Best Bets – August, 31 2007

Best Bets – August, 31 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 Airlines (2,400 miles), Northwest Airlines, Qantas Airways (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 restaurant.com. 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 http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?217 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. American AAdvantage members can book short-hop flights in coach for fewer miles from Sept. 1, 2007 to Feb. 29, 2008. MilesSAAver awards on routes of 750 miles each way can be redeemed for 15,000 AAdvantage miles — a 10,000 mile savings. The routes available are within the U.S. and Canada on nonstop flights operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection carriers. Visit http://www.aa.com/shorthops
  5. InterContinental Priority Club members can earn triple miles, starting with their second qualifying stay at any InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites hotel worldwide from Sept. 17 through Dec. 15, 2007. And if you book online, you can earn quadruple points. Visit http://www.priorityclub.com/triple
  6. Earn a 50 percent mileage bonus when you exchange Diners Club Club Rewards points for Frontier EarlyReturns miles between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, 2007 or Midwest Miles between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2007.
  7. Alaska Mileage Plan members can redeem 20,000 miles instead of the usual 30,000 miles for a coach saver award to Mexico from the continental U.S. and Canada. Awards can be booked now for travel between Sept. 3 and Oct. 31, 2007. Award space is limited and valid only for travel on Alaska Airlines that is booked online at alaskaair.com.
  8. Between Sept. 17 and Dec. 14, 2007, Amtrak Guest Rewards members earn double points on all travel. Registration is required at http://www.amtrakguestrewards.com/91707. Double points are limited to two qualifying trips per day (one roundtrip or two one-ways).
  9. 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 9L88 if applying by phone at (888) 218-7309.
  10. US Airways Dividend Miles members who sign up for the Barclays Bank US Airways MasterCard will earn 15,000 bonus miles with first purchase and an additional 10,000 miles can be earned with balance transfers; preferred check-in and boarding; 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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