Here is a brief rundown on some of the happenings in the world of miles and points this week.
Earn 7,500 AA Miles for Test Driving A Cadillac
Cadillacs are fun anyways, but to be able to test drive one and earn 7,500 AA miles is even better! Cadillac recently partnered with American Airlines to provide tarmac transportation for some of their more valuable customers (similar to United’s partnership with Mercedes and Delta’s partnership with Porsche). Now, they are providing 7,500 AA miles to those customers who simply test drive a Cadillac. 7,500 AA miles are worth at least $110 in value (much more if used towards international premium cabin travel), so this should be worth doing! Gary talks about the offer and also how to get around the telephone hold time.
- Cadillac Test Drive Rewards Live: 7500 American Miles for a Test Drive! (View From the Wing)
American Express Offers 35% Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic
American Express really has one steady thing going for them in the fight against Chase and their Ultimate Rewards – the transfer bonuses they offer to travel partners. These transfer partners are not as frequent or lucrative as they once were, but they still provide some good value if you are planning on booking a flight with one of the partners. They also highlight why you should not transfer your points from a program like Membership Rewards or Ultimate Rewards until you absolutely need them.
This transfer bonus is good, but the Virgin Atlantic credit card offer I wrote about could provide you with the points you need so you wouldn’t need to transfer the valuable MR points at this time.
- American Express Transfer Bonus: 35% More Virgin Atlantic Points (View From the Wing)
(Targeted) $20 Free At Amazon When You Link Your Membership Rewards Amex Card To Amazon
This seems to be a targeted offer as none of my Amazon accounts worked with it. But, if your account is eligible, it is a great way to pick up $20 free from Amazon towards a purchase! Just know – you will need to use a minimal amount of Membership Reward points to kick in the $20 promo code, but don’t use anymore points than necessary as Amazon’s valuation of MR points is terrible! You will need to use code SWP20AMR in the promo field at checkout at which point you will find out if you are eligible.
The Next Great Miles and Points Generator?
Greg (the Frequent Miler) is at the front of the game when it comes to earning points through many different methods. He has done some great work on the latest card to hit the market – the Target REDcard. Basically, it is similar to the American Express Bluebird and Serve cards with one major, points earning difference – it accepts credit cards as a load account (for now). That means, you can load your REDcard (at a Target) with a points earning credit card and cut out the middle Vanilla/prepaid gift card! No telling if this is something they actually intended or if it is a part of their market tests during their rollout. Only time will tell. Make sure you check back in with Greg for the latest.
- REDcard changes everything (Frequent Miler)
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