Archive for March, 2007

Any Chicagoland Readers Need A Last-Minute Plane Ticket? Get Up To A $600 Rebate When You Fly From Chicago/Rockford(RFD)!!!

March 30, 2007

Fly on any airline from RFD to any continental US destination besides Denver and get a rebate making your ticket just $200.
Depart RFD on a Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday and get an additional $50 Travel cert.
Travel must be booked by 04/05 and you must depart no later than 04/08.
No rebate on refundable tickets.

Rebate Linky

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Southwest College Rapid Rewards-Fly 3 Fly Free!

March 30, 2007

Enroll in Southwest College Rapid Rewards and you’ll get 4 credits off the bat.
Plus you’ll get double credits for flights booked at southwest.com!
Normally a free flight is 16 credits (8 RT’s)
With this program you’ll get 16 credits with just 3 RT’s!!!

Southwest College Rapid Rewards Enrollment Linky

Pennsylvania Airfare Deals!

March 30, 2007

Pittsburgh-Tucson-$108+ RT On Northwest
Philadelphia-Seattle-$120+ RT On Northwest

Pass On The Citi Premier Pass Elite Level Credit Card…

March 30, 2007

An anonymous commenter said,

“Dan the Man!!!

I have the best credit card offer ever!

This is a citi card thank you point, which has very minor disadvantages like you have written about a few times, but check this out (if you are not biased to starwood you will agree-anyways you can have both cards for each’s advantages)
Card: Citi card premier card
Annual fee: $75 (you can get it free but with less benefits)
Advantages:
1 point per $1 spent
1 point per mile flown that you or anyone flies on any airline (fly LAX to NY get 6000 points!!!)
2 points per dollar in supermakets gas, and traveling
Unlimited Companion tickets, free in U.S. whenever any round trip ticket you buy is more than $299.99!!!!!!

The max of points you can get a year is 200,000, with 100,000 being travel points.

So if you have even a 1 person family and fly in the US 5 times a year, you will make easily $500 and up a year!!!

The card is mastercard, but they have it together with American Express also!”

Sorry Anon, I have to disagree with you and it has nothing to do with being biased.

The citi card you refer to, the premier pass elite card,(with TY points rewards) is not the best, or even a good credit card.

1. The $75 annual fee is pretty hefty. (Starwood is $30, and free for the 1st year.)

2. You only get points for miles flown AFTER you spend the same amount in cash. so LAX-JFK will net you 5,000(not sure where you got 6,000) TY points for only if you have already spent $5,000 on the card!

3. The TY points themselves dont come close to the value of a mile, let alone a starpoint.
As I’ve covered previously a mile or starpoint can be worth .15 each, citi makes sure that TY points wont come close to that.

4. The companion ticket program isnt for regular priced tickets-they’re only for jacked up ticket prices (similar to the scam AA companion certs that citi gives with the AA card-looks great on paper but not when you go to use it)

5. The card offers none of the fringe benefits of great credit cards like return privileges and elite status, etc, as the starwood card does.

6. Besides for the rate of TY points needed for tickets not being competitively priced with a good mileage program, you must use the points a few weeks in advance and stay over a saturday night to use them, so they also offer none of the flexibility of miles.

In Conclusion:
As I’ve said numerous times, there is no credit card points program that exists that can compete with the potential value of airline miles.
The all claim to compete, but they have too much fine print to do so.

The ONLY exception is the Starwood Starpoints program, because besides for having great usage possibilities for hotel stays, you can transfer Starpoints into over 30 kinds of airline miles at an even ratio-and get a 25% bonus when you transfer 20,000 starpoints at a time.
It also doesnt hurt that both flavors of the Starwood card are fully churnable…

New York To/From Dallas For Just $78+ RT!!!

March 29, 2007

Update-03/30-12:30AM-DEAD!

This is likely a delayed response to AA’s $98 incursion from NYC into Continental’s Houston hub…

NYC-DFW-$78+ RT On Continental

Cool! Subscribers To Wired Magazine Can Get Their Picture On The July Issue’s Front Cover!

March 29, 2007

Offer Linky

Palm Treo Owners-Record Your Phone Conversations For Free!

March 29, 2007

First you must register and login at mytreo.net (Or just use bugmenot)
Then you can download Call Rec by clicking here.
The program records calls onto your sd card-and it works quite well…

HOT! Buy 2 Already Marked-Down Board Games From Amazon And Get 1 Free, Plus Get An $18 Poster Print From Shutterfly For Free!!!!!

March 29, 2007

Board Games Offer Linky

Super Low Fares To San Juan On Continental!!!

March 29, 2007

Save an additional 5% by using your Chase Continental MC and using the code: Onepass

Detroit-San Juan-$116+ RT On Continental (03/29-1:00pm-Now Dead!)

Washington D.C.-San Juan-$127+ RT On Continental

HOT! Motorola Bluetooth Headset Carrying Case For Free After $6.99 Online Rebate From Amazon!

March 28, 2007

Free shipping if you’re prime, otherwise consider adding the ipod case below to get free shipping…
The rebate can be submitted online after you get the item!
Motorola Bluetooth Headset Carrying Case Linky
$6.99 Rebate Linky(Exp: 04/02)