Weekly Summary

Sunday Summary: New IHG Promo, 40% Avios Bonus, Hotel Credit Card Bonuses, (Almost) Free Boston Marathon Travel, and More!

Written by Charlie

Welcome back to the Sunday Summary! Catch up on the posts from the week.

Earn Big Points With the New IHG 2015 Promo

Another promo from IHG has been released and it has some decent offerings – depending on how you were targeted. My offer was perfect for my travel patterns and my reward needs. Check out how to sign-up.

Get 40% More Avios When Transferring Amex Membership Rewards

Now through the end of January, you can transfer your Membership Reward points to Avios with a sizable bonus – 40%! That means that short-haul flights on American Airlines and US Airways will now ring in at only 7,000 Membership Reward points – roundtrip!

And The Winners of the iPad Mini Retina, 15,000 Hyatt Points, and GoGo Passes Are…

This post gave a recap on the winners of the final and biggest giveaway of the Mega Giveaway week here. Again, it was a lot of fun and I appreciate all the interaction!

Great Deal: 18X United Miles (for cardholders) + 20% Off + $10 Back On $50 At eBags

eBags, United, and Amex were bag again to give a trifecta of savings! If you have not bought what you need/want from them yet, then you are just missing out! 🙂

Great Deal: 18X United Miles (for cardholders) and Lowest Price On Rosetta Stone

Fast on the heals of the previous deal was the best price and highest payout for the Rosetta Stone language program. I have the program for several languages and really like the way they approach it. This was one excellent deal here!

Miles and Points Sprint: Free GoGo, IHG and Kimpton, 100K Delta Miles, and More

This was a quick roundup of some of the news in the miles and points world.

Almost $1 Billion In Bag Fees In 3 Months – And How To NOT Pay Them!

Airlines made a killing on baggage fees in the last quarter. Hopefully, some of that money did not come from you! Included in this post are some ways that you do not have to pay those pesky fees.

Great Credit Card: 80,000 IHG Points And $50 Statement Credit

Unfortunately, this deal appears to be either targeted or dead as far as the statement credit goes. The 80K point offer is still valid, however.

Are All Hotel Credit Card Bonuses Equal?

Hotel credit card bonuses are all over the map. Here is a post to help you see what that bonus really gets you in nights and if they are all equal.

EXPIRED: Chase Freedom $200 Bonus Offer Drops Tomorrow

The Chase Freedom card has dropped to its previous version of $100 bonus. Still a nice deal but nothing like the $200 bonus!

My Elite Status Plans For 2015 – And How You Can Get Status As Well

Here is an overview of what my plans are for 2015 with elite status. This post also shows you have you can easily get some of the same status I have as well.

Getting (Almost) Free Travel To The Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is coming up on us fast! Here is a post to show you how you can get there for almost nothing!

Great Deal: Samsonite Luggage Sets From $119

Amazon has been very generous with the deals for travelers and runners alike this holiday shopping season! Here was a great deal on some nice luggage sets.

US Airways Cardholders: Earn Up To 50,000 Bonus US Airways Miles

Would you like to earn some extra miles for yourself? You can earn your very own referral bonus with the US Airways 50,000 mile offer! Find out about it here.

Lost Luggage Returned – 20 Years Later

In a story that is hard to believe, a woman’s lost luggage was returned to her intact 20 years after it went missing! She also had some very nice things to say about the TSA! 🙂

Earn 30 Miles Per Dollar While Donating Magazines

How you would you like to earn some serious miles while generating a little holiday cheer? Find out how you can do both in this post!

TripIt Pro Giveaway – And One Of My Favorite Blogs

This was a giveaway for a subscription to TripIt Pro and a query on some of the favorite blogs from readers.

Great Deal: 20% Off Garmin Running Watches – Including the New 920XT and Vivosmart!

If you want a great deal on Garmin running watches, you are not going to find a better deal than this. In the comments is another suggestion that can help you get these watches for 30% off!

Great Deal: Off-Contract AT&T Windows Smartphone $20

While not the best phone around, if you want a smartphone for those times when yours has died, is lost, or has been sold, this could be a decent replacement.

Great Deal: Amazon Kindle $29 After $30 Visa Gift Card

This is an on-going deal on an awesome device at a great price. Don’t miss out on this!

Last Chance: Earn 100,000 Delta Skymiles With 2 Limited-Time Card Offers

This wonderful offer on these two credit cards expires December 21 (tonight) so don’t delay if you want a great bonus!

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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.