New Summer Starwood Promo: Starpoints are difficult to earn, which adds to their value. Add that to the variety of ways that you can use them, which further increases their value. Thankfully Starwood offers some good promotions throughout the year where one could earn more starpoints either by spending on their co-branded cards, or with stays in their properties. Here’s another one that should help build your balance.
EarlyBird Check-In When Cancelling Flights: Many Travel Miles 101 Readers fly Southwest Airlines, and even have the Companion Pass! With that, many of you are familiar with Southwest’s awesome cancellation policy. There is one thing that you should be aware of though, and that is if you cancel a flight after you purchased EarlyBird Check-In, you won’t get this charge refunded. If you plan on adding this feature, it’s best to add EarlyBird Check-In when the time is closer to your departure date, instead of the date of purchasing your flight.
Alaska Offering Biggest Bonus on Purchased Miles: Normally I don’t like to purchase airlines miles as opposed to earning them via sign-up bonuses or credit card spend bonuses, but there are exceptions. The important thing is to make sure that your award flight redemption costs more than what you spent on purchasing those miles. It needs to make “cents” for you to purchase miles. With that, Alaska is offering their biggest bonus on purchased miles, which could make it very appealing for your if you have upcoming travel on Alaska or one of their many partners.
Star Alliance Giveaway: Do you want to win one million frequent flier miles? Yes, PLEASE! Star Alliance is giving away 1,000,000 miles to one winner in each of their 21 frequent flier programs. You can only enter once, in one of their programs. To sign up, please read the contest rules as it is a little more involved than just submitting your email. Good luck!