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Written by Charlie

Welcome back to our Sunday Summary Series where we review the stories that were covered throughout the week.

Sunday Summary

Share US Airways Miles with 100% Bonus

US Airways ran a one-week version of their fall share promo – 100% bonus on miles that are shared (for 30,000-50,000). This was more than likely the last time we will see this promo before US Airways and American Airlines become one. I took advantage of it on a small scale and hope some of you were able to as well!

Get $25 Back on Amazon Purchases of $75 or more!

This was an excellent promotion run by American Express and Amazon. It amounted to a 33% bonus if the purchase was $75. This promo worked for each American Express card, even for authorized users. We had 8 cards so we got quite a few gift cards! Unfortunately, the promotion is now closed.

What “Bad” Deals Have You Seen?

During the Christmas shopping season, every retailer is trying to push out offers to attract customers. However, not every offer is a good offer! What different bad deals have you seen?

Don’t Forget to Enter the Gogo Giveaway!

Last week I ran a Gogo giveaway. Watch for more giveaways to come up soon!

US Airways 90,000 Miles for Business Class to Europe/North Asia

One of the best deals in the award calendars is with US Airways and their 90,000 miles for business class to Europe and then North Asia – roundtrip! This sweet spot on the award calendar is not going to be around for every so try to line up your trip now! I am flying my first in May (I have booked them before but not flown them) – just amazing that I can add North Asia on to the itinerary and save 10,000 miles over just going to Europe!

Did You Win a Gogo Pass?

Five lucky entrants won Gogo passes this past week! One of the winners had also one a United Club pass the week before! Maybe the next winner of a giveaway might be you. 🙂

Should You Take Advantage of the US Airways Share Promo?

With the incredible 100% share promo this past week from US Airways, many wondered if such a promo was going to work well for them in their situation. I discussed some of the things that hopefully helped travelers make the right decision for themselves.

Earn Your Own American Express Referral!

It is no secret that bloggers get referrals or commissions for credit card applications made through their links (at Running with Miles, I clearly indicate which cards pay me a commission). Here is a chance to earn some of the points for yourself!

Rent an Audi A4 For as Little as $9

Silvercar is running a new customer promotion that subtracts $50 per rental. If you rent for just one day, your total will be around $13 after the discount. This is assuming you do not choose their insurance. Given Silvercar’s cutting edge rental process, I would like to try it just for the experience – not the mention a nice Audi! 🙂

Dallas Marathon Cancellation – What Now?

Unfortunately, the Dallas Marathon that was to be held this morning was cancelled due to weather concerns. This post gave some suggestions on how to adjust your travel plans to accommodate the cancellation. Hopefully, you all were able to find something that would work for you!


That’s it for this week! See you next week with more exciting posts!

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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.