Archive for April, 2007

19th Annual Freddie Awards Results!

April 30, 2007

The Freddies are considered the ultimate bragging(and advertising) rights for frequent flyer programs.
They were given out a few days ago in the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.
They are voted on by 448,000 frequent flyers!

Here are some selected 2007 USA results, with my commentary following.

Best Frequent Flyer Program:
-Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns

Comment: If you only want to use your rewards domestically then this is true, but otherwise stick with AA, Cathay Pacific, or Continental.
Frontier LCC Roundup Linky
Getting the most value out of miles linky

Best Frequent Flyer Credit Card:
-Starwood Amex

Comment: They got this one right!

Best Elite-Level Program
-Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Comment: I’m not very familiar with the program, but from a quick reading of the benefits and what people say about them it seems like a pretty sweet program.
Disclaimer: I currently have elite status on AA(Gold), Airtran(Lifetime), Continental(Silver), and Starwood(Gold).

Best Award Redemption-Airlines
-Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards

Comment: Yes, perhaps it’s easy to redeem, but the reward for having to travel Southwest is another flight on Southwest…

Best Award Redemption-Hotels
-Starwood Preferred Guest

Between hotel stays and miles it’s the most flexible program today…
Starwood Award Options Linky

Best Customer Service
-Midwest Airlines Midwest Miles

Comment: Who knew?

HOT! Free Au Bon Pain Travel Mug!

April 30, 2007

Au Bon Pain EClub Signup Linky
About a day after signing up you will receive a voucher good for a free travel mug from participating Au Bon Pain stores.
Valid in:
Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

SMOKING HOT!!! 5,000 Free Delta Skymiles!!!

April 30, 2007

It just takes a quick signup for some emails!
Almost as good as the famous 10,000 Skymiles offer from days of yore (or at least from the first 2 weeks of this site’s existence)

5,000 Mile Offer Linky

American Express Business Platinum Card Adds 2 New Benefits; Annual Fee Will Increase Beginning May 1st.

April 29, 2007

The American Express Business Platinum card will be going up from $300/year to $395/year starting on May 1st.

Many readers of site were able to get the card for negative $250 during the last Business Amex promo.

The 2 new benefits, which are effective immediately for all cardholders, are Domestic companion tickets, and Regus Executive Club Membership Office membership.

With the domestic companion benefit, any ticket $299 and above($699-$899 for Hawaii and Alaska) qualifies for a free companion ticket.
What really is unique about this companion program is that it actually works.
-There is no special fare class that you have to book in, any old ticket on one of the Big 6 airlines qualify.
-If the ticket is under $299 Amex will round the ticket up to $299 so that you can get the other ticket for free.
-You can use this program up to 4 times per calender year.
-The cardholder must be one of the travelers.
-There are some blackout dates.

The other new feature is the Regus Executive Club Membership.
You can now access offices and get free internet and refreshments in offices around the world!

The other amazing card benefits have stayed the same for the most part, some of them include:
-Free Continental, Delta, And Northwest Airline Club Access.
-Free Starwood Gold Status.
-Free elite status with Avis, Hertz, and National Rental cars.
-If any item that you buy(up to $10,000)is lost within 90 days of purchase, the money will be refunded.

SMOKING HOT!!! TODAY ONLY!!! Ebags 70% Off Sale, Plus Coupon For An Additional 20% Off $75 And Free Shipping. Plus Get A $25 Off $75 Ebags Coupon!

April 29, 2007 Linky
You can see some of the items up to 70% of from the homepage.

If you need a laptop case Ebags carries some really neat ones that are made by Sumdex-just search for Sumdex and choose the one you like!

You can get 10% off $35 with free shipping without any coupon codes, or use the following code for 20% off $75 with free shipping, and get a $25 off $75+free shipping Ebags coupon good for a future purchase: EMSECRET47
To enter the coupon code, go to your cart and look for the box saying “Promotional Code” in the left, gray side of the page.

New York To/From S. Francisco For $158+ RT!

April 29, 2007

NYC-SFO-$158+ RT On Northwest

Columbus To/From S. Diego For Just $100+ RT!!

April 27, 2007

Can someone say, “Skybus?”
Columbus-S. Diego-$100+ RT On United and Northwest

Free Piamenta A Capella Song!

April 27, 2007

Amazingly, Avi Piamenta made this song with just vocals, there are no instruments!
Siman Tov U’Mazal Tov-Sefira Version
HT: c.h.i. via c.o.l.

BOILING HOT! Fuji A700, 7.3 Megapixel, 3X Optical Zoom, Digital Camera For Just $65.45+Tax Shipped!!!

April 27, 2007

Update-11:25pm: DEAD!
Fuji A700 Linky
Use the following coupon for 45% off(Exp: After 1,000 uses): 4RXDSXGK$GS2T3
Thanks for the comment, bery!

BOILING HOT!!! HURRY!!! Canon SD1000 For Just $149+Tax Shipped!!!

April 26, 2007

Update-9:30pm: DEAD!
Silver SD1000 Linky
Use the following coupon for 40% off(Exp: After 1,200 uses): T37M1C?$7T74B7