Monday Musings: Free Points, Last Call for IHG Promotion, eBay Coupon Tip & Much More

Welcome to this week’s Monday Musings. As a reminder, Monday Musings is a weekly series where I rattle off a few thoughts I have that mostly relate to points/miles, travel and I might highlight other posts/news/nuggets I found interesting from the past week. For those that are football fans and read Peter King’s MMQB, think of this as similar to his “A Few Things I Think I Think” section.

1) This is the last call for the IHG Priceless Surprises Promotion as per the official rules entries must be postmarked by February 15, 2016 and received by February 22, 2016 (make sure you register first!). I initially stated I was not going to participate but I was home watching the Super Bowl last night & considering I wasn’t going to do much else besides watch the game, this felt like a good time to write up up a few entries. I didn’t max out the 94 entries for me and my wife but did about 30 or so each instead. I should end up with around 15,000 IHG points or so per account.

IHG Priceless Surprise

2) Here are a possible 50 free Starwood Points. I wasn’t targeted on any of my accounts but others have had luck.

3) I actually laughed out at loud at this – you can earn miles for getting plastic surgery, with the most miles for a breast augmentation. No word on whether a larger size gets you more miles.

4) I posted last week that you have until March 17th to cancel your JetBlue American Express credit card if you want to get the signup bonus at any point on the new JetBlue Barclaycard.

JetBlue Conversion Date

5) There were some good comments on my post about getting a successful retention offer on my AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard. My offer was the annual fee waived + 5,000 AA miles for spending $1,000 in 90 days.

6) Last note – if you recently were targeted for a $50 coupon for selling 5 items on eBay, you should have received the $50 off coupon which expires today (or at least mine does). I didn’t have anything to buy with it so instead of wasting it on something I didn’t need, I just bought a $50 eBay gift card to lock in $50 off at eBay. This way I still get $50 off any purchase on eBay with no restrictions or having to worry about expiration dates.


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