Lower Spending Offer For SPG Business Amex, A Deal Case Study, A Points Package For Costa Rica, Support Wounded Warriors Project, Deal Roundups, and More!

This post gives a roundup of the posts found throughout the week here at Running with Miles. There were a lot of posts covering travel deals, item deals, running posts, credit cards and more! Roundup Of Great New Amex Offers Last week, we saw a lot of great new Amex Offers hit. It is important to be ready to save these offers when they hit as the best deals can disappear quickly. If you want to save them automatically, check out Wandering Aramean’s tool Sync Offers to sync automatically on Twitter. Southwest Sale – Great For Fall Travel Southwest sale’s are just about a monthly rollout. But, they are great for future travel and for travel already booked. Because you can cancel tickets for free (and get a refund of a cash ticket as credit towards future flights), these sales are a great way to save money. Great eBay Coupon: 10% Off Phones, Tablets, Laptops, and More TODAY ONLY eBay ran a wonderful coupon for everyone that was for 10% off... ...

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Use These Deals To Save $45 On $300 Hotel Bookings On Jetsetter

Jetsetter has many hotels around the world that it offers to its customers along with some added perks for some of the hotels. They also have sale hotels that roll through. Save $45 On $300 Hotel Bookings On Jetsetter Using two deals – an Amex Offer and coupon code – you can save $45 on $300 hotel bookings. I checked some hotels, like the current, on-sale hotel of the W Istanbul, and you can get two nights there during the summer with this promotion. Your out of pocket would be $298 for the two night stay in July. When compared to other hotel booking sites, it is a saving on that particular hotel on those dates of exactly $100 over the two nights! Check out the sales to see what may work for you. The Amex Offer (if still available) can be found in your Offers section and gives you $20 back on a $100 purchase or more. To get the $25 off $300 booking with Jetsetter, you need to use... ...

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Deal Roundup: Oakley Racing Jackets, Proform Trainer, 10% Off Computers, Tablets, and More

Happy Saturday, everyone! We have had a beautiful day here and hope everyone else is enjoying their weekend! Here are some deals that I thought may interest you. Please note that some of the links will pay me a small commission if you purchase these items – thanks for your support! Deal Roundup Oakley Racing Jackets - Oakley Racing Jackets – $86 I am a big Oakley fan and have been using their sunglasses for many years. One pair caught my eye in the Oakley Outlet and it may be of interest to some of you. It is the Oakley Racing Jacket 30 Year Sport Special Edition. It comes in two different color schemes and is on sale for $86 from $240! Not only is that a good price, but they actually come with an alternate set of lenses as well – pretty nice deal! Proform Hybrid Trainer - Proform Hybrid Trainer – $275 Amazon’s Deal of the Day includes a Hybrid Trainer that appears to be at least $125... ...

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How To Get The New Lower Spending Offer On The SPG Business Card

As I mentioned before, Amex has lowered the spending requirements on the SPG personal card from $5,000 in 6 months to $3,000 in 3 months. Not only that, but they have done away with the tiered bonus structure – instead of getting the 25,000 point bonus in two parts, it all comes together after meeting the spending. Now, you can get that with the business card as well! How To Get The New Lower Spending Offer On The SPG Business Card In my previous post, I wrote how I was not a big fan of that new spending structure but there are obviously a lot of people who are going to appreciate the lower spending threshold for the bonus points. So, because of that, I wanted to show you how you can get the same lower spending requirement for the SPG business card. The SPG business card’s current public offer is the same as the older offer for the personal card – get 10,000 points after your first purchase and... ...

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Earn Up To 55,000 SPG Points Through Referrals

SPG’s Starpoints are certainly some of the most valuable points around thanks to their great flexiblity. Not only can you use them for many wonderful hotels in a variety of redemption methods but you can also transfer them to a host of airlines, many at a rate of 1:1 with a bonus of 5,000 miles for every 20,000 points transferred. It is a great points system and the SPG Amex cards are the best way to get those points. Earn Up To 55,000 SPG Points How To Earn Up To 55,000 Points Disclosure: These are not my referral links and you must login to those links with your account information to receive the referral form. - Referral Link For Personal SPG Card - Referral Link For Business SPG Card To get these Starpoints for referrals, you will need to refer people to sign-up for this offer and with each successful conversion, you will receive 5,000 Starpoints up to 55,000 points in a calendar year. Here are the details: The personal... ...

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A Great Way To Give Back This Weekend

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the US, a time when we memorialize our nation’s service members who have given the “last full measure of devotion” on behalf of the United States of America. A Great Way To Give Back This Weekend I know that it is also considered the kick-off of summer holiday travel and activities as well since it stands as a holiday but it is always good to have a reminder of what this day really is – a day of memory that has been set aside to honor the fallen heroes of our military. Take some time this weekend to thank any military people that you know or see for their service and be thankful that we have them around with us still. I know it is a time of remembering those who died, but we are so thankful that many of you that served are still around with us as well. To those of you readers who have served or currently serve, I thank you from the... ...

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Is IHG Gold The Most Unrewarding Elite Status?

Hotel elite status is something that can vary widely across the various chains and brands. It is also something that does not even have a fixed level of value within the same chain in many instances (such as certain room upgrades being at the discretion of the hotel managers, etc). But, it is always nice to have some type of hotel status sitting next to your name on the reservation! Hotel Elite Status But what does it take to earn that hotel status? In most cases, it is possible to earn hotel status by simply holding the hotel’s co-branded credit card. Many hotels will actually give those cardholders mid-level elite status, effectively valuing cardholders at the same level as someone who spends double digit nights in their hotels in any given year (at least in the rewards program). Read More: How To Get Hotel Mid-Tier Status – and Why You Want It Earning Hotel Elite Status – IHG Gold Many people still earn hotel status by, you know, actually staying at hotels! And the hotel... ...

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Want To Interview To Fly A 747? This Airline Will Let You For A $5,000 Contribution***

It is amazing to think how much crowdfunding has changed the world of innovation. It has allowed people with ideas, concepts, inventions, and more to pitch all of that to potential backers – even if they have no money to start with themselves. Crowdfunding Campaigns  There are some pretty great devices that have come from these campaigns – think about the Pebble Smartwatch – and there have been some pretty wild campaigns that have been presented as well. My personal favorite “wild” campaign was for the guy who wanted to make potato salad because, well, he had never done it before and thought “why not!” Crowdfunding An Airline - Aviator Airlines Website This campaign is one of those “interesting” ones for sure. It is for an airline, Aviator Airline, that has launched a crowdfunding campaign to get their airline in the skies. They want to fly the Boeing 747-400 aircraft (with almost 600 seats) on routes across the US and Hawaii with everyday fares starting at $19 – and that... ...

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Attention Space Fans: A Marathon For You Is Opening For Registration Soon

I have always loved all things of space and space travel. While I did not get to visit the NASA Kennedy Space Center until a few years ago, I could not wait to do that! After the Kennedy Space Center, other places of interest would be Houston’s Johnson Space Center, Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Rocket City Marathon – A Marathon For Space Fans I ran the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville several years ago and really enjoyed it (you can read my report here). The Rocket City Marathon is a special kind of marathon in that it does not allow any headphones (even though most marathons had backtracked on that ruling) and it is a smaller town marathon that only features the marathon distance – no other races take place that day. It is a favorite of runners who are seeking to qualify for the Boston Marathon as the course is fast and the weather is perfect since the race is... ...

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