I really did think 6 miles per dollar on Apple purchases would be the biggest thing we’d see for a while. I was obviously wrong.
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
It looks like Apple Pay is getting into the loyalty game. Considering that everyone is trying to grab a share of the mobile payment world, a loyalty program certainly makes sense, though I have no idea what it will look like. According to this New York Times article, we should know next month: Apple is preparing to announce details about enhancements to Apple Pay at its software conference next month. Those include a rewards program for the mobile wallet service, said two people briefed on the product. Call me a […]
Costco is having an even bigger sale than the last one on iTunes gift cards for the next ten days. A $100 pack of iTunes gift cards is $79.49 through December 1st: That amounts to a 20% discount, and you can still get another 2% off if you’re a Costco Executive Club member. Apple rarely discounts their merchandise, especially gift cards. But, Costco has had two great discounts since starting to carry Apple products again this summer. If you’re on my Christmas list and have an iPhone, at least you know […]
Another decent bonus opportunity for bonus miles from the American Airlines AAdvantage shopping portal. Through October 16th, 2014, earn: 500 miles for $100 in spending 1,000 miles for $300 in spending 2,000 miles for $500 in spending Gone are the days where you could buy a bunch of gift cards to rack up spending on shopping portals, but there are still a litany of things you can buy online. The AAdvantage shopping portal has hundreds of vendors, including Groupon, Apple, Staples, Nordstrom, Gap, Toys R Us, and Walmart. There’s a […]
United Airlines is offering a 1,000 mile bonus if you spend $225 on their shopping portal between now and Thursday, September 18th. It’s a relatively short period of time so many of you may not be able to take advantage of it. But, if you’re thinking about where to put portal purchases over the next week, 1,000 bonus miles is likely enough to sway you to consolidate your purchase through United for the next week. While you don’t want to buy stuff you don’t need just to get miles, if […]
User error caused this to be posted in part earlier this morning. Apologies. In case you hadn’t heard, Apple had a bunch of announcements yesterday (did you get your free U2 album yet?). One of the long-anticipated announcements was the Apple Watch. And, for travel enthusiasts, we caught a quick glimpse of what the Apple Watch could mean for us when this familiar logo popped up on the screen during the presentation. When I think of hotel companies that embrace technology, Starwood Preferred Guest certainly comes to mind. I’d have […]