Weekly Summary

Get A Great Deal On Apple Watch, Up To 7,000 United Miles For New Dining Members, Going From Business To Coach In 60 Seconds, Great Credit Card Offer And Referrals & More!

Written by Charlie

Welcome to this week’s summary! Hopefully your week was great and filled with miles and points! Now, just make sure you are putting them to use. 🙂

Don’t forget – tomorrow is the day when you get to help me run 26.2 miles in 113+ degree heat! I will be doing this as a training run but it will also be a chance to try out some of the tech I will use for my 6 marathon runs on 6 continents in under 5 days. #runinthesun4vets

Great Deal: Buy An Apple Watch With An Amex Offer & Other Cash Saving Techniques

If you have been wanting an Apple Watch, now is the time to get one! Not only can you save some serious money, but you can also generate some points and miles while you are at it.

Earn Up To 7,000 United Miles Just By Dining [For New Members]

If you are new to the dining program scene, you can earn up to 7,000 United miles just by eating out!

Cowboom Discount Code: $20 Off $200

Cowboom is the place where I buy most of my use/open-box tech stuff. There are some great deals to be had! This $20 off helps out with that.

Increased Offer: 30,000 SPG Points With The SPG Cards

I am sure you have read by now, but the SPG card has bumped up 5,000 points to the annual limited-time offer of 30,000 points. It is a great chance to earn a few more of the most valuable hotel points around.

Credit Card Battle: Citi Premier vs American Express Premier Rewards Gold

This is a guest post by Dustin from Waller’s Wallet and he does a great job of breaking down the Citi Premier and Amex Premier Rewards Gold card. This is a good post to show you which card may give you the best benefit in normal use.

Delta Award Sale – Fly To Europe For 21K Miles

There are a few days left to save some serious Delta miles for travel to Europe! Not only can you can fly with fewer miles during this sale in economy, but you can also do it in business class for under 100K roundtrip!

Deal Roundup: Tumi Backpack Sale And New Amex Offers (+ A Valuable Expiring Offer)

The Tumi backpack sale is expired and the valuable Amex offer expired as well. These new Amex offers may be of interest if you have not seen them yet so check them out!

How I Went From Business To Coach In 60 Seconds – Without Changing My Seat

Inter-European business class is nothing too special, but it is still nicer to have than coach – especially when it doesn’t cost anything different! Here is how I went back to coach without even changing my seat. Also, some reasons that business class aboard inter-European flights still may be preferred – even with the seat not being all that better.

Good Deal: Unlocked Samsung S6 128GB – $599

Expired: This is a high-end Samsung phone and if you were interested in it, this was as good a deal as you would have gotten on an unlocked version. With newer phones always coming out, look for more deals eventually!

Transfer 56K Marriott Points Into 31K United Miles (+ more good converions)

If you have Marriott points and would like more United miles, here is the best shot at earning more on the conversion. If you transfer 56K Marriott points, you will end up with 31K United miles – not too shabby!

Deal of the Day: LifeSpan Fitness TR3000i Treadmill

Expired: This was a good deal on what is largely considered a very good treadmill. If you were interested, hopefully you are just waiting now for it to be delivered!

How To Get Your SPG Referral Links And Earn Up To 55,000 Points

If you already have a SPG card, you have the chance to earn up to 55,000 points by referring others. Here is how you find those referral links.

Review: Intercontinental The Willard Hotel Washington DC

This hotel has to be one of the top hotels in the luxury hotel packed city of Washington, DC. And it is available with points from your IHG account! Check out this review to see how good of a deal it is.

Ever Wonder About Traveling In 112 Degree Weather? Find Out!

Tomorrow, I will be doing a training run in Abu Dhabi. Here is a chance to follow along for the ride and find out what it is like to run in 112+ degree weather. Plus, a great chance to help our nation’s vets through the Wounded Warrior Project.

Free Night For Some Club Carlson Cardholders, London To New York In 1 Hour, Great Updates For iOS Apps/OS For Travelers, And More!

Here were a variety of posts from around the internet that caught my attention in the last couple of days.

So, Now You Can Buy One Of My Blog Posts On Amazon – What?!

Who would have thought that somehow, a post of mine and the accompanying photo would be on Amazon as a phone case?! Not sure how the system caught this one for one of their options but definitely not something I would buy!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


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