Quick Points High: Today’s Must-Knows

Greetings from a Panera in Oklahoma City (welcome to the non-glamorous side of business travel).   In more glamorous news though, I am flying to LAX tomorrow for a girls weekend with two of my besties in Santa Barbara. Looking forward to trying out Kimpton’s new hotel, The Goodland.  I love that Kimpton offers Inner Circle members a free night at new hotels along with a $50 credit to the on-site restaurant and am excited to take advantage of this perk for the first time! Been pretty behind on this blogging thing lately, but here’s a quick recap of what you need to know.


Will be relaxing here in just over 24 hours now. photo from firsttoknow.com

  • Today is the last day to book IHG award nights before 452 hotels change categories tomorrow. Points with a Crew made a map for quick reference.
  • According to Deals We Like, you can earn a possible 7,500 Club Carlson points for calling US Bank to complain about dropping the bonus award night.
  • Earn an easy 1,000 AA points. Tip: Skip to the end of the videos and then refer to the answers posted by The Flight Deal.
  • If you are a Bank of America cardholder you can access many museums for free this weekend. Full list of participating museums here.
  • A contributor on The Points Guy recently posted a thorough Denver airport overview. As my current home airport, I’ll throw in this tip: All terminals are connected by the same train past security. You can quickly and easy access airline clubs (American’s in “A” and United’s (2) in “B”) even if your gate is in a different terminal!
  • Earn 2,000 Rapid Rewards points for referring your friends to Southwest (500 each, up to 4x). If you’re not yet a member, you can sign up using my referrer code 344810189 for 250 bonus miles.
  • Check your email for an Ebates flash bonus of $5 after spending $25 today. If you are not yet a member of Ebates (my favorite shopping portal—I’ve earned $120 so far just by clicking through before making travel bookings or online shopping!), you can use my link for an extra $10 cash back bonus.
  • The United Explorer Card from Chase temporarily increased it’s public offer to 55,000 (including 5,000 point bonus for adding authorized user). Check out this post from Doctor of Credit on how to also get a $50 statement credit!
  • Citi has increased offers for both the ThankYou Premier and Prestige cards right now. Miles Abound compares both cards. We are both overdue for a good credit card app-o-rama so will likely get one of each.
  • Frontier is running another sale for $19 flights. This 7News Denver story points out the cheapest fare out of Denver is actually $39, and compares various routes to Southwest’s prices. As always, do your own analysis before booking and don’t forget to factor in Frontier’s baggage fees (even for carry-on luggage).

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