American Airlines is running a video campaign to educate everyone on their frequent flyer program and ways to earn. You will watch 6 videos and answer a few questions. It takes about 10 minutes. Have fun!
Last month, I reserved and stayed at the Best Western via RocketMiles.com. RocketMiles is a hotel booking site that allows you to earn points and miles for loyalty programs other than at the hotel you are staying. I am collecting United miles right now, but slightly concerned that the miles wouldn’t post plus, sometimes United takes forever posting bonus miles. Happy to report that my 11,000 miles posted within a week of my stay!
Alright then, it’s been many moons since my last post. A good deal has happened in my life, however the worst is behind me, and I am trudging forward. That being said, since we last interacted … I have still been traveling and I am still collecting miles and points like it’s my job. I went on an Alaskan Cruise with my family and also to San Francisco to visit friends.
What has me excited and prompted me to post right now is that I am booking travel for people at my “real” job. Just a perk for them that I know the ins and outs of scheduling travel, getting rebates, and possible free flights for my workmates in the future. Also, (for me!) if I schedule the hotel stays via Rocketmiles, I can get frequent flier miles for myself! (I am only doing this if they don’t collect hotel points.) I emailed Rocketmiles to ask about scheduling for others and getting miles for myself, and I got the green light. Just be careful to put in the travelee’s name when you are scheduling, then put in your own frequent flier number. I will let you know how it goes. I am doing United MileagePlus, and as we know it takes For-Ev-Er for them to post miles, so I will keep my eyes open.
I’m also getting into deals and freebies lately. Have you heard of the new app called Check? It is a bill pay app that is owned by Intuit. Right now, if you download the App to your Andriod or IOS, you will receive $10 off your first bill you pay. Thanks to slickdeals.
- Download and install the Check app for iOS or Android.
- Login or setup an account.
- Add an account once you login (Bills & Utilities, Credit Cards, Insurance, Loans, and more).
- Select a bill you would like to pay.
- On the top right of the screen, click on the present box icon and click on the Try It now button.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to pay your bill and you will see $10 off paid by Check on your invoice.
This took me a whole 5 minutes.
Oh Groupon, you know how to get us … Is anyone feeling like it’s New Year’s Resolution time? Time to shed a few pounds and learn a healthier lifestyle? As you know, I think NY resolutions are crazy, but the point of this program is to start a lifestyle change, and get us informed and motivated. (Plus, looking good on vacation is always awesome!) Well, the Biggest Loser Resort in Chicago is running (pun intended) a 40% off discount via Groupon. This offer is only valid through January 14th. You will get a 1-Week Fitness and Weight-Loss Program with Daily Meals and Snacks at Biggest Loser Resort Chicago in Chicagoland. See more details here.
A big shout out to whomever used my HotelTonight referral code and got hotel rooms on New Year’s Eve! Sounds like someone was being responsible. 😉 When you used my referral code, it gave me $25 to use on MY next stay with HotelTonight.
What is HotelTonight? Well, it’s a free app, so you download it to your device, or iTunes, or GooglePlay and each day, after 12:00 noon, there is a listing for hotels that have vacancy and discounted rates. The rub is that you have to be flexible and go where the deal is … with no pre-planning….. Although you will find that a lot of these hotels are the same, day after day … so you could plan a little. There are quite a few people using HotelTonight now, and there are reviews on most hotels that are listed for that day. They don’t use hotels that are lower quality. It is a great way to save money and stay at a nice hotel for much, much less than you would normally pay. So … Please use my invitation code MBROWN195 when you sign up and you and I will both get $25 to use on our next stay! Here’s the email I received ~
Thanks again, and have a great 2014!
If you are not a member of the Southwest Rapid Rewards program, now is a great time to sign up. You will receive 500 points just for signing up and another 500 for signing up for their email updates.