Category Archives for Awards.

UPDATE: Free Club Carlson/US Bank Hotel Room Promo Goes Live!


Earlier today, I broke the news that the free hotel night that US Bank had promised Club Carlson Visa cardholders had been loaded into Club Carlson accounts.  However, multiple readers immediately noted 2 huge problems! Existing reservations, many made with the 2 for 1 Club Carlson Visa benefit that has been eliminated, disappeared completely from accounts.…

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A 100% Free Club Carlson Hotel Night – Worldwide!


My Club Carlson free night has arrived! How I Am Feeling Right Now Earlier this week, it was noted that US Bank was giving Club Carlson Visa cardholders an E-Certificate good for a free night, anywhere in the world!  The letter that was mailed out said that the E-Certificate would be sent to the email address associated with…

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ANA Award Chart Devaluation Pending! Here’s What to Book Before the Changes Occur…

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ANA will transition from a distance based award chart to a regionally based program in just a few hours. While the transition was scheduled for April 12th, I’ve confirmed with an ANA reservations supervisor that customers outside of Japan will have until 6AM Tokyo time to make reservations using the old chart…that’s 5PM EST today!…

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Trick to Hold Qantas First Class Awards for AA w/out BA Avios


As a member of the Juicy Miles team, I’ve noticed that one of the most popular destinations for award booking assistance is travel to Australia. Incidentally, Australia is one of the toughest awards to book. Simply put, you don’t get to really decide when you want to go. Rather, you look at what is available and then plan your…

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Pro Tip – Using AMEX MR to Save Big on Award Travel to Australia & New Zealand

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This is our third installment of “Pro Tips” and today we’ll be looking at the advantages of booking flights to Australia / New Zealand on United using ANA Miles. ANA Mileage Club is a transfer partner of AMEX Membership Rewards at a 1:1 ratio, and has access to United’s seats at the “Saver Level.” Award tickets to Australia are…

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