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- Saverocity Welcomes Dia, The Deal Mommy! I’ve had the chance to meet Dia in person, and while I’m more apt to vendoming, I do enjoy her writing. In fact, my wife and I are very much looking forward to attending FT4RL2 in Charlotte.
- Wandering Aramean shares the Big Business of Credit Card Marketing. Just when I thought I grasped how big affiliate link revenue is, I’m blown away again.
Miles and Points Programs and Portals
- This week was like the tail of two cities, there were positives of the week, such as a continuation of shopping portal news. Frequent Miler reports that AMEX Giftcards return, and he also launched Frequent Miler’s Portal Alerts.
- Of course the week also saw a couple of changes to American Express Membership Rewards and the Premier Rewards Gold Card, courtesy of Travel Summary.
- Oh and there’s a 70,000 Ultimate Rewards sign-up bonus for the Chase Ink Plus. As an added bonus, current cardholders can provide referrals for the 70k UR bonus. Aptly, there is a conga-line on the Saverocity Forums.
- You’ve probably seen the great trip report about flying Singapore Suites (I originally got this link from my Brother but its every it seems). Mighty Travels wrote an interesting post on why customers who make redemptions are better customers. Perhaps even more interesting, was a report he linked to.
- Pf Digest adds that one third of loyalty earnings go unused. I think a little piece of me died inside.
- Dia, The Deal Mommy reports that Kohl’s Yes2You Rewards program is now nationwide. This is a great way to get another 5% on Kohls, especially if you add that to Kohl’s other stackable offers.
- In case you missed it, I shared the math that makes Kohls work, and some great tools for reselling.
- This was a big week for Airbus. They had the first A380 flights for Qantas Sydney to Dallas-Fort Worth, Emirates Dubai to Dallas-Fort Worth, and British Airways to Washington-Dulles.
- Airbus also received their type certification for the A350-XWB and decided to do some photo shoots (courtesy of Airlinereporter)