DON’T FORGET: My Nobel Prize-winning book, which has also been nominated for three Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, a Pulitzer, and an ESPY, is available free on Amazon until roughly midnight PST tonight. If you don’t download it, then you’ll feel left out of the office water cooler conversation on Monday. Don’t make that mistake.
NEW POINTBREAKS: Priority Club has its new list of Pointbreaks out, sort of. For those of you not familiar with Pointbreaks, it’s a promotion Priority Club does every few months where you can book certain hotels for only 5,000 points per night. Sometimes it’s an okay value, and sometimes it’s an exceptional value, and the exceptional values tend to disappear fast.
Priority Club hasn’t updated its official Pointbreaks page yet as of press time, but they should be updating any time now. Here’s a list from Loyalty Lobby. The rooms are currently bookable at the 5,000 point per night rate, so go for it!
AUF WIDERSEHEN, LUFTHANSA 50,000?: There are reports that the Lufthansa Miles and More 50,000 mile offer may end this Sunday. It’s one of the few good affiliate links I have, so by all means gather your friends and apply for the card, and then you can all enjoy flying across the U.S. in business/first for only 17,000 miles, which seems to be the attraction for this offer.
HOW TO GET A FIRST CLASS TRANSCONTINENTAL SEAT FOR $350: Speaking of Miles and More, if you don’t want to sign up for credit cards, here’s a way to buy into some M&M miles and effectively buy the aforementioned first class cross-country ticket for $350.
DID I MENTION I WROTE A BOOK?: Yes? Okay then.
BITCOIN PREPAID CARD: I have a soft spot for superfluous financial products, so here’s the Bitcoin prepaid card. Why would you want to get this card? Because it has the word “bitcoin” on it, apparently. I’m not even sure if it’s available to Americans, anyway. From the write-up at CoinDesk.com:
Don’t get too excited though, as this card does not let you transmit bitcoin via the card. Despite the website’s UK top level domain, the company informed us that the card primarily holds Euros.
When we contacted The Bitcoin Company, who are offering this card, a representative told us, “The card works as a normal prepaid credit card. The difference is users can buy it with bitcoins, and fund it with bitcoins.”
There are also some significant fees involved:
There’s an initial fee for ordering the card too, which will currently set you back 0.787139 BTC, which at the exchange rates of the time of writing, 58.55 EUR (nearly £50 GBP). The card also has the option to transfer funds via SMS.
I’m not very good with conversions from European measurements, but by my calculations you will have to pay over 38 hectares per bushel just to get this card. Not worth it!