Category Archives: Points

Book Stays With New Hilton iPhone App, Earn 1,000 Bonus Points

HHonors

I received an e-mail from Hilton a couple of days back about an easy way to earn 1,000 bonus points per stay if you have an iPhone.

For booking directly through the new Hilton HHonors iPhone App (now through December 31, 2013) you will earn 1,000 bonus points for each of those stays.

To earn the bonus:

  • Download the HHonors app to your iPhone for free
  • Book your stays through the app
  • Stays must be booked from now until December 31, 2013
  • Stays must be completed by December 31, 2014

There is no limit to the amount of bonus points you can earn.

Find out more about this offer HERE

Check out the new Hilton HHonors app HERE

Earn Up To 2400 Southwest Points With Alamo

Here is an offer to earn some valuable Southwest points and save up to 30% on a car rental with Alamo. I wrote about how impressed we were with Southwest a few months back which you can read about here.

For booking a car rental with Alamo from the Southwest site you will earn up to 2,400 points.

Rent For:

  • One day= earn 600 points
  • Two to Three days= earn 1200 points
  • Four to Six days= earn 1800 points
  • Seven or more days= earn 2400 points

Some Rules:

  • Save up to 30% off (or receive the best available rate) by renting any vehicle from Alamo by June 15
  • Make your reservation 24 hours in advance
  • This offer can not be combined with another
  • Drivers under 25 may have to pay a higher rate
  • Flight is not required to earn points

To book a car with Alamo and earn points with Southwest click here or go to the car tab on southwest.com and enter 7016128 in the Corporate ID field.

Earn Southwest Points With A New Mortgage

Since flying Southwest at the end of December, I’ve written about being a big fan
They also offer a really cool perk for kids, although it may be very hard to find.

I find Southwest points to be extremely valuable due to having Companion Pass status. This allows Kim to fly for free on any flight that I book using cash or points.
Companion Pass status is reached by earning 110,000 points in a year. I earned it by getting the Southwest Airlines Personal and Business credit cards. Each card came with a bonus of 50,000 miles after a minimum amount of spend. I earned the rest of the points needed by just using the credit cards to pay various bills.

Here is a way to earn some valuable Southwest Rapid Rewards Points by getting a new mortgage with Chase.
You can earn:

Mortgage Loan Amount   Rapid Reward Points:
up to $249,999                       12,500 points
$250,000- $500,000               25,000 points
$500,001 & higher                  50,000 points
**Plus get 2,500 bonus points with a Chase mortgage on a new home purchase


The 2,500 bonus points are only available for new closed purchase mortgages for one to four family properties with residential mortgages.

Applications must be submitted by 4/21/13 to earn the bonus

Find out more details about this offer HERE


(Check for some credit card offers by clicking through my creditcards.com affiliate link at the top of the blog. If you are approved for a card through my link, I will receive a commission)

JetBlue TrueBlue- Be Careful With Your Points

In early November I came across some very important information regarding jetBlue’s mileage program- TrueBlue.                                                                       

I had a little over 25,000 TrueBlue points in my account (thanks to the jetBlue Amex card sign up bonus) that were going to expire on December 31. There isn’t any dining or shopping program affiliated with JetBlue. I figured that I could just transfer a small amount of American Express Membership Rewards points to my TrueBlue account to extend the expiration date.

While chatting with my brother, I told him my plan to keep my TrueBlue account active. He told me that he had heard that transfering points would not help to extend my account’s points from expiring!

I was totally surprised by this information. I checked online and called JetBlue. They had confirmed that what my brother had said was true.

The only ways to keep jetBlue points from expiring is:

  1. Earn points by flying 
  2. Use your jetBlue American Express card on eligible purchases

Earning points by either of these methods must be done at least once in a 12 month period.

I wasn’t looking to pay for a flight on jetBlue and I no longer had the JB Amex card so I had to get creative and use these miles before I lost them.

My original plan was to find a flight for Kim and I that would be covered by my TrueBlue miles. I searched quite a bit and didn’t come up with much. I found flights from NYC to Portland, Maine or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but we decided against these options. 

I had to start thinking of some other ideas and decided to use my points towards a trip to New Orleans for May 2013.

I booked a flight on Southwest from New York to New Orleans for 9,600 points thanks to the SW Companion Pass. For the flight home I booked the flight from New Orleans back to New York with my jetBlue points.

In the end, I still have around 4,000 TrueBlue points left. Odds are they will just expire but at least I found a good way to put most of my points to use.

This is just a friendly reminder that if you have jetBlue points expiring soon be careful. If you don’t have the jetBlue Amex or plan to purchase a JB flight soon, you better start thinking about booking a flight with your points. 

