We Flew From Portland to Boston for only 5,000 Alaska Miles and Were Upgraded to First Class – Trick

What is better than flying across the country in first class for 5,000 miles one-way? Hmm, not much comes to mind.   Booking Alaska Airlines has a loophole that allows you to layover in a city that a ticketing system would never allow. We booked Portland, Oregon to San Francisco, seems like a quick 90 […]

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My Latest App-O-Rama Results – Over $1,000 In Travel Value From Three Cards

It’s about that time, I’d been itching for some new credit cards. In this latest App-O-Rama I was approved for three of four cards. Before you freak-out, read this post about your credit cards and credit score, you might be surprised. As more and more people become interested in free-travel, banks are becoming overly sensitive to […]

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How I Made Almost 20,000 Alaska Miles from One Online Transaction – Enough for First Class

I think that post title is pretty clear-cut. I made one LARGE purchase on Groupon and scored close to 20,000 Alaska miles, enough for a one-way first class flight from Coast to Coast.   The Monitor You can find the best shopping portal rates on CashBack Monitor. I check it daily to see if there […]

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Fly Coast-to-Coast for as Few as 6,000 Miles One-Way or 12,000 in First Class – Virgin and Alaska

***Update, it looks like Alaska plugged this loophole, sadly. You can still fly hidden city on the West Coast using this trick“ Well this is a sweet trick, you can fly one-way (or a very short open-jaw) coast-to-coast for just 6,000 Virgin Elevate points. In the last 24 hours or so, Virgin and Alaska opened […]

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Awesome Opportunity to Earn JetBlue Points – Match Your Virgin Elevate Account Balance

It’s not often that an airline will match your point balance from a different airline. In fact, I can’t remember the last time this occurred, I really hope other airlines follow suit!   As you probably know by now, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are teaming up to make the West Coast’s ‘premier airline’. JetBlue did make a bid […]

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