for more details and booking links Delta SkyMiles® Credit Cards: Welcome offers have increased. Offer expires 7/17/2024.

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Chase has increased the sign-up bonus for the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card to 85,000 points. Bonus will post to your account after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Our notes: This is the highest point offering we’ve seen for this card. Previous high was 75,000 last December. As for other offers, it seems that every February there is an offer that includes a companion pass + about 30,000 points. The companion pass offer may be better than this one, depending on how much you’re able to use it.

Click for more details and booking links Southwest Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards: New 85,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards bonus-offer after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

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Amex has recently increased the welcome offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card to 5 Free Night Awards after spending $8,000 in the first 6-months of card membership. The previous offer was 3 nights. Each bonus Free Night Award has a max redemption value of 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points. Which means that if you maximize where you stay, this welcome bonus is equivalent to 250,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points. Resort fees & terms apply.

This card has an annual fee of $125 so we can only recommend this card if you’re a Marriott loyalist that can utilize the card perks enough to offset the annual fee. 

Click for more details and booking links Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card: Welcome offer increased to 5 Free Night Awards after spending $8,000 in the first 6-months of card membership (offer ends Jul-10)

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We update our list of the best limited time offers every week, but we only send out this recap when there have been significant additions to the list. In this post we list coupon codes, discount codes, gift card discounts, and we watch for increases in credit card offers.

Current standout offers are a new 75,000 Ultimate Rewards points sign-up offer. Costco selling their $500 Southwest gift-cards for only $429. Hyatt is offering 20% off Asia/Pacific Hotels (registration required). Amex is offering $50 off when you spend $250 at Grand Hyatt (registration required). Hopper offers the following coupons: $100 off Singapore Airlines flights to Singapore, $50 Air New Zealand, $100 off Fiji Airways. $50 off Royal Air Maroc flights, $50 off Air India flights.

Click for more details and booking links Our updated list of coupon codes, discount codes, gift card discounts, and credit card bonuses as of 05/02/2024

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EXPIRED DEAL – This deal has expired. The welcome offer has reverted back to 60,000. We are leaving the expired details in this post so we can compare future offers to this expired one. All links in this page are disable. 

Chase has increased the sign-up bonus for both the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card the new sign-up bonus is now 75,000 after spending $4,000 in the first 3-months of being approved for the card. The previous offer was 60,000. The Sapphire line of cards allow you to transfer points into various hotel and airline point programs. In our opinion, these are two of the best card to hold as a traveler. I personally use Ultimate Rewards points to transfer into Hyatt and United fairly often; those two partners work well with where I’m located and Hyatt has extremely good point redemption options.

A slightly better offer for 80,000 was available around this time last year, but we think this 75,000 point offer is worthwhile as well, especially when considering that we haven’t seen any other offers better than this one for the past 11-months.

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED DEAL: Chase Ultimate Rewards: 75,000 point sign-up offer (an increase of 15,000 from April) after spending $4,000 in the first 3-months of being approved for the card – (Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card) and (Chase Sapphire Reserve®)

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Flying Blue is the combined points program of KLM and Air France. At the start of each month they discount select routes. This month, Austin long-haul economy flights to Amsterdam are -15,250 cheaper due to this discount. It’s a good idea to check the promo landing page at the start of each month to see if anything worthwhile pops up.

This time KLM has round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Amsterdam or Paris (AMS, CDG) for 15,000 points + $254-$265 tax/fees, NONSTOP or with a connection. Fare allows for carry-on bag and seat selection. Promotional ends 05/31/2024. Most flights are in May, and also between July and October. Promo awards are refundable (with a €50 Euro fee) and changeable (with a €50 Euro fee + fare price difference).

Flying Blue is a points transfer partner with all the major point programs including Chase Ultimate Rewards and AMEX Membership Rewards®. If you don’t already have a card that allows for point transfers, you should probably get one to make use of these types of deals. (The ability to transfer points is a card perk that isn’t available on all cards). 

Click for more details and booking links Flying Blue Points: Austin to Amsterdam or Paris round-trip (30,000 points +$254-$265 tax/fees) [15,000 points each-way] [May, Jul-Oct] – KLM / Flying Blue

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Last Update: EXPIRED DEAL – This deal has expired. The welcome offer has reverted back to 85,000. We are leaving the expired details in this post so we can compare future offers to this expired one. All links in this page are disable. 

The welcome offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card has increased from 85,000 to 155,000 Marriott Bonvoy® Bonus Points. The welcome offer applies after spending $5,000 in the first 6-months of being approved for the card. ‡ See Rates and Fees; terms apply.

This is the best offer we’ve seen for this card. We only recommend getting this card if you are already a Marriott loyalist as the $250 annual fee will be hard to justify unless you are consistently earning 6x and 1000 points per stay. 

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED DEAL: Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card: Welcome offer increased to 155,000 Marriott Bonvoy® Bonus Points after spending $5,000 in the first 6-months of being approved for the card

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Flying Blue is the combined points program of KLM and Air France. At the start of each month they discount select routes. This month, Austin long-haul economy flights to Amsterdam are -15,250 cheaper due to this discount. It’s a good idea to check the promo landing page at the start of each month to see if anything worthwhile pops up.

This time KLM has round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Amsterdam or Paris (AMS, CDG) for 15,000 points + $250-$265 tax/fees, NONSTOP or with a connection. Fare allows for carry-on bag and seat selection. Promotional ends 02/28/2024. Paris flights between February and March. Amsterdam flights between February and June. Promo awards are refundable (with a €50 Euro fee) and changeable (with a €50 Euro fee + fare price difference).

Click for more details and booking links Flying Blue Points: Austin to Amsterdam or Paris round-trip (30,000 points +$250-$265 tax/fees) [15,000 points each-way] [Feb-Mar / Feb-Jun] – KLM / Flying Blue

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The welcome bonus for the United Business Card is now 100,000 MileagePlus after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of being approved for the card. This card has an annual fee of $99.

This is a business card, but you can apply for this card as a sole proprietor. If this is the case for you, then use your personal social security number when applying instead of your Business EIN. If you don’t have a DBA, use your real name as the business name.

We’re recommending this card now because the 100,000 bonus is much higher than the previous 50,000 and 75,000 mile offerings that we’ve seen over the past 12-months.

Click for more details and booking links EXPIRED OFFER: United℠ Business Card: 100,000 MileagePlus sign-up bonus after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

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