Use ’em or lose ’em…

Priority Club: 1,000 Points For Your Thoughts

Last year one of my most popular posts was one where I was giving away codes to watch a 90 second video to earn 1,000 Priority Club points.

I’m pretty sure that everyone loves free points so I figured I might as well share another offer that I saw a while back on frequent flyer site Milepoint.

Milepoint member Miles and Smiles created a post about filling out a quick survey to earn 1,000 PC points.
According to the terms, only Priority Club Rewards members that received the offer by e-mail are eligible to participate. Bonus points get deposited 4-6 weeks after completion of the survey. 

I didn’t receive an e-mail for this offer but decided to take a chance and fill out the survey. 
Now I’m just hoping that the 1,000 bonus points post to my account.

I figured that I had nothing to lose and neither do you. 

If you have a Priority Club account, make sure to fill out the survey HERE and take a chance at being rewarded with an easy 1,000 points

Earn An EASY 500 Priority Club Points

Last year one of my most popular posts was when I was giving out codes to earn 1,000  
Priority Club points for watching a 90 second video. 

The codes have long ran out but here is another great offer to earn-
500 free Priority Club Points.

The best part is that no codes are needed! Let me explain:
Priority Club would like members to support it’s green initiative and go paperless by signing up for monthly eStatements. Instead of wasting paper, your statements will be e-mailed to you on a monthly basis. 

For switching over to eStatements you will earn 500 bonus points!

Follow these steps to switch to eStatements:

  1. Log on to your Priority Club account at priorityclub.com/email
  2. Under Edit Email Subscriptions select eStatements
  3. Save the changes  

The 500 points bonus offer is good until December 31, 2012 (and you must remain opted in to eStatements until then). Bonus points should post in 6- 8 weeks.

DoubleTree Little Things Project Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game

DoubleTree by Hilton is running a sweepstakes called the Little Things Project.

Thousands of prizes are being given out so it’s definitely worth entering & taking a shot at a prize.
There is a sweepstakes and instant win game.
You can receive:

  • One Sweepstakes entry and One Instant Win game play for registering
  • One additional Sweepstakes entry per day for logging in
Sweepstakes:
  • Grand Prize: $5,000 and 2,000,000 Hilton HHonors points
  • Weekly Prizes (10 per week): 10,000 Hilton HHonors points and a Tin of DoubleTree Cookies
Instant Win Game Prizes: There are 5 different prizes- around 2,400 people will win.
The prizes are:

  • First Prize (10):  Two Be My Guest Certificates good for a one night stay at a DoubleTree property
  • Second Prize (80): A Citron by Crabtree & Evelyn gift set
  • Third Prize (300): A DoubleTree Sweet Dreams Pillow
  • Fourth Prize (600): DoubleTree Cookie Tin
  • Fifth Prize (600): 1,000 Hilton HHonors Points
  • Fifth Prize (800): 500 Hilton HHonors Points

I was surprised to win an instant prize. I won a DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet Dreams Pillow
which sells for $45! 

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C. and Canada (excluding Quebec)
Must be 18 years of age at time of entry and a member of Hilton HHonors
Enter by November 17, 2012

Sign up for the sweepstakes and instant win game HERE

Reminder to Register Your Cards For Dining & Shopping Portals

I’ve been meaning to write a post regarding earning extra miles and points for doing things that we do on a regular basis- Shopping & Dining.

I went online to update my AAdvantage Dining Program account. When I logged in, I saw the image above. This got me thinking- It’s time to write that post!

We are now well into 2012 and I’m sure that many of us have received lots of great, new credit cards. The main chunk of miles and points come from signup bonuses but let’s remember that every mile counts! Take a few minutes to go through you wallet and double check that all of your new cards are registered in airline, hotel and credit card Shopping & Dining portals. Just about everybody has one.

Also- if you have any airline and hotel accounts with expiring miles, an easy way to extend the date is by earning miles by shopping and dining.

Wyndham Rewards: Super Sweeps Contest

Wyndham is running a contest called Super Sweeps. 
They are giving away a bunch of great prizes.
There are weekly prizes and a grand prize where you can be a VIP guest to a Marvel movie premiere.
The Weekly Prize (3 selected each week):
  • 1- Autographed movie poster
  • 75,000 Wyndham Rewards points (good for a 3-night stay)
The Grand Prize Red Carpet Premiere Family trip:
  • 4- Red Carpet Premiere Tickets for a Marvel movie in 2013
  • 1 million Wyndham Rewards points for airfare, hotel, car rental etc…
  • $2,000 spending money
  • 1 autographed movie poster
Open to legal residents of the 50 US States, District of Columbia & all provinces of Canada except Quebec
Must be 18 years old (or the age of majority in their state or province of residence at the time of entry- not exactly sure what that means!)
Contest ends May 15, 2012

Enter the contest Here