Earn a Boatload of Points Joining Dating Websites

The British Airways online shopping portal is offering double Avios points on purchases until March 5, 2017. 

Match.com

Match.com offers 150 Avios per dollar spent.

If you sign up for all the options (go with the basic plan instead of the bundle plan to drive up the price), you should end up with a bill of $548.  At 150 Avios/$ you should earn 82,285 points (which is basically buying points for 0.67 cents each).

You'll also earn a minimum of 548 points for whatever card you put this on as well.

Notes if you do this offer

  1. This is a limited time offer, so make SURE the British Airways portal says 150 Avios / $1 until 05/03/2017.
  2. Confirm the details.  Looks like the Match.com Avios offer is only good for NEW subscribers.
  3. Take a screenshot of the offer page and your confirmation page in case you need to contest the points added to your British Airways Executive Club account.
  4. Ensure your partner/significant other knows why you're signing up for dating sites.
  5. This will auto-renew, so make sure to set a calendar reminder to cancel before your first year is up

eHarmony

You can also do this with eHarmony at 130 Avios per dollar spent.

Other Retailers

You can also check out other offers at British Airways Shopping to see if there are any deals that make sense for you  (GoDaddy.com, TurboTax, eBags, etc.)

Why British Airways Avios?

This is one of the best points currencies available because their award chart is DISTANCE BASED.

Need a last minute trip Los Angeles - San Francisco or New York - Chicago on American or Alaska?  7,500 Avios.  That would be at least 12,500 points on a legacy carrier. 

Los Angeles - Honolulu on American or Alaska?  12,500 Avios.  Most legacy carriers charge a premium to Hawaii, but not with Avios because it's distance based regardless of popularity of destination.

Most Airlines have a close-in booking fee for awards redemptions.  British Airways does not.  You can book a flight to fly out that same day without a fee

Note that because awards are distance based, there are some trips that DO NOT MAKE SENSE TO BOOK USING AVIOS.

Check out this UpgradedPoints article to see 40 great ways to redeem Avios points for max value in 2017.

JetBlue is on a Roll: Amazon + New Member Bonus + CHEAP Flights!

On the heals of a new partnership to earn True Blue points just by shopping at Amazon.  Simply go to the JetBlue site and then head over to Amazon to get shopping and earn points!

If you would like to try to get even MORE points for your Amazon spend, check out this excellent post from Greg at Frequent Miler on how to get 11 points per $ of Amazon spend.

Don't have a TrueBlue account? That's great actually!

If you don't have an account, take advantage of this promotion.  You can get 5,000 bonus points if you register, book, and fly before April 16, 2017.

Oh... but How Much Is A Flight?  NOT MUCH.

JetBlue is currently in the middle of a flash sale featuring fares as low as $76 round trip.  

Check out sale prices here: http://www2.jetblue.com/deals/fly-ball/?source=MKTEM022817&cluid=72125885&cpgnname=20170228_Airways_FareSale_JetBlue_Full-Base_N_NA_NA_NA_NA_NA_NA_NA_NA

For those that live around me, Long Beach to Reno/Tahoe is $76 round trip.

Or if you live in Boston or Atlanta, there is a special bonus to commemorate the new route.  Register for the promotion here.

AMEX Offers - Hotels.com spend $50 get $10 back Expiring Soon

Hotels.com statement credit through amex offers expiring 2/28/2017

Hotels.com statement credit through amex offers expiring 2/28/2017

Get a one-time statement credit by using your enrolled card to spend $50+ in one or more transactions at www.hotels.com by 2/28/2017.

This offer came out on January 30 through the American Express website.

To find out how to load this offer to your card(s) read this great guide: http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/complete-guide-amex-offers/

Make sure to read the sections that cover loading an offer on multiple cards if you have more than one AMEX card.

Why Hotels.com?  You won't (most likely) get Elite Credit for this stay, so why?
Because sometimes it's the best deal (and with 1 free night after 10 nights stayed) it's good to have in your back pocket in case your chain(s) of choice don't have a great deal.

Also, it's 20% off which is hard to beat in any case.

For the record, I purchased two $50 gift cards.  One with SPG AMEX and one with AMEX Platinum.