I mentioned last month that now is the best time to status match / challenge with Delta since it gives you the longest time as an elite after you earn your challenge. Well, there is an amazing run I found from Hawaii in 1st class for under 7CPM that can earn your challenge on just ONE weekend trip. Sure you have to get to Hawaii to start this but a few days in the islands on either side of the run does not sound all that bad to me! 😉
The next one is the latest 5000 point Skybonus deal for July. It is 5k that has been, for the most part, the norm for a long time. I hope Delta will bring back some of the larger Skybonus deals they had in the past, but for now this is it.
TopCashBack is down to 2% for now on gift cards and the less than reliable BigCrumbs is 1.8% but BeFrugal is paying out 2.5% and seems to the be current best since the Barclays Arrival shopping portal is not playing along for now. ICYMI I would avoid all discount codes as they currently tend to void the cash back. You should have no problem with the “free” aka $99/yr shipping option if you have paid for that as it is not a code.
Lastly you still have a little over a day for a shot at a free ticket and hotel for the sold out Chicago Seminars 2014. I cannot wait to see so many old and new faces this year at the top frequent flyer event each year!
Any other news or deal bits we should know about this week? Please share in the comments below!- René
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