Things are a little slow here at Debrian Travels. Well, more correctly, things are a little slow with new content but there is a lot going on behind the scenes. I will have more to say on this soon, but in a nutshell, the staff (yours truly) is busy working on the blog's brand including a tweak of of its focus. Also, the look is being freshened.
I love shopping portals and have written about them frequently. As we head into the Christmas shopping season, both AAdvantage eShopping and Delta Air Lines's SkyMiles Shopping are offering bonus miles by achieving certain spend thresholds.
Last week, Singapore Airlines held a media event to unveil new premium cabin products and services for new Airbus A380 aircraft that will be delivered later this year. To put it mildly, I am blown away by the new Suites class! I am determined to find a way to fly that in the coming years!
Savannah, GA offers some wonderful restaurants. On our trip to Savannah, we had two great breakfasts while in town: Goose Feathers Café and Huey's on the River. Delicious!
The fall/winter 2017 IHG Rewards Club PointsBreak promotion is active. For the hotels on this quarter's list, you can book reward nights for just 5,000 points. I snagged two nights for a grand total of just 9,000 as a IHG Rewards Club MasterCard cardholder!
Overnight Thursday, I joined the throngs of people on the East Coast of the United States who rose at 3A to pre-order an iPhone X. I placed my order via the online Apple Store which I accessed from the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal. Will I earn points for the AppleCare+ warranty I bought?
IHG and MastercCard are teaming up to allow you to earn up to a $100 reward card and 4,000 IHG Rewards points with "Priceless Experiences."
Promotions for the Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard have padded my American Airlines AAdvantage account in the past. Barclaycard is back with another opportunity to earn bonus miles by meeting certain spend thresholds during the last three months of 2017. Is this an attractive offer that I will pursue?
Recently, I received an update from American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping portal with my total points earned this year through the end of September and I have already surpassed the amount I earned in all of 2016!
For fall 2017, IHG is offering a new version of "Accelerate." I have not been a big fan of previous "Accelerate" promotions, but I am surprised at just how lucrative the fall 2017 edition is. Let's take a closer look.
"Mega Bonus" from Marriott Reward can be very rewarding to a customer who makes only a couple of stays...literally...this fall. If you complete two stays, you will earn a free hotel night. That is a very attractive promotion!
Starwood's fall promotion, "Explore More," offers up to 1,000 bonus Starpoints® per stay with an additional 10,000 Starpoints® if you stay 25 nights during the promotion period. I analyze this to see if it is an attractive offer.
Hilton's fall 2017 promotion, "Double Points," offers double points on stays through December 31, 2017.
Recently, Chase changed its rules and now prohibits a user from carrying more than one Sapphire card product. My wife wants to apply for the very attractive Chase Sapphire Reserve card so we decided to downgrade her current Chase Sapphire Preferred to the Chase Freedom Unlimited. The process was fairly simple and now she will be able to apply for the Sapphire Reserve product.
Yesterday I received an email from Barclaycard introducing a very interesting program for its AAdvantage Aviator card. According to the email, I was invited to participate in a pilot for Flight Cents which allows you "to [round] up your purchases to the nearest dollar, and [turn] that rounded up amount into American Airlines AAdvantage® miles."
Priority Pass is a lounge network that offers memberships that provide access to airport lounges throughout the world. In August, locations in Africa, Asia and South America were added to the network.
Delta Air Lines had several interesting news announcements last week. Video chat with reservations. Get an updated TUMI amenity kit in Delta One. And earn SkyMiles for Airbnb stays.
Savannah, GA has many reasons to visit, and one of those is the selection of wonderful restaurants the town boasts. On our recent trip, we managed to have seafood each of our two nights, including one at a restaurant that is a must-visit every time we are in town!
With back-to-school upon us, the shopping portals for both American AAdvantage eShopping and Delta SkyMiles shopping are offering bonus miles for achieving certain spend thresholds during the back-to-school shopping season.
Charging all or part of a new car can be a great way to earn a large amount of points or miles as well as satisfy large initial spend requirements for credit card sign-up bonuses. Just be careful that you can immediately pay off that charge because the value of the rewards that you will earn will be far less than the interest you could wind up paying!