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.
Apple is currently offering a $25 iTunes gift card when you buy an Apple TV. That goes well with Apple’s recent bump up to 2 miles/points per dollar on a variety of shopping portals. I’ve had an Apple TV for quite some time now. They’re a little bigger than a deck of playing cards and they allow you to watch all your iTunes TV shows along with a bunch of other “channels” like Netflix and the MLB sports package. I use mine to watch all the Yankees games in Virginia, […]
Starwood continued its growth in the US this week with a new Aloft property in Cupertino, CA, literally right next door to Apple’s HQ. Aloft isn’t my favorite Starwood brand; I’m more of a full-service guy. But, one of the cool things I saw in the press release was that the rooms are featuring Apple TVs. For those not familiar, Apple TV is a small box that hooks into your TV and allows you to stream a bunch of things including your iTunes content, any movies or TV shows you […]
US Airways is offering a 50% bonus on purchases from some of their shopping mall purchases. It does appear most of the storefront merchants are participating as well as some of their partners, like FTD, Netflix, Verizon Wireless, Pet Food Direct, Office Max etc. It’s only through the end of June, but a decent opportunity to earn extra points. If you carry Chase Sapphire or Ink Bold, there may be better deals there, but these would seem to be the best offer out there.