Best Bets – July, 02 2007

Best Bets – July, 02 2007
  1. Earn 2,000 miles (or equivalent) instead of the usual 500 miles per Worldhotels stay until Dec. 31, 2007. Minimum stay is two nights to earn miles in your choice of the programs of the following airlines: Air China (3,200 km), Air France/KLM, Alitalia, American Airlines, Asiana, All Nippon Airways, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, Malaysia (2,400 miles), Northwest Airlines, Qantas (4,000 points), United Airlines, US Airways, Thai Airways and Varig on qualifying rates.
  2. United Mileage Plus members can redeem miles for dining certificates through Redeem 1,000 miles for a $25 certificate or 2,000 miles for four $25 certificates. Certificates are valid at nearly 7,000 restaurants nationwide. See for more information.
  3. New Citi/AAdvantage cardmembers who sign up between now and Sept. 30, 2007, can earn up to 40,000 American AAdvantage bonus miles. Cardholders will earn 20,000 miles when they make $750 in purchases within four months of becoming a member. Those who make $10,000 in purchases within the first year will earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles and those who charge $10,000 to their card in the second year will earn another 10,000 bonus miles.
  4. Earn up to 20,000 bonus points or 5,000 bonus miles with Priority Club Rewards. Between May 14 and Aug. 31, 2007, you can earn 2,000 bonus points or 500 bonus miles for every second qualifying night at any Priority Club hotel worldwide. Register for the promotion at or call (888) 560-5660 and enter promotion code 4139.
  5. Between June 15 and Aug. 31, 2007, earn double goldpoints on all qualified goldpoints plus member stays after your second stay at Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites by Carlson or Park Inn hotels in North, Central, South America, Asia and the Pacific. No registration required; members automatically qualify after they complete their initial stay. Beginning on their second stay, they will earn double goldpoints on all subsequent stays until Aug 31.
  6. Members of goldpoints plus can redeem points for an award stay at participating Radisson SAS, Park Inn and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts for 50 percent off the normal award requirement at participating hotels in Europe, the Middle East or Africa. The discounted stays are available through Aug. 31, 2007. Mention code GPP50PCR when making reservations.
  7. Earn 20,000 bonus points plus an unlimited airline companion pass when signing up for a Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Signature Card until July 31, 2007. You will earn 20,000 bonus points after your first purchase on the card and an unlimited airline companion pass, which entitles you to one roundtrip coach companion ticket on every flight you take for one year. Other benefits include five points for each dollar spent at Marriott locations, two points for every dollar spent on dining, airline and rental car purchases, one point for every dollar spent anywhere else, a free-night stay e-certificate every year upon account anniversary a 2-for-1 golf coupon upon account approval and 15 nights’ credit toward the next elite level. The annual card fee is $65.
  8. This summer, get the Choice Privileges Visa Card and get two free nights at a Choice hotel after making purchases totaling $150 within 75 days of the account open date (based on an 8,000-point Choice Privileges award night hotel in the U.S.). You have until Aug. 16, 2007 to apply for the credit card and get the bonus points. Apply at or call (800) 341-7589.
  9. Earn a 5,000-mile American AAdvantage bonus when you redeem at least 50,000 Diners Club Club Rewards points for AAdvantage miles by Aug. 31, 2007. This means that you will get 55,000 miles for 50,000 points.
  10. Free Ticket Credit Card Offers:
    The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Visa Signature card offers eight Rapid Rewards credits after your first purchase and up to eight more with balance transfers made within the first 90 days, double Reward Dollars on Southwest Airlines flight and vacation purchases and on Rapid Rewards preferred hotel and rental car partner purchases. You will also receive two Rapid Rewards credits every year on your cardmember anniversary plus an assortment of Signature card benefits. Mention card code 7GX2 if applying by phone at (888) 242-6597.

    US Airways Dividend Miles members who enroll in the Juniper Bank Dividend Miles MasterCard will earn 15,000 bonus miles with first purchase and an additional 10,000 can be earned with balance transfers; earn 1.5 miles on all purchases for the first year; no annual fee for two years; preferred check-in and boarding; get 10,000 miles toward Preferred status; $75 discount toward US Airways Club; 24/7 customer service; no annual mileage cap; two $99 companion tickets and more.

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