Best Bets – October, 24 2008

Best Bets – October, 24 2008
  1. American AAdvantage members can book short-hop flights in coach for fewer miles until 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
  2. IHG Priority Club members can earn up to 40,000 bonus points or 10,000 bonus miles through April 30, 2008. Earn 4,000 bonus points or 1,000 bonus miles for every second qualifying stay at any InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites hotel worldwide. Visit
  3. Earn 5,000 bonus goldpoints plus points for every fifth night at any of the Carlson family of hotels through Jan. 31, 2008. For more information, visit
  4. Midwest Miles members can earn up to 20,000 miles when booking multiple air+car or air+hotel packages. Book one qualifying trip and receive 500 miles; book two to get 5,000 miles, three for 10,000 miles and four for 20,000 miles. Enter promotion code MILES08 at the time of booking a vacation package at by Nov. 30, 2008 and complete travel by Dec. 21, 2008 to receive your bonus miles.
  5. Earn 2,500 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points for eligible stays at Hyatt Place or Hyatt Summerfield Suites from now through Jan. 31, 2008. Registration is required at — Only one bonus may be earned per member, per stay.
  6. Earn up to 10,000 Continental OnePass bonus miles when you fly between New York (EWR) and Hong Kong or Beijing through March 31, 2008. Earn 10,000 bonus miles for roundtrips in J, D or Z class; 5,000 miles in Y, H, M, B or V class and 2,500 miles in Q, S, T, or L class. Registration required. Visit
  7. IHG Priority Club members residing in the U.S. can earn an additional 1,000 points for booking hotel stays online. Register prior to making reservations at — promo code 6574. Book and complete a qualifying stay at any InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites hotel worldwide through Jan. 31, 2008.
  8. Amtrak Guest Rewards members who buy three roundtrips or six one-way trips on Acela Express (Northwest Corridor) will get one free. You must register for the promotion and all qualifying trips you take between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2008 will earn towards a voucher for a free roundtrip Acela business class ticket valid from June 1 through Aug. 31, 2008. All city pairs qualify; minimum spend $80 one-way or $160 roundtrip.
  9. Continental OnePass members can earn 9,999 bonus miles and up to a 20 percent discount for Budget car rentals of five consecutive days or more. The offer is available on all car groups at participating Budget airport locations in the U.S. for online reservations made at at least 24 hours in advance. Enter code UO72506 in the discount code (BCD) box. Blackout dates may apply and rental must be completed by Jan. 31, 2008 to qualify for the offer.
  10. Free Ticket Credit Card Offers:
    The AirTran Airways A+ Visa Signature and the AirTran A+ Business Card offer eight A+ credits on the card’s first use, plus 10 more credits with balance transfers, for up to 18 credits total, which is more than enough for a free roundtrip ticket.

    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 within 90 days — enough credits for a free roundtrip flight; plus enjoy two anniversary credits every year and other benefits. Mention card code 9L88 if applying by phone at (888) 218-7309.

    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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