I just got back from a great 24-hour trip to Atlanta where I attended the 2015 Freddie Awards at the Delta Museum of flight. It was nice to get away on a solo trip to mingle with other industry professionals. You can see the list of winners here.
This morning, myself and 19 other bloggers participated in a cool event for Delta where we got to pull a Delta 757 for charity. I was part of team #GlobalHashtags which included:
- Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press
- Jeanne Hoffman, Le Chic Geek
- Rene, Delta Points
- Frequent Miler
- Angelina Aucello, Just Another Points Traveler
- Matthew Klint, Live And Let’s Fly
- Melinda Danielsen, Magic Of Miles
- Michael W, Michael W Travels
- Marshall Jackson, MJ On Travel
- Ben Schlappig, One Mile At A Time
- Points, Miles & Martinis
- Stefan Krasowski, Rapid Travel Chai
- Trevor Mountcastle, Tagging Miles
- Jamie Larounis, The Forward Cabin
- Brian Cohen, The Gate
- Tommy Danielsen
- Scott Mackenzie, Travel Codex
- Seth Miller, Wandering Aramean
- Kathy Kass, Will Run For Miles
As of the time of the post, we’ve raised over $5,000, and there’s still an opportunity to donate if you’re interested. I can’t wait to see the official pictures from the event!
Tickets are on sale for the 2015 Chicago Seminars in October. I’ll be presenting about “Sweet-Spot Award Redemptions” on Saturday. The Chicago Seminars is one of my favorite weekends of the year that I always look forward to.
- Check your email from Southwest for a chance to earn 2,000 free points for referring friends to Rapid Rewards (500 per referral). I took this as an opportunity to sign up my two kids for Rapid Rewards.
- There’s also a targeted SPG promo for an opportunity to earn an additional 7,500 points for summer stays. My account was ineligible for the promotion, but you can check to see if yours is here.
- You can earn 5,000 United miles with 1 hotel booking at RocketMiles.
- The easiest 1,000 free American Airlines miles you’ll ever earn.
Credit Card Updates
- The Miles & More 50,000-point sign-up bonus is back
- The Ink Plus 60,000-point sign-up bonus also returns as a special offer during Small Business Week
- The United MileagePlus Explorer has an increased sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles for a limited time
Any other points & deals worth mentioning?